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Girl on a Swing

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/250 second F/5.6 ISO 400 200 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

Tataze from Bourgogne, France

Everything is nice in this photo. Light, the attitude the girl on the swing, the movement that we feel, and discretion. Congratulations this fa picture full of charm

18 Apr 2012 5:30am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Love the lighting here

18 Apr 2012 5:35am

Mistral from Rheinfelden (D), Kembs, France

Wonderful mood here!

18 Apr 2012 5:38am

Lokesh from Hyderabad, India

awesome shot M....

18 Apr 2012 5:43am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

very sweet... and moody

18 Apr 2012 5:57am

Loukas from Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece

I really like the angle you selected and the astonishing light Mariana

18 Apr 2012 5:59am

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

Lovely light!!

18 Apr 2012 6:14am

Victoria from Sweden

Very nice photo and lovely light.

18 Apr 2012 6:26am

Kazimir from Havirov, Czech Republic

Good composition and right processing :-)

18 Apr 2012 6:30am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastique éclairage et captage ce cette jeune fille ça balance bien pour mtoi géaniel.
Belle journée

18 Apr 2012 6:37am

rse_mary from Egypt

very nice work

18 Apr 2012 6:39am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Love you color handling.

18 Apr 2012 6:42am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

The carelessness of childhood! Sublime light. Mariana nice day.

18 Apr 2012 6:51am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Ein sehr stimmiges Foto.

18 Apr 2012 7:01am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Hey ! That's swing a lot in Waterloo !
Beautiful light on her face ... and everything around it!

18 Apr 2012 7:11am

PATRICK from miramas, France


18 Apr 2012 7:19am

Monik from PARIS, France

Insouciance et légèreté de l'enfance ..La lumière et le cadrage sont superbes..!
Bonne journée, Mariana!

18 Apr 2012 7:30am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

In her own little world, beautiful light, lovely capture of a moment

18 Apr 2012 7:35am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Que cette lumière est belle ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

18 Apr 2012 7:43am

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful moment. Lovely light. Great shot. Like it. :)

18 Apr 2012 7:43am

Christine from Iseste Béarn, France

Superbe lumière sur cette scène des plus agréables à regarder...

18 Apr 2012 8:01am

Z from Shanghai, China

Simple but beautiful lights and composition!

18 Apr 2012 8:21am

PhotoAttraction from Porto, Portugal

Although she's playing, it's a lonely picture, right ?

18 Apr 2012 8:21am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Beautiful....great light.

18 Apr 2012 8:40am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

So cute, superb capture with this wonderful light

18 Apr 2012 8:57am

Yves from Isserpent, France

Oh ! Magnifique de tendresse et de poésie !

18 Apr 2012 9:21am

shoti from somewhere in, China

a moment well captured. I like the pensive mood enveloped in the little girl's posture, with the beautiful sliver of light shining in her face

18 Apr 2012 9:39am

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

What a great light on her !! Great frame !!

18 Apr 2012 9:42am

Jaap from Heerenveen, Netherlands

Beautiful lighting, great atmosphere.

18 Apr 2012 10:04am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

With beautifully light photographed and nicely framed

18 Apr 2012 10:17am

Kat from Lorraine, France

wonderful light, lovely !

18 Apr 2012 10:43am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Beautiful light ! You captured the very nice moment.

18 Apr 2012 11:05am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

gorgeous light

18 Apr 2012 11:21am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!!!
so beautiful lights!!!!

18 Apr 2012 11:25am

Marcie from Newton, United States

What gorgeous light!! Such a sweet and beautiful capture!

18 Apr 2012 11:37am

Joke from Leuven, Belgium

I really like the picture and the atmosphere!

18 Apr 2012 11:41am

B.Sully from Surf City, United States

looking very pensive! Beautiful shot! I love the light.

18 Apr 2012 12:12pm

Hanry from Castricum, Netherlands

Beautiful light, beautiful movement and beautifully framed in short, a very nice picture of this girl swinging.
I enjoy her head turned sideways, as if the person in the background watching.

18 Apr 2012 12:23pm

sue-ann foto from montréal, Canada

Très belle photo, la lumière, le mouvement, l'angle. J'ai fait un survol de tes autres photos que j'aime bien, elles me rappellent beaucoup les miennes quand je vais à Montréal et je me demande si on a pas pris les mêmes punk avec son chien. Je reviendrai jeter un plus long coup d'oeil.

