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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

impulse to touch it! strong tactile sensation to express this special day! love it!

13 Oct 2009 5:20am

Elaine- from Canada

wow! very cool effect, i'm assuming you've added a texture to the rain, i dig it!!!

13 Oct 2009 5:33am

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

I'm hoping we get some of that tomorrow :)

13 Oct 2009 5:40am

@Chris Pereira: you better hope for more sun :))) winter will be soon :)

pakalouuuu from France

as you said : " heavy rain".......
bonne journée......

13 Oct 2009 5:41am

fabrizio from rome, Italy

this is a masterpiece

13 Oct 2009 5:44am

Lyl & Roll from BESANCON, France

A really hard rain is falling !!!!

13 Oct 2009 5:46am

Pierre from Belgium

J'apprécie ce fort contraste et les lumières.

13 Oct 2009 5:51am

STEED from Gueret, France

Wowwwwwwww ! The contrasts !!!!!! Nice,nice,nice !!!

13 Oct 2009 6:05am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States've caught the messy texture of it, and the image has a nice rainy heavy feel to it.
You and I both posted rainy images today, and with fall upon us,
there will probably be many more to come. ;-)

13 Oct 2009 6:06am

ryse from bordeaux, France

J'aime beaucoup cette texture "mouillée" et la lumière en couleur qui éclaire ton superbe N&B.

13 Oct 2009 6:28am

hesam from quchan, Iran

good process
i like your shot

13 Oct 2009 6:41am

@hesam: thanks Hesam for visit :) glad you like it :)

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

Oh yes I like this one. An excellent photo.

13 Oct 2009 6:42am

@Mike: thanks Mike !

Nina from Haute Loire, France

Excellent! I like the contrast between the heavy rain and light ... What a deluge!

13 Oct 2009 6:48am

@Nina: hey Nina, why I am now getting another site when clicking on your name to see your picture ? this is what am getting

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hi Mariana, Great contrast in this B & B, very beautiful image, like a lot. Nice day.

13 Oct 2009 6:56am

kaveh Sadeghi-Azad from TEHRAN, Iran

superb shot!

13 Oct 2009 7:10am

Jean-Luc from Lyon, France

a delicious mix between "black is black" and "i'm singing in the rain" ;) a strong processing for an incredible result , S , i love the mood of that pic , even if i prefer see the rain there than here ;)
Have a sunny tuesday , full of light

13 Oct 2009 7:20am

@Jean-Luc: hey, long time I have not herd this song - Black is Black ;)) will go now on youtube to get it :)) rain is coming to you soon, do not worry, and be careful not to catch a VIRUS that I caught somehow :))

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Very cool effect, great bw!

13 Oct 2009 7:26am

masoud from tehran, Iran

Hi mariana , nice shot and pefect process !

13 Oct 2009 7:26am

Ekios from Une des Iles du Salut, Guyana

Woooow I'm getting cold now ! :) Nice !

13 Oct 2009 8:03am

@Ekios: hey, you are in Guyana ,,, you cannot be cold :)) cheers !

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Fantastic B & W image. Once again the processing is superb.

13 Oct 2009 8:14am

thami from Morocco

Oh ! Mais il pleut des cordes! Excellent traitement des noirs profonds!
Bonne journée lumineuse!

13 Oct 2009 8:40am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Great effect in this one!

13 Oct 2009 8:50am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Love your processing and the colour picking.

13 Oct 2009 9:06am

@Curly: thx Curly

Mohsen from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

wow... its giving me an strange feeling... really cool shot...

13 Oct 2009 9:50am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Great work in this super shot and processing .
LOVE it !

13 Oct 2009 9:54am

Mhélène from Paris, France

beautiful and great treatment !

13 Oct 2009 10:05am

Anne from somewhere over the rainbow, France

Amazing picture !!! The processing is so great !!!!! Have a nice sunny day :)

13 Oct 2009 10:19am

@Anne: thanks Anne ... I got sick in fact from all these cold, rainy days :))

mekYuh from KeyL, Malaysia

it's amazing! i wish i could capture as good as your pictures someday! i really admire your work (",)

13 Oct 2009 10:44am

@mekYuh: thanks dear. I go right now to see your work :)) thx for visit !

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Magnificent and very beautifully processed. It's another work of art from you.

13 Oct 2009 11:04am

@Paco Díaz: i'm blushing :))

roy from ostend, Belgium

And you stood there, shooting in the pouring rain, made handsome ;-))

13 Oct 2009 11:22am

@roy: I had a good umbrella, but yes, my camera got wet !

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Heavy rain = big splash.

13 Oct 2009 11:49am

crash from Weehawken NJ, United States

love it! nice gritty rain scene!

13 Oct 2009 11:51am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

I would just say magnificent!!!

