Uploaded: August 03, 2012


1st Place EoD August 2012.

With lots of thanks to my friend Lotta as well as Melinda Schneider and Bob Cournoyer for valuable help!

Picture was taken at MMK (Museum für Moderne Kunst = The Modern Art Museum) in Frankfurt, Germany.
Canon 10-22 mm lens, handheld. Raw conversion in DPP and postprocessing in CS3.

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/25 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 15.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D


Jeff Robinson level-deluxe August 03, 2012

This is Outstanding Katarina!! #1478543

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic August 03, 2012

Looks even better, Katta. Get ready for some more Golden glory, good luck!

UB. #10261423

Michelle Alton August 03, 2012

I agree with Usman. This image is bound for glory! Amazing work. #10261815

Robert Hechinger August 04, 2012

Woh Woh Woh ... Robert

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe September 07, 2012

What an impressive image Katta, WTG! #10313170

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic September 24, 2012

Glad to see this go in the right direction to its Golden Destiny, IMHO. CONGRATZ Katta!

UB. #10335634

Nikki McDonald level-classic September 24, 2012

Wonderful design elements punctuated by the ever present human element. Love it. Congratulations on the finalist and good luck in the next round, Katta. #10335967

Leslie McLain level-deluxe September 24, 2012

Congrats on a beautiful finalist, Katarina. #10335971

Stefania Barbier level-addict September 24, 2012

winner in my book... huge congrats! #10336718

September 24, 2012

Very effective image #10337257

Mary L. Olson level-deluxe September 24, 2012

This is so elegant. I love it. Congratulations.


September 24, 2012

Powerful high-key design, and the woman in purple really makes this image pop! #10337990

JO ANN CLEVELAND September 24, 2012

Awesome finalist Katarina!

jo ann c. #10338596

Phyllis H. Burchett September 24, 2012

Fabulous, congrats Katarina! #10338850

Renee Doyle level-classic September 24, 2012

Awesome work Katarina! Congratulations!! #10338966

Naomi Weiser September 24, 2012

love! congrats! #10339351

Chris Budny level-deluxe September 25, 2012

Yay! Congratulations, Katta! #10340029

Michele Peterson level-classic September 25, 2012

Another congratulations on a fantastic finalist! I love the splotch of purple against all the white! #10340762

Richard B. Hallick level-classic September 25, 2012

Congratulations. The title is perfect. #10341584

Errick L. Cameron level-deluxe September 27, 2012

Cool composition! Well done and Congratulations! #10343578

Carol Quina level-classic September 27, 2012

Congratulations on the finalist for this Katta! #10344360

Debra R. Harder September 29, 2012

Absolute PERFECTION!! Congratulations, Katarina, on your superb finalist!! #10346861

David M. Montero September 30, 2012

Brilliant! Congratulations Katarina! #10347906

Terry A. Stoa level-classic October 02, 2012

Kudos on the First Place Winner badge, Katta! Another great image... #10350423

Chris Budny level-deluxe October 02, 2012

No surprises here! Congratulations, Katta! #10350427

Liz blahh October 02, 2012

Congratulations on your winning image! #10350437

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict October 02, 2012

Congratulations Katta on your First Place Win!!!

Dominick #10350439

Bob Cournoyer level-classic October 02, 2012

Woot Woot... :-) #10350505

Andre Larose October 02, 2012

Well deserving award on this spectacular image.

Congratulations :) #10350564

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic October 02, 2012

WooHoo, way to Goooo, Katta!!
Congrats on the FIRST PLACE WIN!!!

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe October 02, 2012

You know I LOVE THIS Katta, huge congrats. A big FIRST PLACE WIN. Whooo hoooo! #10350604

Patrick Rouzes level-classic October 02, 2012

CONGRATS on this incredible GOLD MEDAL WINNER, Katarina! #10350623

Julianne Bradford October 02, 2012

How could this not win??? A huge Congratulations Katta! #10350633

Monnie Ryan October 02, 2012

Fabulous, well-deserved win! Congratulations! #10350670

Rona L. Schwarz October 02, 2012

This is sensational, Katarina!! You have an amazing eye and an incredible talent! Congratulations on this fabulous First Place Winner! #10350686

Mitch Spence level-classic October 02, 2012

Hooray for you, Katta, and for this favorite image. #10350713

Leslie McLain level-deluxe October 02, 2012

Congrats on a beautiful winner, Katarina. #10350759

Lindley Johnson level-classic October 02, 2012

Congratulations on your elegantly beautiful First Place Winner, Katarina! Outstanding shapes, tones, and composition. #10350795

