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Hula Hoop Girl

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/200 second F/13.0 ISO 400 300 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

Duck Island Guy from Off the Coast, United States

Cool!! Great composition & capture.

15 Jan 2013 5:02am

Sophie from Fournets Luisans, France

beautiful composition and light !

15 Jan 2013 5:21am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Perfection! It almost seems to be this most delicate dance. Super light in this frame.

15 Jan 2013 5:47am

Gérard from Marseille, France

I like the composition of the movement with the shadow.

15 Jan 2013 6:11am

Bruno F from Planète Terre, Europe, France

Great graphic composition !

15 Jan 2013 6:19am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent capture

15 Jan 2013 6:24am

Loukas from Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece

I like the processing and the play with the shadow

15 Jan 2013 6:45am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Superb capture - dancing with her shadow!

15 Jan 2013 6:46am

Devi from Chennai, India

Fantastic photograph Mariana !!
What timing and lights and the shadow !!!

15 Jan 2013 7:36am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Beautifully captured and wonderful light Mariana

15 Jan 2013 7:48am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Reminds me my childhood, when it appeared in France.

15 Jan 2013 7:55am

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

I use to have one as a kid and go with it at school, like every little girl in these far away ;-)

15 Jan 2013 7:58am

@Veronique: sure, like any other girl :) hope you like this image !

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Beautiful reflections. Good day.

15 Jan 2013 8:07am

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

Something I´ve never managed to do ...........
Great colors, shadows and light!!

15 Jan 2013 8:12am

jean pierre from paris, France

photo magnifique!!! amitié

15 Jan 2013 8:27am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Très belle composition en deux parties ! L'acidité des couleurs est très judicieuse !

15 Jan 2013 8:34am

Z from Shanghai, China


15 Jan 2013 8:37am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

Wonderful scene, body of shadow, light profiled in the naked body is wonderful Marian brilliant one great work

15 Jan 2013 8:39am

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Like this stylised view.

15 Jan 2013 8:45am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Love that area of light

15 Jan 2013 8:53am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Génial le traitement des couleurs, la lumière est splendide. ***** Belle journée Mariana.

15 Jan 2013 8:59am

Spright from Small Town, South Africa

Great framing and timing, love the shadow.

15 Jan 2013 9:25am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Sehr gutes Licht und Schatten.

15 Jan 2013 9:27am

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

Stunning ....the light and shadow is just beautiful I love it!!

15 Jan 2013 9:43am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Beautiful shot, the area of light, the shadow is perfect:)

15 Jan 2013 9:53am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Bravo superbe photo en mouvement et l'ombre est vraiment un +

15 Jan 2013 10:21am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

like a frozen frame from a film, I expect the hoop to move on round

15 Jan 2013 10:22am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Excellent composing to contain the two elements within a tight frame.

15 Jan 2013 10:53am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Very good framing of the girl and her shadow, treatment and colors are superb, excellent photo. I like a lot.
Have a good day.

15 Jan 2013 11:18am

michel creze from le havre, France

Ma jeunesse !!!!! bel éclairage et bonne composition

My youth!! nice lighting and good composition

15 Jan 2013 11:25am

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

superbe cette ombre ! Magnifique photo

15 Jan 2013 11:29am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Really nice shot, love the light

15 Jan 2013 11:56am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & amazing!
so beautiful frame, colors, lights & shadows!

15 Jan 2013 11:57am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Le mouvement, les ombres, les couleurs sont superbes

15 Jan 2013 12:17pm

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Elle danse avec son ombre! Excellente image

15 Jan 2013 12:23pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

belle exhibition dans ce carré de lumière éblouissant !!

15 Jan 2013 12:59pm

tatar@y from France

Woooo. Excellente action et beau jeu d'ombres.

15 Jan 2013 1:13pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Beautiful processing! Great capture and framing!

15 Jan 2013 1:50pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Stunning. Great light and shadow. Excellent composing. :)

15 Jan 2013 2:02pm

STEED from D, France

Tender and Vintage in same Time....Excellent !!!

15 Jan 2013 2:06pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Beautiful photo.
Nice composition and light, also nicely framed.

15 Jan 2013 2:09pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Very beautiful ~ fantastic frame ... I would love to be her and hula like that!!!

