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Now Close The Windows

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/200 second F/5.6 ISO 400 75 mm


"The moment always dictates in my work. What I feel, I do. This is the most important thing for me. Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see. I never calculate or consider; I see a situation and I know that it's right, even if I have to go back to get the proper lighting."
~ Andre Kertesz

Lokesh from Hyderabad, India

Beautiful shot M....

26 Feb 2012 5:43am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Abandoned ? Anyway, I like the old feelings.

26 Feb 2012 5:53am

Loukas from Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece

Very interesting theme and excellent treatment Mariana. I like the coors you have selected

26 Feb 2012 6:03am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

really cool proposal, nice contrast and frame

26 Feb 2012 6:06am

Chetan from Gurgaon, India

What a finding. The colors are crisp and bright. The framing is excellent, and the green algae adds to the environment.

26 Feb 2012 6:13am

PATRICK from miramas, France

splendid 5***

26 Feb 2012 6:33am

pascale from Brussels, Belgium

so sad
you already can imagine what is happening behind :(
wonderfull shot Mariana
have a nice sunday

26 Feb 2012 6:40am

Sophie from Fournets Luisans, France

Very nice !

26 Feb 2012 7:07am

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

Beautiful decay .......
Great textures and tones!!

26 Feb 2012 7:07am

ks from Kanagawa, Japan

the texture is very nice.

26 Feb 2012 7:10am

Marc L. from Auvergne, France

J'aime beaucoup les fenêtres, celles-ci sont très photogéniques, un bon cadrage, de belles couleurs, un traitement adapté, une belle photo en somme, j'adore !

26 Feb 2012 7:14am

Monik from PARIS, France

L' atmosphèr est excellentee...L'imagination s'emballe en admirant ce petit chef d'oeuvre... Quels fantômes hantent cette demeure aux murs décrépits et aux fenêtres aveugles ...on se plait à imaginer un passé prospère et quelques lourds secrets...
Bonne journée, Manola!

26 Feb 2012 7:24am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

One has to wonder, why a window on such a building would be propped open, great textures and tones

26 Feb 2012 8:03am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

he worn out look makes it so nice to see, rural almost

26 Feb 2012 8:06am

Monik from PARIS, France

PS: oups...excuse ma confusion pour le prénom, Mariana! ;-)

26 Feb 2012 8:10am

Sam from Chennai, India

Great find of this old building. Excellent detail. Yes, it is time to close the window. :)

26 Feb 2012 8:30am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Il ne doit pas faire chaud à l'intérieur ! Je te souhaite un agréable dimanche

26 Feb 2012 8:33am

Dubus Michel from CHARLEROI Mont sur Marchienne, Belgium

Joli traitement bravo .

26 Feb 2012 8:45am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Truly sublime with this treatment. Great job. Nice sunday Mariana *****.

26 Feb 2012 9:05am

Yves from Isserpent, France

Ooooh !

26 Feb 2012 9:11am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Quite amazing light and textures. I like the decorative woodwork around the windows. This seems to have been a very tidy place in its day.

26 Feb 2012 9:14am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Just love the processing and composition here

26 Feb 2012 9:20am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastiqeu cadrage au millimètre quelle vielle fenêtre avec ce vert et ces rendus superbe.
Belle journée

26 Feb 2012 9:56am

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

tres belle photo

26 Feb 2012 10:06am

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great texture !!

26 Feb 2012 11:01am

cajera from France

Grandeur d'antan et décadence d'aujourd'hui. Le traitement de l'image augmente cet aspect de décadence. Un beau traitement de l'image

26 Feb 2012 11:16am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

really sad to see buildings left to rot

26 Feb 2012 11:26am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Outstanding textures in this shot Mariana! Nicely captured! ;-)

26 Feb 2012 12:02pm

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Strong, looks like bullet holes and bloodstains on some of the places in the wall?

26 Feb 2012 12:51pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Very beautiful... I love your post-processing work here, it fits so well ! A great atmosphere ! Have a lovely weekend Mariana :)

26 Feb 2012 1:08pm

franz from Baden, Austria

brilliant photo, sad content ... the ravages of time and war !!

26 Feb 2012 1:24pm

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

The textures are absolutely fabulous !

26 Feb 2012 4:06pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Sad feeling....

26 Feb 2012 4:29pm

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

such old buildings have a really fascinating texture and with the perfect treatment you really could 'underline' that! i also like the framing here!

26 Feb 2012 5:30pm

Marcie from United States

Such wonderful layers of textures here. A sadly..evocative image.

26 Feb 2012 5:37pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Wonderful framing & texture. Even in such decay this architecture retains it's unique beauty.

26 Feb 2012 6:19pm

Sujith from Bangalore, India

Nice contrasting colors

26 Feb 2012 7:18pm

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

out of order ;-)
great capture

26 Feb 2012 7:20pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Great textures and tones, nicely framed.

26 Feb 2012 7:24pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

I really like this old facade with those rustical bricks and wooden windows. Very interesting image, great colors and processing !!!!

26 Feb 2012 7:48pm

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

Out of order ........
nice editing Mariana.

26 Feb 2012 7:56pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb and great processing !

26 Feb 2012 8:36pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Gorgeous color and detail. I love old buildings. Just so much history.

26 Feb 2012 8:47pm

Tat à l'oeil from Paris, France

belles textures

26 Feb 2012 10:08pm

Laurent from not far from Lyon, France

superb textures and post processing

26 Feb 2012 10:31pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & interesting details!

26 Feb 2012 10:56pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

mysterious shot, mariana!!

that's what I like! :-))

26 Feb 2012 11:00pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Love the sense of ruin, and your treatment works perfectly with this shot, Mariana.

27 Feb 2012 1:33am

sam from new york, United States

it is sad to see buildings falling apart. wonderful shot

27 Feb 2012 3:29am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Das Haus hat auch schon beesere Zeiten gesehen. Schöne Aufnahme.

27 Feb 2012 10:56am

Philou04 from Manosque, France

Interesting find. Nice framing, textures and I guess a bit of processing.

27 Feb 2012 4:11pm

@Philou04: yes, I love processing my images :) thx a lot

Duck Island Guy from Off the Coast, United States

Is this from your trip back home? Sarajevo? It evokes a feeling of forlorness.

28 Feb 2012 6:30am

Pastelle from Lyon, France

Sourire pour la ressemblance, mais aussi la différence, avec mes photos du jour...

28 Feb 2012 2:07pm

Linda from Riga/Sigulda, Latvia

love the nostalgia for the past here

28 Feb 2012 9:11pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India


29 Feb 2012 7:09am

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique !

4 Mar 2012 4:27pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

nice toning here.. nice shot!

7 Mar 2012 3:47am

1/200 second
ISO 400
75 mm