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Džamija Čengić Vila, Sarajevo

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/400 second F/9.0 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

Photographs by M.E. from San Francisco, United States

5 stars on the silhouette effect with a colorful background!

16 Jan 2012 5:04am

PATRICK from miramas, France


16 Jan 2012 5:57am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Not quite the Bridge of Sighs but looking forward is always better than peering back !

16 Jan 2012 6:28am

@Ronnie 2¢: the bridge of hope taking him to the new built mosque ! one of many mosques built in sarajevo after the civil war !

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb lighting and tones in this image wonderfully composed and I love the title

16 Jan 2012 6:30am

alireza from Iran

very nice

16 Jan 2012 6:36am

Sophie from Fournets Luisans, France

very nice !

16 Jan 2012 6:47am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Wonderful atmosphère , great lights and colors , Bravo ! Phil

16 Jan 2012 7:16am

STEED from D, France

An excellent picture,M'.........For the Light,the Mood and this uncopyble Oriental atmosphere......

16 Jan 2012 7:32am

ks from Kanagawa, Japan

fantastic atmosphere.

16 Jan 2012 7:44am

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

Beautiful silhouette image!!
The light is wonderful ..........

16 Jan 2012 7:49am

Chantal from Netherlands

great darkness in this shot

16 Jan 2012 7:53am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Beautiful light, lovely tones in this great scene

16 Jan 2012 7:58am

klausz from kufstein, Austria

a really effective processing with sillhouette, backlight and misty mood! this colors ( i like this reduced variations!) are really fantastic and intesify this extraordinary mood! all-around a great compo, congrats!

16 Jan 2012 8:01am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

The processing, all these vertical lines and obviously this back light are creating a very special mood.

16 Jan 2012 8:13am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Lovely light - lovely shot.

16 Jan 2012 8:32am

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac (Charente), France

Very good shot Mariana. Have a nice day.

16 Jan 2012 8:47am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Very interesting shot and title.

16 Jan 2012 8:47am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superb framing and a wonderful atmosphere, magnificent light. Nice day.

16 Jan 2012 8:49am

thami from Fès, Morocco

Devant la mosquée, il avance masqué le pont n'est pas encore franchi...
Bon début de semaine lumineuse et chal-heureuse!

16 Jan 2012 8:53am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Once you cross just don't turn and burn it down.

16 Jan 2012 9:47am

gootchai from bousval, Belgium

Tu fais fort ces temps ci!! J'adore cette photo!! superbe 5*****

16 Jan 2012 9:47am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Beautiful soft color tone...great light.

16 Jan 2012 9:52am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Many rivers to cross - but this is a good start. Strong image, Mariana.

16 Jan 2012 10:12am

omid from mashhad, Iran


16 Jan 2012 10:14am

Kat from Lorraine, France

Beautiful light !

16 Jan 2012 10:43am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A fabulous capture with beautiful composition. marvelous light and tones . Beautifuly seen and captured.

16 Jan 2012 11:27am

Laurent from not far from Lyon, France

lovely atmosphere.
There is never enough bridges for hope

16 Jan 2012 12:09pm

mikko from Helsinki, Finland

The hint of beauty in the lighting makes a nice contrast with the melancholic atmosphere.

16 Jan 2012 12:15pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful use of backlight to create this beautifully silhouetted shot Mariana! Well done! ;-)

16 Jan 2012 12:24pm

Joke from Leuven, Belgium

A very great picture! Special light.

16 Jan 2012 12:29pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastique captage de ce pont avec le personnage qui passe dans cette belle lumière superbe.
Bravo et amitié

16 Jan 2012 12:31pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

la lumière est exceptionnelle !! ce passant marche sur les derniers rayons de soleil, vestiges d'un jour qui s'achève...:)

16 Jan 2012 12:52pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Superb lighting...wonderful capture!

16 Jan 2012 1:12pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

What a gorgeous lightning ! I love this... Have a great day :)

16 Jan 2012 1:38pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

A splendid atmosphere ! Beautiful photo !

16 Jan 2012 1:42pm

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Jolie lumière ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

16 Jan 2012 1:44pm

Ed von Ems from Vila do Conde, Portugal

Super good light!

16 Jan 2012 2:18pm

Z from Shanghai, China

Looks like a shot through car window ? Very nice tones for this snapshot!

16 Jan 2012 3:26pm

@Z: very foggy morning, not a shot from a car !

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

The silhouette of the man is superb and makes for a wonderful addition of the human element to this beautifully lit scene. Really excellent shot, Mariana!

