This morning was extremely beautiful. On my way from home, I cut through a park nearby, still enveloped in mist. And all of a sudden, like in a dream, in this mist a young girl appeared.
"When the child was a child
there was the time for questions like-
Why am I me
and why not you?
Why am I here
and why not there?
When did time begin
and when did space end?
Isn't life under the sun just a dream?
Isn't what I see, hear and smell
just a vision of a world before the world?
Does evil really exist?
Are there people who are really evil?
How can it be that I who is me wasn't there
before I was
and that one day I who is me
shall no longer be what I am now?"
From Wim Wenders' Himmel über Berlin/Wings of Desire
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sines (0) 2005-10-03 17:19
Beautiful Light and subject as well. Colors match perfectly with a dream. Good contrast and sharpness.
MiguelP (14470) 2005-10-03 17:21
Wonderful light, nice feeling. I love you remember Wim Wenders. Love it.
Quentin (5280) 2005-10-03 17:21
This a beautiful composition. The light is wonderful! Well done.
remcos (715) 2005-10-03 17:22
Great capturing and a lovely composition.
I like mist shots but they are always early in the morning.
And when I see them then I’m driving to my work.
selman (371) 2005-10-03 17:24
The lights of sun majestic. And the composition is effective.
Really Great Photo!
But why aren't there the points underpart of this critique place? Why i can't send to you "2 points"?
TheG1 (1509) 2005-10-03 17:29
Excellent exposure, the light rays are beautiful and youre selection of B&W is really a good choise here.
Btw, exposure info is missing.
toni_al (15875) 2005-10-03 17:30
Très belle lumière, une image qui évoque la douceur et la délicatesse. Très jolie
verge (1242) 2005-10-03 17:33
what an interesting shot. I like the atmosphere its almost came from a movie something like drama type. well done. i like it....rgds
Philippe (11836) 2005-10-03 17:43
A very nice image full of poetry. All the elements in the photo appeal to me: the little girl, of course, the trees, the wonderful sun rays, the bench in the background and I think I can also spot some tracks in the grass. You should have this photograph analysed by a psychologist or dream specialist - which I am not! A wonderful shot.
jevy47 (139) 2005-10-03 17:46
Excellent atmospheric image.
DaveMacPhee (1140) 2005-10-03 17:50
Wonderful. It's a beautiful moment captured. .
Luko (14000) 2005-10-03 17:59
GORGEOUS sun beams, the young girl edging with sunlight is a miracle, but with this kind of light I would have understood if you had even paid anybody even a dwarf (errh... sorry, the correct word is a little person) to "human prop" the image. The bench also does a very good work adding its own presence where it needs to be, I guess for this one you cannot be suspected, not enough time to order a fast delivery ACME bench.
This pic should hit the high skies.
kabe (2011) 2005-10-03 18:05
Hello, Sarolta! The atmosphere in Your foto is very mysterious. I like the composition and lighting. Well done!
Active (56) 2005-10-03 18:05
The composition is great!
ohhh, I like it very much.
Clairedelune (4923) 2005-10-03 19:05
I saw this picture just before quitting the office. There was no critics at that time. I did not have time to write you a critic. But I thought: "Well, this one will get a lot of critics and, hopefully, a lot of points!" Not that points are so important, but it is just to pay a tribute to beauty when we see it. Well, what to write? That this picture is an ode to light, to childhood, to morning, to beauty. Technically, good exposure, good ideas: sepia and the diagonal. Perfect...
nerve (10231) 2005-10-03 19:14
nice composition.. i love the light.
ccooper (840) 2005-10-03 19:23
This is a favorite of mine now! The light, mist and girl have combined for a stunning and beautiful effect.
eleparc (24063) 2005-10-03 19:24
fantastic tones and light! like in a dream.. thanks for sharing
wiko3 (504) 2005-10-03 20:33
Beautiful photo, you have captured it well, i like how its a little tilted and in black and white colour,also how the sun rays are coming down,beautiful morning.well done.
chaity (1539) 2005-10-03 20:55
Hai Sarolta, a beutiful morning shot to start the day. Very artistic and dreamy. Well done.
