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after the sunset


"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

Stu from Kyoto, Japan

I love the dark tones throughout this. It has a real "film noir" feeling to it, and Humphry Bogart might appear from the right at any moment!

8 Nov 2009 5:22am

@Stu: what a cool comment :)) ha ha .. many thx :)

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Spectacular tones, I like very much this processing so characteristic, splendid depth and impressive mood :)

8 Nov 2009 6:26am

@Paco Díaz: many thx Paco :)

PATRICK from miramas, France

very great capture!!!!!!!!!!!

8 Nov 2009 6:49am

Luke Wiley from Spokane, United States

The beach works well in b&w!

8 Nov 2009 6:49am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

A beautiful image, but that inspires fear, I do not know if I find myself alone on the beach at this hour!

8 Nov 2009 7:12am

@Nina: you can swim, nothing nicer than have a night swim :))

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW!!! Great B&W shot. I simply LOVE the light and shadows. Fantastic mood you created here. :)

8 Nov 2009 7:29am

Jean-Luc from Juignac, France

An Impressiv landscape. I love it. Bravo Mariana

8 Nov 2009 7:58am

@Jean-Luc: merci Jean-Luc :)

kaveh Sadeghi-Azad from TEHRAN, Iran

it's fantastic. I like your b&w pics. well done Mariana

8 Nov 2009 8:20am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

What a great B&W

8 Nov 2009 8:27am

Tagazou from France

Lovely atmosphere....
Where is the sun?
Have a nice sunday!

8 Nov 2009 8:49am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Very moody, I like the shadows, cool bw!

8 Nov 2009 8:52am

Babzy from Besançon, France

Thanks for yours nice comments :) I love this dark shot very much , great texture and contrast , the sky so low , definitely a good shot !

8 Nov 2009 9:06am

Yvon from Orleans, France

cette photo est absolument magnifique
j'adore ces jeux de lumière
bon dimanche Mariana

8 Nov 2009 9:15am

Ricardo from Barcelona, Spain

Incredible photo. Congratulations.
A greeting

8 Nov 2009 9:17am

rem_la from Villiers, France

la nuit, tois les chats sont gris !

8 Nov 2009 9:49am

Oscar from Espira, France

wo wow wow... very nice tons. and great compo

8 Nov 2009 9:56am

Richard Trim from Leicester, United Kingdom

noir is good ... very very good


8 Nov 2009 9:58am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

Just excellent. I love the atmosphere!

8 Nov 2009 10:18am

oncho from granada, Spain

Me calma esta imagen, muy buen paisaje y foto

8 Nov 2009 10:24am

micke bergling from sandviken, Sweden

Great shadows... love it

8 Nov 2009 10:32am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Gosh talk about hard graphic treatment. Very brave of you and it has paid off.

8 Nov 2009 11:10am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice perspective. And I like the tones. Excellent picture !

8 Nov 2009 11:14am

Pepe Cabrera from Cuidad de Antipolo, Philippines

Amazing shot! I love the distribution of B&W, nice framing too.

8 Nov 2009 11:18am

Morten Pedersen from Norway

This is a lovely picture from the beach it looks like it is a night time with the black and white.

8 Nov 2009 11:21am

FMK from Antibes, France

It is just so so intense!
It is really a real emotion inside!
love it!

8 Nov 2009 11:28am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

beautiful light for this desert beach

8 Nov 2009 11:30am

Stephanie from Texas, United States

Wow...amazing shot and processing. I have enjoyed looking at all your are a true artist!

8 Nov 2009 11:32am

@Stephanie: really ? ha ha ... far from that , but many thanks and kisses for this generous compliment ;)

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Great capture, beautiful b/w landscape

8 Nov 2009 11:54am

Zeinab from Tehran, Iran

Let's sit on the beach and then you light another cigarette!

