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Thank You All :))

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 1 September 2009 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Thank you - Dido

I'd like to thank everyone for visiting and commenting on my pictures. And please, excuse me for not saying thank you every time . My 'thank you' is my visit of your photos and commenting on them, when I like them, and I usually like them :)) We are all doing great, aren't we ? And we all learn from each other a lot. Please , never hesitate to leave a constructive critique, if you think something should be different or not good. Tell me right now that this self-portrait is overexposed , that a nose is missing here :))) See ya !!


"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

Ben from Lyon, France

ok :)
"this self-portrait is overexposed , that a nose is missing here" and so on....
But.. thank you !

1 Sep 2009 5:39am

Lydie et Roland from BESANCON, France

Ah ah ! True ? We can write all we think ? Soooooo !
It's a joke ! And a pleasure to visit your blog.... What about your nose ??? It's a nice way to show us your nice great eyes opened on the world that you show us thru your lens ?.... Have a nice day. R.

1 Sep 2009 5:50am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

This self portrait is good since it's one you've chosen to expose! I agree with you about the answers / comments... Thanks!

1 Sep 2009 5:50am

mseguid from Spain

Thank for you. Your self poltrait is very beautiful.

1 Sep 2009 5:55am

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Thank you for your Thank you:-) You are welcome and its a pleasure looking at your images as well as all the other wonderful people here on am3:-)
I beautiful self portrait....I see that some parts may be a little over exposed but to be honest I think it works well!!

1 Sep 2009 6:07am

Mahmood from Tehran, Iran

I Agree With Wou About Comments . Pleased To Meet You . Your Self Poltrait Is Very Beautiful .

1 Sep 2009 6:10am

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

Great portrait
I love the post processing
Nice meeting you :)

1 Sep 2009 6:25am

shygefe from Bordeaux, France

Très joli autoportrait, peut-être un peu trop de lumière sur le nez...
Bonne journée

1 Sep 2009 6:41am

Jean-Luc from Lyon, France

It's a real pleasure to learn a little more about you with this self-portrait - great processing , and good job with the light. Enjoy your day

1 Sep 2009 6:46am

masoud from tehran, Iran

interesting portrait , nice

1 Sep 2009 6:50am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Hi Mariana, self poltrait very beautiful and good processing. Amazing

1 Sep 2009 6:59am

10Fraction from Rennes, France

high key they name the overexposure now! It's becoming an art and not a problem :-) LoL
Nothing to say..ti si vrlo lepa

1 Sep 2009 7:09am

@10Fraction: hvala lijepa , moram biti fina mom zemljaku :))

zeinab from tehran, Iran

Hi dear
very good and interesting
Be successful and happy

1 Sep 2009 7:17am

Mathilde Collot from Dans l, France

Moi, je ne critique pas les photos, je ne me donne pas ce droit! J’aime trop la liberté surtout celui de l'artiste! J’aime regarder les photos, essayer d'aller au-delà, je cherche toujours le pourquoi et c'est souvent entrer plus facilement dans la connaissance de l’autre. C'est une opinion qui n'engage que moi bien sur et sur ce portrait comme dans ceux que j'ai déjà vu de toi! Et bien je te trouve très jolie et tes images talentueuses!!! Désolée pour l'anglais que je manipule si mal que je préfère de pas écrire de sottise!!!!

1 Sep 2009 7:17am

@Mathilde Collot: It's never problem to write in French or any other language . We all know to translate it :)) Thanks !!

LM from Aix en Provence, France

You seems to be really a nice person, happy to meeting you.
Your photo reflect you soul and you have really nice photo...

1 Sep 2009 7:29am

@LM: ask my sons how nice person i am :)) ha ha many thanks !

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

No problem with a high key shot, it emphasizes your beautiful eyes! :-) So, thank you for your "thank you"!

1 Sep 2009 7:32am

@MadScientist: thank you for your thank you on my thank you ..ha ha

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

"Thank you" accepted. You are most welcome...and it seems most of us feel the same.
Jazzy shot, a touch "over-exposed" however..teehee!
So enjoy this self-portrait. Thanks

1 Sep 2009 7:46am

@Dulcie: thanks Dulcie !!

Mª Angeles from Barcelona, Spain

Mariana eres guapisima, este retrato es muy bonito, yo creo que está genial y define muy bien tus facciones. Gracias a ti también por mostrarnos tu trabajo y por visitar mi blog. Un abrazo.

1 Sep 2009 7:47am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

The portrait is good and beautiful. By the way, thank you for visiting my blog, and for the comments you leave there.

1 Sep 2009 7:57am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Great self portrait, maybe just a little overexposed but still looks good!

