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Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/500 second F/4.0 ISO 80 17 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

10Fraction from Rennes, France

super! Prva klassa, fantasicna slika!
Vise volim tvoje grudi, ali ovo je odlicno.
Izgleda da sam danas prvi ovdje, drago mi je.

9 Sep 2009 5:02am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Magnificent. Marvelous rich tones. Spectacular sky. What a joy it is to visit your sight each day.

9 Sep 2009 5:49am

@john4jack: Thanks Jack. It's been a pleasure to visit your photos too ;)

amirreza from tehran, Iran

great compostion
nicly done
thanx for sharing

9 Sep 2009 5:58am

fabrizio perelli from Roma, Italy

very nice shot with particular catching colors

9 Sep 2009 6:13am

SCOTT F. SCHILLING from San Martin, United States

Very cool shot and I like the processing on this with the tones and the black and white sky! Great work on this!

9 Sep 2009 6:13am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

She goes full energy to his work!
There is dynamism in this picture: the lady, clouds ...

9 Sep 2009 6:25am

Ekios from Une des iles du Salut, Guyana

Congratulations Mariana ... can't say it otherwise ... congratulations ... it's perfect :)

9 Sep 2009 6:26am

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece


9 Sep 2009 6:29am

Eros from tehran, Iran

really good! ... i like the post-processing so mcuh.

9 Sep 2009 6:32am

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hi Mariana, a true work of art. A fantastic image. Good day.

9 Sep 2009 6:40am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Gorgeous billowing sky and a compelling woman. She looks to be out of another era.
Lovely soul-filling image!

9 Sep 2009 6:45am

@Dulcie: Thanks Dalcie. What you say - soul-filling image, I feel the same when go to this lady to buy some fresh products :))

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Incredible work and wonderful B&W Mariana.The clouds seem to jump out the photo.

9 Sep 2009 6:48am

pernilla from Andonno, Italy

superb shot. Love the tones.

9 Sep 2009 6:50am

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good morning Mariana,
very nice warm colors. The recording has a little antique. The woman looks as if you came from another era.
Dear greetings Christel

9 Sep 2009 7:00am

@Christel: She is an Amish, and yes, you are right - they all look to me as from some other time . That is why I love going there not only for pictures but to feel like I belong to them too :)

Jean-Luc from Lyon, France

owwww wonderful processing ! deep deep composition , bravo

9 Sep 2009 7:04am

@Jean-Luc: thanks Jean :)

kerfendal from Paris, France

a spectacular shot, the sky, the colors, a masterpiece Mariana !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

9 Sep 2009 7:15am

@kerfendal: ah, that is so kind of you Max !! Many thanks !

shygefe from Bordeaux, France

5 étoiles pour cette photo qui semble sortir d'un autre temps, d'une autre époque... retour à la terre !
Les couleurs, la lumière sont superbes. Félicitations pour ce petit chef-d'oeuvre.
Bonne journée

9 Sep 2009 7:29am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

I love those golden tones

9 Sep 2009 7:43am

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

This is quite wonderful shot!!! Beautifully processed into an emotive and aged image....amazing!

9 Sep 2009 7:48am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Exceptional and very cinematic (somewhere between Russian and Italian movies of the 50's)!

9 Sep 2009 7:49am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Beautiful composition and tones, great work!

9 Sep 2009 7:52am

mseguid from Spain

Original tones and interesting topic. I like it

9 Sep 2009 7:53am

Standley from Carquefou, France

Superb capture. I really like the dynamic and the tones of this picture!

9 Sep 2009 8:12am

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

words cannot express how enthralled I am by this image. so powerful dear Mariana! the clouds, the fields, the glowing lady, everything is in place! wonderful!

9 Sep 2009 8:23am

@shoti: I'm so happy to hear that from you , Shoti :)) You know how much I love your work !

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Special image, well done!

