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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

Gary from Cochise County, United States

Amazing work Mariana. The colors are brilliant.

7 Mar 2010 5:20am

Behzad from Shi, Iran

nice picture :)

7 Mar 2010 5:50am

rem_la from Villiers, France

Des couleurs flamboyantes ........superbe !

7 Mar 2010 6:19am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

A strong contrast coexists with a beautiful gradation. Superb !

7 Mar 2010 6:32am

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

What a beautiful glow on this photo! Beautiful processing of the ski and i love the composition with the two bikers. Great work Mariana.

7 Mar 2010 6:32am

Ekios from Une des iles du salut, Guyana

Superb Mariana, really well proceed ! :)

7 Mar 2010 6:37am

Bruno from France

Excellente composition !

7 Mar 2010 6:38am

Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Sweden

It feels like they are the two last persons left in the world...

7 Mar 2010 6:49am

Richard T from Leicester, United Kingdom

Rather a challenge for me Mariana ... Lovely composition attacked by an apocalyptic atmosphere ... but that's just me ... ;-) richard

7 Mar 2010 6:51am

Jean-Luc T from Juignac, France

A wonderful picture. The colors are beautiful and rich! Have a nice sunday.

7 Mar 2010 7:16am

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hi Mariana, those colors are incredible, beautiful composition. Good Sunday.

7 Mar 2010 7:20am

Ddo from Verdun, France

I like vers much these colors and silhouettes getting loose against sun light. Superbe

7 Mar 2010 7:48am

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

This picture is extremely well presented, with warm colors impressive.

7 Mar 2010 7:51am

mark / one way photo from London, United Kingdom

Very nice colours, and some superb silhouettes... love it!

7 Mar 2010 8:02am

macgo from Spain

Puro fuego. Una gama de colores realmente atractiva. y eso sin entrar en la composición de la imagen.

7 Mar 2010 8:04am

NANNE from Damwoude, Netherlands

It's still cold in your country, I see.
Very nice photo, it looks very cold.

Have a nice and warm sunday, MARIANA


7 Mar 2010 8:09am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Wonderful color-play and silhouettes. Wonderful lines. Beautiful catch, Mariana.

7 Mar 2010 8:17am

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow excellent just 5 stars!!!

7 Mar 2010 8:17am

Florence from Paris, France

It's seems to be the hotest place in the universe ! Rich colors indeed. Great processing Mariana, utterly eye-catching.

7 Mar 2010 8:32am

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

Wow!!! Beautiful! I love it!!!!

I was wondering what's the effect you did on this picture?

7 Mar 2010 8:35am

Oscar from Barcelona, Spain

una autentica postal! me encanta!

7 Mar 2010 8:36am

philippe from dijon, France

Absolument magnifique , j'adore.................. très belle photo, bravo et bon dimanche.........

7 Mar 2010 9:28am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Amazing !

7 Mar 2010 9:29am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

A wonderful composition. The colours are amazing! Well done.

7 Mar 2010 9:37am

Mhélène from Paris, France

Absolutely superb !

7 Mar 2010 9:46am

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Excellent leading lines and compo. Well processed.

7 Mar 2010 9:57am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Lovely strong image. The limited colour palette works beautifully.

7 Mar 2010 10:10am

Photome from Uden, Netherlands

Ït's cold but the atmosphere is warm! Very special Mariana.

7 Mar 2010 10:12am

Lyl and Roll from Besançon, France

Two guys riding to a fire sky.... Very beautiful

7 Mar 2010 10:25am

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent colors and scenery

7 Mar 2010 10:39am

jpla from St Barthélémy d'Anjou-49, France

C'est un environnement ... doré ! Bon dimanche

7 Mar 2010 11:22am

Bruno F from Précigné, France

Woho ! Hot ! Burning from the inside ! Excellent !


7 Mar 2010 11:59am

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Oh, I love these warm color tones. Great silhoutte shot again!

7 Mar 2010 12:08pm

theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Very good composition and framing, splendid!

7 Mar 2010 12:24pm

eme chiquilla from sevilla, Spain

excellent composition, i like it a lot, but i feel a bit weird with the proccessing, like if there has been a nuclear blast or somehitng like that hhehe.