13 Oct 2009 11:55am

@Lougris: really ? you made me happy :)

LM from Aix en Provence, France

Just one word SUPERB

13 Oct 2009 12:09pm

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

wonderful image! quite imaginative! the hard contrast fits the scene perfectly. made the dark mood even more expressive.

13 Oct 2009 12:23pm

David Nos from Barcelona, Spain

Wow!! This is amazing, what a shot and processing job!! Really impressive!!

13 Oct 2009 12:48pm

@David Nos: thanks David :)

mohkum from Muscat, Oman

You have created real effect of rain here! Wonderful work from you!

13 Oct 2009 12:48pm

Oscar from espira, France

I like this ambience. Is mysterious than this rain.
Good, very good after processing.

13 Oct 2009 1:03pm

oncho from granada, Spain

Gran procesado con un resultado muy original

13 Oct 2009 1:31pm

Morten Pedersen from Norway

A rainy night in .... cool picture.

13 Oct 2009 1:32pm

Eldiablo from Les Issambres, France

FANTASTIC ...... very well done ..... very emotionnal !

13 Oct 2009 1:54pm

Klaus from Germany

ugly ... i mean the rain ;-) - the PP is brialliant

13 Oct 2009 2:01pm

@Klaus: yes, yes, ugly rain, ugly shot .. I even made it looking more ugly :)) I am only sorry that these two girls had some good umbrellas. It is always fun to see people suffering to hold umbrellas .. they simply go to the air ... or break up ... you know these cheap Chinese umbrellas that fit into handbag :)) Have a great day :)) I just checked your site - the same fabulous shot . waiting for the next one ;))

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

what a heavy rain, great shot

13 Oct 2009 2:02pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Very gritty. It certainly expresses the way that I feel sometimes. Superb strong contrast. Excellent composition.

13 Oct 2009 2:31pm

@john4jack: thanks Jack ;) I feel just like that these days - cold, flue, fever ...

Sriram from Chennai, India

Interesting processing... great shot!

13 Oct 2009 2:35pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

very well done,good idea :)

13 Oct 2009 2:56pm

jean-pierre from Romans, France

bonjour Mariana . marchons er chantons sous la pluie ! bises

13 Oct 2009 2:56pm

don from United States

Fine content in this action shot. The processing has resulted in a very attractive, stylized image. Very well done.

13 Oct 2009 3:15pm

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

W O W - S U P E R B .... F A N T A S T I C ..... real heavy rain combined with super processing Mariana , my shot of the day ...:::...
p.s. Hope the flu gets better soon xx

13 Oct 2009 3:15pm

@LESLIE: thanks LEslie :)) At least I do not have to work today :))) Good excuse :)

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

cool contrast, nice one

13 Oct 2009 3:18pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Textured, moody, contrasty, wet - super street scene.

13 Oct 2009 3:29pm

Andrew Gould from Sydney, Australia

Another one of yours on the VFXY Buzz page, Mariana! Excellent image.

13 Oct 2009 3:33pm

@Andrew Gould: i forgot my password for VFXY and all I see there is one of my previous shots with self body and mixtureiwth nature shot ... this one : Oh, I do not need my password to see BUZZ page ... I see a few my shots there ... and recent abstract of flower is there too, and daddy with boys :)) I am so happy now ;)) Thank you Andrew :))

Bishop from Houston, United States

Great texture - flyingwind is right about that! and that touch of color on the lights... superb! :)

13 Oct 2009 4:13pm

mseguid from Es Castell-Menorca-I Balears, Spain

Amazing process. Well done

13 Oct 2009 4:14pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The weatherman says rain here today. I hope it's not a heavy as what you captured. The shot is superb and the processing brilliant.

Hope you shake the flu bug soon. :-)

13 Oct 2009 4:23pm

@Steve Rice: thanks Steve.. My flu bug needs to go away after getting a news from Andrew that this shot and couple more of mine are on the VFXY Buzz page ! What a great news for me :))

Emboy from Huntington Beach, United States

WOW! what a great image. I'm a newbie and different people have a different styles and this image captures my eye. Thanks for sharing.

13 Oct 2009 4:38pm

@Emboy: thanks for visiting :)) yes, we all have different styles and learn from each other :))

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

I like the scenery and the processing

13 Oct 2009 4:40pm

Pepe Villanueva Cabrera from Cuidad de Antipolo, Philippines

Amazing! it's all I can say.

13 Oct 2009 5:10pm

Carlos from Riva de Ruesga, Spain

I like as trafficking b & w

13 Oct 2009 5:12pm

mirela from brighton, United States

wow, the lights fit amazingly well in this b&w!!!

