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"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

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Wishes in the mansion...So visionary nice impressive!!!

18 Sep 2009 5:10am

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

it's rather sexy! and also evocative of life
versus the lifeless windows across the way.

18 Sep 2009 5:30am

Sriram from Chennai, India

Nice capture!!

18 Sep 2009 5:32am

shygefe from Bordeaux, France

Silhouette harmonieuse en contre-jour. Elle n'a pas le vertige !
Bonne journée

18 Sep 2009 5:51am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

Beautiful evocation of femininity! And dream up, our eyes wants to go beyond these buildings ...

18 Sep 2009 5:52am

Lydie & Roland from France

Strong and sensual B&W in blur... Very - very good shot !

18 Sep 2009 5:52am

Candice Holiday from Huntsville, United States

Beautiful image! Mysterious, yet vivid.

18 Sep 2009 5:55am

@Candice Holiday: Link is missing here . Sorry, cannot get back to you :)

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Distance is a feeling..the rest is a long gap..Wonderful bridge you made here!!

18 Sep 2009 5:57am

@Thea: thanks Thea !

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Une ombre à la fenêtre! Vibrante et pudique! cette clarté est sublime!!!

18 Sep 2009 6:08am

Ekios from Une des iles du Salut, Guyana

Beautifull !!! :)

18 Sep 2009 6:12am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Dramatic photo effect, beautiful silhouette!

18 Sep 2009 6:14am

Daniel Herrera Erro from Barcelona, Spain

love it, good picture.-

18 Sep 2009 6:29am

rem_la from Villiers, France

superbe cette effet d'ombre chinoise !

18 Sep 2009 6:43am

Tammy-Cricket from somewhere out there, United States

Really beautiful Mariana.

18 Sep 2009 7:01am

@Tammy-Cricket: thanks Tammi :)

Jean-Luc from Lyon, France

Sweet and sexy ...the shadow , the light , she look lost in her thoughts , maybe she's missed the fly for Bahamas ? ;)
have a nice day

18 Sep 2009 7:16am

@Jean-Luc: are you sure that this girl is the same one who wanted to fly to Bahamas ? ha ha

STEED from GUERET, France

Marianna equal to Yourself !!!!!!!!!!!! Somptuous !!!

18 Sep 2009 7:17am

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hi Mariana, a beautiful silhouette with rounded shapes in the landscape straight! Good day.

18 Sep 2009 7:35am

Mountain Thunder from London, United Kingdom

Nice, Baby - LPH

18 Sep 2009 7:38am

@Mountain Thunder: thanks baby :))

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Maizing composition. We can feel the message (the title) on the photo.

18 Sep 2009 7:44am

farzane from tehran, Iran

nice shot!!i love it

18 Sep 2009 7:46am

pernilla from Andonno, Italy

Wonderful dreamy picture! Love the mood, the tones and the blur urban landscape that fades. Excellent work.

18 Sep 2009 7:50am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Wow, very dreamy indeed. Love it!

18 Sep 2009 8:01am

H.S from K, Iran

beautiful image! very sensual!
I loved the contrast! :)

18 Sep 2009 8:06am

Laurent from Lyon, France

blur is not always bad.
I Love this shot: the composition the shadows, the softness all that contribute to the mood.

18 Sep 2009 8:20am

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow excellent

18 Sep 2009 8:30am

Manuela M from Rennes, France

Une silhouette magnifique face à cet espace de vertige!
Il y a un côté tragédie qui me plait!
Belle journée.

18 Sep 2009 8:48am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(Old West Wales boy), Germany

Brilliantly done,superb.

18 Sep 2009 8:53am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

I wished to have this poster-size. Excellent!

18 Sep 2009 8:55am

Luke Wiley from Spokane, United States

I like the view out of the window.

18 Sep 2009 8:57am

amirreza from tehran, Iran

great shot
so romantic

18 Sep 2009 9:07am

Antonio from lisboa, Portugal

very very good shot a glance at the city full load

18 Sep 2009 9:10am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Nice shot

18 Sep 2009 9:28am

Ana Marušić from växjö, Sweden

strong but sad, like the contrast!

