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Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/80 second F/3.5 ISO 125 11 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

PATRICK from miramas, France


18 Oct 2009 5:20am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

A 5-star reflection...the body-less heads. Is that what happens when one drives an Acura? ;-)

18 Oct 2009 5:48am

@Dulcie: haha, it happens when two Italian guys wax their car :)) I shoted them from distance; they saw me , and said - come, come closer :)) They were super crazy , and very cooperative :) And they liked what they saw in a camera :)

Paul from Singapore, Singapore

wow,nice shiny car. i like the glowing rims effects :)

18 Oct 2009 6:02am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy


18 Oct 2009 6:12am

Elaine- from Canada

i love the double bald head haha, great shot!!!

18 Oct 2009 6:14am

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

great idea and composition. Looks like that car just got cleaned :)

18 Oct 2009 6:17am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Love the reflections, nicely composed!

18 Oct 2009 6:32am

consuelo from es migjorn -menorca-, Spain

Buena toma!

18 Oct 2009 6:39am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

Be careful not to drink too much!
A man without legs and a head without a body, it's funny and very interesting!

18 Oct 2009 6:42am

@Nina: yes, never drink and drive ;))

Ekios from Une des trois iles du Salut., Guyana

MMMmmmmmmh love it !! The reflection, the b&w ... yummi !

18 Oct 2009 6:46am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Wow...Wonderful reflections though not very flattering to those reflected...Great composition Marianna!

18 Oct 2009 7:15am

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Awesome again,friendly woman:) a great composition!

18 Oct 2009 7:27am

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hi Mariana, Great this reflection it made me lose my head! Good Sunday.

18 Oct 2009 7:28am

@tede: no head, but legs :)) ha ha

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Fantastic effect, I like the humor touch in this photo, and the perfect b/w and sharp details.

18 Oct 2009 7:44am

@Paco Díaz: I still cannot get how the other man appeared like that in this reflection - no body, no nothing, just double head :)) We all laughed as crazy when looked at pictures in a camera . Such a cool Italian guys ;))

Pepe Villanueva Cabrera from Cuidad de Antipolo, Philippines

Amazing how shiny that car is! Very good shoot!

18 Oct 2009 7:50am

Oscar from Barcelona, Spain

nice, cute and gorgeous reflection.

18 Oct 2009 7:52am

Jean-Louis from Nîmes, France

Superbe ces reflets sur cette belle carrosserie !!
Grande netteté sur la jante
Bon dimanche Mariana

18 Oct 2009 8:08am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Fantastic and brilliant b/w composition!

18 Oct 2009 8:16am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Well executed composition, a great eye for detail

18 Oct 2009 9:02am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

fantastica composición b&w , excelentes reflejos !!

18 Oct 2009 9:13am

roy from ostend, Belgium

Fantastic reflections, nicely and special composition

18 Oct 2009 9:21am

rose from France

beautiful shoot !

18 Oct 2009 9:24am

Blackdog from London, United Kingdom

An original take on the shiny car reflection - works well in B&W too!

18 Oct 2009 9:47am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Gosh that's well seen and executed. Top dollar

18 Oct 2009 10:00am

@grouser: well, i have to admit these guys were very cooperative , i tried a few candid shots, but then i was allowed to shot them while they were waxing this car :))

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Ha ha ! It's so funny. Five stars !

18 Oct 2009 10:06am

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Thats fantastic Mariana, PERFECTION ON THE PROCESSING .... ::::....

18 Oct 2009 10:08am

@LESLIE: thx Leslie .. there is no so much processing - simply BW :))

Eldiablo from Les Issambres, France

héhé fantastic !!!!!!! B&W are wowwwwwwwww !!!!!!

18 Oct 2009 10:08am

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

you've got watchful eyes there! even on a shot like this, you've managed to pull out good composition.

18 Oct 2009 10:10am

@shoti: they knew i was shoting ... I just told them- guys , please , do what you are doing , I will shot . Many more interesting reflections I got , but this one , with right double head, without body and legs seems to me the most cool ;)

Peyman from mashhad, Iran

i love it! creative view, and knowing shot

18 Oct 2009 10:15am

eme chiquilla from córdoba, Spain

That's Awesomee!!!!! i love it! you got a surrealistic pic in the reality of a car reflection! :D kudos!

18 Oct 2009 10:16am

@eme chiquilla: thx Eme :)

R.J.Dee from Ettlingen, Germany

you shouldn't drive headless, not even in an ACURA otherwise you'll lose your personality ... reflections on the tin are allowed as long as they're as good as yours

18 Oct 2009 11:32am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

That is one serious wax job!

18 Oct 2009 12:07pm

Morten Pedersen from Norway

Great reflections in the beuty of a car.