9 Sep 2009 8:46am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

It's like you've traveled with a time machine to take this photo ... beautiful and the color toning works great for that era ;)

9 Sep 2009 8:50am

Mhélène from Paris, France

Magnificent !A great composition and color !

9 Sep 2009 8:58am

Blackdog from London, United Kingdom

Another moving emotional shot - reminded me of the work of Marina Abrahmovic - and it's Mike ;o)

9 Sep 2009 9:16am

@Blackdog: will google - Marina's work for sure . Never heard of her , although her name sounds as Yugoslavian, my ex-country !

Kaveh from Abadan, Iran

it's lovely work with deep thought Mari . . .

9 Sep 2009 9:27am

Mostafa from Tehran, Iran

nice picture,great process

9 Sep 2009 9:38am

R.J.Dee from Ettlingen, Germany

the piucture reminds me to John Steinbeck's novel "The grapes of wrath" - simply great !

9 Sep 2009 9:50am

@R.J.Dee: Thanks Ralf. To me , while editing this picture - Pearl Buck's novel - The Good Earth , was on mind :))

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Marvellous. The treatment/composition/title superb.

9 Sep 2009 10:14am

Arconte from Madrid, Spain

Mariana, the treatment that you have done is incredible, it endows your picture with a great dramatic quality.
Great work

9 Sep 2009 10:36am

elena from turin, Italy

fantastic clouds and good shot!

9 Sep 2009 11:03am

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Super photo! I love the processing! I like the unanswered questions the photo brings: I wonder were she is going and why...

9 Sep 2009 11:10am

Sidney from Manila, Philippines

Spectacular.... awesome results !
Looks like the frame from a movie !

9 Sep 2009 11:27am

fotografa from London, United Kingdom

Lovely composition with a sense of drama. Love ur PP and colour tones.

9 Sep 2009 11:34am

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

an excellent shot, such wonderful processing!

9 Sep 2009 11:42am

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Classic, timeless beauty. A work of art. 5 star day for sure.

9 Sep 2009 12:08pm

rian from Mobile, United States

having a person in a landscape is always a win.. :) this one's no exception.. beautiful shot!

9 Sep 2009 12:29pm

Thami from Fès, Morocco

La couleur dominante du labeur dans les champs!
Bonne journée lumineuse!

9 Sep 2009 12:29pm

aj.binam from tehran, Iran

Very nice. Poetic and scenic beauty of the sky to a drawing and is beyond the description

9 Sep 2009 12:57pm

catherine from quelque part en france, France

superbes ces couleurs , la même atmosphère que dans les tableaux de Millet !

9 Sep 2009 1:24pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Story telling picture, it is. I like it.

9 Sep 2009 1:32pm

Mags from Paris, France

Very nice processing and compo, well done!

9 Sep 2009 1:53pm

zeinab from tehran, Iran

I had a very good job
Space has a beautiful
Be successful and happy

9 Sep 2009 2:03pm

farzane from tehran, Iran

WoW i love it!nice shot

9 Sep 2009 2:10pm

Fade ToBLACK from tehran, Iran

amazing shot

9 Sep 2009 2:10pm

Stephane Themeze from Maryland, United States

A wonderful pastoral picture with a nice processing. Beautiful light! Tradition on its way.

9 Sep 2009 2:28pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Wow this is beautiful, an amazingly dramatic sky, great composition and processing.

9 Sep 2009 2:30pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

very nice ,I like it :)

9 Sep 2009 2:40pm

Don from spokane, United States

This shot is very provocative. The stance of the person with the field ahead and those gorgeous clouds overhead make a very successful image. Strong photo!

