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Catching the Sunlight


"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

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Whoa! Outstanding composition. Beautifully processed; love the tones.

15 Jul 2009 5:22am

Gian Carlo from Pasig, Philippines

amazing! i hope to learn a workflow like this. very good processing techinique

15 Jul 2009 5:29am

Jingz from Germany

very good processed and also composition is good.

15 Jul 2009 5:42am

Zazuza from Vienna via Bucharest, Austria

all gold! excellent texture!

15 Jul 2009 5:46am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

A great composition of lines and color. Very beautiful pose of the model and a fantastic processing.

15 Jul 2009 5:56am

k@ from Paris, France

Like a sunset over a bodyscape turned into gold, this is a great job (the light is perfect).
While guys will sure stay stuck, let's try not to lose our head in the whole process ;/

15 Jul 2009 6:14am

Standley from Carquefou, France

Wow, what a fabulous composition. The treatment is amazing! Well done indeed.

15 Jul 2009 6:18am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Simply stunning light, color, composition and processing! outstanding work Marianna!

15 Jul 2009 6:21am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

What marvellous legs ! A fabulous shot. Congratulations

15 Jul 2009 7:08am

Reiner from Germany

This is really an outstanding image. Excellent!

15 Jul 2009 7:27am

LM from France

Fabulous. I love this composition. All your photo are superb and I love the sensuality of this one. Well done

15 Jul 2009 7:36am

@LM: Thanks a lot :)

Ben from Lyon, France

To k@:
I don't stay stuck, I'm smoking...

To Mariana:
I'm still smoking... :D Anyway, the light is perfect, the composition to. Looks like a advertising for...smoke !

15 Jul 2009 7:56am

@Ben: hmmmm.. stuck..smoking ... I have no clue what K said, and have no clue what you mean with this reply to K and me :)) But, I know you like this shot, which is enough and good :))

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States


15 Jul 2009 8:28am

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

Superb ! Curves and light with this color is beautiful !

15 Jul 2009 8:51am

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

smooooooking hot! this will be great for a cigarette! well done Mariana :)

15 Jul 2009 8:54am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Fantátic shot.

15 Jul 2009 9:14am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Bronze or what.

15 Jul 2009 9:37am

xavier cardell from menorca-barcelona, Spain

Excellent posture of the model. The post process is brillinat. Very artistic shot. Congratulations. Gives me ideas for my work. Thanks for sharing.

15 Jul 2009 10:24am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

amazing processing!

15 Jul 2009 10:26am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

absolutly PURE ART, BRAVO+

15 Jul 2009 11:01am

Aurore from Paris, France

Beautiful treatment ! Coppery, bright and very sensual. Great frame and light is perfect. That is to say, very good pic ! :)

15 Jul 2009 11:03am

mo.langel from Suisse, Switzerland

Excellent! Beautiful treatment!!! Bravo!!!!

15 Jul 2009 11:05am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Vêtue d'or et de lumière! Superbe pose, élégance et raffinement! Magnifique cliché!

15 Jul 2009 11:13am

OLDHex from Babol, Iran

Perfect !

15 Jul 2009 11:16am

Roman from Thunder Bay, Canada

Beautiful shot Mariana, great composition and lighting.


15 Jul 2009 11:19am

rian from mobile, United States

um.. wow.. those are some awesome legs there.. love the lighting and framing.. excellent shot! :)

15 Jul 2009 12:18pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

wow fantastic scene and great processing

15 Jul 2009 12:55pm

Veronelle from Lens, France

very nice gold "woman"

15 Jul 2009 1:12pm

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Beautifully shot, love the tones in this & composition EXCELLENT work 10/10

15 Jul 2009 1:15pm

motie from France

fantastic legs!!! is not "goldfingers" but "goldllegs"!! :))
sweet a biscuit!

15 Jul 2009 1:16pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

This shot is a 5-star contribution on so many levels Mariana!!!! Pose, colour, lighting and let's not forget those wonderful legs.... ;-)))

15 Jul 2009 1:18pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Taiyuan, China

I was stunned with the color, and then the body--as wonderful as models, and then the gesture... It looks like that she was not sitting there but brace her by the hands.
Anyway, this photo shocked lots of people who love the nature, beauty and creativeness...

15 Jul 2009 1:24pm

xavier cardell from menorca-barcelona, Spain

I had to look at it again. I love it! Thre's nothing I would change. Perfect to me.

15 Jul 2009 1:55pm

@xavier cardell: Hey, I saw so many super bodyscapes on your blog and your comment really means a lot to me :)) Many thanks !!

Stephane Themeze from Maryland, United States

Sexiness draped in golden bronze!
Your processing makes her look unreal or surreal like the statues of Botero but you chose a slander model for your vision. There's the lightness of the legs as element reinforced by their curvaceous geometry, but the feel of heavy weight with the color process which as her grounded like a statue.