AnimeshRay (9089) 2005-10-03 23:55
Beautiful moody photo, with a rich tapestry of playful light and shadow, a perfect context for the ethereal figure of this child.
huynt (5079) 2005-10-04 0:00
Very fanstatic shot. Wonderful composition. Bravo. Excellent note. Thanks for sharing
jramos (507) 2005-10-04 0:53
very interesting photograph. the light coming through the trees, the child, the composition and the sepia coloring make this a very compelling image. well done.
cessy (13647) 2005-10-04 1:33
it is extremely wonderful indeed
very well captured the rays of light and the kid running
Bien (4745) 2005-10-04 2:44
Hi Sarolta, What an almost miraculous image! It must have been such a weird experience to see between those extra ordinary sunbeams this girl appearing through the trees, maybe like a ghost of your own childhood. The bench towards the back is the detail that emphasizes the mood of this sublime image. The sepia tones are perfectly fit. The Wenders’ quote works so well with the image and is highly appreciated too. What more can I add than: Congratulations and say thank you! Sabine
Ania_Madina (628) 2005-10-04 2:53
beautifull with nice mood and light
entrelec (8328) 2005-10-04 2:58
Very good choice of tilt, amazing lightening and perfect compo...
Zepi (22848) 2005-10-04 3:24
Salut Sarlota !!!
Ca c’est de la lumière !
Incroyables effet, parfaitement ajusté par ce subtil contraste et ce traitement sépia !
Une très belle image, je ressens ici une véritable atmosphère !
Furachan (0) 2005-10-04 3:25
Sarolta, I like how you always say things like "On my way to work this morning", in Ottawa, no less, this frather staid capital, and then...every single time: a magnificent image, finished with an aching professionalism that puts most of us to shame!
Dunno how you do it!
The light here is out of this world and you play with it like one of the GREATS. It's obvious from the comments by other compadres below that folks are welll...in awe at this shot, and we are happy for you, and glad for ourselves too...
Incfredible text from Wenders you slipped in there...so apt.
Class, class, class all the way!
tjanze (5674) 2005-10-04 3:26
Really really fantastic shot.Very good lightnings and composition.Beutiful sun rays.Girl just gives more soul to photo.
bantonbuju (51813) 2005-10-04 3:59
awesome work, sarolta;
think one of the best from you, if not THE best; perfectly composed and so well conveying the beauty of the morning, and jot of the child;
i think that through the sepia there is a certain moody link between us :-)))
crhieatt (5347) 2005-10-04 4:05
Fantastic capture of light and shadow, right through to the park bench in the background - this is where I'm going wrong - I would have waited for the kid to get out of the way!!!
LeToun (0) 2005-10-04 4:17
L'enfant semble attiré par cette lumière qu'on pourrait penser être dangereuse, agressive. mais les tons sont doux et les arbres semblent protéger de cette lumière...
Un joli travail !
ishai (4097) 2005-10-04 4:17
What a beautiful image, Sarolta
The sun beams trough the trees with the early morning mist
The sun position and the girl running towards the sun and the shadows are very good here
Your POV is very good
faubry (35447) 2005-10-04 4:33
c'est superbe, j'aime beaucoup cette composition et la couleur sépia, bravo, beau travail
lucinka (9976) 2005-10-04 4:53
Sarolta, what a fabulous post!! Absolutely great shot with very mysterious feel together with very outstanding note. Well done. L.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2005-10-04 7:59
This picture is beautifull for the great POv and the great light.
Very nice shot here
Homerhomer (4080) 2005-10-04 11:50
Fantastic, I think we all dream about such light once in a while, and on the top of it to have it so well composed with the girl, it's truly breathtaking. In this case the tilt you have applied helps the composition and the image.
Nothing to complain, just drooling ;-)
ndb1958 (9289) 2005-10-04 13:50
this is really cool. a great shot.
aga77 (135) 2005-10-04 14:47
beautiful light and very good compo.
AmiBe (6042) 2005-10-04 15:57
excellent picture, very good atmosphere.
You captured perfectly these rays of light.
The child is essential to this compo to give a strong impact.
Good tilt, too.
Very well done !
KevRyan (22956) 2005-10-04 17:47
Often we admire the images which are most filmic - it's strange isn't it - the greatest artifice in human creativity - the film, is the reference point for the most delightful captures of reality. This is just the most beautiful moment Sarolta - a real delight not just to the eye but also the soul!
Man - are you flying!!!
best wishes Kev
iantcho (133) 2005-10-05 5:53
Gratulálok Sarolta! Csodálatos kép, nagyszerű utómunka a gépnél és roppant jól passzoló kísérő szöveg, annyira, hogy simán lehetne a film reklámplakátja is! :-)
maciekda (19895) 2005-10-05 5:54
beautiful image Sarolta, you have captured such a wonderful light, beautiful moment.. so simple, but so nice. fantastic mood
bullabulla (3488) 2005-10-05 5:55
It is a wonderful shot full of mistery it must be heaven!
geat light great composition and context
shayes (499) 2005-10-05 17:09
WOW! This photo is magical. I love the sun beams through the mist, adn the shadow that the little girl makes. Wonderful shot.
oochappan (16355) 2005-10-05 19:42
This is the kind of shot that speaks to your imagination, Sarolta, the rays of sunshine through the trees in the mist, nicely composed with the trees, a good angle and a slight dynamic tilt carrying the child, running in this paradise of light.
