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Beauty and the Beast

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/250 second F/10.0 ISO 400 35 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

excellent capture 5****

1 Feb 2013 6:44am

365 from namur, Belgium

Terrible contrast between the beauty of nature and the hardness of the machines

1 Feb 2013 7:01am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Absolutely, great tones in this

1 Feb 2013 7:08am

Gérard Méry from Saint Cyr sur Loire, France

Une grande sensation de froid dans ta photo surtout avec les engins en activité

1 Feb 2013 7:14am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
very nice & wonderful!
so beautiful composition & treatment!

1 Feb 2013 7:28am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Nicely composed ! Great activity ! Phil

1 Feb 2013 7:33am

Monik from PARIS, France

J'adore la composition et l'effet du reflet(?)... Une photo superbe et très originale...BRAVO!

1 Feb 2013 7:55am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Oh ! J'adore cette image qui mélange les genres ! Est-ce toi qui conduis le car ? ;-)

1 Feb 2013 8:12am

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

I guess they can't do without these machines ............ heaps of snow overthere!
Great tones and I love the trees heavy from the snow!
Have a nice weekend :-))

1 Feb 2013 8:19am

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

Great contrast, I love the composition.

1 Feb 2013 9:24am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Une superbe interprétation de ce magnifique conte!!! Splendide composition. Belle journée Mariana.

1 Feb 2013 9:38am

yasmin from Vancouver, Canada


1 Feb 2013 9:44am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Incredible contrast between the icy bejeweled look of the trees and the raw power of the machines.

1 Feb 2013 10:12am

michel creze from le havre, France

Superbe !

1 Feb 2013 10:20am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

beasts surely :)

1 Feb 2013 10:43am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

I like to travel with you on this bus, to witness to your look, beautiful Marian

1 Feb 2013 11:04am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Wonderful composition, the colors are magnificent. Excellent photo, I like a lot.
Have a nice day.

1 Feb 2013 11:18am

Devi from Chennai, India

Wow !!! What a lovely shot highlighting the contrast between the mechanical monsters and those lovely snow-clad trees !!! Great shot Mariana :-)

1 Feb 2013 11:27am

Roland-theys from Gerpinnes, Belgium

Very nice & wonderful!

1 Feb 2013 11:30am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

I find beauty in both...then I wonder what you a riding in to make the photo? best…jf

1 Feb 2013 12:03pm

@ordinaryimages: On a bus ( Belgrade - Sarajevo ) with a special seat right behind the driver ... was privileged ;)

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

You are in the heart of the action !!

1 Feb 2013 12:04pm

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Love this, great scene looks as if your a part of it:)

1 Feb 2013 12:05pm

jean pierre from paris, France

excellente prise!!! amitié

1 Feb 2013 12:37pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

So schön das auch aussieht, es immer mit viel Arbeit verbunden. Eine Super Aufnahme.

1 Feb 2013 12:38pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Besides the driver you have the best view.
Cool picture as result.

1 Feb 2013 1:18pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent! Superb composition!

1 Feb 2013 1:24pm

franz from Baden, Austria

splendid compo and view, awesome tonal range and detail! in this case, no beauty without the beast ... ;-)

1 Feb 2013 1:48pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

ces trax qui dégagent la neige quel effet avec ces sapins superbe.

1 Feb 2013 2:13pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

In Finland, those machines nickname is tiekarhu of the road bear. I think it's because of coarse blade claws. Gorgeous view

1 Feb 2013 2:15pm

Gheorghe from Bucuresti, Romania

Gorgeous shot ! I like it very much.

1 Feb 2013 2:17pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Superbe, on se croirait dans ce car

1 Feb 2013 2:22pm

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Excellent composition. 5*****

1 Feb 2013 3:24pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Very nice Winter scene, great capture.

1 Feb 2013 3:32pm

Mandar from Kudal, India


1 Feb 2013 3:35pm

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Very well done !

1 Feb 2013 5:04pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

The image is fantastic, and with a very good title.

1 Feb 2013 5:13pm

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Nice capture with an apt title.

1 Feb 2013 5:29pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

The title is perfect, these polluting machines are so aggressive in the wonderful landscape! An excellent strong image!

1 Feb 2013 5:37pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Those trees are wonderful

1 Feb 2013 5:58pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Une excellente prise.
On ressent parfaitement l'ambiance hivernale.

1 Feb 2013 6:28pm

Pataphoto from Toulouse, France

étrange contraste entre la beauté et le calme de la nature et la nécessité des machines, j'aime beaucoup cette image

1 Feb 2013 6:55pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

An invasion of nature by these mechanized monsters! Well seen and captured Mariana! ;-)

1 Feb 2013 7:09pm

STEED from D, France

A nice and original illustration.......Nice picture .....

1 Feb 2013 7:31pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Excellent title. I like the contrast you have captured.

1 Feb 2013 7:39pm

B.Sully from Surf City, United States

Such a perfect title, great capture!

1 Feb 2013 7:40pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Great image, looks like these guys have got a lot of hard work ahead of them

1 Feb 2013 9:54pm

Mamyni from Argenteau-Visé, Belgium

At home the winter… it's serious !

1 Feb 2013 10:11pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

The snow covered trees are beautiful and those are definitely beasts but they get the job done!

1 Feb 2013 11:42pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

The contrast is really impressive ... the snow covered trees are absolutely magnificent !!! Fabulous shot ...

1 Feb 2013 11:45pm

Jackie from Montréal, Canada

I love the title! Fabulous compo!

1 Feb 2013 11:52pm

Arr Day from Montreal, Canada

Realistic and dreamy all at once ! I really like the blue in the trees, where one would expect more green. Really like the bur effect of the snow tractors, too.

2 Feb 2013 1:16am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A perfect title to this beautiful shot! I absolutely love the snow-covered trees. A true winter wonderland.

2 Feb 2013 1:36am

Mahmood from Tehran, Iran

Superb , Wonderful Composition

2 Feb 2013 5:58am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Effective framing !

2 Feb 2013 1:13pm

Hossein Saharnaz from Ahvaz, Iran

exceptional work....

2 Feb 2013 5:12pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Two smoke belching beasts and some beautiful snow covered trees. A really nice street/road shot.

2 Feb 2013 11:37pm

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Excellent work!

3 Feb 2013 9:50am

Maria from California, United States

A real Winter scene...looks very cold

4 Feb 2013 1:34am

rian from vestavia hills, United States

winter's beautiful but can be a beast sometimes, eh? :)

11 Feb 2013 5:09pm

1/250 second
ISO 400
35 mm