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One Morning When Woke Up...

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/320 second F/6.3 ISO 400 170 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

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

When light meets poetry. best…jf

17 Dec 2011 2:39pm

@ordinaryimages: how i like this comment, Jerry ;) thx a bunch ;)

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

That's change the city !
Cool framing.

17 Dec 2011 2:55pm

@Gérard Beullac: more than cool ... thx ;)

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel cadrage avec ces bordures ee bâtiment et cet éclairage doux et jauen sur le maison fantastique compo.
Bravo et belle soirée

17 Dec 2011 3:00pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

A stage with great sunlight as a spotlight. Splendid shot. 5 *. Nice day.

17 Dec 2011 3:10pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

It doesn't exist! It is painted directly from your imagination :-) Amazing beauty!

17 Dec 2011 3:21pm

@Francisco Romero: thx Francisco .

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great frame !!

17 Dec 2011 3:48pm

@Eric C.: thx Eric !

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful frame. Wonderful light. Great capture. Love it. :)

17 Dec 2011 4:00pm

@Sam: thx Sam .

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Wunderbar im Licht und im Format

17 Dec 2011 4:08pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

It seemed a dream scene.....

17 Dec 2011 4:12pm

sylvain santelli from cayenne, France

very beautiful painting ! ;-)

17 Dec 2011 4:18pm

@sylvain santelli: thx . to me it is also so pretty that looks more as a painting than a foto ;)

Richard Geven from Didam, Netherlands

WOOOOOW Mariana....
What a contrast is in this photo! The warm sunlight on the houses on that hill make the region allmost romantic and then the cold buildings on the foreground, what a contrast.....
Realy a amazing capture dear and you get 5 *'s from me!!

17 Dec 2011 4:22pm

@Richard Geven: WOOOOOW Richard :)

Z from Shanghai, China

Incredible scene. It's like the curtain's up and the chorus start to sing. Really nice:)

17 Dec 2011 4:33pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Wow ...Incredible !! A very beautiful photo !

17 Dec 2011 4:47pm

Frida from Sweden

Love the juxtaposition between old and new, light and shadow. A wonderfully framed photo.

17 Dec 2011 5:34pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

wonderful creative composition

17 Dec 2011 5:48pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Wonderful frame and light, beautiful image

17 Dec 2011 6:10pm

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Looks like a scenery from a theatre. Beautiful.

17 Dec 2011 6:38pm

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Gorgeous color. love this shot.

17 Dec 2011 6:40pm

franz from Baden, Austria

wow, wow, wow ... what a view to wake up to! not even the dismal high-rises can diminish the beauty of this hillside ... compliments and respect, m.!!!

17 Dec 2011 6:48pm

@franz: thx Franz . Once again compliment for your the best picture of the day :) I expect to see it on Spotlight page.

bahman parandin from kermanshah, Iran

great composition and color.

17 Dec 2011 7:04pm

Pedro Alves from Porto, Portugal

What a view!
Fantastic colors and light. Congrats!

17 Dec 2011 7:26pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!!!

17 Dec 2011 7:31pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

excellent ce contraste de lumière, bien vu

17 Dec 2011 7:52pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

A beautiful frame. The soft warm colours look like they were painted by a magic brush in stark contrast with the cold concrete. Bravo!

17 Dec 2011 8:42pm

PATRICK from miramas, France


17 Dec 2011 8:52pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Absolutely striking, well captured.

17 Dec 2011 9:19pm

Sylvie49 capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire, France

Vraiment magnifique ! et quelles couleurs !

17 Dec 2011 9:29pm

sien from Valkenswaard, Netherlands

Woww fantastic colors and light.
Great moment to wake up :-)
Well done Mariana

17 Dec 2011 10:08pm

Thami from Fès, Morocco

Excellent cadrage! Et cette lumière qui se lève magnifie et réchauffe le paysage!
Bonne fin de semaine lumineuse!

17 Dec 2011 11:02pm

mailpro from Baden-Württemberg, Germany

A very fascinating capture!
The warm coloures in the middle and the cold ones sidewise make a good tension.
A little bit mystic athmosphere, very good!

17 Dec 2011 11:05pm

Masoud. A. from tehran, Iran

Always returns ! always great ,
He and you !
wonderful .

17 Dec 2011 11:12pm

Nuno Monteiro from Gaia, Portugal

Incredible photo. Looks like a painting hanging betwen the two buildings. Loved it.

17 Dec 2011 11:13pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

excellent. wonderful light

17 Dec 2011 11:20pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wow, stunning Mariana - the light really sets this image apart. Excellent!

17 Dec 2011 11:43pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Pure magic! I'm glad you woke up so early. ;–) Those houses on the hillside, bathed in the early morning light, could be from a storybook.

17 Dec 2011 11:44pm

The#1AcePhotog from portland, United States

Unbelievably good picture. Did you work on it post-production?

18 Dec 2011 12:02am

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

Wow.... Very nice....

18 Dec 2011 1:13am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is absolutely gorgeous. The sun on the houses is just beautiful!

18 Dec 2011 2:12am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Love the capture of the light on the houses

18 Dec 2011 8:50am

YaSeR from Iran

[ *^#* ]..

18 Dec 2011 9:51am

@YaSeR: cool !!!

Punit from Somewhere in, India

This is fantastic, Mariana..! I love the framing and of course, the light is lovely.

18 Dec 2011 10:00am

JCJ from Troyes, France

great contrast, amazing

18 Dec 2011 12:49pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

A beautiful scene! The warm colours of the sun on the hillside is superb!
Excellent capture! 5*****stars!

