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Ice Cold Woman

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/50 second F/2.8 ISO 80 6 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

zahra from shiraz, Iran

wow,very nice.

2 Jan 2010 5:35am

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow!!!!!!! just 5 stars!!!!!!!!

2 Jan 2010 5:42am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Well then, it is obviously not you:)). A very cool photograph (no pun intended:)) ).

2 Jan 2010 6:26am

@john4jack: well, dont you see this frozen window .. she has to be cold as a ice :)

Terral from Ponoka, Alberta, Canada

Very cool.

2 Jan 2010 6:56am

macgo from Spain

Excelente trabajo

2 Jan 2010 7:03am

eva from Rouen, France

well done !

2 Jan 2010 7:11am

Mr. Gilbert from from north to south of, Philippines

great compo! happy new year!

2 Jan 2010 7:26am

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Wonderful picture... Another one Mariana. Have a nice day.

2 Jan 2010 7:27am

Yvon from Orleans, France

excellent capture, Mariana

2 Jan 2010 7:45am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Very cold ...I mean cool!

2 Jan 2010 7:51am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

~great image~~

2 Jan 2010 7:58am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

very nice silhouette.... awesome composition

2 Jan 2010 8:09am

Nadu-Dosenöffner from Köln, Germany

This silhouette is indeed very well captured. The right border gets a function because the girl seems to lean against it. By this, the plane is also well organized.

2 Jan 2010 8:11am

El pare from Barcelona, Spain

A silhouette full of meaning! Have a nice day!

2 Jan 2010 8:12am

CD from South of..., France

very nice

2 Jan 2010 8:14am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

A fantastic imaginative composition in pure b/w, Thanks for your comment :)

2 Jan 2010 8:27am

Fred from Manila, Philippines

I don't know how you did this but wow. It is just wonderful! So sexy and classy, especially in b&w. Framing works too. Good job!

2 Jan 2010 8:29am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A magnificent composition unreal ... a dream! a fantasy! but it is fantastic and very surprising!

2 Jan 2010 8:38am

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hello Maraina, Simply magical! Good day, friendships.

2 Jan 2010 9:09am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Nice silhouette - frozen in time !

2 Jan 2010 9:48am

jpla from st Barthélémy d'Anjou-49, France

j'adore ! Bonne journée !

2 Jan 2010 10:08am

Ddo from Verdun, France

Nice shot. Today, I 'm as well cold as her.

2 Jan 2010 10:32am

jeanclaude from st mande 94160, France

merveilleuse et sensuelle photo

2 Jan 2010 10:52am

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Excellent shot. It got the shakes of it.

2 Jan 2010 11:02am

Makan from Iran

Firstly, accept my best wishes for you and your family during the year 2010. Secondly, I saw your reply in "Baby, Please Don't Go...." and I do agree with you, but I'm just a little drunk here after celebrating with red wine at home ;))) also, as I said before, I'm not a member of this website (Aminus3) so unfortunately you can't get back to my page :(
Now, let's back to main subject (Ice Cold Woman) before I forget what I want to say ;)
a lady of ice behind the window, a lady of ice in the frozen zone, A lady of ice with a painted smile, it seems her Heart was Lost in the Past, Maybe the sunshine could melt her "frozen heart", so wait until the sun comes up…

2 Jan 2010 11:08am

@Makan: hey , do not drink too much :)) And let me see your picture . I like how you write . And this time you really got me and my feelings.... ( it seems her Heart was Lost in the Past) )

k@ from Paris, France

Very cleverly-arty done. I like a lot the important room left to the deep blacks in your frame, and the silhouette as if cut in velvet.
Very cinematic & hot ice - hope ours will melt peacefully in 2°1° - let's give it a try, with no obligation but just when we feel it. Happy New Year to U & Urs.
P.S : Wiithin the ice/window, i can read your big "M" - am I right ? Love this.

2 Jan 2010 11:20am

@k@: Thanks Karine . Once again I wish you all the best in 2010 ! This M appeared in front of my eyes when finished processing , and I love it !!!

Petra from Tilburg, Netherlands

cool shot

2 Jan 2010 11:36am

Lyl and Roll from Besançon, France

WOW ! What a nice original frame for this really nice B&W picture.... You begin 2010 very nicely, for our gretest pleasure !

2 Jan 2010 11:39am

amirreza from tehran, Iran

nicly composed

2 Jan 2010 11:55am

Mª Angeles from Barcelona, Spain

Una silueta genial, me encanta!! Feliz año Mariana!!

2 Jan 2010 12:15pm

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

a lovely silhouette!

2 Jan 2010 12:57pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

This silhouette is very well captured, the woman has a good viewing area

2 Jan 2010 1:10pm

Momo from Montpellier, France

yes, very Cool...silo is sweet and whole image watching a film...lovely grays and texture too...

2 Jan 2010 1:21pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Un brin sensuelle tout de même!

2 Jan 2010 1:45pm

mAnifesto from Lausanne, Switzerland

Sexy et très belle compo !

