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Sweet Smiling Small Girls :))

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"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

Luke Wiley from Spokane, United States

These two look great together.

14 Sep 2009 5:04am

Mijo from Rognonas, France

Too much !!!! We just can smile when we look . Full of life en tenderness

14 Sep 2009 5:14am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Great portrait, very funny and surprising, what a dresses!

14 Sep 2009 5:15am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Portraits magnifiques et très souriants! Quel spectacle peut-il générer tant de tendresse?

14 Sep 2009 5:27am

masoud from tehran, Iran

wow ... this is great , the wonderful shot , well done

14 Sep 2009 5:40am

PATRICK from miramas, France

jusr excellent b&w

14 Sep 2009 5:58am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

Superb portraits full of joy and shared a contrast between lifestyles (clothing) and life today!

14 Sep 2009 5:59am

Oncho from Granada, Spain

buen acercamiento y buen titulo para un retrato genial

14 Sep 2009 6:13am

STEED from GUERET, France

Amazing and Funny....Excellent !!!

14 Sep 2009 6:22am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

This is just too enticing! You make me want to know more about these two, who appear as apparitions of some other time or place. ;-) Wonderful.

14 Sep 2009 6:22am

@Dulcie: Thanks Dulcie ! I felt the same when these two girls appeared in front of my eyes in a grocery store . Did not know what to do ; so many people around, and was afraid to take my camera. But, I did . Few shots I took in a store , but bad light did not give me a nice shots . So, I went out and waited 45 minutes to get them out of the store . Good test for my patience !

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Great sweet portrait and excellent b&w!!

14 Sep 2009 6:27am

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hi Mariana, they are too pretty these girls! Very beautiful portrait. Good day.

14 Sep 2009 6:32am

Mahmood from Tehran, Iran

Very Funny And Surprising , Great Portrait . I Like It .

14 Sep 2009 6:33am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Very happy and genuine portrait!

14 Sep 2009 6:41am

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Oh aren't they wonderful!! Such a beautiful image:-) Makes me smile:-)

14 Sep 2009 6:54am

Sidney from Manila, Philippines

Wonderful...sweet ladies!
Great smiles!

14 Sep 2009 6:58am

rem_la from Villiers, France

superbe portrait !

14 Sep 2009 6:59am

Ekios from Une des iles du Salut, Guyana

Still the best you are ... amazing shot, congratulations, they are fabulous :)

14 Sep 2009 7:12am

@Ekios: who ? Me ??/ You are kidding :)) Really glad you like it :)

Jean-Luc from Lyon, France

ohhhhhh two mermaids again , we are lucky !!!!! :-) Excellent Mariana , Happyness is very communicative with this shot , i can't stop laughing ....Thanks !

14 Sep 2009 7:16am

@Jean-Luc: still laughing ????? laugh .. laugh .. always laugh !!!

LM from Aix en Provence, France

Ce noir & blanc est splendide, la lumière bien maîtrisée (comme toujours). bravo

14 Sep 2009 7:18am

Standley from Carquefou, France

Just excellent. Amazing portraits!

14 Sep 2009 7:44am

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Brilliant as always Mariana!

14 Sep 2009 7:48am

Lee from Osaka, Japan

Great street image.

14 Sep 2009 8:03am

Andrei Barbu from Timisoara, Romania

Excellent street shot!

14 Sep 2009 8:09am

*MЯG* from Tehran, Iran

wonderful...i'm shocked...
i agree whit the title:d
they're lovely

14 Sep 2009 8:15am

amirreza from tehran, Iran

Sweet shot :)

14 Sep 2009 8:15am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Very charming ladies, indeed!

14 Sep 2009 8:34am

fabrizio perelli from Roma, Italy

fantastic b/w lovley ladies

14 Sep 2009 9:08am

Anne from somewhere over the rainbow, France

so excellent !!!! You have a gift to find this sort of people !!!!! this two seems to be so happy together !!! Waouh you're great !!!!!

14 Sep 2009 9:09am

@Anne: Hey Anne, thanks :)

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

Wow, this is a fantastic photo. Really well composed!

14 Sep 2009 9:15am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Beautiful photo, full of life and happiness.

14 Sep 2009 9:23am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A touching double portrait of these old lady from an other world, they seems so cute....

14 Sep 2009 10:14am

LB from Portugal

A great title and a superb b&w! Congratulations.

14 Sep 2009 10:15am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

A wonderful pair beautifully captured

14 Sep 2009 10:27am

Mhélène from Paris, France

Superb portrait there !! Their hands are something !!

14 Sep 2009 10:29am

Alex from Barcelona, Spain

Simpatica fotografia, con estas dos mujeres sonriendo... el tratamiento B&N me encanta.

14 Sep 2009 10:44am

xavier cardell from menorca-barcelona, Spain

Absoutely excellent. What else can I say... what a brilliant shot. Even the girl driving the car seems to be smiling.