1 Sep 2009 7:58am

Paky from Barcelona, Spain

Un retrato muy bello! Me encanta el postprocesado!!! Saludos desde Barcelona!!!

1 Sep 2009 8:04am

Sriram from Chennai, India

Interesting potrait!! :)

1 Sep 2009 8:15am

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hi Mariana, for me the pictures are beautiful. I like this portrait, overexposure reveals dark colors is beautiful. Good day.

1 Sep 2009 8:19am

@tede: thanks Tede, you are always too kind :)

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Un portrait "high key" saisissant! Nous aussi nous te remercions pour ce que tu donnes en partage...
Bonne journée lumineuse!

1 Sep 2009 8:53am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Over exposed yes but it still has a certain charm. Thank you too

1 Sep 2009 9:20am

amirreza from tehran, Iran

thanke u too barbara

1 Sep 2009 9:33am

@amirreza: see, there is no nose... so I do not look like Barbra Streisand :))

R.J.Dee from Ettlingen, Germany

I only have eyes for your eyes ;-))) who cares that the nose is missing ?

Reading your comment under the picture I must say : A portrait of an honest woman !

1 Sep 2009 9:41am

@R.J.Dee: Honest ? Yes, I am , very honest ! Thanks Ralf !

Bertrand from Paris, France

Nice portrait and model! Maybe the white are too white and we can see the skin.

1 Sep 2009 9:52am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

High contrast rather than over exposure I would say. Draws attention to those eyes though that have fixed me in their sights. I'm like a quivering rabbit in a car's headlights ;)

1 Sep 2009 10:13am

Mhélène from Paris, France

Your photos help me also to progress...yes each other !! Great portrait !

1 Sep 2009 10:51am

Standley from Carquefou, France

The picture is overexposed, the nose is missing etc.... but this is quite nice to meet you!

1 Sep 2009 11:46am

Reiner from Brensbach, Germany

Wonderful portrait of a beautiful woman. Like how you have processed this.

1 Sep 2009 12:02pm

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

yes Mariana. it's overexposed. no details on your nose. bad work. lol just kidding

I just noticed you've got big, beautiful eyes! so these are tools for your beautiful artworks, huh? and you've got lovely hair. cheers! :)

1 Sep 2009 12:55pm

@shoti: haha.. yes, yes, I cut off mu nose , I do not like it .. .many women do not like their nose , you know that ha ha... :)))

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

May be a little overexposed Mariana, but i still like it.... I allways look at the eyes first in a portrait & yours are beautiful

1 Sep 2009 1:51pm

Jaol from Canarias+Gijon, Spain

Not overexposed, it's a very well done high key, and the general tone is very pleasant. What incredible eyes you've got! And your hair is very nice. I can't see any nose...(I've posted my self-portrait too). Thank you very very very much...

1 Sep 2009 1:53pm

@Jaol: thank you Cat :))

Don from spokane, United States

It's a pleasure to meet the person who takes all those beautiful pictures. I too prefer to visit and make comments on blogs rather than write thank you notes. Your noseless overexposed self portrait is most eye catching and does show your friendly charm!

1 Sep 2009 2:03pm

DaveB from Exeter, United Kingdom

Nice high-contrast shot, well done

1 Sep 2009 2:32pm

Morten Pedersen from Norway

thank you self for visiting my blog.

1 Sep 2009 2:40pm

Stephane Themeze from Maryland, United States

It's bad!...It's not like you to make a mock up of the future Cd cover of Celine Dion.
Love it! You've got a funny look!

1 Sep 2009 3:02pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Oh Mariana, you're so... BRIGHT!!!:-))) It feels so good watching this... Want to hear my contructive advice? Get a beautiful big frame and print this out large!:-) Very sylish treatment and lovely warm tone!

1 Sep 2009 3:02pm

@hugo poon: I have my dark sides too :))) Just take a look at my About page :)) Hugs Hugo :))

rian from mobile, United States

i'm not that good with people portraits but i think this high key shot looks really good already.. :D looking great too! ;)

1 Sep 2009 3:51pm

mirela from brighton, United States

Mariana, you are one of the most beautiful women I've ever seen! Love this portrait a lot, you have that special way of smiling and such amazing eyes! Thank you for your kindness and encouragement shown on my blog, you are one wonderful woman!!!

1 Sep 2009 3:52pm

@mirela: you are so lovely and tooooo kind, Mirela :)) thanks

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

You are gorgeous even without a nose :-)

1 Sep 2009 3:55pm

@Michael Rawluk: hey, I got a nose :)) ha ha ha wait for the next self-portrait :))

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

How can that beautiful smile and those big eyes be anything but beautiful. I always love reading your thoughtful comments. All your photos are creative and gorgeous. So far anyway. :-)

1 Sep 2009 3:56pm

@Steve Rice: hey, I smiled for this occasion .. I usually do not :))) as for eyes - I tried to make them with PS a little bit smaller :)) You are great, Steve :))

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

The overwhelming beauty of a gorgeous woman trumps and transcends all else!! Actually, before reading your commentary, I saw it as a high key self-portrait of an adventuresome photographer.

