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Thirsty Summer

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/500 second F/10.0 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

shoti from somewhere in, China

thirsty for what? hmm.. lovely b&w, I love the play of light and shadows here.

30 Jul 2010 5:14am

Yvon from Orleans, France

great shot, Mariana

30 Jul 2010 5:31am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Looks like she's had a few, great image

30 Jul 2010 5:36am

k@ from Paris, France

Gorgeous brightful sharp light & focus & sensuality, very cinematic !

30 Jul 2010 5:48am

WAYOUTWEST from Grants Pass, United States

Love the selective focus

30 Jul 2010 5:56am

STEED from Somewhere, France

Bluesy Mood................I Love it....

30 Jul 2010 5:56am

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

Excellent composition and fine processing make this image special.

30 Jul 2010 5:56am

k@ from Paris, France

Me again : is that you behind the glasses ? So, who took the pic ? ;)))

30 Jul 2010 6:04am

@k@: Not me . I was taking picture :) Just a girl I saw yesterday after long, long time . Fedja's ex-girlfriend :)

Stu from Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

This is sheer class! Love it. A mysterious mood.

30 Jul 2010 6:09am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

j'aime beaucoup ce n&B ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

30 Jul 2010 6:11am from Wemmel, Belgium

Wonderfull ... very crispy, love the B&W

30 Jul 2010 6:21am

Ginnie from Netherlands

A lesson in how to take something ordinary and make something beautiful of it!

30 Jul 2010 6:22am

endlessnight from dayyer, Iran

fantastic B&W.ellegant compo and POV.

30 Jul 2010 6:24am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

This is a fabulously seductive image...the composition, shapes and tones are superb! Fabulous composition and processing!!

30 Jul 2010 6:31am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Simple and beautiful. Very cool, Mariana. I like this framing, it is superb!

30 Jul 2010 6:31am

Sriraam Kalingarayar from Chennai, India

Oh... The glasses look great.. And the B&W effect is great too

30 Jul 2010 6:32am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

It's so difficult to photograph glass without excessive reflections! You did it perfectly.
I like also the suggestion of the composition and the beautiful breast in the background :)

30 Jul 2010 6:44am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

Beautiful imaging of the thirst of summer...Light is excellent!

30 Jul 2010 6:50am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

It's that processing again - always a winner.

30 Jul 2010 6:52am

@Nigel: I added a good contrast only , not too much of processing :)) Many thanks ;)

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Wonderful...the woman's arm has a lovely bronze glow. The glassware is superb. Love the rich deep inky blacks. (S'cuse me, I've got to go get something to drink !! ;-)

30 Jul 2010 7:26am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

beautifully executed, good story

30 Jul 2010 7:36am

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

beautiful shot :)

30 Jul 2010 7:43am

Ken from United States

Great BW! I love everything you do!

30 Jul 2010 7:56am

@Ken: you're kidding :))

trilliana from Munich, Germany

sexy summer night shot, very moody. there is a bit of mafia movies in it ;-) great shot.

30 Jul 2010 8:00am

@trilliana: ha ha .. love your 'mafia' comment ;) it was noon shot though :)

Carmen from Madrid, Spain

Spectacular B&W, tells a story. Beautiful composition. Good morning

30 Jul 2010 8:01am

Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Sweden

Perfect! Simply perfect! The B&W, the details of the empty glasses, her suntaned skin...

30 Jul 2010 8:02am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Superb processing.. love the light and clarity.. love it.

30 Jul 2010 8:02am

Glen Webber (Wildlife Photography) from Auckland, New Zealand

Great photo. It has such a nice "crisp" feel to it. Really like it.

30 Jul 2010 8:09am

@Glen Webber (Wildlife Photography): thanks a lot . I like your pictures too , but do not see the way to leave a comment ;)

rem_la from Villiers, France

quelle pureté !

30 Jul 2010 8:13am

Peter Bella from Győr, Hungary

Superb! I love the mood of the whole picture and the great details (the reflections, the shoulder and arm of the model, the necklace etc.). And the DOF is good!

30 Jul 2010 8:21am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

I like this one very much. Details are well reproduced.

30 Jul 2010 8:25am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Mariana An excellent composition! The crystal structures reflecting the environment and the body of a woman strong contrast with them! A perfect monochrome! I like the low point of view! Have a good day friend! Best regards, Adela

30 Jul 2010 8:33am

BeLTxA from Menorca, Spain


30 Jul 2010 9:04am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Amazing b/w picture, very clear!

30 Jul 2010 9:13am

Ekios from une des trois iles du salut, Guyana

Well done Mariana, hot hot hot :)

30 Jul 2010 9:45am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Nice interplay between the hard glass and the soft flesh :)

30 Jul 2010 9:45am

Luca from Genova, Italy

wonderful composition! :) beautiful light!

