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His first Splash (1)

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 4 September 2009 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

*** It's going to be a little series; Still do not know how many pictures will be there ... will see :)

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/640 second F/4.0 ISO 80 19 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

masoud from tehran, Iran

Interesting bw shot , well done

4 Sep 2009 5:23am

Ben from Lyon, France

Yesss!! I love.

4 Sep 2009 5:39am

Doug from Long Beach, United States

Superb use of exposure to capture the action of the fountain and the children.

4 Sep 2009 5:50am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Oh boy, you're off to a good start on this series...I'm so looking forward to more. This shot is joyful and spontaneous and full of "story" and I LOVE the blackness of it and the children active and the spray of water. Delicious!

4 Sep 2009 5:57am

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Not only your favorite but also ours! Very nicely done!

4 Sep 2009 5:58am

zeinab from tehran, Iran

Beautiful and good
High contrast
Be successful and happy

4 Sep 2009 6:00am

Mathilde Collot from Dans l, France

Quel N/B superbe! Belle scène d'été admirablement restitué!

4 Sep 2009 6:04am

Sof from Switzerland

JOLI ces jeux d'enfants en contre jour et cette eau qui attire toujours

4 Sep 2009 6:27am

pernilla from Andonno, Italy

Wonderful B&W! So full of joy and happiness. Love the light.

4 Sep 2009 6:30am

Saeed from -, Iran

Very Nice shot, i sure it's will be a great series

4 Sep 2009 6:47am

Jean-Luc from Lyon, France

perfect , as always, a beautiful summer shot with a perfect light. Uhave the right eyes , Mariana

4 Sep 2009 6:48am

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hi Mariana, Whaouuuuuu! What a beautiful picture, it's great! Good day.

4 Sep 2009 7:14am

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good morning Mariana,
a very nice b&w shot. Everybody have a lot fun. Dear greetings Christel

4 Sep 2009 7:16am

md.Hafiz from Singapore, Singapore

great capture and fun shot. good job

4 Sep 2009 7:21am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

I like very much how you get these photos agains the light: great contrast and very good b/w.
A splendid spectacle of the young people playing while the summer continues :)

4 Sep 2009 7:25am

oncho from granada, Spain

Fantastica foto donde se dan varias escenas a la vez,el agua y las figuras a contraluz quedan de lujo

4 Sep 2009 7:27am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Great capture in B/W. They seem to have a very good time.

4 Sep 2009 7:30am

Mª Angeles from Barcelona, Spain

Bonito escenario, y todo bien perfecto , el agua esos niños a contraluz el b&w, te ha quedado una composición magnifica. Saludos

4 Sep 2009 7:38am

Daniel Herrera Erro from Barcelona, Spain

Very good picture!!!

4 Sep 2009 7:44am

amirreza from tehran, Iran

in iran poor family do like this in summer
perfct shot barbara

4 Sep 2009 7:59am

Standley from Carquefou, France

This is just superb. The backlight is perfect here!

4 Sep 2009 8:00am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Summer in the city, and with perfect light management!

4 Sep 2009 8:01am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Beautiful. Great light.

4 Sep 2009 8:08am

k@ from Paris, France

haha, you too begin a serie Splash ? I did not finished mine, already a few posted but there will be many others, B&W and Sepia, love kids under water : superb, your silhouettes and the singing water, I always love that and we're a lot to post some this summer, cool !

4 Sep 2009 8:24am

@k@: I have so many kids' shots for Splash series that I even do not know why I waited for so long to post them. Summer is almost gone :(( Thanks K :)

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

I just love this picture, gives me a fealing of joy! Great in b/w!

4 Sep 2009 9:16am

thami from Fès, Morocco

Un cliché débordant de la joie de vivre! Et ce bonheur éclabousse tout autour de lui !
Bonne journée lumineuse!

4 Sep 2009 9:29am

Mostafa from Tehran, Iran

great B&W and shot

4 Sep 2009 10:14am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

The contra jour light makes for drama and interest, fantastic water, lovely

4 Sep 2009 10:16am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

great dynamic scene full of joy and happiness ! a beautiful B&W against the light ! Love the play of light and shadows and play of children ;-)

4 Sep 2009 11:34am

Monte Stevens from Westerville, United States

Looks like fun! Did you run through the fountains, also?

4 Sep 2009 11:40am

@Monte Stevens: ha ha .. no , did not have my swimming suit :))

Thomas from Bangalore, India

Beautiful B&W image, the details captured in in the water spray is awesome.

4 Sep 2009 11:43am

@Thomas: Many thanks for your visit . I am delighted with your site :))

David Nos from Barcelona, Spain

Very nice black & white work, I like it very much.

4 Sep 2009 11:57am

rian from Mobile, United States

looking forward to it.. :) i wish i could've done this when i was a kid.. :D great shot! :)

4 Sep 2009 12:12pm

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece

Wonderful shot!

