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The Woman in Black

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/50 second F/4.0 ISO 200 39 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

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Moody. Mysterious. Very nice work.

15 Mar 2013 6:22am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent capture and process

15 Mar 2013 6:32am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Another style of feeling , but always excellent ! I'm fan of this image ! Phil

15 Mar 2013 6:58am

365 from namur, Belgium

A ghost! Very good technical skills to take this picture.

15 Mar 2013 7:20am

Sophie Avrillault from Bidart, France

I love it !! excellent process I post on remix

15 Mar 2013 7:22am

Monik from PARIS, France

Ah, j'aime beaucoup cette atmosphère onirique . Excellent travail, Mariana! *****

15 Mar 2013 7:43am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super technique

15 Mar 2013 8:02am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

only you are able to photograph the wind.
the wind that wraps your look magnificent Mary ..........................

15 Mar 2013 8:06am

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

Très belle réussite ! Belle ambiance !

15 Mar 2013 8:15am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

Great winter mood ! I love the ghost silhouette, excellent motion blur !

15 Mar 2013 8:24am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Wonderful image....

15 Mar 2013 8:33am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Fantastic! Good day.

15 Mar 2013 8:35am

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

Very mysterious ..............
Definitely Spotlight worthy!!!

15 Mar 2013 9:10am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

5***** et un spotlight pour moi! trop belle ta photo!!!

15 Mar 2013 9:48am

Ol from Nice Bushes, Germany

a very touching image - i love the idea!

15 Mar 2013 10:26am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Looks like a ghost. Excellent work Mariana.

15 Mar 2013 10:36am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Super processing on this great posting

15 Mar 2013 10:48am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent motion blur! Superb composition!

15 Mar 2013 10:49am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

The dimension of the shadow world - excellent, Mariana!

15 Mar 2013 11:01am

HARRY OCONNOR from Apex NC, United States

Very impressioinistic and impressive shot. The bit of fleshtone in the face is a definite plus.

15 Mar 2013 11:01am

pete from blue mountains, Australia

ah Mariana this is a wonderful photograph...

15 Mar 2013 11:33am

thami from Fès, Morocco

Une ambiance poétique émane de cette image floutée!
Bonne journée lumineue et chal-heureuse!

15 Mar 2013 11:38am

Devi from Chennai, India

Mystic !! Lovely processing here :-)))

15 Mar 2013 12:13pm

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

wonderful over all effect.

15 Mar 2013 12:31pm

BiLL from Belfast, United Kingdom


15 Mar 2013 12:52pm

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Excellent! Fantastic shadowy image!

15 Mar 2013 1:16pm

Frankiess from Český Těšín, Czech Republic

Excellent interpretation of street scene. Great post-processing!!

15 Mar 2013 1:22pm

carol williams from istanbul, Turkey

lovely image - great composition and balance. Double exposure?

15 Mar 2013 1:28pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom


15 Mar 2013 2:02pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

You certainly know how to weave magic into a photograph, looks like a fashion shot
by the Avedon in you, beautiful !~

15 Mar 2013 2:29pm

Damien from Plérin, France


15 Mar 2013 2:47pm

Mandar from Kudal, India


15 Mar 2013 2:50pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

An original image. Tells a moving object.

15 Mar 2013 2:52pm

jean pierre from paris, France

photo et traitement superbe!! amitié

15 Mar 2013 2:56pm

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Parfois les erreurs font des chefs d'oeuvre! Excellent Mariana

15 Mar 2013 3:25pm

franz from Baden, Austria

brilliant and highly imaginative !!!

15 Mar 2013 3:40pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Oh I love this Mariana, really beautiful

15 Mar 2013 4:03pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Du grand art!!! ***** Belle journée Mariana.

15 Mar 2013 4:16pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Superb, love it !

15 Mar 2013 4:30pm

@Evelyne Dubos: thx Evelyn !

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Very nice abstract image.

15 Mar 2013 4:32pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Excellent capture and processing as if to give it that apparition-like presence!

15 Mar 2013 4:59pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Grandiose Aufnahme.

15 Mar 2013 5:04pm

Focales from Rhône-Alpes, France

A silhouette which passes as in a dream. I like !

15 Mar 2013 5:18pm

Tat à l'oeil from Paris, France

Superbe rendu !

15 Mar 2013 5:26pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Wonderfully ethereal Mariana! Nicely captured! ;-)

15 Mar 2013 6:01pm

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

So full of mystery and she looks very this

15 Mar 2013 6:23pm

Lydia.Dd from Paris, France

A superb one !

15 Mar 2013 6:53pm

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

Very well done and artistic !

15 Mar 2013 7:17pm

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

You have photographed the wind ... an amazing achievement 5* I adore it!!!!

