Looking, talking, listening

© Katarina Mansson

Looking, talking, listening

Sarah A. Christian 5/22/2011 9:49:12 AM

Fantastic shot! Unbelievable place! #1379210

Nikki McDonald 5/22/2011 9:50:30 AM

My goodness, Katarina, did you tell them where to sit? What wonderful placement of these figures bringing life to this graphic, simple and otherwise almost sterile looking environment. Great job. #9421967

Jeff Robinson 5/22/2011 10:44:23 AM

Wow - Outstanding perspective and capture!! #9422031

David M. Montero 5/22/2011 11:08:55 AM

What a great capture Katarina!!! You always have such a sharp eye and it pays off with outstanding images. Very talented. #9422086

Marcie A. Fowler 5/22/2011 12:07:41 PM

Awesome. Love the touches of color from the people against all that white. Very well done. #9422152

Joy Rector 5/22/2011 1:35:59 PM

beautiful #9422267

Christopher Budny 5/22/2011 2:31:25 PM

What a terrific stairway, and it makes such a great, white background for the people. Fantastic capture! #9422436

Kate Jackson 5/23/2011 1:12:26 AM

Brilliant Katarina! #9423033

Michelle Alton 5/23/2011 4:23:59 AM

It reminds me of a scene in imaginary Heaven, for some reason. Nikki's comment, as always, says it all.
I will add that I see this as a possible Grand Prize winner! #9423342

Rolando Rosito 5/23/2011 6:12:14 AM

Wonderful image Katarina! #9423598

JudyAnn Rector 5/23/2011 3:32:46 PM

Wonderful image, Katarina! #9424442

Susana Ms Heide 6/22/2011 12:47:53 PM

When I saw the thumbnail I thought: "hmmmm this is something Katarina would do". Your perfectionist, simple and elementalvstyle is recognizable anywhere! Fantastic image!! Congrats!!! #9473524

Amy M. Wilson 6/22/2011 3:36:22 PM

Big congratulations on your awesome Finalist, Katarina!! #9474524

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 6/22/2011 4:36:49 PM

A super theme entry and image Katta, congratulations on your finalist! #9475015

Renee Doyle 6/22/2011 4:51:40 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Katarina! #9475108

JO ANN CLEVELAND 6/22/2011 5:12:29 PM

Congrats on your super finalist Katarina!

Best of luck in the next round!

jo ann c.


Phyllis H. Burchett 6/22/2011 7:07:52 PM

Congrats on this terrific finalist! #9475940

Usman M. Bajwa 6/22/2011 8:30:32 PM

What a fascinating composition and find, Katarina. CONGRATZ on the Finalist badge and good luck up next!

UB. #9476585

Michele Peterson 6/22/2011 10:20:52 PM

Wonderful image, Katta! All that white just makes those people look all the better. Perfect composition, and a well deserved finalist. Congratulations!! #9476985

Karen E. Baumann 6/22/2011 11:33:16 PM

I totally agree with all the comments above... great comp, simplistic style with a great story behind the title... very well seen and captured Katta! Congratulations on your finalist and best of luck in the next round! #9477127

Clare Wise de Wet 6/23/2011 12:43:45 AM

Brilliant capture. Congrats! #9477260

Christopher Budny 6/23/2011 9:49:04 AM

Definitely a deserving Finalist---hope we see it again! #9478800

Sarah A. Christian 6/23/2011 1:40:03 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, Katarina, on your marvelous WINNER! #9479563

David Phalen 6/23/2011 2:48:21 PM

BIG Congrats on a fabulous Winner!! #9479803

Michelle Alton 6/23/2011 3:26:07 PM

Not to detract from the excellent selction for GP, but my personal choice for that great honor was THIS image, Katarina. But it's a winner, regardless of the order. Very huge Congratulations! #9479942

Christopher Budny 6/23/2011 4:09:40 PM

...glad to see it again, so soon! Congratulations on the win! #9480139

Nancyj E. Hovey 6/23/2011 4:16:15 PM

on your very deserving
2nd PLACE WINNER! 8o) #9480170

Michele Peterson 6/23/2011 4:44:08 PM

Congratulations Katta!! :-) #9480320

Amy M. Wilson 6/23/2011 5:01:05 PM

Big congratulations on your outstanding Gold winner, Katarina!! #9480436

Leslie McLain 6/23/2011 5:10:28 PM

Congrats on a stunning winner, Katarina. #9480489

Kay Beausoleil 6/23/2011 6:05:34 PM

Beautiful work, Katarina -- congratulations on your win! #9480717

Rolando Rosito 6/23/2011 6:15:47 PM

Congratulations Katarina!! #9480750

Phyllis H. Burchett 6/23/2011 6:54:13 PM

Congrats Katarina! #9480879

Daniella Puente 6/23/2011 7:20:16 PM

Spectacular Katarina! congratulations :) #9480975

Bunny Snow 6/23/2011 9:24:55 PM

You did garner another winner. Nearly everything you capture turns to gold. Amazing composition, simplicity of design, repetition of line and squares.
Congratulations on your silver medalist, Kata!!!! #9481158

