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In the Middle

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/25 second F/4.5 ISO 100 35 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

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Could be anywhere in Europe

17 Jul 2013 5:27am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent capture

17 Jul 2013 5:44am

Monik from PARIS, France

Nécessaire et affligeant témoignage d'une réalité qui malheureusement finit par laisser indifférent...Entre l'or qui coule à flots et la misère , une photo qui donne à réfléchir...

17 Jul 2013 6:13am

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

Too sad for words, Mariana ............
Light and tones are just perfect!

17 Jul 2013 6:33am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

harsh reality not lost on your gaze

17 Jul 2013 6:40am

Mahmood from Tehran, Iran

Ps : A Bunch Of Incurious Persons This Time , Love The Way You Select Your Subjects :)

17 Jul 2013 6:44am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb capture, such a sad sight

17 Jul 2013 6:54am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

The life as it has become. Everywhere .....

17 Jul 2013 6:55am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

ls passent tous ... indifférents

17 Jul 2013 6:57am

Babzy from Besançon, France

how sad ....

17 Jul 2013 7:06am

jean pierre from paris, France

dure réalité de la vie!! L'indifférence n'évite pas la contagion !!amitiés

17 Jul 2013 7:19am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

An extrodinary scene, superbly captured and very, very sad, the soft light adds to the saddness

17 Jul 2013 7:22am

JCJ from Troyes, France

good angle, it has big impact.

17 Jul 2013 7:42am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

L'indifférence!!! Splendide image, superbes lumière et reflets. Belle journée Mariana. *****

17 Jul 2013 7:58am

CLODO from PESSAC, France

sad everyday street life, no one cares

17 Jul 2013 8:21am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Yes, poor people are everywhere. Sad street scenery.:-(

17 Jul 2013 8:33am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Touchante et poigante scène de cette dame au sol faisant la manche

17 Jul 2013 8:47am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

tough life...

17 Jul 2013 9:39am

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Such a sad view... people passing by...

17 Jul 2013 10:34am

@Marilla: yes, but having a big distance from her not to hurt you in their rush !

Devi from Chennai, India

Poignant scene ....but beautifully captured !!!!

17 Jul 2013 11:22am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Well captured doumentary of our times, hoping someone has compassion on her:(

17 Jul 2013 12:27pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A sad commentary on our society! Nicely captured Mariana! ;-)

17 Jul 2013 12:35pm

Kyu from Japan

Well captured. Excellent documentary photo.

17 Jul 2013 1:02pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Great shot about urban loneliness...

17 Jul 2013 1:29pm

FotoAnna from Nederlek, Netherlands

So sad... Marilla, that a human have to end like this... while people walk by...
it brings tears to my eyes...
Your photo is great and I hope it will bring people to think!
Greetings, Anna

17 Jul 2013 1:43pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

This is so good it hurts.

17 Jul 2013 2:04pm

Etsu from Japan

Excellent documentary shot. This image makes me really think about poverty.

17 Jul 2013 2:18pm

MRG*Photographics from Tehran, Iran

really impressive

17 Jul 2013 2:32pm

Martine Libouton from bousval, Belgium

Une photo choc!!! très bon rendu avec ces couleurs! L'indifférence représentée avec un grand talent!5*****

17 Jul 2013 3:20pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

A sad feeling....

17 Jul 2013 3:46pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

perfectly illustrated alienation

17 Jul 2013 4:41pm

Gérard from Marseille, France

But nobody look at her. This golden light is in oppposition with thepoverty of this person

17 Jul 2013 5:05pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I feel sadness when I view this, but alas, it is the reality of life. Excellent story telling image.

17 Jul 2013 5:17pm

@Ruthiebear: thanks Ruthie

gerard1948 from Somewhere on earth, Spain

Sitting alone in the golden light and in front the indifference of passers-by, we find that in all the cities of the world. A magnificent imagne, thank you of having posted on Aminus, for me that kind of pictures is more useful than some intellectual masturbation. Congratulations Mariana.
Have a good day.

17 Jul 2013 5:33pm

Gheorghe from Bucuresti, Romania

The sad moments of the life results in great shots. Excellent image !

17 Jul 2013 5:35pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Great shot. How sad ... :)

17 Jul 2013 6:02pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

How sad that everyone passes by as if she doesn't exist. Wouldn't it be nice to have gotten a capture of people lining up ready to drop a bill or two into her cup? Great reflection of light off the pavement to highlight the patterns!

17 Jul 2013 6:17pm

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Au milieu de leur indifférence???

17 Jul 2013 6:24pm

Carol from Leamington, Canada

Oh, that poor old lady, everyone walks past as though she is a statue. You've captured one of those sad moments Mariana.... for the time that you were there, I am wondering if there was finally someone that showed a bit of compassion! My heart goes out to her.

17 Jul 2013 6:56pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

What a life we lead, it is always so sad when a person of her age comes
to this, love the colours, beautiful photo !~

17 Jul 2013 7:26pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

It's disturbing to see the way old people are discarded in many places.

17 Jul 2013 7:34pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France


17 Jul 2013 7:38pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

une scène très forte

17 Jul 2013 8:16pm

thami from Fès, Morocco

Très souvent le bain de foule révèle la solitude...
Bonne fin de journée!

17 Jul 2013 9:00pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

The light is beautiful on the pavement and contrasts so much with the sadness of the scene. So touching...

17 Jul 2013 9:27pm

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

So sad why does the world walk by?

17 Jul 2013 10:00pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

dramatica escena urbana, buena captura!

17 Jul 2013 10:38pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

So sad but such a reality today. Being ignored by everyone. Beautiful light and color.

17 Jul 2013 10:47pm

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

This is beautiful. I love the tones and mood here. And nobody seems to notice her :(

18 Jul 2013 4:04am

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

Just to be clear - I didn't mean a beautiful scene, but a beautiful, good image. A sad scene though. But a reality in today's life - all for themselves...

18 Jul 2013 4:07am

L'angevine from Angers, France

intéressante scène où cette femme me fait pitié

18 Jul 2013 12:06pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

A really sad street scene ... Beautiful image, the colors and light are wonderful !!! Excellent treatment ...

18 Jul 2013 10:49pm

Arr Day from Montreal, Canada

One scene we're all coming across one day or another. I always want to help, but money is not the answer. and the self-pity attitude is just emotional black-mailing. Yet i can never remain cold - I always get trpoubled.

Your colors are just great, the moment very well-chosen, and the framing that cuts everyone else's heads leads us to concentrate on the sitting woman, emphasizing on the contradicting conditions.

19 Jul 2013 4:42pm

Arr Day from Montreal, Canada

Oh and I like the title too : on that does not imply personnal opinion, does not trying to lead the viewer's own. But that is only my personnal opinion.

19 Jul 2013 4:45pm

roberto from Roma, Italy

cynicism and disinterest. so is everywhere today
Great shot.

23 Jul 2013 7:49pm

Hil from Roma, Italy

genial title, too.

25 Jul 2013 2:24pm

1/25 second
ISO 100
35 mm