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Oven Horror Story

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/160 second F/5.0 ISO 800 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

Lokesh from Hyderabad, India

you really have a eye for capturing all these images... nice shot...

31 Aug 2012 5:09am

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

Sad story, it seems. Annierita

31 Aug 2012 5:12am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent ****

31 Aug 2012 5:44am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Wonderful humor! Great find!

31 Aug 2012 5:48am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Fantastic horror !!! Great !!! Phil

31 Aug 2012 5:50am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Avec cette vielle cuisinière et le personnage quelle iamge.

31 Aug 2012 6:04am

Calusarus from ST SORLIN EN VALLOIRE, France

Almost a nightmare !

31 Aug 2012 6:07am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

OMG, you can imagine all sorts of things in that old dumped oven, this lady does too, you captured her interest at the perfect moment

31 Aug 2012 6:25am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

The lady carries on - regardless.......well done

31 Aug 2012 6:31am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Funny title to an intriguing shot

31 Aug 2012 6:53am

@morgan: not funny title at all, Morgan, if you see this baby-toy in a oven

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Good title and b&w !

31 Aug 2012 6:55am

yalda from Iran

Good b&w

31 Aug 2012 7:06am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Nice bit of outdoor cooking :)

31 Aug 2012 7:30am

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

Too scary!!! I wouldn't even dare to look ...........
As always ...... great capture!

31 Aug 2012 7:41am

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

great documentation image and title

31 Aug 2012 7:52am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb capture, it's always a disaster when they break but I love the way this lady is glancing at it as she walks by

31 Aug 2012 7:58am

Yves from Isserpent, France

Toujours très touchante tes photos

31 Aug 2012 8:36am

Punit from Pune, India

Wonderful BW street shot!

31 Aug 2012 8:51am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

A scary sight on this wild and lonely road!

31 Aug 2012 9:05am

omid from mashhad, Iran

:) very nice!
very nice & wonderful!

31 Aug 2012 9:24am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wow ...Nightmare story !! Superb composition .

31 Aug 2012 9:32am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

C'est la poupée Chucky qui est caché dans le four, la dame devrait faire attention!!! Géniale cette image. Belle journée Mariana.

31 Aug 2012 9:44am

arvin from sari, Iran

Very nice
Excellent shot

31 Aug 2012 11:10am

alex centrella from California, United States

nice street shot . ..

31 Aug 2012 11:48am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

you're like a magnet for photography, always find magical moments, to portray, fantastic mary

31 Aug 2012 11:54am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

The kitchen is the central hub for most families - I wonder how many hot dinners have been made on that stove and now it is discarded

31 Aug 2012 11:55am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

T don't want to know what happened. We told a lady one time popcorn made good turkey stuffing so she put it in un-popped and her turkey blew up inside the oven, LOL!

31 Aug 2012 11:58am

@J.R.: i am actually not interested in what happened to the stove, since I see them so often on the streets, ready for the garbage day to be picked up . to me , this is terrible scene with little BABY-TOY in a oven . this is sick, morbid, awful .... I am lazy and unwilling to write one real story which happened in Bosnia during the war ... but this scene reminded me of this story ...that is why I named this image ... HORROR ....

rem_la from Villiers, France

drole d'histoire

31 Aug 2012 12:05pm

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

A beautiful black and white for a horrible street scene. Your picture is excellent, it is very well seen, especially with the lady passes.
Have a nice day.

31 Aug 2012 12:54pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Toujours l'oeil avisé pour voir de telle scène aussi insolite

31 Aug 2012 1:38pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Einfach als Müll abgestellt. Eine traurige Szene, aber ein gutes SW.

31 Aug 2012 2:07pm

Emmeji from France

Les enfants ont des jeux bizarres chez toi...

31 Aug 2012 2:40pm

Universe from Tehran, Iran

Unfortunately, there were lots of these kinds of horrors during the life and specially in the wars.
Very amazing capture. Bravo !!

31 Aug 2012 2:58pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Nice shot and title.

31 Aug 2012 3:09pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

This picture evokes horrible deeds. It can't leave us indifferent! How terribly awful!

31 Aug 2012 3:20pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Nice capture.

31 Aug 2012 3:23pm

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Oh no someone burnt the cakes, good find here

31 Aug 2012 3:42pm

Saeid from Amol, Iran

Fabulous catch .
Nicely composed
Very cool
Well done

31 Aug 2012 3:46pm

Veronique from France, Switzerland

This is a terrible scene. Dolls are so symbolic and moving. They touch our conscience very deeply. ( hard to express feelings in an other language)

31 Aug 2012 3:57pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

I think i know what you mean Mariana....
This isn't a snapshot for you, this is a photo with a reason i think...refering to the past...
Refering to very deep feelings...

31 Aug 2012 4:16pm

thierry from anseremme, Belgium


31 Aug 2012 6:33pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic capture ... that would definetly make me look twice!

31 Aug 2012 6:44pm

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Cooking on gas with this pic, like it :)

31 Aug 2012 8:33pm

philippe from moselle, France

un déménagement dans l'urgence, ils n'ont même pas pris le temps de vider le four !!!

31 Aug 2012 8:35pm

Dr Arun Kumar Maurya from New Delhi, India

great one..good selection.

31 Aug 2012 8:36pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Fabulous monochrome shot of this interesting and maybe sad scene !!! I like the contrasts of light and shadows ...

31 Aug 2012 8:40pm

Hanry from Castricum, Netherlands

The story you want to show with this photo is unfortunately still topical. Beyond that, it is a great shot and beautiful framed.

31 Aug 2012 8:41pm

Photo Attraction from Porto, Portugal

And another brilliant b&w.

31 Aug 2012 8:45pm

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

Morbide cette poupée dans le dame n'en revient pas. Photo insolite réussie en tout cas

31 Aug 2012 9:06pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

very strange street view, mariana! :-))

31 Aug 2012 9:56pm

Lluís from Canet de Mar, Spain

it's a well taken shot with a horror story to be told

31 Aug 2012 10:07pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

super find. i love the monochrome

31 Aug 2012 11:53pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Amazing image. Unfortunately there are too many true stories.

1 Sep 2012 12:20am

Hiro from Japan

Strange mood...

1 Sep 2012 8:05am

Monik from PARIS, France

Une photo merveilleusement insolite..!

1 Sep 2012 5:18pm

ruthiebear from Titusville,NJ, United States

WOnderful title. I like the treatment of this image. I am thinking of the story happening here.

1 Sep 2012 7:23pm

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States


2 Sep 2012 1:42pm

Joke from Leuven, Belgium

Real life!

3 Sep 2012 3:18pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

nicely timed shot! that sure is one weird thing to find on a sidewalk.

4 Sep 2012 4:31pm

franz from Baden, Austria

perfect capture at the right moment!

4 Sep 2012 4:57pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Yes, I thought that was a doll in the oven. I think I understand your evasion at seeing this. This is an excellent photo though.

4 Sep 2012 5:02pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

Very well seen and perfect composition: your shot is amazing!!
Have a nice day.

8 Oct 2012 5:11pm

1/160 second
ISO 800
75 mm