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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

Liang from San Francisco, United States

i do sense the sadness in his expression, very nice candid portrait. =]

5 Oct 2009 5:02am

Mirko Herzner from Germany

Very strong portrait. Not the usual flattering one but much more appealing for this fact.

5 Oct 2009 5:07am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An image of sadness and pain it seems. So many things have happened in his life I can imagine. A brilliant portrait.

5 Oct 2009 5:12am

PATRICK from miramas, France

just excellent

5 Oct 2009 5:13am

Andrei Barbu from Timisoara, Romania

Great portrait, excellent moment and mood! Great image!

5 Oct 2009 5:14am

Mahboubeh from Raleigh, United States

:(..Well captured ! Sad scnene !

5 Oct 2009 5:36am

Yvon from Orleans, France

superbe portrait, Mariana

5 Oct 2009 5:44am

Fred from Manila, Philippines

Very nice B&W mariana. Is this HDR?

5 Oct 2009 5:50am

@Fred: Thx Fred . NO, no way for HDR for portrait ! I am not skillful in HDR , tried it before and never got a cool effects ! Now, I dislike it ( at least when I try it )

fabrizio from Roma, Italy

fantastic framing and wonderful contrast vey well

5 Oct 2009 5:54am

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

A wonderful portrait Mariana.

5 Oct 2009 6:22am

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

another great candid portrait, i love the detail in the hair.

5 Oct 2009 6:27am

STEED from Gueret, France


5 Oct 2009 6:29am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

A beautiful portrait with great feeling.
What dramatic bone structure and wonderful details of etched lines, beard, shirt, and hair.

5 Oct 2009 6:29am

Ekios from Une des Iles du Salut, Guyana

As sad he is, as perfect is your picture ...

5 Oct 2009 6:31am

Jean-Luc from Lyon, France

Sad and marked by life , for sure !
the details are incredible , a successful portrait , another one !
Have a great "S..t it's monday" ;)

5 Oct 2009 6:36am

@Jean-Luc: yes, it is Monday ... have a grea tone too , my b ... :))

Ben from Lyon, France

Impressive portrait.
Your B&W is perfect. Such contrast !

Great one.

5 Oct 2009 6:38am

@Ben: many thx Ben :)

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hi Mariana, a moving portrait. Beautiful image, like a lot. Nice day.

5 Oct 2009 6:47am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Fantastic portrait, nice details and contrast!

5 Oct 2009 6:54am

joshi daniel from India

this is a fabulous portrait. loved his expression!

5 Oct 2009 7:07am

@joshi daniel: thanks for visit Joshi :)

Nina from Haute Loire, France

Sadness and tiredness, a great portrait!

5 Oct 2009 7:21am

LM from Aix en Provence, France

This portrait is very srong. You mange well the black and white. Well done

5 Oct 2009 7:22am

tetsu from Tokyo, Japan


5 Oct 2009 7:34am

Jolanda from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Impressive picture. You can almost read his history from the lines in his face. Great shot !

5 Oct 2009 7:44am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

Excellent portrait. Really impressive!

5 Oct 2009 7:51am

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

Sadness and also an interrogative expression !
This is a very impressive portrait !
Well done :-)

5 Oct 2009 7:54am

rem_la from Villiers, France

superbe portrait !

5 Oct 2009 8:09am

Manuela M from Rennes, France

Le visage marquée par la vie et par le temps... Un beau portrait!
Bon lundi.

5 Oct 2009 8:22am

Fabienne from Quelque part ou ailleurs, France

A great portrait !

5 Oct 2009 8:26am

Oscar from Espira, France

a face very expressive, full of experience.
I like the way you work in B & W

5 Oct 2009 9:20am

pakalouuuu from France

si la vie nous marque à jamais sur notre visage, cet homme a du en voir et en baver....quel regard.....superbe cliché....

5 Oct 2009 9:26am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Gourgeous. 10/10

5 Oct 2009 9:43am

Elaine- from Canada

very great portrait, i love the textures,tones, and mood!!!

5 Oct 2009 9:58am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

The whole life likes in this image...
I love.

5 Oct 2009 10:17am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

It's a great portrait with an intense expression of sadness and pain.

5 Oct 2009 10:22am

R.J.Dee from Ettlingen, Germany

carved in lifelines - great portrait !

5 Oct 2009 10:25am

Claude from France

toute une vie dans les traits de ce personnage....
bien saisie
bonne journée

5 Oct 2009 10:27am

mmolinah from Girona, Spain

Awesome portrait!! Exellent B&W. Maybe the white bakground a little so expouses. But good shot!!

5 Oct 2009 11:01am

Val37 from Tours, France

An impressive portrait ! I like the contrats !
have a nice day

5 Oct 2009 11:21am

David Nos from Barcelona, Spain

Amazing portrait, it really represents this emotion, nice black & white!!

5 Oct 2009 11:37am

Marcie from Newton, United States

Fantastic portrait. Love the expression and emotion you captured.