Bojan Bencic level-classic October 02, 2012

Fantastic photo, Katarina. Congratulations on your win! #10350865

Stefania Barbier level-addict October 02, 2012

GORGEOUS winner Kata, congratulations!!! #10350903

Merna L. Nobile October 02, 2012

I heard the good news…and could not be happier for you! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna #10351019

JO ANN CLEVELAND October 02, 2012

Congratulations on this very well deserved First Place win Katarina!
I love it!
jo ann c. #10351083

Mariann Kovats level-classic October 02, 2012

Congratulations on your well deserved First Place win! #10351114

JudyAnn Rector level-deluxe October 02, 2012

Perfection, Katarina!

Lydia Williams level-deluxe October 02, 2012

Outstandidng, Katarina! Congratulatins on your first place win! #10351245

Phyllis H. Burchett October 02, 2012

Congrats on this fantastic winner Katarina!!! #10351438

Renee Doyle level-classic October 02, 2012

Perfection all the way! BIG congratulations on this outstanding First Place Winner Katarina! #10351499

Kathy Salerni level-classic October 02, 2012

Huge congrats on your First Place win, Katarina! #10351616

Linda D. Lester level-classic October 02, 2012

Congratulations on your awesome win! #10351652

Amy M. Wilson October 02, 2012

Big congratulations on your fabulous First Place winner, Katarina!! #10351711

Michelle Alton October 02, 2012

This was bound for glory and GLORY it has garnished. Huge congratulations, Katarina! #10351820

Carol Flisak level-addict October 02, 2012

Fantastic image, Katarina... excellent composition, tones and a wonderful play of light! Huge congratulations on this first place winner, Katarina! #10351844

Claudia Kuhn level-classic October 02, 2012

Wonderful, congratulations on your first place winner #10351847

Lori A. Nevers level-classic October 02, 2012

Congrats on your awesome win! #10351871

Monika Sapek level-classic October 02, 2012

Many congratulations on your First Place, Katarina! #10351976

Andre Larose October 02, 2012

Stunning shot!! Congratulations :) #10352061

Carmody Baker October 02, 2012

A great capture. congratulations! #10352327

Claudine Grove October 02, 2012

Amazing shot! congrats! #10352356

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic October 02, 2012

So very happy to see this gem recognized, Katta. A very well-deserved First Place Gold. CONGRATZ!!!

UB. #10352581

Tarun Bose October 03, 2012

Big congrats for your winner, Katarina.


Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe October 03, 2012

Wow....what a wonderful composition, architecture and capture!!!! Congratulations Katarina...well deserved gold! Cheers =^..^= #10353002

Laurence Saliba level-classic October 03, 2012

A BIG Congrats Katarina!!! #10353197

Christine Czernin level-classic October 04, 2012

Big congratulations on your big win,Katta.
The elegant simplicity is truly worthy for a gold win.
You have such a wonderful eye for these things.


Mary L. Olson level-deluxe October 05, 2012

Beautifully designed image. Congratulations on your win.

Mary Lou #10357217

Cheryl Schneider October 05, 2012

Terrific, Katarina! Huge congratulations. #10357384

Gail Sullivan level-classic October 06, 2012

A striking image, Katarina...congrats! #10357697

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic October 06, 2012

Huge congrats on this beautiful Gold, Katta. #10357924

David M. Montero October 27, 2012

A belated congratulations on your win for this marvelous capture Katarina! #10386672

Pat Harry July 09, 2016

Wow! Stunning! Definitely earned the "All Time Winner" badge! #11493770

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).

Get Constructive Critiques

Sign up for an interactive online photography course to get critiques on your photos.


Did You Know?

BetterPhoto Websites: If you see an orange website link directly under the photographer's name, it's totally okay. It's not spam. The reason: BetterPhoto is the one that offers these personal photography websites. We are supporting our clients with those links.

Unavailable EXIF: If there is no other information but 'Unavailable' in the EXIF (meaning no EXIF data exists with the photo), the 'Unavailable' blurb is not displayed. If there is any info, it shows. Many photos have the EXIF stripped out when people modify the image and resave it, before uploading.


The following truth is one of the core philosophies of BetterPhoto:

I hear, I forget.
I see, I remember.
I do, I understand.

You learn by doing. Take your next online photography class. All Time Best Photo Contest Winner Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner

Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to Katarina Mansson.
Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer.
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.