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Labour Day 2012

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 3 September 2012 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

In 2012, Labour Day falls on Monday, September 3. All of Canada's 10 provinces and three territories observe this holiday.
The Labour Day weekend is the last big travel weekend of the summer, as school starts up again in the majority of places on the day after Labour Day.

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

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

I like this shot!

3 Sep 2012 5:03am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

A very beautiful picture, I love this cat observes from afar. A superb composition.
Good Labour Day.

3 Sep 2012 5:24am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel graphsime et iamge quel chat des ces poutraisons.

3 Sep 2012 5:24am

Bruce from Tacoma, United States

So we have the same holiday this year. :) Nice photo. Like the shapes and textures (and the cat)

3 Sep 2012 5:36am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Lovely image of this cat who seems to be saying "I bet you wouldn't dare come get me here"

3 Sep 2012 5:51am

julie from France

Bonjour, très belle photo avec se chat qui a l'air pataud . Bonne semaine. Julie

3 Sep 2012 5:57am

365 from namur, Belgium

Successful contrast between the cat and the geometric rigor.

3 Sep 2012 6:06am

Lokesh from Hyderabad, India

lovely colors and nice catch...

3 Sep 2012 6:10am

maurizio jaya costantino from Trieste, Italy

have a good monday Mariana and Thanks...

3 Sep 2012 6:14am

@maurizio jaya costantino: thanks Maurizio, and do not work too hard today :)

Veronique from France, Switzerland

I like the warm color and the scene.

3 Sep 2012 6:18am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Beautiful colours and lines, brought to life by the lovely cat, hope you have a great Labour Day

3 Sep 2012 6:24am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

In France it's on May 1st ...I like this touch of live in the magistral graphism , Phil

3 Sep 2012 6:32am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

have a great day

3 Sep 2012 6:57am

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

This cat is lucky ....... no school or work .........
Wonderful light, lines and tones! The cat fits in perfectly .....

3 Sep 2012 7:07am

larans from Lund, Sweden

I like this photo, looks like the cat is "flying" (maybe it´s a collage?).

3 Sep 2012 7:09am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5****

3 Sep 2012 7:36am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Great light, colors and graphic construction.

3 Sep 2012 7:49am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Interesting intro and a nice photo with a great composition.

3 Sep 2012 7:54am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

not a lot of work then :)

3 Sep 2012 8:19am

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Un beau graphisme éclairé par la présence du chat. Have a nice Labour Day Mariana

3 Sep 2012 8:39am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Vraiment magnifique cette photo un super cadrage et une lumière géniale!

3 Sep 2012 9:50am

rem_la from Villiers, France

il semble bien seul

3 Sep 2012 10:12am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Enjoy your holiday! The cat is surprised of the silence!

3 Sep 2012 10:48am

d.apskos from Orléans, France

Joli cliché.
La solitude d'un chat, un jour de congé "obligatoire".

3 Sep 2012 11:11am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Love cats if they'll stay still long enough to get a picture that is:)

3 Sep 2012 11:13am

@J.R.: hey, it is a Labour Day, nobody is working today, even construction guys are resting today...just cat is working :)

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

Happy Holidays

3 Sep 2012 11:27am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Enchanting image. The cat keeps watch while the workers are on holiday!

3 Sep 2012 11:30am

yalda from Iran

Beautiful colours and lines
And it seems the cat is in the air. not on Earth

3 Sep 2012 11:31am

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

I love this picture ! The cat in the middle of nowhere. Really beautiful !

3 Sep 2012 11:43am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

I turn on my blog and photography down slowly, I discover elements of architecture, light and shadow, I think something is missing here, need a surprise, and completed the picture appears a beautiful cat, so I smiled and I knew, Marian always hides an ace up its sleeve, lovely mary, kiss

3 Sep 2012 12:01pm

@Melocoton: :) you are sweet :)

Z from Shanghai, China

An empty construction field in the labour day :) In the first look i thought the cat is floating in the air...

3 Sep 2012 12:04pm

@Z: o, I wish I caught her while jumping . flying ;)

João Mourão from Lisboa, Portugal

So a new years cicle begins. Great capture, nice framing.

3 Sep 2012 12:28pm

@João Mourão: a new school year :)

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

A composition in perfect order and a cute cat boss of the scene

3 Sep 2012 12:30pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

:) very nice!!!
so beautiful colors & lights!!!

3 Sep 2012 12:33pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Perfekt mit der Katze.

3 Sep 2012 1:09pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

I really like this! Wonderful shot!

3 Sep 2012 1:51pm

Dr Arun Kumar Maurya from New Delhi, India

great..lovely pic..

3 Sep 2012 2:08pm

@Dr Arun Kumar Maurya: well, I saw your last picture and commented . that is why you are coming here . btw. whatever you want to say please say in a comment... I really do not have a habit to reply to emails I am getting from Am3 members ! we are all strangers, aren't we ?