5 Oct 2009 11:46am

oncho from granada, Spain

Captura de gran dramatismo

5 Oct 2009 11:50am

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Stunning portrait Mariana, Well captured moment in time ..,superb processing adds to it as well

5 Oct 2009 12:10pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

great portrait! more thean sadness....

5 Oct 2009 12:12pm

Faramarz from Tehran, Iran

perfect portrait... well done.

5 Oct 2009 12:35pm

Philippe from Bangkok, Thailand

jolie portrait en N/B, tres bonne realisation ....

5 Oct 2009 12:55pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Hey, man, why do you look so sad ? Do you grieve for this world where contradiction is filled ?

5 Oct 2009 12:55pm

Fusao Tamaki from Tokyo, Japan

try a little tenderness

5 Oct 2009 1:09pm

rian from mobile, United States

he looks really grizzly from all his years on earth.. i like the emotion you captured here.. nice work.. :)

5 Oct 2009 1:33pm

Yvon from Belgium

Very great portrait.
I love the texture.

5 Oct 2009 1:36pm

Morten Pedersen from Norway

I love your portraits, Mariana.

5 Oct 2009 2:06pm

Irene from L C, France

Very impressive... GREAT portrait !

5 Oct 2009 2:08pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

a brilliant portrait . . . beautiful work.

5 Oct 2009 2:33pm

Stephane Themeze from Maryland, United States

Wrinkles around his eyes indicate that he's a joyous guy who will get through it eventually. Nicely captured.
Sadness has to be released for you to break free.

Have a Good day Mariana.

5 Oct 2009 2:36pm

Klaus from Germany

impressive portrait .. well done

5 Oct 2009 2:47pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

What a wonderful portrait of this time aged face. You can feel the effects of life and time in his expression. ;-)

5 Oct 2009 2:47pm

mirela from brighton, United States

his expression really touches my heart! great work!

5 Oct 2009 2:49pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Stunning expression, perfect contrast

5 Oct 2009 2:50pm

jean-pierre from Romans, France

bonjour Mariana . ce visage est marqué per les efforts ou peut être la souffrance . superbe cliché de la vie . bises

5 Oct 2009 3:10pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

I love the whisker details. Super b+w, Mariana.

5 Oct 2009 3:26pm

Paul from Singapore, Singapore

i really like your photos mariana. nice portrait :)

5 Oct 2009 3:57pm

Linda from Riga/Sigulda, Latvia

you take wonderful candids, Mariana. this is very speaking and i can't stop to admire your contrast in b&w

5 Oct 2009 3:59pm

Ginnie from Atlanta, Georgia, United States

It sure makes you wonder what he's thinking, Mariana!

5 Oct 2009 4:11pm

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

A really strong and emotional portrait ... beautiful, and I hope he doesn't have to stay so sad, I really feel sorry for him.

5 Oct 2009 4:20pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Ein klasse Portrait. Danke für die Kommentare.

5 Oct 2009 4:25pm

Krishna Muroor from Bangalore, India

I imagined our future!!!

5 Oct 2009 4:29pm

Jean-Luc T from Charente, France

Very strong and expressiv portrait

5 Oct 2009 4:34pm

mohkum from Muscat, Oman

Really a tough portrait! Well done

5 Oct 2009 4:40pm

grant from kansas city, United States

excellent portrait - very compelling.

5 Oct 2009 4:53pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

AMAZING candid shot! faaabulous intrigue and emotion!! 5 stars!!! bravo!!!

5 Oct 2009 5:02pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

p.s. AMAZING processing too!!! (of course!)

5 Oct 2009 5:02pm

Mike from United States

Fantastic face. WONDERFUL, expert processing!

5 Oct 2009 5:06pm

@Mike: Thanks , thanks Mike :)) If you come tomorrow you will see my THE BEST PORTRAIT EVER :))) with the best processing ever :)) At least I think so . I just finished this portrait of mother and child :))

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Wow very powerful portrait.

5 Oct 2009 5:08pm

Jean-Louis from Nîmes, France

Un très beau portrait ,avec des traits très marqués
Excellent !!

5 Oct 2009 5:12pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Wow!!! What detail you have captured here to be able to see his stubbles. His expression is indeed disheartening. I am amazed at how close you are with your subjects. I'd never have the nerve. I take it he didn't mind having his picture taken?

5 Oct 2009 5:49pm

@Steven: Thx . NO, he did not see me .. I was following him for about 5 minutes and looking at his face that was changing all the time with apparent pain on it . I wished to take a candid shot right away but I felt so much for him, that made me very nervous . In one moment I was very close ( 3 meters ) and took a few shots quickly . I might post another one in color with more expressions on his face . Will see !

Eldiablo from over the rainbow, Monaco

impressionnant ! du grand art !

5 Oct 2009 6:10pm

Ken from United States

Wonderful capture of emotion, Mariana!

5 Oct 2009 6:29pm

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

Beautiful B&W portrait. I like the way your portraits tell a story and are 'alive'. Well done :)

5 Oct 2009 6:41pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Fabulous portrait. Superb capture.

5 Oct 2009 6:42pm

Papalopoctli from D.F., Mexico

Striking face... Excellent portrait.

