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Winter Blues


"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

Sidney from Manila, Philippines

Fantastic ! Artful !

20 Feb 2010 5:44am

rem_la from Villiers, France

superbe cette composition minimaliste !

20 Feb 2010 6:05am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Marvelous combination of the flat matte moon and the electric blue. Beautiful bare arms reaching for the moon. Terrific image !!

20 Feb 2010 6:05am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Minimalist, powerful and so very beautiful Marianna!

20 Feb 2010 6:39am

Stéphane Thémèze from PlateFormeRonde, United States

Sweet composition. Nice combination of graphic elements. And yes , minimalist.

NiteNite Mariana.

20 Feb 2010 6:59am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Strong blue around the moon :)

20 Feb 2010 7:03am

jeanclaude from st mande 94160, France


20 Feb 2010 7:30am

Ddo from Verdun, France

Moon looks so strange in that blue ! But I like composition.

20 Feb 2010 7:36am

Jean-Luc from Lyon, France

there is my area , S , i'm so often there , in the moon :-). Would you visit one time ? ;) What a blue ! i want this pic as wallpaper !
Have a beautiful week end

20 Feb 2010 7:48am

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5 stars!!!!
have a good week-end

20 Feb 2010 8:22am

madagasca from singapore, Singapore

wow... this is beautiful! great

20 Feb 2010 8:23am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

Simply wonderful. I love it!

20 Feb 2010 8:28am

macgo from Spain


20 Feb 2010 8:28am

DLee from Fanling, Hong Kong

Amazing! Very artistic!!

20 Feb 2010 8:34am

tce76 from Saint Laurent de brèvedent, France

Les miracles de l'informatique.

20 Feb 2010 8:35am

Yvon from Orleans, France

wow, wonderful blue, great ccomposition

20 Feb 2010 8:40am

Aine Ilina from Selangor, Malaysia

OMYGOSH! great! (: the moon looked POPPED OUT!

20 Feb 2010 8:47am

Oscar from Barcelona, Spain

gorgeous blue, amaizing silouettes!!!!

20 Feb 2010 9:12am

Reno from Madrid-Paris, Spain

Very great bleu-scene and simple composition !!

20 Feb 2010 9:22am

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

Great minimalist art expression !
Simply and really efficient ! Bravo !

20 Feb 2010 9:35am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

LESS IS MORE ! This is lovely Mariana - you must be pleased with it.

20 Feb 2010 10:06am

gautam from new delhi, India

beautiful blue

20 Feb 2010 10:35am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

My guess is it's a montage;) Beautiful Blue

20 Feb 2010 10:48am

@grouser: no, it is not ! Almost untouched shot - blue, very blue , as Canadian blue sky could be in Winter ;)))

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

Wow! Great capture of the moon in the blue blue sky!

20 Feb 2010 10:58am

Gerard Westerduin from Barendrecht, Netherlands

wow, well done.

20 Feb 2010 12:19pm

mirela from brighton, United States

It is a montage, right? Nevertheless, it's beautiful!

20 Feb 2010 12:32pm

@mirela: no, it is not, Mirela ! Almost untouched shot - blue, very blue , as Canadian blue sky could be in Winter ;)))

fabrizio from rome, Italy

brilliant processing

20 Feb 2010 2:04pm

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

Not a montage?...OK, so I believe you...even if it's (very) hard to believe it and to enter in the story...Very electric blue...You pushed the contratst to its maximum?

20 Feb 2010 2:27pm

@KriKridesign: well, if it is hard to believe, you think of a montage . I am glad you still like it and paid an attention to it ! thx kri ;)

Julie from Easton, United States

This is simply an amazing shot!

