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Boys are Having Fun

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/400 second F/8.0 ISO 80 56 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

I also had the pleasure to look at your picture.

16 Aug 2013 5:30am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5***

16 Aug 2013 5:48am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Wonderful - 5* all the way.

16 Aug 2013 6:35am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Quelle belle image.
Je vous souhaite une agréable journée.

16 Aug 2013 6:43am

gerard1948 from Somewhere on earth, Spain

Excellent composition, Black and White is fantastic. A very nice picture, I like a lot.
Have a good weekend.

16 Aug 2013 6:59am


very good

16 Aug 2013 7:38am

Chetan from Gurgaon, India

Beautiful capture and treatment...

16 Aug 2013 7:59am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

EXCELLENT! Superb scene seized in this strong B/W! Bravo Mariana!

16 Aug 2013 8:00am

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

Magnifique ... du grand Mariana ;-)

16 Aug 2013 8:03am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

maaaaaaaaaaaaary ...............................exclusive , bravissimo

16 Aug 2013 8:47am

Emma G from Auckland, New Zealand

fantastic! Love it... 5 ***** from me.

16 Aug 2013 8:55am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Very beautiful bright effects on these cheerful silhouettes! I also like very much your tight centring!

16 Aug 2013 9:11am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

lovely shapes and textures

16 Aug 2013 9:16am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Absolutely fantastic.

16 Aug 2013 9:21am

Kazimir from Havirov, Czech Republic

Wonderful!! :-) *****

16 Aug 2013 10:11am

Devi from Chennai, India

Can feel the hapy mood!!! It's contageous!!

16 Aug 2013 10:28am

Devi from Chennai, India

oops!! I mean happy:-)

16 Aug 2013 10:28am

omid from mashhad, Iran

W O N D E R F U L !

16 Aug 2013 11:33am

Adrian from Wakefield, United Kingdom

Superb, love the diffused light created by the water droplets,and slight blur of movement. its stunning. have a good weekend Mariana

16 Aug 2013 12:02pm

@Adrian: thx Adrain . Super weekend to you too ;)

Olivier P from toulouse, France

A very very beautiful shot ! Great catch ! well done !

16 Aug 2013 12:37pm

Martine from bousval, Belgium

5***** une fabuleuse!! photo!!!! j'en suis fan+++++

16 Aug 2013 12:42pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Un tableau vraiment splendide, le rendu et le grain de l'image sont une merveille. Bonne journée Mariana. *****

16 Aug 2013 12:42pm

@Tede: thanks Max. I love to watch happy kids in a park where I often go. Spray and Splash is a main attraction for them :)

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

There is something magical about boys and water! You have captured the spirit of pure joy at it's best here Mariana! Bravo! ;-)

16 Aug 2013 1:16pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Great effect and B/W image.

16 Aug 2013 2:32pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

What a great serie you made on this place...i love this one, Superb B&W, beautiful light and scenery!

16 Aug 2013 2:50pm

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Wonderful image. Lights & shadows, splash and joys of boys are so well captured in B&W. Great shot.

16 Aug 2013 2:55pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

A delightful atmosphere you have captured

16 Aug 2013 2:59pm

@Ruthiebear: thx Ruthie !

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Une espèce de symétrie dans cette photo joyeuse.

16 Aug 2013 3:56pm

Calusarus from Drome des collines, France

Une belle ambiance joyeuse dans cette photo. Bravo

16 Aug 2013 5:17pm

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

The best "toy" ever ............. water .....
Superb in b&w and gorgeous light!

16 Aug 2013 5:45pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Superb ! We don't see their faces but we can feel their happiness. Great b&w, love it.

16 Aug 2013 8:54pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

What a beautiful ambiance captured here with the sprayed water that fills the frame perfectly and the different expressions captured in the boys' faces!! Well-spotted and framed!

16 Aug 2013 9:02pm

Anna O. from Lublin, Poland

Fantastic and so atmospheric picture with excellent framing, light and shadows. Full of emotions, I love it!

16 Aug 2013 10:55pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Keeping cool is so cool! A wonderful, happy image.

16 Aug 2013 11:17pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful light! They just look like they are having a great time! This is just a wonderful moment captured.

17 Aug 2013 12:09am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente momento de diversion capturado, Lovely !

17 Aug 2013 12:35am

John Jungklaus from Chase Mills, NY, United States

A beautiful image with superb detail ! Wonderful fun captured here !!

17 Aug 2013 2:45am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Wonderful shot. I love that playfulness of the kids.

