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Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/200 second F/4.0 ISO 80 15 mm

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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

maurizio jaya costantino from Trieste, Italy

colors, very beautiful...

8 Jul 2013 5:27am

@maurizio jaya costantino: maybe, but to be a smoker is not so beautiful, especially smoking and kneeling

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Excellent composition ! The anti-smoking are going to feast ! Phil

8 Jul 2013 5:59am

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

The woman is handling two addictions at the same time ;-))
Wonderful frame and tones! I like how the pattern of the street furniture returns in the shades ..........

8 Jul 2013 6:25am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Colors and lines .... Beautiful.

8 Jul 2013 6:38am

@Gérard Beullac: and poor smokers

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

A universal sight, two strangers forced together because of a shared addiction, which is probably the only thing they have in common. I wonder if the mobile phone is a useful distraction so that she does not have to engage with the man ? The problem is Mariana that you pictures always raise so many questions..... :-) They area commentary on human activity which I have not seen from any other photographer. You have my unqualified admiration.

8 Jul 2013 6:40am

@Nigel: thanks Nigel. you are right, so my pictures are not good for relaxation and entertainment ( for these who do not like to think and go deeper into picture meaning )

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb composition Mariana, wonderfully captured

8 Jul 2013 6:59am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Every position is good.(for smoker).:-) Nicely captured.

8 Jul 2013 7:24am

Ludovic Roudet from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Excellent composition.

8 Jul 2013 9:08am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

excellent scene well captured, a real addiction to the cigarette and the phone, too ))

8 Jul 2013 9:56am

Mahmood from Tehran, Iran

Two Thumbs Up

8 Jul 2013 10:20am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Belle composition.

8 Jul 2013 10:25am

PATRICK from miramas, France

Splendide capture and color

8 Jul 2013 11:07am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superb scene! Excellent composition!

8 Jul 2013 11:17am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Ils semblent être tous les deux très stressés!!! Superbes portraits, magnifique cadrage. Belle journée Mariana.

8 Jul 2013 11:37am

Monik from PARIS, France

Excellent cadrage, une photo percutante qui met en évidence une double addiction...!!!

8 Jul 2013 11:50am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Really suggestive shot. Anyway, I don't smoke.

8 Jul 2013 11:51am

@Hiro: I do and still alive :)

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Yep! Don't smoke and don't like the smell for me this is best for non-smokers but for them it adds more hassle and probably more stress, which may be the reason they smoke in the first place

8 Jul 2013 12:29pm

jean pierre from paris, France

la tristesse du cumul des addictions!! la négation de la liberté!! amitiés

8 Jul 2013 1:30pm

Etsu from Japan

Nice composition.

8 Jul 2013 1:57pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Great composition . They need to understand what is important in the too short and unpredictable life !

8 Jul 2013 2:33pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Nice catch same actions...

8 Jul 2013 2:36pm

keyouest from la roche sur yon, France

tout accroupis le monde se rétrécit

8 Jul 2013 2:59pm

destani from mashhad, Iran

Nice frame, great shot.

8 Jul 2013 7:26pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wonderful image. I think it is interesting how they are physically similar in position but in their own world.

8 Jul 2013 7:34pm

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

A real avoidance of social interaction. Great street photography.

8 Jul 2013 8:44pm

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Great composition ! What incredible situation!

8 Jul 2013 9:57pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

suitably sordid :)

8 Jul 2013 10:40pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That must be a smokers' posture they have assumed. A very cool capture of these folks and their habit.

9 Jul 2013 12:11am

rob from faenza, Italy

This picture is so "static" and well composed, in a sense of "perfect moment", that I'd like to see it cropped down to a square. Usually I do not write suggestions on whatever. Please take my 5 stars anyway. :)

9 Jul 2013 3:39pm

@rob: thx Rob. You know, I almost never take the suggestions seriously, but this time I really think the same as you when reconsider this image. I agree that a square shape would be more cool !

franz from Baden, Austria

a fun capture of a "threatened species" who will do anything! perfect "capture" of the moment !!!

10 Jul 2013 6:48pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

this candid shot made me smile.. nicely done!

17 Jul 2013 3:55pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/200 second
F/4.0
ISO 80
15 mm