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What If You Won the Lottery? (seeing silly theme)

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/400 second F/7.1 ISO 400 150 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

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Excellent, I love this picture ..

6 Jul 2012 5:22am

PATRICK from miramas, France

yess excellent 5****

6 Jul 2012 5:37am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

An urban document with many of the elements, including graffitti :)

6 Jul 2012 5:38am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Would be a perfect photo if not for that graffiti, yet amazing, as your work has all the
elements of great work !~ Lotto signs are always so blatant, that I guess some rather
disgusting graffiti fits right in ! Who knew.

6 Jul 2012 6:03am

@Phil Morris: i am going to sound silly but with this graffiti this image looks super cool/ silly ! a reason why I took this shot .

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Excellent, great framing, amazing reflection giving an even greater scene

6 Jul 2012 6:09am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Jolie composition ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

6 Jul 2012 6:29am

omid from mashhad, Iran


6 Jul 2012 6:33am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Nice frame Mariana

6 Jul 2012 6:33am

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Una composición muy bien cuidada,me encantan los reflejos del fondo.Saludos Mariana.

6 Jul 2012 6:57am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Marianissime !!!! Still a surprising shot ! Phil

6 Jul 2012 7:08am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Uh ... No risk that I play! (TOPPER, head of the lady!)

6 Jul 2012 7:16am

@Christian Richer: do not play if you do not want to get what this guy got ;)

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great street scene !

6 Jul 2012 7:29am

Mehdi Monadi from Tehran, Iran

Q:What If You Won the Lottery?
*1- :0
2- :)
3- :(
4- :|

6 Jul 2012 7:42am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb image, wonderful composition and processing Mariana

6 Jul 2012 8:05am

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

He'd probably buy some full dentures ............... ;-))
Great framing and scenery!!

6 Jul 2012 8:23am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

This scene beautifully photographed, cool reflections.

6 Jul 2012 8:37am

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

Your capture is so full of details with extrordinary contrasts as well! Sceneries directly picked up from the street! again, I like what you do!

6 Jul 2012 8:43am

Basile Pesso from Paris, City of Aminus, France

Poor him.
You managed to get a peculiar woman added to this strange common assembly.

6 Jul 2012 9:31am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom


6 Jul 2012 10:53am

@grouser: reality ;)

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Well seen - street advertising is always a gamble when creative graffiti artists are around!

6 Jul 2012 11:25am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Ha ha - I suppose that'd be one way to celebrate, eh? Excellent in all its grittiness, Mariana!

6 Jul 2012 12:12pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Looks like winning the lottery is a universal dream. Rude graffiti seems universal too.

6 Jul 2012 1:06pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

ha ha good spot

6 Jul 2012 1:16pm

Eko from Finland

Aina saa unelmoida.
M-V kuva - harvinaista herkkua.
Terveisin Eko

6 Jul 2012 1:23pm

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Hahahaha j'aime++++++

6 Jul 2012 1:33pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Excellent and funny!

6 Jul 2012 2:03pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Four shots in one! best…jf

6 Jul 2012 2:27pm

Stephane.D from Limoges, France

toujours cette fraicheur, cet humour et ces compo de fou tu realises, du grand à nouveau Mariana ;)

6 Jul 2012 2:34pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

das ist schwer zu beantworten. Ausgezeichnete Aufnahme.

6 Jul 2012 2:54pm

Philippe from Paris, France

Excellent, noir et blanc parfait, humour, composition, bref tout y est, bravo et bonne soirée.

6 Jul 2012 3:04pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

An excellent composition with the building that has mirrored panels providing eye-catching reflections in the background! Great contrasts as well with the B&W processing.

6 Jul 2012 3:15pm

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

"do not play if you do not want to get what this guy got ;)"
This is exactly what I meant! :)

6 Jul 2012 4:03pm

@Christian Richer: ok :) The original text is - "Zamisli Dobijes LOTO" ( Eng. - "imagine you get Loto")... and this is so typical for Balkan to say : "dobijes kurac" ( Eng. you get D...) ....a lot of bad words as you can see !

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Between what he has between the teeth and the beautiful lady that passes I'm sure I do not wanna win :) Great composition. Mariana nice day.

6 Jul 2012 4:06pm

@Tede: hey... he does not have teeth, and wide open mouth shows that clearly .. and I am sure that this woman does not have teeth either, if you better see her jaw shape ;)

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Good question !...:-)

6 Jul 2012 4:25pm

@Lena: actually this graffiti DICK is the best! and trust me I did not do that to get such a silly image :)

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Yes, I kind of thought she has to be kidding. Who could miss the downright absurd humour
it had, I started laughing right away, this was the funniest and best humour for today that I
have found !~

6 Jul 2012 4:36pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

us is surprised to see the poster can close your camera, precious Marian, I love, kiss Paul

6 Jul 2012 5:10pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Well suited photo for the theme ... Wonderful monochrome of this interesting street scene !!! About lottery, no idea, should win first to know ;-((

6 Jul 2012 5:16pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

An excellent capture Mariana! ;-)

6 Jul 2012 6:52pm

philippe from moselle, France

si je touchai le loto je commencerai par fermer ma bouche :o) !!!
excellent !!!

6 Jul 2012 7:05pm

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

Photo pleine d'humour aujourd'hui y a encore de la neige à cette saison ?

6 Jul 2012 8:24pm

@Gérard Méry: teasing me again for the snow ? he he ... no, again - it's a winter shot from Sarajevo ;) maybe I really wish some cooler temperature, since 37 C is here right now ;)

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

Lovely B&W and structure.

6 Jul 2012 8:28pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Funny photo for the theme and a fantastic b/w!

6 Jul 2012 8:31pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

great b&w, mariana!!

the graffiti ..

tja .. ;-))

6 Jul 2012 9:52pm

@curieuzeneuzemosterdpot: good girl :) shy as I can see :) he he he

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

You can't win if you don't buy tickets. I don't buy tickets. A lovely street shot. I enjoy all the reflections.

6 Jul 2012 10:31pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic image! Such a contrast between the silly face and the person walking.

6 Jul 2012 11:27pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Very funny!

6 Jul 2012 11:27pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

LOL, excellent silliness.

6 Jul 2012 11:49pm

Marcie from United States

Amazing how much the two faces resemble one another. Well seen!

8 Jul 2012 7:52pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

hilarious shot. :)

18 Jul 2012 4:45pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

Beautiful getting in touch of elements and characters! I like the kind of humour of this one!
Have a nice day.

25 Jul 2012 7:03pm

Rob.A. from B., Switzerland

Remixed in my "Smart Ideas". Very funny!

3 Oct 2012 9:19am

@Rob.A.: thanks Rob !

This image has been featured in 1 Remix collection.

Mary by Melocoton

1/400 second
ISO 400
150 mm