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Open Your Eyes

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/80 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

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Well, at least one of them. This image leaves me speechless.

11 Dec 2012 6:09am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Incredible portrait.

11 Dec 2012 6:38am

365 from namur, Belgium

Is he winking at you :-)

11 Dec 2012 6:53am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

The fall or the awakening !? This portrait makes me fear ...Phil

11 Dec 2012 7:03am

Gérard from Marseille, France

Beyond the photo, I greet the title which shows your humanity

11 Dec 2012 7:07am

Mahmood from Karaj, Iran

"Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see."

11 Dec 2012 7:12am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Sad and raw

11 Dec 2012 7:42am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Incredible portrait really touching

11 Dec 2012 7:48am

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

A sad image .........
I like the different textures!!

11 Dec 2012 8:00am

Lucia from Bahia, France

tu n'y vas pas par 4

11 Dec 2012 8:26am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Terrific portrait, splendide composition. Bonne journée Mariana.

11 Dec 2012 8:57am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

In a split second we know his situation thanks to your expertise.....

11 Dec 2012 9:15am

Joke from Leuven, Belgium

What a really really strong image

11 Dec 2012 9:26am

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

It's like a drawing. Strong portrait.

11 Dec 2012 9:38am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5*****

11 Dec 2012 9:53am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Seen that same scene far too many times; sad but very real. Good capture

11 Dec 2012 10:09am

philmess from angouleme, France

Beau portrait trés joli N§B , mais attention il te surveille d'un oeil

11 Dec 2012 10:09am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Wouhaaaaaaaaaaa!! impressionnant ton portrait!! j'adore++++5*****

11 Dec 2012 11:03am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Exzellente Aufnahme.

11 Dec 2012 11:40am

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

La tête sur le billot!

11 Dec 2012 12:16pm

@Jean-Luc T.: on the table

jean pierre from paris, France

superbe portrait!! amts

11 Dec 2012 12:48pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Incredible portrait !!

11 Dec 2012 1:12pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

The texture in this photo makes it beautiful, superb portrait !~

11 Dec 2012 1:22pm

Eau from France

beatiful, terrible but beautiful... you see all ! very good job!

11 Dec 2012 1:39pm

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

If you can !

11 Dec 2012 1:58pm

@Gérard Beullac: if he CANNOT, you CAN !

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Excellent portrait. wonderful image.

11 Dec 2012 2:13pm

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

A portrait very hard, but excellent, I love. The black and white is fabulous. Great shot.
Have a nice day.

11 Dec 2012 2:25pm

B.Sully from Surf City, United States

striking portrait, I just love all the texture going on!

11 Dec 2012 2:35pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Powerful portrait. I hope he is all right. He doesn't look well.

11 Dec 2012 2:49pm

franz from Baden, Austria

another gripping portrait, mariana! they must trust you to let you come so close ...

11 Dec 2012 3:55pm

Learning Soul from Bangalore, India

A photo anyone will pause for a couple of moments to see, ponder and want to know... the story behind.. Great one of course !

11 Dec 2012 5:57pm

@Learning Soul: thanks Soul:)

hojjat from minoodasht, Iran

I feared

11 Dec 2012 6:24pm

@hojjat: don't, please :)

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Incredible textures captured in his face, hair and beard! And I love the pattern picked up in his shirt.

11 Dec 2012 6:31pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great portrait mariana !

11 Dec 2012 7:30pm

@Eric C.: thanks Eric !

jeffrey from Haydenville, United States

amazing processing! excellent shot!

11 Dec 2012 10:42pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

This is a real stunner, you should put this in a competition

11 Dec 2012 11:03pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


11 Dec 2012 11:07pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

gorgeous portrait, mariana!!

11 Dec 2012 11:08pm

aaanouel from Heredia, Costa Rica

What a shot!!!

12 Dec 2012 3:49am

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

This is amazing, I could waste hours of my day gazing at this portrait

14 Dec 2012 12:38pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

So impressive portrait.

14 Dec 2012 1:10pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

Ohhhwww mannnn....
This hurts me....

17 Dec 2012 4:48pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

this guy looks wasted..

20 Dec 2012 5:27pm

1/80 second
ISO 400
75 mm