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Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/500 second F/10.0 ISO 200 110 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

tim from high desert, United States

Very cool texture in the field.

25 Dec 2010 6:10am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

The field reminds me of "Designer stubble". Lovely , different shot, and so well PP'd.

25 Dec 2010 6:28am

Behrooz Sangani from Tehran, Iran

This really got my eyes today. Amazing composition and strange scene indeed!
Merry Christmas, Mariana! Wish you all the best in the new year.

25 Dec 2010 6:56am

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

This is the otherside of Mariana.........happy Christmas for you!

25 Dec 2010 6:58am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Love the sky and the field. Cool shot.
Merry Christmas!

25 Dec 2010 7:17am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Lovely movement, contrast, and textured details.
The light is like a ray of hope across the land.

25 Dec 2010 7:21am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Absolutely beautiful. Merry Christmas!

25 Dec 2010 7:24am

Antoine from France

Superb photo. I like the texture. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Antoine.

25 Dec 2010 7:24am

@Antoine: thanks A lot . Merry Christmas to you too :)

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A 5 stars B&W !
Merry Christmas to you and yours

25 Dec 2010 7:47am

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Great, really a great treatment and presentation, Mariana. Merry Christmas.

25 Dec 2010 8:01am

NaDu from Köln, Germany

Special view and strange scene made out of common components. Bravo.

25 Dec 2010 8:03am

Subhendu from Berhampore, India

excellent catch. Brilliant composition in black and white. Tfs.

25 Dec 2010 8:30am

Brine from France

The sun gets up on a peace landscape, which beautiful symbol for a Christmas Day when (in principle)) any weapons keep silent!
For this December 25th, I wish you a very happy day among yours and, for the occasion, I send you special kisses Christmas - between girls, it is allowed;-)

25 Dec 2010 8:33am

@Brine: you are so cute :) I am sending you the same ( since it is allowed ... lol )

CLODO from PESSAC, France

Hi Mariana

Great B&W picture with lots of details in the ground and movement in the sky.
Merry Xmas

25 Dec 2010 8:37am

30065 - Javier Martin from Barcelona, Spain

What is this? The photo is gorgeous and like always great BW!

25 Dec 2010 8:44am

@30065 - Javier Martin: landscape :)

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

excellent ! Je te souhaite de merveilleuses fêtes de Noël ainsi qu'à tes proches.

25 Dec 2010 9:21am

guillaume from Paris, France

Wonderful shot !!! Love this !

25 Dec 2010 9:29am

danou-yepa from Nice, France

amazing B/W snow landscape !! happy christmas mariana

25 Dec 2010 9:36am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Beautiful use of minimal tones to radiate light. Lovely landscape

25 Dec 2010 10:06am

philedmond from Angers, France

Nice sky!!
Merry christmas

25 Dec 2010 10:11am

fereshteh. from Iran

Amazing B/W.
Merry Christmas
My friend

25 Dec 2010 10:24am

PATRICK from miramas, France

merry christmas

25 Dec 2010 10:28am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Stroke of Lights: sensational, Merry Christmas Mariana x

25 Dec 2010 10:52am

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Nice shot ! Well done !

25 Dec 2010 11:21am

Morten Pedersen from Norway

Merry Christmas.

25 Dec 2010 11:22am

jhcibils from Berlin, Germany

very nice nightscape! Merry Christmas

25 Dec 2010 11:38am

@jhcibils: sunset time, not night shot .

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Wonderful b&w.

25 Dec 2010 11:49am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Really cool !!

25 Dec 2010 1:04pm

pixator from kerman, Iran

Interesting B&W !

25 Dec 2010 1:33pm

Mireia from France

Wow, this is a strong BW, very dramatic and with a fantastic edition.
I like it so much.
Merry Christmas Mariana :)

25 Dec 2010 1:44pm

amirreza from tehran, Iran

Barbara u r the best;)
Realy i said congratulations to u for photography
I've seen the evolution of your last two years
Be succesfull

25 Dec 2010 2:32pm

@amirreza: thx Amireza . What about your photography evolution ? he he

Andy Wong from Hong Kong, China

Merry Christmas !

25 Dec 2010 2:58pm

amirreza from tehran, Iran

I mean your photograpy evolution
You are perfect at the first

25 Dec 2010 3:04pm

Katalog Stron from Brno, Czech Republic

nice shot ,great compo,bravo
wish all the best

25 Dec 2010 3:04pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Absolutely a beautiful landscape photo in b/w

25 Dec 2010 3:16pm

pascale from Brussels, Belgium

wonderful picture marianna
merry Xmas

25 Dec 2010 3:20pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

exquisite silhouettes

25 Dec 2010 3:35pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Beautiful bw landscape! Love the sky!
Merry Christmas!

25 Dec 2010 3:56pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

A very beautiful and impressing landscape! Gorgeous M.!

25 Dec 2010 3:57pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A gorgeous shot of this cold and snowy countryside. Love it.

25 Dec 2010 4:08pm

Jacqueline from Montréal, Canada

beautiful B&W, looks like an etching ! Very good use of the contrasts !

25 Dec 2010 4:39pm

amateuRobert from Budapest, Hungary

Boldog Karácsonyt !

25 Dec 2010 5:18pm

klauSZ from Kufstein, Austria

POWWW! What great texture in B/W!
I like this compositon of clouds and light and the shape of the horizon!!
Respect!!! Great!