Victoria from Sweden

Wow, very nice... love this picture!

3 Sep 2012 2:34pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great light and the cat seems flying ...

3 Sep 2012 2:53pm

Lopamudra from Kolkata, India

A very beautiful picture. Love the cat

3 Sep 2012 2:56pm

Calusarus from ST SORLIN EN VALLOIRE, France

Une très belle composition, avec les textures rouillées de ces tubulures qui rappellent le pelage du chat

3 Sep 2012 2:59pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wonderful composition as workers are on Labour Day !

3 Sep 2012 3:01pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

This is realy a awesome photo Mariana!!
I realy like the out of focus Cat!!!
SUPERB find....

3 Sep 2012 3:07pm

Joke from Leuven, Belgium

Beautiful colours and construction.
Very interesting image.

3 Sep 2012 3:17pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

A very nice framing with the cat. lovely image.

3 Sep 2012 3:24pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A nice abstract with all of the angled bars, warm colors and great DoF!

3 Sep 2012 4:03pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent color palette and lines - the cat is lovely

3 Sep 2012 4:27pm

ruthiebear from Titusville,NJ, United States

I like the lighting and all of the graphics of this image. To me the cat looks out of place.

3 Sep 2012 5:30pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Interesting graphic composition ... lines, colors and ... cat are really great !!!

3 Sep 2012 5:50pm

Ya$aMaN from Tehran, Iran

The cat seems to be an alien in the rusty place, great shot !

3 Sep 2012 6:04pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Labour Day for cat too... and tomorrow it will be another day.
I like the graphism of this composition

3 Sep 2012 6:08pm

P@sc@le from Nevers, France

I love the cats .............Great shot with superb textures and colors

3 Sep 2012 6:37pm

Khashayar from Sari, Iran

Nice shot!
Well done!

3 Sep 2012 6:44pm

Carol from Leamington ON, Canada

I can see that he is very alert to you taking his photo.... I wonder if it's a stray. It seems he found a quiet spot until tomorrow. A nice composition Mariana of the cat and his abstract surroundings. The light really gives a nice effect also.

3 Sep 2012 7:21pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

interesting graphics and light and shadow. it is my understanding that most of the world observes labor day in may.

3 Sep 2012 7:30pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Imaginative composition.

3 Sep 2012 7:46pm

philippe from moselle, France

l'idée géniale c'est d'y trouver un chat, dans ce chevauchement de poutres !!!
bien vu , Mariana ...

3 Sep 2012 7:52pm

thierry from anseremme, Belgium

belle composition

3 Sep 2012 7:54pm

Monik from PARIS, France

Oh... super! J'adore le cadrage et les tons roux qui se répondent!

3 Sep 2012 8:08pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

Day to rest!
Take take a catnap. ;o)

3 Sep 2012 8:25pm

Lluís from Canet de Mar, Spain

very nice capture

3 Sep 2012 9:02pm

Hanry from Castricum, Netherlands

Great composition and beautiful the colors of the cat and the structure support each other.

3 Sep 2012 9:08pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

amazing shot, mariana!!!

I hope you did have a great holiday! :-))

3 Sep 2012 9:21pm

Christian Devoise from Croth, France

I love (my) cats and I love your composition... That's why I love this picture! :)

3 Sep 2012 9:45pm

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

Le chat c'est la cerise sur le gâteau du graphisme . Bravo Mariana

3 Sep 2012 10:15pm

morgan from canyon Country, United States

I like the color harmony and pattern. Happy Labour Day.

3 Sep 2012 10:28pm

Dana from Tarzana, CA,, United States

A superb Coppertone graphic. With matching cat, of course.

3 Sep 2012 10:38pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful color and light. He looks like he is looking for a friend or some food.

4 Sep 2012 12:45am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland


4 Sep 2012 9:02am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Looks so lonely.

4 Sep 2012 10:43am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice thoughtful image. Suitable for the Labour Day.

4 Sep 2012 12:23pm

franz from Baden, Austria

so where did kitty go on labour day, and what did she do ?!? ;-))

4 Sep 2012 4:55pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A very appealing geometry with these bars. I like the way the cat seems to float inside this space.

4 Sep 2012 4:57pm

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Kitty is nicely placed and framed by interesting lines, lights and shadows.

6 Sep 2012 1:28pm

Emmeji from France

En France, on dirait:" Il n'y a pas un chat" !

6 Sep 2012 7:08pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Striking visual effect. The cat seems floating, since the detail in the cat does not seem to correspond with the depth of field were it sitting on the ground. Very good composition with the straight lines and light.

7 Sep 2012 7:28am

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique composition.

20 Sep 2012 8:12pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

Nice creation! Love this play with lines.
Have a nice day.

8 Oct 2012 5:32pm

1/160 second
ISO 400
75 mm