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snowflakes falling down softly, gently ...

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/1250 second F/7.1 ISO 80 8 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

Bob from New Jersey, United States

Winter Wonderland!

23 Dec 2009 5:04am

masoud from tehran, Iran

interesting capture and prossec

23 Dec 2009 5:20am

Bruno from France

C'est vraiment magnifique !

23 Dec 2009 5:44am

amirreza from tehran, Iran


23 Dec 2009 5:59am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

Pretty light for this weather .... The snowy trees make me think of spring with their branches white as if it flowers!

23 Dec 2009 6:18am

Ben from Lyon, France

Very nice :)

23 Dec 2009 6:43am

Dilwenn from Bordeaux, France

Que c'est beau! Douceur des petits flocons de neige...
Belle journée!

23 Dec 2009 6:45am

Yvon from Orleans, France

wow, wonderful landscape, Mariana

23 Dec 2009 6:45am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Like a Christmas card- so peacefully.
Merry Christmas!

23 Dec 2009 6:50am

Naama from Herut, Israel

absolutely beautiful!

23 Dec 2009 7:27am

Makan from Iran

a great black and white winter symphony, one of my favorite winter landscape shots, Lovely tones and contrasts, this scene is just magical and wonderful,I'm really jealous of that!
"To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold.";)))

23 Dec 2009 7:30am

El pare from Barcelona, Spain

Wow! How nice. Black, gray, white... perfect.

23 Dec 2009 7:42am

jpla from st Barthélémy d'Anjou-49, France

Que c'est beau ! Bonne journée.

23 Dec 2009 7:57am

Jean-Luc from Lyon, France

it's wonderland , S ! love the softness and the mood , and i can't feel the cold in your composition ;-) (logical in wonderland :-) winter is magic trough your eyes...
Have a soft day

23 Dec 2009 8:08am

macgo from Spain

Feliz Navidad. Esa foto es excepcional.

23 Dec 2009 8:11am

Ekios from Une des iles du salut, Guyana

Weirdly beautiful :)

23 Dec 2009 8:18am

NANNE from Netherlands


Yesterday, I also placed a photo of slowly falling snow...!
You did it in black/white and I had some colors.

It is a very nice item: falling snow!



23 Dec 2009 8:28am

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Snow is not unusual in your country Mariana! Nice shot indeed! Have a nice day.

23 Dec 2009 8:38am

Tomix from landerneau, France

wonderful composition, the tree on each side of the picture give a stability which increase the feeling of "softly and gently"...with the man walking our eyes go away with him...
wonderful shot!

23 Dec 2009 8:43am

jeanclaude from st mande 94160, France

i agree with tomix great great shot ,happy new year and merry christmas

23 Dec 2009 8:56am

Ddo from France

Silently... Great treatment. It seems that branches covered with ice.

23 Dec 2009 9:01am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Every single snowflake is recognizable, like seen with a falcon eye! Cool!

23 Dec 2009 9:13am

Mistral from Kembs, France

Taina, El pare, Gina,Jaap, Loner, daniela scharnowski, Pixim, Carlos DUARTE, MARIANA, Curly, Benoit Darrieux, Francesc B., Marleen, Self-Indulgence
I wish you all a very nice and peaceful Christmes . See you hopefully again next year with impressive shots . Many greetings Mistral

23 Dec 2009 9:17am

STEED from Gueret, France

Jingle Bells,Jingle Bells ...............

23 Dec 2009 9:19am

Nazanin from Tehran, Iran

nice shot

23 Dec 2009 9:48am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Very beautiful, Mariana, I love this photo of the winter, the heffect of the snow flakes stopped is fantastic. I wil put it as background image in my PC :)
I will be travelling thesa days, maybe without connection, and I want to wish you te best for the next year. Happy Christmas!!

23 Dec 2009 9:50am

Mhélène from Paris, France

A wonderful postcard !

23 Dec 2009 10:00am

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Still a beautiful composition... say congratulations, Merry Christmas.

23 Dec 2009 10:06am

thami from Morocco

Un cliché de facture pointilliste !
Bonne journée lumineuse et chaleureuse!

23 Dec 2009 10:14am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That should be on your Christmas cards.

23 Dec 2009 10:42am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Great shot! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and may the year that follows be the best it can be!

23 Dec 2009 10:49am

Julia from Munich, Germany

really great is always great...

23 Dec 2009 11:03am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice capture and great processing. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow !

23 Dec 2009 11:09am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

Very nicely processed. The light is superb!

23 Dec 2009 11:23am

Ardan from Manila, Philippines

looks like a scene from an unreal world. perfection!

23 Dec 2009 11:54am

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

a beautiful winter scene, wonderful processing!

23 Dec 2009 12:14pm

philippe from dijon, France

J'adore l'atmosphère de cette image, Le traitement N/B est très réussi et donne à cette image toute sa beauté, cadrée parfaitement, c'est une belle photo, bravo... bonne journée.
Je te souhaite un joyeux Noël........

