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Black Bird in the Rain


"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

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

these drops of water look like flakes of snow, beautiful image, very soft, mariana!

8 Aug 2009 5:27am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A Stunningly beautiful image Marianna! Love the contrast in this wonderful composition!

8 Aug 2009 5:46am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice and beautiful shot. Rainy day is not bad.

8 Aug 2009 7:04am

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

That's really superb ! The rain in this beautiful composition gives a wonderful light and softness at the photo !

8 Aug 2009 8:23am

"...م.ر.گ..." from Tehran, Iran

its great,just great
i love it !!!

8 Aug 2009 8:34am

Eldiablo from over the rainbow, Monaco

one of your nicest photographs!!!!!

8 Aug 2009 8:36am

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hi Mariana, an amazing image and a superb shot. Good day.

8 Aug 2009 8:52am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Marvellous composition! A winner!

8 Aug 2009 9:36am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Very nice photo. The composition is fantastic, as weel as the contrast between ligths and shdows.

8 Aug 2009 9:53am

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

OH WOW Mariana, thats a great shot. Love the B & W processing works so well.
Alfred Hichcock's the BIRDS to mind

8 Aug 2009 10:08am

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

I absolutely love this shot.
The water adds to the mood
Well done :)

8 Aug 2009 10:17am

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Great compo, nice shot !

8 Aug 2009 10:17am

Marcie from Newton, United States

Love the texture..the composition..the mood you've captured/created. Excellent!!

8 Aug 2009 11:24am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

This a great B & W wtih great contrast. Fantastic. 5*****.

8 Aug 2009 11:35am

Lynn from United States

FANTASTIC!!! Love the rain on the window...nice contrast...great b/w :))

8 Aug 2009 11:37am

Roman from Thunder Bay, Canada

..this is fantastic Mariana !
Now you have to tell me how YOU did this !


8 Aug 2009 12:00pm

@Roman: Thanks Roman . NO secret here . Just sitting in a car, waiting for a son, while raining outside :)) And, scene came to me in an instant ! See, sometimes we do not have to look for something specific. It comes to us :))

hesam from quchan, Iran

nice shot
wow! that bird is fantastic also the drops

8 Aug 2009 12:01pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

The rain traces are adorable here in creating this special feeling . . love it and the warm black effect.

8 Aug 2009 12:03pm

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

reminds mo of the Beatles' song 'Blackbird'. wonderfully done Mariana. those rain waters really add great character to this image ;)

8 Aug 2009 1:33pm

@shoti: Thanks Shoti, this is a shot through the car windshield on a rainy day :))

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

A wonderfully strong graphic image. like the other two I missed too.

8 Aug 2009 1:59pm

don from Spokane, United States

A wonderful capture of both the temperament of the day and the silhouette of the bird. When one of these impromptu shots in unlikely conditions proves to "work" it is a nice boost. This one is superb!

8 Aug 2009 2:09pm

Stef67 from in my head, France

hitchcokien shoot^^ bien vu et splendide compo mariane^^

8 Aug 2009 2:21pm

Mahboubeh from United States

waw...My imagination for Waterloo...once I would come there.

8 Aug 2009 2:41pm

Anne from somewhere over the rainbow, France

Superbe cliché !!!! j'aime ce côté fantastique !!!! très très bien vu !!!!

8 Aug 2009 2:44pm

rian from mobile, United States

love the ominous feel of this image.. really great work! :D

8 Aug 2009 3:16pm

Linda from Riga/Sigulda, Latvia

wow, this is excellent. the composition is amazing the same as the technical quality and the mood. 5+ stars:)

8 Aug 2009 3:18pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

very beautiful capture

8 Aug 2009 3:34pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Beautiful tone, silhouette and above all, that water on pane effect is magnificent! Another fascinating work of art!
(Love this so much Mariana and it's inspiring me to post a couple of rainy pics.:-))

8 Aug 2009 3:36pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Outstanding. The composition and the light and the tonal range are exquisite. I especially like your tones. The rain drops are terrific.

