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walking dog

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 24 April 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Mississauga, Ontario
April, 2010

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/160 second F/4.0 ISO 80 23 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

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Love the trees. Nice shadows.

24 Apr 2010 5:03am

Bettina from United States

That's amazing. The patterns of the shadows these trees cast along with their crowns. Fantastic perspective and composition. :)

24 Apr 2010 5:20am

JD from Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Love the shadows, you get a real sense of scale from the guy walking his dog, cool pic

24 Apr 2010 5:51am

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

I like the moment but the most impressive are the shadows

24 Apr 2010 6:00am

zahra from shiraz, Iran

great,very interesting.

24 Apr 2010 6:03am

Gary from Cochise County, United States

Awesome. It looks like the ground is transparent and you can see the roots growing underground.

24 Apr 2010 6:04am

NaDu from Köln, Germany

Confusing, bewildering due to shadows and fuzzy leaves. 5 minutes of my lifetime to search the dog. Found with fuzzy mind. Finally all charming by the shadows which seem to be roots at the first sight.

24 Apr 2010 6:23am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Superbe N&B ! Bon samedi

24 Apr 2010 6:32am

frammy from MIRAMAS, France

very nice

24 Apr 2010 6:34am

k@ from Paris, France

Weeping trees and smiling ones, white ones and dark shadows, man & dog - those pairs work very well in this super B&W from your high vantage point that gives a bird-eye view i enjoy a lot ! Have a nice week-end*

24 Apr 2010 6:39am

@k@: 15th floor ( from my son's place ) . You have a super, saturated weekend too, Karine:)

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

A superb view from above, the shadows seem to be giants. I think the lamp is well placed for a stopover pee!! lolll ... Good day.

24 Apr 2010 6:58am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

Great B/W! The dog seems get his master...

24 Apr 2010 7:24am

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow amazing 5*********

24 Apr 2010 7:28am

Emmeji from France

Jolies ces ombres qui ressemblent à des racines !

24 Apr 2010 7:32am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

gorgeous composition

24 Apr 2010 7:42am

amirreza from tehran, Iran

Horror and fantasy controversial

24 Apr 2010 8:13am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Very funny title since the entwining lines and shadows of the trees are what most strongly carry the image.
Very clever of you. :-)

24 Apr 2010 8:23am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Those shadows look like roots of the tree for me. Interesting image.

24 Apr 2010 8:37am

Marlowe from Le Havre, France

The dog trots on the skin of the park which we can see very well the veins ...

24 Apr 2010 8:57am

Ddo from Verdun, France

J'aime le côté fantasmagorique des ombres qui vont dévorer le petit homme et son chien. Beau Noir et Blanc

24 Apr 2010 8:57am

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Great composition and fantastic shadows. Where's the dog. You have to look to find it...... Have a good weekend!

24 Apr 2010 8:59am

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

Very playful, Mariana. The shadows remind me of a cross-section of the trees and their root system. Have a great weekend!

24 Apr 2010 9:03am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Very good perception of height

24 Apr 2010 9:14am

TofiX from Tebriz, Iran

nice contrast . like it . good compo

24 Apr 2010 9:15am

Ekios from Une des trois iles du Salut, Guyana

wohohohooo gives me the creep ! :p

24 Apr 2010 9:30am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

u turned it into something beautiful. well done

24 Apr 2010 9:41am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

In a fabulous setting! And where was the photographer? Perhaps flying? A forest is absolutely stunning and your issue still more fascinating!
Very good point friend Mariana! Best regards... Adela

24 Apr 2010 10:01am

@Fonts: ha ha .. No, not flying, but on 15th floor at my son's :)

Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Sweden

Incredible shoot! The kind of mood I love!

24 Apr 2010 10:16am

trilliana from Germany

wow, those shadows are great. excellent.

24 Apr 2010 11:08am

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Magnifique tout simplement !

24 Apr 2010 11:17am

macgo from Spain

Excelente B&W

24 Apr 2010 11:37am

POBSB from Tilburg, Netherlands

good shot, love the shadows. The title made take a closer lokk and notice the man and the dog

24 Apr 2010 12:05pm

Phil David Alexander Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

Great vantage point in this photo -- works wonderful in b&w.

24 Apr 2010 12:32pm

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran


24 Apr 2010 12:34pm

ISO from Bogota, Colombia

Very very nice composition...very creative.

24 Apr 2010 1:25pm

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Great composition and interesting point of view
Good day.

24 Apr 2010 1:47pm

Magrat from Nordhausen, Germany

Pretty creepy... like lots of lanky arms reached out to snap the dog... Amazing shot, Mariana... :)

24 Apr 2010 1:57pm

Julie from Easton, United States

I have to agree with the others about the shadows, they really stand out! Nice b&w!

