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He's Flyin' Where He Should ...


"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

Patrick from Belgium

Superbe... toiut simplement.
Belle journée.

4 Jun 2010 5:09am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Excellent B&W capture ! Love the reflections in the still puddle of water.

4 Jun 2010 5:18am

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

great black and white, I love the reflections

4 Jun 2010 5:25am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

good compo with the reflection. Looks like a lonely street

4 Jun 2010 5:26am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

WOW......beautiful capture ! This is exquisite!
Absolutely amazing work, congratulations Mariana!

4 Jun 2010 5:33am

@Nazzareno: thx NAzzareno :)

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Beautiful. Flying high in the sky. Great black and white processing and crisp details.

4 Jun 2010 5:38am

Susan from Sausalito, United States

oh. This is like looking at two photographs at once. Stunning.

4 Jun 2010 5:40am

Mark Johnson from Rural Colorado, United States

Amazing; the reflection is as well defined as the actual bike rider!

4 Jun 2010 5:52am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Awesome reflection in the puddle of water. Very nice shot. Beautiful day.

4 Jun 2010 5:54am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

brilliant compo i love constrast and reflex

4 Jun 2010 5:59am


Rollin' above tjhe Water................Jesus's back....

4 Jun 2010 6:06am

@STEED: he he he .. where is JEsus ?

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Brilliant shot Marana!! The title is also fantastic ;-))

4 Jun 2010 6:22am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Nice street reflection , welle done once more , Phil.

4 Jun 2010 6:28am

k@ from Paris, France

Ah puddles, they always are so beautiful to catch, especially like this generous one - super compo, really looks like a double take, up & down, like Life's double depth. I especially like the B&W in the reflection, softened & luminous. And the guy's smile is so cool !

4 Jun 2010 6:53am

@k@: I'm glad you see the guy's smile . There is a whole story behind it . I was shoting a picture of reflection and was thinking how stupid it is without anybody passing by . The same moment I saw him coming closer, but from other side. I was so quick, stood up and told him - please, go this other way, around the puddle . HE did not ask anything but turn his bike that side . This is the only shot, and I screamed - YES ! Then he started laughing ...and turn back when he passed this puddle but did not stop to see the picture . Good guy for sure :)) He made my day and my picture complete , just what I wanted . !

Jean-Luc from Lyon, France

"Prendre furtivement sa main
Oublier un peu les copains
LA Bicyclette
On se disait c'est pour demain
J'oserai, j'oserai demain
Quand on ira sur les chemins
A Bicyclette" :-)

Awesome reflection here S , and he look like a cool and smiling guy ;)
Enjoy your week end , bisous

4 Jun 2010 7:17am

Lilly from La Ménitré, France

Fanstastic shot Marianna !! This reflection is perfect !!

4 Jun 2010 7:26am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Excellent ! Bonne journée

4 Jun 2010 7:30am

Jhon from Fine Land, Singapore

The reflection is so clear!

4 Jun 2010 7:36am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Excellent b/w capture, I like the nice reflections

4 Jun 2010 7:49am

Céline from Paris, France

Great shot, love the b&w and the reflections

4 Jun 2010 7:53am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent reflection! Superb street scene! Beautiful composition and perfect framing!

4 Jun 2010 7:55am

Amir Pouryousef from Tabriz, Iran

despite it is black and white and it doesnt have any plants, but the photo shows how lovely spring is it. i wish i were there with my bicycle

4 Jun 2010 7:58am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Another cracker - well done. I still think that yesterdays offering should be in Spotlight.

4 Jun 2010 8:14am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Great mirror. The B & W is fantastic and the timming of the shot perfect.

4 Jun 2010 8:19am

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Great shot. Wonderful use of reflection. Larry

4 Jun 2010 8:24am

peterbella from Győr, Hungary

Nice! I like the reflection.

4 Jun 2010 8:39am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great mirror image....excellent shot.

4 Jun 2010 8:43am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Fabulous image, I like very much the reflection and all the ambience of the photo. Good b/w!