7 Mar 2010 12:34pm

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

cool processing

7 Mar 2010 12:44pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent composition and framing, splendid colors!

7 Mar 2010 1:00pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

WOW so dramatic and powerful with the firey hot tone's love this

7 Mar 2010 1:27pm

Don from spokane, United States

A fine action shot made spectacular with the deft processing. Love the intense color!

7 Mar 2010 2:04pm

Pomme from France

Des couleurs flamboyantes :)

7 Mar 2010 2:21pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Excellent pp treatment Mariana! It is as though they were travelling down a golden road..... ;-)

7 Mar 2010 3:00pm

chuck from valdosta,ga., United States

What an image you made here mariana. This is really nice. This completely draws me in. Good view you had on this moment.

7 Mar 2010 3:00pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Marvelous silhouettes of the cyclists; for a long time, I was a passionate cyclist. I also love fences. Dramatic, vivid processing.

7 Mar 2010 3:25pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

PS - take a look at Bettina's post today ( I would call that "gritty."

7 Mar 2010 3:35pm

@john4jack: thx Jack . It is a great candid shot .

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Great post processing.

7 Mar 2010 3:36pm

Megha from Mumbai, India

The monochrome made it more beautiful! Nice :)

7 Mar 2010 3:48pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Brilliant colors, nice to see on the right grain silos

7 Mar 2010 3:55pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

My first thought was "nuclear winter" when I saw that hot sky over this wintry scene. Great processing! I enjoy the composition, with the riders and silos down the road, too.

7 Mar 2010 4:04pm

Olivier Jules from Lanciano, Italy

wonderful colors!! a powerful shot!!!

7 Mar 2010 4:06pm

Julie from Easton, United States

Awesome colors and the white snow really looks cool!

7 Mar 2010 4:08pm

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent composition and framing Mariana! Splendid colors... Very good!

7 Mar 2010 4:08pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

A terrific graphic silhouette, Mariana - beautifully produced. Congrats on this.

7 Mar 2010 4:12pm

Tagazou from France

The sky is on fire?
The donkey feels good in such an atmosphere!

7 Mar 2010 4:23pm

@Tagazou: that is good . this is just for donkey then :))

ppeut from Lille, France

Amazing, I like the processing which creates a fire landscape.

7 Mar 2010 4:24pm

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

A very warm, colorful and unique image. Good work, Mariana.

7 Mar 2010 4:25pm

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

WONDERFUL !!!! Amazing shot ! Love it !!!

7 Mar 2010 4:29pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Awesome processing and composition.

7 Mar 2010 4:32pm

mseguid from Es Castell-Menorca-I Balears, Spain

It´s amazing. Good composition and colour frame

7 Mar 2010 4:39pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Stunning color and light. Love the silhouetted figures.

7 Mar 2010 4:48pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

excellent :)

7 Mar 2010 5:23pm

amirreza from tehran, Iran

great light and color

7 Mar 2010 5:34pm

K.B.R from Switzerland

As a beautiful poster of a Hollywood movie which I'll leave you to imagine the story :)
Wondefull colors, as usual 5*.

7 Mar 2010 6:18pm

@K.B.R: thx KBR :))

rian from mobile, United States

a nice interpretation of this scene you captured.. beautiful shot. :)

7 Mar 2010 6:46pm

STEED from Gueret, France

What a Mood,Mary-Anna !!!!!! I LOVE IT !!!!

7 Mar 2010 8:16pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

stunning image

7 Mar 2010 8:43pm

philippe from moselle, France

j'adore ces couleurs flamboyantes et ce noir intense, magique !!!!

7 Mar 2010 8:56pm

Juan Pablo Verdesoto from Quito, Ecuador

nice job Mariana, great colour path

7 Mar 2010 8:57pm

Peter from Amsterdam, Netherlands

This is heavy; makes me think of a spaghettywestern in the snow (bikes instead of horses) ;-)

7 Mar 2010 9:34pm

Peter from Amsterdam, Netherlands

This is heavy; makes me think of a spaghettywestern in the snow (bikes instead of horses) ;-)

7 Mar 2010 9:40pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

completely brilliant

7 Mar 2010 10:09pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

Very nice photo

7 Mar 2010 10:50pm

manel from Girona, Spain

Muy buena composición. Magnífico contraluz de los dos ciclistas bajo las ramas del árbol. Un color cálido, espectacular.

