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"Blow, blow, thou winter wind"

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 26 July 2009 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.


"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 nice capture

26 Jul 2009 5:13am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Magnificent light and processing. Very graphic imagery,

26 Jul 2009 5:18am

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Excellent - and strong graphic image. Well done.

26 Jul 2009 5:18am

k@ from Paris, France

Wonderfull high contrasts and graphism within the heart of this polarized-like forest. A film negative for our summer trees ~ 

26 Jul 2009 5:29am

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Fantastic image & processing - love the title to Mariana *****

26 Jul 2009 5:29am

-C16H25NØ2- from Tehran, Iran

nice title and edition

26 Jul 2009 5:59am

Ben from Lyon, France

The B*W seems to me a good choice. He(it) gives a graphic strength which is really interesting.

26 Jul 2009 6:01am

Dulcie from Danville, United States

So handsomely processed, Mariana. A wonderfully stark, dramatic B&W.

26 Jul 2009 6:26am

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hello, It looks like a photo negative. Great effect. Good Sunday.

26 Jul 2009 7:00am

Mihail Vladaianu from Diano Marina, Italy

Nice shot i like the contrast

26 Jul 2009 7:25am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Remarkable b/w treatment.

26 Jul 2009 7:42am

Kasra from Tabriz, Iran

great b&w shot! framing is just right :)

26 Jul 2009 7:54am

Daryl Johnson from Farnham, United Kingdom

Very dramatic, and spooky - Reminds me of something like 'Twin Peaks'...

26 Jul 2009 8:19am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

many trees! Great b/w!

26 Jul 2009 9:09am

amirreza from tehran, Iran

I fear
nicly prosesed

26 Jul 2009 9:11am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

I like the high contrast. Beautiful BW shot.

26 Jul 2009 9:14am

Faramarz from Tehran, Iran

wow... it's great.
it remind me the Solarisation technic with negatives...

26 Jul 2009 9:37am

Marie from FRESNES, France

belle atmosphère !

26 Jul 2009 9:41am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Fantastic composition. B & W is perfect, and the interplay between light and shadows is very intersting.

26 Jul 2009 9:53am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Teriffic dramatic graphic treatment

26 Jul 2009 10:28am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

That should of course be terrific. Why do I always spot these things just after I have clicked on the post button?

26 Jul 2009 10:30am

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good day Mariana,
a good idea to be included in black and white to make. Greetings Christel

26 Jul 2009 11:17am

Ken from United States

Brilliant! Mariana!

26 Jul 2009 12:39pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

I love it Mariana ! very graphic and strong mysterious winter mood ! great high contrast and processing !

26 Jul 2009 12:42pm

Robert Kruh from Slovenia

Beautiful lights and shadows here, nice!

26 Jul 2009 2:27pm

alireza from tehran, Iran

"beauti&fear"FUL photo

26 Jul 2009 3:11pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent scenery and shadows

26 Jul 2009 3:20pm

zOOm from Paris, France

Excellent picture with hight contrasts, lights and shadows. Splendid mood here with this negative efffect, I guess ? The tree in the foreground is a bit annoying for me but it remains a very good image Marianna.

26 Jul 2009 3:25pm

@zOOm: You are right about fat tree :)) I was lazy to try to remove it . As for negative effect - no, it is not . I just went with strong contrast and sharpening :) Thanks Florence !

motie from France

winter is coming soon in Canada!! great picture with dramatic effect, Brrrrr to cold for me !

26 Jul 2009 3:31pm

@motie: We do not have Summer at all. Feels like awful fall ! That's why I switched into this theme :)))

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

High contrasts and play of light and shadows make a great graphic effect (almost like a negative shot, i agree with Zoom).

26 Jul 2009 3:57pm

rian from mobile, United States

now this is an excellent application of shadow play.. love the lines and high contrasty feel.. great work! :)

26 Jul 2009 4:16pm

Vanilla Wine from United States

nice shot and creative title

26 Jul 2009 4:24pm

Stephane Themeze from Maryland, United States

A nice graphic window with processing making it look like snow covered soil.