14 Sep 2009 10:55am

Eros from tehran, Iran

wowww... this shot is AMAZINg... wonderful

14 Sep 2009 11:02am

mirela from brighton, United States

Excellent capture, great portrait!

14 Sep 2009 11:16am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

This is great, looks like they have gone shopping together a time or two.

14 Sep 2009 11:41am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderfull look at the joy of living through the eyes of these two young spirits! A super capture Mariana! ;-)

14 Sep 2009 11:46am

Jennie from United States

delightful portrait. So much joy captured. The image makes me smile.

14 Sep 2009 11:52am

@Jennie: Im glad you like it :))

elena from turin, Italy

these two people are fantastic together and the b&w is well done!!!

14 Sep 2009 12:19pm

shygefe from Bordeaux, France

Elles sont trop mignonnes !
Ton N&B est fantastique

14 Sep 2009 12:30pm

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Amazing portrait, they look fantastic together..

14 Sep 2009 12:34pm

CM Kwan from Hong Kong, Hong Kong

A powerful reallife picture!

14 Sep 2009 12:34pm

Mike from United States

I love this shot. They remind me of school girls having a good time. Really well done M!

14 Sep 2009 12:56pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Funny and heart warming shot ! Five stars !

14 Sep 2009 1:08pm

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

my, my! their smiles are just infectious! this is truly a remarkable image!! BRILLIANT work dear! BRILLIANT! :)

14 Sep 2009 1:14pm

@shoti: Girls are brilliant , Shoti and they make this picture lovely :)) Thanks my dear !

Tkf15h from Recife, Brazil

lol, the little girls look quite cheerful! It's a beautiful and captivating double portrait. It makes me wonder what they're looking at... is there a kid in the shopping kart or something? :P
While I really liked this shot, I can't help wishing that big SUV wasn't there.

14 Sep 2009 1:28pm

@Tkf15h: They were just chatting and smiling , after finishing grocery shopping ! One old man was sitting in a car waiting for them . Ah, I was thinking too about removing that van , but too many work I would have adding something there . It would be bad compo with empty space ! Thanks .

Monte Stevens from Westerville, United States

Interesting couple of ladies. I think it works well in B/W, drawing attention to them and their faces. I'm glad for your patience. :-)

14 Sep 2009 1:46pm

@Monte Stevens: thanks Monte :) I am very, very impatient woman, and I was really glad I waited. 2 times i was going inside the store to check where they were , and even when saw them on the checking line with tenths and tenths people in front of them I wanted to give up :)

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Great capture of them!

14 Sep 2009 2:15pm

Stephane Themeze from Maryland, United States

Looks like Amish old gals are camera shy the good way...smiling. Even the one in the Suv.
A happy capture!

14 Sep 2009 2:21pm

Fritsch from Berlin, Germany

Getting old never looked better, Marianna. Great capture & supberb framing. Used to sing "I don't wanna grow up" but you changed my mind. Thanks for this beauty! All the best & safe travels, Fritsch.

14 Sep 2009 2:22pm

don from spokane, United States

A fine capture of these wonderful looking pair. I love those happy expressions. Well done.

14 Sep 2009 2:25pm

alireza from tehran, Iran

be au ti fu lllllllllllllllllllllllllllll

14 Sep 2009 2:33pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Exquisite portrait. Incredibly compelling faces. You can feel the depth of humanity flowing from them.

14 Sep 2009 2:37pm

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

What a lovely photo of these two happy girls! Has their outfit something to do with religion? I'm glad you had the guts to take a photo of them, I'm still a bit shy to take pictures of people :)

14 Sep 2009 3:05pm

jean-pierre from Romans, France

bonjour Mariana . superbe scène de vie et quelle joie . superbe . gros bisous

14 Sep 2009 3:07pm

Putter from Brugge, Belgium

:-) Love it!

14 Sep 2009 3:11pm

Reiner from Brensbach, Germany

The waiting time of 45 minutes was worth it. This is really an exceptional portrait of two lovely ladies. Very well done.

14 Sep 2009 3:17pm

@Reiner: Thanks a lot . That was first time in these two years I have been doing photography that I waited for something / somebody :)) All my candid shots are just instant...see it / shot it :))

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Oh this is soooo lovely! Such beautiful and joyful 'twins'! What a wondeful moment you've captured Mariana... your patience pays off very nicely indeed!:-)

14 Sep 2009 3:23pm

Mahboubeh from Raleigh, United States

It is so cute ! seel little girls really ! RETURNOMG >>>>thanks

14 Sep 2009 3:26pm

Manuela M from Rennes, France

Un sourire complice et de tendresse inonde cette photo!!

