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'lean on me'

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 25 April 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/800 second F/4.0 ISO 200 47 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

Pretty picture for spring, I like the lighting.

25 Apr 2010 5:20am

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Great lightning Mariana right on the subject! Is it raining in the background?
Have a nice Sunday.

25 Apr 2010 5:23am

@Richard: Thx Richard. NO, it is not the rain, it is a dirty, big , dark glass of one devastated factory and complete tree has its reflection on it . It was a real delight for my eye ;)

amirreza from tehran, Iran

Nice light and color barbara

25 Apr 2010 5:24am

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

i didn't realize rain made such a beautiful texture!
i love the lighting in this one, mariana. you continue to amaze me with your lens. awesome shot.

25 Apr 2010 5:27am

@Seraphine: that is a dirty dark glass, Sera, not a rain :)) Thx a lot :)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Gorgeous light. Excellent selective focus. Very nicely done.

25 Apr 2010 5:37am

Phil David Alexander Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

A real work of art -- doesn't get much better than this !

25 Apr 2010 5:41am

Bettina from United States

Beautiful lighting! You're looking through a dirty window? The effect is magical!

25 Apr 2010 5:41am

@Bettina: no, I am looking through this sunny tree to the window behind ! All tree is reflected in this glass, but this one branch is selected for shooting ! thx Bettine !

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow splendid
have a good day

25 Apr 2010 5:54am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Incredible selective lighting. Awesome shot.

25 Apr 2010 6:11am

@Hiro: I would not say - selective lighting ... It is just what I saw :))

Farnaaz from Iran, Iran

The color is wonderfull . I love the background even more !

25 Apr 2010 6:22am

@Farnaaz: Yes, background is dirty glass with reflected tree. Looks lovely to me too . Many thx :)

NANNE from DAMWOUDE, Netherlands

Have a very nice sunday, MARIANA
I like this photo of the blossum, it's spring!
Here it is very sunny and warm, at this moment.


25 Apr 2010 6:28am

@NANNE: Glad to hear you have a sunny weekend . Not here :)) It's even very , very cold :)

macgo from Spain

Una textura preciosa para una fotografía que es todo un icono de la primavera

25 Apr 2010 6:31am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Very nice texture, a real picture, beautiful image. Good Sunday Mariana.

25 Apr 2010 6:34am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Joli ! Bon dimanche

25 Apr 2010 6:39am

Megha from India

Beautiful :) really nice

25 Apr 2010 6:41am

@Megha: thx Megha :)

Photome from Uden, Netherlands

Nice spring composition! Very special light!

25 Apr 2010 6:53am

Danièle from ETampes, France

bel éclairage ! il pleut ? ou s'agit-il d'un mur ou reflet ?
bon dimanche...

25 Apr 2010 6:57am

@Danièle: Ce n'est pas la la pluie, mais un verre avec tree' ; réflexion de s là-dessus. Une branche est seulement devant ce verre. Merci. ( google translation:) )

Yvon from Orleans, France

wonderful capture, Mariana

25 Apr 2010 7:09am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

just superb!!:)

25 Apr 2010 7:28am

k@ from Paris, France

Beautiful softness and clarity, light is so lovely through the foliage and its colors. Is this layers ? Love the effect with the veil/window behind and the transparency it brings.

25 Apr 2010 7:38am

@k@: Thx Akrine . NO, no layers here. It is very simple shot of good setup . A glass of devastated factory , dirty, dark, with lovely reflection of the tree. Only front part of the picture is in front of this glass .

Sidney from Manila, Philippines

Perfect light ! Nice background...

25 Apr 2010 7:55am

Emmeji from France

Magnifique !!! J'aime beaucoup cette lumière !

25 Apr 2010 8:00am

Mhélène from Paris, France

Very beautiful and a great atmosphere with this wonderful background !

25 Apr 2010 8:08am

Anneka from Bray, Ireland

Wonderful image, so well taken

25 Apr 2010 8:29am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Excellent processing.

25 Apr 2010 8:32am

Ddo from Verdun, France

Magnificent treatment and centring, where the light brings a little bit fantastic atmosphere.

25 Apr 2010 8:35am

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

I love this, Mariana. The lighting and the texture of the background really provide a platform for the flowers. Very Asian, very nice!

25 Apr 2010 8:41am

@Larry Lefever: thanks Larry. I loved it from the very first glance . Just a dark, dirty , big glass with weird reflection on it ( in background of the picture ) .

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

The white color really stands out! Great shot!

25 Apr 2010 9:38am

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Excellent composition, great leading lines. The flowers and the leaves are very nice and well detailed. Great light and wonderful background.

25 Apr 2010 10:18am

philippe from dijon, France

Très original et bien réalisé, une très bonne idée, bravo et bon week-end... Philippe.

25 Apr 2010 10:31am

*MЯG* from Tehran, Iran

its really lovely

25 Apr 2010 10:43am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The compo n treatment made it very attractive, well done

25 Apr 2010 11:05am

@MK: thx . it is actually very simple picture, with minimal processing :) I got a lucky eye to spotted it !

oncho from granada, Spain

Very nice texture, perfect light

25 Apr 2010 11:57am

CM Kwan from NT, Hong Kong

Excellent capture even under adverse condition!

25 Apr 2010 12:05pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Really wonderful and very refreshing image!

25 Apr 2010 12:39pm

hgmartins photography from Ontario, GTA, Canada

Fabulous lighting, I like how the light comes down in the back like the lights of heaven illuminating the whites on the flower.

25 Apr 2010 1:11pm

Laura Abigail from Belgium

Amazing light here.... Great shot!

25 Apr 2010 1:26pm

@Laura Abigail: thx Laura .

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

Bravissimo!!! what a fantastic hymn to the spring!!! and your light is just marvelous!!!

