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Living In the World We Build

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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

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Really love your b&w here, perfect for the scene.

7 Dec 2012 5:46am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

A great B & W view.

7 Dec 2012 6:17am

365 from namur, Belgium

I hope you have not been electrocuted !

7 Dec 2012 6:44am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Superb industrialscape but terrifying too.:-)

7 Dec 2012 6:44am

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

I agree with Tomek ! the photo is wonderful, the landscape to live in , not to much !!! Annierita

7 Dec 2012 6:54am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

We build for the best and the worst ! Great shot ! Phil

7 Dec 2012 6:56am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful graphic quality with all the lines and patterns. The B&W is outstanding .

7 Dec 2012 7:05am

KriKridesign from Suisse, Switzerland

Long time I haven't post a comment to you, but here it says everithing about human's crazyness... My God... Welcome in an industrial world

7 Dec 2012 7:22am

@KriKridesign: thanks for the visit Kri !

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

This is perfect for a Black & White image.

7 Dec 2012 7:55am

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

A great criscross of electricity poles and wire!!
Very graphic and wonderful in b&w!

7 Dec 2012 8:05am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

a photograph scenic strongly, a perfect electric sky in this composition, great mary

7 Dec 2012 8:19am

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

No words for that - terrible is to weak.

7 Dec 2012 8:29am

michel creze from le havre, France

Beau noir et blanc et beau graphisme

Beautiful black and white and beautiful graphics

7 Dec 2012 8:35am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Love that title

7 Dec 2012 9:37am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Stunning contrast image, well chosen title.

7 Dec 2012 10:06am

max from petite ville à l ouest, France

RIP Louis (Armstrong), it's a chance not to see this world such as it became and not this you sang
great shot Marianna

7 Dec 2012 10:25am

Monik from PARIS, France

Impressionnant, cet entrelacs de lignes... Dans quel monde, vivons-nous... Une photo terrible mais excellente..! Bravissimo!*****

7 Dec 2012 10:44am

Hossein Saharnaz from Ahvaz, Iran

great shot...superbe b& usuall Mariana.

7 Dec 2012 11:07am

jean pierre from paris, France

superbe noir et blanc!! amts

7 Dec 2012 11:14am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

A nightmare of metal; good capture

7 Dec 2012 11:20am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Powerful shot - looks like the world we build is a prison or steel trap!

7 Dec 2012 11:25am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Creative B/W excellently presented. Love it

7 Dec 2012 11:35am

thami from Fès, Morocco

Inquiétant et concentrationnaire !
Bonne journée lumineuse et chal-heureuse!

7 Dec 2012 11:52am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Even a scene like this you can take a superb museum quality photo, you truly are
amazing, the who photo speaks of grit, dirt, and extreme power !~

7 Dec 2012 11:52am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

has an excellent menacing feel to it, even though it's there 'for our own good'

7 Dec 2012 11:55am

omid from mashhad, Iran

We have not built a beautiful world!
very nice & wonderful shot!

7 Dec 2012 12:08pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Of something like power lines, often a problem for photography, you've obtained an excellent pic.

7 Dec 2012 12:17pm

Adrian from Wakefield, United Kingdom

fabulous composition, the pylons criss-crossing each other creating the feel of razor wire across the land is mesmerising and your B&W is just perfection. have a good weekend MaRiana

7 Dec 2012 12:40pm

Lucia from Bahia, France


7 Dec 2012 12:51pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

A superb composition . The truck add to this photo .Great B&W .

7 Dec 2012 12:56pm

mohkum from Cochin (Kochi), India

Highly graphical composition! This is another type of pollution!

7 Dec 2012 1:00pm

Florence from Paris, France


7 Dec 2012 1:05pm

@Florence: thanks for Remix , Florence !

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

This is the minimum we need for charging the batteries of our smartphones, cameras, tablets, laptops, electric cars...

7 Dec 2012 1:22pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent capture

7 Dec 2012 1:24pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Incroyable accumulation et gaspillage de l'énergie. Splendide N&B. Bonne journée Mariana.

7 Dec 2012 2:01pm

B.Sully from Surf City, United States

Love the contrast here! Great shot!

