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On the Balcony

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/160 second F/5.6 ISO 400 75 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

A nice treatment, and a superb b & w. A wonderful image, I really like.
Good Sunday.

12 Aug 2012 5:34am

AliReza from Tehran, Iran

Hello Mariana.
Really a great shot in lifestyle.wonderful compo.
It likes a scene of a drama.

12 Aug 2012 6:53am

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

de jolis regards croisés ! j 'envie tes N / B intenses annisab

12 Aug 2012 7:35am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5*****

12 Aug 2012 7:41am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

I love the lady on the right with her style and smile

12 Aug 2012 7:43am

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Happy photo

12 Aug 2012 7:52am

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

Looks like they're having a good time .............
Great processing and textures!

12 Aug 2012 8:08am

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

Looks like they're having a good time .............
Great processing and textures!

12 Aug 2012 8:08am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Excellent avec ce traitement, une belle image remplie de joie!!! Bon dimanche Mariana.

12 Aug 2012 9:24am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Beautiful b/w conversion.

12 Aug 2012 10:00am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Very good!

12 Aug 2012 10:06am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Nice capture, great edit:)

12 Aug 2012 10:34am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

oh mary, we have seen, they know they're under your machine and look at you smiling, beautiful composicon, very nice

12 Aug 2012 11:29am

@Melocoton: no pablo, they have fun and do not see me . thanks !

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

La balcon est à la fois opuvert sur l'exterieur et lieu privé! C'est ce qui crée cette ambiance bien vue ici.

12 Aug 2012 1:51pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Nice photo!!

12 Aug 2012 2:12pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

A superb capture and great treatment !

12 Aug 2012 2:50pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

c'est si bon! best…jf

12 Aug 2012 3:09pm

@ordinaryimages: why French ?

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Joyful scene. nice frame. great shot.

12 Aug 2012 3:28pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Scheint eine nette Unterhaltung zu sein. Sehr schöne Szene.

12 Aug 2012 3:37pm

@Heinz: i really do not know what conversation they had, but I like each of these faces ... each of them have a different story and personalities ( at least in this particular moment). They, together with this balcony look like on a theater stage ! thanks Heinz !

Joke from Leuven, Belgium

They have the best time of their life!

12 Aug 2012 4:35pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

It's summer and party time. They are enjoying themselves. The man and lady, on the right, are enjoying you photographing them.

12 Aug 2012 4:52pm

@Steve Rice: they were enjoying, teasing , or whatever else, but not seeing me .. this is a night shot, they were on 4th floor, me on the street down ;) thx Steve

P@sc@le from Nevers, France

Un moment de joie et de convivialité pour certains
Mais la femme au milieu semble en dehors de cette ambiance
Tout est dans les regards .
J'aime beaucoup ces instants .

A moment of joy and conviviality for some
But the woman in the middle seems out of the atmosphere
Everything is in looks.
I love these moments

12 Aug 2012 5:17pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

They seem to be having a good time ... Fabulous monochrome shot of this interesting scene of life !!! Light and focus are really great ...

12 Aug 2012 6:22pm

Cajera from France

Comme sur une scène de théâtre.

12 Aug 2012 6:53pm

Véronique from Here & Now, France

jolie capture d un instant

12 Aug 2012 7:00pm

Frida from Sweden

A great time saved for ever.

12 Aug 2012 7:00pm

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Very nice work in black and white!

12 Aug 2012 7:56pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Excellent picture, full of meaning, as usual! The woman on the left doesn't seem to enjoy herself at all! She doesn't wear the same style of clothes either! There may even be a clash!

12 Aug 2012 8:29pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

old friends having fun! nice shot!

12 Aug 2012 8:39pm

PhotoAttraction from Porto, Portugal

Smells like BBQ!
And you managed to transmit that...

12 Aug 2012 9:16pm

Gérard Méry from Tours, France

Un petit apéro entr'amis bien sympathique , joli cadrage votre N&B.

12 Aug 2012 10:52pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Great shot! I like the conversation going on at the left between the two men. Each one has a story.

12 Aug 2012 11:26pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Love that contrast Mariana.........

13 Aug 2012 6:53am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Nothing wrong with people enjoying themselves.

13 Aug 2012 10:28pm

Z from Shanghai, China

Wonderful group portraits!

13 Aug 2012 11:54pm

franz from Baden, Austria

lovely, relaxed, friendly atmosphere .... thanks for these happy people !!!

16 Aug 2012 3:40pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

Love how the arch forms a frame to your picture. Peaceful scene...
Have a nice day.

30 Aug 2012 9:25am

Richard Goldsworthy from Adelaide, Australia

so many stories to this photo - it could be the start of a movie!
and of this wrapped beautifully in a thoughtfully presented photo - very good indeed.

12 Oct 2012 5:02am

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1/160 second
ISO 400
75 mm