Share this photo on Twitter Share this photo on Facebook

in her magic world

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 29 July 2010 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

Kitchener, Ontario
July, 2010

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/500 second F/13.0 ISO 200 75 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

QB from Canada

Wow. A heart shape in the water. And a lovely silhouette. What an amazing thing to capture!

29 Jul 2010 5:08am

prarthana from singapore, Singapore

fantastic image! 5*

29 Jul 2010 5:13am

Chris Anderson from New york, United States

Breath taking, such a lovely silhouette.

29 Jul 2010 5:26am

@Chris Anderson: thanks Chris !

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Yep, a winner! lovely silhouette made special by the "Heart water"Great capture

29 Jul 2010 5:29am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

very good silhouette, very strong image

29 Jul 2010 5:30am

Tom DFR from Paris, France

awesome composition ... I like the contrast between the caracter "en contre jour" and the water. In a word : B R A V O ;)

29 Jul 2010 5:49am

Farnaaz from Iran, Iran

So lovely magic world . Perfect color and light .

29 Jul 2010 5:56am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Excellent child's silhouette! Very very sweet and magical. She's like a story book image. I love how you processed this image so darkly with the light capturing the water so beautifully. You have a great eye here for the innocence of childhood at the same time as capturing the darkness of the world around. It's a meaningful theme with images of children. Excellent. I love it very much.

29 Jul 2010 5:57am

Bruce EIFFEL from Lyon, France

Very nice and refreshing photo!

Best regards of France


29 Jul 2010 6:03am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy


29 Jul 2010 6:07am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

powerful image. well done Mariana

29 Jul 2010 6:11am

STEED from Somewhere, France

A dream Picture....Fabulous....

29 Jul 2010 6:17am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Yes, but 'darkly magical'! The tones and motion are beautifully made! Great shot!

29 Jul 2010 6:18am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Wonderful silhouetting and smashing, brilliant light.
The reflections and water sprays really make this joyous little girl stand out.

29 Jul 2010 6:20am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Yeah! magic, magic that vanishes forever a day...
Fantastic silhouette against the luminous waters, I like the running effect too!

29 Jul 2010 6:23am

Hoom@n from Tehran, Iran

Baby Play Water ... its can be BPW

29 Jul 2010 6:25am

Babzy from Besançon, France

very nice treatement of the pic , lovely :)

29 Jul 2010 6:33am

Oscar from barcelona, Spain

A Really Magic World! Congratulation for this super shot. Great siluettes!

29 Jul 2010 6:34am

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

This is realy a magic shot Mariana! I love the light in combination with the silhouet and title. Love it!!
Also thanks for your very kind words!!

29 Jul 2010 6:41am

Véro from Savoie, France

il y de la magie dans cette photo ! entre les silhouettes et les jets d'eau, comme une complicité dans le mouvement et la lumière , superbe traitement !

29 Jul 2010 6:58am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

Shadows, light, water and a child who plays ... A great combination!

29 Jul 2010 7:14am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Beautiful scene of glory well exposed by an artist who knows how to handle the light in time to get a great beauty that comforts the spirit! Cheers, Adela

29 Jul 2010 7:35am

@Fonts: these are such a warm words Adela. many thanks :)

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

This is very good compo and processing !!I am fascinated .... very pleasing to the eye!

29 Jul 2010 7:48am

Ali from Tehran, Iran

wow...beautifully under -exposed...this is a very creative use of light...just beautifull,well done.

29 Jul 2010 7:50am

Emmeji from France

Joli cette petite fille courant dans la lumière dorée !

29 Jul 2010 7:57am

Oriol from Sant Cugat del Vallès, Catalonia, Spain

Ohhhhh Mariana! This is an excellent work! I love the yellowish tone of the image, I love the dynamism of the composition, I love the pearl rain over the children... The processing and editing of the image is superb. A very fine work. Definitely, one of the best photos I've seen.

29 Jul 2010 8:02am

@Oriol: oh, thanks a lot . I was not sure to go out with these tones or just to leave it in one pure BW . Maybe the other image I post in BW only ;))

morteza from tehran, Iran

wow.... amazing shot....