20 Feb 2010 2:41pm

Jean-Luc T from Juignac, France

Woinderful. Have a nice day Mariana

20 Feb 2010 3:13pm

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Fabulous miracle of nature ... the blue sky of your country Mariana! An image that directly impacts the spirit! Incredible Moon! Congratulations and thanks for teaching a dream! Greetings my dear! Adela

20 Feb 2010 3:15pm

omidvahabzadeh from Tehran, Iran

I like it nice shoT :D:P

20 Feb 2010 3:27pm

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Nice shot and well processed. Looks like a screen print, great colors and contours.

20 Feb 2010 4:15pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

a dreamy picture ! strong colors and mood !

20 Feb 2010 4:26pm

tataray from St Laurs, France

Excellent .... Magnifique . Bon samedi

20 Feb 2010 4:28pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Very creative Mariana! Wel done! ;-)

20 Feb 2010 4:30pm

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

Very graphic, do like the strong blue.

20 Feb 2010 4:31pm

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Mariana Bravo this composition is magical. Good Saturday friendships.

20 Feb 2010 4:37pm

Don from spokane, United States

A very creative composition that is striking - very eye-catching! Love the stark branches and how the moon seems to POP out. Fine image.

20 Feb 2010 4:39pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Well that's put me in my place :0 Actually it's not the blue that made me think it was montage, colour is easy enough to manipulate. It is the line between the edge of the moon and the colour, particularly at the top and back. It looks more like a series of short straight lines rather than a smooth curve. So it goes :)

20 Feb 2010 4:49pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Absolutely stunning. Superbly done, Mariana.

20 Feb 2010 4:56pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

Simply gorgeous, M.

20 Feb 2010 5:04pm

Jean-Louis from France

Une très bonne compo plein d'immagination et de création!
Bravo Mariana *****

20 Feb 2010 5:09pm

jean-pierre from Romans sur Isère, France

bonsoir Mariana . cette composition est très réussie . même osée avec ce ciel si bleu ! bonne soirée . bises .

20 Feb 2010 5:38pm

tagazou from Montpellier, France

The donkey was outside today... Sping wheather today!

20 Feb 2010 5:48pm

Mª Angeles from Barcelona, Spain

Una composición simple y maravillosa, el azul intenso es perfecto para el contraste con la luna. Genial!!


20 Feb 2010 5:50pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Well I can see you might have a problem with 'mentally sick eyes' as a comment but what exactly is wrong with the idea of montage? Seems a perfectly legit concept to me. Confused of Ludlow

20 Feb 2010 5:51pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

good work :)

20 Feb 2010 5:53pm

STEED from Gueret, France

Great,great,great !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Like it very much.......What song about this one????? Ah yes,I found......."Midnight Blue"....

20 Feb 2010 6:10pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

Mariana, a great use of color. I like it.

20 Feb 2010 6:19pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Something quite different. Beautiful and recorded without editing well done Mariana......Compliments
NB. Three days I can not comment on your photos.

20 Feb 2010 6:34pm

martin mora from North Platte, United States

well named and i can commiserate in the mood , just getting another foot of snow over night, how I look forward to spring :) Thanks alot :)

20 Feb 2010 6:39pm

rian from mobile, United States

that blue colored sky looks really great here.. love how those twigs jut out into the sky.. very nice shot.. :)

20 Feb 2010 6:42pm

NANNE from Damwoude, Netherlands

Very nice item, MARIANA!

I'am just back from the island AMELAND, for one day.
There was no moon. The sun
The sun was shining, but it was very cold.
It was a wunderfull day, walking on the beach from Ameland.

Have a nice weekend,


20 Feb 2010 6:47pm

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Beautiful shot, nice processing ! The moon looks beautiful amidst the deep blue sky.
This scene almost looks like an alien planet :) (Not that I have ever visited one !!)

20 Feb 2010 7:27pm

Gérard from France

Un bleu presque irréel, et un graphisme naturellement beau

20 Feb 2010 8:01pm

manel from Girona, Spain

Una extraordinaria composición. Destacan las ramas desnudas de los árboles con ese azul tan intenso. La luna..., todo un detalle.