9 Sep 2009 2:42pm

Manel from Girona, Spain

Great work. The compo is exellent. Congratulations

9 Sep 2009 2:44pm

Victor Lamela from Coruña, Spain

Spectacular photo¡¡¡¡

9 Sep 2009 2:59pm

LM from Aix en Provence, France

Each day it is a pleasure to see your photo. This one is also splendid with great tones. Thanks to share with us your work

9 Sep 2009 3:18pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

How amazingly atmospheric Mariana!!! The forms, textures, tonality and composition are all so wonderful! Like a vintage painting!:-)

9 Sep 2009 3:25pm

LB from Portugal

A great processing. Excellent image!

9 Sep 2009 3:33pm

Spectra from Carrboro, United States

who is this mysterious woman ambling through such rich fields? absolutely brilliant pic!

9 Sep 2009 3:34pm

@Spectra: that is her land ...really huge land and lot of work on it . And dear Lydia is always, always busy and so pretty with her always blushing cheeks :)) I use to go there , on their farm for fresh products !

kavita from Paramaribo, Suriname


9 Sep 2009 3:59pm

John from Eureka, United States

This could have been a scene from the 19th century. Some things stay the same -which I think is good. Very nice photo.

9 Sep 2009 4:02pm

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

WOW Mariana - perfect shot & perfect processing .. Stunning - My pick of the day

9 Sep 2009 4:10pm

Jean-pierre from ROMANS, France

bonjour Mariana l' ambiance de cette photo fait , comme dit Catherine , penser aux tableaux de Millet . j'aime beaucoup ce cliché . bonne soirée . bises ;

9 Sep 2009 4:19pm

David Nos from Barcelona, Spain

Amazing picture, great job!

9 Sep 2009 4:26pm

Ken from United States

Mariana! Another wonderful and emotional image. Wow!

9 Sep 2009 4:29pm

Morten Pedersen from Norway

Powerful composition and great color.

9 Sep 2009 4:34pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Like an old painting by Millet… So nice !

9 Sep 2009 4:49pm

Thierry Masson from orly, France

when the past come back...

9 Sep 2009 5:03pm

Manuela M from Rennes, France

Un traitement superbe pour ce retour à la terre!! C'est magnifique!!
Bonne soirée.

9 Sep 2009 5:28pm

Pixim from Nice, France

Perfect, a true painting of Master. The ground and the sky meet, the woman in a way decided in fact little case to go to its daily task Bravo ;)

9 Sep 2009 6:13pm

Ajay from Pune, India

Superb shot!!! And really great dramatic shot. Actually more than life shot.

9 Sep 2009 6:25pm

Eldiablo from over the rainbow, Monaco

incredible sensation ***********************************

9 Sep 2009 6:27pm

philippe from moselle, France

Ha !!! c'est le genre d'image que j'adore, le traitement est au top et le personnage donne toute son ampleur au paysage, une grande photo !!!!!

9 Sep 2009 6:27pm

Gary Hart from California, United States

Very nice, Mariana--this image has a subtle power.

9 Sep 2009 6:31pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom


9 Sep 2009 6:34pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Amaizing composition, with amaizing colors and tones. Very good work.

9 Sep 2009 7:28pm

Veronelle from Lens, France

Fantastic ambiance

9 Sep 2009 7:50pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

An excellent picture, love it. Very good work Mariana, a big bravo !!

9 Sep 2009 8:20pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

incredible shot ,mariana !
five stars !!!
kiss !

9 Sep 2009 8:56pm

Imaginerf from Troyes, France

This remind ùe a painting ! Great !

9 Sep 2009 9:25pm

J R Regaldie from Madrid, Spain

Excellent !!
The sky is just the way it should always be ;-)

9 Sep 2009 9:35pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

this is powerful and alluring. an epic shot.

9 Sep 2009 9:48pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Wow!! Perfect processing and awesome capture!! Love it! : )

9 Sep 2009 10:25pm

manel from Girona, Spain

Me agrada muchísimo. El virado, el cielo... Perfecta composición para omitir la regla de los 2/3. Enhorabuena.

9 Sep 2009 10:32pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Very nice processing. The sky looks dramatic and the woman is wearing some antique clothes.