13 Oct 2009 5:24pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Am I actually seeing the blurred capture of the raindrops here? Wow! Looks like it was quite a heavy downpour! Great processing and I love the selective coloring of the light fixtures.

13 Oct 2009 5:28pm

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

Waoh !!!
I'm very impressed by the maneer that you have treated the tones ambiance ! It's very unusual and very artistical ! Bravo !!! 5* ! :-)))

13 Oct 2009 5:37pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente composición en este b&w !!

13 Oct 2009 5:52pm

Jean-Louis from Nîmes, France

Ue excellente photo et un très bon traitement !!!!!
La compo aussi est superbe !
Bonne soirée .

13 Oct 2009 6:18pm

HOKO from Iran

Hi Mariana ,
Plain , Quiet & Agreeable . thanks

13 Oct 2009 6:26pm

@HOKO: plain - maybe ; quiet - NO :)) Agreeable - have no clue what you mean :)) anyway - thanks for visit :)

Blackdog from London, United Kingdom

Too much processing for this old fuddy-duddy ;o) I do like the lamps though ;o)

13 Oct 2009 6:38pm

@Blackdog: I like it the way it is :)) sorry :) and , look at Buzz VFXY :)) they like it too ;)

ruimnm from Portugal

A great work.

13 Oct 2009 6:42pm

grain from Morocco

"Toute la pluie tombe sur moi..." on a envie de chanter avec toutes les gouttes qui tintinnabulent!

13 Oct 2009 6:43pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Fantastic this shot! I love the lights!

13 Oct 2009 7:18pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

I love how the lights are a different tone than the rest of the picture. Love the processing and dark tones to this. I guess we were both in a dark moody mood today eh? Awesome capture Mariana! : )

13 Oct 2009 7:36pm

Lynn from United States

Cool shot...nice process and composition!!! The lights attract me to the shot...EXCELLENT :))

13 Oct 2009 7:37pm

@Lynn: thanks a lot , Lynn ;) Glad you like it !

pernilla from Andonno, Italy

That was a heavy rain! I like the light.

13 Oct 2009 7:39pm

Liang from San Francisco, United States

awesome shot! now that you mentioned it, the area where i live in just had the first large shower of the season. heavy heavy rain it is!

13 Oct 2009 7:56pm

Yvon from Belgium

Great shot ans excellent treatment.

13 Oct 2009 8:01pm

manel from Girona, Spain

Un contraste extremo... Me gusta.

13 Oct 2009 8:15pm

Richard Trim from Leicester, United Kingdom

Wet roads, dark streets , lovely highlights potent tones, strong reflections ... great. For me though the processing has been a tad over cooked thus all those classic elements have been fudged .
But I guess you had a wonderful time creating it ...


13 Oct 2009 8:27pm

@Richard Trim: Thanks Richard. In fact I have a strong aversion for Canadian weather . When it is raining it is really raining with a terrible wind. When it is snowing, snow goes to the sky from the ground; That is what I first time saw when came to Canada . That is a reason why I edited this picture on such a strong , ugly way .. and you know what ? I edited this picture yesterday being so sick, coughing, sneezing, fever, flue .... Good excuse, ha ? Thanks a lot .

PATRICK from miramas, France


13 Oct 2009 8:30pm

Michael from Deer Park, United States

amazing! this is now one of the best pictures i have ever seen! benissimo!

13 Oct 2009 8:37pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Sorry to hear that you are ill. Please take care of yourself. Hope you feel better soon. (To follow-up on vfxy, you made me realize that I need to check in there more often.)

13 Oct 2009 8:38pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

The sensation of heavy rain is well transmitted.

13 Oct 2009 8:47pm

kerfendal from France

absolutly first class pic

13 Oct 2009 8:56pm

Fernando Barão from Lisbon, Portugal

excellent edition.

13 Oct 2009 9:08pm

@Fernando Barão: Thank you for this special gift-comment :) I am an admirer of your BW photography !

Sugata from Newark, United States

Lovely effect!

13 Oct 2009 9:47pm

Howard F. from South Pasadena, Calif., United States

Wow, great process. This is my day today- rain, wind, and dark.

13 Oct 2009 9:59pm

'Paul from Minneapolis, United States

magical !! .. love the effects and high contrast as well as the touch of amber from the street lights. . .instant wow effect for me.. bravo.

13 Oct 2009 10:13pm

@'Paul: what I am now supposed to do :)) my fav photobloggers have different opinion. some told me - too much processing, some told me - wow :)) you are one of my fav Am3 friends , and you know what - I will trust you :))) shhh - do not tell them :))

Veronelle from Lens, France

fantastic dof and realy good treatment

13 Oct 2009 10:19pm

jeff (aka dogilicious) from Millerstown, PA, United States

That is a considerable rain! Excellent b/w processing.

