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Red Leash

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/500 second F/10.0 ISO 200 155 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

foto forté from Phoenix, United States

Love the contrast...and the lit by the sun read leash. And the hair (red) on the guy! Great job, Mariana:)

12 Jun 2011 5:13am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Oooooops, all I can see is red. Great job on this

12 Jun 2011 5:29am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

great darkness, set the mood right

12 Jun 2011 6:00am

fereshteh. from Iran


12 Jun 2011 6:03am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Bold, original silhouetting. The hair of the women complement very well with the fantastic lower part of the image.

12 Jun 2011 6:25am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

great shot

12 Jun 2011 7:07am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

They appear to be floating :) Dynamic contra jour

12 Jun 2011 7:55am

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

fantastique, j'adore *****

12 Jun 2011 7:55am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Only you can do this and do it so consistently well. I can hear most of us saying "I wanted to take a shot but it would have been straight into the light" !!

12 Jun 2011 7:56am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Very good, I love this!

12 Jun 2011 7:57am

Pascale. from La Bonneville sur Iton, France

splendid shot in a fantastic light! I love the lightened hair in the dark,and the black silhouettes of the leg in the light. Truly excellent!5*

12 Jun 2011 8:59am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5****

12 Jun 2011 9:05am

RonnyVee from Tielt, Belgium

You really have a good eye Mariana! Excellent light-painting.

12 Jun 2011 9:33am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Cool presentation. And I like the title, too.

12 Jun 2011 9:36am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Light fantastic, splendid composition. 5 *. Mariana nice day.

12 Jun 2011 10:03am

Eric C. from France

Superbe, this one !!

12 Jun 2011 10:36am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Amazing light! The red and the silhouettes go well together.
Well done Mariana!

12 Jun 2011 11:31am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Beautiful golden light

12 Jun 2011 11:56am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wonderful job with the light and silhouettes - beautiful Mariana!

12 Jun 2011 12:08pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Very forceful contre jour shot, I love it.

12 Jun 2011 12:13pm

Gobou from Bamako, Mali

Excellent PP work and formidable photo

12 Jun 2011 12:53pm

Roland from Manila, Philippines

even beautiful red outlines of silhouettes against the golden lights. lovely warm colors!

12 Jun 2011 1:00pm

Jacqueline from Montréal, Canada

Nice shot !!

12 Jun 2011 1:26pm

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Hey this is great Mariana....this morning i was outside to take photo's and all the birds where on the wrong side of the sun and allmost all the shots where with backlight.
The backlight is working great in this shot and the tiny stripes of color on top of the heads is realy fantastic!! also the legs of both people turning black against the background is fantastic!
Great shot lady;-)

12 Jun 2011 1:29pm

Amaia Badiola Elgezabal from Gernika, United Kingdom

Backlight impressive photo. Congratulations! thanks for commenting my photo:)

12 Jun 2011 2:01pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel effet et jeu de lumière superbe iamge et compo fantastique

12 Jun 2011 2:01pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Terrific lighting. The leash balances that!

12 Jun 2011 2:43pm

dr pankaj shukla from panaji, India

This image is stunning !
An image that tends to stay in my mind and come to the forefront time and again ..!

12 Jun 2011 3:46pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

From the delicate line of red border to the nuances of red silhouetted hair, shoulders, and the leash and bit of dog tail... just a divine dance for the eyes. This darkness meeting beautiful light makes for a great composition and result.

12 Jun 2011 4:21pm

@Rick: thanks Rick !

Sam from Chennai, India

Stunning image Wonderful composition and light. Well done. :)

12 Jun 2011 4:39pm

@Sam: thanks Sam !

marci from in, Morocco

fantastic play with light and shadow! really beautiful!

12 Jun 2011 4:54pm

Susan from Sausalito, United States

Beautiful light....and the outlines of their hair!

12 Jun 2011 5:19pm

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Nice image, we can forget the people and think of the light.

12 Jun 2011 5:43pm

@Phil David Morris 2011: forget people ? no way .... who will show you this beautiful light if not them ???

Ansie from Paarl, South Africa

An immediate 5 stars, the back lighting is great.

12 Jun 2011 5:58pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

A beautiful exposed picture, beautiful silhouettes

12 Jun 2011 6:25pm

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

Unique shot with terrific silhouettes.

12 Jun 2011 7:07pm

STEED from D, France

Great Mood........Love it ....

12 Jun 2011 7:58pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

nice work focusing on the shadows and silhouettes..

12 Jun 2011 8:14pm

Loukas from Ilioupolis, Greece

Just beautiful! I like very much these walking shadows

12 Jun 2011 8:36pm

Martin A. Mora from North Platte, United States

Hi Mariana :) Long time no see.. I dont have the chance to get on here often anymore, But I did today, and your my first stop. wanted to see what one of my Fav photographers was doing, and Im glad to see, you havnt missed a beat. still cutting edge beautiful photography :)

12 Jun 2011 9:00pm

Frida from Sweden

So well seen and I love the light like halos over their heads.

12 Jun 2011 9:44pm

Julie from Easton, United States

How interesting the lighting is!

13 Jun 2011 4:06am

Oscar from BCN, Spain

Super Backlight... J'adore

13 Jun 2011 7:08am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Beautiful image..Great.

13 Jun 2011 7:37am

Ddo from Verdun, France

Un tres beau contrejour d'ombre et d'or. Five stars

13 Jun 2011 8:16am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

This is fabulous

13 Jun 2011 9:46am

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

between darkness and light a beautiful image!

13 Jun 2011 7:00pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great capture and wonderful mood!

13 Jun 2011 7:43pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Matches that red hair! Absolutely cool!

13 Jun 2011 8:54pm

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

La lumière est exquise !

15 Jun 2011 10:16am

ehsan kamali from Iran


15 Jun 2011 12:47pm

larans from Lund, Sweden

A wonderful image with marvellous light. Great!

16 Jun 2011 11:51am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

stunning comp Mariana!

18 Jun 2011 3:08am

larhune64 from AHETZE, France

Belle composition , les ombres donnent beaucoup de force à la photo

18 Jun 2011 8:21pm

Lacroux from Aubergenville, France

I especially like the the lady's golden fringe of hair.
A good treatment of this image against the light.

20 Jun 2011 4:40pm

Véronique PEROTTO from Here & Now, France

Alors là Bravo ! C'est la lumière que tu as su "tenir en laisse" et avec quel talent !
Excellent Mariana.

26 Jun 2011 7:22am

1/500 second
ISO 200
155 mm