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The Untouchable Sky

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/1250 second F/4.0 ISO 80 6 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

max from Verneuil sur Seine, France

Terex or T Rex ? that's the question. Great sky and great shot

15 Jun 2011 5:19am

dr pankaj shukla from panaji, India

Great sky ! Great rendering too .. !

15 Jun 2011 5:54am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

oh ! best shot

15 Jun 2011 6:19am

JacklineG from Béarn, France

Une lumière et un ciel somptueux ! Bravo ! Bonne journée Mariana

15 Jun 2011 6:19am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Wow! very stunning image, I think we can go to heaven with this scale, is the effect that gives me your photo. Superb !!!!!! Mariana nice day.

15 Jun 2011 6:27am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

The human genre has always been keen catching the clouds in the sky whatever the meanings.
Great picture.

15 Jun 2011 7:09am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

storng B&W

15 Jun 2011 8:26am

Isa from France

Il pointe son nez dans les nuages ....

15 Jun 2011 8:40am

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Nice b&w shot !

15 Jun 2011 9:13am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Beautiful Sky....

15 Jun 2011 9:21am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

An exceptionally fine photograph . . your images are often so powerful in content that we might easily overlook the fact that you are an accomplished photographer in a technical sense, too.

15 Jun 2011 9:56am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Ton ciel est magnifique ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

15 Jun 2011 10:11am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Nice, great POV. Clouds are special

15 Jun 2011 10:17am

Oscar from BCN, Spain

Very strong Sky... Amaizing Clouds!

15 Jun 2011 10:40am

Sam from Chennai, India

Great POV. Beautiful sky. Fabulous B&W shot. Love it :)

15 Jun 2011 11:42am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great title and fantastic image. Love the big sky and b&w treatment!

15 Jun 2011 12:04pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

the sky texture is good looking.

15 Jun 2011 12:15pm

kgoks from Kanagawa, Japan

great camera angle!

15 Jun 2011 12:20pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Oh, Mariana, this is just a magnificent perspective and beautiful concentration using the clouds in a super way!! A masterful image in every way! I love this ;-)

15 Jun 2011 12:29pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Beautiful sky! Great camera angle!
Well done Mariana!

15 Jun 2011 12:34pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

An excellent perspective in this shot Mariana! Like a giant needle pointed at this ominous and threatening sky! Well done! ;-)

15 Jun 2011 1:19pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb sky ! A great picture !

15 Jun 2011 1:24pm

Z from Shanghai, China

perfect idea for the sharp triangle crane top comparing to the soft clouds above..there are some fantastic contrast within the scene...

15 Jun 2011 1:34pm

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Destination les étoiles !
Bonne journée lumineuse!

15 Jun 2011 1:39pm

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

It's such a brilliant angle. Wonderful.

15 Jun 2011 1:39pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Great dramatic effect.

15 Jun 2011 1:42pm

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Ter...rific! By dint of scraping, the crane tore the cotton from the sky! :)

15 Jun 2011 1:58pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Well seen and photographed with good matching title

15 Jun 2011 1:59pm

Andy Wong from Hong Kong, China

Wow, really amazing. Nice shot!

15 Jun 2011 2:22pm

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Fantástica imagen con un cielo verdaderamente espectacular.Buen trabajo Mariana.

15 Jun 2011 2:34pm

Harry from United States

Amazing, near infrared appearance of the sky and clouds. Your point of view makes the ladder seem to reach toward infinity.

15 Jun 2011 2:56pm

Jean-Luc from Bourg en Bresse, France

amazing sky , S ! Beautiful and so dramatic in W&B ! so if i want "climb to the sky" , i just have to call TEREXLIFT ? ;-)
Have a nice day , Kiss

15 Jun 2011 3:09pm

Emmeji from France

Waouh, quel superbe ciel !

15 Jun 2011 3:19pm

STEED from D, France

Impressive !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE IT !!!

15 Jun 2011 3:25pm

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

Fantastic image! Excellently noticed! Excellent composition!

15 Jun 2011 3:29pm

Max from Malta

Certainly not your best image. Good attempt though. Probably one of those moments in post production when you should have stepped back a little. I'm confident you'll be able correct in your next image.

15 Jun 2011 3:51pm

@Max: ah, my dear Max ... please provide your link, I would love to see this genie of Max from Malta who is able to comment like that ! And you know what ? I think this is an incredible image! !

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quels contraste, j'adroe ce ciels de moutons avec la tour qui file vers le haut, sueprbe.

15 Jun 2011 3:58pm

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

oh wow what a great shot! i just love that sky! :D

15 Jun 2011 4:01pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

very graphic pov of this crane, those are some pretty patterns in the sky too.. nice shot! :)

15 Jun 2011 4:08pm

Eric C. from France

I like the sky !! Great shot !!