18 Sep 2009 9:44am

Mª Angeles from Barcelona, Spain

Bonita y misteriosa foto, me gusta el procesado algo difuso que has utilizado ha quedado muy bien! Saludos

18 Sep 2009 9:52am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Beautiful and dramatic composition, also slightly anxious...

18 Sep 2009 9:55am

Klaus from Germany

this capture transports great emotional feelings ... have a nice weekend

18 Sep 2009 9:55am

@Klaus: thanks Klaus, the same to you :)

Veronelle from Lens, France

beautifull silouhette !

18 Sep 2009 10:01am

m_zeinab from tehran, Iran

Contrast is well
Combination is interesting.
Be successful

18 Sep 2009 10:26am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Lovely contrast of soft curves and geometric buildings. Dramatic treatment

18 Sep 2009 11:02am

Oscar from Espira, France

I liked this backlight.

18 Sep 2009 11:05am

Saeed from -, Iran

Oh! Excellent! I Love This shot, i can say its perfect shot but i think its Abstract or Conceptual work...

18 Sep 2009 11:14am

xavier cardell from menorca-barcelona, Spain

OH, Mariana Marianaaaa, I love you! This is extraordinary!

(all in the photgraphic sense, of course) LOL!

18 Sep 2009 11:24am

@xavier cardell: me ? or my picture .. ha ha ... have a bright weekend :))

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Love the gloomy effect here. You are such a good photographer!! so creative! : )

18 Sep 2009 11:48am

@Dawn: thanks Dawn !

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

This photo has a pensive mood to it... with lots of possible meanings! An excellent work.

18 Sep 2009 11:48am

Marcie from Newton, United States

Such a sense of longing in this image. Love how you've put this together.

18 Sep 2009 12:13pm

jhcibils from Berlin, Germany

I see the silhouette of a beautiful woman. It seems to be my picture window! Were you there?

18 Sep 2009 12:37pm

@jhcibils: yes !!! right there :))

Samantha from Toronto, Canada

fantastic silhouette! great work Mariana! Way to represent for the Canadians! :-D

18 Sep 2009 1:03pm

@Samantha: You are in Toronto ? Great . So you can guess where is this :)) Lake cannot be seen down, since it was on 35th floor :))) Nice to 'meet ' you :))

lux from Munich, Germany

This is wonderful.

18 Sep 2009 1:05pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

what a great atmosphere

18 Sep 2009 1:11pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful, sensual and provocative! You have captured the mood perfectly Mariana! Well done! ;-)

18 Sep 2009 2:02pm

Anne from somewhere over the rainbow, France

just splendid !!!! Like in a dream

18 Sep 2009 2:03pm

@Anne: thanks Anne !

Paul from Minneapolis, United States

beautiful, sensual, full of emotion ... the shot made even more alluring by the out of focus quality.. love this one!

18 Sep 2009 2:12pm

oncho from granada, Spain

Escena,profundidad y fuerte contraste magnificos

18 Sep 2009 2:14pm

Stephane Themeze from Maryland, United States

Graphic Allegory.

Good Friday.

18 Sep 2009 2:23pm

Don from spokane, United States

I like the dream-like softness of the image. I think each viewer brings a background to an image like this and interprets it somewhat uniquely. I find it very effective. A strong image.

18 Sep 2009 2:29pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Such a dreamy mysterious beauty! Perfect blur and tonality... I'm enthralled!

18 Sep 2009 2:30pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

so beautiful "fine art" mariana !
five stars !!
kiss !

18 Sep 2009 2:57pm

Manel from Girona, Spain

Nice against the light photo, maybe so strong contrast, but good result

18 Sep 2009 2:59pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente imagen! me gusta el desenfoque y la silueta de la mujer mirando hacia la gran ciudad.

18 Sep 2009 3:19pm

Ram from Bangalore, India

I am searching for more words in the Dictionary... But found all the words above.... Lovely, Brilliant, Amazing, Wonderful, Splendid, Mind blowing.... :) Nice effect. Love this much.