1 Sep 2009 3:57pm

peter from new york, United States

this truly is a great self portrait : )

1 Sep 2009 4:04pm

Eldiablo from over the rainbow, Monaco

geniaaaaaaaaaal .................... TOO COOOOOOOOOOOOOOL ;)))))))

1 Sep 2009 4:06pm

Ajay from Pune, India

Is that you? You ARE beautiful. :-)

1 Sep 2009 4:07pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Wonderful portrait. Love how you've processed this. So dramatic!!

1 Sep 2009 4:22pm

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Very pleased to meet you, thanks for posting this smile and great eyes.
I don't think the portrait needs more light :))))

1 Sep 2009 5:03pm

@Paco Díaz: no, no more light , Paco :)) thanks my friend :)

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening, Mariana,
thank you for your "thank you" and your nice comments on my web page. You have beautiful eyes and look fantastic. They exude self-confidence and warmth. Today's self-portrait is a bit overexposed. When I click your name under the Self will see a better picture of you. I wish you all good health and much success.
Dear greetings Christel

1 Sep 2009 6:01pm

Manuela M from Rennes, France

Bravo pour ton portrait!!
Merci de nous offrir cette belle rencontre!!
Bonne soirée.

1 Sep 2009 6:08pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

the photography is for me, an emotion, technique is essential but secondary, your photos are lot of emotions, that's what I remember, and also because you're a very pretty woman, full of talent!
Kisses, Mariana!

1 Sep 2009 6:25pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Very nice portrait. And thank you to you…

1 Sep 2009 6:28pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

And thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog! :)
What I see in this self-portrait is the eyes and they are perfect! The strong contrast works very well in this photo! Well done

1 Sep 2009 6:38pm

Bishop from Houston, United States

So finally we can put a face to the name! Lovely eyes!

1 Sep 2009 7:15pm

@Bishop: NO...sorry :)) I already posted two times my selfportrait :)) You did not see them ! Also, I would love to see selfportraits of all my friends :))

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

And, thank you!

I really like the self-portrait ;-)

1 Sep 2009 7:16pm

Liang from San Francisco, United States

I like your self portrait, look at your pretty self! =]

1 Sep 2009 7:23pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

This one is so great! Special treatment and effect!

1 Sep 2009 7:33pm

Mags from Paris, France

Obviously the nose is missing but it let us see the eyes, and what eyes :)

1 Sep 2009 8:02pm

Yvon from Belgium

Nice treatment for this great high-key.

1 Sep 2009 8:06pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Beautiful!! You are gorgeous Mariana!! : )

1 Sep 2009 8:42pm

philippe from moselle, France

je ne pourrais donc pas parler du nez vu qu'il a disparu :o) !!! mais pas contre les yeux, la bouche, les cheveux...... Perfect !!!
contrastée à outrance çà le fait aussi....

1 Sep 2009 8:46pm

Blackdog from London, United Kingdom

Hello Mariana or is it Ana-Maria? Pleased to meet you ;o)
No need to reply to my comments, but thank you anyway.

1 Sep 2009 9:14pm

@Blackdog: thanks :)) You can call me mariana :))

pernilla from Andonno, Italy

I like your "overexposed" selportrait "without a nose" :)
Great work!

1 Sep 2009 9:17pm

françoisedu80 from France

Hello Mariana ,
C'est une bonne idée d'être passée de l'autre coté du miroir !!!
Bises .

1 Sep 2009 9:28pm

@françoisedu80: Many thanks, but also I need to tell you - you drive me crazy - I cannot see your photos from this link :)

Lynn from United States

BEAUTIFUL MARIANA!!! I already know what you look like and I love what you did with this's so nice to see you again. I certainly learn much from you every day with each new post...thank you my friend. It was GREAT to see your photo on Spotlight Photography...that is one of my favs from you :))

1 Sep 2009 9:54pm

@Lynn: Thanks my dear Lynn :))

Monte Stevens from Westerville, United States

Okay, you asked for it, "this self-portrait is overexposed , that a nose is missing here." You are a creative artist and we all love that. You are also beautiful and we love that also. You offer us the gift of your art and beauty, hat more could we ask for!!!

1 Sep 2009 10:12pm

@Monte Stevens: mmmmm .. taht is so so so sweet of you Monte :)) You sound as a real gentleman :))

jhcibils from Berlin, Germany

ali imate jako lijepe oči, s kojima možete ugriz, čak i bez kamere ...