15 Jul 2009 1:59pm

zOOm from Paris, France

Oh yeap ! Sensuality radiates from your photography. Light slides on her legs. Beautiful image.

15 Jul 2009 2:47pm

Bertrand from Paris, France

Incredible texture of skill. The golden woman? no, the golden very sexy woman. Good job !

15 Jul 2009 2:53pm

Don from spokane, United States

The arrangement of this model in such an unusual and appealing stance has resulted in a superb image. The composition has a wonderful dynamic quality about it.

15 Jul 2009 3:13pm

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Wow... woow... excellent and very sensual pose and gold processing !!

15 Jul 2009 3:18pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

fantastic ,golden lady !! so beautiful !
kiss !

15 Jul 2009 3:24pm

Liang from San Francisco, United States

a very attractive shot, i love the slick linings on her legs! =D

15 Jul 2009 3:26pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Excellent composition and processing.

15 Jul 2009 3:44pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old Pembroke dock boy,Wales), Germany

an amazing shot,composition,light,colours,processing all spot on !!

15 Jul 2009 3:57pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful shot here. One couldn't have as smooth skin as she has here. The unusual juxtaposition of her legs makes for an interesting capture. Love the color as well.

15 Jul 2009 4:03pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

Perfect and a new figure ;)

15 Jul 2009 4:21pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Extraordinary skin tones and colors. Intriguing image.

15 Jul 2009 4:40pm

rajeev from kannur, kerala, India

wow!! what a fantastic composition and golden color !! so beautiful !

15 Jul 2009 5:06pm

Mags from Paris, France

Wonderful light, this is absolutely gorgeous!

15 Jul 2009 5:41pm

Fade ToBLACK from tehran, Iran


15 Jul 2009 5:46pm

@Fade ToBLACK: thanks for visit :)

ZoomLNZ from Los Angeles Area, United States

You sure drew a response with this image. And no wonder; it's slick and sleek. Excellent processing.

15 Jul 2009 6:02pm

@ZoomLNZ: Oh, that English ! I will never learn it :)) Needed to see what - slick and sleek mean :) Thanks for widening my vocabulary :))

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

a golden girl ! as an advertising of magazine for a solar product ! great work !

15 Jul 2009 6:09pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Hot legs...great processing, well done!

15 Jul 2009 6:21pm

Andy from United States

Wow incredible! Love the gold processing and the light too!

15 Jul 2009 6:51pm

Benkirane from Fès, Morocco

Une belle femme qui vaut de l'or ?
Bonne journée lumineuse!

15 Jul 2009 7:20pm

Graham Russon from Cape Town, South Africa

Perfect shot, wonderful colours and tones.

15 Jul 2009 8:05pm

Hossein from Tehran, Iran

VERY NICE, GOLDEN LADY! Great Lighting, Fabulous edit!

15 Jul 2009 8:19pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Wow, these golden tones are fabulous... and so much sensuality in this shot... very good work Mariana.

15 Jul 2009 8:36pm

Ken from United States

Mariana! One of your best I have seen! The angle, the color. Totally original! Marianastic!

15 Jul 2009 10:05pm

Lynn from United States

FABULOUS!!! The tones are perfection as is this amaze me!!! SIMPLY THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

15 Jul 2009 10:19pm

JMS from Thailand

Très classe !
J'aime la couleur dominante et l'aspect lisse de cette belle photo.

16 Jul 2009 1:29am

khadi from New Delhi, India

This is really beautifully processed -- the woman appears to be made out of bronze. This and and the pose and the handling of the light really make it transcend from a photo to a sculptor.

16 Jul 2009 1:39am

Brian Chen from Seattle, United States

This shot is amazingly silky!

16 Jul 2009 2:44am

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

Superbly processed. Another crowd pleaser from the lady with the artistic flair.

16 Jul 2009 2:46am

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

wow wow wow!!! what is this? AMAZING!! golden, silky smooth processing!! 5 stars!!!

16 Jul 2009 2:53am

Ti from Alpharetta, United States

Chocolate girl! Yummy!

But really, I wouldn't want to eat it, can't even touch it! A slightest touch will ruin the smoothness of the perfectly proportioned figure with finger prints. A slightest breath too closely will melt the perfectly formed body...

It's late, I need to bring this sweet image with me into my dream... :-))
(Are you sure you are a softwate programmer? Mariana? :-0 )

16 Jul 2009 2:54am

@Ti: Should I be modeling ? ha ha .. I did it already for pocket money when was 19 :))


5 star from me

16 Jul 2009 11:19am

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

Extraordinary photo...the lighting is so great and the silky feeling across her body is beautiful!

16 Jul 2009 11:52am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Beautiful line, beautiful lighting. Awesome shot !

