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Mood Swings

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/640 second F/4.0 ISO 80 21 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

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow splendid 5****

17 Sep 2012 5:24am

Lokesh from Hyderabad, India

childhood swings.... :)

17 Sep 2012 5:35am

farNaaz from Iran, Iran

Lovely strange atmosphere .
How can reach it ?!

17 Sep 2012 5:51am

Monik from PARIS, France

Oh...superbe cette composition épurée ...J'adore les détails des fils qui brillent dans le soleil!
Bonne journée, Mariana!

17 Sep 2012 5:56am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Marvelous lights !! Lovely ! Phil

17 Sep 2012 5:59am

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

Wonderful light and tones!!
I love the title .....

17 Sep 2012 6:10am

Sophie from Fournets Luisans, France


17 Sep 2012 6:22am

maurizio jaya costantino from Trieste, Italy

je me laisse balancer, merci Mariana

17 Sep 2012 6:40am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

Your colors are gorgeous as well as the hairy string. I also like your child point of view with a so high swing.

17 Sep 2012 6:41am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

the swing under a tree ................. is back to my childhood, waiting until the last ray of sunshine to come home, dreaming of flying, be the first to climb not angry and not want to climb down ............................... If you push me marian?

lovely image, ........................kiss Paul

17 Sep 2012 7:09am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Autumn mood - love the silhouettes and gold tones!

17 Sep 2012 7:14am

*MЯG* from Iran

nice shot and nice tone

17 Sep 2012 7:31am

shooter from United Kingdom

Very evocative

17 Sep 2012 8:07am

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great colours and silhouettes Mariana !

17 Sep 2012 8:12am

Photo Attraction from Porto, Portugal

Very nice tones!
Love the sharpness and detail on the ropes.

17 Sep 2012 8:19am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

I totally agree with the comment of Veronique !

17 Sep 2012 8:55am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!!
so beautiful tones!!!
Memorable & lovely!!!!

17 Sep 2012 9:32am

Joke from Leuven, Belgium

Nice very nice. That are really memories. It could be my swing from my childhood

17 Sep 2012 9:50am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Very nice, the angle of view is original. With this treatment, the colors are superb.
Good week.

17 Sep 2012 10:10am

Sriram from Chennai, India

Truly special, Mariana. Loved the poignant thoughts and the execution here!

17 Sep 2012 10:18am

Alan44 from Saint Nazaire, France

allez les enfants,la balançoire est prête.

17 Sep 2012 10:27am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Love your point of view, great image lovely fall look to it:)

17 Sep 2012 10:52am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

love how the light shines on the leaves - great frame

17 Sep 2012 11:02am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Beautiful light and tones.

17 Sep 2012 11:22am

pascale from Brussels, Belgium

wonderfull light :)
brings back sweet memories

17 Sep 2012 11:31am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Une lumière grandiose, splendide image. Belle journée Mariana.

17 Sep 2012 12:14pm

SalSa from Tehran, Iran

I love it ,it is great shot ...Stunning lights

17 Sep 2012 1:11pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nicely captured

17 Sep 2012 1:27pm

yalda from Iran

Reminiscent of childhood
Very nice..
but ..Looks rope is burning ...what??

17 Sep 2012 1:53pm

@yalda: it is not flame, but light in tiny hairs of the rope !

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Lovely moody silhouette, I like your play on words

17 Sep 2012 1:54pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Love that golden tone

17 Sep 2012 2:04pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

quelle balancoire avec ce effet de lumirèe quel compo dans ces tons doux, sueprbe.

17 Sep 2012 2:10pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Fantastic back-lit image!

17 Sep 2012 2:20pm

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Balançoire lumineuse, presqu'enflammée

17 Sep 2012 2:34pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Beautiful Autumn leaves. nice composition.

17 Sep 2012 3:26pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

The backlight on this so so so beautiful!!!
Look at those leaves on that tree.......
Last year i also captured a swing and it called Memory's..
But this one is much much better!!!!!
10*'s for you mylady!

17 Sep 2012 3:41pm

Calusarus from Drome des collines, France

I like the PoV and the mood here.

17 Sep 2012 4:10pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

great mood, scenery and colors

17 Sep 2012 4:26pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Eine sehr stimmige Aufnahme.

17 Sep 2012 4:28pm

Ellebasi from HOFSTADE, Belgium

very sweet compo

17 Sep 2012 4:30pm

franz from Baden, Austria

wow, this my number one for today, even though i haven't seen everything yet ...

17 Sep 2012 4:34pm

@franz: My favorite today is Sriram's . thx Franz .

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Beautiful play of lines and color... very beautiful traitment

17 Sep 2012 4:40pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Great image ! The swing is so high !! Wonderful light and details!

