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Fragments Of An Unfinished Drama

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/1250 second F/7.1 ISO 400 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

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel dessin sur le sol craquelé et ce portrait de dame superbe.

19 Feb 2013 5:58am

365 from namur, Belgium

The dramatic appearance makes me think she is with her will in her hand.
The fact that the photo is tilted managed to increase the drama. Good photo, as usual :-)

19 Feb 2013 6:32am

larans from Lund, Sweden

There is really a lot of dramas/possibilities to think about in this picture.
that´s the way an inteeresting photo would be!

19 Feb 2013 6:41am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Superb composition - the cracks and lines in the road are full of symbolism for this advancing figure.

19 Feb 2013 6:57am

Frankiess from Český Těšín, Czech Republic

Great perspective and good detail relief surface. Very nice! I like it..

19 Feb 2013 6:58am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Stunning image and great title Mariana

19 Feb 2013 7:10am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Excellent image, the lady is walking with purpose, perfect title

19 Feb 2013 7:32am

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

Great pov and pattern of the pavement!
Please let us know how this story will end ;-))

19 Feb 2013 7:44am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

The framing is masterful.

19 Feb 2013 8:08am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Great composition

19 Feb 2013 8:49am

STEED from D, France

Well composed picture,M'...

19 Feb 2013 8:51am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

It reminds me the feeling of film noir or thriller.

19 Feb 2013 8:53am

jean pierre from paris, France

jolie composition !! le dessin sur le sol et la vieille dame qui se veut incognito avec ses lunettes de soleil, sont extra!!! amitié

19 Feb 2013 9:05am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Excellent frame.

19 Feb 2013 9:12am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Un cadrage génial, superbe composition. Belle journée Mariana.

19 Feb 2013 9:55am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice story telling shot. Nice composition, too.

19 Feb 2013 9:59am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

a great bit of crazy paving

19 Feb 2013 10:25am

Devi from Chennai, India

Great scene and portrait...Searching for an address, perhaps!!!!

19 Feb 2013 10:34am

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

Beau cadrage et n&b !

19 Feb 2013 11:37am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Nice love the title, now let's follow her and see if the drams ends or continues on:)

19 Feb 2013 12:13pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

une superbe réalisation à l'interprétation planétaire.

19 Feb 2013 12:29pm

Lucia from Bahia, France


19 Feb 2013 1:05pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5*****

19 Feb 2013 1:37pm

Mandar from Kudal, India

Hats off boss...Great imagination.......An old lady with such a flooring....flooring representing memories from her life which she might be trying to cascade to tell a journey of her life....PERFECT TITLE....

19 Feb 2013 2:01pm

@Mandar: very nice reading of the image. looks like we both have very similar imagination and vision of what we see ! thx Mandar !

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

symbolism of life perfect ending cracked, fantastic Mary, masterpiece

19 Feb 2013 2:12pm

@Melocoton: thanks Pablo . I like this image too .

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Superbe ta photo!! j'adore+++++

19 Feb 2013 2:13pm

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

She looks to be picking a very determined path in life, great shot I love it. The path seems to be confusing her journey but she looks undeterred.

19 Feb 2013 2:15pm

thami from Fès, Morocco

Superbe rendu avec cet asphalte qui préfigure une marelle géante à l'échelle des continents!
Bonne fin de journée!

19 Feb 2013 2:18pm

Damien from Plérin, France

Extra one.

19 Feb 2013 2:43pm

franz from Baden, Austria

what a cryptic title to a cryptic photo, m.!!! as so often with your thought-provoking images, we are left to see what we can see in this one, too! and as always, captivating compo and rendition !!!

19 Feb 2013 2:50pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb composition and great B&W !

19 Feb 2013 3:03pm

Monik from PARIS, France

Une superbe métaphore de la marche du temps et de ses dégats. Excellent, Mariana! *****

19 Feb 2013 3:06pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Very nice textures, great shot.

19 Feb 2013 3:31pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

This is wonderful, and she follows the path made here, beautiful.

19 Feb 2013 4:02pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Excellent symbolism in your image! She seems to be determined and strong in spite of the cracked path of her life!*****

19 Feb 2013 4:25pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

A beautiful framing, I like very much the forms on the cracked ground which becomes fragile as this old lady !

19 Feb 2013 4:46pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic b&w and I really like the angle. It adds to the drama. The ground reminds me of many compartments where memories are stored.

19 Feb 2013 5:10pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A super image of the tiny woman dressed in black. She walks on a bridge of ice it seems.

19 Feb 2013 5:24pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent framing! Superb textures! Great composition!

19 Feb 2013 5:50pm

Véro from Savoie, France

La vie n'est pas un long fleuve tranquille ! En voici une belle représentation !

19 Feb 2013 6:20pm

Joke from Leuven, Belgium

Beautiful structure in the picture

19 Feb 2013 7:07pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A beautiful title for this well framed shot Mariana! Bravo! ;-)

19 Feb 2013 7:37pm

michel creze from le havre, France

Belle composition .Comme disait mes parents " la vie est pleine de trous et de bosses "! ( je ne sais pas ce que cela va donner en Anglais !)

Beautiful composition. As my parents said "Life is full of holes and bumps!" (I do not know what it is going to give in English!)

19 Feb 2013 7:54pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

fragments as pieces of the puzzle of life?

beautiful, mariana!! :-))

19 Feb 2013 9:36pm

gerard1948 from Somewhere on earth, Spain

Beautiful framing, I like the look of this lady who looks at you, she seems surprised. A great photo, I love it.
Have a good evening.

19 Feb 2013 9:42pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wonderful composition and she walks many lines! Love this!

19 Feb 2013 9:52pm

Carol from Leamington, Canada

The designs in the pavement are quite interesting... perhaps she is trying to decide what path to take. It looks a bit confusing but she takes notes in hope that she will make the right decision. It's amazing the thoughts that go through one's mind when looking at a photo. A nice diversion for me, I enjoyed!

19 Feb 2013 10:01pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Love the patens on the floor, great shot

19 Feb 2013 10:56pm

Jackie from Montréal, Canada

Amazing shot with the paterns on the floor and the lovely woman!

19 Feb 2013 11:10pm

Yasmin from Vancouver, Canada

this is wonderful

20 Feb 2013 4:09am

Mahmood from Tehran, Iran

Wooooooooooooow , Stunning Image And Great Title
Nice Texture , Great Frame , Prefect Element Selection
Bravo Bravo

20 Feb 2013 6:46am

L'angevine from Angers, France

le sol a aussi ses rides

20 Feb 2013 8:46am

Marie from FRESNES, France

superbe premier plan, les textures au sol sont belles.

24 Feb 2013 5:39pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

love how the patterns form on the ground, nice shot!

14 Mar 2013 4:34pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/1250 second
ISO 400
6 mm