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As Autumn Approaches

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/60 second F/4.0 ISO 80 6 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

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Extraordinary leaf which drives the heart flying into autumn... Fantastic!

20 Sep 2009 5:10am

SCOTT F. SCHILLING from San Martin, United States

Very nice work on this and I like the reflection of the blue sky and clouds on the hood! A great shot!

20 Sep 2009 5:12am

Sidney from Manila, Philippines

Gorgeous colors... great symbolism !

20 Sep 2009 5:27am

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

It is a nice shot ,what did you do with that leaf? :) :)

20 Sep 2009 5:39am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Aren't you caught both the leaf color and the clouds and sky above. Very beautiful!

20 Sep 2009 5:59am

amirreza from tehran, Iran

nice and clear shot

20 Sep 2009 6:29am

Eros from tehran, Iran

wow... its exactly like what fall is about.... clouds and leaves :) i love this shot!

20 Sep 2009 6:33am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Very well seen: the composition of colors is great! Congratulations!

20 Sep 2009 6:42am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

Yes, autumn approaches, beautiful colors of the leaves and beautiful reflections!

20 Sep 2009 6:46am

alireza from tehran, Iran

realy beautiful
it remembers me I must go to school some days later and so I can not take and see pictures
made me sad

20 Sep 2009 6:46am

@alireza: why ? you always cane have your camera with you and shot what is cool :) even in school :)

Irene from France

Lovely expressive composition

20 Sep 2009 6:51am

Gilbert from Manila, Philippines

great contrast!

20 Sep 2009 7:17am

Ekios from Une des iles du Salut, Guyana

Impressive !! I love the mix of colors ! :)

20 Sep 2009 7:35am

Mª Angeles from Barcelona, Spain

Bonita composición y el reflejo del cielo contrasta a la perfeccion con esta hoja de otoño. Saludos

20 Sep 2009 7:44am

Ana Marušić from växjö, Sweden

cool reflection of the clouds and the colors on the leaf makes me long for autumn:))

20 Sep 2009 7:51am

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States


20 Sep 2009 8:04am

Mostafa from Tehran, Iran

very nice very

20 Sep 2009 8:10am

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good morning Mariana,
It looks as if the leaf is on the hood of a car. The leaf is a beautiful harbinger of autumn and winter. This picture pleases me very well. Dear greetings Christel

20 Sep 2009 8:40am

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

Beautiful autumn image! Love the composition and the reflections of the sky on the hood!

20 Sep 2009 8:54am

R.J.Dee from Ettlingen, Germany autumn leaves !

20 Sep 2009 9:26am

@R.J.Dee: Thanks Ralf for such a beautiful song !

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

time to change. this still life(?) image is so touching dear Mariana. full of emotions. the contrasting colors perfectly compliment each other. wonderful work :)

20 Sep 2009 9:28am

@shoti: thanks Shoti ! This summer was so weird here, and I am really hoping that Autumn is going to be sunny and beautiful, and very , very colorful . Autumn in Canada is simply gorgeous and I am really looking forward to it :)

CM Kwan from Hong Kong, Hong Kong

You made ordinary thing extraordinary, Mariana! A carefully crafted masterpice!

20 Sep 2009 9:35am

@CM Kwan: Thanks CM :)

Sophie from Budapest, Hungary

Really nice shot.

20 Sep 2009 9:56am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

A beautiful melancholic picture
as was yesterdays duo. Somebody should tell him though "Never, never wear socks with sandals. It's such a sartorial no, no." ;)

20 Sep 2009 9:57am

Morten Pedersen from Norway

Very colourful, it is no doubt the autumn is here!

20 Sep 2009 10:07am

Jean-Luc T from Charente, France

Nice shot, automn is coming now!

20 Sep 2009 10:14am

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

Gorgeus composition dear !! Bravo !
This shot reminder me a song of Yves Montant.... "Les feuilles mortes"... (I don't know if Yves Montant have sung this song in english)... Anyway, your shot make me sing today this marvellous love song... :-)

20 Sep 2009 10:19am

@Marie-Jezaria: thanks Marie . I just listened to this song and I remembered it - my mom loved it :))

Philip from JoBurg, South Africa

The reflections and the colour of the leave are really stunning well done!

20 Sep 2009 10:36am

@Philip: Thanks a lot Philip :)

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

good find Mariana! brilliant light and colours ;)

20 Sep 2009 11:12am

@daniela scharnowski: thanks Daniela !

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Nice colors. A feeling of autumn indeed.

20 Sep 2009 11:54am

STEED from Gueret, France

...........And i like it...

20 Sep 2009 12:03pm

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

Perfect reflection!

20 Sep 2009 12:56pm

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hi Mariana, fall will bring us his beautiful colors like this beautiful piece. Good Sunday.

20 Sep 2009 1:14pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

You have captured the change in season perfectly!

20 Sep 2009 1:23pm

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Great compo and terrific colors !!! Well done !!