7 Mar 2010 11:00pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

wonderful shot ,a very nice processing and color !
kisses !

7 Mar 2010 11:22pm

QUIM from Lisboa, Portugal

A superb photo! Your the best Mariana!

8 Mar 2010 12:11am

Ajay from Pune, India

Like a scene from some great novel. Very very artistic presentation.

8 Mar 2010 1:59am

Mark Johnson from Rural Colorado, United States

Wow, what lovely reds! The sky is on fire and a river of lava is flowing past.

8 Mar 2010 2:01am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Excellent composition ! Nice color tones..

8 Mar 2010 4:24am


nice shot

8 Mar 2010 5:52am

k@ from Paris, France

"Gone with the wind", the remake... at bicycle ;) Super strong fire-like processing that makes the mood real cool, love the apple crumble-like foreground and the big shadows of the branches over the snow.

8 Mar 2010 8:01am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Very beaultiful composition. The colors are fantastic and the image is nicely processed.

8 Mar 2010 8:58am

LM from Aix en Provence, France

Nice tones I like the way you manage the light. Well done

8 Mar 2010 9:20am

Stephanie from Texas, United States

Very beautiful! Love the warm colors!

8 Mar 2010 12:49pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland


8 Mar 2010 2:38pm

POBSB from Tilburg, Netherlands

wow, supercool

8 Mar 2010 4:27pm

LoulouPix from New York, United States

Stunning colors and a great feeling of freedom.
Nice picture.

8 Mar 2010 7:12pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

The vibrancy of the colours and the perspective are superb, M.

8 Mar 2010 7:36pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

j'aime beaucoup les couleurs de cette photo, très joliment composée.

8 Mar 2010 8:52pm

@Marie: thx Marie :)

Henk van Rijssen from Utrecht, Netherlands

wonderful silhouet of your subjects in a wonderful coloured world.

8 Mar 2010 10:30pm

Doug from Long Beach, United States

Intriguing colors.

9 Mar 2010 6:06am

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

I love the warm colors mixed with the cold snow---and we see them ride off together in the sunset.

9 Mar 2010 2:34pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

I love these tones. Beautifully done.

9 Mar 2010 6:20pm

larans from Lund, Sweden

I just think it´s "too much of everything" in this picture, so much that the picture don´t give me that special aha experience I´m used to, looking at your pictures. Sorry :-( !

10 Mar 2010 10:53am

@larans: funny, I love this picture . Too much of everything ? you probably think of tones , these orange ones, that I found very warm and charming ... maybe for my soul only, since I love these Amish places, farms so much :)

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Tu nous mets le feu avec ce cliché!

10 Mar 2010 4:16pm

steve-stefedesign from Liverpool, United Kingdom

Well framed and beautiful warm colours

11 Mar 2010 6:37am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

5 étoiles pour cette photo flamboyante

11 Mar 2010 4:44pm

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Sweet processing.

13 Mar 2010 3:10pm

jhcibils from Berlin, Germany

beautiful orange tones!

14 Mar 2010 12:43am

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States


14 Mar 2010 12:56pm

Jeremie from Brooklyn, New York, United States

Wouahou, beautiful tones here, congratulations Mariana !

14 Mar 2010 10:17pm

Shahram from Shiraz, Iran

you have a very deep and artistic look in people @portrate photography . you took a lot of my time beacuse I could'nt leave your photos . thanks for sharing

16 Mar 2010 2:54pm

Lynn from United States

A work of art Mariana...absolutely wonderful in every way!!! The foreground is great with the shadowing, nice natural framing, the composition of the people on the bikes is excellent, and the warm tones are superb :))

18 Mar 2010 11:50am

Cory from Phoenix, United States

Great color and well framed shot.

22 Mar 2010 5:19am

josm from san jose, Costa Rica

love the colors ... "too much of everything" for me ... very nice composition and excellent post-processing ...congrats!

26 Mar 2010 3:53pm

@josm: now , you are kidding with me the same as Larans :)) ha ha thx a lot :)

Marta Ocampo from Teo, Spain

Wonderful colours!!

16 Jun 2010 6:08pm

@Marta Ocampo: gracias mucho

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