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Desperately Seeking Shade

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 30 October 2012 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

August, 2012

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/800 second F/4.0 ISO 80 9 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

Zygene from morlaix, France

Une jolie et amusante photo dans une belle lumière.

30 Oct 2012 5:32am

Devi from Chennai, India


30 Oct 2012 5:46am

Sophie from Fournets Luisans, France

beautiful !

30 Oct 2012 6:29am

@Sophie: thanks Sophie !

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Excellent composition - I like the lone figure in this sea of empty chairs. Perhaps she is early for the event - and needs shade for the long wait.

30 Oct 2012 6:40am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Umbrella in the centre makes the composition.:-) Beautiful B&W.

30 Oct 2012 6:44am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Seems to be the first one ; ] best…jf

ps lost you from my blog watch ; [

30 Oct 2012 6:46am

@ordinaryimages: not first . other people are hiding in a shade of trees! show is on and it was like that all the time

** he is another hero

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
very nice!
so beautiful shadows!

30 Oct 2012 6:58am

@omid: thanks omid

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Excellent scene, perfect in B&W

30 Oct 2012 7:01am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Terrific composition, I love it

30 Oct 2012 7:10am

@Doug: thank you Doug !

365 from namur, Belgium

Funny to see that person alone in the middle of the rows of chairs. But the temperature has greatly diminished since the scene.

30 Oct 2012 7:10am

Monik from PARIS, France

Insolite et superbe photo. Bravissimo!!!

30 Oct 2012 7:39am

Josy from Clermont-Ferrand, France

I like this bright solitude!

30 Oct 2012 7:53am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent compo 5****

30 Oct 2012 7:59am

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Very appealing, with the rows of chairs in b/w.

30 Oct 2012 8:13am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

I like the lines of chairs and their shadows (the lorry disturbs me a bit)

30 Oct 2012 8:23am

@Veronique: U-HAUL - a little rented truck who delivered all these chairs :) does not bother me at all .

Emmeji from France

Il n'aurait pas été plus simple d'aller sous les arbres ;)

30 Oct 2012 8:24am

Lucie Pao (By PegM) from ~ ici ou là ~, France

Oh j'adore ! magnifique prise. Je mets 5 étoiles, qui sont méritées !

30 Oct 2012 8:39am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Always admire your originality Mariana.........

30 Oct 2012 8:49am

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

Great composition with wonderful rhythm and shadows of the chairs!!

30 Oct 2012 8:53am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

marvellous :)

30 Oct 2012 9:17am

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Très graphique cette image. la jeune femme semble avoir un problème pour ouvrir le parasol ;-))

30 Oct 2012 9:31am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful composition with a superb light .

30 Oct 2012 9:46am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

She may not be popular with the patrons at the back later on, but for now
she seems to have come prepared for whatever the show will bring, such a
wonderful photo !~

30 Oct 2012 9:51am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Elle a vraiment de la place!!! Géniale cette image. ***** Belle journée Mariana.

30 Oct 2012 10:34am

Lokesh from Hyderabad, India

nice composition and the monochrome looks good with the shadows...

30 Oct 2012 10:40am

Babzy from Besançon, France

Excellent compo ! :)

30 Oct 2012 10:53am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Beautiful composition and shadows.

30 Oct 2012 11:00am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

wonderful composition, with the power of b / w, your own mriada, fantastic Marian

30 Oct 2012 12:24pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Gute Idee von der jungen Dame mit dem eigenen Schirm. Das SW mit den Schatten ist Brillant.

30 Oct 2012 12:48pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Love the composition here Mariana! It looks like she came to the event prepared! ;-)

30 Oct 2012 1:00pm

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Really funny, the composition is superb. Excellent photo and black and white is fantastic.
Have a good day.

30 Oct 2012 1:26pm

Benoît Caurette from Angoulême, France

Excellent and funny composition. I like very much the perspectives which bring us towards the funny subject.

30 Oct 2012 1:27pm

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

So funny! She wants to be in the center absolutely!!! Excellent composition with those lines of chairs.

