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Smile - An inexpensive way to change her look


"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

Rags from Plano, United States

She has an authentic african smile. Nice image.

25 Jun 2009 5:11am

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

a great portrait with aamacing girl. Thank you for adding my blog to your watching blog. Cheers Sonja

25 Jun 2009 5:24am

@Loner: Thanks Sonja :))

Lylou & Roland from BESANCON, France

Great portrait... A smile is so much - and this one is a real gift !

25 Jun 2009 5:36am

Mirco from Biel, Switzerland

beautiful picture

25 Jun 2009 5:37am

k@ from Paris, France

SUPERB !! smile AND portrait (love what runs in her beautiful eyes*)

25 Jun 2009 6:36am

@k@: Thanks K :)) Yes, her eyes are amazing. All her face is shining !!

zOOm from Paris, France

You're so right. A smile reveals a mind. Hers seems beautiful and friendly.

25 Jun 2009 7:11am

PATRICK from miramas, France

great capture

25 Jun 2009 7:50am

Standley from Carquefou, France

What a wonderful portrait. You're right, a smile is one of the few things left free of charge!

25 Jun 2009 7:57am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

Beautiful portrait! The smile beginning of freedom!

25 Jun 2009 9:02am

images of nature from geneva, Switzerland

great portrait!

25 Jun 2009 9:19am

@images of nature: Thanks a lot . I view your blog with amazing pictures but could not see 'comment' link . Do people comment on your photos ?

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Superbe! vraiment superbe! un sourire renversant! l'APV originale! j'adore!

25 Jun 2009 11:34am

Gonzata from Santiago, Chile

Great portrait!!!

25 Jun 2009 11:35am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A beautiful portrait of a beautiful young lady Mariana! You can see her inner beauty shining in that 10,000 watt smile! Well captured! ;-)

25 Jun 2009 11:52am

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

Wonderful portrait ! Her eyes are smiling too ...a luminous person very well photographied !

25 Jun 2009 12:01pm

motie from France

great portrait again mariana! i like how you close up the face...

25 Jun 2009 12:05pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Absolutely amazing Mariana!!! Such a beautiful portraiture of her face, eyes and soul... feel wonderfully connected at the spiritual level!

25 Jun 2009 1:11pm

Stef67 from in my head, France

very good smile, i like it ^^

25 Jun 2009 1:59pm

LM from Aix en Provence, France

super portrait and model

25 Jun 2009 2:03pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

And what a smile!

25 Jun 2009 2:34pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Good portrait.

25 Jun 2009 2:46pm

Ajay from Pune, India

Brilliant portrait and a lovely smile, indeed.

25 Jun 2009 3:08pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A wonderful portrait. Love the way you framed it.

25 Jun 2009 3:39pm

Andy from United States

Wow incredible portrait. I really like how you completely filled the frame with her face!

25 Jun 2009 4:03pm

Ken from United States

Beautiful! Inside and out!

25 Jun 2009 4:14pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

bello retrato!

25 Jun 2009 4:15pm

rian from mobile, United States

nice work filling the frame here.. this is a lovely portrait shot.. great work! :)

25 Jun 2009 4:26pm

Mike from United States

Great portrait!!! So close and it really works. Makes you smile looking at it.

25 Jun 2009 4:33pm

Anouk from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Beautiful portrait!

25 Jun 2009 4:37pm

ZoomLNZ from Los Angeles Area, United States

A beautiful smile. Your focus and detail is excellent. Great shot.

25 Jun 2009 5:27pm

Veronelle from Lens, France

very elegant smile

25 Jun 2009 5:49pm

Lynn from United States

FABULOUS PORTRAIT!!! I find it difficult to do justice to portraits...they must be clearly focused with an added ump to them. This one has everything needed to be a great portrait...her smile, tilt of her head, and perfect focus...BRAVO :))

25 Jun 2009 6:16pm

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Belle fille et un magnifique portrait, j'aime la voir sourire mais.... elle n'est pas le même, je crois :)

25 Jun 2009 6:22pm

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

...and she has a great one! Very nice portrait.

25 Jun 2009 7:27pm

peter from new york, Afghanistan

what a warm and lovely portrait! made me smile : )

25 Jun 2009 8:29pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

what a nice and lovely smile
fabulous portrait

25 Jun 2009 8:47pm

Liang from San Francisco, United States

very nice portrait, all the details are well shown here. nicely done!

25 Jun 2009 10:02pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Incredible portrait.

25 Jun 2009 10:40pm

Dunedim from Zaragoza, Spain

Great Portrait!! So good face expresion capture!!

25 Jun 2009 10:51pm

xavier cardell from menorca-barcelona, Spain

Incredible focus on the eyes, and such a good work on the skin... brilliant!

26 Jun 2009 12:04am

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

i like the true,smile makes everyone look good!:)

26 Jun 2009 1:59am

martie from somewhere, United States

She is beautiful! Her smile is so wonderful, and her eyes smile too!

26 Jun 2009 3:06am

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

Not only do her lips and mouth smile. Her whole face smiles with her. Her eyes are very happy. A marvelous portrait.

26 Jun 2009 3:20am

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

a gorgeous smile!! excellent close up portrait!!

26 Jun 2009 3:21am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

wonderful smile ! excellent portrait !

26 Jun 2009 6:59am

kerfendal from Paris, France

nice portrait, you are always close to your models

26 Jun 2009 9:08pm

@kerfendal: Thanks a lot Mr. Kerfendal ! I have been always wondering why you and I , as 'an old PB friends' do not visit each other more often. You know how much I respect and like your art, but I am kind of lazy to run first and leave comments. I leave that to gentlemen :)))

Marie from Paris, France

There is no words to traduce my emotion about this shot !
Just that this smile is a fantastic moment of "enjoy" !
Very very beautiful !

26 Jun 2009 9:21pm

@Marie: thanks Marie . The same I felt when met this woman with her 4 kids in a park . I could not resist taking shots of all of them . I will post once her kids too. They are all so pretty, but Mom is the prettiest :))

Stephane Themeze from Maryland, United States

Generous eyes and smile she gave you. The Kid inside is awake.

27 Jun 2009 4:07am

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

fantastic portrait - I can tell she really beams naturally. well donie.

27 Jun 2009 5:25am

@Bill Jennings: Thanks Bill. Yes, she is very, very pretty woman :)

Hervé from Juvisy, France

Great shot for this beautifull portrait!!

27 Jun 2009 10:06am

Ada Panich from S.Benedetto del Tronto, Italy

A magnificent smile you captured, great portrait!

27 Jun 2009 3:39pm

Imaginerf from TROYES, France

Great portrait with a nice idea of framing !

28 Jun 2009 4:10pm

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

I haven't seen a smile that is not beautiful.
-got this line somewhere in the web. beautiful portrait Mariana :D

29 Jun 2009 12:42pm

Addey Kehinde from London, United Kingdom

Excellent portrait shot!!!

29 Jun 2009 5:04pm

@Addey Kehinde: Thank you . I know it is a great portrait but only thank to this amazingly pretty woman :))

tomie from France

BRILLANT portrait!!!!!! my fav!

1 Jul 2009 8:57pm

Jaol from Canarias+Asturias, Spain

She looks really natural, you managed to take someting special from her, emotion and good will.

5 Jul 2009 5:08pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Simply beautiful!

23 Jul 2009 9:41pm

♥ Marah.S ♥ from Marrakech, Morocco

Très beau portrait, beau sourire captivant

14 Sep 2009 1:40am

Albert from Ribes de freser, Spain

Simply and beautiful !
Great portrait

25 Jan 2010 11:05pm