29 Jul 2010 8:04am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom


29 Jul 2010 8:19am

Bruno from froyennes, Belgium

un superbe traitement pour cette photo ... une réussite

29 Jul 2010 8:35am

Mhelene from Paris, France

A very beautiful composition ! I like very much the tones !

29 Jul 2010 8:36am

BeLTxA from Menorca, Spain

WOW fantastic

29 Jul 2010 8:47am

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Great work, Mariana. This pic has own life. I love it.

29 Jul 2010 8:50am

ryse from bordeaux, France

Tu as trouvé le mot..... ta photo est MAGIQUE !
Bonne journée

29 Jul 2010 8:59am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Beautiful capture ! Love the silhouettes and the composition.

29 Jul 2010 8:59am

Bruno F from Précigné, France

Wonderful shot and capture ! The scene is great too !


29 Jul 2010 9:01am

Marie LC from France

magic world yes, but magic light too.

29 Jul 2010 9:13am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

5 stars fo this shot. I wish you'll have a spotlight for this one

29 Jul 2010 9:22am

Megha from Mumbai, India

very nice...i like it :)

29 Jul 2010 9:24am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

The girl's silhouette is a gem

29 Jul 2010 9:31am

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

They are in a magical childworld. Shame we all have to grow up!

29 Jul 2010 10:05am

Luis Rodrigues from Lisbon, Portugal

What a fantastic shot!! Wonderfull

29 Jul 2010 10:50am

POBSB from Tilburg, Netherlands

fantastic shot and great quote

29 Jul 2010 11:06am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Oh yes !! une petite fée qui court sur l'eau, superbe !!!
5***** :)

29 Jul 2010 11:39am

Jean-Luc from Lyon, France

Like a fairy tale, S ! i really love the golden mood , between lights and shadows, the kids look so happy to run into the water. I would love to do the same right now , but offiiiiiiiiiiiiice (. Have a great day :-) Kisses S

29 Jul 2010 12:08pm

Earl from Salisbury, NC, United States

I love what you see and what you can't see in this image. I believe the best photos leave a little to the imagination and this one certainly let's each viewer write their own story.

29 Jul 2010 12:39pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Her name must be Alice..beautiful shot!!

29 Jul 2010 12:39pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Wow !!! This is just brilliant Mariana... the composition, the colors... I really like it ! Have a nice day :)

29 Jul 2010 12:48pm

Akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful light and silhouettes. I love the little girl, Excellent !!

29 Jul 2010 12:56pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

magic !!! best...jf

29 Jul 2010 1:00pm

Anneka from Bray, Ireland

Great capture

29 Jul 2010 1:10pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

This is amazing--so whimsical and enchanting. I hope we can all get lost in our own magical worlds from time to time.

29 Jul 2010 1:23pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Wow...this is sensational! Love the light, colour and blacks in this shot. The strong silhouettes show such motion too. Superb one!

29 Jul 2010 1:24pm

danou-yepa from Nice, France

wow great !!! just 5* fantastique !!!!!

29 Jul 2010 1:24pm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Apt title. The image is one of pure magic.

29 Jul 2010 1:39pm

Ken from United States

A pure original.

29 Jul 2010 1:42pm

extremephotobob from Patra, Greece

Beautiful picture! The silhouette of the little girl in; the foreground; the water in the background; the light; the colours! What an atmosphere! Great shot!

29 Jul 2010 1:46pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

lovely shot

29 Jul 2010 1:51pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Very very cool - I love the shadow and this little kid loks totally cute!!!

29 Jul 2010 2:07pm

Carmen from Madrid, Spain

Wow! superb image, magic.

29 Jul 2010 2:17pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India


29 Jul 2010 2:31pm

marie from Belgium

Magnific shot, light, gestures, environment… Superb picture... I like it a lot...


29 Jul 2010 2:41pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

An absolute charmer! I love the silhouettes and the golden hue.

29 Jul 2010 2:58pm

Don from spokane, United States

The silhouetted girl in the act of running gives the shot a strong appeal. Wonderful backlighting in the water spray too. Well done.