4 Jun 2010 8:44am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

oh ! I love this street shot ! with the reflection of the bicycle, and its motion blur ! perfect timing, great mono very graphic !

4 Jun 2010 8:45am

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

Very good reflection. I love this sort of pictures. Well done.

4 Jun 2010 8:58am

Ddo from Verdun, France

Comme une image double. Un superbe reflet pour une bonne composition.

4 Jun 2010 9:15am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Graphically gritty

4 Jun 2010 9:33am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

Superb composition. The reflection is amazing!

4 Jun 2010 10:22am

Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Sweden

Fantastic shot and good timing! The reflection is outstanding!

4 Jun 2010 10:24am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

I love the reflection.

4 Jun 2010 10:30am

POBSB from Tilburg, Netherlands

fantastic timing !! good job

4 Jun 2010 11:36am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Great choice of B&W for this shot Mariana! It gives a wonderful sense of carefree motion... Bravo! ;-)

4 Jun 2010 11:54am

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Perfect timing, I like his reflection.

4 Jun 2010 11:55am

LB Vision from PARIS, France

Dangerous shot, just sublim , well done !! Peace !

4 Jun 2010 12:05pm

tataray from france, France

Un superbe miroir .. Belle scène.

4 Jun 2010 12:14pm

Thami from Fès, Morocco

Excellentes réflexions qui font respirer l'image en donnant à voir un pan du ciel !
Bonne journée lumineuse!

4 Jun 2010 12:20pm

daruish from Iran

Very nice light!

4 Jun 2010 12:31pm

Stef67 from in my head, France

mariana je n ais qu une chose à dire, so fantastic shoot^^

4 Jun 2010 12:36pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

I saw your response to k@. How cool that he worked with you to get that image--friendly guy!

4 Jun 2010 1:10pm

@Amanda: I am not sure he knew at first why I wanted him to go around . He asked nothing, but rode his bike the way I told him :)) Then he saw me with camera !

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

Beautiful shot :)

4 Jun 2010 1:25pm

Terral from Ponoka, Alberta, Canada

Awesome reflection. A great shot.

4 Jun 2010 1:50pm

foto-rolero54 from Charleroi, Belgium

An excellent photograph with reflection a successful, good framing and tonality Mariana

4 Jun 2010 2:03pm

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A great reflection ... Mariana. Unreality wonderful with great light that reflects a very bright sky! A puddle of water that brings us closer to heaven! Best regards. Adela

4 Jun 2010 2:12pm

Annierita from New Delhi, India

Superb photo the reflection the centring ! the street scene !

4 Jun 2010 2:43pm

Don from spokane, United States

A fine reflection of this biker as he whizzed past. Excellent street image for its subject and the detail throughout the picture.

4 Jun 2010 3:02pm

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Excellent street photo indeed!

4 Jun 2010 3:39pm

Erika Melisa from Singapore, Singapore

awesome motion picture and composition

4 Jun 2010 3:40pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

He's quite happy as he flies along. I love that super reflection in the puddle.

I just read the back story on this shot, Marianna. Great story. You should direct movies: lights, cameras, action . . . ;-)

4 Jun 2010 3:40pm

@Steve Rice: you know, this title I put like that because of my scenario .. he flew into my frame , and yes, he should go this way to give me more interesting puddle picture and reflection :)))

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

Un très beau nb auquel le reflet dans la flaque donne toute son importance

4 Jun 2010 4:01pm

k@ from Paris, France

So quite same story i posted yesterday ;) Cool street characters to share/play with !

4 Jun 2010 4:03pm

@k@: Seems like the same story :) As Steve said above we should be a movie directors :))) he he

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

A super shot with that reflection.

4 Jun 2010 4:24pm

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

Fantastic reflective shot!!:)

4 Jun 2010 4:29pm

danou-yepa from Nice, France

fantastic reflect !!! amazing photo and compo , excellent !!

4 Jun 2010 4:37pm

rainboy from Delhi, India

totally professional shot...

