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Summer Memory

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 16 December 2012 in Miscellaneous and Portfolio.


This morning I read a wonderful article about type of photography
that I recently see a lot on Aminus3. It helps me to understand better
these images which only confuses me so far.

Please read this article - MONKEYS WITH MACS--THE MAGIC IS GONE

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/320 second F/8.0 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

365 from namur, Belgium

It looks like a science fiction image.

16 Dec 2012 7:01am

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow splendid 5****

16 Dec 2012 7:30am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Excellent capture of summer scene !

16 Dec 2012 7:39am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Wonderful image !
Have a nice day.

16 Dec 2012 8:03am

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

Wonderful bokeh and scenery!
I love all that water splashing around ........... that's why the woman's wearing an apron I think ;-))

16 Dec 2012 8:05am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

on dirait une planète mini sur notre monde

16 Dec 2012 8:06am

Lucia from Bahia, France


16 Dec 2012 8:29am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Surnatural !

16 Dec 2012 9:18am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

frozen in time

16 Dec 2012 9:32am

Alan44 from Saint Nazaire, France

Un peu de fraicheur.

16 Dec 2012 9:52am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

That's great, love this

16 Dec 2012 10:02am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Gorgeous photography..........

16 Dec 2012 10:04am

jean pierre from paris, France

superbe photo!!! amitiés

16 Dec 2012 10:10am

Anita from Bretagne, France

Etonnant et surréaliste. 5 stars

16 Dec 2012 10:28am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Surnaturelle cette image, terrific composition. Belle journée Mariana. *****

16 Dec 2012 10:46am

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Une sacré douche!
Vraiment beau.

16 Dec 2012 11:29am

Lydia.Dd from Paris, France

Another world .........! Wonderful Mariana !

16 Dec 2012 12:15pm

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

By opening the page, I only see the top, like a picture SF, it surprises, then I saw the fountain and character. This is a great photo, I like a lot. The composition is great, and very well thought out. I love the character's posture, he looks surprised and looks at carefully. A beautiful photo.
Have a good Sunday.

16 Dec 2012 12:23pm

Hossein Saharnaz from Ahvaz, Iran

top of top....superbe light

16 Dec 2012 1:40pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great !!

16 Dec 2012 2:21pm

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

Beautifully captured!!! At first, I thought about some galaxy!

16 Dec 2012 2:39pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Stunning image. Excellent composition and light. :)

16 Dec 2012 2:55pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent composition! great capture! Bravo!

16 Dec 2012 3:32pm

marc from granby, Canada

Like the mouvement very nice!

16 Dec 2012 3:39pm

Duck Island Guy from Off the Coast, United States

Inspired. Sublime. Captivating.

16 Dec 2012 3:47pm

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Wouhaaaaaaa!! j'adore+++++ cette photo!!! bravo à toi

16 Dec 2012 3:55pm

Panagiotis Metallinos from Thessaloniki, Greece

Amazing capture, almost abstract.

16 Dec 2012 4:06pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Excellent spacey frame brought down to earth.
Clicked on the link. Cannot agree that photography was ever an objective view of reality though it would take me a page or two to elucidate all the reasons why :)

16 Dec 2012 4:27pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

It only succeeded in giving that impression if it was not properly examined. In actual fact having easily accessible tools to manipulate the image gives the photographer the opportunity to convey a more accurate representation of the experience they are trying to communicate via the photograph. Therefore the magic is very much still there.

16 Dec 2012 4:36pm

@grouser: Thanks for reading it and saying your own opinion. It would be cool if Mr. Hockings gets this comment on his page, so he can reply to you. I am not competent to reply anything to you, since 100% I agree with him and yet this is not my article. Thx Grouser !

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Wow ! so beautiful image ***** !

16 Dec 2012 4:47pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Tried Mariana, but I don't have accounts with any of the blogs that would enable me to post there

16 Dec 2012 4:51pm

@grouser: Oh, I see, the same happened to me !

