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Blue Dress

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

Gobou from Bamako, Mali

A little masterpiece - bravo, the blue dress is really fantastic

7 Jun 2011 5:18am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Fantastic! I like very much this processing of an absolutely beautiful image!

7 Jun 2011 5:53am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendid work desaturation of colors, a sublime image. 5 *. Mariana nice day.

7 Jun 2011 5:58am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

This is a masterful composition and play of light and texture.
This little girl's blue dress is charming.
Just a thought .... I think I would have let that dress remain the only focus in blue. :-)

7 Jun 2011 5:58am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Joli contre jour ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

7 Jun 2011 6:16am

Oscar from BCN, Spain

Fantastic light and transparency. Super bicrhome. congratulation for this shot

7 Jun 2011 6:17am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wonderful capture !

7 Jun 2011 6:32am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Lovely shot ! Fantastic composition and great creativity ! Phil

7 Jun 2011 6:35am

STEED from D, France

Fabulous !!!!!!!!!!!!!

7 Jun 2011 6:46am

PATRICK from miramas, France


7 Jun 2011 6:48am

cristoF from montbéliard, France

ah oui génial ,ces quelques touche de bleue!
bravo pour cette superbe photo!

7 Jun 2011 7:08am



7 Jun 2011 7:16am

Lacroux from Aubergenville, France

What delicate touches of blue in these children's games perfectly photographed.
A real pleasure to discover your photos every morning.

7 Jun 2011 7:47am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Delightfully done

7 Jun 2011 7:51am

Jean-Luc from Bourg en Bresse, France

Awesome and fresh composition , S ! the blue dress and the attitude of the young girl are magic ! Bravo ;-)

7 Jun 2011 7:54am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Mmmh, good and impactful processing....

7 Jun 2011 8:12am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Wonderful creation....with full of energy....Great.

7 Jun 2011 8:38am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

awesome use of the backlight

7 Jun 2011 8:47am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Splendid ! Somptuous light !

7 Jun 2011 8:53am


Impactante !

7 Jun 2011 9:13am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Excellent processing. I love light also

7 Jun 2011 9:15am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Fantastic light and tones!

7 Jun 2011 9:51am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Very clever and inspiring work . . adverse light holds no fear for you ! Love it.

7 Jun 2011 9:51am

Katherine from Aberystwyth, United Kingdom

Just wonderful.

7 Jun 2011 9:59am

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful light and colours. Excellent processing. Very creative image. Love it :)

7 Jun 2011 10:05am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Fantastic, I love this

7 Jun 2011 10:30am

Rayak from Paris, France


7 Jun 2011 10:32am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Great impressive selective saturation.

7 Jun 2011 11:10am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

très jolie image avec un superbe contre jour en transparence !!

7 Jun 2011 11:15am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful summertime image Mariana! Well seen and captured! ;-)

7 Jun 2011 11:39am

JacklineG from Béarn, France

Magnifique cette lumière, ce mouvement, et cette désat partielle ! Superbe Mariana ! Bonne journée

7 Jun 2011 11:51am

Florence from Paris, France

Extraordinary lights and contrasts. One can bet for a mono but no. I really love the way such powerful hight lights can reveal such detail.

7 Jun 2011 12:07pm

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

This is a delight Mariana!

7 Jun 2011 12:37pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

magnifique 5*

7 Jun 2011 1:06pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

... and water. Great work, Matiana.

7 Jun 2011 2:07pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Spectacular! I love the little pops of blue!

7 Jun 2011 2:25pm

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

hi mariana, an awesome shot with this "spotlight" on this little girl coverd by this so appealing blue permeable shimmering little dress! now, i have to stop swarming ;-)

7 Jun 2011 2:46pm

foto forté from Phoenix, United States

Great photo, Mariana. It gives this monochrome feel and then there is the blue dress....draws you right in to the photograph. And as another viewer said, the water and sun combine to provide a seeming spotlight on the girl. Really very good.

7 Jun 2011 3:04pm

@foto forté: thx Forte :) I loved your today's portrait !

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

fantastique !!!!!!!!!!

7 Jun 2011 3:13pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Excellent processing
Lovely photographed with beautiful light.