26 Jul 2009 4:26pm

@Stephane Themeze: Thanks . That is snow actually . With constant wind, snow looks more like ice-skating surface ! One can walk on it !

Marcie from Newton, United States

Gorgeous play of shadow and light. Love the mood and the image. And - I;m quite certain that it's not yet winter in Waterloo?!?!?

26 Jul 2009 4:49pm

Pixim from Nice, France

I like very much this one, these numerous lines, the some vertical lines, the others stretching on the ground. The light gives a dramatic and alarming aspect to the scene, it is completed and seen well Bravo ;)

26 Jul 2009 4:53pm

@Pixim: Thanks a lot . I appreciate your comment !!

Irene from Les Coteaux, France

I lik the graphic effect ! Wonderful !

26 Jul 2009 4:53pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

good work .
well done :)

26 Jul 2009 5:38pm

Mike from United States

Very interesting processing. I like the long shadows on the ground. We have similar pictures today!

26 Jul 2009 5:58pm

António Pires from Lisbon tava, Portugal

Nice image.

26 Jul 2009 6:24pm

khadi from New Delhi, India

Stunning! The light is marvelous, cutting the picture into slices with the dark trees acting as the perfect compliment to it. Great photo and post-processing.

26 Jul 2009 6:28pm

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Wonderful shadows and light - this has great patterns with the trees and light - very nice Mariana!

26 Jul 2009 6:31pm

Lynn from United States

WOW!!! You captured my mood the last couple of days...excellent processing!!!!!!!!!!

26 Jul 2009 7:17pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Very dramatic and it is as if the shadows themselves have been seized by the wind . . fine photographic work here.

26 Jul 2009 7:42pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

wow!! what a great shot. love the shadows and darkness to it. : )

26 Jul 2009 8:31pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Exquisite monochrome. Superb light and shadow.

26 Jul 2009 9:37pm

آی دا from Yerevan, Armenia

wow! I feel Cold !!!

26 Jul 2009 10:13pm

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Fantastic shot, great composition, love the light!

26 Jul 2009 10:29pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Mood - you captured it!

26 Jul 2009 11:28pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Taiyuan, China

Just let it be, I don't mind its blowing hard, because I see the light , it's on the left where I feel warm and exit which are exactly our hope!!!

27 Jul 2009 12:30am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Very good composition and b/w, maybe a little bit too much unsharo maske, but very effective perspective of lines.

27 Jul 2009 4:21am

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

un jolie post traitement qui donne un coté "mysterieux a ta photo ,mariana !

27 Jul 2009 4:51am

El Diablo from over the rainbow, Monaco

superb effect !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

27 Jul 2009 7:47am

Sadaf Agah from tehran, Iran

amazing photo ! love the trees , the mode (b&w) and the composition .,..

27 Jul 2009 3:35pm

ajoeh from Mataram, Indonesia

wonderful pattern, nice lighting.

29 Jul 2009 2:00am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

Fantástica composición!

29 Jul 2009 6:59pm

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

lovely, lovely, lovely! great play of light and shadows! and nice lines, too! excellent! :)

2 Aug 2009 7:25am

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

i just love this . . . beautiful winter atmosphere.

24 Aug 2009 6:48pm

moncler from putian, China

Merci pour la le?on de photographie si utile à l'heure du numerique et du vite fait ..sans réfléchir .
j'aime l'atmosphère de ce cliché et ce qu'il évoque , chacun peut s'y retrouver quelque soit son pays
et créer plusieurs histoires ...

30 Dec 2010 7:13am

hervelegerelite from putian, China

You are one great photographer! All combined with great creativity and humanity. I know I've said many times (I think) but never mind repeat ... You are a role model for me! Your pictures are all an incredible strength. So it is with your words! I ask you not leave us! It is a pleasure and a great incentive to follow the "red. " With all my love and admiration Happy New Year full of love and life! Cheers! A hug, Adela

8 Jan 2011 7:48am