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dare to believe

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 23 December 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.


I will not be around till the middle of February !
My images are uploaded and will go on and on ....


"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

reza from kermanshah, Iran

very good
very good color

23 Dec 2010 6:31pm

oncho from granada, Spain

Beautiful, beautiful......fantastic !

23 Dec 2010 6:38pm

cristoF from montbéliard, France

une atmospshere lugubre se dégage de ta photo et ce n'est pas pour me déplaire.bien vu!

23 Dec 2010 6:40pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Till the end of 2011 - sounds ominous. What happens then?

23 Dec 2010 6:59pm

@Curly: ha ha .. i just removed that ... yes, I have images uploaded till the end of 2011, just in case I die, my dear Am3 friends can talk about me and mention my name while enjoying my pictures .. why not ? isn't that a good idea ?

30065 - Javier Martín from Spain

Gorgeous! May well be the album cover of a teacher and musical genius Tom Waits

23 Dec 2010 7:03pm

@30065 - Javier Martín: copy it, print it and offer them ;)

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Beautiful moody shot for the end of the year!
Wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year Mariana! Have fun! :)

23 Dec 2010 8:09pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

what an atmosphere, in this picture ! So nice !

23 Dec 2010 8:09pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

just excellent

23 Dec 2010 8:38pm

STEED from Somewhere, France

Right.......Have Nice Year's End and a good trip.......Soon....

23 Dec 2010 8:54pm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Beautiful, yet with sn erily dsrk moodyness. Merry Cheistmas.

23 Dec 2010 8:55pm

Frida from Sweden


23 Dec 2010 9:01pm

morgan from canyon Country, United States

great moody shot. Love what you did with it.

23 Dec 2010 9:10pm

thami from Morocco

Quelle poésie! Tiens, ça me donne des ailes!
Bonne fin de semaine lumineuse!

23 Dec 2010 9:21pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

A fantastic atmosphere !

23 Dec 2010 9:36pm

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

How mysterious! and dangerous! ; )))

23 Dec 2010 9:45pm

@ORBIT: ha ha .. yes, it was very, very dangerous ... was one cold, freezing night, -24 C , with many black birds around ... hey , today I saw a million of black birds, but too bad could not stop a car on the middle of the road to take shots !

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

Hehehe...yeah it's too bad, but don't worry, my dear, maybe next time. : )))

23 Dec 2010 10:26pm

@ORBIT: to worry about birds, ugly black birds ? never :))

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

And oh, I'll miss you. : )

23 Dec 2010 10:28pm

@ORBIT: you will miss me ? how come ? my pictures will be here, and whenever I come to someone's computer I will say hello to you .. I promise :) Cannot wait to go home !

Reed from St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Nicely processed, darker than your usual fare, though. Looks like maybe Stephen King is hiding in the corner!

Enjoy your trip!

23 Dec 2010 10:43pm

@Reed: not only darker but totally different than my street photography and portraits :) thx a lot :)

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Dare to believe............... your totaly right Mariana! I wish you a very good trip and a merry merry Christmas at home with your family!! Also a good and healty start into the new year 2011;-))
I will enjoy your brilliant captures and miss the regular comments, but i wil think of you;-)

23 Dec 2010 10:50pm

@Richard: I do not go tomorrow, or day after tomorrow ... I go after New Year Eve, but have a lot of things to get ready before I go. Have not been home for 15 years , so shopping .. shopping for everybody a gift or two ;) thx Richard !

Bill Brown from California, United States

Wonderful capture Mariana! Have a nice journey.

24 Dec 2010 12:01am

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

Gorgeous! Wonderfully moody.

24 Dec 2010 12:11am

@Larry Lefever: thx Larry !

JCJ from Troyes, France

very DARK! i like the mood, and love the detail of the flying birds

24 Dec 2010 2:00am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Gorgeous image, Gothic and rich. Enjoy your time away and all the best through the holiday season into the new year.

24 Dec 2010 2:05am

Brine from France

For the day before Christmas, Mariana, you reserve us a very disturbing image, even if it of the blazing and magnificent colors... These birds which fly, I shall see them good in vultures...
The Father Christmas is never going to want to come so he will be afraid!;-))
As usual, I am admiring in front of your works, whether it is in your street scenes or in this restless landscape, you always show a perfect control and your photos are always for me of the presents, even before Christmas!!
Spend a warm and greedy Chritsmas'Eve !

24 Dec 2010 4:32am

@Brine: you are funny .... :))) many thanks . Wonderful time during the Holiday Season to you and your family !

Rosa Frei from Ouarzazate, Morocco

Amazing! Very moody!

24 Dec 2010 8:14am

Eric Laforgue from Ivry sur Seine, France

Photo sombre et belle, bien vu.

24 Dec 2010 10:54am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

How did I miss that, it's sensational, wow, I'm in awe

24 Dec 2010 11:14am

@Lorraine: I deleted the real one for this day and uploaded this afternoon ;)) thx :)

klauSZ from Kufstein, Austria

.... so special mood! fascinating!!

24 Dec 2010 1:53pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful colors and textures captured in this composition!

24 Dec 2010 2:03pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Very haunting... I really like this one.

24 Dec 2010 3:44pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

It looks like a painting! Really beautiful!
Have a nice day.

24 Dec 2010 5:03pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Very moody, want this as desktop background! :-)

24 Dec 2010 6:02pm

@MadScientist: take it if wish :)

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

genial !! la composición de un lujo extremo me encanta, saludos!

24 Dec 2010 11:12pm

Mireia from Paris, France

I am scared right now...
but it is a very good one!

25 Dec 2010 1:44pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India


27 Dec 2010 8:36am

frammy from MIRAMAS, France

great capture
je vous souhaite une bonne fin d année et une heureuse année 2011

28 Dec 2010 5:41pm

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

I love this, have a great trip Mariana.

28 Dec 2010 8:49pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Love this! Great mood

30 Dec 2010 1:56am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Wow, this is mysterious and beautiful! Please have a safe and happy journey, Mariana.

9 Jan 2011 1:06am