Very fine !
fixed (3836) 2005-10-06 5:01
Is it GOD ?? ;)
Oufffff, so beautiful lightning !!
in my favorites !
lucbus (11) 2005-10-07 5:35
I like the wonderful mood of this picture, the fog, the lighting, the sepia color. The sun rays are excellent. Great Shot.
john_c (24666) 2005-10-08 0:47
All the others have said about all one can say about this wonderful shot. The ambience, the mist, the mystery of childhood, the thrill of running through a park when all of one's life and world is before you. This is a classic shot to be treasured. Great work.
gezgin37 (3766) 2005-10-10 8:35
beautiful light, subject , composition. Dreamlike image. Just wonderful...
rowanb (864) 2005-10-11 9:27
wonderfully atmospheric shot
the mist creates an interesting mood, the tilt is very effective and the girl completes the composition
tamoy (177) 2005-10-18 15:23
Beautiful! Seemed the human figure on the photo is hypnotized to come to the source of those wonderful rain of light rays.
jrj (34843) 2005-10-20 4:09
Thank's for looking in to one of my shots. Unfortunately it is very difficult to catch up all activities on TE - so I had a look now to your photos. Impressive selection of very creative photos.
As this one in the moody setting with strong use of contrasting details, playing with light and of course the very effective inclusion of the littl'e girl. Top work and the little 'tilt' - a trademark' for you I think.
jongky (408) 2005-10-20 10:13
When the child was a child, it had no opinion about anything,
had no habits, it often sat cross-legged,
took off running, had a cowlick in its hair,
and made no faces when photographed.
jinbo (319) 2005-10-26 14:11
beautiful lighting, perfect capture!
cyril (2748) 2005-11-02 9:11
It's just the kind of shot everybody want to take once in a life.
Just like a dream. Everything is well places in the frame and the conversion in sepia is perfect.
Thanks for sharing such beautiful things.
jasperbuninga (0) 2005-11-06 19:15
i also admire your portraits very much.!
PJE (20758) 2005-11-26 10:39
This mornign mist photo is very attractive. I have always been a fan of morning light. Great Capture.
kaZ (690) 2005-12-01 9:18
A very fantastic light. Nice composition and treatment.
ayobami (1353) 2005-12-16 10:13
Gorgeous image and a wonderful note included... the mist, the bench, the sunlight, the trees and even evidence of paths on the frosty grass all make this a phenomenal shot! Not least to mention the girl who makes the image what it is - just wonderful!
pascalmoret (1711) 2005-12-30 15:17
Hi Sarolta. This is a fantastic shot, what I like the most is the composition, because the picture is not really flat, and this add to the beauty of the picture, with the ray of the light coming from the top left to the right. Excellent. Pascal
garydenni (179) 2006-03-06 23:14
I love the way you caught the light a mist, and then the child walking through the park. The composition of the picture is superb.
Mistral (15402) 2006-05-14 17:18
you use your camera as a magic wand...
I can only stare and admire your beautiful work.
Albrecht (11281) 2006-06-14 9:12
Well captured moment;beautiful light and good compo and use of the sunrays. Well chosen colour.
peco85 (921) 2006-06-14 9:50
A perfect caught image of this decisive moment. so surreal. so full of feelings.. and a touch of horrormovie to it..The bench at the back and the black/white colors adds up:) The diagonal lines are a good choice for making the image interesting and the POV is great.
Great work! One om my favoruites now..
Bole (75) 2006-06-14 9:58
Very beautiful picture......the light, contrast, composition.....very lovely.....and sad....
USErin (189) 2006-06-14 9:58
Magical light. Love the highlights in the girl's curly hair and the empty bench in the distance.