18 Dec 2011 2:16pm

bob towery from bainbridge island, United States

What excellent framing and use of beautiful light. One to be proud of for sure!

18 Dec 2011 3:22pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland


18 Dec 2011 4:46pm

Pixim from Nice, France

This is a picture perfect reflection. Of course, I wanted to see a village nestled in the warm color in the mountains like a heart in our chests. But the omnipresent modern reality of the environment of the last century surrounds and yours for prisoner ;-)

18 Dec 2011 5:14pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

What an absolutely magical scene. Love the light!

18 Dec 2011 5:35pm

marie-france from Mesves sur Loire, France

étonnante lumière pour cet excellent cadrage, on dirait un tableau naïf !

18 Dec 2011 8:34pm

Ol from Nice Bushes, Germany

superbe frame, the golden light giving an almost painterly touch to it... very, very good!

19 Dec 2011 7:35am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great...beautiful golden light.

19 Dec 2011 10:06am

Abhijit Dharmadhikari from Mumbai, India

Excellent light captured! Lovely patterns of houses there!

19 Dec 2011 10:32am

Trina from Pennsylvania, United States

Great light and framing! Nicely captured!

19 Dec 2011 12:42pm

Ddo from Verdun, France

Love the warm tones and the graphism here

19 Dec 2011 7:26pm

franz from Baden, Austria

ha ... you see, i didn't make the colour spotlight, but YOU did - and justly so !! congrats and compliments, mariana !!

19 Dec 2011 7:47pm

@franz: thx Franz, but do not you agree with me that Color Spotlights are so often very terrible picture. well, color scheme is interesting, but other than that I am so often surprised with these selections. btw. your picture that day is still the most beautiful to me . Selected Spotlight is just a sweet lemonade !

RBL from Oxford, United States

A very beautiful scene!

19 Dec 2011 7:54pm

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

Une lumière d'orange acidulée

19 Dec 2011 11:30pm

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Brilliant framing & beautiful scene.

19 Dec 2011 11:35pm

Martin A. Mora from North Platte, United States

stunning photograph, I havnt been here as much as I'd like lately, But I see your still Magic :) what an inspireing and wonderful photographer you are..

19 Dec 2011 11:49pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Congratulation on the spotlight! Great tones and colors!

20 Dec 2011 12:17am

Baldwin J from Bejuma, Venezuela

beautiful image!

20 Dec 2011 2:10am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Congratulations on the Color Spotlight!
Well deserved!

20 Dec 2011 3:09am

Agus from Bogor, Indonesia

New life, the light of life ;)

20 Dec 2011 6:17am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Congrats for the Color Spotlight. Nice day.

20 Dec 2011 8:10am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Hey Hey! But you also have your spotlight! Congratulations! A nice comparison of form and color, lifestyle, too!

20 Dec 2011 9:46am

@Christian Richer: color spotlight means nothing to me since 95% of my images are Black & White!

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Somehow, I missed this at the time - truly exceptional in every way and so deserving of the Color Spotlight (and more!).

20 Dec 2011 10:30am

@Ronnie 2¢: Thanks a lot ;)

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Wow!!....Congratulations on color spotlight!!

20 Dec 2011 10:50am

Florence from Paris, France

WOW. Just WOW. Congrats, first, for the Spotlight. And second, what an extraordinary shot of utter painting qualities. Brilliant.

20 Dec 2011 11:30am

@Florence: Thx Florence !

Betsy Barron from Philadelphia, PA, United States

so much stunning imagery, I keep looking around and around this image!

20 Dec 2011 2:22pm

Loretta from Pretoria, South Africa

Magic light and ambiance! Beautiful shot.

20 Dec 2011 2:57pm

alex centrella from California, United States

very nice image ..

20 Dec 2011 3:38pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

Congratulations Mariana!!
You realy deserve this color spotlight!!
Yesterday i shown this photo to some people and all of them loved it!!!

20 Dec 2011 5:29pm

Emilio Garcia from Pleasanton, United States

Absolutely gorgeous. Great colors, composition, framing. Perfect!

20 Dec 2011 7:03pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Awesome view! Great photo. One of the best I've ever seen. Merry Christmas.

20 Dec 2011 10:16pm

@Viewfinder: that is really a great comment . many thx ;)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Congratulations on the Color Spotlight!

21 Dec 2011 7:14am

Nitin from Shanghai, China

A brilliant, brilliant image - super composition, fantastic pov, great colors and light! Hats off to you Mariana! Cheers n merry xmas!

21 Dec 2011 9:42am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria


21 Dec 2011 10:56am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


22 Dec 2011 12:02am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

A wonderful scene!

22 Dec 2011 7:53am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Excellent !

22 Dec 2011 11:36am

David Crane from Los Angeles, United States

Gritty and scenic at the same time.

22 Dec 2011 5:43pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

Amazing shot! I have not enough word in english to express what I feel in front of this jewel!! Really, really beautiful!!
Have a nice day.

22 Dec 2011 8:22pm

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Felicidades por el Color Spotlight,es muy merecido.

22 Dec 2011 9:11pm

apodromos from chalkida, Greece

very good picture

26 Dec 2011 6:00pm

@apodromos: really ? i cannot believe ;)

Marie from FRESNES, France

superbes contrastes et belle lumière.

30 Dec 2011 9:37pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

excellent framing here.. great shot!

5 Jan 2012 9:29pm

Jacques Brassard from Quebec, Canada

I like very much

8 May 2012 10:22pm

David from place to place, United States

Brilliant image! I found this through a color-palette search based on orange. I love it! It tells a story of a time of day and it's gorgeous.

9 Sep 2013 2:33am

1/320 second
ISO 400
170 mm