23 Dec 2009 12:25pm

Anne from Singapore, Singapore

Wow!! Postcard perfect, beautiful processing!

23 Dec 2009 12:29pm

Olivier V. from Belgium

Superb B&W.

NB: I live beside Waterloo in Belgium…

23 Dec 2009 12:37pm

Monte Stevens from Westerville, United States

Wonderful, so is it going to be a white Christmas? Hope you have a wonderful day!!!!

23 Dec 2009 12:39pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Beautiful winter compsition and as usual with a fantastic processing.

23 Dec 2009 12:40pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Walking in a winter wonderland....Beautifully captured Mariana! Merry Christmas! ;-)

23 Dec 2009 12:50pm

rian from mobile, United States

that is one fine winter scene you captured here.. great shot! :)

23 Dec 2009 1:05pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Wow!! Love this!!! This is beautiful processing. : )

23 Dec 2009 1:32pm

Nadu-Dosenöffner from Köln, Germany

Very nice winter étude with beautiful layers of dark trees in the fore- and middleground, and more grayish ones in the background. Also I'm gladdened by the clear snowflakes. Bravo.

23 Dec 2009 1:34pm

mohkum from Muscat, Oman

Beautiful capture and processing!

23 Dec 2009 1:36pm

BlueMoon from Strasbourg, France

Gorgeous processing on this shot !

23 Dec 2009 1:51pm

Richard Trim from Leicester, United Kingdom

Dug out this poem by Boris Pasternak:

Snow is falling: snow is falling.
Geranium flowers reach

for the blizzard’s small white stars

past the window’s edge.

Snow is falling, all is lost,

the whole world’s streaming past:

the flight of steps on the back stairs,

the corner where roads cross.

Snow is falling: snow is falling,

not snowflakes stealing down,

Sky parachutes to earth instead,

in his worn dressing gown.

As if he’s playing hide-and-seek,

across the upper landings,

a mad thing, slowly sneaks,

Sky creeps down from the attic.

It’s all because life won’t wait,

before you know, it’s Christmas here.

And look, in a minute,

suddenly it’s New Year.

Snow is falling, deeper – deeper.

Maybe, with that same stride

in that same tempo,

with that same languor,

Time’s going by?

Year after year, perhaps,

passing, as snow’s falling,

like words in a poem?

Snow’s falling: snow’s falling.

Snow is falling, all is lost –

the whitened passers-by,

leaves’ startled showing,

the corners where roads cross.


It sort of holds hands with your wonderful photograph Mariana.


23 Dec 2009 2:04pm

faisal from NEW York City, United States


23 Dec 2009 2:06pm

Marlowe from Le Havre, France

Oh! A painting by Signac in black and white !

23 Dec 2009 2:15pm

alex centrella from California, United States

a winter wonderland !

23 Dec 2009 2:34pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Nice capture, almost makes me like winter.

23 Dec 2009 2:38pm

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hi Mariana, King Winter in all its splendor Mariana Bravo. Good day and beautiful Christmas.

23 Dec 2009 2:45pm

Fusao from Tokyo, Japan

fantastic snowflakes!

23 Dec 2009 3:07pm

Álvaro from Cascais, Portugal

Bbrrrr... J'ai froid!

23 Dec 2009 3:24pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

The detail of the single person walking away from the frame adds that dimension which prompts my imagination to come up with stories and thoughts. A lovely shot, and the branches look like crystal fingers almost. Beautiful

23 Dec 2009 3:42pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

What a wonderful B&W winter wonderland. I love the processing which really gives this scene a unique look.

23 Dec 2009 3:48pm

Slackwater - don from spokane, United States

An excellent image of falling snow flakes. This is very difficult to capture and you've done it so well! I love the black and white tones and the contrast in the image. Fine shot!

23 Dec 2009 4:13pm

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

very impressive processing... merry christmas mariana

23 Dec 2009 4:23pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Beautiful winter Wonderland photo !!

23 Dec 2009 4:25pm

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Beautiful, almost the same effect as an etching!

23 Dec 2009 4:28pm

erfi anugrah from Singapore, Singapore

This is making me dizzy ( in a good way). Amazing shot! It's like an illustration.

23 Dec 2009 4:31pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent scenery, b&w image and processing
I wish to you and your family Merry Christmas and a happy and peaceful new year!

23 Dec 2009 4:39pm

Val37 from Tours, France

Winter is here ! a great capture ! I wish you a Merry Christmas !

23 Dec 2009 4:46pm

Oscar from Barcelona, Spain

excellent ladscape, and excellet post-procesing.

23 Dec 2009 4:47pm

*MЯG* from Tehran, Iran

excellent shot and effect
nice and impressive

23 Dec 2009 4:51pm

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Beautiful shot. Especially in this b&w the snowfall strengthens the winter feeling.

23 Dec 2009 5:09pm

lougris from France

I ear the song of Christmas...beautiful and quiet !

23 Dec 2009 5:14pm

Morten Pedersen from Norway

Wonderful Christmas weather. Merry Christmas.