4 Sep 2009 12:20pm

fabrizio perelli from roma, Italy

great shot with amazing capture good job

4 Sep 2009 12:27pm

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

wonderful light and moment! the high contrast suits the scene perfectly! I just love it! :)

4 Sep 2009 12:28pm

alex centrella from California, United States

fantastic capture !

4 Sep 2009 12:29pm

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Lovely summer shot , wonderful b&w , well done!

4 Sep 2009 12:54pm

Don from spokane, United States

I love the near silhouettes of these youngsters enjoying the water. Lovely tone and capture of the essense of sprinklers and water spray. Fine work.

4 Sep 2009 1:21pm

Stephane Themeze from Maryland, United States

You're back to the fountain! And plan on giving us a story,! I'll wet( :))...and see!
Chouwette Shot!

4 Sep 2009 1:35pm

mirela from brighton, United States

adorable shot!

4 Sep 2009 1:47pm

Lynn from United States

AWESOME!!! I love this shot focus is on the hands outstretched to the water coming up...I'm sure the boy was amazed at the site, the touch, and the cool feel of the water. BRILLIANT my friend :))

4 Sep 2009 2:23pm

@Lynn: Yes, that is what attracted me - this little boy with his mom, touching water probably for the very first time . He is still afraid but curious :))) Thanks Lynn !

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

It's full of life and the great contrasted B&W shows well to advantage the play of light on the water drops.

4 Sep 2009 2:23pm

Anne from somewhere over the rainbow, France

I really love the energy here !! This flash of light, the water ... your compo is really great !!!

4 Sep 2009 2:33pm

Morten Pedersen from Norway

Lovely summer picture.

4 Sep 2009 2:50pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Very nicely done, you have captured the moment perfectly. I love the high contrast B&W.

4 Sep 2009 2:56pm

10Fraction from Rennes, France

do you know the song?

"Splish splish, I was takin' a bath
Long about a Saturday night
A rub-a-dub, just relaxin' in the tub
Thinkin' everything was alright
Well, I stepped out the tub, put my feet on the floor
I wrapped the towel around me and I
Opened the door, and then I
Splish, splash... I jumped back in the bath.
Well how was I to know there was a party going on?"

ha ha,now I have that rock'n'roll on mind thanks to your wonderful picture

4 Sep 2009 3:26pm

@10Fraction: ha ha .. hvala na pjesmici .. jos da mi je ti otpjevas bilo bi super ;))

jhcibils from Berlin, Germany

I like it very much in BW!

4 Sep 2009 4:25pm

Lydie et Roland from BESANCON, France

Excellent ! I do like this light effect....

4 Sep 2009 4:36pm

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Oh WOW Mariana ... STUNNING shot & processed brilliantly .

4 Sep 2009 4:40pm

faisal from NYC, United States

great!!!! love the innocence captured.

4 Sep 2009 4:44pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Terrific shot. Fiona loves running through the fountains at our Waterfront Park.

4 Sep 2009 4:52pm

bekkah from United States

a wonderful b&w shot, a great fun-summertime capture :)

4 Sep 2009 5:02pm

mseguid from Spain

I like the black and white processing and the light. Very nice

4 Sep 2009 5:21pm

Mijo from Rognonas, France

Nice ! I like , full of live.

4 Sep 2009 5:36pm

Nina from Haute Loire, France

Nice , a great photo with pleasure and emotions!

4 Sep 2009 5:43pm

Eldiablo from over the rainbow, Monaco

wow so great greaaat GREAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE ! very NICE !

4 Sep 2009 5:55pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

It's perhaps your most evident talent, the use of light and shadow...

4 Sep 2009 6:04pm

Manuela M from Rennes, France

Une très belle scène de jeu d'eau!!
La joie de se baigner est communicative!

4 Sep 2009 6:43pm

Veronelle from Lens, France

wunderfull ambiance and light

4 Sep 2009 7:05pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

fantastic shot, love the light

4 Sep 2009 7:26pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

What a great capture Mariana!! Love the contrast and tones. Perfect B&W. : )

4 Sep 2009 8:08pm

E from Alabamaska, United States

Girl you have an amazing eye for portraits and energy and charisma!! I love the MOVEMENT in this photo! It must have been an ordinary miracle to watch in real life and you captured it perfectly.

4 Sep 2009 8:13pm

@E: Thank you E :)) I do not know how come your link is missing in your comment . I wish to see your photos as well ;)) I am familiar with your profile name 'E' but now cannot find you :)

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

joy is palpable in your photo, mariana!

4 Sep 2009 8:26pm

Ken from United States

Works for me!

4 Sep 2009 8:36pm

@Ken: good :))

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

A very nice and funny shot. Well done !

4 Sep 2009 9:05pm

10fraction from Rennes, France

Hrvati pjevaju odlicno, ali ja i plesem jos bolje, plesis li ti rock'n'roll?