18 Sep 2009 3:39pm

@Ram: oh, no :)) that is perfectly enough of your lovely words :)) many thanks Ram !

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Excellent composition. Dreamlike quality. Lovely silhouette; you can barely make out the straps on the dress.

18 Sep 2009 3:58pm

@john4jack: ha ? you got me dear :)) I added them for my girls-Aminus friends :))

clarence from Irving, TX, United States


18 Sep 2009 4:07pm

@clarence: Thanks . Nice to have you here :)

Kalyan from Calcutta, India

lovely shot!

18 Sep 2009 4:18pm

Morten Pedersen from Norway


18 Sep 2009 4:24pm

@Morten Pedersen: ha ha ... cut or cute :)) you are so brief :)) cheers :)

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

A very expressive photo, playing very well with the suggestion of the forms and silhouette, very sexy also.

18 Sep 2009 4:28pm

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

A symbol of woman life ?!
I love the contrast between lights and shadows... the double effect of life... And the "model" is so sensual... But I see also in the pose a movement as per she would jump... The window is open no ? Or she is going to open it... (sorry for my grammar !!! Hope you understand me ! ;-) )
Great portrait with a beautiful woman (feminity) sensibility !

18 Sep 2009 4:28pm

@Marie-Jezaria: You as a woman got it perfectly right, Marie :) Yes, window is open, but with very low fence that is not seen here ! Thanks !

BonAngle from Paris, France

As I said in my blog, I like this kind of picture. We watch like her, the town !

18 Sep 2009 4:34pm

Gina from Portugal

A photo very sensual.Well done! thank for your comment

18 Sep 2009 5:06pm

fabrizio perelli from Roma, Italy

awesome shot with two subjects in my opinion fantastic b/w

18 Sep 2009 5:20pm

Jean-Luc T from Charente, France

Beatiful and sensual. Great.

18 Sep 2009 5:43pm

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

I like her pose ... longing to spread her wings and fly away! Sexy and dreamy portrait!

18 Sep 2009 5:50pm

Sophie from Budapest, Hungary

Very impressive shot. And with a captivating atmosphere. Congrats!

18 Sep 2009 6:22pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Oh my, a very exotic and extremely lovely image. This is a very strong shot with the gorgeous silhouette. My compliments to the amazing model. :-)

18 Sep 2009 6:46pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks Steve.. I m blushing right now :))

Andrei Barbu from Timisoara, Romania

Excellent composition, great capture and mood!

18 Sep 2009 6:52pm

Ti from Alpharetta, United States

Don't tell me you were looking him as he was looking at you? That's a dangerous situation, Mariana, he could have fell off the bridge not watching where he was going! :-)

18 Sep 2009 6:52pm

@Ti: hahaha,,, you are hilarious . ok, that guy I shoted from the huge parking place, in Waterloo, so no need to worry for him ;)) And this shot , taken in Toronto , somebody who was supposed to look at me was taking a shower while I was playing with my camera :)) ,

Blackdog from London, United Kingdom

Lovely silhouette, I also like the way the buildings are becoming abstracted and it is almost the figure that gives them context.

18 Sep 2009 6:58pm

Eldiablo from over the rainbow, Monaco

SUBLIMISSIME ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

18 Sep 2009 7:05pm

@Eldiablo: Thnaksimisssssime :))

Fade ToBLACK from tehran, Iran

Excellent composition

18 Sep 2009 7:14pm

jean-pierre from Romans, France

bonsoir Mzriana . cette ombre a la fenêtre , peut faire naître des fantasmes ! les courbes sont belles tout en restant très pudiques . un très bon cliché . bonne soirée et gros bisous .

18 Sep 2009 7:17pm

Liang from San Francisco, United States

I would assume its you in your beautiful shadowy figure? =] Very nice moody image here!

18 Sep 2009 7:42pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening, Mariana,
a very nice b & w recording with style. It makes me only imagine what the young lady doing there at the window. Maybe you look longingly at your loved one? Dear greetings Christel

18 Sep 2009 7:43pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

this is just divine and delicious. i really love it!

18 Sep 2009 7:52pm

luwi from Innsbruck, Austria

great foto, comming a loot feelings with it, I like the blury effekt!