18 Oct 2009 12:14pm

mirela from brighton, United States

how cool!

18 Oct 2009 1:21pm

mohkum from Muscat, Oman

wonderful observation! Nice

18 Oct 2009 1:22pm

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

Tack sharp details. Except for the head of course. Nicely done,

18 Oct 2009 1:24pm

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

very cool!!

18 Oct 2009 1:37pm

Lynn from United States

Mariana...that is one AWESOME effect!!! Great in b/ the shine and the reflections are fantastic...this one made me laugh :))

18 Oct 2009 1:51pm

@Lynn: I'm glad you like it , Lynn :) Great Sunday to you :)

farzaneh from Iran

nice reflection!great BW!i like it so much

18 Oct 2009 3:00pm

jean-pierre from romans, France

bonjour Mariana . même le métal peut être beau . bises

18 Oct 2009 3:05pm

Irene from France

Wow !!! GREAT WORK , Mariana !

18 Oct 2009 3:06pm

@Irene: thx Irene :)

Val37 from Tours, France

Beautifull reflection ! 5 stars !

18 Oct 2009 3:11pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Reflections in a reflection--great job!

18 Oct 2009 3:12pm

Mags from Paris, France

Very nice reflection and framing, love it.
And you're right I didn't like your processing on yesterday's portrait ;)

18 Oct 2009 3:15pm

@Mags: Thanks for this . As for the portrait - someone needs to know much more what good portrait is :) Sorry !

Mohsen from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Great capture of the reflection Mariana... well done... I like it being crystal clear and crispy sharp...

18 Oct 2009 3:28pm

@Mohsen: that is how my BW shots are always ;))

Estrella from Barcelona, Spain

Many thanks for your comments

18 Oct 2009 3:29pm

@Estrella: you have reply button right on your site, beside name of the person who comments you shot . this field is for the comment on current picture.

Dawn from Maryland, United States

I love the reflection of the guy's heads and the B&W is awesome Mariana!! Great shot!!

18 Oct 2009 3:34pm

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

Crisply elegant, an excellent image, Mariana.

18 Oct 2009 3:43pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Clever observation. best...jerry

18 Oct 2009 4:01pm

Klaus from Germany

good creative idea

18 Oct 2009 4:08pm

@Klaus: thx Klaus . much appreciated

Fusao from Tokyo, Japan

beautiful composition in B&W, it has a humor too, really wonderful photograph. I love it.

18 Oct 2009 4:10pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

An excellent composition - very well done !

18 Oct 2009 4:25pm

Krista from Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Cool reflection! I love the distortion!

18 Oct 2009 4:42pm

David Nos from Barcelona, Spain

What a funny and nice picture!! I guess you would like to drive that Acura car in addition of the yellow Harley Davidson!! ;-)

18 Oct 2009 5:01pm

martie from US, United States

Stunning sharpness and clarity. Love the processing - B&W is the perfect medium for this one.

18 Oct 2009 5:30pm

mseguid from Es Castell-Menorca-I Balears, Spain

Excellent reflections, interesting composition

18 Oct 2009 5:39pm

Lyl & Roll from BESANCON, France

WOW - ça brille - ça brille !

18 Oct 2009 5:55pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Wonderful detail. Love how you framed this!!!

18 Oct 2009 6:15pm

Aine Ilina from Selangor, Malaysia

wow! excelent SHot!
Love the reflection! =)

18 Oct 2009 6:26pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Hehe, very funny! I guess these guys had as much fun as you had! :-) Super details, too!

18 Oct 2009 6:28pm

Sophie from Budapest, Hungary

The double-head reflection rocks ! it's just funny. :D

18 Oct 2009 6:47pm

@Sophie: thanks Sophie :)

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Nicely abstract.

18 Oct 2009 7:07pm

@Twelvebit: thanks Twelvebit :)

Anouk from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Cool! Very creative!

18 Oct 2009 7:27pm

Stef67 from in my head, France

le reflet de nos folies intérieures ^^

18 Oct 2009 7:28pm

françoisedu80 from France

Hello Mariana ,
Une oeuvre d'art style anamorphose .
Bises .

18 Oct 2009 7:41pm

Gérard Méry from Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire, France

Cadrage et reflet formule 1 et bravo pour la qualité du N&B

18 Oct 2009 7:48pm

Bill Jennings from (Bay Area Northern Calif), United States

love the monochrome image: I'm always a sucker for a good reflection.

18 Oct 2009 7:49pm

@Bill Jennings: thanks Bill :)

Zeinab from Tehran, Iran

Hi Mariana... It's a long time I miissed you and your lovely photos. How are you? It seems you are sill going forward... Good Luck

18 Oct 2009 8:03pm

@Zeinab: hey Girl :)) What's up over there ??? Miss u too :))

Pedro Callealta from Cádiz, Spain

Me gusta mucho este encuadre cerrado.