8 Aug 2009 3:38pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

It appears to be a particularly dark and dismal day. I can remember days like that and right now it's not unpleasant because it is hot outside.

8 Aug 2009 4:19pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is amazing. Beautifully busy shot.

8 Aug 2009 4:28pm

Ken from United States

Mariana, I am drawn to this image and I dont know why. The subject matter is interesting, but nothing catches my eye until I see it all together. Well done.

8 Aug 2009 5:05pm

Louis from Pretoria, South Africa

Well seen, well shot and well converted - all in one :-) Love it.

8 Aug 2009 5:21pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Stunning image! You can make something so simple look so amazing! Bravo

8 Aug 2009 5:27pm

amirreza from tehran, Iran

great shot
thanx for sharing

8 Aug 2009 5:32pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente composición!

8 Aug 2009 6:34pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

Exceedimg ;)
well done.

8 Aug 2009 6:38pm

philippe from moselle, France

une vision fantastique, j'aime bien le rendu de la pluie, ça renforce le coté étrange de cette photo......

8 Aug 2009 8:37pm

jelb from France

Nice effect..Beautiful lightness and greyscale..Bravo!

8 Aug 2009 9:05pm

françoisedu80 from France

Bonjour Mariana,
Très belle oeuvre à la manière de Breughel l'ancien.

8 Aug 2009 9:22pm

@françoisedu80: Thanks . I cannot find your photo site :(((

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Well seen and captured Mariana! Wonderful atmosphere... ;-)

8 Aug 2009 9:48pm

Jaol from Canarias+Asturias, Spain

Wow...mythical! timeless! A master piece.

8 Aug 2009 9:50pm

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Fantastic and impressive !

8 Aug 2009 9:51pm

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Excellentes ces ombres chinoises! Une image avec une indéniable charge poétique!...

8 Aug 2009 10:44pm

amos from Jerusalem, Israel

beautiful shot. the atmosphere is just unreal

8 Aug 2009 11:50pm

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

Nicely spotted. Great composition.

9 Aug 2009 1:33am

Vanilla Wine from las vegas, United States

Truly beautiful shot

9 Aug 2009 2:36am

Nadia Olisa from Canberra, Australia

i thought it was snow too! amazing shot..looks like something that would come out of a tim burton movie! :)) love the crow too.. :))

9 Aug 2009 3:24am

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

Spooky image with superiour processing.

9 Aug 2009 10:22am

Mags from Paris, France

Really nice composition, well done!

9 Aug 2009 11:07am

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece


9 Aug 2009 1:33pm

Daryl Johnson from Farnham, United Kingdom

Lots of great details here.

9 Aug 2009 6:01pm

@Daryl Johnson: thanks Daryl :)

grant from kansas city, United States

excellent image.

9 Aug 2009 7:35pm

Ana Marusic from växjö, Sweden

impressing, i missed this one:)

10 Aug 2009 11:13am

Mia from Cleveland, Ohio, United States

Lovely desaturation, this could pass off as an abstract, witht he snowflakes. Its so hot and humid here, this shot gives a nice feeling, haha

10 Aug 2009 1:39pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This is a lovely and totally unexpected image, Mariana. I'm still getting used to expecting the unexpected from you. Your creativity is so wide ranging. This is such a strong and beautiful image. Excellent!

10 Aug 2009 2:54pm

Ed from Japan

Beautiful and creative shot Mariana, one to be proud of for sure!

10 Aug 2009 7:45pm

@Ed: thanks a lot Ed :)

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

I'm back!
The focus is just right for the purpose hinted in this PP and great circled frame and rain of this tone and kind!

11 Aug 2009 12:38am

Sugata from Newark, United States

Wow! This is an absolute masterpiece!

11 Aug 2009 2:05am

Bertrand from Paris, France

It's juste an Incredible shoot!

11 Aug 2009 10:45am

Hooman from Mashhad, Iran

very nice shot.the monochorome mode make it so incredible.
the shades are so intresting.
well done

26 Aug 2009 2:29am

luwi from Innsbruck, Austria

wonderful foto, well seen and well processed!

5 Sep 2009 8:43pm