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Every Step Forward ...

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/400 second F/7.1 ISO 400 130 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

PhotOpus from Aix-en-Provence, France

On devine vraiment une dynamique et un empressement presque conditionnée.

17 Feb 2012 5:06am

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Nice color reflections. great capture.

17 Feb 2012 5:52am

Maria from California, United States

that's very nice Mariana...the glowing effect on the wet street it's very attractive...

17 Feb 2012 5:56am

pascale from Brussels, Belgium

crouwdy ,busy , stressy you can think of a lot by seeing this picture
and then when you look at the golden glow on the ground you think they rush for what ?
I imagine plenty of things by seeing this photo
love this "less is more "
thanks for your nice comment
have a nice day

17 Feb 2012 6:12am

Javier from Castro-Urdiales, Spain

Una toma preciosa, las figuras rodeadas de texturas y colores son impresionantes. Enhorabuena!!

17 Feb 2012 6:16am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

The processing is great, and the PoV really nice

17 Feb 2012 6:41am

JCJ from Troyes, France

interesting detail, very nice hue.

17 Feb 2012 6:51am

Joke from Leuven, Belgium

It likes they are on the run for something bad!

17 Feb 2012 6:58am

@Joke: why not for something good ? he he

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastique reflet dorées et image avec ces pieds ces jambe quel compo grandisoe
Belle journée

17 Feb 2012 7:05am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Busy lives, and busy people pushing against time, love the composition and the glow on the pavement

17 Feb 2012 7:06am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!!!!!!!
so beautiful colors!!!!!!!!!!!!

17 Feb 2012 7:06am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Great image, color, content, design,mood. fantastic.

17 Feb 2012 7:58am

Ddo from Verdun, France

Sun in reflection on ice or your own work, I don't know but it's very beautiful. Take care walking, but always go on, yes....

17 Feb 2012 7:58am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

This is really beautiful, not only the tones, but first of all the composition.

17 Feb 2012 8:10am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


17 Feb 2012 8:10am

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

Very special!
A great display of everyday life ...........

17 Feb 2012 8:48am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Shots like this convey so much . . and convey something slightly different to each of us that view. A much bigger image than (even) AM3 can hold !

17 Feb 2012 8:59am

Pedro Alves from Porto, Portugal

Another very original one!

17 Feb 2012 9:19am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

une belle capture !! cette teinte, ces pas pressés !! superbe !

17 Feb 2012 9:26am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

a great crop and pod, just the legs and feet

17 Feb 2012 9:27am

Yves from Isserpent, France

Le monde en marche !

17 Feb 2012 9:33am

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

j'aime l'ambiance de cette photo et ton tres beau cadrage

17 Feb 2012 9:39am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Awesome composition. Superb reflections.

17 Feb 2012 9:51am



17 Feb 2012 9:54am

Lacroux from Aubergenville, France

Bonjour Mariana.
Très belles couleurs, très beaux reflets, mais où vont-ils? Le stress de la grande ville? Le retour au foyer ?
Bonne journée.

17 Feb 2012 9:59am

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

Love the lighting :)

17 Feb 2012 10:21am

STEED from D, France

So well done !!!!!!! *****

17 Feb 2012 11:15am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Walking to El Dorado!! Fabulous tones. 5* Mariana nice day.

17 Feb 2012 11:18am

thami from Fès, Morocco

Pas pressés dans la lumière dorée! Excellent rendu!
Bonne journée lumineuse et chal-heureuse!

17 Feb 2012 11:25am

Z from Shanghai, China

I like it looks like emboss effect !

17 Feb 2012 11:59am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Means your making progress:)

17 Feb 2012 12:55pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice creative shot !

17 Feb 2012 1:01pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Wunderbares Licht und Spiegelung.

17 Feb 2012 1:05pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Wow ! I really like this ! The composition, the colors.... everything ! 5***** Have a lvely weekend :)

17 Feb 2012 1:48pm

Ali from Rafsanjan, Iran

excellent work !
magic of light !

17 Feb 2012 1:50pm

You Know Me from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Absolutely love the use of color here!

17 Feb 2012 1:51pm

Jaap from Heerenveen, Netherlands

Well seen. It looks like people are dancing in that colorful light.

17 Feb 2012 1:56pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

fantastic frame and the colour is incredible - is it from neon lights?

