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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

*MЯG* from Tehran, Iran

very cool shot

18 Jul 2010 5:09am

Dilwenn from Bordeaux, France

Tous les moyens sont bons pour arriver au but :)

18 Jul 2010 5:13am

@Dilwenn: tanks Dilwenn :)

STEED from Somewhere, France

"First time I met the Sea"...................So Nice !!!!

18 Jul 2010 5:25am

@STEED: thanks Steed !

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Somebody stop that baby! Great moment captured and wonderful in black and white.

18 Jul 2010 5:26am

@Bettina: parents were there to stop him , but he kept doing the same :) thx Bettina .

trilliana from Munich, Germany

sweet, but i also see the baby's trying to escape, has to be stopped.

18 Jul 2010 5:39am

@trilliana: no, baby is just happy , enjoying himself :) thx Trilliana

Farnaaz from Iran, Iran

Lovely . Seems it's very alone in this huge world ! and just the beautiful reflection is his friend ...

18 Jul 2010 5:56am

@Farnaaz: not alone ... parents are right behind :)

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Very interesting image. Love the water and reflections and wonderful inky rich black and white.
That you caught the child crawling toward the fountain is precious !!

18 Jul 2010 6:18am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Beautiful composition .. great shadow and composition..

18 Jul 2010 6:21am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Lovely shot

18 Jul 2010 6:28am

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

Awesome street shot! I love how you show baby crawling and the feet of adults standinG!

18 Jul 2010 7:07am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Joli N&B ! Je te souhaite un agréable dimanche

18 Jul 2010 7:11am

k@ from Paris, France

Super luminous B&W, funny lil'animal exploring both his own shadow & the wet planet.
Seems another super scene was going on in the background on the right - right ? Summer's here, let's enjoy it whole*

18 Jul 2010 7:21am

@k@: not only this , but much more lovely scenes here ... but shoting was so difficult with so many kids around ;)) sure, I have much more from this place ;)

Patrick from Belgium

Très belle lumière et cadrage super!
Bien à toi.

18 Jul 2010 7:34am

Naeem from Abbottabad, Pakistan

Miriana this is really nice shot...

18 Jul 2010 7:45am

@Naeem: thanks a lot ;)

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A wonderful B&W.
5 stars

18 Jul 2010 7:46am

Ekios from une des trois iles du salut, Guyana

Aaah love it !!! I want my baby girl to get back at this age !!!

18 Jul 2010 8:12am

@Ekios: no, i do not want my sons to be at this stage again :)

Aboololo from Govashir, Iran

great shot . nice b and w .

18 Jul 2010 8:13am

@Aboololo: thx :)

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Tender image, I like very much the instant you catched.
Thanks for your comments during my holidays

18 Jul 2010 8:32am

@Paco Díaz: thx PAco . Nice to see you back ;)

Marie LC from France

La chaleur et les points d'eau attirent beaucoup les photographes en ce moment. Joli travail.

18 Jul 2010 8:40am

@Marie LC: I am having a problem when entering a comment for your gorgeous rose . not sure if it went through ;)

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Wonderful race to the water ... Mariana! I warn you that I would do the same! Beautiful theme always comforting ... child crawling and dispensers to water! With the heat we have in my country is grateful for the thought of these suppliers fresor! Excellent W / B friend! Best regards, Adela

18 Jul 2010 8:41am

@Fonts: thx Adela . We have very high temperature here too, and it is a real pleasure to look at kids enjoying themselves .

Jyoti from Mumbai, India


18 Jul 2010 8:44am

@Jyoti: thanks a lot . your link is missing ;)

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

haha! just brilliant!!

18 Jul 2010 9:12am

@kate: thx Kate :)

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

It's summer ! The baby had a nice experience. Nice BW shot.

18 Jul 2010 9:17am

Richard T from Down in Suffolk, United Kingdom

What amazing tonal extremes ... they are fabulous.

What a great theme ... yummy

What superb lighting and reflections ... magical

I've really fallen for this one Mariana :-)


18 Jul 2010 9:22am

@Richard T: oh, your link got lost :)) fix it please :))

Tom DFR from Paris, France

amazing composition in B&W. Congrats !

18 Jul 2010 9:25am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

He's gonna have a free shower ! Great capture Mariana :) Have a nice sunday !

18 Jul 2010 9:37am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

No fear - just the delight of the water ahead. Great capture.

18 Jul 2010 9:39am

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

This is realy a moment of joy...... I think the child had it a little to warm ;-)) Fantastic capture Mariana!!

18 Jul 2010 9:43am

@Richard: thx Richard :)

Ddo from Verdun, France

An attractive light on these water's pleasures . I like your position, at the same level of this small explorer. great scene

18 Jul 2010 10:32am

Morten Pedersen from Norway

Water is fun!

