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Merry, Merry, take a Cherry !

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 25 July 2010 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

July, 2010
Waterloo, Ontario

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/500 second F/9.0 ISO 400 140 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

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A cool action shot, Mariana. I like how the light catches the kids' hair. Super processing as always.

25 Jul 2010 5:24am

k@ from Paris, France

I like a lot the orange basin he lifts up, seems a scene from a summer movie, great mood with happy times.

25 Jul 2010 5:26am

*MЯG* from Tehran, Iran

nice shot
and nice title

25 Jul 2010 5:28am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

It looka like fun in the good 'ole summertime.
Reminds me of hours and hours of bike riding on summer vacation, when I was a kid.
Thanks for the memories. :-)

25 Jul 2010 5:33am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Very sweet!! A perfect lyrical moment captured. It's really timeless and beautiful. The boy pursues the girl with a bowl of cherries, but she speeds away. I love this image for its story.

25 Jul 2010 5:36am

Patrick from Belgium

Très belles tonalités. Petite histoire que le titre rend bien sympathique.
Belle journée à toi.

25 Jul 2010 5:45am

QB from Canada

Light and muted saturation are lovely for this scene. Wonderfully captured.

25 Jul 2010 5:56am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Jolie lumière ! Je te souhaite un agréable dimanche

25 Jul 2010 5:57am

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

I really love your processing. This is so wonderful.

25 Jul 2010 6:12am

Ekios from une des trois iles du salut, Guyana

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaah smells like summer, it's fresh but hot in the same time, it's alive !! Superb !!

25 Jul 2010 6:25am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

An action photo very sweet and fresh! It remains me when I was a child and Time didn't existed, only senses and impulse.
A processing in your genuine style, fantastic.

25 Jul 2010 6:29am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Happy kids, happy shot, happy Sunday

25 Jul 2010 6:34am

Chetan from Gurgaon, India

Soothing colors... very lively.

25 Jul 2010 6:59am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Love it.

25 Jul 2010 7:25am

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow splendid 5******

25 Jul 2010 7:27am

Oscar from barcelona, Spain

super light an tonality! i like the exprison of boy! the girl is serious!

25 Jul 2010 7:41am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

you have captured a real wonderful image!! :)

25 Jul 2010 7:43am

Jacqueline from Montréal, Canada

Very nice summer and vacation shot ! so touching !

25 Jul 2010 7:54am

Emmeji from France

Une jolie histoire de vacances que nous raconte cette photo !

25 Jul 2010 8:04am

JOSE LUIS BERNAL from Jerez Fra, Spain

Bonita foto. Me gusta el encuandre, la composición y el tratamiento realizado. Lástima que la cara de la niña saliese subexpuesta. Un saludo

25 Jul 2010 8:09am

Jyoti from Mumbai, India

:)) you are just too good Mariana!

25 Jul 2010 8:18am

@Jyoti: thx a lot . but again - there is no your link :)

Sriraam Kalingarayar from Chennai, India

Lovely....Great moment and a beautiful capture of that...

25 Jul 2010 8:24am

Makan from Iran

Cherry Time! That's a nice summer shot! Every time I see a child on a bicycle, I remember my childhood. You know one of the most interesting days of my life was when I learned to ride a bicycle. Those were good times :))) I also enjoyed the view of green road and the tone you choose. it is natural and beautiful, all means this is really a nice shot ;)))

P.S. "Cherries of the night are riper than the cherries pluckt at noon"

25 Jul 2010 8:33am

@Makan: hi Makan, it is always lovely to read your thoughts . Pity , there is no link to your page. I really wish to see your pictures .

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Catch me if you can:)) The tone is excellent, superb shot, love. Good Sunday.

25 Jul 2010 8:39am

@Tede: what happened now, Tede. Your link is lost !!!

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Candid moment....great shot and light.

25 Jul 2010 9:02am

prarthana from singapore, Singapore

fantastic shot! love the light and the shade and the subjects in each...

25 Jul 2010 9:32am

Tom DFR from Paris, France

very nice composition I really like the treatment. Nice title too. Enjoy your Sunday.

25 Jul 2010 9:48am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

divertida escena, me encanta la luz y la expresión, aludos!

25 Jul 2010 9:48am

mseguid from Es Castell-Menorca-I Balears, Spain

Nice shot. I really like your processing.

25 Jul 2010 10:11am

Julia from Munich, Germany

really nice picture in a nice atmosphere

25 Jul 2010 10:18am

@Julia: thx Julia ;)

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Brilliant action shot Mariana with a great tittle!! 5* from me. Have a nice Sunday!

25 Jul 2010 10:25am

Carmen from Madrid, Spain

Beautiful summer atmosphere: the light, bike, children.... I love this movement an this road! Good day!

25 Jul 2010 10:34am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

What a deliciously-delightful image . . somehow feels full of memories I'm sure I don't have but wish I did !

25 Jul 2010 11:09am

Amirreza Tavassoli from Tehran, Iran

Wow !

very nice pic !


25 Jul 2010 11:20am

Imaginerf from Troyes, France

Very funny and well done : Thumbs up !

