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"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

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Très pensive cette dame avec un bel éclairage sur son visage, suepr compo
Belle journée

21 Mar 2012 6:11am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5****

21 Mar 2012 6:17am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

You've captured this lady during a very pensive moment. The light on her face is just right. Great image Mariana.

21 Mar 2012 7:19am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

What a man thinks, thinks the world or is it your own idea in mind. Something important, at least.

21 Mar 2012 7:31am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

The framing is powerful.
She seems desperate by what he's telling her ...

21 Mar 2012 8:06am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Superb light for this stunning frame Mariana.

21 Mar 2012 8:09am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

It seems to be much thoughtful, magnificent portrait superbly of contrasts. Mariana nice day.

21 Mar 2012 8:29am

Göran from Skanör, Sweden

As always, a very good portrait. Sure she does not have a tooth-ache?

21 Mar 2012 8:48am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Now I'll always wonder

21 Mar 2012 9:32am

Monik from PARIS, France

Un superbe N&B bien contrasté qui tragéfie l'expression préoccupée de son visage...
Un excellent portrait, Mariana!
Bonne journée!

21 Mar 2012 10:15am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb capture !

21 Mar 2012 10:49am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

We share her moment of sorrow - powerful image with many possible stories to tell.

21 Mar 2012 11:05am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Yes, a very sad feel to this shot, Mariana. Her troubles are etched into her expression.

21 Mar 2012 11:26am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

she seems occupied in her mind

21 Mar 2012 11:42am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

great portrait full of uncertainty

21 Mar 2012 11:54am

Sam from Chennai, India

Great portrait. Perfect capture of her expressions. Very powerful frame. :)

21 Mar 2012 11:59am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Such sadness perfectly framed

21 Mar 2012 12:45pm

Khalil from Beirut, Lebanon

Magnifique effet de la lumière sur le visage de le corps de cette dame bien pensive et prise dans ses idées.

21 Mar 2012 2:13pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

It seemed somethings happen to them, the wonan was unhappy he's feaving...

21 Mar 2012 2:49pm

Willie from Netherlands

A pensive look .... nice black / white, beautiful composition!

21 Mar 2012 2:53pm

Farnaz.m from tehran, Iran

very nice :)

21 Mar 2012 3:23pm

David Ahrens from Roseville, California, United States

A very nice emotional capture. Good use of monochrome.

21 Mar 2012 3:38pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

I really love this shot! Lost in her thoughts, worried about what she's leaving behind.
The light on her face is superb! 5*****stars! Well done Mariana!

21 Mar 2012 3:49pm

@Don Levesque: a man is standing in front of her, ready to leave ...or maybe to leave her . thx Don !

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Un visage plein de détresse.

21 Mar 2012 4:21pm

Yves from Isserpent, France

Un portrait magnifique, Bravo !

21 Mar 2012 4:41pm

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

great expressional portrait - very well done

21 Mar 2012 5:30pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

The expression fantastic photographed.

21 Mar 2012 5:34pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Such concern and loss she seems to feel. I, too, must mention the perfect light on her face. A superb image.

21 Mar 2012 5:43pm

Pixim from Nice, France

Your B&W is completed, and your focus exactly. The expression of the character is disturbing, and your composition adds for that purpose of perplexity by integrating this human dark mass without more definition

21 Mar 2012 6:09pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

fantastic blw mary, genial

21 Mar 2012 6:21pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb capture

21 Mar 2012 6:27pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Excellent framing on this magnificent portrait !!!

21 Mar 2012 7:11pm

Hanry from Castricum, Netherlands

Beautiful portrait, you can read the feelings of her face. Beautiful lighting on her face.

21 Mar 2012 7:40pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

It looks like an expression of sadness. Fantastic image!

21 Mar 2012 8:05pm

franz from Baden, Austria

wow, the look of loss and grief and bleak thoughts is mesmerising ...
(or perhaps it's all in my head !!!)

21 Mar 2012 8:21pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great capture of her sadness ~ a very emotional photo!

21 Mar 2012 8:51pm

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Excellente expression et le geste accentue ce que l'on interprète comme une personne ayant des ennuis!
Bonne fin de journée chal-heureuse!

21 Mar 2012 9:12pm

Christine from Iseste, France

Tes n&b sont toujours d'une grande qualité...

21 Mar 2012 9:28pm

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

A nice close-up shot on the expression of this woman who apparently abandoned by man, already almost out of context!
Well ... Actually, maybe she is waiting for the bus for a long time, and she wondered if she would not have done better to go on a bike! :)

21 Mar 2012 9:39pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Excellent lighting! Great capture!

21 Mar 2012 10:27pm

Gérard Méry from Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire, France

Soit elle est triste, soit elle a mal aux dents...ou les deux !!!!

21 Mar 2012 11:03pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Definitely some strong emotions here Mariana! Nicely captured! ;-)

21 Mar 2012 11:31pm

Gabriela from Bucharest, Romania

So meny feelings! Beautiful composition!

22 Mar 2012 6:58am

cajera from France

May be, she has just ache tooth.

22 Mar 2012 9:06pm

Bruno F from France

A little bit sad...

22 Mar 2012 10:06pm

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

A photo that I wanted to do, for the quality of black and white, the composition also

23 Mar 2012 6:46am

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Great expressional portrait! Nice compo, I like.

23 Mar 2012 9:41pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Beautiful! Such a wonderful..honest expression.

24 Mar 2012 6:24pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

dans ses pensées.

31 Mar 2012 9:04pm