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A Smoker

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/320 second F/5.6 ISO 400 205 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

PATRICK from miramas, France

Great capture

24 Aug 2013 5:31am

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Nice portrait shot, great in B/W.

24 Aug 2013 5:48am

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

So unwomanly and so not charming ;-))) This is a fantastic shot!!! It really looks like she's smoking the cigarette :-)) Great blurry dof caused by the smoke ..........

24 Aug 2013 6:09am

gerard1948 from Somewhere on earth, Spain

Excellent portrait, fine captured. We really feel that she is smoking. The background of the image is beautiful, I like a lot.
Have a good day.

24 Aug 2013 6:23am

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

One smokes - everybody smokes. There is a truth to this picture. Lovely composition.

24 Aug 2013 6:27am

maurizio jaya costantino from Trieste, Italy

Ok: the smoker is the husband. She is as beautiful as she was 35 years ago, when they met and decided to share the same air, the same beauties, facing the same poisons we all we meet in this life...

24 Aug 2013 6:46am

@maurizio jaya costantino: cool story :) hey, maybe she is a smoker too ;)

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Oh, très jolie capture!
Bises et bon WE

24 Aug 2013 6:52am

Melocoton from Spain

great portrait mary, bravo

24 Aug 2013 6:55am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Terrific capture so cleverly composed Mariana

24 Aug 2013 6:56am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Great details and light, good portrait

24 Aug 2013 7:15am

Gérard Méry from Tours, France

Pas le sourire comme la précédente surement à cause de la cigarette ...comme quoi fumer ne fait pas rire

24 Aug 2013 7:39am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb portrait . Great capture of the expression of the smoker !!

24 Aug 2013 8:11am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

great positioning :)

24 Aug 2013 9:05am

helys from Paris, France

Lovely smile in BW
Great angle, details as the smoke!

24 Aug 2013 11:03am

@helys: she does not smile :)

Devi from Chennai, India

Terrific capture !!! Do tell her smoking is fatal for the heart !!!!

24 Aug 2013 11:23am

@Devi: i know that . I am a smoker myself ;)

Helen from Melbourne, Australia

Love this portrait! So strong in B&W.

24 Aug 2013 11:31am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nicely captured.

24 Aug 2013 11:34am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

An illusion... Great portrait. Stunning as always.

24 Aug 2013 11:47am

Gérard from Marseille, France

I haven't seen. Ecelent !!!

24 Aug 2013 11:54am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Very clever, I love the illusion produced by your focus.

24 Aug 2013 11:59am

Rafael from North Miami, United States

Beautiful shot !

24 Aug 2013 12:18pm

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Great focus on this, totally caught up in what she's doing:)

24 Aug 2013 12:21pm

Lydia.Dd from Paris, France

Perfect illusion !! Bravo Mariana !

24 Aug 2013 1:05pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendide coup d'oeil, tu es une magicienne de l'image. Great composition. Bonne journée.

24 Aug 2013 1:34pm

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Excellent-composed shot. Great B&W image.

24 Aug 2013 1:42pm

Calusarus from Drome des collines, France

Nice with this DoF

24 Aug 2013 3:00pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A secondhand smoker anyway. I like the smokey haze from the cigarette.

24 Aug 2013 3:20pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel portrait de cette dame et sa clope qui fume sueprbe.

24 Aug 2013 4:24pm

Jacques Brassard from Quebec, Canada

Great portrait.

24 Aug 2013 5:36pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I had to look for a minute but I then figured it out! Fantastic image and so very clever! I like how the smoke obscures the picture in the background.

24 Aug 2013 6:27pm

Abena from Illinois, United States

I love the reflections and the smoke behind. The placement of the second smokers cigarette is very clever :) I like!

24 Aug 2013 7:45pm

ARIKA from KYOTO, Japan

Well seen! You've captured a miraculous moment.

25 Aug 2013 1:27am


very good

25 Aug 2013 2:00am

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

I thought she was smoking at first! Another fantastic portrait.

25 Aug 2013 3:44am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Well seen.... :D

25 Aug 2013 4:32am

Mahmood from Tehran, Iran

Great Street Illusions :bd

Some Photographers Are Just The Selectors , But Some Of Them Are Creator ( You're Certainly One Of The Greatest In Second Group )

25 Aug 2013 10:42am

@Mahmood: maybe i do not understand your comment , this part about - CREATOR- but I certainly do not belong to these group :) I create nothing , I SEE and only SEE things which I like , take pictures of that and that's all. A PURE REALITY AROUND ME !

L'angevine from Angers, France

avec cette cigarette au loin,on dirait qu'elle l'a à sa bouche

25 Aug 2013 10:58am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

The illusion is perfect, well seen. Good b&w portrait.

25 Aug 2013 4:03pm

Mahmood from Tehran, Iran

About The Creators I Mean , The Photographers That Seen The "PURE REALITY AROUND" The Way They Like , Not The Way It Is

26 Aug 2013 5:15am

franz from Baden, Austria

ha, ha ... a passive smoker for sure !!! so well spotted and taken, m. (and you can't deny you "created" the impression ... ;-)))

26 Aug 2013 9:03am

1/320 second
ISO 400
205 mm