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The Road of Life

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/250 second F/5.6 ISO 400 160 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

very great capture

25 Sep 2013 5:05am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

wonderful color, comp, everything.

25 Sep 2013 5:41am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Light and tones are incredible beautiful !

25 Sep 2013 6:15am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Ah yes, reminds me a fabulous one you captured in the same place, same day, I presume.

25 Sep 2013 6:18am

@Gérard Beullac: you are right . the same place, not sure about the same day ... click at the tag - SREM to feel a mood of this charming place :)

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

Picture perfect! I love the compostion and the beautiful soft tones! The old woman is really standing out ..........

25 Sep 2013 6:58am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

C'est magnifique ! Bonne journée

25 Sep 2013 7:11am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

excellent capture and mood !

25 Sep 2013 7:19am

Babzy from Besançon, France

wonderful image ! :)

25 Sep 2013 7:24am

Olivier P from toulouse, France

Beautiful shot...Great compo ! well done !

25 Sep 2013 7:30am

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

Fantastic mood, scene & colors ! Congrats Mariana !

25 Sep 2013 7:40am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Very hard, road of life. Beautiful capture.

25 Sep 2013 7:45am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

A super composition of a sad subject.

25 Sep 2013 7:59am

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Hautement symbolique! A ce rythme-là, c'est sûr, ce n'est pas une autoroute!
Bonne journée lumineuse!

25 Sep 2013 8:24am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Beautiful mood

25 Sep 2013 8:40am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece


25 Sep 2013 8:43am

Hossein Saharnaz from Ahvaz, Iran


25 Sep 2013 8:48am

Adrian from Wakefield, United Kingdom

this is so good, the composition perfect ,and the colour and light is exquisite. 5* Mariana

25 Sep 2013 8:50am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Quand certains ne connaissent que les autoroutes de la vie, d'autres mangent de la poussière...

25 Sep 2013 8:52am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

There's an excellent painterly quality here again, as though the whole picture was conceived and composed whilst looking at a canvass.

25 Sep 2013 9:09am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

beautiful evocative shot

25 Sep 2013 9:58am

samiratis from tehran, Iran


25 Sep 2013 9:59am

David from Avranches, France

Beautiful shot Mariana.

25 Sep 2013 10:02am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Fabulous, I love the soft colour in this, it is like a painting

25 Sep 2013 10:10am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

This is outstanding, it has an Edward Hopper feel to it.

25 Sep 2013 10:24am

@Ralph Jones: thanks for this beautiful comment, Ralph !

Ludovic Roudet from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Superbly painting-like ! It reminds me Realist paintings, around Gustave Courbet. Remarkable.

25 Sep 2013 10:50am

Gaffey Photography from Massachusetts, United States

A stunning image here.

25 Sep 2013 10:54am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Yeah, this is stunning. Story telling shot.

25 Sep 2013 12:24pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

The misty feel of the shot gives the impression that the people are walking back through time! A spectacular image Mariana! 5-stars!!! Bravo! ;-)

25 Sep 2013 12:51pm

Nadine from Le sud....., France

une photo qui nous fait réféchir et nous met sur le droit chemin.....pas de trottoir, plusieurs poteaux électriques, une femme seule et son petit fourlard.....belle atmosphère

25 Sep 2013 12:52pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Un véritable tableau impressionniste, splendide composition, superbe titre. Bonne journée Mariana. *****

25 Sep 2013 2:15pm

Joke from Leuven, Belgium

It looks like a painting. Beautiful!

25 Sep 2013 2:21pm

gerard1948 from Somewhere on earth, Spain

A beautiful image that reminds me of a painting. The light is very beautiful, I love it. With the two characters, one imagines the villages abandoned by the younger generation, in which remain only older people.
Have a good day.

25 Sep 2013 2:25pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Nice mood, great capture.

25 Sep 2013 3:24pm

Frances from Massachusetts, United States

Fabulous shot! The color and composition are wonderful and it is very atmospheric. Where was this taken?

25 Sep 2013 4:16pm

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Une belle image bien chargée en symbole!

25 Sep 2013 4:32pm

omid from mashhad, Iran


25 Sep 2013 5:05pm

philmess from angouleme, France

Image forte

25 Sep 2013 5:11pm

franz from Baden, Austria

it's true, this is a photo painting of the highest quality ... it shows life as it was for many, many years, hardly changing at all ... (and i'm old enough to remember some of this in the villages here where i live ... ;-)

25 Sep 2013 6:47pm

Anna O. from Lublin, Poland

Beautiful picture, superb atmospheric movie-like photo! I love it.

25 Sep 2013 7:14pm

damien from Plérin, France

So many ghost around her. Sensitive one.

25 Sep 2013 8:15pm

@damien: just a foggy morning .. no ghost in this place :)

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Beautiful image and a wonderful misty atmosphere !!! Excellent composition and perfect title ...

25 Sep 2013 8:58pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The road doesn't seem quite so long and hard when you've a spring in your step. When that leaves you, the road suddenly seems harder. A brilliant image, Mariana.

25 Sep 2013 11:20pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Stunning image. It feels like she has had a hard life but keeps on going.

25 Sep 2013 11:37pm

CarineB from Paris, France

What a great shot!!!

26 Sep 2013 1:41am

Tat à l'Oeil from Paris, France

Très jolie scène et belle atmosphère !

26 Sep 2013 7:53am

l'angevine from Angers, France

j'adore cette ambiance où on sent vraiment comme un lourd passé

26 Sep 2013 8:12am

Monik from PARIS, France

Quelle atmosphère et que d'émotions contenues dans cette image! Un authentique chef-d'oeuvre, Mariana. Merci pour ce partage!*****

26 Sep 2013 11:16am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

fantastic Mary, wonderful ligth....................wonderful

26 Sep 2013 3:29pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Une prise d'un autre siècle.

26 Sep 2013 8:40pm

Gérard Méry from Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire, France

Après la ville , la campagne, j'adore l'ambiance de ta photo , la vielle personne qui s'en va péniblement. Une très belle photo.

26 Sep 2013 10:40pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

wonderful !

28 Sep 2013 9:36am

Tomix from landerneau, France

Beautiful! a real painting! 5*!

28 Sep 2013 5:20pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

the road we all have to travel, very nice shot.

30 Sep 2013 3:59pm

Robert from BOUSVAL, Belgium

Superb. I like your photos (I add your blog in my favourites)

28 Oct 2013 6:02pm

alex centrella from California, United States

my favorite !

9 Dec 2013 11:08pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Excellent choice Mariana ...
Happy New Year !!!

1 Jan 2014 5:24pm

Adrian from Wakefield, United Kingdom

great choice Mariana for your favorite image of the year, I agree an astound work, one of so very many in your outstanding portfolio

3 Jan 2014 9:07am

danthro from Suburbia, United States

wow. i can almost feel the weight on her shoulders.

10 Jan 2014 1:38pm

jaeae from Tampere, Finland

nicely done, wonderful: everything :)

20 Feb 2014 7:08am

This image has been featured in 2 Remix collections.

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1/250 second
ISO 400
160 mm