18 Apr 2012 1:19pm

@sue-ann foto: thanks a lot Ann .

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Jeux de lignes, d'ombres et de lumières, jeune fille qui se balance...tout cela signe une image anti-pesanteur!
Bonne journée lumineuse!

18 Apr 2012 1:59pm

Khalil from Beyrouth, Lebanon

Beaux souvenirs d'enfance. Magnifique prise sous cette belle lumière.

18 Apr 2012 2:02pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Lovely light and frame, I adore her barefeet! Fantastic shot!

18 Apr 2012 2:19pm

@RBL: great observation ... her pink/reddish bare-feet are what I adore too ;)

STEED from D, France

As in an old 70'S SONG : gonna listen to "See saw"by Syd BARRETT.....

18 Apr 2012 3:01pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Beautiful place. lovely light.

18 Apr 2012 3:41pm

Frida from Sweden

Beautiful evening light.

18 Apr 2012 3:50pm

franz from Baden, Austria

taken at just the right moment to make an exceptionally harmonious photo! love the mood you created with this striking tonality!!

18 Apr 2012 6:12pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderfully soft and joyous shot Mariana! Bravo! ;-)

18 Apr 2012 6:28pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful warm sunlight that you've captured in this composition. It also adds a dramatic touch with the shadows that are cast along the ground.

18 Apr 2012 7:45pm

Ol from Nice Bushes, Germany

great pov, it seems as if she is in her very own world... and happily so :)

18 Apr 2012 7:46pm

pascale from Brussels, Belgium

wonderful :)

18 Apr 2012 8:13pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

mariana, mariana, mariana, ..

you are a great artist! :-))

18 Apr 2012 8:43pm

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Always good work and this is no exception, maybe she feels better at the park and on the swings than she does at home?

18 Apr 2012 8:54pm

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

Voici les paroles de " Une demoiselle sur une balançoire "
interprétées par Yves Montand :

Un' demoisell' sur un' balançoire
Se balançait à la fête un dimanche
Elle était belle et l'on pouvait voir
Ses jambes blanches sous son jupon noir.......

belle lumière Mariana.

18 Apr 2012 9:01pm

@Gérard Méry: thanks a lot Gerard ;)

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Excellent tones! What software are you using on your PP? 5*****!!!

18 Apr 2012 9:09pm

@Dokmateo: Photoshop CS2 and recently for these color shots I was using Picasa 3.9 only ! But, as I always say - software for processing and camera really do not matter! Thx Dokmateo !

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Beautiful composition, amazing colors and great light !!!

18 Apr 2012 10:40pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful light and color. Just enjoying the day!

18 Apr 2012 11:05pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautiful warm light on this little darling as she swings. A charming photo.

18 Apr 2012 11:10pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

The light is gorgeous. Beautiful shot.

19 Apr 2012 3:03am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Wonderful shot. I love that light.

19 Apr 2012 5:03am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

I feel the innocence from the age and the swing and at the same time, perhaps because of the treatment, a child less reality (I hope this makes sense....Google is uneven in translation)

19 Apr 2012 1:55pm

@Veronique: translation usually losing the sense of the sentence ! I really do not get what you mean ... it's ok ;)

Ddo from Verdun, France

Un tres bel instant saisi. J'aime beaucoup

19 Apr 2012 9:03pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

I love the side light on her face.

19 Apr 2012 10:02pm

@john4jack: thank you Jack ;)

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Beautiful light! Wonderful capture!

20 Apr 2012 9:00pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

jolie scène, dans une magnifique lumière.

21 Apr 2012 7:45pm

cajera from France

Moment agréable de détente pour cette jeune fille aux pieds nus

22 Apr 2012 2:01pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

Love this one!! The light is perfectly caught, and the scene is so sweet and peaceful. Great capture to my eyes!
Have a nice day.

29 Apr 2012 9:32am

Basile Pesso from Paris, France

This is a beautiful picture, perfectly composed, with lines going in several ways, with a beautiful light and perfect colors, and a very mastered bokeh.
Congratulations !

3 May 2012 1:24pm

1/250 second
ISO 400
200 mm