15 Mar 2013 7:25pm

STEED from D, France

Great Mood.....Nice Picture....

15 Mar 2013 8:27pm

Carol from Leamington, Canada

One of my favorites of yours Mariana, beautiful!!

15 Mar 2013 8:47pm

@Carol: thx Carol !

Jackie from Montréal, Canada

Fabulous image! I love it! Superb monochrome!

15 Mar 2013 8:50pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Really super shot

15 Mar 2013 9:19pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

artistic and mysterious ..
I like it very much, mariana!!

15 Mar 2013 10:05pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Stunning image! She looks so fashionable and mysterious. Wonderful!

15 Mar 2013 10:10pm

Lluís from Canet de Mar, Spain

excelent picture!

15 Mar 2013 10:24pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Fabulous work !

15 Mar 2013 11:48pm

Nitin from Shanghai, China

Thats a real marvelous shot - the motion blur and the stationary backdrop - stunning and brilliantly done. Love the entire mood going away yet being there. Many cheers Mariana!

16 Mar 2013 1:58am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle ombre de personnage quelle vue et captage génial.

16 Mar 2013 3:48am

Michael Rawluk from Canada

Wonderful shot, Mariana. Very creative.

16 Mar 2013 4:31am

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

A strange picture, like behind a glass

16 Mar 2013 8:48am

@RORO: it is behind the car glass

L'angevine from Angers, France

je suis en admiration par ce personnage,bravo

16 Mar 2013 9:50am

omid from mashhad, Iran

Congratulations! :)

16 Mar 2013 7:42pm

@omid: thanks Omid !

Bruno F from Planète Terre, Europe, France

Really nice ! Bravo

16 Mar 2013 7:42pm

@Bruno F: thank you Bruno !

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

I'm not surprised ;-) Congratulations on the Spotlight Mariana !

16 Mar 2013 8:16pm

@Anna.C: i can tell the same, I mean for yours ;) thanks Ana !

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique rendu, et belle composition.

16 Mar 2013 8:17pm

@Marie: thx Marie !

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Congratulations on your SPOTLIGHT!!!

16 Mar 2013 8:24pm

@Ruthiebear: thx Ruthie !

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

I knew it ........... ;-))

16 Mar 2013 8:27pm

@Ellebelle: me too :) he he thx Ellebelle

destani from mashhad, Iran

Great shot ! very nice. 5*****

16 Mar 2013 8:32pm

destani from mashhad, Iran

Congratulations on your SPOTLIGHT!!!

16 Mar 2013 8:35pm

@destani: double thx :)

Betsy Barron from Philadelphia, PA, United States

gorgeous image - the movement is perfection

16 Mar 2013 8:40pm

@Betsy Barron: many thx Betsy !

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Félicitations Mariana pour le spotlight

16 Mar 2013 8:44pm

@Jean-Luc T.: Thanks Jean !

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Congrats on the Spotlight. Nice day.

16 Mar 2013 9:01pm

@Tede: thanks Tede !

Duck Island Guy from Off the Coast, United States

Congratulations. I love the mysteriousness of this image. It invites me to linger, to look closer. I see more and more when I do. Best of all it engages my imagination.

16 Mar 2013 9:41pm

@Duck Island Guy: thanks ;)

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Congratulations on your spotlight! ********