Bandit (2360) 2006-06-17 15:22
Simplement superbe ! L'ambiance , la lumière, la composition tout est magnifique !!
iGirl (1223) 2006-06-18 14:38
Hi Sarolta, this is truly a magical scene with incredible lighting and excellent composition. I like the tilting of the camera to add motion to the picture. Thanks for sharing!
fredon (5052) 2006-08-01 13:07
Amazing Shot!!! The light & shadows game is really well captured and create a mysterious atmosphere!!
mp_ (10) 2006-08-23 10:13
Great!! absolutely beatifull! especially i like light in this photo... and the compsition is very good as well :D
cbrman (21675) 2006-08-25 4:24
En surfant dans ta gallerie, je suis tombé sur cette image. Elle est tout simplement magnifique. la brume est superbe et l'enfant s'y promenant donne de la vie à l'ensemble !
paprika-jancsi (2349) 2006-08-28 21:21
Kedves Sasa, ez talan a legszebb. Gyonyoru kep. Allitsd ki.
m_s_s (1687) 2006-10-18 9:03
Great work Sarolta.
it looks really amazing. great capture of girl in the middle. beautiful sephia. well done. thanks for sharing.
gramma (3519) 2006-10-18 15:40
Voici une très belle image qu'on ne se lasse pas de regarder. Elle traduit très bien le monde des rêves et de l'insouciance de l'enfance.
Du très bon travail !
sothy81 (9588) 2006-11-02 10:42
Wow, this is the loveliest picture on TE so far. it caught my eyes seriously. Powerful and graphically look sunlight and the child. The color you chose is appropriate. I love it. Regards, Sothy
aralda (1240) 2006-11-03 4:52
I remember the words from Wings of Desire... they go so well with this photo.
The light is magnificent; you have captured a scene from a dream...
I see there is a bench in the distance, enveloped in mist; quite a nice element.
nicoz (1979) 2006-11-03 9:56
Hat down for this shot! Light, tones, composition, everything works perfectly. It makes this shot quite emotional somehow.
Luan (12971) 2006-11-08 10:15
I miss this one, fantastic light, something straight from fairy tail...
Beautiful work Sasa.
marknunnerley (2780) 2006-11-09 4:11
when you see something amazing you are quite literally speechless. Well some of your images are like that. So if you receive a critique with "Sasa,........Regards, Mark. it's because I am speechless. How do you do it? Amazing.
I'll be back.
Dari (24) 2006-11-27 10:14
Great work, Sarolta. It gained a lot of points, a lot of deserved admiring comments. So just leaving my 2 points, u really changed the way i feel now, what a luck i saw it on front page. Hats off :)
alekpet (4663) 2006-12-20 3:01
Sorry I missed this photo on TE so far.
I would very much to see this scene in some movie, but I doubt that any director can create such a scene, even with the best equipment. This is pure magic, the way you waited for her to be on the right place, the way she is creating a triangle with herself, the shadow and the blocking of the ligh in the fog. Without her, the photo would have been a masterpiece, with her, the photo is pure magic!
take care, Aleks
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2007-01-19 14:55
I have no words to describe the beauty of this photo...truly.
Take care, Ivana
moody (0) 2007-01-29 0:25
Lovely light, composition and picture. Full marks. Cheers, Moody
H2OKOT (180) 2007-09-20 3:59
Very impressive :)))
kyzer (341) 2008-05-24 11:07
Superb Scene and chosen color are amazing bring great effects..
Like a dream come true...
Nice note and choice of poem..
figenya (2852) 2009-06-26 1:29
Fascinating, fantastic, excellent. I can not believe my eyes. This creative approach deserves cheers...
jannematt (4) 2009-08-09 8:01
What You doing here on TE, You are "Margaret Bourke White" !!
I hope You know that!
paula-iw (124) 2009-11-20 22:37
Amazing composition, as if from a dream image
masrorvakili (176) 2009-12-08 5:10
very nice photo and good shot!tanx
kin4 (10) 2010-01-15 0:27
Because pictures like this one I started love photography.
Capturing moment’s in time which never come back.
lotusimage (1) 2010-03-17 9:23
Beautiful photo! Like the bench in the far background.
chudy_7012 (40) 2010-03-17 9:42
Words plus pictures = powerfull
Thanks for both
weetrees (15) 2010-04-17 13:16
just sublIme and stunnIng
Vague (307) 2010-08-30 6:33
beautiful light! contrast and angle superb. but the subject itself is the "something" creating most of the effect. overall: breathtaking and calm at the same moment.
ebingul (1984) 2011-02-01 1:43
Very artistic shot by all means..Congrats and TFS.
I wish you could tell me the magic of being able to take this picture.Camera settings etc..
I feel that you can follow a career in cinema as a director like Wim Wenders.
olive224 (2719) 2011-09-25 3:04
Nice to meet you !
I could have chosen any of your images since they are all great !!
But this one in particular is so nostalgic and remind me so many memories...
Thank you for sharing !
PS : I LOVE CANADA !!!
- Copyright: Sarolta Gyoker (designsoul) (21492)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2005-10-03
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70, AF-S Nikkor 18-70mm
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My favorites, CLODO's selection VI, Heavenly Light [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-10-03 17:15
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