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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

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

Very nice image - I like the red on the leaf and the red of the rust! This can have very deep meaning if I think about it a bit - kind of an abstract feel to the image! Great work!

15 Nov 2009 5:16am

Pepe Cabrera from Cuidad de Antipolo, Philippines

Amazing colors! Excellent composition!

15 Nov 2009 6:02am

Dilwenn from Bordeaux, France

Elle est tombée et elle s'est fait mal, elle saigne...

15 Nov 2009 6:04am

John from Geneva, United States

"Blood in the streets runs a river of sadness"
I thought I was looking at a photo of a murder scene until I read Scott's comment. The rust and the autum leaf are definitely a different image.

15 Nov 2009 6:12am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Nice vivid colours, great composition!

15 Nov 2009 6:15am

uvaraj from New Jersey, United States

vivid and creative. Like the rustic nature of the frame here.

15 Nov 2009 6:18am

*MЯG* from Tehran, Iran

super excellent capture !!!

15 Nov 2009 6:25am

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom


15 Nov 2009 6:45am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

The bloody red leaf gives the rusty structure a life. Great shot.

15 Nov 2009 7:03am

Richard Trim from Leicester, United Kingdom

The flagrant richness of colour created by animal vegetable and mineral ...


15 Nov 2009 7:04am

jpla from st Barthélémy d'Anjou-49, France

Jolie composition ! Bon dimanche.

15 Nov 2009 7:08am

Jean-Luc T from Juignac, France

The red of the leaf illuminates the picture. Beautiful composition Mariana. Have a good sunday.

15 Nov 2009 7:28am

rem_la from Villiers, France

superbe traitement des couleurs !

15 Nov 2009 7:29am

Luke Wiley from Spokane Washington, United States

This floor is outstanding!

15 Nov 2009 8:04am

masoud from tehran, Iran

Amazing shot !

15 Nov 2009 8:29am

thami from Morocco

Sang pour sang réussi !
Bon dimanche lumineux!

15 Nov 2009 8:41am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Wow! amazing bold color!

15 Nov 2009 8:47am

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

COOL!!! I love this. Great colours and lighting. Beautiful textures and patterns.

15 Nov 2009 8:48am

Allan Clark from Dunedin, New Zealand

cool shot

15 Nov 2009 8:51am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A great one…

15 Nov 2009 8:52am

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Too much ,overdone psp or whatever,for me.

15 Nov 2009 8:57am

@Thea: maybe, but I do not think so ... shot is taken under my red umbrella on a heavy rain ... needed to use flash. anyway , thx !

fabrizio from rome, Italy

absolutely fantastic this is a minimal art shot, for me perfect

15 Nov 2009 9:09am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente color! fantástico!

15 Nov 2009 9:27am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente color! fantástico!

15 Nov 2009 9:28am

Pomme from Var, France

Très belle compo avec de superbes couleurs :)

15 Nov 2009 10:05am

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Excellent composition ,bravo !

15 Nov 2009 10:10am

Tomix from landerneau, France

great composition! the colors of the leaf and the rusty backgroud match perfectely autumn mood...

15 Nov 2009 10:12am

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hi Mariana, funny end to this beautiful piece! Wonderful compo. Good Sunday.

15 Nov 2009 10:19am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

Wonderful and dramatic. The colous are so vivid!

15 Nov 2009 10:32am

Tagazou from France

Where are the investigators?

15 Nov 2009 10:43am

dideban from mashhad, Iran

4 star's

15 Nov 2009 10:47am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

powerful use of a limited colour palette. That leaf a vibrant splash of pigment.

15 Nov 2009 11:07am

Lyl and Roll from Besançon, France

Your shot makes me think of a french singer (Maxime le Forestier) who sings "La rouille aurait un charme fou si elle ne s'attaquait qu'aux grilles"....

15 Nov 2009 11:17am

STEED from Gueret, France

Yesssss !!!!! Luminous !!!

15 Nov 2009 11:29am

Adela Fonts Artús from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent composition! Vibrant color and great light! Mariana!

15 Nov 2009 11:39am

Oscar from Espira, France

Is a binary code... ten!!!

I like the intens red

15 Nov 2009 11:53am

marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Fantastic colours and composition!