18 Sep 2009 8:15pm

Zeinab from Tehran, Iran

Giving a sence of contemplation. Good!

18 Sep 2009 8:20pm

Albert Perpinyà from Spain

Each of yur photos has something that makes it special. Curiosly it's difficult to detect what it is. I love your shots.

18 Sep 2009 8:35pm

faisal from NYC, United States

very nice! sensual.

18 Sep 2009 8:42pm

Victor Lamela from Coruña, Spain

Perfecta¡¡¡ artista¡¡¡¡

18 Sep 2009 8:57pm

fotografa from London, United Kingdom

Subtle, but very sensual composition :-)
Thanks for popping down my end, much appreciated.

18 Sep 2009 9:07pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

I like the shining edge of the right arm and the sexy curve of the waist. Nice contrast between the sexy curve and straight lines.

18 Sep 2009 9:13pm

David from Mataró, Spain

I really like the smoothness of the pic.

Absolutely sexy.

18 Sep 2009 10:11pm

@David: thanks David :)

Papalopoctli from D.F., Mexico

Beautiful silhouette and impressive buildings in the background. Very beautiful photo.

18 Sep 2009 10:11pm

Monte Stevens from Westerville, United States

You have wonderful ideas and then seem to execute them quite well. Well done, again!

18 Sep 2009 10:22pm

@Monte Stevens: thanks Monte :)

JR Regaldie from Madrid, Spain

Great !!
perfectly enough out of focus, perfectly gloomy, perfectly high contrasted, perfectly composed ... !!
If this was in phb, this one had been already in my faves !!
I'm amazed !!

18 Sep 2009 10:56pm

CM Kwan from Hong Kong, Hong Kong

It's a piece of fine art!

18 Sep 2009 11:04pm

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

Love the feeling of urge and expectancy in this. Like she's ready for a night on the town after a long, hard week of work. Very nice work.

18 Sep 2009 11:39pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful shot and great idea! Very creative.

19 Sep 2009 12:01am

Mike from United States

Great! A beautiful woman wondering what she will do today. Really excellent pic!

19 Sep 2009 12:28am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

The building's windows provide an interesting pattern in this post-processing. I feel a lot of envisioning happening here.

19 Sep 2009 12:56am

Lynn from United States

FABULOUS!!! Awesome view from your window...great b/w!!! Your silhouette is wonderful in this window...nice composition.

19 Sep 2009 1:06am

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

so elegant! wonderfully done :) would've blurred it a bit more but I reckon people might miss seeing your(?) beautiful figure :)

19 Sep 2009 2:02am

@shoti: my smart dear friend :))

vz-nostalgia from Equatorial Guinea

"Double Life of Mariana" :-) If Krzisztof Kieslowski were alive, he might be interested to shoot a sequel to his famous film. :-)
Or maybe you're prepairing for a flight, Ms. Mariana? Like Margarita from Bulgakov's "Master and Margarita". :-)

19 Sep 2009 2:05am

@vz-nostalgia: If only Mariana were Weronika , she would not be in Canada but in Paris, as Veronique :)) Cool comment Viktor :))

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a gorgeous shot.

19 Sep 2009 2:20am

Robert from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Simply beautiful. Found your blog through a link on another. Your photography is stunning.

19 Sep 2009 2:52am

@Robert: Thanks Robert !

Ajay from Pune, India

Beautiful curved and sensually inviting.

19 Sep 2009 3:50am

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

A great image. Framed nicely. Please read the narrative for Saturday on my site. I need some assistance.

19 Sep 2009 4:18am

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

An exquisite photo. Simply gorgeous.

19 Sep 2009 4:45am

@Mike: thanks MIke :)

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Original, creative andf beautiful !!!!! Well done !!

19 Sep 2009 9:14am

mohkum from Muscat, Oman

Beautiful shot!

19 Sep 2009 12:30pm

rian from mobile, United States

that is one curvy silhouette.. very well executed.. :)

19 Sep 2009 1:55pm

Srinath from Waterloo, Canada

A very beautiful, but sad photograph! A great shot!

