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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

Loukas from Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece

This is an excellent timing Mariana. Bravo!

24 Apr 2012 5:12am

ceanothe from france, France

A beautiful picture !

24 Apr 2012 5:58am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

May be you have a big big faith to find such scenes !! Incredible , Phil

24 Apr 2012 6:00am

PATRICK from miramas, France


24 Apr 2012 6:12am

Z from Shanghai, China

great capture of this dramatic moment

24 Apr 2012 6:39am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

beautiful capture and strong too in B&W

24 Apr 2012 6:42am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Two extremes in one image - excellent.

24 Apr 2012 7:29am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

It seems to be immersed in deep meditation instead of "cyclist" it's cool. Superb image. Mariana nice day.

24 Apr 2012 7:33am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great timing...GREAT!!

24 Apr 2012 7:38am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I do not know what to say about your pictures Mariana because your black and white are always perfectly composed and intense

24 Apr 2012 7:55am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

awesome street photo

24 Apr 2012 8:05am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Wonderful capture, superbly composed

24 Apr 2012 8:07am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Great !

24 Apr 2012 8:34am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Ah Mariana! What amazing encounter! Surreal, almost! And yet a framing that leaves me smug!

24 Apr 2012 8:38am

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

A strong comparison!
Very striking that "faith" word on his bag .............

24 Apr 2012 9:06am

Bruno F from France

Great black and White, and an unexpecting encounter !

24 Apr 2012 9:11am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Beautiful capture and strong b/w processing

24 Apr 2012 9:14am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

rencontre improbable...l'un trop près du sol, l'autre trop loin...

24 Apr 2012 10:07am

STEED from D, France

MAGNIFIQUE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

24 Apr 2012 10:16am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Extremes, he may need faith to make it day by day?:)

24 Apr 2012 11:04am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Such a contrast - well seen, Mariana. Hope you're enjoying yourself in Cuba.

24 Apr 2012 11:17am

Jacqueline from Montréal, Canada

So I just you are in Cuba... I'm pretty sure you are going to bring back so many pictures... I'm curious to see.
I'm back from Mexico +30 to Montréal + 0...

24 Apr 2012 1:02pm

Stephane.D from In my head, France

hello Mariana, heureux de parcourir à nouveau ta superbe et toujours aussi riche galerie, à chaque fois la vie que tu captes avec cœur nous comble à juste propos et toujours avec ce savant respect que tu y mets, un très grand partage, superbe ;)

24 Apr 2012 3:10pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Excellent capture.

24 Apr 2012 3:23pm

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Deux destins se croisent!

24 Apr 2012 3:28pm

Yves from Isserpent, France

Très joli cadrage !

24 Apr 2012 3:37pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

The contrast between the cyclist and the man on the bench is superb!
Well done Mariana!

24 Apr 2012 4:07pm

Khalil from Beyrouth, Lebanon

Une scène d'un très fort contraste d'attitudes, d'expressions, de sentiments inerne. L'excellent N&B rehausse encore le message fort de ce cliché.

24 Apr 2012 4:19pm

cajera from France

These two men living in two different worlds come together in their marginality.
One, probably homeless, living on the margins of society.
The other, the cyclist, lives in a world hig tech but his position for cycling is marginal compared to conventional postions.

24 Apr 2012 4:52pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Great capture. Very nice in B&W. And a strong comparison. And the title ... you are pretty sharp, Mariana. I like it. :)

24 Apr 2012 5:29pm

Véronique from Here & Now, France

Superbe comme d hab ! Avec pour celui ci une tres belle illustration de deux personnes assises l une en mouvement l autre pas ... Une photo qui nous fait aussi réfléchir pas qu admirer ...

24 Apr 2012 5:54pm

RSB from Portland, OR, United States

Contrasts! Wow!

24 Apr 2012 6:05pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

as always, a great eye to find contrasts.

24 Apr 2012 8:26pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

that's one weird bike he's riding.. :) nice capture!

24 Apr 2012 8:47pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic capture! Wonderful contrast.

24 Apr 2012 8:56pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

We have to everyday faith. Nice capture.

24 Apr 2012 9:27pm

Hanry from Castricum, Netherlands

Lovely composition, the rider looks exactly the right direction! Well seen that man right faith is carrying

24 Apr 2012 9:29pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Well seen, great street capture and fantastic b/w!

24 Apr 2012 10:21pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Two world's colliding figuratively. A dramatic capture.

25 Apr 2012 3:21am

Lokesh from Hyderabad, India

nice composition M.....

25 Apr 2012 4:22am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

I'm not sure if I found faith in this image, but I fully understand you pressed shutter button in great timing !

25 Apr 2012 11:17am

Joke from Leuven, Belgium

I hope he believed in something, how else should he live?

25 Apr 2012 2:12pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & wonderful!

26 Apr 2012 9:42am

Jacques L from BIDART, France

Deux styles bien mis en valeur, et quels beaux traitements de monochrome. Superbe scène de vie.

30 Apr 2012 4:51pm

1/320 second
ISO 400
100 mm