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Compromise Elsewhere

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/160 second F/5.0 ISO 800 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

Sophie from Doubs, France

excellent !

16 May 2013 5:22am

Monik from PARIS, France

Une scène surréaliste où le regard s'égare entre réel et virtuel. Le traitement est abolument superbe. J'adore.*****
Bonne journée, Mariana

16 May 2013 6:02am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Absolutly fantastic !!!!!!! Great direction ! Phil

16 May 2013 6:11am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Magnificent image Mariana, so much drama

16 May 2013 6:22am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Wonderful processing - so atmospheric

16 May 2013 6:54am

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

Wonderful treatment! The red text really stands out!

16 May 2013 6:55am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Brilliant composition Mariana ... absolutely beautiful

16 May 2013 6:56am

Ludo from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Superb atmosphere, between dream and reality. Beautiful grainy effect.

16 May 2013 7:01am

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

Great mood and processing. I like it.

16 May 2013 7:39am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Excellent titre pour cette splendide mise en scène. Génial. Belle journée Mariana. *****

16 May 2013 8:21am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Superb composition and treatment - so many possible stories we find here!

16 May 2013 8:43am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

That sets the tone; no limit party on?

16 May 2013 10:01am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb composition and work !

16 May 2013 10:06am

Devi from Chennai, India

Lovely portraits here !!!

16 May 2013 10:14am

STEED from D, France

Hey !!!! Where the Real,where's the Fiction???? An excellent scene,well done....Superb,M'..A Perfect Monochrome....

16 May 2013 10:14am

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

Extra !! Strong !

16 May 2013 10:18am

Kate from United Kingdom

Amazing powerful and superb treatment!

16 May 2013 10:21am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Brillante Aufnahme.

16 May 2013 10:23am

Patrick M. from Lille, France

Excellent ! bravo

16 May 2013 11:37am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent scene! Superb image!

16 May 2013 12:16pm

Ahmad from Tehran, Iran


16 May 2013 1:06pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This is fabulous! It's dripping with drama both real and imagined. The processing is perfection.

16 May 2013 1:07pm

gerard1948 from Somewhere on earth, Spain

A fantastic and very strong scene. Excellent composition, I love it.
Have a good day.

16 May 2013 1:37pm

pete from blue mountains, Australia

great result, multiple stories in this one image, so many possibilities...

16 May 2013 1:43pm

Lucie Pao (By PegM) from Lorraine, France

Mon regard danse sur ta page, c'est superbe

16 May 2013 2:30pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Excellent image. nice composition.

16 May 2013 2:44pm

thami from Fez, Morocco

J'apprécie la chaîne des regards qui assure la circulation dans l'image!
Bonne fin de journée!

16 May 2013 2:50pm

philmess from angouleme, France

Ambiance sensuelle , le noir lui va très bien a ton image aux regards provocateurs

16 May 2013 4:20pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5****

16 May 2013 5:12pm

Hossein Saharnaz from Ahvaz, Iran

as usual the great work of you Mariana

16 May 2013 6:06pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Great scene and beautiful processing!

16 May 2013 8:04pm

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom


16 May 2013 8:07pm

franz from Baden, Austria

excellent "philosophical" image, technically brilliant as usual ... ;-)

16 May 2013 8:27pm

rem_la from Villiers, France

c'est joliment composé

16 May 2013 8:39pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

There is just so much going on here! Very dramatic. The expressions are magnificent! A fantastic image. 5*'s!

16 May 2013 10:33pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Most cinematic! A still from a movie scene that may well belong to Goddard or Truffaut!

17 May 2013 12:31am

L'angevine from Angers, France

la scène d'un film par exemple où je sens mon imagination et une inspiration

17 May 2013 7:55am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

I don't know where is the reality and I love that !

17 May 2013 2:25pm

indrajit from kankavli, India

nice shot mariana. But I dont understand why you kept that words in color. it gives artificial feel to the frame as per my opinion.

17 May 2013 2:32pm

@indrajit: What you see in background is a board inside of the bus-stop. It is black and white with a red message, and I kept the original look of it . It cannot look artificial since you see a woman on a poster writing it .... This young couple in front were cool to me, with a girl who was forcing her boyfriend to kiss her ... He was turning his head aside, but she was really very persistent. In a few seconds he started yelling at her .... Not a right place for this behavior. So, a message - "compromise elsewhere" is SUPER reply to these two young people ! I hope my explanation helps you to understand this image ! .... And something else : I am not willing to explain my images. I let them talk instead of me. If you do not get an image or do not like there is no need to comment on it. Thanks !

indrajit from kankavli, India

you are right. i dont mean that that words looks like added with a help of any software. my point is if whole image is blk n wht then why that words are color.

17 May 2013 3:04pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Beautiful monochrome and excellent processing ... the red words make a great and message !!! I like it ...
Congratulations on your 1500th post ... that's quite a milestone !!!

17 May 2013 4:50pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Really suggestive image. It's interesting for me. Your explanation helps me to understand. Thanks.

18 May 2013 3:00am

Mahmood from Tehran, Iran

Ha Ha , Superb Color Selection
Brilliant Stunner "Compromise" , Bravo

19 May 2013 7:26am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

..............masterpeice mary, exclusive

19 May 2013 8:43am

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Very well done. I also liked the explanation in your response to indrajit because it added information about subsequent actions by the dancers and made the image even more interesting.

26 May 2013 5:49pm

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1/160 second
ISO 800
75 mm