7 Dec 2012 2:17pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

"powerful" frame

7 Dec 2012 2:34pm

philmess from angouleme, France

Que de fils et ferraille photo fantomatique et le petit camion on dirait un jouet
Super N§B

7 Dec 2012 3:08pm

mohammad from shiraz, Iran

realy i like this type taking photo

7 Dec 2012 3:32pm

Joke from Leuven, Belgium

what you see is what you get

7 Dec 2012 3:57pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Nice B/W view.

7 Dec 2012 4:27pm

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Wouhaaaaaaaaaa! j'adore ton cadrage et super l'emploie du noir et blanc!!! j'aime++++

7 Dec 2012 4:40pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

it can be depressing to realize that the world we live in will look like thus if we don't properly take care of it. great catch!

7 Dec 2012 5:10pm

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

The framing of this industrial site is magnificent, fabulous black and white. A great photo, I love it.
Spent a wonderful evening.

7 Dec 2012 5:30pm

@gerard1948: Thank you Gerard. Have a wonderful weekend !

Sam from Chennai, India

Great shot. Excellent B&W image. Lovely colours. Wonderful. :)

7 Dec 2012 6:03pm

Sam from Chennai, India

oops... I am sorry, Lovely details... :)

7 Dec 2012 6:04pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic b/w and scene; love your title!

7 Dec 2012 7:06pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superbly graphic image showing how we can make a mess !

7 Dec 2012 7:17pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Incredible site! This is magnificent even if we regret what we are doing to our planet! *****

7 Dec 2012 8:04pm

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Brilliant a very powerful image and such a true title

7 Dec 2012 8:13pm

ISA.H from Paris, Vitry et Ailleurs..., France

Superb ! I like.

7 Dec 2012 8:24pm

Arr Day from Montréal, Canada

I too like to look at the world we humans build for ourselves. It is fascinating what we can make ... and put up with.
With those lights in the sky, it was the perfect moment to compose with this subject. There is a lot of depth due to the wiring leaving the frame on the left. I like that and the pylone standing to the front.

7 Dec 2012 8:51pm

Marc from Chardonne, Switzerland

a bit complicated !
but very interesting shot, well done

7 Dec 2012 9:21pm

Moreno Paulon from Stresa/Novara/Milano, Italy

Wow, great one

7 Dec 2012 9:30pm

Carol from Leamington, Canada

It's back to reality with concrete, wires and noisy trucks..... quite a change from the beautiful park scenes. Very nice!

7 Dec 2012 10:06pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Impressive industrial composition. The overall dark tones convey your opinion.

7 Dec 2012 10:10pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

exquisite. beautifully done.

7 Dec 2012 10:21pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

do we really live in a forest of steel and power lines?? :-(

dramatic scene, mariana!

7 Dec 2012 10:43pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Wow! That is one incredibly large substation! I love the lattice work of the towers which stand out nicely against the sky.

7 Dec 2012 11:44pm

Lluís from Canet de Mar, Spain

terrific shot

8 Dec 2012 12:32am

Yasmin from Vancouver, Canada

lots of electricity pylons and wire...:-) but it's a good idea.Nice

8 Dec 2012 1:42am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This creates such an a huge contrast from the images of beautiful landscapes and sunsets. But, it is a reality. Great image.

8 Dec 2012 2:25am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

The big wheel keeps on turning. best…jf

8 Dec 2012 3:47am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Great BW ! Nice processing for those artificial subjects.

8 Dec 2012 8:47am

Eric Laforgue from Ivry sur Seine, France

Superbe, du Pollock figuratif.

8 Dec 2012 9:08am

Damien from Plérin, France

And we build against us. What a BW!

8 Dec 2012 5:33pm

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

A so impressive geometry !

9 Dec 2012 9:27am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Powerful scene, what a place!

10 Dec 2012 4:03pm

franz from Baden, Austria

excellent document of the world that surrounds us all too often ...

10 Dec 2012 5:18pm

Farhad from Tehran, Iran


29 Dec 2012 8:40am

This image has been featured in 2 Remix collections.

My Fav by Florence

architecture by Marc

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/500 second
ISO 80
43 mm