14 Oct 2009 12:21am

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful treatment and street scene under the rain.

14 Oct 2009 1:08am

Ginnie from Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Somehow those lamps make it not seem so....rainy.

14 Oct 2009 1:23am

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

You've captured the drab rain we've been having for weeks, like the small touch of the lights trying to make things hopeful.

14 Oct 2009 1:31am

@JoeB: somebody told me today that temp. will not go higher than 10 C till winter . true ?

Sidney from Manilla, Philippines

Very artistic! Nicely done !

14 Oct 2009 2:59am

rokhsana from tehran, Iran

it reminds me of a oiece of story. well done

14 Oct 2009 4:32am

Stephane Themeze from Maryland, United States

Been along time since I took pictures while raining. Ages I think. The women seem so much at ease in spite of it. Nice rythm you've added with the post-production!

14 Oct 2009 4:34am

Irene from France

What a photograph ! SUPERB !

14 Oct 2009 5:33am

Ana Marušić from växjö, Sweden

what catches my eye is the lightning, even though it's rainy and all it still gives the picture a warm mood, lovely!

14 Oct 2009 8:32am

@Ana Marušić: thanks Ana :)) Where is a new shot ??

Manuela M from Rennes, France

La journée est dure avec toute cette pluie! ;-))
Un traitement de choc!
Bonne journée.

14 Oct 2009 1:05pm

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

Saw a forecast for 11C next week.
"You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows."
Bob Dylan

14 Oct 2009 1:57pm

Val37 from Tours, France

Il vove the lights on the road with the B&W rain ! Greta capture !
5 stars for me !

14 Oct 2009 1:59pm

Marlowe from Le Havre, France

A tremendous impact, extraordinary ! A great bravo !!!

14 Oct 2009 4:06pm

Stef67 from in my head, France

géant, superbe, j adore, splendide, encore, quand tu veux des comme ça, j aime, bravo, hop^^

14 Oct 2009 7:33pm

mohammad_hosein from Tehran, Iran

beautiful !
thanks !

14 Oct 2009 8:59pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Great processing on the lights but this one really would have worked without it.

14 Oct 2009 10:29pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

wow -- the processing is just amazing!!! so textural!!! would you mind sharing a few of your secrets? how do you get such amazing detail and texture? is it in the sharpening?? AWESOME!

15 Oct 2009 12:56am

@dj.tigersprout: hmmmm.. what to tell you about this ? No, not sharpening . It is just simple layer of two photos. One - could not be more simple .. these girls on a rainy day ...and other one is plain shot of the rain only, shoted on a asphalt with many puddles :)) it is so hard for me to explain , but I hope you will get it :)) ha ha ciao :)) super weekend to you :)

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Nice processing.

15 Oct 2009 1:48am

rian from mobile, United States

i love how you frozen the rain in this scene.. very nice shot! :)

15 Oct 2009 2:09am

grant from kansas city, United States

nice, subtle use of selective color.

15 Oct 2009 5:41pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

elle est magnifique, cette composition, bravo !

15 Oct 2009 5:48pm

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

The treatment of this photo is superior! I like it extremely! Very inspiring. Next time it is raining I will look at this photo, it will make me go out in the rain with the camera :)

15 Oct 2009 6:20pm

@Albert: thanks a lot Albert... very much appreciated :)

Linda from Riga/Sigulda, Latvia

wonderful processing

15 Oct 2009 6:50pm

ghetu from Mumbai, India


16 Oct 2009 9:45am

Tomix from landerneau, France

impressive rain! great processing!

16 Oct 2009 4:30pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Perfect, moody capture!

16 Oct 2009 11:21pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Wow! This is great! I never see anything pretty when it's pouring rain outside but this image is absolutely wonderful! You made it look so "good"! :)

17 Oct 2009 1:31am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada aren't kidding, that is some heavy rain! Vancouver has nothin' on your area. Great capture! I always find that umbrellas are just begging to be photographed. Congrats on this shot.

17 Oct 2009 12:36pm

moncler from putian, China

Merci pour la le?on de photographie si utile à l'heure du numerique et du vite fait ..sans réfléchir .
j'aime l'atmosphère de ce cliché et ce qu'il évoque , chacun peut s'y retrouver quelque soit son pays
et créer plusieurs histoires ...

30 Dec 2010 7:09am

hervelegerelite from putian, China

You are one great photographer! All combined with great creativity and humanity. I know I've said many times (I think) but never mind repeat ... You are a role model for me! Your pictures are all an incredible strength. So it is with your words! I ask you not leave us! It is a pleasure and a great incentive to follow the "red. " With all my love and admiration Happy New Year full of love and life! Cheers! A hug, Adela

8 Jan 2011 7:23am