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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

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Fantastic composition! I like the interaction between observers look and cyclist

22 May 2012 5:46am

Lokesh from Hyderabad, India

this morning/evening light looks good in this frame... it would have looked awesome in color though... :)

22 May 2012 6:07am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Well seen and captured.

22 May 2012 6:14am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Who is observing who, that's the question !

22 May 2012 6:15am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Envious of his mode of transport I'll bet ! Superb image Mariana

22 May 2012 6:21am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Something very charming about this scene.
Love how those two well bundled folks on the bench are so intensely interested !

22 May 2012 6:25am

PATRICK from miramas, France


22 May 2012 6:29am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

I like this shot!

22 May 2012 6:41am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Greg Lemond still has supporters !! Lovely ! Phil

22 May 2012 6:47am

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

belle composition

22 May 2012 7:14am

Aigleloup from Rebecq, Belgium

Très belle image et très belle observation

22 May 2012 7:28am

gerard1948 from Spain

Un très bon cadrage pour une superbe photo.

22 May 2012 7:31am

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

Well spotted and captured!
Looks like a cold day ...........

22 May 2012 8:04am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Avec la colonne recouverte des affiches ce cycliste qui passe quelle scène et compo sueprbe.
Belle journée

22 May 2012 9:03am

PhotoAttraction from Porto, Portugal

Nice b&w.
"Observers" from both sides...

22 May 2012 9:14am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Nice picture on a cold day

22 May 2012 10:06am

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

I like this city image

22 May 2012 10:30am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Funny capture.:-)

22 May 2012 11:47am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

nice treatment

22 May 2012 12:11pm

B.Sully from Surf City, United States

Lovely shot! Observers observing the observer? :)

22 May 2012 1:27pm

klausz from Austria

i´m really a fan of your bw processing style, with beautiful contrasts and shades and also this slight colour cast! superb!

22 May 2012 1:48pm

mahdi from mazandaran, Iran

I know the moment the most important factor in everything, particularly photography
Recorded moment that you see all the meaning that it is time for the moment will be
We take photos when we actually stop time

22 May 2012 2:27pm

@mahdi: cool ! now I would like to know what this text has to do with my image

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

I suppose an adult trike is unusual enough to warrant a long look! :-) Nice observation on your part resulting in a very successful image.

22 May 2012 2:43pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

It's cold but, they are checking things out anyway. I like that guy pedaling by on his trike.

22 May 2012 3:33pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

I wonder...are they looking at the old man on the trike or are they looking at the lady taking the photo of the old man on the trike? ;-))
Wonderful shot! Well seen Mariana!

22 May 2012 3:39pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

das war eine gute Erfindung diese Dreiräder für ältere Leute.
Die Szene ist gut beobachtet. Gute Tonung.

22 May 2012 3:51pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Very nice street shot.

22 May 2012 3:57pm

cajera from France

Excellent this bike. Less risk of falling for this old man . The bike safely. It does not leave indifferent and probably becomes the center of interest in the street.

22 May 2012 4:00pm

@cajera: Right . first time in a city I see this old Chinese guy with this kind of bike :) A reason why I took this image with those two funny guys on a bench ;)

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Those guys would probably like a go on this gentlemans bike. Excellent B&W

22 May 2012 4:58pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great scene Mariana !!

22 May 2012 5:15pm

@Eric C.: thx eric . I appreciate your visit even on days when you do not post a new image !

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Very nice street shot, I like his (strange) bike... Well seen ! Have a lovely day :)

22 May 2012 5:17pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & interesting!

22 May 2012 5:23pm

Victoria from Sweden

Very nice... I like this picture!!

22 May 2012 6:30pm

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Image lumineuse mais il fait apparemment encore frisquet !
Bonne fin de journée!

22 May 2012 6:35pm

franz from Baden, Austria

love the slanting sunlight here ... interesting to see they have nothing else to do in the cold that sit and watch ...

22 May 2012 7:20pm

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Et même les deux gros yeux de la benne à verre!

22 May 2012 7:32pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Interesting street scene and nice bike. Great shot with fabulous light and contrasts !!!

22 May 2012 7:50pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

I look at your photographs, hoping that they might have life,
waiting to see how they move their characters,
're wonderful Marian, a kiss

22 May 2012 8:02pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great capture! Fantastic b/w!

22 May 2012 8:43pm

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Very interesting street shot. Very beautiful light and b/w contrasts.

22 May 2012 10:35pm

Z from Shanghai, China

Wonderful capture, Mariana...superb b&w as always:)

22 May 2012 10:37pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

superb tones

22 May 2012 10:58pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic b&w! If only they knew that they were being observed! Great capture!

22 May 2012 11:27pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful mood in this shot Mariana! Well seen and captured! ;-)

23 May 2012 1:49am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

I think the observers are observing the photographer taking the picture! ;-) Great amount of contrasts in this B&W compo!

23 May 2012 2:46am

Hossein Saharnaz from Ahvaz, Iran

nice B.and W. shot .have a good time

23 May 2012 3:14am

LauraS from Chico, United States

Very nice.

23 May 2012 3:36am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

really nice black and white.Has a nice tone to it.

23 May 2012 5:00am

Marcie from Newton, United States

Such a wonderfully ordinary moment. Well done!

25 May 2012 11:27am

rian from Vestavia Hills, United States

must be cold.. i'd rather be biking instead of sitting down..

26 May 2012 4:43pm

1/500 second
ISO 400
150 mm