20 Sep 2009 1:37pm

fabrizio perelli from Roma, Italy

fantastic shot perfect capture and awesome colors

20 Sep 2009 2:18pm

Don from spokane, United States

You spotted a fine color and curled leaf for this engaging shot. A fine autumn picture. We have a few red leaves showing up but the fall colors have not arrived yet.

20 Sep 2009 2:27pm

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Excellent!! Comme si elle était restée dans le ciel encore!!! Une superb capture!!

20 Sep 2009 2:36pm

Stephane Themeze from Maryland, United States

Fallen from the reflected sky! Vivid colors!

20 Sep 2009 2:38pm

Fade ToBLACK from tehran, Iran

Gorgeous colors
nice shot mariana

20 Sep 2009 2:55pm

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

...ambiance automnale garantie!
Bonne journée lumineuse!

20 Sep 2009 3:03pm

Quirkyk from Garner, United States

Awesome colors and great capture on the reflection!

20 Sep 2009 3:04pm

J R Regaldie from Madrid, Spain

Beautiful !!
excelent capture !!

20 Sep 2009 3:19pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Very nice capture! The reflection is wanderful!!! Well done!

20 Sep 2009 3:47pm

Saeed from -, Iran

The Best! I can't say anything else!

20 Sep 2009 3:49pm

m_zeinab from tehran, Iran

Simple and Veryyyyyyyyyy beautiful and lovely. Colors and created a good atmosphere
Be happy and successful

20 Sep 2009 3:54pm

Blackdog from London, United Kingdom

Great colours, almost makes me want to come back to North America ;o) Autumn and spring are always the best months ;o)

20 Sep 2009 4:18pm

Fusao Tamaki from Tokyo, Japan

What a color! Wonderful...

20 Sep 2009 4:58pm

mohkum from Muscat, Oman

Excellent idea and a wonderful shot! Congrats.

20 Sep 2009 5:16pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Beautiful photo.

20 Sep 2009 5:28pm

Shar from Regina, SK, Canada

Wonderful contrast and brilliant colors...I don't want summer to end!

20 Sep 2009 5:39pm

omidvahabzadeh from Tehran, Iran

wow nice

20 Sep 2009 5:45pm

@omidvahabzadeh: thanks a lot !

Miguel Almeida from Portugal

Excellent contrast, excellent reflection

20 Sep 2009 5:45pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Beautiful reflection on that surface. Sky colors and leaf colors are magic.

20 Sep 2009 5:56pm

*MЯG* from Tehran, Iran

i like the colors

20 Sep 2009 6:07pm

Anne from somewhere over the rainbow, France

just beautiful ....

20 Sep 2009 6:29pm

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Fantastic shot - great color combination of the leaf on the reflections - BEAUTIFULLY taken

20 Sep 2009 6:29pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

So cool. Excellent composition. Exquisite leaf; superb detail and extraordinary color. Marvelous reflections.

20 Sep 2009 6:56pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Yes, Autumn is near..... :) What a great shot this is! Love the simplicity of this image. Well done

20 Sep 2009 7:30pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Great shot Mariana. Love the colors on the leaf and reflection of the clouds. : )

20 Sep 2009 7:34pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

wow, what a very nice shot, Mariana
wonderful automn colors

20 Sep 2009 7:43pm

Elaine- from Canada

love the reflection of the sky, like the little dead leaf is going to heaven :)

20 Sep 2009 7:45pm

philippe from moselle, France

l'automne est là avec sa palette de couleurs, magnifique !!!

20 Sep 2009 7:49pm

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hi Mariana, The horse is not a horse but a donkey! Beautiful evening.

20 Sep 2009 8:00pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This is very lovely. I enjoy those fine reflections in the car's hood. Super composition.

20 Sep 2009 8:22pm

Andrew Gould from Sydney, Australia

Fabulous combination of elements here! Stand out image!

20 Sep 2009 8:28pm

rian from mobile, United States

the first leaf of fall! :) love how you captured it with the reflection of the sky.. nice work!

20 Sep 2009 8:33pm

Gina from Portugal

Simply and beautiful!!

20 Sep 2009 8:52pm

tara from California, United States

That's so original...really depicts autumn mode.

20 Sep 2009 9:07pm

@tara: Thanks Tara :)

Veronelle from Lens, France

beautifull reflection !

20 Sep 2009 9:13pm

Manel from Girona, Spain

God work Great result

20 Sep 2009 9:21pm

Albert Perpinyà from Spain

The contrast of colours make the shot. Beautiful Mariana

20 Sep 2009 9:47pm

Katherine from Aberystwyth, United Kingdom

Ooh very lovely!

20 Sep 2009 10:19pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A great contrast of colors. A lovely shot, perfect to symbolize the beauty of this season.

20 Sep 2009 10:30pm

pernilla from Andonno, Italy

Wonderful symbol of the coming season. Love the reflection.

20 Sep 2009 10:45pm

Ginnie from Atlanta, Georgia, United States

...and why we love it so much! It's like the leaf is trying to hold the sky!

21 Sep 2009 12:04am

Sugata from Newark, United States

Excellent combination of the contrasting blue and red!