17 Aug 2013 2:48am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Fun ! You are having fun, too ! Really cool BW.

17 Aug 2013 2:48am

L'angevine from Angers, France

oh je suis en admiration

17 Aug 2013 6:33am

parviz Falahatkar from Tehran, Iran

great cont....!

17 Aug 2013 10:02am

Gérard Méry from Tours, France

J'adore cette photo vivante, mystérieuse et très bien traiée.

17 Aug 2013 10:48am

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

Congratulations, Mariana!!!
A well deserved Spotlight ..........

17 Aug 2013 5:02pm

@Ellebelle: thanks Ellebelle ;)

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

Fresh, brilliant, Bravooooo

17 Aug 2013 5:15pm

@Dimitrios: thanks !

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

Fresh, brilliant, Bravooooo

17 Aug 2013 5:16pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Congratulations! :)

17 Aug 2013 5:19pm

@omid: thank you ;)

Anna O. from Lublin, Poland

Congratulations Mariana!!

17 Aug 2013 5:33pm

@Anna O.: thanks Anna:)

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Congratulations on your SPOTLIGHT!

17 Aug 2013 5:49pm

@Ruthiebear: thanks Ruthie

Calusarus from Drome des collines, France

I'm so happy with your spotlight

17 Aug 2013 5:53pm

@Calusarus: me too. in fact i was expected a spotlight for today's image - 1960 :) thx a lot

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

By the way, congratulations on being in The Spotlight.

17 Aug 2013 6:29pm

@Michael Rawluk: thanks Michael

véronique cherpantier from potenza, Italy

splendide photo avec toutes ces nuances de noir, magbifique spotlight

17 Aug 2013 6:45pm

@véronique cherpantier: thanks véronique

Christian Devoise from Croth, France

Oh! Exceptionnel! Bravo Marianna!

17 Aug 2013 7:46pm

@Christian Devoise: many thanks

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Congrats on the Spotlight Mariana!!!

17 Aug 2013 8:01pm

@Tede: thank you Tede

theduke from lyon, France

Superbe, bravo pour cette photo et félicitations pour le Spotlight:-)

17 Aug 2013 8:03pm

@theduke: thanks :)

helys from Paris, France

Félicitations pour cette beauté:)

17 Aug 2013 8:30pm

@helys: thank you

Mohammad/Navvab from shiraz, Iran

this is so great shot
looks like shadows
Congrats a lot
this is so prefect

17 Aug 2013 9:34pm

@Mohammad/Navvab: thanks a lot

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan


17 Aug 2013 11:21pm

@Stu: special thanks, Stu

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight, Mariana! Very well deserved!

17 Aug 2013 11:36pm

@Elaine Hancock: thanks Elaine ;)

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

Super! Love this image. So alive!

18 Aug 2013 2:48am

@~~~Ann~~~: thanks Ann

flo from udine, Italy

sublime, félicitations

18 Aug 2013 4:41am

@flo: thx flo

parviz Falahatkar from Tehran, Iran

Congratulations on the Spotlight...!

18 Aug 2013 4:43am

@parviz Falahatkar: thanks parviz

Richard Goldsworthy from Adelaide, Australia

the treatment of the light, contrast here is perfection - bravo

18 Aug 2013 5:08am

@Richard Goldsworthy: thx Richard

Hil from Roma, Italy

That proves how the joy is contagious in the childhood. Incredible captured moment and magistral treatment. Congrats!

18 Aug 2013 5:20am

@Hil: thx Hil

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great FUN.....Congratulations on the Spotlight !

18 Aug 2013 6:11am

@PRASHANT: thanks a ;lot

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Congratulations on the spotlight.

18 Aug 2013 6:13am

@Aubélia: thanks Aubelia

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Congratulations on the spotlight! It is the photo which deserves it well!:)

18 Aug 2013 7:39am

@mo.langel: thank you Mo

Nitin from Shanghai, China

Mariana - this is one of the most brilliant works of photography in recent times that I've seen. This is superb stuff. Absolutely fantastic. Congrats on spotlight. Many cheers!

18 Aug 2013 8:11am

@Nitin: thanks for this special comment, Nitin

Eric Goradesky from Paris, France

Great atmosphere and light ! Bravo for your Spot !

18 Aug 2013 9:04am

@Eric Goradesky: thanks Eric

@Look from Nivelles, Belgium

Un chef-d'oeuvre ! Bravo pour le spotlight mérité !