16 Jan 2012 4:02pm

Göran from Skanör, Sweden

Almost bw in the foreground and color in the background makes an intriguing picture, well captured.

16 Jan 2012 4:05pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

The title fits perfect Mariana!!!

16 Jan 2012 5:35pm

Jacques L from BIDART, France

Et toujours une très belle série de portraits et scène de vie, BRAVO.

16 Jan 2012 5:37pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Superb !!

16 Jan 2012 5:40pm

Sien from Valkenswaard, Netherlands

Cool title, and a very well spotted motive Mariana
Super shot, well done!

16 Jan 2012 5:46pm

PhotOpus from Aix-en-Provence, France

On se croirait en période de guerre froide ... Dans les pays de l'est européen

16 Jan 2012 5:47pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A very nice name for this bridge. Nice shot, too

16 Jan 2012 5:50pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

Marian composition fantastic, a very special and significant backlight

16 Jan 2012 6:10pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful image with nice silhouette. And lovely mosque in the background. :)

16 Jan 2012 6:19pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

.....;( now the title doesn't fit anymore..... ;(
But is like the shot Mariana! The light on the bridge is beautiful and in combination with the mosque in the background it means hope for me!

16 Jan 2012 6:20pm

@Richard Geven: because of your comment I changed the title. I feel bad when read a comment - good title ! Now, nobody but me knows what title means, and not only that but a history of this bridge during the war, and this new built mosque that surprised me when was there in 2011 !

Michael from Sparta, United States

Very nicly seen.

16 Jan 2012 6:48pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

I don't know why but I was sure this bridge name was "the hope bridge" :-)

16 Jan 2012 6:49pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

I know what you mean Mariana!! You mentioned it before at a different photo of Sarajevo where we saw the different between a old building and the new Mosque!! and you where very suprised....
I'm sorry if i hurt your feelings....that was certainly not my intention!

16 Jan 2012 6:49pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Magical, glowing light through the fog. Great image with those sharp contrasts.

16 Jan 2012 6:51pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

superbe ambiance , j'adore

16 Jan 2012 6:51pm

franz from Baden, Austria

i can only repeat francisco's words - magical light at its best! let's hope it's the light of hope and peace at last!!

16 Jan 2012 7:06pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Photographed in beautiful light.

16 Jan 2012 7:10pm

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

Beautiful picture !!

16 Jan 2012 7:18pm

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Lovely golden light !

16 Jan 2012 7:18pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

A beautiful scene with the subdued light and silhouette!

16 Jan 2012 7:40pm

Jim from Fort Worth, United States

The light is wonderful and soft.

16 Jan 2012 8:13pm

Akbar&Armaghan from gorgan, Iran

Magnificent photo

16 Jan 2012 8:14pm

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Beautiful light and nice atmosphere here!***

16 Jan 2012 8:25pm

Iris from Assen, Netherlands

interesting photo!!

16 Jan 2012 9:20pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautiful light on the mosque. I like the silhouetted man crossing the bridge. He seems like an older fellow who knows where he's going.

16 Jan 2012 9:57pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere in Limburg, Belgium

this is beautiful, mariana!!

the attidute of the silhouette is perfectly consistent with the background!

16 Jan 2012 10:06pm

Gérard Méry from France

J'aime cette belle ambiance un peu brumeuse, la ville doit être magnifique .

16 Jan 2012 10:08pm

Tat à l'oeil from Paris, France

belle lumière et jolie silhouette !

16 Jan 2012 10:25pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

ethereal. wonderful light (especially that touch on the dome)

16 Jan 2012 11:30pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Great photo !

17 Jan 2012 12:29am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A beautiful image.

17 Jan 2012 1:13am

Agus Haryono from Mataram, Indonesia

superb capture.

17 Jan 2012 2:59am

Maria from California, United States

such beautiful light Mariana

17 Jan 2012 5:09am

Oscar from Espìra de l'Agly, France

Un bonito contraluz!

17 Jan 2012 8:33pm

Julie DiCarlo from Austin, United States

the fog and sun gives a very ethereal feel.

18 Jan 2012 4:12am

karla from Omaha, United States

The lighting is beautiful here! Excellent image.

18 Jan 2012 11:05pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

NIce backlighting; I like the mosquee in the back, looks so modern... NIcely done.
Have a nice day.

25 Jan 2012 2:47pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique lumière et superbe atmosphère.

27 Jan 2012 10:17am

1/400 second
ISO 400
75 mm