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The Soul in Isolation

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/80 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

Beautiful colors, good framing. A superb image ...
Good week.

20 Aug 2012 5:46am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb find Mariana, I suspect he is quite an expert to get that in there

20 Aug 2012 5:54am

Chetan from Gurgaon, India

Brilliant colors and tones...

20 Aug 2012 5:56am

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

Time for a little beer and cigarette break ........ like he's hiding .....
The colors are matching beautifully!
Nice framing and reflections!

20 Aug 2012 5:57am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

He is absolutely enjoying the moment, love the strong colour in this

20 Aug 2012 6:01am

PATRICK from miramas, France


20 Aug 2012 6:14am

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Un moment de repos avec bière et cigarette! Mais l'endroit n'est pas très accueillant!

20 Aug 2012 6:39am

AliReza from Tehran, Iran

great shot

20 Aug 2012 6:45am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

The composition is wonderful Mariana, beautiful photograph !~

20 Aug 2012 7:02am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

fantastic shot mary, very nice

20 Aug 2012 7:36am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Great color work!

20 Aug 2012 7:44am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

As always - such a strong composition - love the repetition of the yellow in the post, parking bays and mobility scooter.

20 Aug 2012 7:47am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superbe cadrage, des couleurs magnifiques. Excellente composition. Belle journée Mariana.

20 Aug 2012 8:15am

Gérard Méry from Tours, France

cool à l'abri de regards mais pas de celui de Mariana, bien saisi cette scène.

20 Aug 2012 8:22am

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Excellent picture. I like the yellow lines and posts, as if he shouldn't pass beyond the limits!

20 Aug 2012 8:29am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Love the soulful yellow!

20 Aug 2012 8:34am

arvin from sari, Iran

Very nice ...

20 Aug 2012 8:57am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Very nice photograph.

20 Aug 2012 9:11am

maurizio costantino from trieste, Italy

"La paresse comme verité effective de l'homme" Kasimir S.Malevic

20 Aug 2012 10:28am

@maurizio costantino: a man without one leg ....did you see that ?

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Neat, found a place to be by himself. Nice capture

20 Aug 2012 10:46am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

The yellow colors are so impressive.

20 Aug 2012 11:05am

maurizio costantino from trieste, Italy

No, sorry...and now only, after a wince, I understand your title...Lesson, for me: no hurry, and breath, before reacting....thank you for this image

20 Aug 2012 12:14pm

@maurizio costantino: NO problem .. .you are not the first and only one who did not get this image . I am getting goosebumps reading comments - good colors . I am even thinking of changing this image into monochrome. Will see .

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Excellent composition and colors... Well done Mariana ! Have a lovely day :)

20 Aug 2012 12:25pm

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Hey! It was in color, this morning! And I think I preferred ... :)
How to smoke a cigarette nonchalantly makes me think that this man is the bright side of life, knowing that we are all chained to something ... So why worry!

20 Aug 2012 12:50pm

@Christian Richer: if you read my reply to Maurizio you will understand why I changed it into monochrome, and also you will get this image ( and title too). it is not about colors but about very strong emotions . thx for viewing !

Abena from Maseru, Lesotho

oh I love this one! fantastic feeling in this, it's really wonderful that you mixed so many different types of textures and the background. lovely :)

20 Aug 2012 1:34pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

I prefer it in b&w ! Good change :-)

20 Aug 2012 2:20pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

must be his "quiet spot" :) nice candid shot!

20 Aug 2012 2:30pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Like some chains ! Great composition !

20 Aug 2012 2:56pm

Hossein Saharnaz from Ahvaz, Iran

as usual is stunning.i know i cant explain by english but i know this i love your work i like do this kind of work but unfortunately ........I prefer to save my camera.your black and white picture has everything .5***** day I saw your portraits then i decided to go for street photography but i afraid of people who why i take a phpto but idid it and i foun a sailer and toke a photo ...I remember the old man and the sea. it is in my works .that time was the best time for me because i did real work.

20 Aug 2012 3:00pm

@Hossein Saharnaz: I understand your English perfectly well and all you wrote here. I would love to see this pic of yours - an old man and Sea ! I do not remember it . On which date it was posted . I just went to your portfolio and do not see it .

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful composition and great title. A touching story ... Monochrome is powerful here. :)

20 Aug 2012 3:12pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautifully done! I enjoy the toning of this image.

20 Aug 2012 3:29pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!!
very nice!!!

20 Aug 2012 4:51pm

Lluís from Canet de Mar, Spain

great shot. I love your framing!

20 Aug 2012 5:26pm

@Lluís: thanks Lluís

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Nice processing here Mariana! Yes, this is the curse of the smoker these days! Exiled from everyone and forced to enjoy their vice out of sight! ;-)

20 Aug 2012 6:08pm

Frida from Sweden

He has a quiet spot of his own. Lovely candid.

20 Aug 2012 6:24pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like the treatment, it makes this image timeless. I like this image as it is telling a story of life.

20 Aug 2012 7:02pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

wonderful tones ! a great post traitement ,and a great composition !

20 Aug 2012 7:18pm

Tat à l'oeil from Paris, France

A la cool ;) Bon noir et blanc !

20 Aug 2012 7:38pm

@Tat à l'oeil: Hiding from others, enjoying Taj Mahal's blues, behind the scene. Probably the same as me did not have money to buy a ticket to be close to the stage.

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Wonderful composition Maria ! Great shot ! Love.

20 Aug 2012 7:49pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Excellent image. nice composition.

20 Aug 2012 8:08pm

Veronique from France, Switzerland

I think it's far stronger in BW !

20 Aug 2012 8:59pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

wonderful tones

20 Aug 2012 9:08pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

very strong and impressing shot, mariana!

the chain and the ropes creates a kind of prison ..

20 Aug 2012 10:32pm

Z from Shanghai, China

Looks like he was hiding from the world with a little bit lost in his thoughts, in the corner

20 Aug 2012 11:16pm

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

It's amazing the interesting characters you find. Wonderful b&w as usual.

20 Aug 2012 11:29pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

You have caught him in his secret parking place, he doesn't mind, he's got a fag and a beer :0
Good street shot :)

20 Aug 2012 11:39pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

He has found a quiet place to enjoy a cigarette and a beer ... Beautiful image and great reflection !!!

20 Aug 2012 11:45pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Great image! Totally absorbed in the moment and enjoying it!

21 Aug 2012 12:55am

Ddo from Verdun, France

C'est la pose syndicale ? great moment

21 Aug 2012 8:01pm

Cajera from France

Nonchalance et décontraction. Cet homme a raison, l'engin électrique est plus facile pour les déplacements que deux béquilles surtout quand il faut tenir la cigarette dans une main et la canette dans l'autre.
Joli traitement noir et. Blanc

22 Aug 2012 9:13pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

He wanted to be alone, but you were here!! :o)
Have a nice day.

30 Aug 2012 1:11pm

John Downey from Geneva, United States

You have an incredible eye, Mariana. And a bravery for shooting everyone and everything. Anybody ever get ticked off at you when you're shooting them?

1 Sep 2012 1:28am

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