5 Oct 2009 7:06pm

Aileen from Philippines

what an awesome shot! i like that the skin texture is very defined and sharp.

5 Oct 2009 7:10pm

pernilla from Andonno, Italy

Excellent strong portrait. The B&W tones and contrasts suits the mood in the picture. Well seen and captured.

5 Oct 2009 7:10pm

Anouk from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Lovely portrait!

5 Oct 2009 7:18pm

J R Regaldie from Madrid, Spain

Brilliant portrait, excellent detail & very good processing !!

5 Oct 2009 7:57pm

Andy from United States

Wow great portrait! Alot of emotion in this man.

5 Oct 2009 8:11pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

a beautiful portrait with a facial expression very strong!

5 Oct 2009 8:52pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Is he sad or is it the exhaustion at the end of a long life? Either way, this is a very expressive portrait.

5 Oct 2009 8:56pm

Zeinab from Tehran, Iran

Impressive portrate. Great job Mariana

5 Oct 2009 9:07pm

Christophe Esnard from Angoulême, France

Un sacré portrait !

5 Oct 2009 9:19pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Excellent portraiture with character!

5 Oct 2009 9:59pm

Lynn from United States

SUPERB PORTRAIT!!! Great shot with so much feeling :))

5 Oct 2009 10:39pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Wow!! The expression on his face makes my heart ache for him. Very well done Mariana.

5 Oct 2009 11:24pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Yes there is some sadness but I love how you have taken his expression. Great portrait!

5 Oct 2009 11:38pm

CM Kwan from NT, Hong Kong

A powerful portrait!

5 Oct 2009 11:58pm

Krista from Guelph, Ontario, Canada

This is great... his expression and the way his head is tilted. Looks amazing in b&w too! Great shot!

6 Oct 2009 12:27am

Ajay from Pune, India

One of the best!!!

6 Oct 2009 1:23am

Sugata from Newark, United States

Amazing portrait! The details are so perfectly visible!

6 Oct 2009 2:08am

One from Açores, Portugal

A real great portrait, well done !!!

6 Oct 2009 2:51am

Ardan from Manila, Philippines

wow! the post processing is amazing. love the portrait! good job!

6 Oct 2009 3:16am

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

So stunning expression! Great moment to be recorded here!

6 Oct 2009 3:19am

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

powerful portrait. full of emotions. I am moved. .

6 Oct 2009 3:33am

Bertrand from Paris, France

Original framing and nice contrast!

6 Oct 2009 6:55am

Bill Laing from Corvallis, OR, United States

Oh, my. What an extraordinary portrait. Great work!

6 Oct 2009 7:01am

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Nice BW portrait! I like his expression, and the high contrasts! Cheers, Albert

6 Oct 2009 7:47am

Sandrine from Cincinnati, United States

Awesome portrait!

6 Oct 2009 1:01pm

LB from Portugal

A very strong image. A very good b&w!

6 Oct 2009 1:45pm

Ashish Sidapara from Singapore, Singapore

Beautiful portrait.

6 Oct 2009 3:54pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

what a face! great portrait

6 Oct 2009 4:59pm

Mags from Paris, France

A beautiful and sad portrait !

6 Oct 2009 8:39pm

@Mags: thanks :)

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Another fantastic portrait!

6 Oct 2009 9:27pm

manel from Girona, Spain

Excelentes todos los B&W de los últimos dias. Enhorabuena.

6 Oct 2009 10:51pm

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

Wow, excellent shot. His sorrow and solitude are written all over his face. I sincerely hope this is just momentary and he's a happy and healthy man.

7 Oct 2009 12:18am

@Howard F.: thanks Howard so much :))

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Nice detail. I've settled on HDR for some very limited circumstances and find that I can usually get something very similar with Orton processing. You can make impressive portraits with it though if you stay subtle and don't get carried away.

7 Oct 2009 4:06am

@Twelvebit: Thanks for this info . I do not know, but seems to me I do not know to use properly HDR software and I gave up on it . I even do not have a great experience with PS . I have been using it for only 6 months. Before that I used Picasa and GIMP .

Blackdog from London, United Kingdom

Great portrait - especially like the way you have isolated the figure against the background - not easy to do in candid photography.

7 Oct 2009 8:26pm

elena from Turin, Italy

another fantastic expressive portraits!

7 Oct 2009 9:56pm

elena from Turin, Italy

another fantastic expressive portraits!

7 Oct 2009 9:57pm

mark / one way photo from Essex, United Kingdom

Excellent portrait, full of detail and tones

8 Oct 2009 12:39pm

Ryo from BSB, Brunei Darussalam

Beautifully taken shot...brilliant!

9 Oct 2009 9:50am

Stef67 from in my head, France

excelent mariana, portrait magnifique, là rien à dire de plus, simplement merveille et bravo ^^

10 Oct 2009 8:14pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/320 second
ISO 160
52 mm