15 Jan 2013 2:13pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Beautiful action, nice reflections, excellent frame.

15 Jan 2013 3:57pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb framing and beautiful light and treatment !

15 Jan 2013 4:16pm

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

Super scène, belle lumière et belle ombre ; c'est beau !

15 Jan 2013 4:38pm

Yalda from Chaloos, Iran

Superb capture

15 Jan 2013 5:21pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

The shadow is superb, increasing the drama 10 fold, superb photo !~

15 Jan 2013 5:21pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

quel jeu d'ombre au sol quel artiste fantastique cette lumière.

15 Jan 2013 5:32pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

that's a good exercise to keep those hips fit. :)

15 Jan 2013 5:38pm

B.Sully from Surf City, United States

Great light!

15 Jan 2013 5:52pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

A superb work with light and compo!

15 Jan 2013 6:11pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

I only can say PERFECT!!!!!!

15 Jan 2013 6:15pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Gorgeous light and shadow! Absolutely beautiful.

15 Jan 2013 6:19pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful play of light and shadow here Mariana! Well done! ;-)

15 Jan 2013 6:57pm

franz from Baden, Austria

terrific compo and presentation, awesome use of light and colour, absolutely cool border .... this MUST be another hit on your spotlight list !!!!

15 Jan 2013 6:57pm

@franz: never say - MUST... it might be, should be, could be, but not - must be :) he he thanks Franz !

max from petite ville à l ouest, France

Hi, Mariana,
Great shot, I love it, particularly the light and of course the shadow
Absolutely wonderful

15 Jan 2013 7:52pm

@max: Thanks Max. I love this easy feeling thank to this slim girl and her beautiful movements ;)

Hossein Saharnaz from Ahvaz, Iran

oh Mariana when i saw your picture I remembered many years ago when i was9 or10 years old thanks for your stunning work.

15 Jan 2013 8:11pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Superb capture, light and composition!!!! Nice scenne!

15 Jan 2013 8:17pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

love the light and movement captured

15 Jan 2013 8:47pm

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

Fantastic Photo ,light & compo

15 Jan 2013 8:49pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Superb light and movement! Great shot!

15 Jan 2013 9:29pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

A moment suspended in light. best…jf

15 Jan 2013 9:49pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Interesting lighting and spectacular shadow.

15 Jan 2013 9:56pm

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Great composition ! Good photo job here!

15 Jan 2013 10:13pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

dynamite gesture. great tones. fine light and shadow

15 Jan 2013 10:44pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

wonderful composition, mariana, and a fantastic shadow! :-))

15 Jan 2013 10:59pm

thami from Morocco

Excellent! Excellent !
Bon mercredi lumineux!

15 Jan 2013 11:29pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Beautifully composed image ... the play of light and shadows is magnificent !!!!

15 Jan 2013 11:42pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

That was really popular in the 60's. Then they all had rim.

16 Jan 2013 6:02am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice composition and nice colors. My son is good at Hula Hoop, too.

16 Jan 2013 9:25am

@Hiro: i am still good at it :) thx Hiro !

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Pas facile à faire, mais tu t'en sors admirablement.

16 Jan 2013 6:12pm

Arr Day from Canada

Outstanding !
So simple, those two circles. And it works wonders.
Love the slightly overexposition and saturation. I like the fact that it is not exactly split in two (yellow\black), it is way less cold that way.

17 Jan 2013 12:39am

@Arr Day: thanks Arr. It was not overexposed image, the Orton effect I applied here created this effect ;)

Arr Day from Canada

Oh Mariana, please understand me well : I did not perceived the "overexposition" as a mistake but as a choice. And even if it was from a mistake, if you ever choose to present it this way, it becomes a choice. I've made an awful lot of mistakes - and still do just as many, just not the same - from which I've developped specific approaches. As an example, my series "Nights from Start to Finish" is derived from that, a mistake. Underexposition. I've learned walking from all the times I've stumbled.

18 Jan 2013 1:11am

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Wow! I can feel the movement.

20 Jan 2013 1:10pm

cajera from France

Très bel éclairage

21 Jan 2013 5:43pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique scène.

9 Feb 2013 5:09pm

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1/200 second
ISO 400
300 mm