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I Know It's Spring When.....

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/400 second F/8.0 ISO 400 105 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

PATRICK from miramas, France

splendid 5****

27 Mar 2012 5:06am

Loukas from Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece

Looks so lost in his thoughts. Nice b&w Mariana

27 Mar 2012 5:07am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

quel captage de ce personnage devant la facade comme il marche quel cpatage et effet.
Berlle journée

27 Mar 2012 5:16am

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

Head bowed in prayer perhaps? I like the way his head is illuminated as he heads into the shadow of the tree.

27 Mar 2012 5:20am

Lokesh from Hyderabad, India

the reflection, the shadow, the mood and the sharpness... all excellent...

27 Mar 2012 5:46am

Jaap from Heerenveen, Netherlands

Looking to this picture gives some mixed feelings. The sadness of the figure and the beauty of the sunlight.
Interesting image.

27 Mar 2012 6:25am

Khalil from Beyrouth, Lebanon

Excellent rendu de ce beau N&. Très belle composition autour de ce personnage qui donne l'impression de ne pas être très convaincu de sa marche.

27 Mar 2012 6:38am

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

Lovely textures and shadows!
I hope this man had a nice day ...............

27 Mar 2012 6:46am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Amazing shot ! He seems having many springs on his shoulders ! Phil

27 Mar 2012 6:57am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Exceptional frame

27 Mar 2012 7:05am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

When Edwyn is out ?

27 Mar 2012 7:13am

@Gérard Beullac: Yes ! I am glad you got it . You know, winter is cold and long here ( not this year though) and very often I think where are my favorite characters of the city, are they in a warm shelter, if they going to survive this winter ... and when Spring comes I am somehow happy to see them again on the streets. Recently I heard that Robert died.

Emmeji from France

Jolie compo, j'aime beaucoup !

27 Mar 2012 7:15am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Great tree shadow (like it) in this nice picture

27 Mar 2012 8:16am

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

Tes photos de rues sont magnifiques, on dirait que le poids du monde pèse sur ses épaules ...

27 Mar 2012 9:16am

@Gérard Méry: comment dialog-box does not open at your page, Gerard !

Yves from Isserpent, France

Le poids du temps !

27 Mar 2012 9:32am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

The years seem to be increasingly hard to bear! Magnificent B & W and contrasts of sublime. Mariana nice day.

27 Mar 2012 9:42am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

seems to be carrying a burden on his shoulders

27 Mar 2012 9:57am

PhotoAttraction from Porto, Portugal

..when everybody sneezes :)
Great shot.

27 Mar 2012 10:02am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


27 Mar 2012 10:11am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great shot with lots of details....

27 Mar 2012 10:37am

Jason Politte from United States

I love the shadow from the tree - it makes the scene, IMO. It seems like some giant hand getting ready to wrap itself around the man.

27 Mar 2012 10:46am

Pernelle from France

Belle texture de noir et blanc !

27 Mar 2012 10:53am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

même son reflet n'est que partiel, comme s'il avait du mal à exister !!
une image douloureuse...

27 Mar 2012 10:55am

Baldwin J from Bejuma, Venezuela

Wow, nice moment !!

27 Mar 2012 11:07am

Sam from Chennai, India

Lovely composition. Great light and shadow in this powerful B&W image. :)

27 Mar 2012 11:10am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful light and long shadows here Mariana! Well done! ;-)

27 Mar 2012 11:38am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

He seems to have a natural spring to his step - stepping out in the spring sunshine.

27 Mar 2012 11:39am

Punit from Somewhere in, India

This is classic, Mariana! The BW tones and that reflection amidst the tree's shadow add to this photograph so wonderfully well, where the expression of this man walking by is captured so wonderfully well.
Love it!

27 Mar 2012 11:46am

Grandoude from Saint Quentin en Yvelines, France

Nice traitement, I love this B&W with lot of depth and with a contrasted subject!

27 Mar 2012 12:18pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

fantastico el reflejo mariana, un gran b/w

27 Mar 2012 12:24pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Sehr schön mit dem Licht und Schatten. Der Mann sieht ziemlich Nachdenklich aus,

27 Mar 2012 12:35pm

Leyla from Linköping, Sweden

the best

27 Mar 2012 12:42pm

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Yep! When the homeless come out spring has sprung:)

27 Mar 2012 12:44pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Maybe shadows of the tree influenced on him. Excellent shot.

27 Mar 2012 12:57pm

ღ Isa ღ from Vaucluse, France

Cliché original, et plein de sensibilité !

27 Mar 2012 1:22pm

Khashayar from Sari, Iran

very nice shot Mariana!

27 Mar 2012 1:29pm

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

...comme l'arbre, lui aussi il a perdu ses cheveux! Alors avant que ça repousse, le printemps ne sera plus là!
Bonne journée lumineuse et chal-heureuse!

