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"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

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wow, superb Mariana - the light's fantastic!

12 Nov 2011 5:04am

johbont from rotterdam, Netherlands

daring backlight photo/ well done with the shadow

12 Nov 2011 5:36am

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Excellent! Wonderful lights

12 Nov 2011 5:57am

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon,, Canada

Magnificent lighting supports this bicycle in mid air, its a beautiful scene , and I
imagine you have found many opportunities here.

12 Nov 2011 6:09am

@Phil David Morris 2011: a lot of opportunities, with light at sunset time, and building itself is so cool ;) thx Phil !

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

magnificent composition in this brilliant backlit Mariana great image!

12 Nov 2011 6:12am

Véronique from Here & Now, France

Hyper wonderful !!!
Tu nous étonnera toujours

12 Nov 2011 6:39am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Seagrams makes a fine backdrop for this person and his shadow crossing the street in tandem. :-)
The rider almost seems not to be touching the ground. Fine catch !!

12 Nov 2011 7:47am

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Gorgeous composition Mariana.

12 Nov 2011 7:55am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super shot

12 Nov 2011 8:20am

Victoria from Sweden

Wow!!! Very nice picture!

12 Nov 2011 8:23am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Great night shot. Stupid thought but I wonder if they leave their left-over for the homeless?

12 Nov 2011 8:23am

ehsan kamaly from bojnord, Iran

you use shadow good,
nice shot

12 Nov 2011 8:46am

Morten Pedersen from Norway

Great light and I like the man on the bicycle.

12 Nov 2011 9:15am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

a levitating cyclist. I knew bikes were getting lighter but....:)

12 Nov 2011 9:25am

@grouser: yes, a levitating cyclist is what I loved the most when saw picture on computer ! thx !

Mandar from Kudal, India

Gr8 Lights..... Gr8 Perspective...

12 Nov 2011 9:34am

Chantal from Netherlands

what I like most, is the low angle.

12 Nov 2011 9:46am

d.apskos from Orléans, France

Très bel effet....composition toujours aussi bien "lèchée".

12 Nov 2011 10:05am

Oscar from BCN, Spain

super ligtht, and i ilike the shadow. Have a nice dAY

12 Nov 2011 10:15am

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Bravo !! I Like the light !

12 Nov 2011 10:40am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Wonderful light and angle of view

12 Nov 2011 11:00am

Pedro Alves from Porto, Portugal

Great compo. Like the way you solved the light problem. It worked out great!

12 Nov 2011 11:04am

fereshteh. from Iran

Wonderful light ,beautiful b/w

12 Nov 2011 11:12am

/\/\ ! /\/ /\ from Tehran, Iran

The sun as a spotlight at the cyclist in the middle of urban life!!! Great capture!!!
like it very much :-)
best of luck

12 Nov 2011 11:47am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Perfect composition and light processing !

12 Nov 2011 11:50am


wonderful shadoW!
nice shot

12 Nov 2011 11:52am

Z from Shanghai, China

Very interesting shadow:)

12 Nov 2011 12:30pm

Frida from Sweden

Creative and bold use of back light. Well done.

12 Nov 2011 12:39pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Wonderful composition. The shower of backlight, the partial silhouette & shadow of the bike rider, the street arrow pointing in the opposite direction & the tension of the oncoming car. Fantastic.

12 Nov 2011 12:41pm

PATRICK from miramas, France


12 Nov 2011 1:14pm

vaFA from tehran, Iran

Wow!fantastic photo.nice b/w.well done.

12 Nov 2011 1:25pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

quel éclairage, quel ombre déformée du cycliste, sueprbe compo et réalisation.

Bravo et belle soirée

12 Nov 2011 1:26pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Great gesture! best…jf

12 Nov 2011 1:43pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

NIce again! A great work with high light!
Have a nice day.