21 Sep 2009 12:26am

Paul from Singapore, Singapore

hello, nice work :)
you've got some pretty good portrait shots. nice!

21 Sep 2009 1:10am

@Paul: thanks Paul :))

Lynn from United States

Ahhh I love's winter that I'm not so sure about!!! Love the leaf color and the reflection of the clouds is beautiful :))

21 Sep 2009 2:15am

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

Very deep dark hues on the auto. The blues in the reflections and the reds in the leaf tips are rich and vibrant. Not only nicely seen, but beautifully processed.

21 Sep 2009 2:38am

Maria from NYC, United States

A truly magnificent image of the start of autumn. The reflection of the clouds and blue sky is awesome. Miss you too! :)))

21 Sep 2009 3:33am

Maria from NYC, United States

Oh...I'm pretty sure if you click on my name it will bring you to my link. If not then :

Hope you are well darlin' :)

21 Sep 2009 3:34am

@Maria: Great to hear from you Maria . I miss you :)) Always leave a link of your PB !! It's easy to find you .

Bill Jennings from United States

I do believe the myriad of comments tells me that you indeed have a loyal following - and rightly so. Such a simple subject taken to a new level of creativity and form. Well done - I love it !

21 Sep 2009 3:43am

@Bill Jennings: Thanks Bill . I have a few friends from a site where i was posting my pictures for about a year . They always like to see how I am doing and what pictures I am taking now :)) It is lovely to hear from them from time to time :)

Papalopoctli from D.F., Mexico

Excellent image, the colours... And the leaf!!!

21 Sep 2009 4:07am

xavier cardell from menorca-barcelona, Spain

I find the post process slightly overdone. The rest is great, nice composition and idea.

21 Sep 2009 6:13am

@xavier cardell: maybe, but on a bright light, and shiny black car that leaf really looked like that . Now, when Autumn comes, you will see much more of these glorious red and orange colors of leafs . These colors of autumn I only see in CAnada :))

Andrei Barbu from Timisoara, Romania

Beautiful colors and great reflection!

21 Sep 2009 7:09am

@Andrei Barbu: Thanks Andrei ...looking forward to see a new photo on your blog !

oncho from granada, Spain


21 Sep 2009 10:30am

Ivar from Indianapolis, United States

Nice fall colors, and reflections..

21 Sep 2009 11:51am

Mags from Paris, France

Very nice colors on this one!

21 Sep 2009 12:16pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Yeah, leaves on the paint job... it's true. It is coming.

21 Sep 2009 12:59pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Nice work! The reflections and colours are fantastic!

21 Sep 2009 1:28pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

lovely colors and reflections...

21 Sep 2009 2:36pm

Linda from Riga/Sigulda, Latvia

wonderful. this is special

21 Sep 2009 2:52pm

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

this is a wonderful shot, the colors of the leaf...the reflection...perfect :)

21 Sep 2009 3:04pm

Scott from San Antonio, United States

I see the resemblance in its shape, to that of a flying goose or swan (stem being a long neck).
Also I can imagine a ride on this... what a thrilling "magic carpet" ride that would be! :D

21 Sep 2009 3:46pm

@Scott: Funny, I see it now too, when you mentioned ;)) Many thanks Scott !

Eldiablo from over the rainbow, Monaco

BRAVO this shot is magic !

21 Sep 2009 4:27pm

Anouk from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Gorgeous colors!

21 Sep 2009 4:42pm

Sriram from Chennai, India

beautiful colors.. amazing shot!!

21 Sep 2009 6:12pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Such a perfectly simple..and simply perfect image as we slide into this autumn season.

21 Sep 2009 6:46pm

manel from Girona, Spain

Muy buen detalle. Bien visto.

21 Sep 2009 10:38pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

stunning color!!! love the contrasting reflection of sky!!

21 Sep 2009 11:36pm

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

very cool, mariana: autumn in color.

22 Sep 2009 4:14am

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

Very nicely done !!

22 Sep 2009 4:16pm

Shrigley Photography from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

My favorite time of year and you certainly did it justice. :)

22 Sep 2009 5:09pm

Manuela M from Rennes, France

C'est déjà l'automne et ses belles couleurs!!
Bonne soirée.

22 Sep 2009 6:12pm

Mike from United States

I love the colors and that sky reflection! Great job. I first thought that was water, but I see you tricked me. Again... the colors and composition are really nice!

22 Sep 2009 8:29pm

grant from kansas city, United States

well done - the reflection of the sky is a wonderful background.

23 Sep 2009 2:08pm

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Magnificent... colors and reflections are beautiful.

23 Sep 2009 5:50pm

pakalouuuu from France

I found your adress on the tedé's blog and i see a lot of wonderfull picture here.....( sorry for my bad english....).....


24 Sep 2009 5:50pm

@pakalouuuu: Thanks for your viist. Never ever excuse yourself for bad English :))) Write in French if you wish . There is a Google translator so it is never problem to translate that brief comment ;)) Cheers !!

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/60 second
ISO 80
6 mm