15 Nov 2009 12:10pm

philippe from dijon, France

Magnifique image, matière, couleurs saturées, originalité, bravo j'aime beaucoup.................. Bon dimanche.

15 Nov 2009 12:16pm

Veronelle from Lens, France

fantastic texture and light effet

15 Nov 2009 12:39pm

tce76 from St Laurent de brèvedent, France

Un rouge sang, qui a même éclaboussé la rembarde!
Scène de crime?

15 Nov 2009 12:41pm

@tce76: ha ha .. no , no crime :)) Bises :))

Paul from Singapore, Singapore

interesting contrast :)
red leaves for summer, and rusty textures go well together!

15 Nov 2009 12:43pm

Zeinab from Tehran, Iran

Oh, God! What a plant is this? Looks like it 's suicided

15 Nov 2009 1:10pm

@Zeinab: Canadian maple leaf ! and it is really red, red, red ... just like this on a pic, Sister :)) I'm so sorry that it associates you of blood and suicidal.. no, please :)) kisses to you for a better mood ;))

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

an excellent and original capture, many ways to interpret this!!

15 Nov 2009 1:20pm

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Brilliant shot..slightly abstract. Great.

15 Nov 2009 1:31pm

Ben from Lyon, France

But not dead.
Superbe ! :)

15 Nov 2009 1:34pm

Ekios from Une des Iles du Salut, Guyana

Hot and wet in the same time, nice !

15 Nov 2009 2:06pm

@Ekios: wet was for sure .. .very wet ... I call this shot - under my red umbrella :)) [ with flash of course .... third shot in all my collection taken with flash ...]

Fusao from Tokyo, Japan

very impressive image.
nice interplay of elements.

15 Nov 2009 2:14pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Love that saturation!!! Beautiful shot!

15 Nov 2009 2:24pm

Lynn from United States

I like it very much...very bright and well saturated...great contrast with the red and silver :))

15 Nov 2009 2:30pm

don from spokane, United States

I like the rich colors in this fallen leaf shot. Nice detail. The photo creates quite a strong mood. Very well done.

15 Nov 2009 3:18pm

micke bergling from Sweden

So cool shot! great colours

15 Nov 2009 3:19pm

kaveh Sadeghi-Azad from TEHRAN, Iran

what a strange atmosphere! bravo.

15 Nov 2009 4:11pm

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Awesome and very violent!!! I thought this was a scene where blood had been recently spilled...a powerful image Marianna!

15 Nov 2009 4:22pm

@Pavan Kaul: ha ha .. no , no blood , please .. that is just pretty, wet rust :)) flash really does a miracle with these colors ! I can tell there is no too much processing as many thought :)) thx Pavan :)

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Beautiful compo. the satureted colors are fantastic.

15 Nov 2009 4:27pm

Val37 from Tours, France

J'aime beaucoup les textures qui ressortent ! Bon dimanche

15 Nov 2009 4:32pm

Julia from Athens, Greece

Fantastic colour!

15 Nov 2009 4:33pm

Irene from L C, France

Strong picture ! Very good !

15 Nov 2009 4:36pm

farzane from tehran, Iran

intresting shot!great job

15 Nov 2009 4:47pm

amirreza from tehran, Iran

nicly composed
well done

15 Nov 2009 4:48pm

Kri from Belgium

Merci de ta visite Mariana
Oui je suis nouvelle chez découvre et je suis enchantée

15 Nov 2009 5:08pm

@Kri: Cela semble grand. Revoyez-vous. ( Google translation ;))

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

nice coposition :)
well done .

15 Nov 2009 5:10pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

cool image and colors

15 Nov 2009 5:11pm

rian from mobile, United States

really vivid colors here.. love how you framed this.. :) nice capture.. :)

15 Nov 2009 5:13pm

Antoine from BOURGES, France

Beautiful composition. Have a good day. Antoine.

15 Nov 2009 5:18pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

yes, nature bleeds .
a strong picture!! I like very much!!

15 Nov 2009 5:41pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Fallen but not forgotten. Brilliant color!

15 Nov 2009 5:41pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Mariana all the praise is justified - exceptional

15 Nov 2009 5:59pm

Tracey from Maryland, United States

Love the shocking red and all of the texture throughout.