18 Jul 2010 11:55am

@Morten Pedersen: so have a fun on a water :)

Paul from summerside, Canada

Very nice capture

18 Jul 2010 12:51pm

Martin from North Platte, United States

so many questions here, the lighting is OUTSTANDING!!! as is your exposure, so dynamic, Im curious as to street lighting or??? and then the water spraying up out of the ground? over flowing storm systems??

18 Jul 2010 1:06pm

@Martin: nothing about lighting that I did, it was like that - sun, water spays all around :))

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

This summer has us all seeking relief. Beautiful moment, Mariana.

18 Jul 2010 1:28pm

@Larry Lefever: it should be like that Larry :) thx for visit !

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

The high contrast lighting on this is mesmerizing,

18 Jul 2010 1:54pm

ryse from bordeaux, France

jolie scène rafrâichissante !

18 Jul 2010 2:02pm

Shuva Brata Deb from Bangalore, India

This picture looks so nice in B/W and the low angle is also good.

18 Jul 2010 2:02pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

gorgeous work

18 Jul 2010 2:28pm

Phil David Alexander Morris from Canada

This is priceless, the parents there do not seem to be worried at all.
A very endearing image.

18 Jul 2010 2:48pm

Preeti from Mumbai, India


18 Jul 2010 2:49pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Well seen and captured Mariana! I can't wait until my grandson gets to this stage..... ;-)

18 Jul 2010 2:54pm

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

An enjoyable image. I think I might have cropped out the parents and left only the baby.

18 Jul 2010 2:54pm

@Michael Skorulski: I never crop my images, and even this moment was so hard to catch among hundred of other kids around ;)) Was following this baby for more than 5 minutes to get him far from other kids ! I think it is fine with parents' legs :)

Don Wiley from spokane, United States

You always manage to be at the right place and the right time. This is another example of getting the prime moment. Lovely lighting in this image.

18 Jul 2010 2:59pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Absolute toddler heaven! Beautifully captured, Mariana - (btw) - this would be a very good 'stock' photo.

18 Jul 2010 3:06pm

Emmeji from France

This baby looks like my granddaughter :))

18 Jul 2010 3:32pm

@Emmeji: ha ha ... lucky you , grandpa ;)) I still need to wait to get my little one like this ;)

Marcie from Newton, United States

This is just terrific. Love the light!

18 Jul 2010 3:33pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

Do we need to put our finger into the burning flame to know that it will hurt us? Sometimes the lure, the promise, drives us on to seek and learn, and through knowledge we learn. A wonderful shot and you were right not tom crop the image. The proximity of the parents shows care and attention, whilst allowing the child the opportunity to 'seek' and learn, to experience and be free.

18 Jul 2010 3:44pm

@SOUL AFLAME: you got this image and what what was happening there wonderfully . I even could not understand these parents getting a little one on his legs at least 20 times, and wanted him to go to different direction, but little one was so stubborn, he would go to his knees all the time and to the same direction ;)) At the end I noticed parents were laughing and finally let him do what he wanted to explore and what he wanted to do ;)) I loved that at the end :)

Imaginerf from Troyes, France

Very nice composition here ! Bravo !

18 Jul 2010 4:04pm

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

it' so wonderful this compo,,, perfect b/w

18 Jul 2010 4:11pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

Amazing and lovely shot

18 Jul 2010 4:15pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

excellent,great shot :)

18 Jul 2010 4:32pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Even this baby knows how to keep cool in the heat! Hopefully the water didn't shoot him/her in the face too hard. :) But that's how we learn I guess!

18 Jul 2010 4:33pm

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

An action filled frame, it's just as it is in street-life. Perfect B&W shot.

18 Jul 2010 4:36pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Great, Mariana. I love shadows and reflections. My compliments.

18 Jul 2010 5:00pm

Jeremie from Brooklyn, New York, United States

Beautiful black and white, and I like the sight of this little baby crawling to the water spray, animated by a bottomless thirst of discovering the world. Our son is going through exactly the same phase!

18 Jul 2010 5:07pm

@Jeremie: ha ha .. that is why you like this one :) baby are adorable when stat crawling :) why you never post a picture of your son ? would love to see him ;)

alex centrella from California, United States

nice shot !

18 Jul 2010 5:40pm

Je@n-M@rc from Nancy, France

Attention ça mouille ! Très beau traitement Noir et Blanc

18 Jul 2010 5:59pm

Beat from Switzerland

what a fantastic b&w...a real wallhanger.well done

18 Jul 2010 6:07pm

Oscar from barcelona, Spain

nice shot. The baby are hot?

18 Jul 2010 6:10pm

Emmeji from France

Sorry, Mariana! Not grandpa, but grandma :)))

18 Jul 2010 6:52pm

@Emmeji: ops , I am sorry :)) Never saw your selfportrait , but love your pictures very much :)))

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Incredibly inquisitive and independent.

