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The Wedding Shower Party

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/25 second F/16.0 ISO 800 59 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

365 from namur, Belgium

Funny to see the flowers just below the face !

27 Sep 2012 5:10am

@365: funny comment !

rem_la from Villiers, France

belle composition

27 Sep 2012 5:33am

Lokesh from Hyderabad, India

interesting lighting.... and curious expression.....

27 Sep 2012 5:35am

omid from mashhad, Iran

:) very nice & amazing!

27 Sep 2012 5:58am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

I love her expression and the position of the flowers, great capture Mariana

27 Sep 2012 6:07am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Love the hand gestures - interesting contrast with the other two characters - who must be good listeners!

27 Sep 2012 6:10am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

She does not look happy to be celebrating but looks as if she has been hypnotised by the hand. Great capture of light

27 Sep 2012 6:31am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Love the light and atmosphere. Not sure about the hand Mariana..:-)

27 Sep 2012 6:54am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

I can imagine the clapping hands. Her absent gaze is terrible.

27 Sep 2012 6:54am

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

I can see she's having great fun .................. ;-))
Wonderful motion of the hand!

27 Sep 2012 7:06am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

a gesture of deep look seriously hiding in the shadows, fantastic Marian

27 Sep 2012 8:18am

Joke from Leuven, Belgium

Love the light and the capture!

27 Sep 2012 8:19am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

So richtig Glücklich sieht die junge Dame nicht aus. Sehr gut das Licht und die Bewegung der Hand.

27 Sep 2012 8:20am

Lucie Pao (By PegM) from ~ ici ou là ~, France

la lumière est superbe !

27 Sep 2012 8:30am

Photo Attraction from Porto, Portugal

Are they really celebrating ? Her face says something else, like "what if..."
I like the moving hands...

27 Sep 2012 8:50am

@Photo Attraction: wedding shower!

pascale from Brussels, Belgium

don't know what they are celebrating
but she not clearely having fun
great portret

27 Sep 2012 9:26am

@pascale: that's why i liked her serious, upset-minded expression.

Monik from PARIS, France

L'éclairage bien contrasté et la composition, l'attitude et le regard du personnage central, cette main qui passe comme une aile , quelle superbe photo, Mariana. J'adore..!*****
Bonne journée!

27 Sep 2012 9:48am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Flowers in the light ! Beautiful composition , intriguing by the expression of the lady .

27 Sep 2012 10:13am

Calusarus from Drome des collines, France

La lumière de ce N&B est très belle. Bravo

27 Sep 2012 11:01am

PATRICK from miramas, France


27 Sep 2012 11:16am

yalda from Iran

what Celebration ?
Her face says something else !
so cute this moving hands :)

27 Sep 2012 11:18am

Alan44 from France

Ce n'est pas une joie affichée,le n&b est de circonstance.

27 Sep 2012 11:22am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

so much to see in a single frame - love the expression and the gesticulating hands

27 Sep 2012 12:38pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Somewhat mysterious feelings. I like it.

27 Sep 2012 12:57pm

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

A splendid black and white, great shot.

27 Sep 2012 1:00pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

quel tête à tête sueprbe avec la lumière sur le pot de fleur fantastique cpatage.

27 Sep 2012 1:51pm

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Is it when they are discussing the terms of their contract?

27 Sep 2012 2:32pm

@Gérard Beullac: Wedding or Bridal Shower

Mehdi Monadi from Tehran, Iran

nice shot

27 Sep 2012 2:35pm

@Mehdi Monadi: i think it is excellent, not nice only:) thx Mehdi!

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Une scène un peu lugubre! Cette main menaçante ajoute au trouble.

27 Sep 2012 3:43pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

On la sent vraiment heureuse :) Superbe instantané. Belle journée Mariana.

27 Sep 2012 3:59pm

franz from Baden, Austria

terrific, like a stage set! her fixed gaze is mesmerising, and the blurred hand adds a strong element of mytery ...

27 Sep 2012 4:13pm

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

J'aime beaucoup cette lumière ! Je te souhaite une agréable soirée

27 Sep 2012 4:24pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great play with lighting that you've captured here! I love the highlights. The woman appears to be under a spell. Hopefully that wasn't the bride getting "cold feet."

27 Sep 2012 5:38pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

OMG she's realy having a great party over there....
Also a great composition and nice movement in this photo Mariana!!

27 Sep 2012 5:46pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Beautiful light on flower. lovely image. nice shot.

27 Sep 2012 5:53pm

fereshteh. from Iran

Beautiful light and beautiful Portrait.

27 Sep 2012 6:05pm

Emmeji from France

Elle semble hypnotisée, on dirait que quelqu'un essaie de la réveiller !

27 Sep 2012 7:14pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Gorgeous light! This is a wonderful capture. She is beautiful.

27 Sep 2012 8:15pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

marvelous light. such an interesting look on her face

27 Sep 2012 8:28pm

Atomyk from Valencia, Spain

What a great domain of the lights...
Super expressive image.

27 Sep 2012 8:53pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

She looks so sad ... well catched !

27 Sep 2012 9:05pm

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Blows my mind, wedding parties are supposed to be happy and this looks a little less than happy, more to this story; maybe the hand?

27 Sep 2012 10:55pm

Baldwin from Bejuma, Venezuela

She has a really serious expression on her face, she's not happy ... Fabulous monochrome !!! Contrasts and light are just wonderful ...

27 Sep 2012 11:34pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Fantastic light in this scene.

28 Sep 2012 2:16am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Who knows what thoughts occur in the blink of a shutter...the happenstance of the hand elevates it to performance art. best…jf

28 Sep 2012 2:59am

Panagiotis Metallinos from Thessaloniki, Greece

Wonderful capture and compo

28 Sep 2012 8:46am

rian from vestavia hills, United States

she looks shocked.. someone probably dropped a bombshell.. :D nice candid!

28 Sep 2012 1:21pm

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

Elle est dans son rêve en fixant le bouquet de cette main qui passe ne l'effraie pas .Bel instantané

28 Sep 2012 3:31pm

PhotOpus from Aix-en-Provence, France

J'aurais aimé la faire ...

28 Sep 2012 9:46pm

Sophie Avrillault from Bidart, France

un magnifique clair obscur, une très bonne maitrise de la lumière

29 Sep 2012 12:12pm

philmess from angouleme, France

Wouah ce regard

29 Sep 2012 2:53pm

@philmess: wow, what a comment !

Frida from Sweden

Love the light on the flowers just below her face.

29 Sep 2012 5:27pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful light; nice capture of expressions. Great shot. :)

30 Sep 2012 5:52pm

John Downey from Geneva, United States

I can see this as one of those divisive shots we discussed in calss. Half don't like it because of the hands, the other half think the hands add something. If you have other shots surrounding this moment I'm willing to bet you chose this one because of her expression, and I think it's great.

4 Oct 2012 4:05pm

rafafotografia from Madrid, Spain

Wonderful. Froze a magic moment, the look, the hand ....

8 Oct 2012 5:43am

Eric Laforgue from Ivry sur Seine, France

Quel regard!

31 Oct 2012 8:56am

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1/25 second
ISO 800
59 mm