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Don't Turn a Blind Eye (

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/500 second F/10.0 ISO 200 85 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

morgan from canyon Country, United States

It doesn't much more perfect than this.

27 Feb 2012 5:09am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente captura urbana...como ya nos tienes acostunbrados!!!

27 Feb 2012 5:20am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Ce viel homme qui fait le No du natel quelle position et scène sueprbe compo.
Belle journée

27 Feb 2012 6:41am

Chriss from Saint Paul, Reunion

T'es vraiment trop forte ! bravo pour cette photo.

27 Feb 2012 6:44am

Lokesh from Hyderabad, India

a very very very intelligently created frame.... a very good capture...

27 Feb 2012 6:50am

@Lokesh: he he ... hey, I did not have time to think of an intelligent frame ;) it just came out like that in an instant :) thanks a lot

Loukas from Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece

Very nice idea and shot Mariana

27 Feb 2012 6:54am

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

I bet he has lots of tips ........... ;-))
Excellent capture!!

27 Feb 2012 7:13am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb capture and fantastic composition Mariana

27 Feb 2012 8:03am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5****

27 Feb 2012 8:05am

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

A great capture Mariana!

27 Feb 2012 8:07am

Eric Laforgue from Ivry sur Seine, France

Composition pleine d'humour, bien vu.

27 Feb 2012 8:25am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Great find, wonder presentation:)

27 Feb 2012 8:35am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Supposed to be wonderful presentation LOL!

27 Feb 2012 8:36am

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Excellent catch, makes me smile.

27 Feb 2012 8:40am

d.apskos from Orléans, France

Bel instantané, contraste et lumière toujours aussi parfaits.
Humour bien traité

27 Feb 2012 8:42am

Pedro Alves from Porto, Portugal

Very strong, very street. Great photo!

27 Feb 2012 8:46am

Lucie Pao from In My Dreams, France

Je suis très émue par ta photo et ce contraste incroyable entre la personne âgée et la technologie.
Une image très puissante.

27 Feb 2012 9:29am

@Lucie Pao: thanks Lucie ;)

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Wow Mariana, a perfect streetscené and photo.

27 Feb 2012 10:02am

Yves from Isserpent, France

Une image très forte !
Bravo !

27 Feb 2012 10:13am

Monik from PARIS, France

Ooooh, quel oeil tu as...Bravissimo !!!

27 Feb 2012 10:22am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Stunning composition and allegory - the images in our world overwhelm us - as with this fragile figure in the street.

27 Feb 2012 10:40am

@Stephen: thanks Stephen ;)

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Waouh ,a great timing !! Congrats and beautiful b&w !!

27 Feb 2012 10:58am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Ein Ausgezeichnetes Foto.

27 Feb 2012 10:59am

Putter from Brugge, Belgium

Superb. :))

27 Feb 2012 11:04am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

impressive B&W

27 Feb 2012 11:17am

omid from mashhad, Iran


27 Feb 2012 11:31am

Z from Shanghai, China

Great !! Subtle composition, beautiful black!

27 Feb 2012 11:39am

gautam from new delhi, India

very well apt

27 Feb 2012 11:50am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

What a composition!

27 Feb 2012 11:56am

Frida from Sweden

Excellently seen and composed. Love this!

27 Feb 2012 12:19pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Amazing composition. Perfect capture. Great. :)

27 Feb 2012 12:22pm

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

first, it´s amazing how rich in contrast this compo is, and how clear you seperate the different shades from b to w! i like this compo 'cause its contraditcion, the message not to turn a blind eye in combination with this crime stopping initiative and the expression here, that you are being watched! well seen and fantastic first upload this week!

27 Feb 2012 12:23pm

@klausZ: if you take another look you will see how all things go together well .. i do not see this contradiction :) this old man is picking his phone and calling crime stoppers .....thx Klaus !

Sido from Seville, Spain

Great street shot and superb black and white. Well done.

27 Feb 2012 12:48pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Irony and wit...rather large antenna for a phone? ; ] best…jf

27 Feb 2012 1:29pm

Kat from Lorraine, France

Excellent ce contraste,
j'adore cette scene :)

27 Feb 2012 1:53pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Great timing and superb composition !

27 Feb 2012 2:09pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wonderful combination of elements here, Mariana.

27 Feb 2012 2:12pm

Marc L. from Auvergne, France

Excellent, j'adore ! :-D

27 Feb 2012 2:26pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A perfect juxtapositon. Gorgeous B&W processing.

27 Feb 2012 2:27pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

"....and then when I press this button, World Domination will be mine, muah ha ha ha (evil laugh)"

cracking shot Mariana

27 Feb 2012 2:33pm

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

One more time ...

27 Feb 2012 3:28pm

Aly from Annen, Afghanistan

Very string street photo!

27 Feb 2012 3:37pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Perfect captured the right timing. very nice photo.

27 Feb 2012 3:45pm

mikko from Helsinki, Finland

Excellent capture.

27 Feb 2012 3:53pm

Bruno F from France

That's an incredible composition ! Such a fantastic timing, wow !!!

27 Feb 2012 4:03pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

This man using his phone just as he's passing by a crime stoppers billboard, well seen Mariana! Always good to have your camera ready. 5*****stars!

27 Feb 2012 4:05pm

Philou04 from Manosque, France

Perfect ! There's no other word. 5*****
I particularily appreciate the B&W use despite the "Colorama" word on the shot.

27 Feb 2012 4:09pm

@Philou04: he he .. who cares for colorama ;)

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

It is really great one, incredible instant. Nice day *****.