24 Apr 2010 2:51pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Cool B&W work, took a bit to spot the dog but the shadows are amazing and leap out for attention

24 Apr 2010 2:52pm

danou-yepa from Nice, France

very beautiful composition and reflects , fantastic shooting , super contrast

24 Apr 2010 2:54pm

Don from spokane, United States

A prime shot that caused me to see it incorrectly on first glance. It was much larger and the person and dog tiny compared to my initial assumption. Fine image.

24 Apr 2010 3:05pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

Mariana, it is not easy to locate the man and his dog between the great play of shadows. Great picture.

24 Apr 2010 4:22pm

Hoda from Yazd, Iran


24 Apr 2010 4:35pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

As if the trees with their shadow claws want to catch the man and the dog:)
Beautiful composition with that light path!

24 Apr 2010 4:41pm

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Great b/w capture!!!

24 Apr 2010 4:47pm

Andrea from Regina, Canada

Incredible. I love tree shadows.

24 Apr 2010 4:56pm

Ansie from Paarl, South Africa

A wonderful perspective - shadows are often more beautiful than the real thing!

24 Apr 2010 5:17pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I was lost wandering in those wonderful shadows . . a true photographer's image.

24 Apr 2010 5:37pm

Thaïs from nice, France

Très réussie, j'aime beaucoup !

24 Apr 2010 5:40pm

K.B.R from Switzerland

Wonderful tree's shadows.
Beautiful B&W

24 Apr 2010 5:51pm

Photome from Uden, Netherlands

Very well seen, and the shadows are beautiful.

24 Apr 2010 6:11pm

Chris B from Olburgen, Netherlands

Beautiful composition with that light path!

24 Apr 2010 6:26pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Fascinating. These shadows tell a story from long forgotten times, when plants ruled a quiet world.

24 Apr 2010 6:55pm

philippe from moselle, France

superbe contraste en les ombres et la lumière, une atmosphère très angoissante amplifiée par ce très beau noir et blanc, bravo Mariana.....

24 Apr 2010 7:17pm

larans from Lund, Sweden

Wonderful picture, there is something bewitching about the shadows. Great shot!

24 Apr 2010 8:22pm

*MЯG* from Tehran, Iran

i like the shadows here

24 Apr 2010 11:52pm

Sidney from Manila, Philippines

Amazing shadows! Creepy !
Great viewpoint!

25 Apr 2010 2:22am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Nice processing, love the heavy shadows.

25 Apr 2010 2:28am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Great view, all those trees and shadows are a great camouflage for the dog:)

25 Apr 2010 2:41am

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Very expressive shadows, Nice subject, great B&W.

25 Apr 2010 10:20am

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

love the rythm in this one!

25 Apr 2010 1:30pm

Sugata from Newark, United States

Lovely! I love those lights and shadows!

25 Apr 2010 5:52pm

Oscar from Barcelona, Spain

super shadows! nice shot

25 Apr 2010 6:53pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

superb BW, play of light and shadows ! a great point of view !

25 Apr 2010 7:16pm

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Excellent shot ! Love the point of view...the dog is almost hidden between the deep shadows.

26 Apr 2010 2:43am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A superb perspective here. Those shadows are super. They look like hands grasping at the man and dog. Be careful if you walk there, Mariana! ;-)

26 Apr 2010 2:50am

larry from Singapore

I've not been to your site for some time now. This is an awesome shot. :) Very nice shadows.

26 Apr 2010 6:58am

@larry: Thx Larry ! Nice to hear from you :)

liling from Singapore

amazing capture! Great composition and concept. The shadows are mesmerizing albeit slightly foreboding. they seem to be encroaching towards the dog and the man. love this. :)

26 Apr 2010 12:01pm

@liling: Thx Liling !

rian from mobile, United States

took me a while to figure out why it's titled that way.. ;) this is one wonderful capture.. :D

26 Apr 2010 4:44pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

encore une vision impressionnante.

26 Apr 2010 7:10pm

Cory from Phoenix, United States

Great point of view. I really like the downward angle and the shadows.

27 Apr 2010 5:19am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

unas sombras de lujo, excelente captura!!

27 Apr 2010 8:56am

Karthik from Chennai, India

Wow!! What an effect

27 Apr 2010 11:10am

Marie from FRESNES, France

très beau !

27 Apr 2010 2:17pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

I often listen to music when visiting photoblogs ... sometimes it really fits the mood.... this one is great.

27 Apr 2010 3:10pm

Stef67 from in my head, France

tu as l œil du reportage, tes cadrages sont toujours un régal mariana, splendide^^

29 Apr 2010 10:41am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Very good photo, but well titled, too.

23 May 2010 5:49am

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/160 second
ISO 80
23 mm