30 Oct 2012 1:40pm

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Compo and b/w are spectacular! Fantastic photo

30 Oct 2012 1:57pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

Superb frame and composition

30 Oct 2012 2:09pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle compo et graphsime de chaises sueprbe iamge et image avec la belle dame.

30 Oct 2012 2:10pm

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Du soleil en veux-tu en voilà ! Superbe bain de lumière bien rendu et les ombres sont vigoureuses comme je les aime!
Bonne journée lumineuse!

30 Oct 2012 2:37pm

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Chapeau madame ! Bonne journée

30 Oct 2012 3:36pm

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Très belle composition graphique!!!! j'aime ce noir et blanc et cette dame au milieu!!! j'adore++++

30 Oct 2012 3:36pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

She came prepared. An excellent capture with this one early bird in the chairs.

30 Oct 2012 4:14pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent image - almost surreal

30 Oct 2012 4:35pm

Alan44 from Saint Nazaire, France

Belle prise de vue.

30 Oct 2012 5:13pm

Adrian from Wakefield, United Kingdom

spot on composition, love the crispness of the shadowplay, also love the umbrella I think their just so photogenic, excellent work as always Mariana

30 Oct 2012 5:23pm

@Adrian: thanks Adrian !

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

One of the most beautiful autumnal captures

30 Oct 2012 6:57pm

@Othersideblue: it was August though :)

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent scene!

30 Oct 2012 7:17pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

excellent graphism and composition with the only woman and her umbrella !

30 Oct 2012 7:27pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

une spectatrice qui profite du soleil

30 Oct 2012 7:35pm

franz from Baden, Austria

well spotted and taken! she has all the room in the world, all for herself, thanks to her ingenuity. (all the other shadow lovers crowd together under the trees ... ;-))

30 Oct 2012 7:40pm

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Una escena muy curiosa,siempre estas muy atenta.Saludos.

30 Oct 2012 7:53pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Terrific compo!!!!! Lovely!!

30 Oct 2012 8:00pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Great composition, well seen as always and nicely photographed.

30 Oct 2012 8:14pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

excellent graphics

30 Oct 2012 9:31pm

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

heureusement qu'elle n'a pas de voisin avec son ombrelle encombrante, bien vu Mariana !

30 Oct 2012 9:57pm

Photo Attraction from Porto, Portugal

Very nice b&w.
Wouldn't it improve if you croped the bottom part ? Maybe de-centering the lady ?

30 Oct 2012 10:35pm

@Photo Attraction: thanks for suggestion . it would not work for me , sorry !

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

funny photo, mariana, of this heroine! :-))

30 Oct 2012 10:48pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Really great shot, very well spotted

30 Oct 2012 11:19pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful image. I like the lines of chairs and the shadows that they create. She was smart to bring her own shade. A wonderful capture.

30 Oct 2012 11:37pm

Jackie from Montréal, Canada

Very nice B & W shot! Beautiful composition!

30 Oct 2012 11:42pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Excellent ! A graphic and surprising shot! well done !

31 Oct 2012 11:16am

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful image. Lovely light and shade. :)

31 Oct 2012 12:57pm

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Just a magic shot! Great graphism with a human touch.

31 Oct 2012 1:36pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Magnificent composition!

31 Oct 2012 1:44pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great compo & bw !

31 Oct 2012 5:39pm

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Great image! This one brought a big smile to my face. :-)

1 Nov 2012 11:45am

Sugata from Newark, United States

Amazing composition!

2 Nov 2012 3:25am

digitalCG from Manchester, United Kingdom

Excellent, a graphic feast with a wonderful centrepoint.

2 Nov 2012 1:25pm

Panagiotis Metallinos from Thessaloniki, Greece

Great compo. I realy like that picture cause it has a vintage mood

2 Nov 2012 1:40pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

she doesn't want to get burned.. :) nice capture!

2 Nov 2012 4:26pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

The right place! The right shot! Excellent!
Have a nice day.

14 Nov 2012 7:01pm

Philou04 from Manosque, France

Great find and composition.

16 Nov 2012 10:15am

Anita Pena from Bretagne, France

Un clin d'oeil amusant et cocasse et un N@B somptueux !

22 Nov 2012 5:14pm

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Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/800 second
ISO 80
9 mm