14 Sep 2009 3:44pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

pretty picture! they look like twins...beautiful smile :))

14 Sep 2009 4:00pm

Ginnie from Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Oh my! I wasn't expecting this, Mariana, as I waited for this to load! What a nice surprise. :) They look like our Amish ladies from Pennsylvania.

14 Sep 2009 4:11pm

mseguid from Spain

Original BW picture. I like it a lot

14 Sep 2009 4:12pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

this is just beautiful! what wonderful smiles and character!! a joy of life!

14 Sep 2009 4:22pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Wonderful double portrait!

14 Sep 2009 4:26pm

Louis from South Africa

Excellent and a testimonial to your newfound patience :-) They must be from some religious order of happiness!

14 Sep 2009 4:28pm

kerfendal from Paris, France

you should do a book with all your old persons wonderful portraits, gorgeous !!!!!!!

14 Sep 2009 4:35pm

Manel from Girona, Spain

Great portrait. Very well done and seen.

14 Sep 2009 4:39pm

fotografa from London, United Kingdom

They look so lovely, and ur composition definitely works best in mono.

14 Sep 2009 4:40pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

Great shot :))
very good capture ;)

14 Sep 2009 4:50pm

Gaëtan Raffin from cap d, France

j'adore, elle sont magnifique, touchante et belle, merci à toi........

14 Sep 2009 4:59pm

Morten Pedersen from Norway

They look so happy, it's a pity the car are a little in the 'road' for the picture.

14 Sep 2009 5:01pm

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

what a powerful double portrait! just excellent! wow Mariana, you rock ;)

14 Sep 2009 5:05pm

Ken from United States

I thought they were riding a bike at first, but now see they are riding high! Great!

14 Sep 2009 5:13pm

Paul van der Meer from Valkenswaard, Netherlands

Beautiful and funny moment!! What a lovely girls ;-)

14 Sep 2009 5:26pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening, Mariana,
This recording also has style. I personally like it better in color. Nevertheless, some in black and white images seem very nice. Dear greetings Christel

14 Sep 2009 5:37pm

tim from United Kingdom

a quite remarkable image and stunning in b&w.

14 Sep 2009 6:52pm

@tim: thanks Tim . you link is missing on your comment on my pic. Cannot find you :)

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

We live not for long but mainly for happy!!! Quite vivid with rhymed title!!

14 Sep 2009 7:37pm

Eldiablo from over the rainbow, Monaco

wowowwwwwwwwwwwwww WONDERFUL

14 Sep 2009 7:55pm

Mia from Cleveland, United States

They seem to be having so much fun! Full of life and makes you smile instantly, mariana, well done :)

14 Sep 2009 8:16pm

@Mia: thanks Mia :) What's up ? NO new shot for very long time ?

DenisSm from Prague, Czech Republic

lovely picture :-)

14 Sep 2009 8:21pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

i love their smiles . . . such a fabulous capture ;-)

14 Sep 2009 8:26pm

Albert Perpinyà from Spain

Your 45 min wait was really worth it. 1st class shot. Love it.

14 Sep 2009 8:34pm

SAVO from United Kingdom

Very Powerful Image here. Thumbs up :)

14 Sep 2009 8:38pm

@SAVO: thanks Savo :)

Saeed from -, Iran

oh! I can feel beautiful happiness behind the smile

14 Sep 2009 8:45pm

R.J.Dee from Ettlingen, Germany

They look like Amish people :These people trace their heritage back hundreds of years, and yet, despite all the time that has passed and the many changes that have taken place in society, they still live and work much as their forefathers did. Their families and their farms are their top priorities, second only to God.

The Amish are very devout in their faith. They believe in the literal interpretation and application of Scripture
as the Word of God. They take seriously the Biblical commands to separate themselves from the things of the world. They believe worldliness can keep them from being close to God, and can introduce influences that could be destructive to their communities and to their way of life.

Great - that you were patient enough to wait !

14 Sep 2009 8:47pm

@R.J.Dee: Thanks a lot Ralf. I learned a lot about Mennonites since came to Canada. Their land is pretty close to the city where I live . I already posted many pictures from there . You remember my Little Rascals ?

Scotfot from Kabul, Afghanistan

superb image Mariana!

14 Sep 2009 8:54pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A beautiful portrait. Congratulations. 5 stars

14 Sep 2009 8:55pm

Mostafa from Tehran, Iran

:))) superb capture

14 Sep 2009 9:10pm

Blackdog from London, United Kingdom

Remarkable photograph - I would have been too shy to ask for fear of causing offence!

14 Sep 2009 9:14pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

They look like best buddies forever!! What an awesome capture. Perfect! : )

14 Sep 2009 9:44pm

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal


14 Sep 2009 9:55pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is so sweet.

14 Sep 2009 10:33pm

Papalopoctli from D.F., Mexico


14 Sep 2009 11:35pm

Lynn from United States

Love their smiles...very sweet shot!!!

