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Porcelain Dolls Can't Breathe

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/160 second F/5.6 ISO 400 100 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

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Good frame! Lots of interest in the reflections and treatment of the off center subject. best…jf

10 Jul 2012 5:40am

PATRICK from miramas, France


10 Jul 2012 5:42am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Merveilleuse scène avec ces manequins et ce personnage quelle ensemble.

10 Jul 2012 5:51am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom


10 Jul 2012 5:54am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & wondeful!

10 Jul 2012 5:57am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Excellent framing, also these dolls don't see

10 Jul 2012 6:10am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Nice patterns and character study.

10 Jul 2012 6:22am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Excellente prise ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

10 Jul 2012 7:20am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super frame

10 Jul 2012 7:23am

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Really good composition, so much to draw the eye.

10 Jul 2012 7:33am

Bruno FROMENTIERE from Planète Terre, Europe, France

Excellent composition Mariana !

10 Jul 2012 7:35am

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

She was young and pretty once... Great portrait in this shabby environment!

10 Jul 2012 8:01am

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

........ or smoke ........
Again a wonderful capture of street life!!!

10 Jul 2012 8:06am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

It's safe with the cigarette :) Still a great picture. Mariana nice day.

10 Jul 2012 9:48am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Time goes on. Great street scene.

10 Jul 2012 10:54am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

But outside, some men are cold. Always these powerful compositions with those foregrounds like punches!

10 Jul 2012 12:39pm

@Christian Richer: at least he can smoke freely :) I am a smoker and few days ago in a park one woman told me to move on, since she is breathing a smoke from my cigarette !

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

If you are allowed to smoke in the park, she can move!
It becomes very complicated for smokers who are treated like the plague! In Paris, the authorities think to put tickets for those who leave cigarette butts on the street! :(

10 Jul 2012 1:36pm

thami from Fès, Morocco

Un portrait en phase d'apnée ! Mais ce n'est pas la dernière cigarette du condamné!
Bonne journée lumineuse!

10 Jul 2012 1:42pm

Thierry Masson from orly, France

I like it very much, I have a damned smoker at home and unhappily I am not a doll. But nevermind, this man is quite engaging

10 Jul 2012 2:13pm

Roland Theys from Gerpinnes, Belgium

Perfect shot!

10 Jul 2012 2:48pm

@Roland Theys: thanks Ronald .

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Wonderful, a beautiful portrait. You have a superb series of street scene, a great job ..

10 Jul 2012 3:09pm

hesam from mashhad, Iran

wow... interesting shot... i love it

10 Jul 2012 3:18pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Ja, auch bei uns wird es für Raucher immer schwieriger.
Wieder eine von diesen Großartigen Aufnahmen.

10 Jul 2012 3:46pm

@Heinz: thx Heinz

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb composition !

10 Jul 2012 4:08pm

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Neither can she apparently. Wonderful!

10 Jul 2012 4:20pm

PhotoAttraction from Portugal

Strong image...
I find her face amazing... Can tell a few stories...

10 Jul 2012 4:31pm

mehdi from Tehran, Iran

Superb photo.

10 Jul 2012 5:17pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Lucky they can't ... Beautiful composition with great reflection and details on this fabulous and meaningful photo !!!

10 Jul 2012 5:28pm

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

splendid shot

10 Jul 2012 6:16pm

Monik from PARIS, France

Le sujet, la composition, les contrastes et la netteté sont excellents... un grand BRAVO, Mariana!

10 Jul 2012 7:55pm

kerfendal from Paris, France

a great mood and composition, for the portrait as usual: perfect

10 Jul 2012 8:42pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic image and very powerful! Wonderful processing.

11 Jul 2012 1:04am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

What a contrast ! Very well captured.

11 Jul 2012 11:01am

Gérard Méry from Tours, France

Magnifique portrait, avec une cigarette dévastatrice

11 Jul 2012 9:51pm

cajera from France

Cet homme semble bien accroc à la cigarette... pour se réchauffer ou pour se consoler de ne pas pouvoir acheter ces belles poupées de porcelaine.

12 Jul 2012 6:20pm

franz from Baden, Austria

great title to a sharply observed image !

15 Jul 2012 2:25pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

a fine candid shot.

18 Jul 2012 4:46pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

An other great find! Love the way you compose your picture!
Have a nice day.

25 Jul 2012 7:41pm

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Portrait by Phil

1/160 second
ISO 400
100 mm