15 Nov 2009 6:13pm

Álvaro from Cascais, Portugal

Very good picture and strong color. Thank you Mariana for your visit.

15 Nov 2009 6:19pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

A very nice compo in this fall photo

15 Nov 2009 6:20pm

Lambspun from Madison, Maine, United States

Incredible color and awesome textures! Great capture Mariann :)

15 Nov 2009 6:43pm

@Lambspun: thanks a lot ;) btw. I like how you spell my name :)

K.B.R from Switzerland

great photo.
She will live on the internet maybe for eternity

15 Nov 2009 6:50pm

@K.B.R: ha ha .. that a cool comment :))

NANNE from Netherlands





15 Nov 2009 6:58pm

mseguid from Es Castell-Menorca-I Balears, Spain

Amazing picture. It´s great

15 Nov 2009 6:58pm

Ken from United States

Mariana, love your unique processing.

15 Nov 2009 7:03pm

Mhélène from Paris, France

Superb composition and wonderful colors !

15 Nov 2009 7:15pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The beautiful red leaf on the industrial looking metal. A cool juxtaposition and beautiful composition. Well seen and captured.

15 Nov 2009 7:38pm

françoisedu80 from France

Hello Mariana ,
Empourprée et abandonnée sur le chemin de solitude ....
Bises .

15 Nov 2009 7:38pm

@françoisedu80: thx a lot :)

Yvon from Orleans, France

magnifique composition

15 Nov 2009 8:08pm

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Your title immediately creates a mood...I see trauma and blood is wonderful to make up stories to fit the images....An excellent shot, Mariana !!!

15 Nov 2009 8:33pm

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Stunning contrast of color.

15 Nov 2009 8:36pm

Mª Angeles from Barcelona, Spain

Una composición magnifica, y la anterior es preciosa en blanco y negro con esos reflejos!! Saludos!!

15 Nov 2009 8:36pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening, Mariana,
a very colorful presentation. It pleases me that the leaf is at the center. Dear greetings Christel

15 Nov 2009 8:43pm

dan from Paris, France

Automn is RED ! Excellent Marianna.

15 Nov 2009 9:16pm

@dan: thx Dan :)

Gérard Méry from Tours, France

Beau mais le rouge un peu trop saturé

15 Nov 2009 9:17pm

joshi daniel from India

this image gives the feeling of a massacre to me. nicely done!

15 Nov 2009 9:20pm

@joshi daniel: o my god ! so, do not tell me you like massacre ? !!

Amir Madanipour from Karaj, Iran

* * two stars from five. A question: Do you follow photography professionally?

15 Nov 2009 9:22pm

@Amir Madanipour: well, if I do it professionally I would probably get 6 *'s from 5 :)) ha ha

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

ephemere red star!
great shot, mariana!

15 Nov 2009 9:24pm

Lynn from United States

Thank you I'm glad you liked them...I'm not sure if you liked the pink an early post it has the exact same background it's actually paint color on a the older post I put more saturation...
here' what you said about it...Lynn ! These are fantastic. I love selected color for the background. Bravo !!!
I appreciate your thoughts and hope you're doing well :))

15 Nov 2009 9:49pm

@Lynn: I am well, thx Lynn ! I replied to your blog , since you are not receiving reply on Photoblog from Aminus !

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Composition and wonderful colors !

15 Nov 2009 10:16pm

Lynn from United States

Thanks Mariana for responding...I wasn't sure that's why I asked...sometimes when reading online it's hard to get the true meaning of how someone feels about something. Thanks again...and hope you had a great weekend :)) Oh, I'm going on a cruise Jan. 31 to San Juan, St Thomas, Aruba, Dominica, and a couple other stops...I am so looking forward to it...I need a vacation and a great photo opportunity :))

15 Nov 2009 10:38pm

@Lynn: take me with you , please .. I need vacation too ;))

BlueMoon from Strasbourg, France

Beautiful contrast between that satureted red and the rust.

15 Nov 2009 10:44pm

Blackdog from London, United Kingdom

Looks like the leaf has fallen in battle - excellent image, charged with emotion.

15 Nov 2009 10:53pm

pernilla from Andonno, Italy

Interesting mood in this one! At the first glance I've got the feeling of a crime scene. The intense red colour makes your thoughts spin. Well done.