25 Dec 2010 5:23pm

Steve from Sonoma, United States

Nice textures.. very stark

25 Dec 2010 5:31pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Superb dear Mariana! Best regards, Adela

25 Dec 2010 5:45pm

Adrian from Wakefield, United Kingdom

beautiful. Thank you Mariana for the pleasure you’ve given me from the work you have posted, and thank you for supporting my own work via your continued viewing and comments. Happy Christmas

25 Dec 2010 6:24pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A beautiful scene. The foreground is so good, almost dancing in movement. Merry Christmas!

25 Dec 2010 6:42pm

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France


25 Dec 2010 7:09pm

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France


25 Dec 2010 7:10pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

beautiful, great compo!

25 Dec 2010 7:25pm

Frida from Sweden

I like the texture in the field. Happy Holidays!

25 Dec 2010 7:52pm

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

Great contrasts and tones. You can almost feel the field.

Happy Christmas and good health to you.

25 Dec 2010 8:09pm

luwi from Innsbruck, Austria

wow! just a great photo, i like the well balanced contrast,
merry christmas

25 Dec 2010 8:26pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

I love this, light, detail, mood: top notch! Merry Christmas to you!

25 Dec 2010 8:52pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

¿pero también sabes hacer estas cosas?......eres grande mariana, muy grande..................*****

un beso pablo

25 Dec 2010 9:30pm

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran


25 Dec 2010 10:01pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Gorgeous stark light and contrasts in b&w! Wishing you and yours all the best..holidays filled with laughter and light.

25 Dec 2010 10:07pm

philip earl from hood river, United States

soo Good ~ just Beautiful !!

25 Dec 2010 10:09pm

Nicolas from Switzerland


Fantastique image et cpatag,e quel rendu quel effet, une merveille, superbe.

Merci et belle fêtes

25 Dec 2010 10:18pm

elena from Turin, Italy

great capture mariana! happy holidaY!

25 Dec 2010 10:26pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Wonderful landscape Mariana.

25 Dec 2010 10:48pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

So beautiful! Merry Christmas!

25 Dec 2010 11:25pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Outstanding image. Happy Holidays!

26 Dec 2010 3:08am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Wonderfully processed! One is almost expecting a miracle to happen....

26 Dec 2010 6:36am

cristina from Barcelona (Catalunya), Spain

muy bonita la composición y el tratamiento! felicidades
y felices fiestas

26 Dec 2010 10:28am

Franz from Baden, Austria

fantastic light and contrasts! love the corn stalks in the white field, and the silver clouds! looks very cold, though!

26 Dec 2010 10:38am

PeteR from London, United Kingdom


26 Dec 2010 10:55am

domlortha from Roanne, France

Fantastic BW! I like the composition, the shapes and the silhouettes! And the clouds in the sky!! Huge!
Have a nice day.

26 Dec 2010 2:58pm

Ken from United States

Terrific BW and those clouds! WOWsa! Hope you had a Happy Holiday season!!!

26 Dec 2010 3:30pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Merry Christmas Mariana - I hope you are having a wonderful christmas holiday.

26 Dec 2010 6:20pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Un N&B véritablement exceptionnel.

26 Dec 2010 8:36pm

@tce76: thanks ;)

JCJ from Troyes, France

great dark area in the middle, amazing mood

27 Dec 2010 1:01am

@JCJ: so, u like dark area in the middle ? how funny :)) what about foreground , what about sky, what about complete compo ? what about mood and technical side of the image ?????

larans from Lund, Sweden

Wonderful sunset landscape in bw. Your technique in capturing so beautiful and fantastic photos are at it´s best here.

27 Dec 2010 8:09am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India


27 Dec 2010 8:35am

Ekios from Une des trois iles du Salut, Guyana

Very nice B&W :)

27 Dec 2010 8:47am

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifiques silhouettes, et très beau noir et blanc contrasté.

27 Dec 2010 9:33am

Rue Du Lavoir from France

Wooaaa. Quelle prise, quelle traitement...
Une photo très réussie.

27 Dec 2010 10:25am

Journey Photographic from Australia

This is great - so many details to catch my attention, from the lines and shapes in the foreground to the wonderful sky.

27 Dec 2010 11:22am

PAPOU from paris, France

Une magnifique féérie.

27 Dec 2010 6:15pm

@PAPOU: thanks Papou ;) nice to hear from you ;)

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Hey... that's really pretty!

28 Dec 2010 12:56am

Rafa from Madrid, Spain


28 Dec 2010 6:16am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

The texture of the clouds is superb in this beautiful winter B&W shot Mariana! Definitely 5-stars! Bravo! ;-)

28 Dec 2010 4:55pm

David Crane from Los Angeles, United States

A beautiful image.

29 Dec 2010 6:56am

Véro from Savoie, France

wonderful pic , my favourite of the day !

29 Dec 2010 7:07am

yvanmarn from Slovenia

Beautiful photo and a very impressive blog! Congratulations!

29 Dec 2010 5:06pm

@yvanmarn: thanks . you blog is great too , but we apparently have a different interest in photography !

asemane from tehran, Iran

subtle look.merry Christmas.

30 Dec 2010 10:36am

Anita Pena from Bretagne, France

Waouh ! mes yeux se régalent.....

2 Jan 2011 5:23pm

larhune64 from AHETZE, France

Magnifique paysage , une belle lumière et un contraste qui donne de la peche à ce noir et blanc

8 Jan 2011 9:05pm

1/500 second
ISO 200
110 mm