Learning Soul from Bangalore, India

Extraordinary !

16 Dec 2012 5:19pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Stunning shot! *****

16 Dec 2012 7:33pm

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

I read the article but it's hard for me to understand the subtlety of the message. Your picture is...."magnifique" ;-)

16 Dec 2012 7:58pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

A superb image that captures the feeling of hot summer days.
An interesting article that Mr Hocking writes, although I feel very much a subjective view. I note how he talks about the days when only the pro's could retouch images and the money he could make taking wedding photo's. It almost sounds like the wining of an embittered former professional, rather than someone who perhaps should be celebrating the fact that digital photography and the ability to retouch has been able to reach mere mortals. It still takes an incredible skill to reach the extraordinary standards set by the likes of Brandt or Cartier-Bresson but at least those of us who are interested in the art can make an honest attempt at capturing a good image. No I don't agree with wholesale image manipulation but usually if a photo has been played about with that much it's obvious and like Mr Hocking it becomes a subjective view whether we like it or not. just as it always has been about any art form. Sorry for the rant !

16 Dec 2012 8:18pm

@Doug: Do not be sorry . I am glad to hear other opinions !

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece


16 Dec 2012 9:00pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

this is an unbelievable image, mariana!!

to me this is a winner! :-))

16 Dec 2012 10:39pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

I love the spray of the water everywhere. Definitely a memory of summer! That was an interesting article. I think retouching is fine if it enhances the photo (such as the color or sharpness) but I don't like when objects are deleted or added to the initial photo.

16 Dec 2012 11:32pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Cool capture and water fountain; love the water trails! Very interesting article, I feel there are so many magical moments that can be captured without re-touching.

17 Dec 2012 12:18am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

You have a magical image here for sure.

I read the article you mentioned and disagree completely with the author. For me, the magic is still there and real. I think the real problem he's bemoaning is the fact that photography is now more accessible to everyone with any interest and a cellphone. That doesn't mean they will always get great photos but photos that are good enough for their needs.

17 Dec 2012 3:49am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Vraiment un bel hommage, quelle compo sur réaliste splendide

17 Dec 2012 3:57am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Something very galactic about this frame - I like it. As for the article well 'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder' .......... If I like what I see - I like what I see......End Of . Forget the rules, do your thing and enjoy taking pictures - the time to pack up photography is the day you don't enjoy what you're doing. If other people enjoy your images too then so be it....... if they don't then 'Thanks For Looking'.

17 Dec 2012 9:00am

@Nigel: I appreciate your thought, Nigel ! Thanks !

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain


17 Dec 2012 3:02pm

Abena from Illinois, United States

Fantastic image! I love that it gives me the feeling of a summer memory. Your timing of the water is excellent! About the article...I beg to differ, the magic isn't gone...simply how we see it and Doug's explanation is pretty good too.

17 Dec 2012 5:52pm

@Abena: my dear Abena, it is not easy to talk about Mr.Hockings' writing, and his photography ! We are all small mice comparing with him. I did not expect any discussion, agreement or disagreement when added a link to my page. I simply expected people (those who are interested ) to learn something new! Thanks !

Joke from Leuven, Belgium

The end of the World

19 Dec 2012 11:33am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland


19 Dec 2012 12:34pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

First, a magical image!

Second, the magic is in the eye Mr. Hockings...point the round thing on the front and press the round thing on the's always been that way, probably always will be. Small mice? I think not. Excuse that late response...haven't felt like running my mouth of late.

20 Dec 2012 5:11pm

@ordinaryimages: thanks Jerry for the comment ( first part of it :) As for the second part of it, I am with Mr. Hocking.

rian from vestavia hills, United States

this is so cool! brings back summer memories.. :)

20 Dec 2012 5:29pm

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

This is magical

20 Dec 2012 6:09pm

cajera from France

jeu d'eau qui semble attiré par la lumière

26 Dec 2012 7:58am

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1/320 second
ISO 400
75 mm