30 Jul 2010 9:51am

Marie LC from France

Un très beau noir et blanc rafraîchissant

30 Jul 2010 9:56am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Lovely! and better for being mono

30 Jul 2010 10:04am

Mhelene from Paris, France

A superb composition ! Fabulous !

30 Jul 2010 10:18am

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

wow!! the b/w works very well...excellent composition. very thirsty indeed :)

30 Jul 2010 10:44am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

une superbe composition, d'une grande finesse et d'une grande force !!:)
caliente ! :)

30 Jul 2010 11:00am

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Love your intuitive style! It's working!

30 Jul 2010 11:36am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Oh beautiful tones in this B&W ! A very well composed image ! Nice work Mariana :)

30 Jul 2010 11:59am

@Tamara: thanks Tamara ;)

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A very nice composition

30 Jul 2010 12:07pm

Morten Pedersen from Norway

Great tones and composition.

30 Jul 2010 12:14pm

Bruce EIFFEL from Lyon, France

Très belle photo !

30 Jul 2010 12:36pm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

You nailed it.

30 Jul 2010 12:42pm

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

it's a wonderful composition very cool contrast and special tones

30 Jul 2010 1:20pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

i am in awe of this . . . well done :)

30 Jul 2010 1:20pm

Earl from Salisbury, NC, United States

Any number of stories that could be imagined from this image - Excellent! I have to note there' seems a bit of sensual or sexual energy as well, but perhaps that's just my read. :-)

30 Jul 2010 1:28pm

Dilwenn from Bordeaux, France

Very sensual photo which lets suppose rather in a thirst of love :))

30 Jul 2010 1:47pm

Chetan from Gurgaon, India

This surely can be used as a great advertisement for some glassware manufacturer. Amazing Mariana.

30 Jul 2010 1:58pm

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Fantastic composition of these glasses Mariana. They are so clear, the lady on the background is a big extra to the photocomposition! Love it ;-D

30 Jul 2010 2:31pm

Don from spokane, United States

The quality of the glasses show up very well in this contrasty black and white. I especially impressed with the arrangement of the glasses. Nice one.

30 Jul 2010 2:41pm

Sara from Jackson, WI, United States

Very nice black and white...the glasses look stunning! Love that they are the focal point

30 Jul 2010 2:48pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

A very compelling and engaging black & white image, Mariana. Nicely presented.

30 Jul 2010 2:49pm

Marie from Belgium

sublimate… Black and white, drops water, softness…


30 Jul 2010 2:53pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Great shot. Life through the glass. I love how we see the glasses in foreground and only a fragment of the woman behind. Excellent in b/w. A wonderful summery image.

30 Jul 2010 3:09pm

Phil David Alexander Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

I'll drink to that! Have agreat weekend

30 Jul 2010 3:09pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Fedja's there a daytime soap opera being made around this wonderful image?? Anyway, moving onward, one of the first things I noticed (I said ONE of the first things - I may be old but I am not blind) was the sweat on the glass, - that clarity and focus was so cool. The entire image is a classic I love it Mariana - In fact I love all of your images.

30 Jul 2010 3:19pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A fabulous image. You have created a sensual summer mood here with this wonderful composition. The B&W is perfect.

30 Jul 2010 3:37pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Beautiful light that shines on and in the glasses,and a great composition to go with it!
(on the) rocks!! Cheers :)

30 Jul 2010 3:59pm

danou-yepa from Nice, France

amazing compo and contrast B/W , excellent drops water on glass , i love very good work 5*

30 Jul 2010 5:06pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Thirsty is right! Let's refill those glasses and keep the conversation going! :)

30 Jul 2010 5:24pm

extremephotobob from Patra, Greece

Lovely indeed! no words.....

30 Jul 2010 5:36pm

laura from the beach..., United States

great image, lovely composition, and the glasses look super crisp. bravo!

30 Jul 2010 5:38pm

alex centrella from California, United States

very cool the DOF..

30 Jul 2010 5:50pm

Jela from Kiitchener, Canada

Stunning shot. You are the perfection, there friend. Love it!

30 Jul 2010 6:23pm

@Jela: This is your sister behind these glasses :) Still did not do anything on other pictures of you girls ;)) WIll do them during the weekend and send you :)

Julie from Easton, United States

Or maybe she was waiting for a late date! LOL, great shot and detail here!

30 Jul 2010 6:24pm

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

Crisp and clean. Just what we need to take the edge off of the heat.

30 Jul 2010 6:47pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great clarity that you've captured in this composition. Your processing in B&W really makes the glasses stand out.