4 Jun 2010 4:38pm

rian from mobile, United States

you've nailed this scene spot on! excellent street photo! :)

4 Jun 2010 4:49pm

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran


Thank you SO much for the advice.

see i changed the watermark place now ... thanks to you!

4 Jun 2010 4:56pm

@Othersideblue: no problem . I am glad you accept it . now , see how to reply to people :)))

Michel from Passenans, France

Bonsoir Mariana

Cette photo est magnifique, Bravo Mariana. Passe une bonne soirée, Bisous.

4 Jun 2010 5:29pm

@Michel: thanks a lot Michel ;)

Irene from L C, France

Sumptuous B&W !!!

4 Jun 2010 5:40pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

wonderful with fabulous reflections

4 Jun 2010 6:05pm

frammy from MIRAMAS, France

beautiful reflection, magnificent, I wish you a good evening

4 Jun 2010 7:25pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Fabulous double view. Reflections are always so interesting and great that the cyclist was happy to co operate with a smile. Great work

4 Jun 2010 7:46pm

Pixator from kerman, Iran

Fantastic shot!

4 Jun 2010 7:59pm

philippe from moselle, France

l'homme qui roulait plus vite que son reflet , superbe Mariana !!!

4 Jun 2010 8:27pm

Demo from Villeneuve d, France

Beautiful scene!!

4 Jun 2010 8:29pm

Oli from Belgium

Waow :-) The effect with the reflection...

Thank you very much for your comment ;-)

4 Jun 2010 8:33pm

@Oli: thanks Oli . I see you are rather new on AM3 . Love your horses :) BEautiful images, all three !

Phil David Alexander Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

I'm glad you had some fun with this photo, he looks pleased and having a great photo makes anyones day.

4 Jun 2010 9:13pm

Nina from Montreal, Canada

Funny movie and excellent result!

4 Jun 2010 9:13pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great composition with reflections that reveal objects outside of the frame.

4 Jun 2010 10:10pm

Oscar from espira de l'agly, France

nice relfect

4 Jun 2010 10:22pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

this is simply stunning! i just love it :)

4 Jun 2010 10:44pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Superb B&W work, was so cool reading about how it came about in one of the responses you did to a comment, he sure seems a nice guy

4 Jun 2010 11:19pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Haha ! Great idea and you succeeded in realization of the idea. Excellent work.

5 Jun 2010 12:21am

prarthana from singapore, Singapore

the symmetry makes this picture absolutely perfect.

5 Jun 2010 12:25am

Majo from Mumbai, India

good exposure and reflections.

5 Jun 2010 4:47am

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

I like the reflection in this image! very nice timing and work!

5 Jun 2010 5:25am

Faramarz from Tehran, Iran

perfect capture...

5 Jun 2010 6:54am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A charming composition with the wonderful reflection and contrast...great shot!

5 Jun 2010 7:06am

Krunal from Mumbai, India

perfect timing, well done

5 Jun 2010 7:19am

Megha from Mumbai, India

In early morning, I step out of home...
very nice capture :) well done

5 Jun 2010 7:55am

Inma from Seville, Spain

it keeps a good composition, good framing. The sense of movement is stunning.

5 Jun 2010 8:05am

Olivier from Belgium

nice tone for this B&W.

5 Jun 2010 10:15am

Mags from Paris, France

Great composition, very well done!

5 Jun 2010 10:32am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

You know how to put a grain of magic into an everyday moment. Very good!

5 Jun 2010 1:57pm

Julie from Easton, United States

Awesome reflection shot!

5 Jun 2010 3:19pm

Jacqueline from Montréal, Canada

is he having a double life too ?

5 Jun 2010 3:20pm

ehsan kamaly from bojnord, Iran

power shot tanx my freind

5 Jun 2010 3:42pm

amir from tehran, Iran

this a briliant BW. perfect framing, contrast and the blurness of that bikeman, good job, tanx

5 Jun 2010 4:59pm

shoti from somewhere in, China

excellent street scene, perfect in mono. reminiscent of the late master Cartier-Bresson's work.