Renee Doyle 6/23/2011 9:43:50 PM

Awesome!! Congratulations Katarina!!! #9481219

Raymond Pauly 6/23/2011 11:35:35 PM

Congratulations! Outstanding shot! #9481352

Stefania Barbier 6/24/2011 3:28:14 AM

congratulations for a wonderful winner!!! #9481618

JO ANN CLEVELAND 6/24/2011 6:26:52 AM

Congratulations on this awesome Gold Winner Katarina!!!
jo ann c. #9482125

Datha Y. Thompson 6/24/2011 10:56:29 AM

Awesome Gold Winner!!! WTG :) #9482719

Nikki McDonald 6/24/2011 3:08:23 PM

Congratulations on the gold for this very well seen and wonderfully captured image, Katta. #9483178

Tarun Bose 6/24/2011 7:56:21 PM

Congrats for your winner, Katarina. #9483745

Alan L. Borror 6/25/2011 2:41:36 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful winner, Katrina! #9484206

Debra R. Harder 6/25/2011 10:19:00 AM

This is so brilliant, Katarina! Huge congratulations on your SUPERB GOLD WINNER! Deb #9484905

Gail P. Sullivan 6/26/2011 3:00:07 AM

Katarina ...what a talent you are...congrats on this amazing winner! #9486183

Bojan Bencic 6/26/2011 5:51:16 AM

Congratulations on your win, Katarina. #9486681

Janet Fikar 6/26/2011 6:30:09 AM

Brilliant shot! Congratulations on your well deserved win! #9486811

Usman M. Bajwa 6/26/2011 10:28:11 AM

Great capture, CONGRATZ on the Gold win, Katta!!!

UB. #9487296

Mary Beth Aiello 6/27/2011 1:25:49 PM

What an eye you have, Katarina. Simply spectacular. Huge congrats. #9490099

Christine Czernin 6/28/2011 9:29:14 AM

Did you place the people so perfectly? LOL.
Many congratulations on another beautiful win. #9492124

Katarina Mansson 6/29/2011 1:20:29 AM

Thank you everyone for your kind feedback! Christine: No, the people are not placed by me - they sat in these positions. I spent quite some time on location, waited for people to sit in "suitable" positions and shot lots of pictures. #9493692

Karen E. Baumann 6/29/2011 8:11:56 AM

Congratulations Katta!!! This is an amazing image and I am so happy for you to win a Gold badge for it!!! #9494692

David M. Montero 6/30/2011 9:46:44 AM

Congratulations Katarina! Awesome shot. #9496936

Christopher Budny 7/6/2011 3:59:19 AM

WTG; just saw this featured in the Photoflash Newsletter #99! #9510244

Mary Beth Aiello 7/6/2011 5:39:48 AM

You see things like no other, Katarina. Amazing eye and compositions. Huge congrats, again, on your Photoflash feature. WTG, girl. #9510601

Kathryn Wesserling 7/6/2011 6:46:26 AM

From the Thumbnail in #99, I thought these were sledders coming down a hill. I couldn't figure out how you got the "ROT" graphing from your camera to display as part of your picture. The comments led me to open it up.

The resulting picture was worth the time and effort you put into it. The Gold is truly deserved. #9510808

Datha Y. Thompson 7/6/2011 8:05:46 AM

Congrats on your Feature Katta!! :) #9510941

Daniella Puente 7/6/2011 10:47:46 AM

Congratulations on the featured today Kattarina, this is so good! #9511253

Merna L. Nobile 7/11/2011 4:18:51 PM

Congratulations to all of the Award Winners for May 2011. Merna


JudyAnn Rector 7/13/2011 1:48:12 PM

SO unique... CONGRATULATIONS!! #9527865

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 7/13/2011 5:31:29 PM

Outstanding Katta, huge congrats! #9528370

Lisa J. Boulden 1/26/2012 10:25:08 AM

Amazing work, Kattarina!
Outstanding gallery!
~♥~Lisa #9948170

Merna L. Nobile 1/26/2012 2:48:15 PM

You can feel it in the air, the anticipation of waiting for the awards to arrive. The talent that is on display for all to see and share is amazing. Congratulations to all the January, 2012 winners. Merna


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2nd Place MT "Sharing" May 2011.
Picture was taken under the big arch at La Défense which a major business district for the city of Paris, France.
Canon 24-105 mm lens, handheld. Raw conversion in DPP and postprocessing in CS3.

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/2000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 92.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

Uploaded on 5/22/2011 9:40:57 AM

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Staff Favorite
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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