12 Nov 2011 2:03pm

Megha from Mumbai, India

Nice composition and nice use of light

12 Nov 2011 2:08pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Excellent timing to catch this beautiful light splash and shadow of the cyclist. Hard booze makes photo magic! ;)

12 Nov 2011 2:19pm

franz from Baden, Austria

as light and airy as it can be - magnificent compo and fascinating details (like the "levitating" bike that has been mentioned before, but also the stop sign that seems to say "know when to stop" ... ;-))

12 Nov 2011 2:34pm

STEED from D, France

A nice and original compo......Love it !!!!

12 Nov 2011 2:34pm

arvin from sari, Iran

Very nice...

12 Nov 2011 2:44pm

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

excellent light and shadows in this great shot

12 Nov 2011 3:07pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

Superbe composition , bravo

12 Nov 2011 3:37pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

The light gives the shot a wonderful and somewhat surreal feel Mariana! The cyclist seems to be floating in mid air! Well done! ;-)

12 Nov 2011 4:02pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Hervorragend im Licht und in den Schatten.

12 Nov 2011 4:02pm

Laurie from Prescott, United States

Good Canadian Whiskey! Great capture.

12 Nov 2011 4:39pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Shadow and light are beautiful in this picture

12 Nov 2011 4:44pm

Val37 from Tours, France

Just the difference between look and the see with the photographe'eyes !

12 Nov 2011 4:44pm

Mathew D'sa from Goa, India

Beautiful use of black and white for this scene. Love it !!

12 Nov 2011 4:47pm

Dana from Tarzana, CA,, United States


12 Nov 2011 4:51pm

Paldino from Fort Myers, United States

This is fantastic!

12 Nov 2011 5:15pm

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

Excellent !

12 Nov 2011 5:17pm

Kat from Lorraine, France

Wonderful light and shadow !

12 Nov 2011 5:41pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb composition with the cyclist and the light .

12 Nov 2011 5:50pm

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

J'aime cette très belle lumière qui projette l'ombre du cycliste

12 Nov 2011 5:51pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Beautiful light and shadows, I love Seagrams! Great mood!

12 Nov 2011 6:02pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A very interesting lighting here/

12 Nov 2011 6:39pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

superb light and shadow

12 Nov 2011 7:19pm

oncho from granada, Spain

Fantastic scene and light

12 Nov 2011 7:24pm

bahman parandin from kermanshah, Iran

real art.great moment.

12 Nov 2011 7:32pm

Sien from Valkenswaard, Netherlands

Wonderful lights, well done Mariana

Gr Sien

12 Nov 2011 8:03pm

THeoF from Emden, Germany

a fantastic light that displays the bicycler

12 Nov 2011 9:04pm

gootchai from Belgium


12 Nov 2011 9:25pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

I really like that refletions, great captured !

13 Nov 2011 3:01am

cajera from France

Mais, il ne prend pas la bonne direction ce cycliste.
Très beau jeu de lumière et d'ombre.
Bises Mariana

13 Nov 2011 8:32am

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

This one is perfect Mariana!!! I love the backlight in this photo and the fantastic mood it gives....

13 Nov 2011 12:43pm

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Wow, love the light in this and that big arrow in the foregound and the cyclist in the air

13 Nov 2011 5:33pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Working backwards - I love the shadow in this one...the light! So different when processed in b&w!

13 Nov 2011 6:38pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

The shadow and the contrasts excellent. Great processing!

13 Nov 2011 9:33pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Wonderfully composed with that arrow and flaring sunlight.

13 Nov 2011 10:14pm

Agus Haryono from Mataram, Indonesia

wow, excellent shot.

14 Nov 2011 12:17am

Bhushan from kudal, India

Wow!! Excellent!!

14 Nov 2011 2:09am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Jolie lumière

14 Nov 2011 6:45am

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Une lumière que j'adore!

14 Nov 2011 8:41pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Super light catching the rider and casting a fine shadow. I like that big left turn arrow in the composition, too.

16 Nov 2011 9:34pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India


18 Nov 2011 9:56am

apodromos from chalkida, Greece

the deepest darkness and the strongest light make the rope for the human figure ...... acrobat
tough contrasted, balanced image .

20 Nov 2011 4:00pm

1/500 second
ISO 200
75 mm