5 Jun 2010 4:59pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Excellent, Mariana - I like your choice of contrast in this B&W study. The composition is fabulous.

5 Jun 2010 6:00pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Nice shot,
I think of the song: A Paris à Vélo on dépasse les Autos...

5 Jun 2010 7:48pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Fantastic! This shot reminded me of Karine's shot the other day. You both brought smiles to faces of total strangers.
I also like the reflections in the water and the contrast is spot on.

5 Jun 2010 9:17pm

@✿ Anina ✿: yes, yes, very similar story :)) nothing strange since both of us have the same interests for candid shots and all the time in contact with people on the street !

Amirreza from karaj, Iran

OMG i love it

5 Jun 2010 9:46pm

Mike from United States

Your artistic eye did not fail you on this one! Excellent job seeing this and capturing it.

5 Jun 2010 11:37pm

ajoeh from Mataram, Indonesia

Great capture with nice reflection.

6 Jun 2010 12:59am

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Mirror, mirror on the street, will I find the place I seek?

6 Jun 2010 1:29am

Ansie from South Africa

Love your sense of humour - shades of Henri Cartier-Bresson?

6 Jun 2010 2:14am

DLee from Fanling, Hong Kong

That's great shot! Excellent reflection!

6 Jun 2010 2:48am

larans from Lund, Sweden

A marvellous"street-photo", just in the right second... as usuual :-)!

6 Jun 2010 8:07am

Gérard Méry from France


6 Jun 2010 9:44am

Marie from FRESNES, France

excellente composition, avec ce reflet très bien capté.

6 Jun 2010 12:13pm

Magrat from Nordhausen, Germany

Great find, Mariana... seems he has his fun, too! ;)

6 Jun 2010 12:55pm

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

I love the reflection!

6 Jun 2010 6:09pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Fantastic reflections. Great eye!

6 Jun 2010 6:19pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Very good photo.

6 Jun 2010 7:25pm

missparis from PARIS, France

Extra, j'adore !!!

6 Jun 2010 8:15pm

arcticfox from Anchorage, United States

Like others, I enjoyed the reflection and composition. Nicely done.

7 Jun 2010 1:06am

seweryn from United States


7 Jun 2010 3:05am

chris b from Netherlands

Excellent B&W capture ! Love the reflections in the still puddle of water

7 Jun 2010 5:59pm

Richard T from Leicester, United Kingdom

Flying yes but them there wheels are wheeling wonderfully. Great puddle for catching life upside down.


7 Jun 2010 7:47pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

That's what i'm talkin about. Terrific!!!!!!!!!!
I love this one.

7 Jun 2010 8:36pm

manel from Girona, Spain

Excxelente, Mariana este B/N., como siempre. Un reflejo precioso.

7 Jun 2010 9:41pm

crash from NYC ... Weehawken, NJ, United States

nice reflections ... !

9 Jun 2010 2:20am

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

So beautiful !!! Great shot ! Love it !

9 Jun 2010 8:17am

Thierry Masson from orly, France


9 Jun 2010 4:43pm

Lori from Michigan, United States

Love your story on how you got the picture! It's wonderful!

9 Jun 2010 10:19pm

macgo from Spain

Estaba pensando en el tiempo que te llevaría tomar esta foto cuando repasando los comentarios me encuentro tu historia. ¡Increíble! Pero tienes merecido que alguien haga eso por ti

11 Jun 2010 5:19am

William Darhy from France

beautiful reflection

12 Jun 2010 9:41am

Nishith from Mumbai, India

This one is a stunner, Mariana

12 Jun 2010 1:37pm

Candid1 from Washington, DC, United States

WOW! WOW!! WOW!!! Love the dof, lines, composition, processing.......pretty much every thing here!!! Thanks for sharing this one Mariana!!!

12 Jun 2010 6:45pm

Alexandre Ali from Paris, France

nice reflexion !! you too shot bycicles

30 Jun 2010 4:57pm