16 Jul 2009 12:05pm

Jaol from Canarias+Asturias, Spain

I tried to post a comment with no words, but I wasn't allowed. The question is I ran out of adjectives to describe your pictures. This one is

16 Jul 2009 2:40pm

@Jaol: You could type a DOT , it would pass through :)) ha ha .. Many thanks !

Mike from United States

HEY! This is beautiful!!!! I love the tones in this. The shine on the skin is fantastic! The pose and the composition are wonderful !!!

16 Jul 2009 2:42pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Awesome golden tones! A beautiful composition.

16 Jul 2009 3:23pm

Imaginerf from TROYES, France

Wonderful work : Thumbs up and standing ovation !

16 Jul 2009 9:36pm

Michelle from Lincoln, United States

This is just incredibly beautiful.

16 Jul 2009 10:52pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Really stunning, Mariana... erotic and mysterious in one... masterful!

17 Jul 2009 2:08am

Marie from Paris, France


Very sensual and so erotic !

In french : "Un hommage sublime à la féminité" !


17 Jul 2009 10:06pm

Rob from Velveetaville, United States

WOW!!! I like it... hope my English okay? ;-)

18 Jul 2009 12:53am

@Rob: Thanks Rob for your lovely comments :))

Dan Creighton from Pottstown, United States

Great light and pose! Love the post processing too.

20 Jul 2009 3:36pm

Bram Antareja from Yogyakarta, Indonesia

nice "Z" pose...very beautiful....

22 Jul 2009 1:35am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Fantastic post editing! The light is superb. Wonderful framing

23 Jul 2009 9:38pm

El Diablo from over the rainbow, Monaco

MARVELOUS ******** :)

27 Jul 2009 7:48am

Stef67 from in my head, France

gold, gold, gold, goldenlady.... gold^^

2 Aug 2009 4:17pm

Somayeh from Iran

Good attitudinize!

18 Aug 2009 4:31am

mirela from brighton, United States

are u serious? you should be making serious $ with such amazing photos!

22 Aug 2009 1:49am

@mirela: come on Mirela :)) NO single cent from my pictures :)) Recently I met a professional photographer and asked him about selling, ..he almost laughed :)) Competition is very high !

jhcibils from Berlin, Germany

I love it!

1 Sep 2009 10:16pm

aj.binam from tehran, Iran

very gold . and nice . i like it

16 Sep 2009 7:18pm

@aj.binam: thanks :)

dave from Milano, Italy


9 Nov 2009 2:49pm

@dave: I KNOW :)) ha ha thx

El pare from Catalunya, Spain

Mariana, another very, very good shot. Nice, well lighted, elegant, sensual... Really a greta picture.

2 Dec 2009 6:08pm

Oscar from Espira, France

did not know this photo, appears to have been given a gold plated

13 Dec 2009 5:48pm

@Oscar: my gold legs deserve that gold edit :)) ha ha ha

Russ Devan from New Hanover, PA, United States

Love the elegant pose faceless portrait and the shapelyness of the legs. The post processing is outstanding.

7 May 2010 4:35pm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Artistic, sexy , amazing image. Larry

25 May 2010 4:20pm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Artistic, sexy , amazing image. Larry

25 May 2010 4:24pm

saeed from kuala lumpur, Malaysia

nice crop

31 Jul 2010 7:41am

CLODO from PESSAC, France

Hi Mariana

Some like it (what?) hot!
After the golden boys, the golden girls!?
Everything is perfect, that' s why so many men send yo a message!!!

12 Dec 2010 2:13pm

@CLODO: I would not say so Clodo ! You are attracted by these good legs for sure, as some before ... But my work, a hundreds of picture after this one show much more quality and my great work and talent . Do you really think that men still think of my hot legs and commenting every day on my pictures ? That is ridiculous ! Please, be friendly and nice , or if you cannot just avoid coming to my page . I see your comments , very good comments on every kind of pictures ... According your comments and other people comments I create my own opinion of other people how good or bad photographers they are .... Have a great Sunday !

CLODO from PESSAC, France

Hi Mariana

I was just joking as I used to do, but you don't appreciate it. OK, so I will refrain telling you some jokes, but I will continue to visit and comment your gallery, because there are lots of gems in it. Cheers!

12 Dec 2010 4:55pm

@CLODO: I do not know you at all to be able to understand your jokes. Why jokes ? Somebody could be humorous without offending others ... Looks like my pictures are garbage, but MEN are commenting on them because of my look, my legs, many self-portrait I posted here !

kostas from thessaloniki, Greece

Superb !
Happy New Year.

27 Dec 2010 12:11pm

Melody from Tehran, Iran

I like it .

20 Jul 2011 9:16pm

Marc L. from Auvergne, France

Une jolie composition mystérieuse dans une ambiance cuivrée

10 Feb 2012 4:27pm

@Marc L.: o, man, how did you find this old image ??