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Balcony Umbrella

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 14 August 2013 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/800 second F/8.0 ISO 80 6 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

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Very dodgy angle. A small green dot in the middle is a large gray fine detail. And the birds will tell you that the picture taker position has been very ordinary.

14 Aug 2013 5:28am

Gérard from Marseille, France

Excellente 5*

14 Aug 2013 5:40am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

very unusual angle, composition and processing by you ! if I like the angle of view and the composition I'm not found of the treatment...

14 Aug 2013 6:17am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

Sorry....I'm not fond of....of course ))

14 Aug 2013 6:19am

@Anna.C: thx for help Anna:) I fixed what I did not like about this image - yellow line of the balcony above my balcony.

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

Such an unusual image!
Great diagonals and dynamics in the sky! I love the separation of color and b&w ..........

14 Aug 2013 6:39am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

What a wonderful frame - very well done

14 Aug 2013 6:40am

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

Superb !

14 Aug 2013 7:02am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Tout simplement génial. Splendide composition, la sélection des couleurs est superbe. Bonne journée Mariana *****

14 Aug 2013 7:23am

SRM from Rome, Italy

I do not have any word for this,just perfect.

14 Aug 2013 7:39am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

I prefer this version indeed !

14 Aug 2013 9:18am

@Anna.C: thanks Anna !

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland


14 Aug 2013 9:43am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

a colourful bracket fungus growing off the concrete.:) Like the birds and the dramatic mackerel sky

14 Aug 2013 9:43am

Calusarus from Drome des collines, France

Great with this audacious framing… Cheers for the processing

14 Aug 2013 9:47am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Great diagonal compo & angle of view. Like the cloudy sky and the touch of color of the umbrella. Good work !

14 Aug 2013 9:51am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Great composition! I love the summery touch of the small parasol of color!:) Excellent framing and work!

14 Aug 2013 9:58am

Emma G from Auckland, New Zealand

wow....amazing shot!!

14 Aug 2013 10:11am

Rafael from North Miami, United States

Impressive shot. Congratulations !

14 Aug 2013 10:19am

Rafael from North Miami, United States

Impressive shot. Congratulations !

14 Aug 2013 10:20am

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

a mindbender this one, Mariana

14 Aug 2013 10:57am

Photo Attraction from Porto, Portugal

Great photo!
First, what a smart choice for a cut-out. Second, what a amazing sky! Third, the lines and awesome.

14 Aug 2013 11:00am

Devi from Chennai, India

Amazing angle and awesome hot here !!!

14 Aug 2013 11:44am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Excellent use of selective colouring Mariana! The vertiginous perspective works great against the wonderfully textured clouds! ;-)

14 Aug 2013 11:52am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

What an incredible angle that you've captured this from!! I'm glad that you didn't straighten this view. Excellent choice to selectively color as well!

14 Aug 2013 12:22pm

Martine Libouton from bousval, Belgium

5***** une photo de toute beauté!! j'adore ce B&W profond!!! une très belle désaturation! les oiseaux apportent un plus à la composition et le cadrage en diagonale est au top! 5***** et 1 spotlight pour moi!

14 Aug 2013 12:24pm

@Martine Libouton: thanks Martine :)

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

The whole position seems to have propelled this vision to one of art !~

14 Aug 2013 12:59pm

Jlo from Villers le Peuplier, Belgium

Super compos et cadrage. Et LE CIEL, ... Il est pffff wooooowwwwww.... Les yeux n'arrêtent pas de tourner en triangle... J'aime bcp.

14 Aug 2013 1:16pm

Adrian from Wakefield, United Kingdom

spotlight,spotlight,spotlight.!!! fantastic, this blew me away

14 Aug 2013 1:36pm

@Adrian: cannot believe , Adrian ;)

Lewis from Ljouwert, Netherlands

very beautifully abstracted

14 Aug 2013 2:55pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Fantastic ! excellent angle, nice sky clouds, really nice photo, wonderful shot.

14 Aug 2013 3:11pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5***

14 Aug 2013 3:48pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

E X C E L L E N T !!!

14 Aug 2013 4:06pm

@omid: thx Omid !

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

SUperb use of selective color!

14 Aug 2013 4:30pm

Chetan from Gurgaon, India

Stunning angle.. And frankly I still haven't figured exactly from where was it taken. Help me!!

14 Aug 2013 4:33pm

@Chetan: from my balcony up to the sky :) thx Chetan

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India


14 Aug 2013 4:34pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Mariana, you always seem to amaze me with your composition and this one is exceptional with that splash of colour from the umbrella and that incredible cloud formation, it's stunning

14 Aug 2013 6:31pm

@Doug: thx Doug ! Hey, this compo is my everyday view up, since somebody above me is constantly watering the flowers on the balcony and water is dripping down :) Still have not caught this lady :)

farideh from rasht, Iran

Really magnificent.

14 Aug 2013 7:19pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Fantastic! I love this image and treatment.

14 Aug 2013 7:29pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

C'est le titre qui m'a mis sur la voie.
C'est splendide!

14 Aug 2013 8:54pm

Damien from Plérin, France

What a composition! No vertigo I hope.-)

14 Aug 2013 9:35pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is magnificent! Gorgeous image. 5*'s!

14 Aug 2013 9:57pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

Amazing shot! i like it
great compo and editing.

14 Aug 2013 10:04pm

Gérard Méry from Tours, France

Idée géniale , prise de vue, ciel extra, angle, de désaturation partielle du beau travail Anamaria.

14 Aug 2013 10:34pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

I feel almost dizzy from looking. It feels like there is movement.

15 Aug 2013 2:49am

L'angevine from Angers, France

mon regard se pose partout avec ces multiples traitements

15 Aug 2013 6:43am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

J'aime beaucoup, la poésie est présente aussi dans le noir et blanc !

15 Aug 2013 9:24am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

terrific edditon mary is fantassssssssssstic

15 Aug 2013 9:38am

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

A super strong and dynamic composition with excellent use of colour.

17 Aug 2013 11:22pm

franz from Baden, Austria

this is more than original ... this is visionary !!!

20 Aug 2013 1:30pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/800 second
ISO 80
6 mm