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The Road of Life

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/320 second F/8.0 ISO 400 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

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria


26 Nov 2011 5:24am

sunstonemaria from California, United States

absolutely amazing long shadows! beautiful simplicity!

26 Nov 2011 5:47am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Wow...suppose we'll have a walker full of camera gear one day ; ] best…jf

26 Nov 2011 5:52am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A superb shot on many levels...A striking angle, love the tree which remeinds me of a 'tree of life.'
Dramatic shadows...they couldn't be better, topped with their individual hats.

26 Nov 2011 6:01am

Francisco Romer from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Terrific! The shades and light add an impacting and delightful drama to the scene.

26 Nov 2011 6:19am

Duck Island Guy from Off the Coast, United States

Very, very, very COOL!!

26 Nov 2011 6:22am

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Excellent picture. To my mind comes a book title: " as a driven leaf"

26 Nov 2011 6:22am

Chantal from Netherlands

marvelous POV

26 Nov 2011 6:26am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Excellent. The ambiance created by the shadow of the tree is fabulous.
The two persons and their long sadows are the strong graphic element of the shot.
One of your best works.

26 Nov 2011 7:57am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A bold tick in every box for this : wonderful observation, interpretation and composition. And, of course, a superb Five Star image.

26 Nov 2011 8:05am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Wow! Great work!

26 Nov 2011 8:26am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

On of your best and should be in your show.

26 Nov 2011 8:38am

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Beautiful !! You must organize a exposure in your city with your best pictures, if you didn't do it already of course :-)
I like the frame of this one and the tones, nothing to add !

26 Nov 2011 9:06am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

stunning POV and perspective to get those amazing long shadows - great shot

26 Nov 2011 9:11am

Mandar from Kudal, India

Wat a shot.....5*************** Excellent Composition......n Perspective too...Hats off.

26 Nov 2011 9:39am

PATRICK from miramas, France


26 Nov 2011 9:40am

Mhelene from Paris, France

A fantastic composition ! Really superb !

26 Nov 2011 9:46am

Morten Pedersen from Norway

Great view and I like the shadows.

26 Nov 2011 10:02am

Yves from Isserpent, France

Follow his shadow, superb.

26 Nov 2011 10:08am

Stéphane Thémèze from Paris, France

And lots of wrinkles on the way it seems!
Nice graphism and shadow...ahead of thel. Is that a good omen?!

Good day to U Mariana

26 Nov 2011 10:15am

@Stéphane Thémèze: wrinkles = rough days :) thx Stephane !

Pedro Alves from Porto, Portugal

Where the hell were you standing ?
Fantastic photo! Love the textures.

26 Nov 2011 10:19am

@Pedro Alves: on my balcony :)

RonnyVee from Belgium

Very nice and artistic picture, Mariana!
The shadows seem to have there own life here.
-Sorry, not much time to comment these days-

26 Nov 2011 10:22am

@RonnyVee: whenever you have time have a look ! I do not collect comments. Good fotos on Am3 are benefit for all those who love photography and willing to learn more.

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Wonderful shadows and textures from this dramatic viewpoint

26 Nov 2011 10:26am

Mully from Carmarthenshire, Wales., United Kingdom

A terrific image Mariana.....Wonderful.

26 Nov 2011 10:55am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A nice framing

26 Nov 2011 11:35am

@Calusarus: yes, very nice, I agree :)

STEED from D, France

The City never sleeps.................The photographers no more...........I LOVE !!!

26 Nov 2011 11:55am

Kat from Lorraine, France

wonderful shot !

26 Nov 2011 12:38pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Lovely textures in the asphalt to compliment these long shadows. Wonderful POV Mariana!

26 Nov 2011 12:41pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful image. Excellent POV. Lovely :)

26 Nov 2011 12:53pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Fantastic angle and drama, Mariana, with these long shadows! Love the textures as well.

26 Nov 2011 12:57pm

Lydia.Dd from de partout et de nulle part, France

Wow ! That's great ! The shadows are fantastic , excellent Mariana ! *****

26 Nov 2011 1:18pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Definitely 5*.

26 Nov 2011 1:37pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Excellent high angle view in this shot Mariana! The long shadows are wonderful! ;-)

26 Nov 2011 1:45pm

johbont from rotterdam, Netherlands

playing well with shadow/ silhouette
very good indeed

26 Nov 2011 2:03pm

Z from Shanghai, China

A deep photo..a story written by shadows

26 Nov 2011 3:17pm

oncho from granada, Spain


26 Nov 2011 3:26pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Shadows and light are fantastic

26 Nov 2011 3:29pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A beautiful image! I love the long shadows and the textures in road. 5*'s!

26 Nov 2011 3:32pm

mimbi from tehran, Iran

Unique shot
Very good angle and composition.
I watched this again and again...
shadow of trees are harmonic with land's crevice

26 Nov 2011 4:09pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

noch ein Herbstblatt übrig geblieben? Wunderbar das Licht auf die beiden Personen und die langen Schatten
sind hervorragend. 5*

26 Nov 2011 4:47pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Sooo Amizing...very nice captured !

26 Nov 2011 4:57pm

alex centrella from California, United States

fantastic ishadows ..