8 Nov 2009 12:33pm

@Zeinab: no-no , no cigarette then .. night swim is perfect for good relaxation :)) ready ?

sebastian from Germany

"after the sunset" .... the colours seem to be gone....
every day on your site.... every day fascinated. rock on!

8 Nov 2009 12:37pm

Lynn from United States

WONDERFU!!! Beautiful view and nice contrast...lovely in b/w and gives it so much drama...but oh how I would love to see this one in color :))

8 Nov 2009 12:55pm

@Lynn: thx Lynn :) You know me and my love for BW .. so , no , no color shot for this one :)) Maybe soon one crazy sunset will come with crazy colors :))

Twinklestamper from Oklahoma, United States

the deep blacks are amazing....and the composition is just perfect. lovely image...

8 Nov 2009 1:03pm

Klaus from Germany

realy impressive mood .. love the contrasts

8 Nov 2009 1:06pm

@Klaus: thx Klaus :)

Eldiablo from Les Issambres, France

extraordinaire B&W !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! **************************

8 Nov 2009 1:26pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

There has been a lot of processing here..but the result is very nice :)

8 Nov 2009 1:26pm

@Thea: thx Thea :) Not really , not so much processing , maybe contrast - that is all ;)

Paul van der Meer from Valkenswaard, Netherlands

wonderful black and white!

8 Nov 2009 1:44pm

bigezbear from New Orleans, United States

I resisted the blacks in yesterday's photo. Here, in this shot, I surrender to your intention. I like the balance of the shades of gray from black to blinding white. Very difficult to achieve and quite beautiful. Thank you.

8 Nov 2009 2:18pm

@bigezbear: hmmm.. why ? I think that shot from yesterday is great according BW ! Anyway, thanks for this comment :)

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Very nice B&W shot... the sky is marvelous ! Well done :)

8 Nov 2009 2:36pm

@Tamara: thx Tamara :) Enjoy your candies :)

don from spokane, United States

The objects sticking out of the sand make fine foreground elements. The high contrast of the image makes it very eye-catching and visually impressive. Fine image!

8 Nov 2009 2:50pm

@don: thanks Don for always generous comments :)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Wonderful composition. Excellent detail. Very nice strong contrast. The foreground is outstanding. And I love the dramatic sky.

8 Nov 2009 3:07pm

@john4jack: thx Jack :)

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Love the shadows. Good contrast and comp

8 Nov 2009 3:08pm

NicO! from Villa Allende, Argentina

Muy buena captura ! !

8 Nov 2009 3:13pm

Ken from United States

Great balance of lights and darks and subject matter.

8 Nov 2009 3:17pm

Dilwenn from Bordeaux, France

Atmosphère pesante...
Mais belle image!

8 Nov 2009 3:30pm

@Dilwenn: thx Dilwenn :)

Fritsch from Berlin, Germany

"Days full of rain / Sky’s comin’ down again / I get so tired of these same old blues / Same old song / Baby, it won’t be long / ‘fore I’ll be tying on my flyin’ shoes" (Townes van Zandt)
Brilliant shot & terrific perspective, Mariana. All the longing & loneliness in one stunning image. Great! All the best & safe travels, Fritsch.

8 Nov 2009 3:35pm

@Fritsch: you seems very romantic and poetic guy :) are you ? Love your comments :) thx dear :) Great , sunny Sunday to you :)

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

unique, dark, highly detailed processing! sinister!

8 Nov 2009 3:42pm

Álvaro from Cascais, Portugal

Great and very nice capture.

8 Nov 2009 3:54pm

Saeed Rasoulof from Tehran, Iran

Great shot , very nice composition :)

8 Nov 2009 4:05pm

jean-pierre from romans, France

bonjour Mariana . bravo pour la perspective , l'horizon est très loin . les ombres du premier plan donne du relief . bises

8 Nov 2009 4:08pm

Betty from Phillipsburg, United States

Love the dark mood this creates! Excellent composition.

8 Nov 2009 4:28pm

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

Excellent processing and great composition make this image special, Mariana.