20 Feb 2010 8:44pm

steve-stefedesign from Liverpool, United Kingdom can't look at that for long, my eyes dropped out. Beautiful

20 Feb 2010 8:47pm

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

Branches reaching for the moon! There is such breadth to your body of work. Fantastic variety and its a joy to follow your site.

20 Feb 2010 9:02pm

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Hey Mariana. Back in town and looking at beautiful photo´s. I love the composition of this photo and the colors of it. It´s simple but good.

20 Feb 2010 9:29pm

@Richard: nice to see you back and on Aminus :))

CM Kwan from NT, Hong Kong

It's a piece of fine art, Amazing!

20 Feb 2010 9:50pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW! What a beautiful colour is your winter sky! It's lovely and you've captured it superbly.

20 Feb 2010 10:05pm

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

I believe you that it is original,but,the moon is a little unreal,I mean,it has a supercontrast with the background,nevertheless,very very beautifyl,I like it

20 Feb 2010 10:34pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Me too, "Mariana," me too.....

20 Feb 2010 10:37pm

@Earnest: spring will be soon :)) we will be better !

Gary from Cochise County, United States

I hate to be redundant, I really do but I don't think someone could look at this and not be moved by that blue.
The contrast of the branches and the moon just combine to make a stunning image.

20 Feb 2010 11:52pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

It makes a terrific composition.

21 Feb 2010 12:21am

martie from Mojave Desert, United States

Reaching for the moon! What a great photo!

21 Feb 2010 1:19am

Ardan from Manila, Philippines

wow. art and photography. like it!

21 Feb 2010 2:14am

Stu from Scotland | Residing in Kyoto, Japan

Superb and original moon shoot. Vibrant tones and perfect silhouettes!

21 Feb 2010 2:15am

Meysam from Montreal, Canada

Is the noise around the moon and branches coming from processing?

21 Feb 2010 3:18am

@Meysam: there is probably a problem on your computer :)) I have no any noise, could not be more clear!

Erika Melisa from Singapore, Singapore

wow. this is very much like new moon only the moon is a gibbous. i half expected a wolf to be on top of a cliff howling. gorgeous blue and haunting looking moon!

21 Feb 2010 4:05am

@Erika Melisa: thanks Erica :)

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent minimalism

21 Feb 2010 11:03am

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Lovely way to capture the moon.

21 Feb 2010 11:10am

Gregory Kowalski from Beijing, China

Fantastic colours.. Moon looks very artificial in this colour's connection.. well done.. good image!

21 Feb 2010 12:37pm

Pepe Cabrera from Philippines

Great color and wonderful processing!

21 Feb 2010 8:06pm

John from Geneva, United States

A stunning shot Mariana, absolutely beautiful. I'd love to know the exposure information, as I have no luck shooting the moon, as it always comes out much smaller in the photos, as well as blurred from the movement during the long exposure. This one looks like it was right after sunset?

21 Feb 2010 9:20pm

Andrei Barbu from Timisoara, Romania

Beautiful photograph with great color and ligt!

22 Feb 2010 6:50am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Very graphic and very cool!

22 Feb 2010 7:27am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Nice work.

22 Feb 2010 12:11pm

Pomme from France

Une superbe compo :)

22 Feb 2010 6:48pm

Karthik from Chennai, India

WOW! Superb!

24 Feb 2010 4:24am

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States


24 Feb 2010 12:17pm

Lynn from United States

LOVE IT!!! Superbly done Mariana :))

24 Feb 2010 9:06pm

shelle from United States

very cool. I like the silhouette and the color.

20 Mar 2010 3:03pm

@shelle: thanks Shelle !

Demo from Villeneuve d, France

Wow so nice!!

14 May 2010 4:26pm

K V Sarath from Bangaluru, India

really love this picture a lot....Superb one.

19 Dec 2011 5:05pm

@K V Sarath: thx a loot for ur visit and comments