2 Jan 2010 1:54pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

This is hot and cold!

2 Jan 2010 2:17pm

Lillee from -, United States

A lovely composed sillhouette, great job!

2 Jan 2010 2:24pm

Marlowe from Le Havre, France

A capital M sign this portrait and backlighting of beauty, mystery and sensuality! The M is also the model, I think ... ;o)

2 Jan 2010 2:35pm

Rookie from Helsinki, Finland

Amazing silo

2 Jan 2010 3:13pm

faisal from NEW York City, United States

excellent!!! happy new year!

2 Jan 2010 3:57pm

Bernard from Belberaud, France

not so cold
not so Icy
great shot
take care

2 Jan 2010 3:57pm

Meysam from Montreal, Canada

Very artistic. I wish you had explained how you captured it.

2 Jan 2010 4:02pm

@Meysam: Ok then - layers are created with a closeup of the ice on the window , and other shot - a woman in a window . Very simple I think :))

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Beautiful image, very sensual. The processing is great.

2 Jan 2010 4:22pm

Omar from Kunduz, Afghanistan

sensual silhouette! Fine picture.

2 Jan 2010 4:24pm

don from spokane, United States

I like the innovative nature of this shot. Very impressive image.

2 Jan 2010 4:26pm

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Excellent image.bravo!

2 Jan 2010 4:45pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

well done ,I like it ;)

2 Jan 2010 4:51pm

Tagazou from Montpellier, France

I don't know what is happening... as soon as the donkey has seen the picture he has beggining to moove from donkey to man!
It's a miracle!

2 Jan 2010 4:54pm

@Tagazou: is that why my donkey is laughing with wide open mouth , showing his sexy teeth ?

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

COOL ~ COOL image ... Love the effect Mariana
Who's the model?

2 Jan 2010 5:02pm

@LESLIE: a woman .. a real woman ;)

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

The 'M' is a great touch, and the possibility of the woman's heart melting, an ice maiden or references to her being as cold as ice, are wonderfully open to individual interpretation. Very stylish and creatively presented work.

2 Jan 2010 5:16pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

So imaginative. Regarding the image, not the cold as ice, but real, woman.

2 Jan 2010 5:20pm

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

it's interesting how the form, while obviously frozen cold, encases also the idea of heat and warmth. i *love* the juxtapositioning of black and white, hot and cold, life and death, soft and hard. absolutely awesome, mariana.

2 Jan 2010 5:21pm

@Seraphine: love your words, Sera , my smart girl ;))

Antoine from France

It's a very nice composition. Have a lovely week-end.

2 Jan 2010 5:27pm

Ken from United States

Mariana! You put on a good act, but we all know you would melt that ice instantly. :)
How about a companion image with...heat??

2 Jan 2010 5:35pm

Oscar from Espira de l'Algy, France

wow, very nice shot

2 Jan 2010 6:11pm

steve-stefedesign from Liverpool, United Kingdom

aren't you clever (and beautiful)

2 Jan 2010 6:49pm

Marcie from Boston, United States

Stunning..and oh-so-very creative!!

2 Jan 2010 6:50pm

Bruno from France

Il fait chaud chez toi pour la saison Mariana ;-) Superbe photo !

2 Jan 2010 6:51pm

philippe from dijon, France

Magnifique......... j'adore ! je te souhaite une bonne et heureuse année 2010........ amitiés Philippe.

2 Jan 2010 7:18pm

lydia from Paris, France

Superb Mariana !!

2 Jan 2010 7:26pm

clarence from Irving, TX, United States

All the best for 2010, this is a great start to a new year!

2 Jan 2010 7:39pm

Ekios from Une des iles du salut, Guyana

Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooh !! Sensuel !! :)

( LOL my captcha for comment : macho butt )

2 Jan 2010 7:51pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautifully captured Mariana! ;-)

2 Jan 2010 8:45pm

@Eric Cousineau: thx Eric !

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Great idea and composition !

2 Jan 2010 9:02pm

Dilwenn from Bordeaux, France

Une photo très sensuelle qui ne laisse personne de glace ;)

2 Jan 2010 9:08pm

Mhélène from Paris, France

A superb composition !

2 Jan 2010 10:04pm

Gérard Méry from France

De belles formes bien appétissantes avec cette jolie silhouette

2 Jan 2010 10:29pm

Bo Strömberg from Sweden

As always - fantastic picture!

2 Jan 2010 10:47pm

Jingz from Germany

a great shot and wonderful composed!

2 Jan 2010 11:28pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados


3 Jan 2010 12:19am

@flyingwind风飞扬: how I discovered it ? It was in my imagination and took me 5 minutes to create it . Thx !

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Ice cold but not really cooling down! :-D
Happy New Year, Mariana!!!