Btw, i'm pretty sure this isn't waterloo :)

19 Sep 2009 2:09pm

@Srinath: no, it is TO :))

JanWalcjak from Lyon, France

Beautiful framing, softness and treatment. I love that pic!

19 Sep 2009 2:38pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

beautiful picture and mood i only regret you don't used your flash :)

19 Sep 2009 2:41pm

@Tomix: why flash ? ha ha ... You know I hate flash :)))

Fabienne from Quelque part ou ailleurs, France

Gorgeous picture !!

19 Sep 2009 3:43pm

Andy from United States

Love the silhouette against the skyline! A wistful feeling to this image.

19 Sep 2009 3:46pm

Ken from United States

I like your blurred outline looking out on a world and wondering what lies into the future.

19 Sep 2009 4:36pm

Linda from Riga/Sigulda, Latvia

very beautiful

19 Sep 2009 6:31pm

Brian Chen from Seattle, Venezuela

I really LOVE this photo, the OOF is just perfect, something I don't normally think about but effectively used here. Just gorgeous!

19 Sep 2009 7:19pm

Godo from Barcelona, Spain

Hi Mariana,
Congrats, this one has been successful.
But I think that you looks holding tight the window, cos' it's about to falling down to the left side... It's a joke hahahaha
Love that intimate and suggestive mood.
Very well done, dear Mariana ;o)

20 Sep 2009 9:42am

@Godo: thanks Godo ;)

omidvahabzadeh from Tehran, Iran

love it

20 Sep 2009 5:48pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada


20 Sep 2009 7:31pm

Bob Towery from Granite Bay, United States

Very moody, you really want to know who she is and what she is thinking. All the out of focus part really works for me.

20 Sep 2009 10:44pm

@Bob Towery: Thank you Bob !

Reiner from Brensbach, Germany

Love the wonderful silhouette and promising curves as well as the cool and provocative mood at the same time. Great work!

21 Sep 2009 11:45am

joshi daniel from India

wow! is sensual and beautiful!

21 Sep 2009 1:35pm

Stef67 from in my head, France

d une grande mélancolie et d une grande pudeur, superbe ^^

21 Sep 2009 7:31pm

manel from Girona, Spain

Una silueta muy contrastada que hace volar libremente el pensamiento... Me agrada ese ligero desenfoque que dá cierto aire de misterio.

21 Sep 2009 10:43pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

AMAZING -- i love everything about this shot! soft, senual, alluring -- beautiful tonalities -- and there is a story here, of escape, of freedom, of release!!! magically intriguing!! faaabulous work 5 stars!!!

21 Sep 2009 11:35pm

crash from Weehawken NJ, United States

wow! very sensual!

22 Sep 2009 12:06pm

Dennis K from Romania

very nice and intresting B&W photo !!! love it

23 Sep 2009 10:30am

grant from kansas city, United States

lovely, intriguing photo

23 Sep 2009 2:10pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

lovley shot ;)

24 Sep 2009 9:31am

Oly B from Lyon, France

Superbe !

24 Sep 2009 8:42pm

Bruno F from Précigné, France

Absolutly fabulous !


29 Nov 2009 1:30pm

Albert from Ribes de freser, Spain

Wow !

25 Jan 2010 11:03pm

Basile Pesso from Paris, City of Aminus, France

Great composition, contrasts, model, an image full of grace.

5 Jun 2012 2:09pm

@Basile Pesso: well, that is me ... ;) same as previous one you commented ;) sometimes I am into self-stuff , checking up how age is affecting me ;)

Basile Pesso from Paris, City of Aminus, France

Yes, I know it's you, I wanted to stay discrete !

5 Jun 2012 2:16pm

eric festinger from mainly Paris, France

Mariana, it has been such a long time I didn't visit your gallery. This picture is one of the greatest I saw in a looong time.

3 Jul 2012 9:32pm

@eric festinger: you have to learn a lot if you want to comment on my pictures. this is more than ridiculous comment !

eric festinger from mainly Paris, France

"ridiculous"?!? ooch... and bye

5 Jul 2012 7:51pm