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Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/250 second F/5.6 ISO 400 155 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

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Excellent Mariana - the processing along with the shadow lend a very surreal feeling to this image. Fantastic work!

19 Nov 2011 5:36am

Z from Shanghai, China

Nice b&w! Interestingly it looks like two shadows are playing the trampoline:)

19 Nov 2011 6:53am

Chantal from Netherlands

crteative processing

19 Nov 2011 6:57am

@Chantal: pretty much without processing, just one magic scene ;)

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Ce N&B est excellent ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

19 Nov 2011 7:20am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5****

19 Nov 2011 7:42am

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

une tres belle création, le jeu préféré de mes enfants, bonne journée

19 Nov 2011 8:07am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

I feel like I watch a scene from the Dream of a Summer Night ... Hermia and Lysander run in the forest! Beware Puck!

19 Nov 2011 8:13am

@Christian Richer: i felt the same while watching these two girls in their play .. i almost forgot to click ;)

johbont from rotterdam, Netherlands

it seems a sketch/ well done

19 Nov 2011 8:14am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

excellent work
great lovely shot

19 Nov 2011 8:24am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super processing

19 Nov 2011 8:49am

@Nigel: pretty much an original image ! thx !

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

magic gestures

19 Nov 2011 9:14am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Fun !

19 Nov 2011 9:15am

@Hiro: thx for this FUN comment ;)

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superb framing and excellent processing. A splendid result as always with you. Mariana beautiful day.

19 Nov 2011 9:37am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Lovely image, terrific processing

19 Nov 2011 9:50am

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

I like this almost-abstract take on the scene.

19 Nov 2011 10:13am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Great processing

19 Nov 2011 10:41am

@Willem: pretty much an original image :) just the effect of light, plastic around trampoline and dry trees !

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Le traitement est excellent, j'aime !

19 Nov 2011 10:43am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Great look the processing is cool

19 Nov 2011 10:43am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Like a painting ! Superb !

19 Nov 2011 10:52am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France


19 Nov 2011 12:09pm

Soheil from Tehran, Iran

nice shot
well done

19 Nov 2011 12:22pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

A very cool composition. So abstract to me. Thumbs up!

19 Nov 2011 12:26pm

Pedro Alves from Porto, Portugal

Strange and hard to "see". Almost "gostly"...

19 Nov 2011 1:12pm

@Pedro Alves: strange that i see everything - two happy girls on trampoline, protected by nylon all around trampoline. Dry trees around and sharp branches could be very dangerous .


fabulous shadow!
realy fanatastic shot

19 Nov 2011 1:23pm

Putter from Brugge, Belgium

Cool b&w! Looks almost surreal.

19 Nov 2011 1:29pm

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

A magic scene. The pleasure of the children...

19 Nov 2011 1:45pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

You can feel the absolute joy of their play in this shot Mariana! A magical moment captured! Bravo! ;-)

19 Nov 2011 1:46pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Texture, texture, wonderful dreamy texture.

19 Nov 2011 1:50pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

chasing shadows - delightful image

19 Nov 2011 2:08pm

@Jules: silhouette , not a shadow ;)

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Do you ever sit down? Your dedication is admirable ; ] best…jf

19 Nov 2011 2:47pm

@ordinaryimages: the biggest pleasure is sit down and transfer picture on a computer, after the memory card is full:)

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Carry more SD's more enjoyably...: D

19 Nov 2011 3:47pm

@PRASHANT: oh, do not worry . 273 folders in "My Pictures" folder with 24,676 images ! crazy, isn't it ?

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

That's great!!

19 Nov 2011 3:52pm

@PRASHANT: thanks ;)

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

Oh wait for me........,)
Very nice to do that:))
Well done
Have a nice sunday
:) Aly

19 Nov 2011 4:13pm

@Aly: only if you are 12 :)

Roman from Thiersee, Austria


19 Nov 2011 4:35pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

wonderful captured ! fun shot. very nice image...