14 Sep 2009 11:45pm

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

Just simply amazing. Old and new in the same shot. You do have a way with people. Well done.

15 Sep 2009 12:27am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

What a great expression you captured on both ladies. Even the lady in the car seems to have found them adorable. They weren't coming out of Target, were they? ;-)

15 Sep 2009 2:00am

grant from kansas city, United States

oh i love this! they look like they're on a mission!

15 Sep 2009 2:27am

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Excellent!! very good expressions of those 2 ladies. They are wearing clothes from the old time.

15 Sep 2009 2:56am

One from Açores, Portugal

Magnificent double portrait, great !!!

15 Sep 2009 3:45am

SCOTT F. SCHILLING from San Martin, United States

Awesome photograph Mariana! A great capture with the smiles and very interesting ladies!

15 Sep 2009 4:51am

Sugata from Newark, United States

Fantastic find!

15 Sep 2009 6:15am

Brian Chen from Seattle, United States

very nice title, it really sums up the photo. Also puts a smile on my face.

15 Sep 2009 6:40am

jhcibils from Berlin, Germany

a very nice duo, are they nuns?

15 Sep 2009 9:19am

@jhcibils: thanks . NO, they are not . Just old Amish girl :))

rian from mobile, United States

these are great smiles you captured from them.. :) nice work!

15 Sep 2009 1:36pm

omidvahabzadeh from Tehran, Iran

nice shot

15 Sep 2009 2:01pm

dave from Milano, Italy

nice! beautiful old ladies ^^

15 Sep 2009 3:06pm

David Nos from Barcelona, Spain

Very nice and funny picture!

15 Sep 2009 4:11pm

minimodi from Sweden

aah sweet shot, well captured

15 Sep 2009 5:43pm

Ana Marušić from växjö, Sweden

sooo cool! I have to look through your photos:) my computer crashed a few weeks ago:(

15 Sep 2009 6:00pm

@Ana Marušić: thanks Ana :)) Hopefully your computer is ok now :))

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

PERFECT! This is such a fine double portrait. You made their day and mine.

15 Sep 2009 6:11pm

JaCkYe from Porto, Portugal

Gorgeous smiles :)

15 Sep 2009 6:51pm

Liang from San Francisco, United States

great clarity and captured on the smiles on these folks!

15 Sep 2009 8:49pm

pernilla from Andonno, Italy

Such a sweet portrait! Makes me smile.

15 Sep 2009 10:25pm

Sarah from Seattle (soon!), United States

this is great! i love it!

15 Sep 2009 11:12pm

vz-nostalgia from Sao Tome and Principe

That's a very charming photograph, Ms. Mariana.
I assume you couldn't use a wider appreture for some reason, but you could put the background to out of focus a bit in photoshop. Otherwise, a pure pleasure. Maybe your best effort to date.

16 Sep 2009 2:09am

@vz-nostalgia: Thanks Viktor ! That is a good idea of putting background to out of focus . Did not even think of it , although that van bothers me !

Fabienne from Quelque part ou ailleurs, France

wonderful Mariana !!

16 Sep 2009 3:39am

@Fabienne: Oh, many thanks Fabienne !

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

bravo my friend - great portrait

16 Sep 2009 4:11pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

I love the meanings in your photos!

16 Sep 2009 4:52pm

René Klein from Haarlem, Netherlands

Great picture! I like that expression on their faces.

16 Sep 2009 5:02pm

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

I'm the 125th comments ! lol
This shot is so wondeful that it's justified you received all this congretulation !!
I love visit you because i'm sure that I will be surprise, touch...
Respects !!

16 Sep 2009 6:10pm

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

I love their happy expressions. Great shot.

16 Sep 2009 7:24pm

Daryl Johnson from Farnham, United Kingdom

Very special! Great angle again.

16 Sep 2009 9:23pm

Pravin from United States

Wpnderful imagr

17 Sep 2009 3:46am

tab from Brussels, Belgium


17 Sep 2009 9:02pm

Mags from Paris, France

This picture is so great, well done :)

18 Sep 2009 3:26pm

Sophie from Budapest, Hungary

Awesome picture! You made me laugh with them! :)

18 Sep 2009 6:15pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Priceless capture! Love it! So wonderful!

20 Sep 2009 7:32pm

Howard F. from South Pasadena, Calif., United States

That's a pair of beautiful smiles, usually people are expressionless as they exit a supermarket. But they're happy because they found the best produce for the day? Nice bw.

29 Sep 2009 4:49pm

Bishop from Houston, United States

So full of life! :)

29 Sep 2009 8:47pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Excellent portrait. They seem be really pleased

18 Jul 2010 5:02pm

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

This is realy great couple of girls, the photo is full of emotion and very well framed!

19 Jul 2010 3:56am

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/160 second
ISO 80
6 mm