27 Feb 2012 4:12pm

Lydia.Dd from de partout et de nulle part, France

I like this shot a lot Mariana ! Reminds me one of my pictures on Am3 :

27 Feb 2012 4:34pm

@Lydia.Dd: cannot open it ... error occurs !

Lydia.Dd from de partout et de nulle part, France

Sorry , I don't know how to do that ! It's my picture of : 23 July 2011 , same subject than yours .

27 Feb 2012 4:55pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

excellent 5 *****

27 Feb 2012 5:08pm

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Great capture, oh, if all citizens were so diligent

27 Feb 2012 5:23pm

@Christine: that would not be good :)

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Great capture.

27 Feb 2012 5:35pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Once again your keen eye for irony comes shining through.

27 Feb 2012 6:03pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

my dear Mariana, some days I think the streets are made ​​for you, bravo, one kiss

27 Feb 2012 6:11pm

Oiva from Turku, Finland

a really great photo, I like a lot of black and white images
, in the past nostalgy,supers:)) haleja.

27 Feb 2012 6:20pm

franz from Baden, Austria

another legendary and multi-layered (if you like it or not ... ;-)) street shot of yours, mariana! i wonder if the old man is just calling a taxi, or asking his wife if lunch is ready, or if he's really reporting a crime ...

27 Feb 2012 6:21pm

@franz: maybe he is just adding this phone number into his phone book, to call crime stoppers when he gets home. he needs to complain against his neighbor who tortured his dog ;) not a bad imagination, ha ? oh, and TIPS is not so bad . I heard that one mother got $2,000.00 for reporting her own son and his friend for some bad did !

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Ho, ho, ho. I am stunned! Unbelievable! Besides.... can you imagine that the man is committing a cyber-crime with his smart phone?.

27 Feb 2012 7:04pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful juxtaposition here Mariana! Looks like grandpa needs to have his eyes checked! Well seen and captured! ;-))

27 Feb 2012 7:12pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Ein großartiges und aussagekräftiges Bild ! Genial !

27 Feb 2012 7:30pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

It surely is not easy to use mobile phones, if vision is poor.

27 Feb 2012 8:03pm

pascale from Brussels, Belgium

wonderfull how you saw this and captured this moment
I really love your work

27 Feb 2012 8:08pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

J'aime beaucoup, vraiment bien vu

27 Feb 2012 8:11pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Oh wow! How oddly coincidental! You were at the right place at the right time! Nice contrasts in this B&W composition!

27 Feb 2012 8:16pm

bahman parandin from kermanshah, Iran

Wow....great shot with nice composition.

27 Feb 2012 8:33pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

This is a very good street photo.

27 Feb 2012 8:36pm

Hanry from Castricum, Netherlands

Fantastic picture with a story in itself. Beautiful work.

27 Feb 2012 9:18pm

Ddo from Verdun, France

Just excellent !

27 Feb 2012 9:23pm

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Me gusta tu nuevo diseño.
Tus últimos trabajos son fantásticos.Siempre veo tus fotos aunque casi no tengo tiempo para escribir.
Saludos Mariana.

27 Feb 2012 9:28pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

A great capture.

27 Feb 2012 9:41pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

A very clever shot and perfect capture! Two thumbs up!

27 Feb 2012 9:51pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

hihi .. great photo, mariana! :-))

27 Feb 2012 9:53pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Tes photos ne peuvent me laisser indifférent.

27 Feb 2012 9:55pm

Gérard from Tours, France

formidable concours de circonstance, tu as l'oeil très expérimenté Bravo

27 Feb 2012 10:07pm

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

Cette scène est absolument géniale !

27 Feb 2012 10:17pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This b&w is fantastic. The shades are just so crisp! What a wonderful image! It is perfect. You have such great timing!

27 Feb 2012 11:17pm

Rafael from North Miami, United States

This shot is excellent, going further in just a picture also excellent B&W choice.

28 Feb 2012 1:04am

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Fabulous scene, really a great capture, could not be more appropriate !!! Well seen...

28 Feb 2012 1:25am

Agus Haryono from Mataram, Indonesia

Great capture as usual Mariana.

28 Feb 2012 6:02am

Hossein saharnaz from Iran

harmony has made stunning positio Mariana......

28 Feb 2012 7:29am

Stefanie from Paris, France

Perfect capture.

28 Feb 2012 8:23am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Love it

28 Feb 2012 8:35am

Navin Harish from Noida, India

This is an awesome shot. The composition is great and great timing too to get a man struggling with the keypad of his phone

28 Feb 2012 12:46pm

Pastelle from Lyon, France

Fantastique l'opposition des deux personnages. Respect.

28 Feb 2012 2:06pm

Emma.b from ivry, France

So good ! So funny !

28 Feb 2012 4:50pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India


29 Feb 2012 7:01am

You Know Me from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

What a brilliant shot. Love the framing.

1 Mar 2012 7:12pm

@You Know Me: you are funny ;)

Ol from Nice Bushes, Germany

just perfect!!!

2 Mar 2012 9:37am

Susan from Sausalito, United States

a wonderful juxtaposition.....such innocence under the scary!

4 Mar 2012 1:16am

cajera from France

Quelle fabuleuse évolution ce vieux monsieur a connu entre le début du siècle dernier et aujourd'hui.
Du téléphone à manivelle pour appeler une opératrice (dans les années 1910), en passant par le téléphone à cadran (1920) puis par le téléphone sans fil dans les années 1990 pour finir avec son petit téléphone cellulaire.
Pratique pour garder un numéro et appeler en cas de danger

7 Mar 2012 6:40pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Une qualité d'image époustouflante.

7 Mar 2012 7:48pm

1/500 second
ISO 200
85 mm