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Life is too Good to Think too Much

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/60 second F/2.8 ISO 100 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

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Yeah, one doesn't want to put too much effort into thought:)

8 Oct 2012 5:10am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

A beautiful portrait, I love the framing. A very nice black and white, it is excellent.
Good week.

8 Oct 2012 5:15am

arvin from sari, Iran

Excellent color
Good Shot

8 Oct 2012 5:15am

@arvin: it's great if you see colors here the way I see them ;)

PATRICK from miramas, France


8 Oct 2012 5:37am

365 from namur, Belgium

It's almost a head to tail and it succeeded.

8 Oct 2012 5:46am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb capture with him looking away from the stage

8 Oct 2012 6:33am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

I can't imagine how you got this "mirror effect" ??? Fabulous scene , Phil

8 Oct 2012 6:37am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Superb capture, the composition is excellent

8 Oct 2012 7:16am

Alan44 from France

Il semble ailleurs,beau portrait.

8 Oct 2012 7:54am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

terrific expression, that look lost in the shadows of the big city, mary wonderful, fantastic

8 Oct 2012 7:55am

Mehdi Monadi from Tehran, Iran

excellent & excellent ;)

8 Oct 2012 7:57am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

I like his intense gaze and the soft BW

8 Oct 2012 8:07am

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Excellent! Le regard vers l'avenir???

8 Oct 2012 8:29am

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

His look gives me the creeps ..........
Great scenery!!

8 Oct 2012 8:41am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Fascinating how he looks into nowhere and at the same time his mirror image is watching the stage. A brilliantly puzzling image, Mariana!

8 Oct 2012 9:22am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Il semble être complètement perdu dans ses pensées, tu as raison c'est du temps perdu!!! Fantastique portrait. ***** Belle journée Mariana.

8 Oct 2012 9:55am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

The concert seems not so captivating for this stainless eyed guy.

8 Oct 2012 10:07am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

I feel some FUTURE in his eyes. Good luck !

8 Oct 2012 11:23am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb portrait ! His eyes are brillant !! Life is good with music !

8 Oct 2012 11:27am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

I think, you are right.

8 Oct 2012 11:36am

@Jypyä Pop: I am never right, but I'm glad you like the title and pay attention to it only. See, I am so attracted to these blank eyes, to this blank look, that was lasting for ever without blinking ! Just a reason why I took this picture ! Was wondering what he was thinking if thinking anything ....

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Excellent portrait aux yeux humides qui crève presque l'écran!
Bonne journée lumineuse!

8 Oct 2012 11:38am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
very nice & amazing!
Beautiful lights!

8 Oct 2012 11:48am

Monik from PARIS, France

Superbe le cadrage avec cette succession de plans qui nous dévoile des tranches de vie!
Son regard laisse rêveur...

8 Oct 2012 11:53am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

Love his intense stare

8 Oct 2012 12:01pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Nice capture.

8 Oct 2012 12:41pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Life, right there in those eyes...

8 Oct 2012 12:47pm

Sam from Chennai, India

He is lost in his thoughts . Strong gaze; strange expression. Another great capture. :)

8 Oct 2012 2:33pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

I really do like this image, very strong

8 Oct 2012 2:52pm

franz from Baden, Austria

intriguing! i wonder what he is looking at with such determination ... the action seems to be going on behind him !!!

8 Oct 2012 2:58pm

yalda from Iran, Iran

Did he really thinks in this moment , Life is beautiful?
I dont khnow ...
but , your shot is interesting Mariana.

8 Oct 2012 3:09pm

@yalda: My title is quite ironic. It is obvious today, it was obvious yesterday ! Maybe I continue using this title for much more images .... I love it ! Thanks yalda !

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great framing & b&w, i like those severals plans ....

8 Oct 2012 3:15pm

@Eric C.: what is "several plans..." ? Sorry, I do not get it .

Joke from Leuven, Belgium

The watchdog of the concert. He's watching everyone

8 Oct 2012 3:27pm

@Joke: he was watching nobody ! just staring at the same direction all the time .

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

:-) oh my poor english ... something happens everywhere on this picture ... on the left, foreground background, middle ground, and the closeup with this man. Good job !

8 Oct 2012 3:29pm

@Eric C.: Feel free to leave a comment in French next time. I am using Google Translator anyway !

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Grandisoe portrait de cet homme quel trais sur ce visage, sueprbe.

8 Oct 2012 3:49pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

fantastic framing - I like the you are very close to the model, his eyes and expression

8 Oct 2012 3:55pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

He has an empty stare... This is a great portrait! really excellent!

8 Oct 2012 4:05pm

Ol from Nice Bushes, Germany

what an expression - wonderful ironic title!!! :)

8 Oct 2012 4:49pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

The composition is outstanding in this nice picture

8 Oct 2012 6:24pm

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

Super compo! This man's expression says so much... and behind him the band plays on :-)

8 Oct 2012 6:54pm

Benoît Caurette from Angoulême, France

Very good expression, beautiful picture.

8 Oct 2012 7:16pm

@Benoît Caurette: thank you very much Benoît !

RBL from Oxford, United States

Very impacting photo ... to be in an environment that is loud and distracting and he looks lost in his own thoughts ~ fantastic b/w!

8 Oct 2012 7:25pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Incredible photo, and the processing is silence of the lambs creepy in his eyes !~

8 Oct 2012 8:02pm

@Phil Morris: thanks Phil !

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

WOnderful, gritty portrait.

8 Oct 2012 8:33pm

Moein from Tehran, Iran

awesome awesome ..

8 Oct 2012 8:41pm

@Moein: thx :)

Lluís from Canet de Mar, Spain

great expression

8 Oct 2012 8:54pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Amazing eyes. I wonder what he is thinking.

8 Oct 2012 8:57pm

@Elaine Hancock: seems to me nothing :)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

He seems to have a faraway look in spite of the band just behind him. Nice details and tones.

8 Oct 2012 8:57pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

doesn't seem like he's a fan of the music being played.. :)

8 Oct 2012 9:13pm

APP from Nevers, France

Superbe capture ... Grand Bravo !

8 Oct 2012 9:19pm

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

Il rêve de musique ou de jours meilleurs lui seul le sait

8 Oct 2012 10:26pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A lot of action going on in this composition with great DoF! I really love the reflections in the guy's eyes. They're like glass. I tend to think too much as well. Time to relax more. :-)

8 Oct 2012 11:58pm

Zygene from morlaix, France

une très belle teinte de noir et blanc

9 Oct 2012 1:51am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Super dieses Licht in den Augen.

9 Oct 2012 7:45am

Panagiotis Metallinos from Thessaloniki, Greece

Amazing BW portrait

9 Oct 2012 12:54pm

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

A moving picture, Mrs Maodus !

9 Oct 2012 4:53pm

Josy from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Moving face ! I adore

10 Oct 2012 6:51am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

i love this title

10 Oct 2012 10:24pm

Hugh from Chester, United Kingdom

I really like this image. It suggests a story, his eyes being the focal point. What's he looking at and what's he thinking? He almost looks like he's in tears. Angry or sad?

22 Oct 2012 5:39pm

@Hugh: sorry, need to correct you . he is totally dumb . he was looking, without blinking, for an hour. sorry to say - I think he is mentally lost !

indrajit from kankavli, India

this is incredible image.

23 Apr 2013 12:54pm

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Portrait by Panagiotis Metallinos

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/60 second
ISO 100
6 mm