19 Nov 2011 4:51pm

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon,, Canada

There almost seems to be a net covering the trampoline, its almost as if they are
on a bridge in the unknown, the tree is so real, the rest is one very beautiful fantasy !~

19 Nov 2011 5:14pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

SO beautiful. You have captured the spirit of play and youthful magical exuberance. Wonderful photography, Mariana.

19 Nov 2011 5:27pm

franz from Baden, Austria

fun between the trees ... lovely and full of life!

19 Nov 2011 5:36pm

Albert from Sweden, living in Hamburg, Germany

The framing together with the heavy treatment in BW give a very special feeling. Maybe... Like I'm looking back in the past... a moment in someones life... I think the branches and the tree in the front makes the spectator feeling stronger. I like the image.

19 Nov 2011 5:56pm

@Albert: I need to correct you : there is slightly treatment only :) thanks Albert

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

J'aime beaucoup l'ambiance furtive ici…

19 Nov 2011 6:01pm

Morten Pedersen from Norway

Lovely... give me your hand and we shall jump together.

19 Nov 2011 6:14pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

beautiful composition, the shadows and reality, brave Marian

19 Nov 2011 6:50pm

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Another great image poem by you. Pure joy.

19 Nov 2011 7:01pm

Kat from Lorraine, France

Beautiful composition and treatment !

19 Nov 2011 7:09pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The netting around the trampoline lends an other worldly look to the scene. Lovely work.

19 Nov 2011 7:45pm

R.J.Dee from Ettlingen, Germany

Reminds me to Willy De Ville's song : Running through the Jungle

19 Nov 2011 8:23pm

@R.J.Dee: hey stranger :) it is so nice to hear from you again :) Love this song so I added a link to your comment . MAny thanks Ralf !

Oscar from BCN, Spain

Jeux d'enfants! J'adore

19 Nov 2011 8:30pm

Sien from Valkenswaard, Netherlands

Excellent image Mariana
Beautiful treatment and very nice composition

Grz Sien

19 Nov 2011 9:08pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Just beautiful. Makes me smile. Being so carefree and happy. Wonderful image and great processing!

20 Nov 2011 1:55am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

DSuper vue de ces enfants qui njouent, une meveille

20 Nov 2011 4:33am

Mandar from Kudal, India

U have Gr8 vision...for Gr8 observations...which gives u Gr8 shots like this one....

20 Nov 2011 4:37am

cajera from France

Sur le trampoline
on y danse
on y danse
tous en rond
Le traitement de l'image donne un aspect irréel

20 Nov 2011 11:51am

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

This is a cool photo Mariana!!!

20 Nov 2011 12:16pm

@Richard Geven: I think it is a gorgeous image, Richard, if one can imagine this scene in a real ! thanks !

Lacroux from Aubergenville, France

Une image onirique de l'enfance.
Bon début de semaine.

20 Nov 2011 4:27pm

STEED from D, France

Happiness in a"Clic"......Love this !!!!

20 Nov 2011 9:12pm

Laurie from Prescott, United States

Wonderful in B & W! Looks like a pen and ink sketch.

20 Nov 2011 10:07pm

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

I love the way their arms are out and the harmony between them, light with out a care in the world long may their childhood be like that

21 Nov 2011 7:37am

Paldino from Fort Myers, United States

B&W Beauty! Looks like a girl playing tag with her shadow. ***** STARS!

21 Nov 2011 11:12am

@Paldino: thanks Paldino!

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

I like the use of shallow DOF here..... nicely done

23 Nov 2011 6:42pm

@Magda: thanks Magda for visiting !

domlortha from Roanne, France

Nice work, looks like a surrealistic vision. Nicely done.
Have a nice day.

30 Nov 2011 11:04am

rian from Vestavia Hills, United States

very surreal.. like a girl playing with her shadow.. nice capture..

6 Dec 2011 4:37am

1/250 second
ISO 400
155 mm