4 Sep 2009 9:07pm

@10fraction: ma jok :)) ( po bosanski :)) davno me je to proslo . Niti pjevam, niti plesem, samo slikam :))

Marco Marques from Lisbon, Portugal

Thanks for your comment! Amazing pics you haver here. Congrats.

4 Sep 2009 9:35pm

@Marco Marques: Hey Marco ! I went back to your site and was amazed to see the beauty of my ex-country . Bled, Ljubljana, PAG ... That was great :))

Bishop from Houston, United States

great clarity

4 Sep 2009 9:43pm

Sugata from Newark, United States

That is an exceptionally beautiful shot! The B&W works perfectly with the lighting, turning some of the figures to near silhouettes against the sparkling water!

4 Sep 2009 9:49pm

grant from kansas city, United States

summer - i like it!

4 Sep 2009 11:37pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful picture against the light with the playing children and the water.

4 Sep 2009 11:45pm

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

Oh to be so young. Everthing is a new experience. Great shot.

5 Sep 2009 2:15am

One from Açores, Portugal

A very nice composition !
I really like the light and contrast, really well done !

5 Sep 2009 2:25am

Papalopoctli from D.F., Mexico

Superb! Excellent b/w, contrast, silhouettes.... I wanna be a child again. :-)

5 Sep 2009 2:29am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great exposure where the water gets "lit up" by the sunlight. Hopefully Mom stayed dry after his first splash! ;-)

5 Sep 2009 3:02am

Nadia Olisa from Canberra, Australia

oh you captured them wonderfully. and i like how it's in b&w. like a still frame of a wonderful moment.

5 Sep 2009 3:45am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Wonderful lighting, excellent bw!

5 Sep 2009 4:47am

Ajay from Pune, India

Superb presentation in black and white with that mysterious light in the middle.

5 Sep 2009 4:54am


what a nice shot

5 Sep 2009 6:41am

somayeh hadji from Iran


5 Sep 2009 7:05am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Dazzling bright water ! Nice silhouette shot !

5 Sep 2009 10:37am

Tomix from landerneau, France

great picture...i like the light!!

5 Sep 2009 3:22pm

kavita from Paramaribo, Suriname

love the lightening here, Mariana.

6 Sep 2009 4:33pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A great backlight use. Cheers

6 Sep 2009 7:38pm

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Neat shot.

6 Sep 2009 10:19pm

Ekios from Une des iles du Salut, Guyana

Incredible, this is a fantastic shot !!

7 Sep 2009 4:37pm

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Magnificent back light... a fresh image.

7 Sep 2009 5:05pm

xavier cardell from menorca-barcelona, Spain

Hi Mariana, I'm back after the long summer. I must admit I missed you. Shortly I'll post some new stuff.

This picture is excellent I love the PP of this BW and the story captured. Great job!

8 Sep 2009 1:18am

@xavier cardell: hey you :)) great to hear from you :))

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Happens to every kid, some fun event but a little scary at first. It's O.K., mom's there. This image sings of summer fun in the city.

8 Sep 2009 3:00am

♥ Marah.S ♥ from Marrakech, Morocco

Y'a beaucoup d'amour qui se dégage et se libère dans ce cliché, c'est beau de regarder..

14 Sep 2009 1:45am

Karthik from Chennai, India

Awesome! Captured the mood very well.

20 Sep 2009 6:58pm

'Paul from Minneapolis, United States

... one of the most fun and superbly captured photos i've seen.. a seriously good piece of work.. wow.

22 Sep 2009 7:33pm

@'Paul: happy me;)) cannot believe !!! are you serious ???????? ha ha''hey, but did not you see the holding water shot - the next one ... I love that one ... look at girl's hands ... this is so cute .. it really looks like she is holding a glass with water . I love that more than this one .

Cliffor Gwinn from United States

Nice backlighting!

25 Sep 2009 5:52pm

Martin from North Platte, United States

really enjoying your portfolio, the more people I see on this site, the more I learn, have some favs on here, and you just joined them, what gets me about your work, is a vast emptyness I see in my stuff, you have transended photography into life and society itself. so much more than pretty colors and landscapes. I dont know if I could pull this off , living in small town America, no city scapes and such, the largest building being a grain elevator :) Nice to see something Deep.......

6 Jan 2010 10:55pm

@Martin: Thx for your genral opinion about my work . I live in a small city too, where everything seems dead after 7 PM :)) Sometimes I call this city hiroshima ;)) That is a reason too , besides my love and passion for people and their personalities, to be totally oriented to candid shots . I truly enjoy this kind of photography . I still love beautiful landscapes, macros, that are also my specialty, but nothing compares with human elements I find in my candids . Many of my friends are not able to understand messages I bring out through them , but nothing can stop me to continue and practice this kind of photos . Thx again .

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/640 second
ISO 80
19 mm