8 Nov 2009 4:42pm

Ram from Bangalore, India

Just a brilliant capture..... Amazing monotone....

8 Nov 2009 4:43pm

STEED from Gueret, France


8 Nov 2009 4:45pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

nice angle :)

8 Nov 2009 4:51pm

John from Geneva, United States

All that contrast really sets the mood. Sunsets are usually set up as "beauty of nature" shots, but all the darkened features - the rugged posts and their elongated shadows, the dark clouds, and the course and rugged sand - give this place an ominous and forboding mood.
Well done.

8 Nov 2009 4:53pm

@John: thanks a lot John ;)

Irene from L C, France

Dramatic atmosphere ! Your strong B&W is wonderful !

8 Nov 2009 5:06pm

miguel from Spain

You've got a totally unreal environment. (Translated by Google)

8 Nov 2009 5:10pm

Ashish Sidapara from Singapore, Singapore

Very moody, love the contrast.

8 Nov 2009 5:13pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Amazing light! The high contrast monochrome gives this image a very high energy. Wow.

8 Nov 2009 5:36pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Can't be faulted - great.

8 Nov 2009 5:39pm

Antoine from BOURGES, France

Great black and white. Have a good day. Antoine.

8 Nov 2009 5:42pm

Ekios from grumf, Gabon

Strong B&W here, the right part a bit too much maybe ?

Still, it's the kind of shot I would like to have in my living room in big size !

8 Nov 2009 5:47pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Well seen and captured Mariana! It almost looks like the beaches in Normandy after the invasion..... ;-)

8 Nov 2009 5:50pm

amirreza from tehran, Iran


8 Nov 2009 5:53pm

Gérard Méry from Tours, France

Une saturation importante mais parfaitement maitrisée, cet effet de nuit est splendide. Bravo encore.

8 Nov 2009 5:56pm

Mistral from Kembs, France

A nice atmospher.

8 Nov 2009 6:01pm

Craig@Random Ramblings from Herts, United Kingdom

Ultra impressive landscape, I love everything about it!

8 Nov 2009 6:03pm

Michael from Deer Park, United States

incredible detail! contrast is superb! amazing capture.

8 Nov 2009 6:03pm

Allan Clark from Dunedin, New Zealand

cool shot

8 Nov 2009 6:18pm

Manuela M from Rennes, France

Une ambiance maritime absolument magnifique en n/b!!
Bonne soirée.

8 Nov 2009 6:37pm

mjrijo from Porto, Portugal

Great b&w! I love it!

8 Nov 2009 6:44pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is another winning shot, Mariana.

8 Nov 2009 7:03pm

Blackdog from London, United Kingdom

(Predictably) I like this one a lot. Great detail in the sky but it is the long shadows from the posts that make it for me ;o)

8 Nov 2009 7:12pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

this is just beautiful. bravo!

8 Nov 2009 7:41pm

philippe from dijon, France

Wouaaah ! superbe ambiance dans cette image, contraste, composition, et paysage de rêve... j'aime tout, bravo et bonne soirée.

8 Nov 2009 7:52pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Beuatiful composition. Light and shadows combination is great.

8 Nov 2009 8:17pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Your inclusion of the posts in the foreground is a master stroke!

8 Nov 2009 8:43pm

QUIM from Lisboa, Portugal

So dark but so beautiful ! I love it!

8 Nov 2009 9:08pm

Yvon from Belgium

One B/W photo as I love .
A great shoot.
Have a nice week.

8 Nov 2009 9:09pm

Michael from Shell village, United Kingdom

I thought it might of been moonlight.... great image.

8 Nov 2009 9:13pm

Bill from Pacific Northwest, United States

Composition with tremendous impact. Gritty. Magic shadows

8 Nov 2009 9:39pm

manel from Girona, Spain

Espectacular B&W. El contraste tan fuerte y la gama tonal, son extraordinarios. Felicidades.