18 Jul 2010 6:53pm

Gérard Méry from saint-cyr sur Loire, France

Quelle belle image et le N&B lui va si bien

18 Jul 2010 7:48pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

wonderful composition ,i love it !!!
five stars !
kiss !!

18 Jul 2010 8:14pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

excellent scene, reflections and BW !

18 Jul 2010 8:16pm

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

Heyyy,it is very nice :)

18 Jul 2010 8:41pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Fabulous. That could easily be our youngest granddaughter. She loves the water. Love the reflections.

18 Jul 2010 8:45pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Ah yes Mariana now you are tugging at the heartstrings...we have a baby girl grandaughter on the way by way of our son and his lovely wife, so we are anxiously waiting...our grandsons by our daughter are already playing ball. This is a precious and as always a very well captured and conveyed image

18 Jul 2010 9:12pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

Great shot!

18 Jul 2010 9:18pm

Julie from Easton, United States

OMG that is an adorable shot! I am wondering if the baby made it to the fountain?

18 Jul 2010 10:31pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

I love it. That little guy must be in heaven.

19 Jul 2010 1:19am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

What a wonderful image. Beautiful light and reflections in the water. You have captured this moment beautifully. The baby seems to be in awe of the water... It's probably be the best age to be... no worries, no fears, just enjoy life and do some exploring :)

19 Jul 2010 1:48am

Ajay from Pune, India

Amazing how your images leave so much for imaginations. A simple moment, captured so beautifully and yet it speaks so many things.

19 Jul 2010 1:58am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Outstanding find and capture.

19 Jul 2010 2:28am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

attracted but scared, cool shot

19 Jul 2010 2:36am

Susan from Sausalito, United States

Tender and so so summer..

19 Jul 2010 3:27am

Megha from Mumbai, India

wow...sweet was then when we were small when we were fearless too

very nice. Love the complete effect :)

19 Jul 2010 3:50am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Jolie prise et ce petit atout à fait raison de profiter de cette eau

19 Jul 2010 6:24am

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

very nice shot, Mariana

19 Jul 2010 7:52am

BeLTxA from Menorca, Spain

So nice picture of a happy child, from a happy family, I'm sure...

19 Jul 2010 8:34am

Ruichard T from Down In Suffolk, United Kingdom

Apologies about the flawed link ... I'm lazing down in Suffolk for a while and have obviously got too relaxed about filling in all the little boxes in the cyber cafe that I frequent will try harder next time ;-)


19 Jul 2010 9:13am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

So so summer, like Susan said... My daughter had fun with similar fountains week ago, only she is a bit older :) Great feeling in photo!

19 Jul 2010 9:36am

Jaol from Gijon, Spain

It's too hot that water is like Manna in the desert. Funny shot and refreshing as well.

19 Jul 2010 9:47am

pixator from Iran

Very very good!!
Appealing shot!

19 Jul 2010 8:08pm

@pixator: thank you :)

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

Definitivly love the way how you treat your bw(I think, I'm on the way to become a BW fan!).
Love your contast and, of course, your subject...In these warm sunny days, Like this baby, how can we resist to the water attraction...?

19 Jul 2010 8:21pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That water spray is just too intriguing for the little one. That's great light you have there.

19 Jul 2010 10:03pm

rian from fullerton, United States

really nice street candid shot.. i wonder what is it with water and kids these days.. ;)

20 Jul 2010 6:58am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Lovely capture.

20 Jul 2010 8:44am

Gianny from Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakia

Great BW. No more words. :)

20 Jul 2010 8:51am

@Gianny: thanks Again ;)

Fusao from Tokyo, Japan

Beauty of curiosity

20 Jul 2010 12:39pm

@Fusao: thx Fusao :)

joshi daniel from India

cute and lovely!

20 Jul 2010 1:23pm

endlessnight from dayyer, Iran

simply excellent.great B&W and nice contrast.

21 Jul 2010 2:21pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Very associative (and cute!)

21 Jul 2010 4:21pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

épatant pour découvrir l'eau mais pas assez profond pour nager.

21 Jul 2010 7:04pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great capture of the inquisitive child.

22 Jul 2010 2:08pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

gran momento de diversion del niño, bien vista!!

22 Jul 2010 5:05pm

Daryl Johnson from Farnham, United Kingdom

This is a great composition.

22 Jul 2010 6:50pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

hola mariana , soy pablo solo decirte que me encanta el perfil social que imprimes a tu trabajo, relatas la verdad tal como es desde la imagen y el vacio que esta deja en el ser humano, desnudas el alma de la vida en la esperanza de desnudar el alma del gente. fabuloso.

22 Jul 2010 7:52pm

@Melocoton: gracias mucho , Pablo ;)

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

Fantastic shot, I love every point, light, feeling, n&b !!!

24 Jul 2010 12:25pm

1/400 second
ISO 400
110 mm