7 Jun 2011 3:25pm

Pascale. from La Bonneville sur Iton, France

wonderful! I love the light,the atmosphere,the blue and its transparency,this is so beautiful!

7 Jun 2011 3:35pm

RonnyVee from Tielt, Belgium

Very dynamic and playful! I like the blue touch.

7 Jun 2011 4:00pm

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

The light, focus and blue ... I like it very much.

7 Jun 2011 4:05pm

Emmeji from France

Belle atmosphère !

7 Jun 2011 4:16pm

dr pankaj shukla from panaji, India

Oh ! What a glorious image ! The interraction between the spray and the light is indeed awesome !

7 Jun 2011 4:25pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Superb back-lit scene.

7 Jun 2011 4:30pm

kerfendal from Paris, France

a nice backlit full of freshness

7 Jun 2011 4:50pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Génail effet, que l'eau peut faire jouer et rafraîchir superbe jeune fille avec ce jet.

7 Jun 2011 5:10pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Good shot.

7 Jun 2011 6:06pm

@Look from Nivelles, Belgium

Nice contrasted composition, full of life !
Kind regards

7 Jun 2011 6:09pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Nice silhouette.

7 Jun 2011 6:19pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Beautiful street scene! Always lovely to see children laughing and at play.
Well seen Mariana!

7 Jun 2011 6:36pm

RSB from United States

That takes tremendous camera skills. Well done!

7 Jun 2011 6:56pm

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Beautiful and mysterious.

7 Jun 2011 7:10pm

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

Wonderful instant!

7 Jun 2011 7:22pm

Monik from PARIS, France

Un contre-jour vraiment magnifique. BRAVISSIMO!!!

7 Jun 2011 7:32pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

well done. wonderful light

7 Jun 2011 7:32pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

The blue adds a beautiful touch - looks like she's having fun! :-)

7 Jun 2011 7:33pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

Marian you a world of sensations
I grow up I want to be like you

7 Jun 2011 7:49pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Wonderful. It seems to be a day for spraying water shots. Cheers,

7 Jun 2011 7:51pm

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

.........i love the color in your shot Mariana!!!! Fantastic light and contrast!!

7 Jun 2011 7:59pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Spectacular! Beautiful silhouettes and wonderful selective color that I really enjoy.

7 Jun 2011 8:25pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

The magic of summer fun for children. Beautifully made.

7 Jun 2011 8:42pm

Loukas from Ilioupolis, Greece

So nice! The light creates a fantastic blue outline.

7 Jun 2011 8:47pm

Gérard Méry from Saint-Cyr sur Loire, France

Excellent ce contre jour avec les touches bleues

7 Jun 2011 9:04pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A fantastic summertime image with super effective blue highlighting and such a nice detail on this spray. I feel refreshed just looking at it!

7 Jun 2011 9:10pm

Dokmateo from madird, Spain

A very genius composition and treatment Mariana! two thumbs up and a 5*!!!

7 Jun 2011 11:32pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

A beautiful capture!!!!

8 Jun 2011 1:44am

kgoks from Kanagawa, Japan

wonderful! pleasure comes even if it does not show an expression.

8 Jun 2011 1:47am

Kenneth Lee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

That is pure awesome ! :)

8 Jun 2011 3:35am

Ddo from Verdun, France

Une tres jolie transparence

8 Jun 2011 8:02am

Eric C. from France

Yes great shot, great treatement !

8 Jun 2011 9:21am

Roland from Manila, Philippines

magical lighting...5-star-shot!...

8 Jun 2011 12:41pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautifully composed as she creates her own silhouette against the water spray in the background. I love how the blue dress stands out here.

9 Jun 2011 2:39am

guillaume from Paris, France

Transparency and magical !

9 Jun 2011 9:14pm

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

like it. :)

10 Jun 2011 6:49am

domlortha from Roanne, France

Excellent play with transparency and colours. Really beautiful scene and picture. I like it.

11 Jun 2011 11:58am

Ranita Imposible from Palma de Mallorca, Spain


16 Jun 2011 9:37am

1/500 second
ISO 200
75 mm