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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

Sophie from Doubs, France

Beautiful portrait !

9 Jul 2013 5:04am

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

Wonderful and different portrait, great pov and depth!

9 Jul 2013 6:19am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

The time leaves its tracks on She and on the wall, but both resist nicely and with strength... Phil

9 Jul 2013 6:32am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

I remember old walls riddled with bullets, testimony of the past war. I find this atmosphere in your photo, because of this old wall, and of the anxious look of this old woman. I like the perspective, the B&W and the motive of her dress which plays as the shadows on the ground. An excellent scene and documentary !

9 Jul 2013 6:36am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Beautifully captured Mariana, the texture and age of the wall together with this lovely old lady makes a superb composition

9 Jul 2013 7:08am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Wonderful portrait. The composition is great. Have a nice day.

9 Jul 2013 7:13am

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

excellent portrait, I like this black and white

9 Jul 2013 7:33am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Dramatic point of view.
She is maybe surprised you take a picture at this moment.
We have the feeling the picture describes the environment of her life she fits to very well .

9 Jul 2013 7:49am

@Gérard Beullac: she is just resting for a while and looking back, like she does in her life - always remembering, always looking backward searching for good things, but so many bad things that happened in her life do not allow her to relax and be calm. a burden of her life is on her back just like this old, ugly wall

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

She is looking out for someone........

9 Jul 2013 7:57am

PATRICK from miramas, France

Superb capture

9 Jul 2013 8:07am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

5***** juste magnifique cette photo de scène de vie!!!

9 Jul 2013 8:31am

Sébastien Combrichon from Lyon, France

Très joli n&b !

9 Jul 2013 8:38am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Awesome contrast.

9 Jul 2013 9:14am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Great b&w portrait of this old woman in her environement. Like the framing a lot !

9 Jul 2013 9:17am

jean pierre from paris, France

extra!!! une scène de rue superbe!! amitiés

9 Jul 2013 11:49am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice use of light and shadow

9 Jul 2013 12:48pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Une superbe perspective, toujours des contrastes splendides sur tes photos. La lumière sur son visage est magnifique. Belle journée Mariana. *****

9 Jul 2013 1:52pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Nice frame...

9 Jul 2013 1:59pm

Etsu from Japan

Quite well capture of the woman with nice POV and effective B&W.

9 Jul 2013 2:43pm

rob from faenza, Italy

Great B&W, and I really like the filtering light on the face of the old woman. Nice work!

9 Jul 2013 3:36pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent framing and B/W! Superb scene!

9 Jul 2013 4:18pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like how you used the play of light and shadow on the person - it kind of mimics the texture of the wall.

9 Jul 2013 6:02pm

destani from mashhad, Iran

Excellent framing ! Beautiful portrait ! 5*****

9 Jul 2013 7:24pm

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

We should be able to grow old gracefully but often the politics and wars of our so-called world leader won't allow that to happen.

9 Jul 2013 9:40pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wonderful POV with the long sidewalk and the detail of the old wall. The woman, like the wall have seen and been through a lot.

9 Jul 2013 11:34pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The wall is still standing and so is she. A superb B&W.

10 Jul 2013 12:14am

John Jungklaus from Chase Mills, NY, United States

Excellent !!

10 Jul 2013 1:22am

franz from Baden, Austria

powerful frame and content, awesome light and shade!

10 Jul 2013 6:47pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

mastershot mary, genial

10 Jul 2013 9:39pm

Arr Day from Montreal, Canada

Anxiety somehow. And expectation. At a moment when she's about to fall outside the frame. Vulnerability. A very good photograph again. With the textures on her dress and the shadows on the wall.

11 Jul 2013 1:12am

Damien from Plérin, France

Strong one. Bosnia I think.

11 Jul 2013 9:01pm

@Damien: there is a tag - serbia

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/320 second
ISO 80
6 mm