23 Dec 2009 5:16pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Superb (dare I say it?:) graphic treatment here. Lovely shot. Were there any answers in yesterdays tea leaves? :)

23 Dec 2009 5:29pm

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

~`merry merry christmas~~

23 Dec 2009 5:33pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

very beautiful capture

23 Dec 2009 5:34pm

Gérard Méry from Tours, France

Illusion d'une photo en négatif, insolite et réussi

23 Dec 2009 5:40pm

Jean-Louis from Nîmes, France

Super bel effet ces flocons qui tombent !!
Très belle photo !!

23 Dec 2009 5:49pm

6ft5 from stockholm, Sweden

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
Cool processing!

23 Dec 2009 6:02pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Absolutely magical, Mariana. "Softly" and "gently" are two of my favorite words. May we all try to be more soft and gentle with each other.

23 Dec 2009 6:06pm

@john4jack: That is ALL I NEED , Jack :))

QUIM from Lisboa, Portugal

A superb Christmas photo! Merry Christmas!

23 Dec 2009 6:15pm

David Nos from Barcelona, Spain

What a nice winter picture! Great processing!
Merry Christmas Mariana!

23 Dec 2009 6:27pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

so gentle and alluring! happy holidays ;-)

23 Dec 2009 6:28pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Beautiful image.

23 Dec 2009 6:32pm

zahra from shiraz, Iran

very nice.

23 Dec 2009 6:34pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Un traitement original, mais très réussi.

23 Dec 2009 7:34pm

Graham Russon from Cape Town, South Africa

Awesome shot, nice onel

23 Dec 2009 8:29pm

STEED from Gueret, France

Merry Xmas,Marianna....

23 Dec 2009 8:32pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening, Mariana,
I like this shot very well. It fits the Christmas season. I wish you and your family, again very nice Christmas and good health. Dear greetings Christel

23 Dec 2009 9:10pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Snow..I lóve it :) also love this picture!
Wish you a merry Christmas Mariana :))

23 Dec 2009 9:21pm

Zeinab from Tehran, Iran

5 stars girl! Well done

23 Dec 2009 10:04pm

olli from Munich, Germany

Very interesting treatment. Unfortunately, our snow in Munich only lasted two days. I'm jealous.

23 Dec 2009 10:23pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Oh, delightful effect on this Christmas, wintery scene. Happy Holidays.

23 Dec 2009 10:29pm

eva from Rouen, France

Painting "Pointillisme" B & W ! Very good photograph !

23 Dec 2009 10:30pm

Mike from Burgos, Spain

Merry Christmas Mariana!

23 Dec 2009 10:45pm

Bishop from Houston, United States

wonderful shot... but why are the branches that strange silver gray color? :)

24 Dec 2009 12:03am

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Great perspective and the flakes add a fine texture.

24 Dec 2009 12:28am

Ajay from Pune, India

Excellent black and white. The snow flakes look like extra noise added to the shot.

24 Dec 2009 1:44am

Fliss from Melbourne Beach, United States

This looks so incredibly pretty... take care and have an excellent Christmas...

24 Dec 2009 2:20am

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Truly a wonderful holiday image, so beautiful with the soft falling snow. Have a wonderful holiday.

24 Dec 2009 2:55am

Lynn from United States

ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!! I love this shot and in b/w it's EXCELLENT. I wanted to thank you for your wonderful comments Mariana...I really do appreciate it :))

24 Dec 2009 4:04am

@Lynn: thx Lynn . Have a great Holiday Season :))

Michael from Shell Village, United Kingdom

Great presentation, and the lone figure is an interesting addition.

24 Dec 2009 4:35am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super x 10 .

24 Dec 2009 9:07am

Saeed Rasoulof from Tehran, Iran

nice shot

24 Dec 2009 9:12am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful processing that helps create a winter wonderland! Merry Christmas!

24 Dec 2009 5:24pm

Vikram from Chandler, United States

Just beautiful!!! Holiday magic!!
Very nice work Mariana!

24 Dec 2009 7:42pm

Thierry Masson from orly, France

beautifull, mon anglais décline de jour en jour...

26 Dec 2009 11:43am

hgmartins photography from oshawa, Canada

I love this image, very interesting with the snow falling :)

27 Dec 2009 5:09pm

Ry from Brooklyn, United States

Oooh, very nice! I love how the snow falling looks kind of like noise in the photo. Wonderful

28 Dec 2009 8:04pm

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

This grainy shot is superb!

29 Dec 2009 12:50am

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

wonderful grain -- and a winter wonderland delight!

29 Dec 2009 3:06pm

Jerry - a moment in time [...] from Chicago, United States

very beautiful landscape picture and great processing. Congrats!

30 Dec 2009 6:32pm

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Very wintery.

3 Jan 2010 10:03pm

manel from Girona, Spain

Excelente proceso de este B&W. Espero tengas un buen año 2010.

5 Jan 2010 6:09pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/1250 second
ISO 80
8 mm