15 Jun 2011 4:09pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

superbe compo, bien vu

15 Jun 2011 4:15pm

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

A nice title for this beautiful bw.
My excuses if I comment less on your images in the days to come, I have to look after my back which makes me suffer at the moment and spend least possible time in front of my screen.

15 Jun 2011 4:20pm

@Marie LC: Take care Marie and do not think of comments . I have been suffering very similar problem but my work is so much connected with computer that I cannot take other care but using medications !

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Cool shot and nice title - love the processing!

15 Jun 2011 4:50pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The sky is so beautiful in this image. That huge crane seems to be stretching as far as it can to touch it. If it had toes, it would be up on them. A super image in this wonderful B&W.

15 Jun 2011 5:42pm

missparis from France

Trop beau ce NB

15 Jun 2011 5:58pm

RonnyVee from Tielt, Belgium

Nothing wrong with this shot Mariana ! A good title and a good image of this hhhhigh crane!
I think you would have a great view on top of it! ;-)

15 Jun 2011 6:04pm

@RonnyVee: Ah, this anonymous Max cannot confuse me :) I feel there is nothing wrong with this image ! I even like it ! And with all my experience I already know which image is ok, which one is not . Comments are only an interesting communication between Am3 members, nothing else. If you like me I will like you , if not I do not like you either, no matter how your picture is good :)

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

As a child i allway wanted to touch the clouds.........and this perspective in combination is realy great Mariana!! But we have to go higher....

15 Jun 2011 6:11pm

alex centrella from California, United States

wow..fantastic shot ..

15 Jun 2011 6:25pm

Elsabe from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

Great capture. It truly gives you the feeling of an untouchable sky. Great angle. Well done.

15 Jun 2011 6:26pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

You can make just about anything look spectacular !

15 Jun 2011 6:27pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

I love it! Beautiful shot.

15 Jun 2011 6:56pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

impenetrable sky, wonderful, reminds me of john ford heaven, bravo Marian

15 Jun 2011 7:41pm

tataray from france, France

Ciel moutonneux extraordinaire, )

15 Jun 2011 7:45pm

Gérard Méry from Saint-Cyr sur Loire, France

On dirait une fusé quel ciel merveilleux

15 Jun 2011 8:04pm

skarlet from kerman, Iran

wow!! great capture! well done

15 Jun 2011 8:44pm

philippe from moselle, France

un très beau ciel , mais pour un soir d'éclipse de lune c'est pas l'idéal ;o) ...

15 Jun 2011 8:47pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

It is a fantastic shot, with this sky that indeed seems to sit within reach of this towering crane. I love the cloud textures and this feeling of a "bowl" or a dip in the whole sky as it floats above this scene.

15 Jun 2011 8:51pm

kerfendal from Paris, France

apocalypse ?

15 Jun 2011 8:54pm

@kerfendal: sure, if you think so ;)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

marvelous tones

15 Jun 2011 9:11pm

Paul van der Meer from Valkenswaard, Netherlands

this is more than brilliant!!!!!

15 Jun 2011 9:49pm

Dokmateo from madird, Spain

Excellent treatment..indeed an untouchable sky! regards! =)

15 Jun 2011 11:04pm

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

it looks almost like a rocket preparing for launch. in which case, it might touch the sky and continue beyond.

15 Jun 2011 11:44pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Just beautiful!

16 Jun 2011 12:52am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful composition! Great angle and so crisp. The sky is amazing!

16 Jun 2011 1:07am

bamboo-wst from Chigasaki, Japan

Beautiful shot! And The sky looks very spacious.

16 Jun 2011 4:51am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

buen punto de vista para este cielo!!

16 Jun 2011 1:28pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

Clever title and amazing cloudy sky. Wonderful composition!!!
Have a nice day.

17 Jun 2011 7:17pm

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

gorgeous sky!

18 Jun 2011 3:11am

larhune64 from AHETZE, France

Une contre plongée vertigineuse , le ciel est très beau

18 Jun 2011 8:29pm

apodromos from chalkida, Greece

I like this

20 Jun 2011 12:39am

Lacroux from Aubergenville, France

An arrow toward the unattainable beauty ...

20 Jun 2011 10:38am

@Lacroux: hey, thanks a lot for your visit , although you did not post a new picture :) very appreciated !

Riccardo from Rome, Italy


25 Jun 2011 1:39pm

@Riccardo: hey Riccardo, I really appreciate your visit of my page and all these comments :)

Véronique from Here & Now, France

Avec tes photos nous ne sommes vraiment pas loin d'atteindre le 7ème ciel ! :)
Mais ici, de te point de vue il n'a pas l'air très accueillant !!!
Bravo pour l'effet !

26 Jun 2011 7:31am

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/1250 second
ISO 80
6 mm