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Love Hurts

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 21 May 2009 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Love hurts, Love scares
Love wounds and mares any heart
Not tough nor strong enough to take a lot of pain
Take a lot of pain
Love is like a cloud, holds a lot of rain.
Love hurts, Love hurts

~Nazareth - Love hurts


"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

Bill Jennings from (Bay Area Northern Calif), United States

the graininess in the photo works in this image. sad, sad song: appropriate for the photo.

21 May 2009 5:09am

Philippe from Bangkok, Thailand

special ...., maybe to mutch graininess for me, have to try in B/W

21 May 2009 5:29am

@Philippe: NO, did not think for a moment about BW :)) Like this way !

Mahmood from Karaj, Iran

Special , Fantastic , Great And .................... I Love It .

21 May 2009 5:38am

Standley from Carquefou, France

So special, and yet so touching. I love it!

21 May 2009 6:03am

Fade ToBLACK from tehran, Iran

amazing shot,very well done

21 May 2009 6:36am

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

A wonderful emotive image!!! Love the grainy feel!!

21 May 2009 6:50am

k@ from Paristanbul*, France

Hey, you know what ? I love your work ! :)
Great gritty pp and beautiful sensuality, bravo*

21 May 2009 6:58am

@k@: hmm..Thanks a lot . Am very, very glad to hear this :))

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

SU-BLIME ************************************************

21 May 2009 7:22am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Love hurts indeed, your image portrays this well, the song originally done by the Everley Brothers but Naz is not so bad

21 May 2009 8:11am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Great composition!

21 May 2009 8:30am

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

Very original work ! I love the texture of the photoi . This pose seems very sad !

21 May 2009 10:07am

jeff (aka dogilicious) from Millerstown, PA, United States

Like the noise in this shot. Great composition.

21 May 2009 10:21am

DaveB from Exeter, United Kingdom

I like this one, but I think it would work alot better without the noise

21 May 2009 10:43am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Nice posture for this model. And the noise is an interesting idea

21 May 2009 10:50am

Lynn from United States

Fantastic shot!!! I usually don't like grainy photos (unless done correctly) but with this one it works SO well...the pose is fabulous!!! The hat gives a perfect touch to this very special photo...the song is so sad and is a wonderful compliment...BRAVO!!!

21 May 2009 11:54am

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

tastefully done Mariana! great work! :D

21 May 2009 12:01pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Nicely done! The retro grainy effect gives this photo the right touch! Bravo! ;-)

21 May 2009 12:19pm

xavier cardell from menorca-barcelona, Spain

Beautiful capture, great work preparing the scene, capture and post process.

21 May 2009 12:39pm

shafagh from Tehran, Iran

I like edit and tones
good composed

21 May 2009 12:45pm

linus. from Singapore, Singapore

cool shot

21 May 2009 1:41pm

Ajay from Pune, India

Superb pose for the shot and the mood. Besides excellent framing and the grainy touch.

21 May 2009 2:20pm

peter from new york, United States

a beautiful and poignant portrait with wonderful textures. excellent shot!

21 May 2009 2:24pm

Bogdan from Brasov, Romania

You are right! Love hurts! hurts like hell! But love is the only feeling that it makes me feel alive!

I love the picture! It completes the words and viceversa! VEry expressive! it's you in the picture?

21 May 2009 2:24pm

zOOm from Paris, France

A vintage grainy aspect. Adds a lot of sensuality.

21 May 2009 2:27pm

Stef67 from in my head, France

i love this one troublisimeFullSprint , the reflexion attitude, maitrise de la compo, full effect perfect, j suis fan ^^

21 May 2009 3:29pm

Godo from Barcelona, Spain

Really nice compo
You has created a very interesting mood into the pic.
Great imatge full of feeling and appeal.
Very well done

21 May 2009 3:55pm

observing from North West, United Kingdom

A moody and suggestive image, the composition and the added grain works wonderfully.

21 May 2009 3:59pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Outstanding composition, a perfect reflection of the title and lyrics. The grain is perfect to reflect the depth of emotion.

21 May 2009 4:28pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

amazing grain! moving towards pointillism!!! such an intriguing pose -- delicate and pensive with a touch of sensuality!!

21 May 2009 4:29pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Love how you filled the frame here.

21 May 2009 4:31pm

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece

Very artistic!

21 May 2009 4:45pm

khadi from New Delhi, India

Great composition. I like how the hat covers the face and makes the women an anonymous figure everyone can relate to.

21 May 2009 4:58pm

CushmoK from France

like the moody way of this picture..

21 May 2009 5:33pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent composition! Beautiful work! Bravo!

21 May 2009 5:37pm

Mike from United States

Great pose. Love the grain. Nice light. Plus, I'm a sucker for a girl that wears hats well !

21 May 2009 5:41pm

Ken from United States

Mariana, love the intertwine of arms and legs.

21 May 2009 5:56pm

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

The grain in this shot is ideal. Nazareth was a great group. A perfect tile for this image.

21 May 2009 6:35pm

flyingwind from Taiyuan, China

So dreamy atmosphere. Emotion\gesture\half door to the unknown room\especial hat all lit certain light in the hearts. Those blemishes/noiseson the picture and the dotted hat and the legs with a little bit shining are my favorate.
Just wish its copyright is mine! ^_^ ^_^ ^_^

21 May 2009 6:44pm

Beat from Switzerland

fantastic artwork. congratulations

21 May 2009 7:06pm

Mike from Miami, Florida, United States

Fantastic composition, Ana.

21 May 2009 7:20pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

Interesting mood and nice shot.
I like it.

21 May 2009 7:50pm

Steve from Olympia, United States

A very creative and beautiful image. Well done.

21 May 2009 7:55pm

Liang from San Francisco, United States

a great composition here. i like the loneliness portrayed here.

21 May 2009 8:09pm

romine from Bucharest, Romania

i think this shot is brilliant! the way her body is positioned, the framing, the big grain. it feels right. made my day. thanks for sharing

21 May 2009 8:31pm

Andy from United States

Wow alot of emotions in this shot. I like the way you hid the face with the hat to leave it to the viewers imagination what is happening.

21 May 2009 8:34pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Many elements of this photo, including the colors, graininess, and the woman's "fetal" position says it all without even saying. Good work!

21 May 2009 9:47pm

ZoomLNZ from Los Angeles Area, United States

Composing the subject in the corner, along with the grainy texture, really brings out the "hurt". Well done.

22 May 2009 2:26am

Roman from Thunder Bay, Canada

love the song (it was my time !!) and love you image, simple and sensual.
Fantastic work Mariana


22 May 2009 2:55am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Impressive composition, I like very much the processing and the feeling it expresses.
I'm glad to meet your pictures.

22 May 2009 4:05am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

very elegant and sensual ! I love the grainy mood; great work Mariana !

22 May 2009 8:32am

angel from ..., Iran


23 May 2009 9:38am

rian from mobile, United States

yep, at some point, it is true..

a self portrait? nice interpretation.. well done.. :)

23 May 2009 3:26pm

Dan Creighton from Pottstown, United States

Moody pose and the grain adds to the moon. Lovely image.

4 Jun 2009 3:35pm

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Sexy in spite of the pain.

1 Jul 2009 5:47pm

Martin from Peterborough, United Kingdom

Beautiful work :)

28 Jul 2009 11:57am

jhcibils from Berlin, Germany

love hurts and love heals...

22 Sep 2009 12:38am

@jhcibils: should be like that :)) but usually hurts !