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"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

the contrast in the title and the image is good...

10 Oct 2012 5:42am

365 from namur, Belgium

Challenger of obesity. Attitude well captured.

10 Oct 2012 5:44am

Mooie from Vancouver, Canada

My initial reaction to this is laughter! I hope the kind smile in the lady to the left warms this no nonsense woman on the right.... she should smile too :-)

10 Oct 2012 5:55am

Ol from Nice Bushes, Germany


10 Oct 2012 5:56am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

When living is becoming a daily challenge.

10 Oct 2012 6:26am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Ooooooh did she challenge you?

10 Oct 2012 6:28am

PATRICK from miramas, France


10 Oct 2012 6:34am

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

I guess she's having a great day ...........
Nice contrast between the two women!!

10 Oct 2012 6:49am

Josy from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Bravo ! Un magnifique portrait !

10 Oct 2012 6:49am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

A smile is the best challenge to offer someone!

10 Oct 2012 6:50am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb capture, the lady with the child has won !

10 Oct 2012 6:53am

Babzy from Besançon, France

i like the look of the little kid :)

10 Oct 2012 6:58am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

I like the language of gestures, two times Jan hese totally different characters, great mary, bravo

10 Oct 2012 7:16am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

The woman on the right is certainly challenged and yet she makes an effort to
get out there, to be photographed by you, beautiful !~

10 Oct 2012 7:41am

Alan44 from Saint Nazaire, France

Belle posture.

10 Oct 2012 8:07am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Sueprbe portrait et image quel rendu NB fantastique.

10 Oct 2012 9:21am

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

:-) well done !

10 Oct 2012 10:06am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Great composition !! Two expressions in the life !!

10 Oct 2012 10:22am

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Une qui rit, l'autre qui fait la tête, bien vu !

10 Oct 2012 10:37am

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Intéressantes expressions sur les visages et chaines des regards.
Bonne journée baignée de lumière!

10 Oct 2012 10:41am

Z from Shanghai, China

Love the expression...this is a face with strong background :-)!

10 Oct 2012 10:44am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

maybe her life and health problems doesn't warrant a smile. It would be nice if she'd try:)

10 Oct 2012 10:56am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice combination of those people and the letters "CHALLENGER"

10 Oct 2012 11:09am

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Humour! Bravo Mariana

10 Oct 2012 11:18am

Benoît Caurette from Angoulême, France

Very nice expression.

10 Oct 2012 11:20am

@Benoît Caurette: Thanks Benoît! Feel free to write in French. The Google Translator is always ready here :)

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

What a face :-)

10 Oct 2012 11:20am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Lolll... bien vu, superbe cadrage. J'adore son attitude et l'expression de son visage :). Belle journée Mariana.

10 Oct 2012 11:39am

STEED from D, France

Yes,Yes,Yes ........................................Respect !!!

10 Oct 2012 11:50am

@STEED: sure, respect always ;)

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

She looks really peeeed off - nice juxtaposition of the two ladies

10 Oct 2012 12:08pm

digitalCG from Manchester, United Kingdom

Ha, love this. From that expression, I wouldn't dare challenge her!

10 Oct 2012 12:18pm

@digitalCG: me neither ;) thx !

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

She does not look happy!

10 Oct 2012 1:05pm

@B. Thomas: maybe she does not show her feelings ...

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

What a great image, very well spotted

10 Oct 2012 1:18pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

A very nice photo with a great composition.

10 Oct 2012 1:51pm

franz from Baden, Austria

wow, i would never challenge her ... ;-))

10 Oct 2012 1:54pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Resolute! best…jf

10 Oct 2012 2:06pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

The angry one, the other smiling and the smallest, curious ... like life itself.
Fantastic pic, Mariana.

10 Oct 2012 3:05pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

I am same as Doug chose. nice portraits shot.

10 Oct 2012 3:16pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

I like the contrast between the two - excellent image

10 Oct 2012 4:10pm

Irene from L C, France

Excellente confrontation ! J'aime beaucoup les expressions très opposées des deux dames et le sourcil froncé du bébé qui a l'air impressionné par sa voisine ! Excellent N&B !

10 Oct 2012 4:20pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Wieder eine ganz hervorragende Aufnahme.

10 Oct 2012 4:35pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Others smile, others are not.

10 Oct 2012 5:14pm

Panagiotis Metallinos from Thessaloniki, Greece

The difference between the two faces is beautiful. Great shot

10 Oct 2012 5:16pm

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Excellent comme d'habitude ! Je te souhaite une agréable soirée

10 Oct 2012 5:27pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

She is putting on a tough face for the competition but I am sure she is a sweetheart under the surface! Nicely captured Mariana! ;-))

10 Oct 2012 6:08pm

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Excellent, interesting photo, I like very much. Great shot.

10 Oct 2012 7:30pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Great humour in this picture! The woman on the right has such a determined expression! Excellent!

10 Oct 2012 7:33pm

Lydia.Dd from Paris, France

Un sourire à l'endroit et un sourire à l'envers ...........I like it !

10 Oct 2012 8:38pm

P-TER from Roeselare, Belgium

What a facial expression which make the photo completely beautiful!

10 Oct 2012 9:08pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

The contrast of the expression and body language of the two women is amazing. A great image!

10 Oct 2012 9:57pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

hihi .. this is perfect, mariana! :-)))

10 Oct 2012 9:57pm

Zygene from morlaix, France

Une jolie scène de vie.

10 Oct 2012 10:05pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

what a great contrast of faces. the lady on the left has a gorgeous smile

10 Oct 2012 10:23pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I wouldn't bet against this challenger. A superb portrait.

10 Oct 2012 10:38pm

Baldwin from Bejuma, Venezuela

Maybe she has good reasons to be that serious, who knows ... Excellent photo of these so different face expressions !!!

10 Oct 2012 10:38pm

Rafael from North Miami, United States

Love this B&W shot. Excellent execution of light and sharpness. Good work!

10 Oct 2012 10:44pm

chakrapani from Pennsylvania, United States

the little kid is the challenger. ! Great candid scene

11 Oct 2012 12:29am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

An great contrast in expressions that you've captured here! Perhaps she didn't understand the punchline?

11 Oct 2012 1:07am

Farid from Tehran, Iran

A very good photo with good composition.

11 Oct 2012 1:54pm

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Ha ha :-) wonderful Mariana!

11 Oct 2012 2:09pm

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

Je ne sais quoi dire devant cette femme obèse surtout avec le titre de " Challenger "

11 Oct 2012 4:54pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

excellent street candid! she's like a contestant in a wrestling competition.. ;D

11 Oct 2012 9:15pm

JACQUES from BIDART Côte Basque, France

EXCELLENT, rire et faire la gueule, quel choix de vie.

12 Oct 2012 11:09am

Sam from Chennai, India

Splendid. Amazing capture of expressions. A great title, again ... :)

12 Oct 2012 5:51pm

1/400 second
ISO 400
190 mm