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Chemistry of Love

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/125 second F/4.0 ISO 80 6 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,very nice. You are the photographer of the street, nothing escapes you. Memory of those years.

18 Jul 2012 5:22am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Very good, I like the way you show the life of people!

18 Jul 2012 5:37am

Dana from Tarzana, CA,, United States

Yin and yang. A very cool shot.

18 Jul 2012 5:43am

علی from Iran

مرده می خواد با زنه بزرگتر از خودش حال کنه.
می خواد لنگاشو بده بالا و بکنه توش.
ولی مطمئنا تا تهش نمی رسه چون عمقش زیاده.

18 Jul 2012 5:46am

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Ben oui, ça ne s'explique pas toujours! Bonne journée Mariana

18 Jul 2012 6:13am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb image Mariana

18 Jul 2012 6:19am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastique scène et iamge sueprbe captage de ces amoureux.

18 Jul 2012 6:33am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent instant of life

18 Jul 2012 6:38am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

love has no borders Mary ................... a beautiful picture, fantastic

18 Jul 2012 6:43am

Calusarus from Drome des collines, France

What a couple !

18 Jul 2012 7:12am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Excellent capture

18 Jul 2012 7:19am

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Just one more example of the world's obesity crisis, but why is Bono comforting her?

18 Jul 2012 7:32am

@Richard: Love has no boundaries ! Who cares for obesity !Is this really obesity , or just a little bit overweight ?

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Pauvre petit bonhomme il va falloir qu'il prenne des vitamines :) Superbe image, tu as de don de découvrir des scènes vraiment improbables!!! Belle journée Mariana.

18 Jul 2012 7:56am

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

An extraordinary couple! Love is there for all of us! Wonderful shot!

18 Jul 2012 8:09am

l'Angevine from France

au moins un mec qui a bien compris qu'on ne trouve pas l'amour dans le physique mais dans son coeur...

18 Jul 2012 8:13am

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

Love is blindness ................ ;-))
Great capture!!!
I'm sure you have a radar for this kind of special moments ........

18 Jul 2012 8:19am

PhotoAttraction from Portugal

Opposites attract, right ?

18 Jul 2012 8:22am

SalSa from Tehran, Iran

Love is blind :D

18 Jul 2012 8:38am

Basile Pesso from Paris, City of Aminus, France

Very good question by Richard !

18 Jul 2012 8:42am

@Basile Pesso: i disagree . I show something else with this image , but not obesity ! answer to R. : Love has no boundaries ! Who cares for obesity !Is this really obesity , or just a little bit overweight ?

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

Very nice how you schouw people Mariana.

18 Jul 2012 9:48am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

How you find these kind of shots amazes me:) Great capture

18 Jul 2012 9:50am

@J.R.: just ordinary people around me :)

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

All I can say is WOW.

18 Jul 2012 10:12am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

This reminds me of that nursery rhyme :-

Jack Sprat could eat no fat
His wife could eat no lean
And so between them both
They licked the platter clean.

18 Jul 2012 10:13am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Incredible couple. Very nice shot Mariana.

18 Jul 2012 10:21am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Ah, love is in the air - great shot, Mariana!

18 Jul 2012 10:57am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

A tender moment - sensitive observation, Mariana.

18 Jul 2012 11:45am

Emmeji from France

Les contraires s'attirent, c'est bien connu !

18 Jul 2012 11:59am

Basile Pesso from Paris, City of Aminus, France

@Mariana : I was just talking about the Bono's part of his comment.

18 Jul 2012 12:38pm

@Basile Pesso: sorry, I even do not know who is Bono ! Long ago I stopped watching TV stupidities !

Claudiu from București, Romania

U are the perfect Risk Taker, Congrats.

18 Jul 2012 12:43pm

Basile Pesso from Paris, City of Aminus, France

The singer of U2 is not "TV stupidities"...

18 Jul 2012 12:58pm

@Basile Pesso: o, thank you:)

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Such a funny image, he more resembles her conscience than her boyfriend, you seem
to find the most bizarro world which amazes us to find us in it also !~

18 Jul 2012 1:21pm

Monik from PARIS, France

On dit que les extrêmes s'attirent...La preuvre en image. Excellent!

18 Jul 2012 1:52pm

Veronique from France, Switzerland

This is true care, true love, this is what you get when you overcome certain straightjackets. I like when you take this kind of picture because there is so much respect in your approaches and the result is devoid of provocation or voyeurism.

18 Jul 2012 2:05pm

@Veronique: thank you Veronique. I will post another portrait of this couple with their smiles when looking at me, and waving to me, which is going to be a kind of confirmation that any kind of voyeurism is excluded in my street photography, especially in portraits :)

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!!
very nice!