29 Jul 2010 3:05pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Exceptional work Mariana. The processing works so well.

29 Jul 2010 3:15pm

Sara from Jackson, WI, United States

Nice job with the shadow effect and the capture of the water droplets...there really is a heart hidden in them :) Nice risk with the processing...I would be curious to see it in black and white also..

29 Jul 2010 3:33pm

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

five stars composition, excellent!!!

29 Jul 2010 3:56pm

Jose Luis Bernal from Jerez Fra, Spain

Excelente composición . Felicidades.

29 Jul 2010 4:06pm

Stu from Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

a golden moment...frozen in time. I really love the low key lighting, it really adds to the mood.

29 Jul 2010 4:09pm

Marie from PARIS, (Fresnes), France

une ambiance géniale, très beau cliché.

29 Jul 2010 4:11pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Great ambiance.

29 Jul 2010 4:20pm

mike from cap d'agde, France


29 Jul 2010 4:28pm

Din from Tehran, Iran

just wow great shot

29 Jul 2010 4:35pm

Dilwenn from Bordeaux, France

Each person in its magic world! That one is splendid! A little girl who runs, of the small hearts which fly and a splendid light!

29 Jul 2010 4:37pm

Srujan Chennupati from Bangaluru, India

An excellent framing and a superb shot. I mainly love the lighting and the post-processing in this shot. A excellent work, Mariana.

29 Jul 2010 5:09pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

What a terrific pattern in the center.

29 Jul 2010 5:22pm

Krunal from Mumbai, India


29 Jul 2010 5:40pm

Phil David Alexander Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

i love your silhouette of the little girl--it makes her
look magical and special.

29 Jul 2010 5:41pm

salva from burgos, Spain

Magic Picture!

29 Jul 2010 5:54pm

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

Such a moment of joy! Love her pushing off of her toes. Well done, Mariana.

29 Jul 2010 6:00pm

@Larry Lefever: thx Larry !

Becky from los angeles, United States

I don't know how you do it - but you do! This is just GRAND! Love it love it love it!

29 Jul 2010 6:05pm

@Becky: just played a little bit with colors . maybe BW will be soon here, a little bit different ;)

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

The lighting for this little girl in her own world is magical and is perfect for this view. Beautiful shot Mariana

29 Jul 2010 6:18pm

k@ from Paris, France

I waited for the daylight here to fade down to see this image better (backlights are much better appreciated on evenings on our screens). That greenish hue of yours here gets more subtle nuances/shades with evening light for sure, richer ones. Very cool movement in the little girl with big hair who seems to fly, and cute is the heart shaped above in sparkling sprinklers. Could be at Paris-Plage that opened again here and where i had so much pleasure doing my Spray & Splash serie (i still have tons not posted... from last year ;)

29 Jul 2010 6:21pm

@k@: thx Karine. The same is with my computer . I like viewing picture much more in the evening than during the day .

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Oh my! A magical world indeed! I love the warm tones and you have handled the lighting superbly. I really like the strong silhouette of the child running in the water on the left - it's gorgeous!

29 Jul 2010 7:07pm from Wemmel, Belgium

Woaw, this is esceptionally and beautiful. Excellent work!

29 Jul 2010 7:28pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Magical tones Mariana.

29 Jul 2010 7:43pm

oriol from Sant Cugat del Vallès, Catalonia, Spain

I like this yellow, warm, friendly and sweet tones. Maybe a pure B&W (is this possible?), combined with the underexposure of the image, would give a character too cold and aggresive... I must repeat: a great work!

29 Jul 2010 8:05pm

@oriol: thanks oriol ;)

philippe from moselle, France

extra encore une fois, j'aime la magie que tu apportes à tes compos, le traitement colle bien a l'ambiance de la scène, bravo ....

29 Jul 2010 8:19pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Perfect title for this extraordinary shot!

29 Jul 2010 8:37pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Wonderful silhouetting, brilliant light and editing

29 Jul 2010 8:38pm

pixator from kerman, Iran


29 Jul 2010 8:55pm

Sylvie49 capture image from Vallée de la Loire, France

De la très belle photo encore aujourd'hui ! superbe.