25 Jul 2010 11:26am

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Evocative of warm summer days of childhood. School out and freedom to enjoy innocent pastimes.

25 Jul 2010 11:33am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Perfect timing, you captured !

25 Jul 2010 11:45am

Bruce EIFFEL from France

Very beautiful photo! I like!
Best regards

25 Jul 2010 12:05pm

@Bruce EIFFEL: thx for this general comment . I see the same comment all over the Aminus 3 :)

Majo from Mumbai, India

stunning capture, super lighting.

25 Jul 2010 12:06pm

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

oh what a lovely photo .. are those angels your children ?

25 Jul 2010 12:19pm

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

What a beautiful moment in time. The little girls hair, blowing in the wind. And, the boy, so confident in his riding skills. Great shot, Mariana.

25 Jul 2010 12:42pm

Don from spokane, United States

A fine action shot of these bikers. I like how you've left the girl's image so deep. It helps the concentration on the fellow catching up.

25 Jul 2010 12:54pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

Great capture hey wait up for me lol

25 Jul 2010 12:57pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

The right moment..the right place..really a breath taking moment in time taken!

25 Jul 2010 1:15pm

STEED from Somewhere, France

"NO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ,I want a Big mac and a Sundy NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

25 Jul 2010 1:36pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

awesome work!

25 Jul 2010 1:53pm


Superbe!!! bravo!!
Amitiés de France:CLAIRE

25 Jul 2010 2:01pm

Gary from Cochise County, United States

Well done, Mariana. Even on the run you get your shot.

25 Jul 2010 2:37pm

@Gary: thx Gary . You cannot imagine how hard it was to get this picture . I was on some macro of flower when heard these kids and all I did , pointed my camera to them, without having time to set up my camera properly :))

Fusao from Tokyo, Japan

I love kids moments.

25 Jul 2010 2:46pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Oh Now Mariana, this is so cute and such a wonderful capture :-) Were you standing with the zoo at the ready or were you riding on the back of a scooter, (a la Tour de France news photag) to get this? Either way I just LOVE this image my good firend!

25 Jul 2010 2:58pm

@Denny Jump Photo: thx Denny . I was on my knees , taking macro of some flowers :)

JJ from Jersey City, United States

What a super cool and fun shot wonderful perspective

25 Jul 2010 3:17pm

Marie LC from France

Belle scène d'enfance au naturel

25 Jul 2010 3:23pm

danou-yepa from Nice, France

excellent !!!! i't seems to be an affiche of moovie , great light and colors ; nice sunday mariana . 5*****

25 Jul 2010 3:29pm

@danou-yepa: thx DAny, your portrait is one of your best you did so far . Bravo again ;)

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

He's probably trying to get her to carry the plastic dish. She looks intent on escaping. A splendid image to which many stories could apply.

25 Jul 2010 3:58pm

Phil David Alexander Morris from Canada

Don't take this the wrong way, but this is the finest image I think you have ever
posted, like a great Wayoflife, Waywewere, image. The image is just soaked
with beautiful dappled light and colors and the shade is exquisite, you must be
very proud of this incredible image.

25 Jul 2010 4:08pm

@Phil David Alexander Morris: I am happy you think so, and I thank you very much for this lovely comment . I love this image too , but much more I love some other images. I took this picture in one instant and did not have enough time to enjoy these two lovely kids for more, maybe because of that I have no such a strong feeling for this picture .

Joan Felix from Jakarta, Indonesia

Full of story here. nice shot

25 Jul 2010 4:09pm

Sara from Jackson, WI, United States

Wow! Great photo...reminds me of when I used to ride around with my brothers all summer...we only came in to eat and pee! :) I read how you got this shot..sometimes pointing and shooting gets the best pictures.

25 Jul 2010 4:15pm

@Sara: Thx Sara a lot for all your comment :) I am happy this pic reminds you of those lovely moments from your childhood ;)

Amir Pouryousef from Tabriz, Iran

i really like this photoghraph.
very interesting. i dont want to speak about it's components. but i like the way he looks.
the title is selected in the best way.

25 Jul 2010 4:38pm

Krunal from Mumbai, India

great shot, love the motion

25 Jul 2010 4:39pm

Dilwenn from Bordeaux, France

Very funny! We always say that are the girls who run after the boys:) you bring the proof of the opposite!
I like desperate face :)

25 Jul 2010 4:45pm

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

great shot..wowooohow!!*****5/5

25 Jul 2010 4:54pm

farzane from tehran, Iran

nice composition,i like it

25 Jul 2010 5:01pm

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Delicious brothers (?) scene! Bikes are for the summer says the movie! That pleasant wind caresses us when we go by bike. Here you can breathe the breeze! A good frame and very good editing! I love the gestures Mariana! Best regards, Adela

25 Jul 2010 5:03pm

morteza from tehran, Iran

great shot and beautiful light

25 Jul 2010 5:05pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Lovely picture, Mariana. I like it very much.

25 Jul 2010 6:04pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Brilliant action shot and a great processing as always

25 Jul 2010 6:52pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Beautiful- a trip down memory lane with your wonderful processing.

25 Jul 2010 7:56pm

extremephotobob from Patra, Greece

Wow its Just so Beautiful!! Amazing shot!