26 Nov 2011 5:07pm

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Great shot. Wonderful shadows. Have a nice evening Mariana

26 Nov 2011 5:48pm

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I love ! 5*

26 Nov 2011 6:00pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle compo et iamge superbe réaléisation fantastique compo avecce jeu d'ombre et lumières, grandisoe.

Bravo et belle soirée

26 Nov 2011 6:02pm

Sien from Valkenswaard, Netherlands

Beautiful ... nice long shadows
Very cleverly mapped Mariana!

Grz Sien

26 Nov 2011 6:35pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

The perfect point of view for this photo Mariana!! Wow...look at the old road in combination with the two old people............This realy is the road of life dear!!!

26 Nov 2011 6:41pm

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Una compo sorprendente y realmente original.Saludos Mariana.

26 Nov 2011 6:58pm

philippe from moselle, France

Encore une photo qui sort du lot, j'adore !!!

26 Nov 2011 7:03pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A very beautiful story you're telling here, Mariana. For some the road is long and hard and for others not so much. Superb light, shadows, and perspective.

26 Nov 2011 7:40pm

Laurie from Prescott, United States

Beautiful - shadows, texture, perspective! Excellent and wonderful title!

26 Nov 2011 7:43pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

love the tarmac texture and the shadows of the tree.

26 Nov 2011 9:03pm

cajera from France

Une promenade tranquille, au rythme lent accompagnée par quelques ombres gracieuses.

26 Nov 2011 9:09pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

dear Marian, I stand before a work of art unique in the history of photography, you're a trunk of surprises, a school for me, fantastic.

26 Nov 2011 9:17pm

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

Wonderfull shot Mariana
Very nice the long schadows.

26 Nov 2011 10:46pm

ryse from bordeaux, France

Comme les lignes de la main, avec ces deux ombres représentant la ligne de vie. Une superbe compo, 5*
Bon dimanche

26 Nov 2011 11:08pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice original composition. Really impressive.

27 Nov 2011 1:55am

Chris Anderson from New york, United States

Oh wow, I love the point of view in this one, shadows also look amazing.

27 Nov 2011 3:23am

Julie DiCarlo from Austin, United States

very cool perspective Mariana.

27 Nov 2011 3:54am

Andrew from Simsbury, United States

great shot, nicely framed, I really like the shadows

27 Nov 2011 4:02am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Excellent! Love the tones and textures!
Beautiful long shadows and superb pov.
Well seen Mariana!

27 Nov 2011 1:31pm

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Brilliant, love those long shadows and the texture of the road, magical view point, perfect title too

27 Nov 2011 2:40pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Terrific!! Great eye!! Love how you've seen and captured this.

27 Nov 2011 3:55pm

Oscar from BCN, Spain

amazing shadows

27 Nov 2011 7:41pm

franz from Baden, Austria

my first thought was "the skin of an elephant" ... gorgeous textures and so many details to decipher here ...

27 Nov 2011 8:25pm

Veronique from Suisse/France, France

strong picture about the end of some lives

28 Nov 2011 9:00am

Trina from Pennsylvania, United States

Nicely framed, great shadows, love the POV!

28 Nov 2011 12:31pm

@Look from Nivelles, Belgium

Wonderful composition with these shadows !!!
Kind regards

28 Nov 2011 3:02pm

@@Look: thx Jean. Kind regards to you too ;)

Emmeji from France


28 Nov 2011 4:42pm

grapf from Germany

this is a really magical perspective! Magical realism :-)

28 Nov 2011 8:39pm

Gérard Méry from Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire, France

j'adore cette photo et ses jeux d'ombre

29 Nov 2011 10:25am

Corné from Zwolle, Netherlands

Great picture

29 Nov 2011 12:30pm

rob from faenza, Italy

Excellent! A bird eye view with impressive light and subject!

29 Nov 2011 4:11pm

Warren T. from San Francisco, United States

Wow, beautifully seen and composed. I love the abstract feel of this image. :)

29 Nov 2011 7:48pm

@Warren T.: thanks Warren .

Ehlehminee from Los Angeles, United States

This is such a unique perspective. I love the silhouette of the barren tree - the cracks on the pavement almost look the the shadows of what could have been leaves. Incredible!!

30 Nov 2011 3:16am

domlortha from Roanne, France

A jewel to my eyes! There are so much things to see! Congrats!
Have a nice day.

30 Nov 2011 1:56pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Wonderful shot - Super x 10 !

1 Dec 2011 12:52pm

ImpréVUS from Dijon, France

well seen, these wrinkles! beautiful allegory.

5 Dec 2011 8:43pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique jeu d'ombres, c'est très bien vu.

10 Dec 2011 10:31pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Superbe texture éléphantesque !!!
Quant aux ombres... que du bonheur.

14 Dec 2011 8:30pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

impressive shadow play.. well done!

14 Dec 2011 10:06pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

perfect shot

17 Feb 2013 4:34pm

1/320 second
ISO 400
75 mm