29 Jul 2010 8:57pm

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Superbe silhouettes ,belle tonalité, superbe Mariana

29 Jul 2010 9:18pm

Jela from Kitchener, Canada


29 Jul 2010 9:52pm

@Jela: Dobra si :)) Bas mi drago da ti se svidjaju ;) Hey, check your email, I just sent you a cool picture of Verica .

Gonzalo Sirgo from Tarragona, Spain

Nice freshness

29 Jul 2010 10:01pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A fantastic image of this girl in her happy, magical world. She is so nicely silhouetted against the brilliant fountain of water.

29 Jul 2010 10:28pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

Beautiful fun shot

29 Jul 2010 11:16pm

rian from fullerton, United States

i love how those water spouts formed a net!! excellent shot! :D

29 Jul 2010 11:57pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

sensacional y artistica composición, excelente!

30 Jul 2010 1:07am

Kara from Montréal, Canada

So nice.... amazing photo!

30 Jul 2010 1:42am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Ooooh! What an intriguing capture with the airborn water droplets highlighted by the sun to create eye-catching patterns. The silhouetted children add a nice touch.

30 Jul 2010 1:57am

Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Sweden

What an extraordinary image! The shapes of the water drops, the silouhettes, the color choice! I love everything about it!

30 Jul 2010 2:52am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Lovely moment, excellent framing!

30 Jul 2010 3:59am

shoti from somewhere in, China

ha. a child always is in his/her own fantasy world, until the sad realities of this world wake them up. I love children. they always remind me of my own childhood. fantastic image you got here Mariana :)

30 Jul 2010 5:17am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

It's magic ! Nice processing.

30 Jul 2010 8:24am

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

AWESOME !!! Have a nice weekend, Mariana.

30 Jul 2010 10:46am

Morten Pedersen from Norway

Water & Kids = fun!

30 Jul 2010 12:13pm

Jeremie from Brooklyn, New York, United States

Beautiful lights and shadows and a nice tone on top of this. Very well done! It makes me think to one of mine that should come tomorrow, with the same kind of water games...

30 Jul 2010 7:02pm

@Jeremie: looking forward to seeing it :) thx . will put your page in my watchlist not to miss it ;)

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

beautiful tones and mood ! love the dynamic silhouettes !

30 Jul 2010 7:07pm

Demo from Villeneuve d, France

Magnifique cette image!!
5 stars for you !!

30 Jul 2010 8:09pm

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

5 stars for this magnificent shot.... the contre jour is wonderful.

30 Jul 2010 8:14pm

Catherine from Seoul, South Korea

suchn pretty light and I love the water looks like it is playing too ^^

30 Jul 2010 11:17pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Magic indeed, especially with the green tone.

30 Jul 2010 11:28pm

ajoeh from Mataram, Indonesia

superb shot.

31 Jul 2010 2:56am

Martin from North Platte, United States

Mariana, what a truely beautiful shot you have here, and your Title couldnt have been chosen better, brings back memories of being at that age, and life was indeed then, much more magical and innocent.

31 Jul 2010 7:31am

Joker from teh, Iran

aaoo man very beauteous

31 Jul 2010 8:34pm

Sugata from Newark, United States

Wonderful silhouette and the pattern of the falling water looks lovely too!

1 Aug 2010 2:42am

larans from Lund, Sweden

This is so great!

1 Aug 2010 7:22am

Ddo from Verdun, France

Lovely !

2 Aug 2010 12:47pm

@Look from Nivelles, Belgium

Very nice atmosphere, colours and light !

9 Aug 2010 8:21pm

@@Look: thx for comment back . that is cool and friendly i guess so ;)

JD from Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Beautifull colour Mariana, even though theres no blur, I get a real sense of movement here love it

16 Aug 2010 9:09am

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

5 *****

5 Oct 2010 10:46am

Radivoj from Pag, Croatia

Excellent gallery, beautiful photos. Regards

15 Nov 2010 9:20am

This image has been featured in 1 Remix collection.

Black and White by Pawn

1/500 second
ISO 200
75 mm