18 Jul 2012 3:18pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Fabulous monochrome shot of this lovely scene !!! Excellent capture ...

18 Jul 2012 3:41pm

Ari from Turku, Finland

"All you need is love!

18 Jul 2012 3:51pm

cajera from France

Un couple qui ne laisse pas indifférent.

18 Jul 2012 4:39pm

marceline from tournai, Belgium

une très belle scène de vie.. à méditer peut-être..

18 Jul 2012 4:55pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Lovely capture...:-)

18 Jul 2012 5:35pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Well seen and nicely captured. Great tile. :)

18 Jul 2012 5:58pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

what a wonderfully lecherous expression he has.
The girl in the car window was a gem too

18 Jul 2012 5:59pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic scene captured! Fantastic b/w!

18 Jul 2012 7:00pm

philippe from moselle, France

mais quel échange sont-ils en train de négocier ;o) !!!

18 Jul 2012 7:32pm

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

Love comes in all shapes. Very nice capture.

18 Jul 2012 8:05pm

franz from Baden, Austria

what a terrific photo! but i always knew it, i'm no good at chemistry ...

18 Jul 2012 8:18pm

Carol from Leamington ON, Canada

Taking a break from the day.... it's looks like he's doing the talking and she's listening intently. Communication.... it's what makes relationships work! A super 'life's moment' photo Mariana, I enjoyed!

18 Jul 2012 9:32pm

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

Je pense que oui c'est de l'obésité, c'est souvent possible de perdre du poids avec une motivation et de la volonté, il y a bien sur des cas ou c'est maladif et difficile de résoudre ce problème. Ta photo est touchante et triste quand même.

18 Jul 2012 9:33pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful portrait of this couple. Love is in the eye of the beholder and he definitely looks smitten! I also like all the lush looking foliage in the background.

19 Jul 2012 1:23am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

wonderful story.

19 Jul 2012 4:20am

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

Interesting pair - great shot!

19 Jul 2012 4:39am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Jolie prise ! Je te souhaite une agréable ournée

19 Jul 2012 6:02am

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Incredible couple !! Funy story probabely!

19 Jul 2012 4:23pm

Stephane.D from Limoges, France

une leçon pour tous, superbe ;)

20 Jul 2012 8:13pm

Alireza from Tehran, Iran

great shot!

22 Jul 2012 7:08am

Marcie from United States

Such a wonderful expression of affection and love. Well seen!

22 Jul 2012 7:46pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

that sure is one odd couple.. :)

24 Jul 2012 4:16pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

Love how you shot people: just like they are. Great capture again.
Have a nice day.

29 Aug 2012 9:34am

Arr Day from montréal, Canada

Amazingly enough, where everyone seem to see love and affection, I see blackmailing and helplessness. A great discomfort and a lot of lying. Of course this is only a personnal impression.
This is a great picture. The feeling of the "snapshot" is evident and works well. Street photography it is called, where the photographer has to be in a very special state of mind, being very receptive, rejecting analysis ( and decency - the tough part for me ), and being very quick, and remaining discreet.
Congrats ! I really like that picture.

7 Nov 2012 3:30pm

@Arr Day: Thanks a lot Arr Day for your visit and this special comment. Love how you see and feel this image !

Arr Day from montréal, Canada

Thank you for replying, Anamaria. I was afraid, afterwards, to have pushed you into contradictory emotions with my uneasy comment.

8 Nov 2012 10:23pm

@Arr Day: Uneasy comment ? Why do you think so ? I love thoughtful comments, love when someone outside of Aminus3 come to my blog and criticize, love or dislike my work. Not so many people here work on more serious topics, and I feel they feel uncomfortable to be honest in their comments, so - good BW is a comment when they do not know what else to say ! I was just browsing your page, cannot find daily blog, cannot find comments , but I got lost in wonderful links, links of famous, and not famous photographers. Let me know if you post daily, if there is a comment possibility or anything like that ! Btw. I am Mariana, not Anamaria ;)

Arr Day from montréal, Canada

I post every week. At least three times a week. My blog is more intuitive than most, out of a choice.
Underneath the pictures in the "at first sight" page ( the one by default ), you can click on the title below the picture, this will take you straight to the blog page of that picture. You can also go through the "blog index" to find every post since beginning. And through other pages, if you blow up a picture ( by clicking on it ) you will be able to click on the title below, just as in the fromt page. You are welcome anytime. And when you leave your e-mail adress ( if you wish ) no one but me will see it. You can RSS Feed the postings if you wish. My blog is not even a year old yet, I'll be glad to get visitors again ! But please, feel free not to comment, I will not hold it against you.

9 Nov 2012 12:47am

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/125 second
ISO 80
6 mm