3 Jan 2010 12:21am

Gina from Azores, Portugal

Great shot.Nice composition

3 Jan 2010 12:33am

Ajay from Pune, India

Creative and very artistic shot. I don't know you've managed it but this is simply a brilliant shot.

3 Jan 2010 2:17am

Stu from Scotland | Residing in Kyoto, Japan

This is magnificent! Very stylish and "noir".

3 Jan 2010 2:20am

@Stu: thx Stu :)) Cool to hear from you ;)

Girish from Mumbai, India

Fantastic. Very nicely done.

3 Jan 2010 8:35am

@Girish: thx for your visit and comment :)

Magda from Vancouver, Canada


3 Jan 2010 9:00am

NANNE from Netherlands

We will be waiting for the time when the weather is goingwarmer ....., MARIANA!


3 Jan 2010 10:52am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

it's a very nice silhouette and great image ! I wish you a Happy New year Mariana, sincerely !

3 Jan 2010 1:36pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice artistic image. Happy New Year !

3 Jan 2010 1:51pm

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

Superb capture !!
What a great sensual effect on this shot !
Compliments ! :-)

3 Jan 2010 2:11pm

Chris,B from Netherlands

Brrrrrr!-Very cool.

3 Jan 2010 6:08pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A hot lady on ice, I think. Very beautifully done, Mariana! Love your creativity.

3 Jan 2010 7:06pm

philippe from moselle, France

superbe silhouette qui ne me laisse pas de glace, Wouuuuuhhh !!!!

3 Jan 2010 7:17pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

a very nice and sensual shadow play !!
kisses ,mariana !

3 Jan 2010 7:28pm

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

I like it.

3 Jan 2010 10:16pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

I absolutely love it. That is a stunning shot.

3 Jan 2010 11:21pm

vz-nostalgia from British Indian Ocean Territory

Perhaps, she just pretends to look cold on the outside (as she proved as few times), but I'm sure her soul still radiates warmth. :-)

4 Jan 2010 12:47am

@vz-nostalgia: no, she never pretends and she is really cold as a ice :)) ha ha

Tomix from landerneau, France

beware to catch a cold! is that a new portrait? beautiful!

4 Jan 2010 9:12am

Fusao from Tokyo, Japan

I love it.
great B&W expression.

4 Jan 2010 3:30pm

Reiner from Brensbach, Germany

Love this kind of (hopefully not so cold) curves. Great!

4 Jan 2010 6:30pm

Thierry Masson from orly, France

best wishes for the year to come, very nice work.

4 Jan 2010 6:33pm

Mike Paulison from United States

Excellent! Looks like an ice cube! Cool!

4 Jan 2010 6:53pm

Boris from France

Great shot ! I love it !

4 Jan 2010 7:44pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

superbe !

4 Jan 2010 9:02pm

Peter from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Makes me think of John Hiatt's song "Icy blue Heart"". Start with:
"... She came on to him like a slow moving cold front
His beer was warmer that the look in her eye"
. (indeed there is a M.)

4 Jan 2010 10:14pm

@Peter: need to find this song .. Love Hiatt , and cannot remember this song .. thx a lot ;)

xavier cardell from menorca-barcelona, Spain

Terrific shot. Congratulations for the idea and the execution. Have a nice year Mariana.

5 Jan 2010 4:06pm

@xavier cardell: thx dear :))

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente imaginación y creatividad la tuya Mariana con la composición de esta imagen, muy buena!

5 Jan 2010 8:27pm

Camera Dan from Brookeville, United States

Well I agree with everyone about it being a great shot. But the first thing that pops into my head when I see that shot is, sexy!! And while it is a very well thought out shot and well framed, I'm going to skip all of that and just focus on the best part of it. It's sexy, man!

5 Jan 2010 9:38pm

hgmartins photography from Ontario, GTA, Canada

Great sillouet , supurb compo :)

5 Jan 2010 10:17pm

Candid1 from Washington, DC, United States


5 Jan 2010 11:00pm

manel from Girona, Spain

Excelente idea muy bien resuelta. Gran trabajo.

5 Jan 2010 11:48pm

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

Hey now... :) Beautiful shot.

6 Jan 2010 1:52am

Brian Chen from Seattle, WA, United States

What an excellent silhouette!

6 Jan 2010 2:52am

Benoit Darrieux from Tripoli, Lebanon

Très jolie silhouette, une image d'artiste.

6 Jan 2010 9:58am

crash from Weehawken, United States

ooo la la!

6 Jan 2010 1:15pm

Fabienne from Quelque part ou ailleurs, France

Superb shot Mariana !!

6 Jan 2010 5:19pm

@Fabienne: thanks . what is wrong with my last picture ???

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Beautiful image! I like how you choose to have such a big area of black.

7 Jan 2010 6:01pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

With a warm heart! :)

11 Jan 2010 2:09am

Stef67 from in my head, France

real or not, great imagination^^

20 Jan 2010 4:40pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/50 second
ISO 80
6 mm