25 Apr 2010 1:29pm

Julie from Easton, United States

Very nice lighting, very pretty shot!

25 Apr 2010 1:49pm

Christine Walsh from Astoria, NY, United States

Is this plant behind the rain or is it inside behind glass? I love that the light is on the flowers.

25 Apr 2010 2:34pm

@Christine Walsh: this plant is in front of this glass. Glass has very lovely tree's reflection that creates a nice background !

Don from spokane, United States

Marvelous lighting on this branch. The white blossom looks so prominent and appealing. Well done.

25 Apr 2010 2:35pm

Morten Pedersen from Norway

Lovely atmosphere in this picture.

25 Apr 2010 3:23pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Great light.

25 Apr 2010 3:49pm

Valérie from France

Congratulations for your pictures ! I really like them ! :-) A picture here very soft and delicate!

25 Apr 2010 3:56pm

@Valérie: Thx Valerie . So lovely to read your comment ;)

Ada Panich from S.Benedetto del Tronto, Italy

Love this capture a lot! The light is super!

25 Apr 2010 3:59pm

@Ada Panich: thx Ada :)

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Oww..this is really breathtaking further comment needed:)

25 Apr 2010 4:17pm

Bosk from Houston, United States


25 Apr 2010 4:39pm

@Bosk: thx a lot . Cannot open your page .. It crashes on my computer ;)

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom


25 Apr 2010 5:40pm

Magrat from Nordhausen, Germany

So beautiful... well, those devastated factories just have their right to exist, haven't they? ;)

25 Apr 2010 5:44pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Such a cool title for this beautiful shot, wonderful light and freshness

25 Apr 2010 5:57pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

gorgeous shot ,mariana !!
i love it !
five stars !!
kisses !

25 Apr 2010 6:11pm

BAbzy from France

really cool shot , very nice effect !

25 Apr 2010 6:15pm

John from Geneva, United States

Incredible sharpness to the subject, against the soft background. Is that rain or glass? Nicely done.

25 Apr 2010 6:16pm

@John: that is a glass, no , no rain :)) Thx John !

Mark Johnson from Rural Colorado, United States

Beautiful light, flowers, and leaves. The reflection and streaks on the glass really give it a mysterious look too! I kept trying to figure out if the glass was in front or behind, and settled on behind :)

25 Apr 2010 6:28pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Exquisite deep dark color..extraordinary light!!

25 Apr 2010 6:32pm

danou-yepa from Nice, France

gorgeous photo , It looks like a great masterpiece, Stunning! 5* great !

25 Apr 2010 6:33pm

mseguid from Es Castell-Menorca-I Balears, Spain

Very nice. I love the detail of the white flower over the dark background

25 Apr 2010 7:05pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

superb focus, dof and lighting ! I love the detail and the background !

25 Apr 2010 7:15pm

Oscar from Barcelona, Spain

super shot, superframe, super ligth

25 Apr 2010 7:18pm

philippe from moselle, France

excellent et bien pensé, c'est très zen !!!!

25 Apr 2010 7:50pm

Gary from Cochise County, United States

It feels like it is raining which gives it a great feeling especially with the sun shinning on the flower. A beautiful contrast.

25 Apr 2010 7:51pm

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Lovely layers in this image. I like the directional lines and the beautiful sharp fresh tones !!

25 Apr 2010 7:54pm

frammy from MIRAMAS, France

beautiful, good evening

25 Apr 2010 9:11pm

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

Realy lovely

25 Apr 2010 9:27pm

uvaraj from New Jersey, United States

Refreshing...lovely natural lighting :)

26 Apr 2010 1:43am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

beautiful shot, lovely colors.

26 Apr 2010 2:45am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Radiant light in this beautiful photo. Those white flowers look so fresh and pure.

26 Apr 2010 2:48am

metti from shiraz, Iran

Dear Mariana I love it, Very Dreamy shot, nice copm.

26 Apr 2010 2:59am

masoud from tehran, Iran

lovely work

26 Apr 2010 6:57am

Ekios from Une des trois iles du Salut, Guyana

ooooh nice nice nice !! :)

26 Apr 2010 7:01am

rian from mobile, United States

that's a nice way of titling this scene.. beautiful capture.. :)

26 Apr 2010 4:45pm

Brian Chen from Seattle, WA, United States

This image is so delicate! The lighting is amazing!

26 Apr 2010 6:04pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

C'est vrai qu'on dirait de la pluie en rideau arrière. La vitre était vraiment sale alors.
Quant à la lumière.... best !

26 Apr 2010 7:09pm

Bruno F from Précigné, France

Un super traitement et une superbe lumière !
Top !


26 Apr 2010 8:45pm

Olga from Canada

Kakya krasota !!!

26 Apr 2010 9:28pm

Henk van Rijssen from Utrecht, Netherlands

simply perfect.
No need to say more.

27 Apr 2010 5:59am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

esplendida composición!!

27 Apr 2010 8:55am

Marie from FRESNES, France

très belle atmosphère.

27 Apr 2010 2:17pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Amazing the texture and feeling that glass gives to this... very well spotted and extremely pleasing.

27 Apr 2010 3:12pm

Jacqueline from Montréal, Canada

absolutely exquisite !

27 Apr 2010 8:49pm

joshi daniel from India


28 Apr 2010 1:30pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Wow, fantastic dof

28 Apr 2010 6:55pm

Mike Paulison from United States

Another one with great depth of field. Beautiful greens.

4 May 2010 4:29pm

Meysam from Montreal, Canada

This is amazing. Such glowing green and white out of the background. Wonderful shot, Mariana.

6 May 2010 7:20pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada


17 May 2010 6:53pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/800 second
ISO 200
47 mm