18 Aug 2013 9:38am

@@Look: thanks jean

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Bravo pour ton spotlight super bien mérité!!!

18 Aug 2013 10:16am

@Martine: thx Martine ;)

Ahmad from Tehran, Iran

WOW ...
Congrats :)

18 Aug 2013 10:46am

@Ahmad: thanks :)

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

woooooooo mary congrats bravisssimo

18 Aug 2013 11:30am

@Melocoton: woooooooooo :) kiss !

sara from chaloos, Iran

very good deer anamaria :-))))))))))

18 Aug 2013 11:59am

@sara: thank you Sara

gerard1948 from Somewhere on earth, Spain

Congratulations for the spotlight.

18 Aug 2013 2:38pm

@gerard1948: many thanks Gerard !

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

Congratulations !
excellent shot

18 Aug 2013 2:55pm

@Shaahin Bahremand: thanks :)

Adrian from Wakefield, United Kingdom

truly very well deserved.

18 Aug 2013 4:10pm

@Adrian: thx Adrian

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Félicitations, Mariana, pour ce spotlight

18 Aug 2013 5:27pm

@Jean-Luc T.: thanks :)

Eric C. from Un peu partout, France

Amplement mérité Mariana ! Bravo !

18 Aug 2013 6:24pm

@Eric C.: thx Eric

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Great to see this shot in the spotlight selection, bravo !

18 Aug 2013 6:36pm

@Evelyne Dubos: thank you Evelyne:)

Teresa Polanska from Gdansk, Poland

fantastic !

18 Aug 2013 6:56pm

@Teresa Polanska: thanks Teresa

Marie from FRESNES, France

superbes contrastes.

18 Aug 2013 8:30pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

Well deserved! congrats!

18 Aug 2013 9:23pm

@Tomix: thank you Max !

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Congratulations on the Spotlight!

18 Aug 2013 9:28pm

@Ana Lúcia: thanks Ana

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Wonderful scene ... excellent monochrome !!!
Congratulations on the Spotlight !!!

18 Aug 2013 9:42pm

@Baldwin Vandewalle: thank you Baldwin

BlindPoet from Whangarei, New Zealand

love the movement and sense of life here

18 Aug 2013 10:38pm

@BlindPoet: thank you

mireille tenant from France

Felicitations pour le spotlight mariana. Une image de vie exceptionnelle

18 Aug 2013 10:47pm

jean marie from Davao, Philippines

love this photo!

18 Aug 2013 11:28pm

morgan from canyon Country, United States

amazing shot. congratulations! well deserved.

19 Aug 2013 3:50am

@morgan: thx Morgan

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Superbe et bravo pour ce spotlight

19 Aug 2013 6:04am

@Sof: thanks a lot

Ol from Nice Bushes, Germany

what i really like about your pictures: i opened this one and thought to myself "ah, that looks like mariana"! then i checked and saw that i was right... your work has its own distinguishable style and is really original! another well deserved spotlight, congratulations :)

19 Aug 2013 7:19am

@Ol: sound good what you said ;) many thanks

Sriram from Chennai, India

Brilliant Mariana!! Beautiful image.....very special and one of your best.. Congratulations on spotlight!

19 Aug 2013 11:42am

@Sriram: a special thanks to you Sriram, Aminus3 the best photographer ;)

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Congratulations Mariana !~

19 Aug 2013 11:58am

Mahmood from Tehran, Iran

Amazing Shoot Mariana , Two Thumbs Up

20 Aug 2013 5:40am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Fabulous, a truly well deserved spotlight, congratulations

20 Aug 2013 5:50am

@Christine: thanks Christine

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight!

20 Aug 2013 8:02am

@Steve Rice: thanks Steve

franz from Baden, Austria

this just had to be a spot !!!! wonderful sense of fun and joy ... besides - boys always have fun !!! ;-)

20 Aug 2013 1:29pm

@franz: thanks Franz

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Exciting moment - congrats on your Spotlight, Mariana!

21 Aug 2013 1:35pm

Carton Gris from Barcelona, Spain

I have no words. Excellent

25 Aug 2013 1:18pm

Monik from PARIS, France

SUBLIME, elle le valait bien...Félicitations, Mariana et merci pour ce partage!

27 Aug 2013 8:09am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

A spotlight !
Normal, the picture is great .....

30 Aug 2013 4:23pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

love the shapes & forms you were able to capture here, nicely done!

5 Sep 2013 2:37pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/400 second
ISO 80
56 mm