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Life Happening - I Will Because I Can

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 7 May 2012 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

On May 5th around noon I was in 'Casablanca Bookshop' !
Amazing what you can find here for just a few bucks !

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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

Lokesh from Hyderabad, India

nice shot....

7 May 2012 5:10am

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

Sad atmosphere. Annierita

7 May 2012 5:37am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

You sure find the faces. nice color shot.

7 May 2012 5:45am

gerard1948 from Spain

a good photo, in the tradition of street photographers.

7 May 2012 5:48am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

but he looks a bit bored, think he found nothing.
but a great shot indeed.

7 May 2012 5:55am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super x 5 - well done

7 May 2012 5:55am

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

I like the composition, the scenery with the bear at the background and the man's expression

7 May 2012 5:57am

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

A wonderful shop!

7 May 2012 6:18am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

great frame & effect

7 May 2012 6:23am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

He looks like a (string) puppet with the lines on the wall

7 May 2012 6:24am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Meeting with himdelf , superb ! Phil

7 May 2012 6:30am

Khalil from Beyrouth, Lebanon

Une expression qui ne déborde pas d'enthousiasme et d'entrain. Très belle prise.

7 May 2012 6:55am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Terrific capture and great processing Mariana, makes a superb image

7 May 2012 7:12am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

This is a portrait to ponder. Good job !!

7 May 2012 7:16am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Nice shot and also nicely framed.

7 May 2012 7:19am

klausz from Kufstein, Austria

well .... he could be the advertising character for the sector of mental coaches!! ;-)

7 May 2012 7:25am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

A superb portrait and a magnificent reflection. Great composition. Mariana nice day.

7 May 2012 7:35am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Looks like Movie Character .....great work.

7 May 2012 7:39am

Aigleloup from Rebecq, Belgium

Bonjour Marianna,

Très belle photo de la vie.
Mais qu'est ce qu'il a l'air triste ce Monsieur.


7 May 2012 7:44am

PATRICK from miramas, France


7 May 2012 8:12am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

he has large ears :-)

7 May 2012 8:35am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wow - amazing framing and compelling image, Mariana. The figure makes a strong impact along with some of the text we can read in the background - "I will".

7 May 2012 8:40am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

The expression is terrific !

7 May 2012 8:55am

Yves from Isserpent, France

Dédoublement !

7 May 2012 9:23am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Wunderbar mit der Spiegelung.

7 May 2012 9:59am

ripple from Nottingham, United Kingdom

excellent capture - for a minute I saw a buddhist monk in the thumbnail

7 May 2012 11:09am

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Really appealing, composition and treatment.

7 May 2012 11:11am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Niiiiiice, love the bald head he looks like he's seen better days though

7 May 2012 12:08pm

VitaminK from Mumbai, India

brilliant image...his eyes are emoting ...can feel his sadness

7 May 2012 12:16pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

An incredable double image. I wonder if he ever dreamed of playing like Mark Messier?

7 May 2012 1:11pm

Gianfranco Calzarano from Cagliari, Italy

Amo molto, quando posso, apprezzare questi lavori fotografici.
Creare elementi di discontinuità .......
Il "classicismo esasperato ... stanca........
Una ricerca la tua di "depistare" farti trovare nel TUO mondo.

7 May 2012 2:22pm

@Gianfranco Calzarano: thanks Gianfranco ;)

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

always wonderful scene of life ,mariana !
kiss !

7 May 2012 2:54pm

@marc battault: hey Marc. Nice to see you after long , long time ;)

mseguid from Es Castell-Menorca-I Balears, Spain

Impresive. Well done

7 May 2012 3:12pm

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Bien vu ! Bonne journée

7 May 2012 3:18pm

Mijnnikonenik from Leuven, Belgium

Hè has no other choice...

7 May 2012 4:26pm

@Mijnnikonenik: we all have choices in life.

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful shot. And a great title from the books in the image. So sharp ... Love it. :)

7 May 2012 4:35pm

Thierry Masson from orly, France

so sad

7 May 2012 5:31pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

He look so sad....

7 May 2012 5:44pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Amazing capture.

7 May 2012 5:57pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

A beautiful I wish I could visit that bookshop! Nice capture!

7 May 2012 6:12pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great image and effect, love the words from the book too ~ very creative!

7 May 2012 6:56pm

STEED from D, France

Strong Character,it seems.......A nice Portrait of Yours...

7 May 2012 7:19pm

philippe from moselle, France

il partage sa tristesse avec son clone, étrange effet de dédoublement !!!

7 May 2012 7:24pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An interesting face and place. The bookshop looks like a cool place for bargains.

7 May 2012 9:30pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic capture! The colors are incredible. I love his expression.

7 May 2012 10:16pm

Z from Shanghai, China

Amazing portrait!!!

7 May 2012 10:22pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

This man has an expression of great sadness on his face. Wonderful capture, great colors !!!

7 May 2012 10:25pm

Maria from California, United States

the 2 men look very much alike, as if they are twins or simply the same man few seconds before, unless that's some sort of a mirror or reflection...
Regardless, nice photo

8 May 2012 12:25am

@Maria: maybe they are twins .. I do not know ;) thx Maria

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A great day in the life style picture Mariana! Well done! ;-)

8 May 2012 2:15am

B.Sully from Surf City, United States

lovely shot! The book covers are so completely random, grizzly bears, mark messier, and medieval women... very eclectic reading. I love it!

8 May 2012 3:01am

Loukas from Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece

Interesting place and people. Look like twins

8 May 2012 5:10am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Didn´t know that men are so cheap in Waterloo. Sorry for that one :.)
Great capture and so well suited for Life Happening theme.

8 May 2012 6:06am

@larans: cheap men !!!??? what do you mean by this ?

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

extraordinaria, always mary

8 May 2012 3:08pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!

8 May 2012 8:48pm

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

La tristesse se lit dans ses yeux , quel instantané encore Mariana

8 May 2012 9:41pm

rian from Vestavia Hills, United States

looks like twins! :)

9 May 2012 12:56am

Stephane.D from Limoges, France

comme un écho, une résonance, génial ;)

9 May 2012 9:40am

Ol from Nice Bushes, Germany

what a resignative expression... priceless!

9 May 2012 11:55am

cajera from France

Il semble totalement dépité

9 May 2012 4:49pm

franz from Baden, Austria

mesmerising ... almost like a double exposure! the feeling i have when i look at this man is "deep sadness" ...

10 May 2012 6:25pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Didn't find what he was looking for.
Great shot Mariana!

10 May 2012 6:31pm

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

your titles are as wonderful as your images

15 May 2012 8:07am

domlortha from Roanne, France

What a mood! Brilliant shot, very expressive with the twin of the man coming in the picture. I like it.
Have a nice day.

20 Jun 2012 2:39pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/25 second
ISO 200
13 mm