25 Jul 2010 8:00pm

Frida from Sweden

Great action shot. I love the play in light and shadows.

25 Jul 2010 8:14pm

Julie from Easton, United States

Love the shocked look on the boys face, great find here for sure!

25 Jul 2010 8:18pm

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

Lovely processing for this. The outer colour almost makes it an old photo from childhood.The action is great as well.

25 Jul 2010 8:26pm

oriol from Sant Cugat del Vallès, Catalonia, Spain

It would not be easy for me to get a picture that is both so sweet and dynamic. I like the light, I like the composition, I like the color, I like the expression on the faces of children ... Good job!

25 Jul 2010 8:27pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Terrific capture and composition. I love seeing kids having a good time. Wonderful look on his face.

25 Jul 2010 8:54pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

gorgeous ,mariana !! i like it !!
five stars !
kisses !

25 Jul 2010 9:38pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

Beautiful shot. I love the light through the shadows of the trees. Gorgeous.

25 Jul 2010 11:28pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Such fun!! Love the light in this!!

26 Jul 2010 12:15am

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

These are the most important photos..... the kids years. This one is lovely.

26 Jul 2010 12:26am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

Beautiful capture! This reminds me of when I was young ,riding bikes with my friends all summer. We had no computers! Nostalgic summer portraits! 5*****!

26 Jul 2010 1:07am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

wow, this is awesome. U did everything right, here. Welldone

26 Jul 2010 1:24am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Excellent capture ! Love the composition and the setting. Nice title to go with it.

26 Jul 2010 1:54am

Susan from Sausalito, United States

Ahh. Joy. Summer. Just made me smile.

26 Jul 2010 1:56am

Ajay from Pune, India

I love the tones of the shot and the road. I must really be fun to ride a bike on this road. Your presentation really makes this place very attractive.

26 Jul 2010 2:26am

Megha from Mumbai, India

wow..the image is beautiful...looks like a pic from a story book Excellent :) I like it

26 Jul 2010 3:39am

endlessnight from dayyer, Iran

amaZing shot.

26 Jul 2010 4:15am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

I like the mood of lost paradise of childhood in this shot

26 Jul 2010 4:35am

ISO from Bogota, Colombia

wow I love the light here... oustanding capture really...

26 Jul 2010 4:44am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

*lol* very funny.

26 Jul 2010 7:57am

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

Awesome !! the lighting is great, a sweet lovely story, perfect moment capture !! Cheers :)

26 Jul 2010 11:12am

BeLTxA from Menorca, Spain

great mariana, great.

26 Jul 2010 11:26am

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

beautiful capture :)

26 Jul 2010 2:08pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Silly boy...she doesn't have time for your games or cherries. She's off to find an adventure! The lighting couldn't be more perfect for this scene!

26 Jul 2010 2:21pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Joliiiii, cela pourrait illustrer la chanson: le temps des cerises

26 Jul 2010 2:32pm

joshi daniel from India

nice scene and toning!

26 Jul 2010 3:20pm

philippe from moselle, France

excellent le ton des couleurs, j'adore ....

26 Jul 2010 7:25pm

Jane from flickr = janesattic, Canada

I love this photo. It reminds me of my adventures as a kid.

27 Jul 2010 12:17am

@Jane: thx Jane :) Looks like many found themselves in this picture . Me either :)

Akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Wonderful light and kids capture.

27 Jul 2010 1:03am

Sugata from Newark, United States

Lovely colours and wonderful composition! Reminds one of more innocent times.

27 Jul 2010 1:45am

Zeinab from Tehran, Iran

Oh God... You pushed me directly to my childhood. I love this capture giving me a sense of hope, runnig away from all fears and darkness

27 Jul 2010 1:46am

@Zeinab: hey girl :) I am very glad that picture affected you on a nice way :)

shoti from somewhere in, China

ahh... so precious! and very nostalgic! there's something about the quality of the light that makes me really nostalgic.. the place, the subjects, all make up for a really excellent photograph. powerful!

27 Jul 2010 5:12am

Ddo from Verdun, France

Beautiful shot of childhood pleasures, full of enjoyment and freedom for care

27 Jul 2010 8:14am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Excellent framing for this randomly raised situation! And treatment works well, nostalgic and happy, like most comments said already.

27 Jul 2010 2:41pm

Demo from Villeneuve d, France

Funny and really cool moment of complicity!

27 Jul 2010 5:16pm

at.ebrahimi from kerman, Iran

give me berry!

27 Jul 2010 5:51pm

@at.ebrahimi: what a cool comment :)) lol

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Une poursuite fort bien saisie, surtout le garçon saissant son récipient en pleine action.

27 Jul 2010 7:43pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

:) this is a great find and capture!

28 Jul 2010 2:42am

Magrat from Nordhausen, Germany

Now this is mine, Mariana... 5***** for it, I LOVE it... the colors, the gesture of the boy, your title... just wonderful! :)

28 Jul 2010 4:25pm

Bruno F from Précigné (72), France

Fantastic one !


26 Aug 2010 10:34am

1/500 second
ISO 400
140 mm