(Thank you, Google translate)

1 Sep 2009 10:13pm

@jhcibils: he he .. you are a sweetheart, trying to translate German to English, then English to Yugoslavian :))) Not bad translation at all . PUNO HVALA GOSPODINE :)))

Tomix from landerneau, France

no nose? so you can't put your finger in your nose? i'm very sorry!! :))
your hairs are wonderful and not over exposed :)

1 Sep 2009 10:45pm

@Tomix: Tomixxxxxxxxx, what are you talking ??????? You silly one :)) If only I am closer to you .. you would see what would you get :))

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Hi Mariana, nice to see you. Beeing a BW picture (or sepia) the white parts are not really overexposed, if the background was not black it would be a highkey picture. Beautiful eyes!!

1 Sep 2009 11:23pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

You had to mention that a nose is missing!! Something that I never noticed. I just saw the lush eyelashes that surround the sparkling eyes.

2 Sep 2009 1:04am

@Steven: that is so lovely compliment Steven :)) Thanks . As for eyelashes - that is my always heavy make-up and good mascara :))

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

I would have had no constructive critique of this photo as it appears to be what the artist was pursuing.. :) Very effective and a much appreciated statement.

2 Sep 2009 1:20am

Ginnie from Atlanta, Georgia, United States

The eyes...and that hair! Who would even think about the nose??!!

2 Sep 2009 1:23am

Mike from United States

All I notice is that the signature eyes and hair are there. A great smile and a nice post!!

2 Sep 2009 1:53am

@Mike: Yes, you saw so many of my portraits and hair and eyes are these always recognizable :)) HOw are you ?

Ti from Alpharetta, United States

I will be exhausted replying to every comment left, I prefer getting comments from regular visitors whom give me interesting and unusual comments that allow me to elaborate... :-)

2 Sep 2009 2:44am

martie from us, United States

Gorgeous eyes! Nice work here.

2 Sep 2009 2:48am

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

And a large Thank You to you also. I see another of your creative images. Your processing skills are ingenius.

2 Sep 2009 2:48am

One from Açores, Portugal

Magnificent portrait.
We do not say that it is overexposed, but that was a good post processing !
A great job ! :)

2 Sep 2009 3:17am

Nadia Olisa from Canberra, Australia

haha is that you? :) this looks like a movie star portrait! nice work! i like the fact that it's overexposed. mine always are! :))

2 Sep 2009 3:40am

Manola from Bassens, France

tout d'abord: te remercier de tes passages par chez moi :et ne t'en fait pas : le temps manque pour répondre à tous..

...Mais je ne critiquerais jamais une photo: chacun voit à sa façon , et c'est en faisant qu'on apprend.. bien sûre qu'une ctitique nous fait avancer mais là par exemple: c'est un portrait qui me plait grâce à la composition,que tu as fait... et cette surexposition, aurait pu être fait exprés!!! pour avoir un portrait lumineux..
bye bye Marianna!!! ;)

2 Sep 2009 4:45am

@Manola: thanks .. thanks n... thanks .. :))

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

It is over exposed as you mentioned by yourself, but it is not bad. I like it. I thank you for your visiting my page and leaving comments.

2 Sep 2009 1:11pm

"... م.ر.گ ..." from Tehran, Iran

excellent and lovely self portrait :*

2 Sep 2009 1:49pm

fotografa from London, United Kingdom

hmm!!, overexposed? or High key? :-) Lovely self portrait.

2 Sep 2009 4:07pm

SCOTT F. SCHILLING from San Martin, United States

Thanks for all of your comments Mariana, and I like it overexposed - it shines nice and bright!

3 Sep 2009 5:06am

Ivy from Hong Kong

Love it! - A winning smile says it all...

3 Sep 2009 8:36am

grant from kansas city, United States

this works for me!

4 Sep 2009 11:38pm

ali reza from karaj, Iran

ht"s very good and interesting

6 Sep 2009 9:49pm

Ekios from one of the Salut Island, Guyana

Well ... hello there ... nice to meet you ... really nice actually ...
*ok I leave now before I start with some male stupidity ;) *

8 Sep 2009 8:09am

Philippe from Bangkok, Thailand

oh .... its you ???? i thinking about Barbara Streisand ...., very nice Self portrait , your eyes are terrible !!!!!

28 Oct 2009 5:52am

@Philippe: ha ha .. it is suppose to be me :))) thx . I hope you used word Terrible in a wrong way ? did you , or my eyes are really scary and terrible ;))

Philippe from Bangkok, Thailand

Ok, new version ..., your eyes are really beautiful .... but to much beautiful, that make me scare ...., its terrible for me .... ;)

28 Oct 2009 6:24pm

@Philippe: oh god :))

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