17 Sep 2012 5:11pm

@Mireille T.: swing is not higher than 1 m from the ground . I was on the street, on other side of the fence and tree with swing was on hill, right from the other side of the fire-fence. thanks a lot .

Emmeji from France

Souvenir d'enfance...

17 Sep 2012 5:15pm

@Look from Nivelles, Belgium

I like the silhouettes, and what a light on the leaves !
Kind regards

17 Sep 2012 5:47pm

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

great compo and contrasts!

17 Sep 2012 5:58pm

@klausZ: and all is about light :) thanks Klaus !

The#1AcePhotog from portland, United States

You set a nice mood. Looks like there are some manipulation problems around the swing ropes.

17 Sep 2012 6:01pm

@The#1AcePhotog: "manipulation problems" ??? what do you mean ? this is an original frame with no manipulations ... all manipulations I had while taking this shot, for I needed to go with my small camera trough the fire-fence !

rian from vestavia hills, United States

pretty cool title for this one, nice work!

17 Sep 2012 6:33pm

@rian: o, ya ... title is great, bravo me ;)

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great mood and detail to the fraying rope that holds the swing ~ fantastic photo!

17 Sep 2012 6:55pm

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Poétique ton traitement !
Bonne fin de journée!

17 Sep 2012 7:42pm

Lluís from Canet de Mar, Spain

great gold picture

17 Sep 2012 8:25pm

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

A great shot ...Stunning lights!

17 Sep 2012 8:25pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Absolutely beautiful! I love the light and color. And the memories!

17 Sep 2012 8:50pm

Baldwin from Bejuma, Venezuela

The golden tones and the silhouette of the swing with the web are really magnificent !!! Outstanding backlit image ... I like the title too

17 Sep 2012 9:03pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Really lovely, great light

17 Sep 2012 9:22pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautifully captured! I love how many of the leaves appear backlit by the sun while most of the tree is silhouetted. Great title as well.

17 Sep 2012 9:41pm

arvin from sari, Iran

Very nice

17 Sep 2012 9:45pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

it's almost a painting, mariana!

a beautiful painting of sweet memories! :-))

17 Sep 2012 10:03pm

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

On a l'impression que la corde de la balançoire prend feu avec cette fumée blanche

17 Sep 2012 11:02pm

ks from Kanagawa, Japan

beautiful shot! nice atmosphere.

18 Sep 2012 12:54am

marceline from tournai, Belgium

belle mabiance et joli clair-obscur..

18 Sep 2012 5:13am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Just brilliant, with a perfect title

18 Sep 2012 6:48am

P-TER from Roeselare, Belgium

Beautiful done!

18 Sep 2012 9:08am

@P-TER: thx Peter !

max from petite ville à l ouest, France

I love this picture. I remenber when I was a child at the end of summer, I hear my grandmother told me to go back to the house to eat.
Thanks for this souvenir come back to me.

18 Sep 2012 5:28pm

@max: this is lovely shot story :) many thanks Max

Steve Palubinski from Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Good one, Mariana. The swing is almost commanding.

18 Sep 2012 5:39pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Couleurs et lumières sont splendides.
Étonnante cette lumière blanche autour des cordes!

18 Sep 2012 8:03pm

Ann from Nelson, New Zealand

really atmospheric, Mariana

18 Sep 2012 8:36pm

APP from Nevers, France

Lumière, couleurs , cadrage , tout nous raconte une histoire rempli de nostalgie ...C'est divin !

18 Sep 2012 9:34pm

Hooman from kermanshah, Iran

I love that your photograph Mariana.

18 Sep 2012 11:05pm

C. Intempor'elle from Paris • Alma Andaluza •, France

Refreshing and so poetic !
Lovely instant.

19 Sep 2012 12:59pm

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Great atmosphere!

19 Sep 2012 1:39pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A super mood surrounding this swing. The lighted leaves are are lovely.

19 Sep 2012 3:57pm

cajera from France

Jolie couleur ambrée. Superbe les filaments de la corde qui accrochent la lumière.
Une belle image nostalgique qui rappelle les longues heures passées sur une balançoire, il y a bien longtemps

19 Sep 2012 4:53pm

clYk from Lille, France

Très belle image! J'aime ce "souvenir d'enfance" si bien évoqué, ainsi que le contre-jour, la transparence des feuilles, l'éclat des fils, la composition. Tout quoi!

21 Sep 2012 11:37am

Ddo from Verdun, France

Yes, a so sweet mood. Beautiful

22 Sep 2012 2:20pm

Philou04 from Manosque, France

Great silhouettes, colours and light in this soft composition.

25 Sep 2012 9:00pm

montazer from urmia, Iran

one of the unknown mood that i like is shown in this picture...
bravo.realy enjoyed.

5 Nov 2012 6:52pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/640 second
ISO 80
21 mm