15 Nov 2009 11:48pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful colors and dramatic treatment.

16 Nov 2009 12:02am

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

misery or pleasant? but decorated with hot hot 'red' tonality... together with the title, it's more difficult to identify the truth... however, i think all can be far away and everything can be wishful as well... is that so?...

16 Nov 2009 12:51am

Fliss from Melbourne Beach, United States

I love the colours in this...

16 Nov 2009 12:56am

Ginnie from Atlanta, Georgia, United States

I'm guessing this is NOT a statement about Canada, Mariana! :D

16 Nov 2009 12:59am

@Ginnie: who knows, Ginnie :)

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Blood red... Great shot!

16 Nov 2009 1:01am

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

Two contrasting subjects but having a similar faith.

16 Nov 2009 1:16am

Reflecteur from Gothenburg, Sweden

Excellent colour and frame!

16 Nov 2009 1:42am

@Reflecteur: thx a lot :) and thx for your visit :)

Ajay from Pune, India

Excellent colour composition. Vivid and very befitting.

16 Nov 2009 2:04am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Excellent. Marvelous processing.

16 Nov 2009 2:11am

Samantha Clarke from Canada, Canada

Indeed, perfect processing Mariana!

16 Nov 2009 3:11am

Mike from United States

Excellent job at focusing on one object and still keeping the frame really interesting. Nice saturation of color. Great!

16 Nov 2009 3:12am

Philippe from Bangkok, Thailand

terrible !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

16 Nov 2009 3:16am

One from Açores, Portugal

A great composition and superb color processing, well done !

16 Nov 2009 3:18am

Stephane Themeze from Maryland, United States

Freshly from a bucket of wicked red paint! Wicked is the brand name.

Cheers Mariana.

16 Nov 2009 4:08am

Jeam from MERIGNAC, France

Comme une tache de sang sur le lieu du crime !!!

Very good shot.

16 Nov 2009 4:26am

RPepper from Brooklyn, United States

Amazing. Really looks to me like the leaf is bleeding. Great with the rust and grime. Love this shot.

16 Nov 2009 4:39am

Liang from San Francisco, United States

very nice overall framing on this shot. =]

16 Nov 2009 4:54am

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

Once upon a time it was a princess with a red dress on the bridge...
She was dreaming to a charming prince, who's living in the sky, she make the wish to become a star...
Her godmother raise her wish..... and when the princess become a star, the red dress has been transformed in a red leaf..

That's me be the story of this shot.. :-)
And if not, lol, this is the story I saw in this red leaf.. :-)
Yes, I know, I'm 47 years old, but with an imagination of a little romantic girl ! lol ! ;-)

16 Nov 2009 9:45am

manel from Girona, Spain

Magnificas texturas.

16 Nov 2009 12:25pm

John from Eureka, United States

This photo speaks to me about time passing and history. I like this shot.

16 Nov 2009 12:27pm

Ada Panich from S.Benedetto del Tronto, Italy

Beautiful texture!!

16 Nov 2009 4:52pm

@Ada Panich: thx Ada !

Eldiablo from Les Issambres, France

superbe effet !

16 Nov 2009 5:17pm

Reno from Madrid, Spain

Interesting textures and colors you've here - a play with the disproportion(s).

16 Nov 2009 7:41pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Very powerful! (Next year they will grow again, it's no real death. ;-)

17 Nov 2009 12:46am

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

very nice highly saturated photo. is this taken at night? I think it would look better with daylight :)

17 Nov 2009 3:58am

@shoti: no, no night , but needed to use flash .... I love it this way !

crash from Weehawken NJ, United States

poor little leaf!

17 Nov 2009 4:28am

@crash: poor ? ha ha ok, poor leaf and pretty shot, isn't it ?

Manuela M from Rennes, France

Un rouge sang puissant dans ce décor de rouille!!
Bonne soirée.

17 Nov 2009 6:22pm

Papalopoctli from D.F., Mexico

Incredible colours! I love this!

18 Nov 2009 1:42am

Stef67 from in my head, France

très bien vu ^^

18 Nov 2009 7:42pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

amazing red! so powerful!!!

19 Nov 2009 12:45am

Eugene Nikiforov from Northport, United States

very interesting processing

19 Nov 2009 4:00pm

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