16 Mar 2013 9:49pm

@mo.langel: thanks Mo !

~~~Ann~~~ from Nelson, New Zealand

mysterious, shadowy, powerful!

16 Mar 2013 10:01pm

@~~~Ann~~~: thx Ann ;)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This is so beautiful, so mysterious, and so totally amazing. Congratulations on the Spotlight, Mariana!

16 Mar 2013 10:42pm

@Steve Rice: thanks Steve

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Congratulations on the spotlight Mariana!!! Bravo!

16 Mar 2013 11:08pm

@Mireille T.: thx Mireille

Carol from Leamington, Canada

Congratulations Mariana, somehow I just knew it would be in the Spotlight... as I said before, one of my favorites or yours!!

16 Mar 2013 11:50pm

@Carol: thx Carol

sylvain santelli from cayenne, France

Love the signs on the back ...

17 Mar 2013 12:02am

@sylvain santelli: only that ? he he thx dear :)

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Congratulations on the Spotlight !!!

17 Mar 2013 12:24am

@Baldwin Vandewalle: thanks a lot

Learning Soul from Bangalore, India

Great picture ! Amazing indeed ! Congratulations to you !

17 Mar 2013 6:20am

@Learning Soul: thx Soul ;)

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Amazing photographic interpretation . . you manage to carry so much from so little. Congrats.

17 Mar 2013 6:42am

@Ronnie 2¢: thanks :)

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom


17 Mar 2013 6:55am

@CElliottUK: thanks !

CLODO from PESSAC, France

So mysterious! Good POV through the car window (?) and waiting for the blurred human presence!

17 Mar 2013 7:36am

@CLODO: right :) thanks !

parviz Falahatkar from Tehran, Iran

great motion...!
Congratulation on the Spotlight.

17 Mar 2013 8:04am

@parviz Falahatkar: thanks !

Monik from PARIS, France

Aaaah, je la sentais bien celle-ci . Félicitations, elle le méritait! ;-)))

17 Mar 2013 8:20am

@Monik: thanks Monik!

jean pierre from paris, France

bravo pour le spotlight bien attribué et mérité!! amitié

17 Mar 2013 8:51am

@jean pierre: thanks !

Gérard from Marseille, France

one more, I'm not surprised !!! Congratulations

17 Mar 2013 8:58am

@Gérard: thanks !

Eric Laforgue from Ivry sur Seine, France

Une réussite, spotlight amplement mérité.

17 Mar 2013 9:05am

@Eric Laforgue: thanks Eric!

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Congratulations on the spotlight!

17 Mar 2013 9:17am

@Aubélia: thanks !

Adrian from Wakefield, United Kingdom

superb work, a well deserved spotlight Mariana.

17 Mar 2013 9:40am

@Adrian: thx Adrian

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Splendid effect . Congratulations on te spotlight !

17 Mar 2013 10:24am

@Mhelene: thanks Helene!

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal


17 Mar 2013 11:27am

@Ana Lúcia: thanks Ana!

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Spotlight.

17 Mar 2013 12:55pm

@Heinz: thanks Heinz!

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

Congrats Mariana !!

17 Mar 2013 1:33pm

@Eric C.: thanks Eric !

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan


17 Mar 2013 1:39pm

@Stu: thx Stu

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Je te l'avais dit que tu aurais un spotlight!!!! Félicitation!!!!!

17 Mar 2013 2:09pm

@Martine: thx Martine !

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Excellent, good to play with the artefacts generated by car glasses.

17 Mar 2013 2:46pm

Florence from Paris, France

Bravo Mariana. You rock ! :-)
Truly a great image.

17 Mar 2013 2:47pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great effect of motion.....Congratulations on the Spotlight !

17 Mar 2013 3:15pm

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

Excellent compositin and creativity .Congratulations on the Spotlight !

17 Mar 2013 5:54pm

Hossein Saharnaz from Ahvaz, Iran

congratulations on the spotlight

17 Mar 2013 6:19pm

Pixim from Nice, France

Despite all symbolic, and advice, of our civilizations; paths to take are more blurry than it seems. In this way, your photo stands out because she wears beautifully reflective Bravo ;-)

17 Mar 2013 8:28pm

Maria from California, United States

very interesting image...I like it!

17 Mar 2013 10:17pm

Maria from California, United States

ah, and congratulations, I see it was spotlighted

17 Mar 2013 10:18pm

Hil from Roma, Italy

Excellent shot, interesting mood. Congratulations!

17 Mar 2013 10:40pm

marceline from tournai, Belgium

Félicitations pour le spotlight ! une photo vraiment magique !et belle maitrise !

18 Mar 2013 6:59am

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

Congratulations on this Spotlight Mariana ... A really deserved one. I already gave 5* just wish I could give 10.

18 Mar 2013 10:17am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Congrats on your Spotlight, Mariana!

18 Mar 2013 10:49am

Abena from Illinois, United States

Congrats on the spotlight :)) This oomage is beautiful, everything about it !

19 Mar 2013 3:28am

Abena from Illinois, United States

^^image :)

19 Mar 2013 3:28am

Véro from Savoie, France

J'ai d'abord pensé à une superposition d'images mais non , superbe ! congrats !

20 Mar 2013 5:00am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Congratulations on the beautiful spotlight award, such a novel photo with impact !~

20 Mar 2013 4:55pm

@Phil Morris: thx my dear Gentleman :) this list of comments would not be complete without your congrats !

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Congratulations on Spotlight!

23 Mar 2013 11:51am

@Anita: thanks Anita !

rian from vestavia hills, United States

it's got an artsy look to it that i really like.. nicely done..

25 Mar 2013 7:34pm

Stéphane Thémèze from Paris, France

Looking as if vanishing into the air or reconstructed with something in the air, depending on the direction of the wind in one's mind. Into thin air anyway.

26 Mar 2013 8:28am

Stéphane Thémèze from Paris, France

And Congratulations for your spotlight!

Cheers Mariana.

26 Mar 2013 8:29am

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/50 second
ISO 200
39 mm