9 Sep 2009 10:56pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

What a length and breadth of the land for people to creative miracles!!! Great capture and treatment!

10 Sep 2009 12:16am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

There is so much power and drama in this image. This is a work of genius. No joke.

10 Sep 2009 12:32am

@Steve Rice: wow Steve, now I read your comment :)) You might be joking :))

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Brilliant composition. The tones and ominous sky create the mood and atmosphere of this powerful image. Excellent work!

10 Sep 2009 1:46am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

This is just stunning! I love your artistic processing...A real work of art!

10 Sep 2009 2:19am

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

Very good processing. The earthy tones suit this image. The sky is so bold and the clouds are so strong.

10 Sep 2009 2:36am

Lynn from United States

BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!! Everything is just right in this shot...the sky, composition, woman, and this wonderful landscape. It does look like it came from a fantastic movie or great book...BRAVO!!!!!
I just got my computer wasn't working for almost a I'm catching up on your excellent shots :))

10 Sep 2009 2:44am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Thanks for adding me to your watch :)

10 Sep 2009 2:45am

@Tracy: You are very welcome . Love your work :)) See ya :)

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

The first thing that came to mind was, "Toto, we're not in Kansas anymore!" The capture of those cloud formations is impressive against the landscape.

10 Sep 2009 3:36am

masoud from tehran, Iran

Beautiful and great work , bravo

10 Sep 2009 4:43am

Tomix from landerneau, France

amazing pictur!! a painting!!

10 Sep 2009 11:35am

Godo from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent Mariana,
It reminds me a Turner painting.
Postprocessing works very well.
Have a nice day ;o)

10 Sep 2009 11:47am

Ivar from Indianapolis, United States

Very cool, excellent composition and tones. The dramatic sky, the person walking onto the field... very cool indeed.

10 Sep 2009 2:11pm

Sriram from Chennai, India

Nice sepia tones..!! Good shot!!

10 Sep 2009 2:46pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

This is a stunning image of the true relationship between man and his land...I love the light, composition and processing...Superlative work!

10 Sep 2009 5:43pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

wow!!! this is a painting!!! do you know the work of Andrew Wyeth?? simply amazing! i love this!!! 5 stars!!!

10 Sep 2009 6:06pm

xavier cardell from menorca-barcelona, Spain

Lovely postprocess. Just one thing, there are some flecks, probably on the sensor of the camera or on the mirror. Take a look, see if you can clean it ;-)

10 Sep 2009 6:19pm

@xavier cardell: oh, thanks . That is a bird from far distance :)) BUt it would be ok to remove it , since does not have a shape of bird . I took this shot from a car, when finished the shopping from this lady, and she went to the farm, but I opened the window quickly and shooted her 2 times . Amish people do not allow anybody to take pictures of them .

Daryl Johnson from Farnham, United Kingdom

A cinematic one...

10 Sep 2009 8:43pm

Luis A. De Jesus R. from Mexico City, Mexico

Time travel, "en vivo". Great photo.

11 Sep 2009 2:44am

Lydie et Roland from BESANCON, France

Splendid work and mix of B&W and sepia... great - great - great !!!

11 Sep 2009 5:44am

bahar from tehran, Iran

I like teh color..and the view is very nice! good luck!

11 Sep 2009 7:22pm

Andrew Gould from Sydney,, Australia

Excellent image with this very special treatment!

14 Sep 2009 3:35am

Brian Chen from Seattle, United States! Classic!

15 Sep 2009 6:41am

Ana Marušić from växjö, Sweden

this looks like an oilpainting:) timeless

15 Sep 2009 6:03pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Just purely perfection!

16 Sep 2009 4:48pm

Stef67 from in my head, France

traitement à l ancienne , superbe ^^

21 Sep 2009 7:29pm

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

C'est juste beau!

25 Nov 2009 6:38pm

@KriKridesign: thx .

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/500 second
ISO 80
17 mm