Looking, talking, listening [Monthly Theme]

© Katarina Mansson

Looking, talking, listening

Uploaded: May 22, 2011 09:40:56


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


Sarah A. Christian May 22, 2011

Fantastic shot! Unbelievable place! #1379210

Nikki McDonald level-classic May 22, 2011

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 level-deluxe May 22, 2011

Wow - Outstanding perspective and capture!! #9422031

David M. Montero May 22, 2011

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 May 22, 2011

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

Joy Rector May 22, 2011

beautiful #9422267

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 22, 2011

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

Kate Jackson May 23, 2011

Brilliant Katarina! #9423033

Michelle Alton May 23, 2011

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 May 23, 2011

Wonderful image Katarina! #9423598

JudyAnn Rector level-deluxe May 23, 2011

Wonderful image, Katarina! #9424442

Susana Ms Heide June 22, 2011

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 June 22, 2011

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

Donna La Mattino Pagakis June 22, 2011

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

Renee Doyle level-classic June 22, 2011

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Katarina! #9475108

JO ANN CLEVELAND June 22, 2011

Congrats on your super finalist Katarina!

Best of luck in the next round!

jo ann c.


Phyllis H. Burchett June 22, 2011

Congrats on this terrific finalist! #9475940

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic June 22, 2011

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

UB. #9476585

Michele Peterson level-classic June 22, 2011

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 June 22, 2011

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 June 23, 2011

Brilliant capture. Congrats! #9477260

Chris Budny level-deluxe June 23, 2011

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

Sarah A. Christian June 23, 2011

CONGRATULATIONS, Katarina, on your marvelous WINNER! #9479563

David Phalen June 23, 2011

BIG Congrats on a fabulous Winner!! #9479803

Michelle Alton June 23, 2011

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

Chris Budny level-deluxe June 23, 2011

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

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic June 23, 2011

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

Michele Peterson level-classic June 23, 2011

Congratulations Katta!! :-) #9480320

Amy M. Wilson June 23, 2011

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

Leslie McLain level-deluxe June 23, 2011

Congrats on a stunning winner, Katarina. #9480489

Kay Beausoleil June 23, 2011

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

Rolando Rosito June 23, 2011

Congratulations Katarina!! #9480750

Phyllis H. Burchett June 23, 2011

Congrats Katarina! #9480879

Daniella Puente June 23, 2011

Spectacular Katarina! congratulations :) #9480975

Bunny Snow June 23, 2011

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 level-classic June 23, 2011

Awesome!! Congratulations Katarina!!! #9481219

Raymond Pauly June 23, 2011

Congratulations! Outstanding shot! #9481352

Stefania Barbier level-addict June 24, 2011

congratulations for a wonderful winner!!! #9481618

JO ANN CLEVELAND June 24, 2011

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

Datha Y. Thompson June 24, 2011

Awesome Gold Winner!!! WTG :) #9482719

Nikki McDonald level-classic June 24, 2011

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

Tarun Bose June 24, 2011

Congrats for your winner, Katarina. #9483745

Alan L. Borror June 25, 2011

Congratulations on this wonderful winner, Katrina! #9484206

Debra R. Harder June 25, 2011

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

Gail Sullivan level-classic June 26, 2011

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

Bojan Bencic level-classic June 26, 2011

Congratulations on your win, Katarina. #9486681

Janet Fikar June 26, 2011

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

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic June 26, 2011

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

UB. #9487296

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic June 27, 2011

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

Christine Czernin level-classic June 28, 2011

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

Katarina Mansson June 29, 2011

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 June 29, 2011

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 June 30, 2011

Congratulations Katarina! Awesome shot. #9496936

Chris Budny level-deluxe July 06, 2011

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

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic July 06, 2011

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

Kathryn Wesserling July 06, 2011

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 July 06, 2011

Congrats on your Feature Katta!! :) #9510941

Daniella Puente July 06, 2011

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

Merna L. Nobile July 11, 2011

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


JudyAnn Rector level-deluxe July 13, 2011

SO unique... CONGRATULATIONS!! #9527865

Donna La Mattino Pagakis July 13, 2011

Outstanding Katta, huge congrats! #9528370

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic January 26, 2012

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

Merna L. Nobile January 26, 2012

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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