18 Oct 2009 8:16pm

Mhélène from Paris, France

Absolutely superb reflections !Excellent in b&w !

18 Oct 2009 8:18pm

Reno from Madrid, Spain

Yessss!! i love the efect of the faces ... very efective reflect!!

18 Oct 2009 8:27pm

@Reno: thx Reno :))

joshi daniel from India

just a beautiful and creative work!

18 Oct 2009 8:51pm

Jean-Luc from Juignac, France

Beautiful reflection. Great shot. Enjoy your day.

18 Oct 2009 8:54pm

pernilla from Andonno, Italy

Superb reflection! Very creative shot.

18 Oct 2009 10:10pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

magie des reflets !!!!
toujours etonnants !!!

18 Oct 2009 10:17pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

I have visions of another dimension!

18 Oct 2009 10:37pm

grain from Morocco

reflets flottants comme des îles...étrange

18 Oct 2009 10:39pm

Twinklestamper from Oklahoma, United States

As my teenaged son would say, "Coolness!"

18 Oct 2009 11:31pm

grain from Morocco

Surréalistes, ces déformations!
Bon début de semaine!

18 Oct 2009 11:38pm

@grain: Merci Grain :)

thami from Morocco

Rencontre visuelle de 3ème type!
Que ton lundi soit lumineux!

18 Oct 2009 11:39pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Very strange reflections with double heads people. Well seen!

19 Oct 2009 12:12am

Bram Antareja from Yogyakarta City, Indonesia

waowww...full imagination..i love it //

19 Oct 2009 12:27am

@Bram Antareja: thx Bram :) After entering my comment for your last picture, I was getting an error message . Check it , please :))

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

great eyes to catch this! nice combination of abstract and concrete!

19 Oct 2009 1:07am

Samantha from Toronto, Canada

this is pure genius! great shot Mariana!

19 Oct 2009 1:08am

@Samantha: thx :)) please let me know if my comment on your Flash Dance girl remained there .. I am delighted :)))

Mike from United States

VERY cool idea! Really excellent. I must try this someday.

19 Oct 2009 2:40am

rian from mobile, United States

that's one psychedelic shot you have here.. nice work.. :)

19 Oct 2009 2:46am

Brian Chen from Seattle, WA, United States

Cool shot, love the floating head!

19 Oct 2009 6:46am

Linda from Riga/Sigulda, Latvia

wow, great

19 Oct 2009 8:45am

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

lol -- love that mirror action there!!! ;) an excellent composition!

19 Oct 2009 2:01pm

mohammad_hosein from Tehran, Iran

wow ! well done ! good luck .

19 Oct 2009 3:04pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Fabulous! I always look forward to visiting your blog. Every image is a treat. I love this creative shot.

19 Oct 2009 4:10pm

@Steve Rice: thx Steve ... nothing creative here :)) it is just what my camera saw and gave me as a little gift :) It was surprising to me :))

RPepper from Brooklyn, United States

Oh wow, this is so surreal. At first glance I couldn't really tell what was going on here, which I love. The crispness of the car and tire and a perfect mix with the reflections.

19 Oct 2009 4:30pm

@RPepper: thanks there :))

Stephane Themeze from Maryland, United States

But not so accurate :)) Nice spooky reflections. Fun!

19 Oct 2009 5:47pm

`Paul from Minneapolis, United States

how cool is that! .. the reflections make the men appear floating. very snappy shot - great contrasts.

19 Oct 2009 7:06pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

GREAT in B&W !

19 Oct 2009 8:08pm

faisal from New York City, United States

floating heads... love it! :P

19 Oct 2009 8:10pm

Bertrand from Paris, France

One portrait. It's a good idea for car fans!!!

19 Oct 2009 9:24pm

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

Nice and crisp reflection with a tad of creepiness to it :)

19 Oct 2009 10:47pm

Mª Angeles from Barcelona, Spain

wow espectacular Mariana, los reflejos son magnificos!! Saludos

20 Oct 2009 8:58am

dan from Paris, France

The men and the cars....
Which beautiful way of expressing it in photography.

22 Oct 2009 8:37pm

@dan: thx Dan !

Aurore from Paris, France

I agree with Dan.
This one is really cooool ! Well seen.

3 Nov 2009 10:01am

christine from France

J'aime beaucoup, et c'est amusant, mais j'ai une photo qui ressemble un peu à la la mettrai un de ces jours. Les reflets des visages sont excellents. Bravo Mariana

20 Nov 2009 6:03pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/80 second
ISO 125
11 mm