8 Nov 2009 9:44pm

Ada Panich from S.Benedetto del Tronto, Italy

Superb b/w!!

8 Nov 2009 9:49pm

`Paul from Minneapolis, United States

. .dramatic low key photo!!

8 Nov 2009 10:00pm

roy from Belgium

Amazing monotone you het here, exellent.

8 Nov 2009 10:06pm

thami from Morocco

La nuit commence à jeter son dévolu sur ton image! Mais demain, le voile sera levé!
Bon début de semaine lumineux!

8 Nov 2009 10:20pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Wow, this goes on forever into the distance. I love the brilliant composition with the iron bars and the delicious dark tones. Bravo!

8 Nov 2009 10:31pm

sakshi from Boston, United States

I love the dark tones you have given to the's awesome

8 Nov 2009 10:59pm

Mike from United States

Very moody. The long shadows up front are what captured me. Very nice.

8 Nov 2009 11:00pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Love the lighting and dark tones. Beautiful!

8 Nov 2009 11:22pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

The rest of an old chip may be. I would love to have a walk on that beach.

9 Nov 2009 12:38am

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

you made the photo very spooky. it's not a place i'd like to go walking barefoot. which is a spooky feeling because i love walking on the beach.

9 Nov 2009 1:23am

John from Eureka, United States

Ominous and interesting photo.

9 Nov 2009 2:06am

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

The darkness does pull you to look for more, striking mood with the long shadows.

9 Nov 2009 2:07am

rian from mobile, United States

i really dig the dark contrast of this scene.. great capture! :)

9 Nov 2009 2:10am

Ginnie from Atlanta, Georgia, United States

The shadow-play is fabulous, Mariana!

9 Nov 2009 2:11am

Reno from Madrid, Spain

A good and so expresive work...I love this irreal light Mariana!

9 Nov 2009 2:50am

uvaraj from New Jersey, United States

Wow, love the lights and shadows. Fantastic :)

9 Nov 2009 3:00am

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Just perfect! Not too many people could create the sunset beach like this!

9 Nov 2009 3:22am

Stephane Themeze from Maryland, United States

Highly textural! You nailed a beautiful mood on your composition. A strong black & white. The light coming from the left side and its play with the subtle waves is just wonderfully detailing and detailed. There are some out of the ordinary improbable shadows but, however, not too disturbing for my sight.
That sunset was a fabulous one. I really can feel it as you recorded it!
I love it! Yep!!!

Good nite Mariana.

9 Nov 2009 3:24am

Philippe from Bangkok, Thailand

woow. very nice B/w, HDr ?

9 Nov 2009 4:10am

@Philippe: no, I do not know HDR properly ! Even hate it how it looks when I try it :)) !

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

gorgeous image!

9 Nov 2009 12:32pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Nice, I love the shadows and the high contrast.

9 Nov 2009 2:32pm

/\/\ ! /\/ /\ from Tehran, Iran

What a brilliant B/W shot!!!! :-)

9 Nov 2009 4:04pm

@/\/\ ! /\/ /\: thanks dear :))

BlueMoon from Strasbourg, France

Just before the night. Perfect for a last walk on the beach.

9 Nov 2009 10:29pm

David Nos from Barcelona, Spain

A really wonderful processing!! I love those shadows!! Superb!

10 Nov 2009 3:10pm

@David Nos: hey ! thx for your backward browse :))

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

great light and tonality

10 Nov 2009 6:27pm

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

I love these random objects on the beach and its long shadows. Very good texture and grain, the sky looks like it is about to dump a lot of rain.

10 Nov 2009 11:49pm

Anne from somewhere over the rainbow, France

A georgous one, the tones and lights are perfect ...

14 Nov 2009 4:48pm

narcís from Girona, Catalunya, Spain

Excel·lent contrast, una atmosfera molt ben recreada. M'agrada molt aquest BiN!!!! SALUT!!!

26 Nov 2009 11:12am