30 Jul 2010 6:48pm

ansiedutoit from South Africa

The glass, the silver, the texture and glow of her arm.... just great!

30 Jul 2010 6:56pm

Jeremie from Brooklyn, New York, United States

Another one please! Very classy picture and professionaly processed...

30 Jul 2010 7:03pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

I love this pic ! very elegant and sensual composition, beautiful bright B&W, love the sharpness of all the details ! a very good image indeed !

30 Jul 2010 7:07pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Super processing in your shot, looks like it was a convivial encounter.

30 Jul 2010 7:37pm

Mj007 from Osaka, Japan

Wow superb shot!! i love it!! ;)

30 Jul 2010 7:44pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Excellent composition and a very nice selective focus

30 Jul 2010 8:44pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

beautiful composition.

30 Jul 2010 8:54pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

But the glasses are empty - is it time for another round. Beautifully composed and processing.

30 Jul 2010 9:09pm

oriol from Sant Cugat del Vallès, Catalonia, Spain

I like the reflections of the glass, of the table and of the skin. I think it is a very suggestive and sensual picture. I really like your pictures !!!

30 Jul 2010 9:19pm

Gerard from Dieren, Netherlands

It looks like the evening is over, maybe one for the road, good reflection and sphere.

30 Jul 2010 9:28pm

Oscar from barcelona, Spain

Very subgestive image! i like

30 Jul 2010 9:45pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

gorgeous b&w contraste and a perfect clarity !
five stars !
kiss !

30 Jul 2010 10:50pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

Great b/w nice job

30 Jul 2010 11:23pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Love the high contrast, cheers!

31 Jul 2010 12:10am

ajoeh from Mataram, Indonesia

Perfect shot.

31 Jul 2010 1:07am

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

A beautiful romantic composition. Nice tones!

31 Jul 2010 1:09am

@Dutçh: thanks Kristen :)

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

me he quedado impresionado Mariana con este trabajo, hacia mucho tiempo que una foto en b/w no me transmitia tantos sentimientos, enhorabuena por esta genial foto!!

31 Jul 2010 1:51am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

just like a Culottes sexy ;)

31 Jul 2010 2:12am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Terrific POV (in more ways than one :)) )!

31 Jul 2010 2:22am

Becky from los angeles, United States

Yes - they drank it all up. Great image - love all of the glasses on the glass table -

31 Jul 2010 3:41am

Beat from Switzerland

awesome b&w great work!!!

31 Jul 2010 4:27am

Jyoti from Mumbai, India


31 Jul 2010 7:28am

Martin from North Platte, United States

something no one else would have noticed, Im so glad you did, as always you have a way about your photography, bringing us into a glimpsof your world as you see it, and its not always a happy good feeling scene as you have here, but its always well structured, and thought envoking.. I know thats why I come visit when ever I can :)

31 Jul 2010 7:34am

Gloutonnerie Visuelle from PARIS, France

Great beautiful black and white, it is necessary to fill glasses :)

31 Jul 2010 11:15am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

All these glass surfaces look excellent in b&w. This is really thirsty summer, hopefulley these glasses were filled again soon :)

31 Jul 2010 11:38am

jhcibils from Berlin, Germany

superb! I like very much this b/w

31 Jul 2010 12:23pm

Thierry Masson from orly, France

very great b&w, a lot of sensuality

31 Jul 2010 5:20pm

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Excellent capture, love the composition. 5 stars !!

1 Aug 2010 1:50am

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

A good BW shot. Great contrasts.

1 Aug 2010 11:35am

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Wonderful pic. I love your presentation.

1 Aug 2010 5:57pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Such fantastic clarity in this glassware. Extraordinary.

1 Aug 2010 6:04pm

Farnaaz from Iran, Iran

Wow ! I love it so much . Excellent composition and exactly the feeling of a thirsty skin !

2 Aug 2010 4:58am

rian from Fullerton, United States

looking at this scene raises the temperature quite a bit.. :) nicely captured.. :D

2 Aug 2010 6:27am

Véro from Savoie, France

beautiful BW and DOF !

2 Aug 2010 6:55pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Amazing shot! Great reflections and very sensual, too!

2 Aug 2010 7:47pm

Marie from PARIS, (Fresnes), France

excellente composition, ce noir et blanc est merveilleux !

3 Aug 2010 12:57pm

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland equsisite...

5 Aug 2010 8:02am

Stef from in my head, France

une photo mariana de toute beauté, et pour ce quelle raconte et pour le traitement choisi, superbe ^^

8 Aug 2010 3:43pm

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Very effective.

6 Sep 2010 10:03pm

@Twelvebit: thx Twelve :) Nice to see you !

1/500 second
ISO 200
75 mm