17 Feb 2012 2:44pm

acm from St. Louis, United States

Wow, gorgeous!

17 Feb 2012 2:50pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Excellent eye, Mariana - the orange glow combines beautifully with the silhouettes. Superb!

17 Feb 2012 3:20pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Spectacular image, Mariana. Not much to say.

17 Feb 2012 3:54pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Fantastic image. Nice capture and love the light and colours. Amazing. Five Stars. :)

17 Feb 2012 3:59pm

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Ils marchent sur une plaque d'or!

17 Feb 2012 4:02pm

Pataphoto from Toulouse, France

Traitement, reflets et couleurs étonnantes

17 Feb 2012 4:08pm

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Excellent. Bonne soirée

17 Feb 2012 4:18pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

I love the tones and reflections in this

17 Feb 2012 5:16pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Yes !! Great one, great light !!

17 Feb 2012 5:41pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Ooooh! Beautiful color captured here off the reflective surface! Well spotted and composed!

17 Feb 2012 6:14pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

I like the colors, the reflections, the title... everything !!!! Fabulous image, great job...

17 Feb 2012 6:19pm

Hanry from Castricum, Netherlands

Splendid! The warm colors and the nearly black legs are a great combination.

17 Feb 2012 7:01pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautifully framed shot Mariana! The warm colours and fluid textures are wonderful! Well done! ;-)

17 Feb 2012 7:20pm

Monik from PARIS, France

Ooooh... La composition et les couleurs sont superbes. J'adore!!!Un grand Bravo, Mariana! ;-)))
Bonne soirée!

17 Feb 2012 7:43pm

Phil David Morris, 2012 from Saskatoon, New York, Canada

Brilliant processing, one of your best creations !!~

17 Feb 2012 7:45pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

.. is a step closer to heaven? :-))

I'm impressed, mariana!!!

17 Feb 2012 10:39pm

ks from Kanagawa, Japan

very nice framing and beautiful reflection.

17 Feb 2012 10:50pm

Tat à l'oeil from Paris, France

J'adore !!

17 Feb 2012 11:08pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I love the orange glow! Beautiful processing!

17 Feb 2012 11:28pm

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

Un reflet d'une garnde chaleur, rue mouillée ...des ombres ..j'aime .

17 Feb 2012 11:50pm

Crikette Guilimaux from PARIS, France

Glad you commented on Gérard's Photoplap blog. Great discover.
There's a real dynamic in this photo.
I'll be back

18 Feb 2012 12:11am

@Crikette Guilimaux: i am happy and glad you liked my image . I looked at your page and do not see daily blog and comment field :)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

outstanding. beautifully done

18 Feb 2012 12:42am

Deej from Perth, Australia

Great shot!

18 Feb 2012 1:57am

Maureen from Prescott, United States

Nice abstract nature to the reflections!

18 Feb 2012 2:45am

@Maureen: thanks Maureen :)

Lokesh from Hyderabad, India

a very interesting and wonderful shot.....

18 Feb 2012 2:56am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

superb and unusual composition! great eye to pick this out! love the orange colour tone as it reflects in between people walking by...

18 Feb 2012 12:29pm

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

Incredible light here, wonderful catch !

18 Feb 2012 12:43pm


Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Love your glossy and radiant light - dynamic sense of movement as well.

18 Feb 2012 2:26pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Very busy & crowded....

18 Feb 2012 6:55pm

@PRASHANT: not really ;)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The colors and sense of hurried activity are wonderful. Outstanding work, Mariana.

19 Feb 2012 12:21am

Nuno Monteiro from Porto, Portugal

Beautifull composition. And the colors ... wow.

19 Feb 2012 2:00am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

A busy sidewalk! Love the composition! Colours and tones are superb! Wonderful reflections!

19 Feb 2012 1:58pm

Julie DiCarlo from Austin, United States

I love the framing and treatment.

19 Feb 2012 9:29pm

Monkey from Rosario, Argentina

Wow! Composition is fantastic!

20 Feb 2012 7:26pm

Philou04 from Manosque, France

Great composition, ambiance and colours.

23 Feb 2012 9:41pm

Rozie from Canada

awesome! wow!

25 Feb 2012 1:12am

rian from vestavia hills, United States

nice colors captured here.. nice shot! :)

27 Feb 2012 4:43pm

1/400 second
ISO 400
130 mm