27 Mar 2012 1:48pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

... I can take my hat off ! Lovely image Mariana

27 Mar 2012 2:17pm

franz from Baden, Austria

... when your friends start walking around without their heavy coats!!!
very impressive compo and treatment!!

27 Mar 2012 3:06pm

Willie from Obdam, Netherlands

Your pictures always tell a story. This man enjoys the sun on his bald head. Beautiful in black / white, the shade it off.

27 Mar 2012 3:08pm

Z from Shanghai, China

simply beautiful~ the reflection is cool

27 Mar 2012 3:23pm

Shankey.gopal from Chennai, India

nice effect and it is so thoughtful

27 Mar 2012 3:26pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb composition .

27 Mar 2012 3:54pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

une tres belle composition, bien vu

27 Mar 2012 4:01pm

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Me encantan tus procesados,eres una maestra y como hablan tus fotos.Buen trabajo Mariana.

27 Mar 2012 4:49pm

@Look from Nivelles, Belgium

A very nice B/W meditative composition !
Kind regards

27 Mar 2012 5:04pm

marie-france from Mesves sur Loire, France

Magnifique N&B, j'adore, c'est excellent !

27 Mar 2012 5:11pm

Christine from Iseste, France

Superbe photo. Il a l'air de porter tous les malheurs du monde sur son dos. J'aime beaucoup l'ombre de l'arbre sur la façade. Bonne soirée Mariana

27 Mar 2012 5:11pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great work Mariana, great b&w !!

27 Mar 2012 5:12pm

Pixim from Nice, France

Good evening Mariana, little present, I take time to make you my small comment on this attractive photo. i Love the interaction created between this bright character and this very present shadow. The destitution of the character is as inhaled by the complex shadow, and all this certainly. Thus, once again, a very beautiful direction served by your art of the B&W

27 Mar 2012 5:36pm

@Pixim: oh, thanks for your little present ;)

Ddo from Verdun, France

Un tres beau noir et blanc. mais le printemps ne semble pas le rejouir tant que cela, il marche le dos courbé comme chargé d'un poids si lourd....

27 Mar 2012 5:43pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

I really like the portrait reflections on the door and shadow. excellent capture.

27 Mar 2012 5:51pm

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Nice attitude and bw. One of my favorites

27 Mar 2012 5:52pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful image. I like the light and shadow. After reading your comment to Gerard, I am saddened and sorry that Robert died.

27 Mar 2012 7:53pm

Joke from Leuven, Belgium

This is a great image! It tells us so much!

27 Mar 2012 7:56pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Fantastic contrast and nice street scene.

27 Mar 2012 7:57pm

Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France

Belle composition

27 Mar 2012 7:58pm

Siavash from Babol, Iran

It's Really Eye Catching! That's A Really Good Shot! It's Impressive

27 Mar 2012 8:36pm

@Siavash: thanks :)

Hanry from Castricum, Netherlands

Great shot. It's nice that spring starts for those people. (I understood from the comments what the title meant.)

27 Mar 2012 8:38pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!!!
wonderful shadows!!

27 Mar 2012 8:59pm

cajera from France

L'homme avance d'un pas résigné vers les ombres prêtes à l'absorber.

27 Mar 2012 9:02pm

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

A breakdown to Overblog Mariana who seems repaired .Merci.

27 Mar 2012 9:04pm

@Gérard Méry: yes, I tried again and it was working fine :) regards !

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Great shot with lots of beautiful details. I really like the portrait. Great image.

27 Mar 2012 9:10pm

Bruno F from France

You have a knack for finding unbelievable characters !

27 Mar 2012 9:27pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Wonderful street scene, great details. Light and shadows are wonderful !!! Amazing shot..

27 Mar 2012 10:58pm

kasiaaus from Canberra, Australia

Excellent composition. Very expressive shot.

28 Mar 2012 12:57am

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Superb contrast and detail, walking in the Sun... Nice.

28 Mar 2012 1:02am

PhotOpus from Aix-en-Provence, France

Il n'a pas l'air motivé par le printemps ...

28 Mar 2012 4:57am

rian from vestavia hills, United States

with that expression he has, it feels more like winter.

29 Mar 2012 1:39am

@rian: sorry, you did not understand my title

UweB from SH, Germany

My first impression: He's carrying all the burden of this world. But that's only one impression, he might also be lost in thougt. Nice BW!

29 Mar 2012 10:46am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

a spring flower raises its head into the sun. Cool shot, Mariana.

29 Mar 2012 5:11pm

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

When I feel the sun on my back, what a relief for some as spring appears. Great capture

1 Apr 2012 6:12pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

The shade of that tree is so powerful!! It makes the man so small in this photo... Well seen ;)

1 Apr 2012 7:42pm

Phil David Morris, from Saskatoon, New York, Canada

As age creeps up, our swag sure changes drastically, beautiful photo !~

2 Apr 2012 2:06pm

1/400 second
ISO 400
105 mm