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Happy Thanksgiving Day in Canada !

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 12 October 2009 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

To all my Canadian friends on Aminus I wish Happy Thanksgiving Day :))


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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

Scott from San Antonio, United States

Sisters shopping? Lovely girls, pretty smiles!

12 Oct 2009 5:19am

Rags from Plano, United States

I love the richness in the colors of this image.

12 Oct 2009 5:27am

pakalouuuu from France

voici deux bô sourires !!!!!
bonne journée

12 Oct 2009 5:30am

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

great contrast here, i want to go shopping :)

12 Oct 2009 5:33am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

To C. C. and L., the little family that I love and celebrating Thanksgiving day!
Beautiful portraits of young ladies ready to party!

12 Oct 2009 5:33am

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

particular character of this brown portrait with high contrast! it's like a bronze sculpture! vote!!!

12 Oct 2009 5:33am

Lydie & Roland from France

What a double smile !!! Happy Thanksgiving to you !

12 Oct 2009 6:11am

@Lydie & Roland: thanks guys :))

Andrei Barbu from Timisoara, Romania

Beautiful portraits, great expressions captured on this image! Great work!

12 Oct 2009 6:12am

PATRICK from miramas, France

very nice capture!!!!!

12 Oct 2009 6:18am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

A Happy Thanksgiving to you, Mariana, and to Canadians everywhere.
Your portrait duet is a winner, just like the smiles of these two.
You've created the most glorious, dramatic bronze tones in this image.
Quite impactfull !

12 Oct 2009 6:19am

@Dulcie: Thanks Dulcie . Unfortunately I got very sick - cold , flue,....

Ekios from Une des Iles du Salut, Guyana

Strong process !! I like it !!

12 Oct 2009 6:35am

Gaëtan Raffin from cap d, France

Jusqu'à la petite roue entre les deux merveilles, c'est parfait......

12 Oct 2009 6:36am

fabrizio from rome, Italy

very nice datalis

12 Oct 2009 6:45am

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

The skin tone is faaaabulous! Incredible big smiles, beautiful portrait.

12 Oct 2009 6:57am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Great portrait, nice contrast.

12 Oct 2009 7:05am

roy from ostend, Belgium

Beautiful color setting of this lovely girls, also the us army boy ;-)

12 Oct 2009 7:25am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

Wonderful smiles!
Happy thanksgiving to you.

12 Oct 2009 7:31am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Beautiful image. and superb B & W processing.

12 Oct 2009 7:35am

Paul from Singapore, Singapore

wow. amazing skintone and nice smile! 100 stars!

12 Oct 2009 7:41am

ryse from bordeaux, France

oh ! Mariana ce double portrait est MA-GNI-FI-QUE ! 5*

12 Oct 2009 7:54am

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hi Mariana, Two beautiful smiles for superb image. Nice day.

12 Oct 2009 8:05am

Fritsch from Berlin, Germany

A dark & delcate beauty of yours & perfect frame for this pearl. Great composition! All the best & safe travels, Fritsch.

12 Oct 2009 8:34am

@Fritsch: thanks Fritsch :)) Kind words from you :)

Sidney from Manila, Philippines

Two happy faces...great smiles!

12 Oct 2009 8:40am

Carlos from Riva de Ruesga, Spain

great contrast,superb B & W processing. I love your photoblog.

12 Oct 2009 8:58am

@Carlos: thanks Carlos for your visit and nice words :))

thami from Morocco

Un double portrait habité par la grâce et la bonne humeur!
Que ton lundi soit lumineux!

12 Oct 2009 9:23am

Klaus from Germany

great capture - like here smiles

12 Oct 2009 9:34am

R. Mahmoudi from qom, Iran

a nice and professional shot ... thanks for sharing ...

12 Oct 2009 9:48am

Mª Angeles from Barcelona, Spain

Precioso retrato Mariana, esta de lujo!! Saludos

12 Oct 2009 9:59am

Jean-Luc from Lyon, France

a nice double smile for a good beginning of the week ! very communicative , thanks S !!! :-) What a beautiful complicity , i melt for the brilliant composition.
Have a tonic monday ;)

12 Oct 2009 9:59am

@Jean-Luc: thanks B :)) imagine, I got flue , and cold and fever yesterday ! Do not feel well today either.

Mhélène from Paris, France

Very happy portrait ,lovely !

12 Oct 2009 10:03am

Ben from Lyon, France

Wonderfulle light on theire skin, wich is not easy to do.
There are beautifull, You are beautifull !

12 Oct 2009 10:33am

@Ben: ha ha .. you are cute :)) thanks .

Yvon from Orleans, France

happy thanksgiving to you Mariana
wonderful and so lovely portrait

12 Oct 2009 10:50am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Very good édition, I like very much the duotone that gives these tones to the two girls.
The portrait of their smiles and expression is wonderful.

12 Oct 2009 11:27am

mirela from brighton, United States

this is such a happy shot, love it!

12 Oct 2009 11:36am

Morten Pedersen from Norway

Lovely shot and they have a great smile. is it twins?

12 Oct 2009 11:46am

joshi daniel from India

the eyes are amazing in the pic!

12 Oct 2009 12:02pm

oncho from granada, Spain

Fuerte contraste de ojos y sonrisa,buena foto

12 Oct 2009 12:16pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Love the richness in the skin tones..the gorgeous smiles and sparkling eyes. Wonderful..happy portrait!!!

12 Oct 2009 12:18pm

rose from France

waouh, beautiful portrait !!

12 Oct 2009 12:19pm

@rose: thanks Rose :)

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Indeed! I am thankful to be a fan of your photos!

12 Oct 2009 12:19pm

@Earnest: thanks Earnest . I hope you do not trust to that little, immature Ricardo .

Andrew Gould from Sydney, Australia

Lovely double portrait with your own special style in evidence. Hop you've had a happy Thanksgiving. (Something that we don't have down here.)

12 Oct 2009 12:21pm

Eldiablo from over the rainbow, Monaco

marvelous smiles !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12 Oct 2009 12:25pm

Elaine- from Canada

Happy Thanksgiving!!! what a beautiful picture of a couple beautiful girls!!!!

12 Oct 2009 12:29pm

@Elaine-: thanks Elaine . i am sickkkkkkk :(((

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Lovely pretty portrait ! Perfect smile !

12 Oct 2009 12:38pm

jafar from pakdasht, Iran


12 Oct 2009 12:41pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Great image! I hope you have much to be thankful for both in your past and in your future. Happy Thanksgiving!

12 Oct 2009 1:08pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Wonderful portraits! Beautiful smiles to the photographer.

12 Oct 2009 1:16pm

Mike from United States

Happy Thanksgiving. Another wonderful portrait. The color tone choice was perfect for this.

12 Oct 2009 1:37pm

mohkum from Muscat, Oman

Great portrait and strong processing effect

12 Oct 2009 1:46pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great smiles that you've captured here! Happy Thanksgiving! Does this mean you're going to be experiencing symptoms from too much tryptophan? :-)

12 Oct 2009 1:46pm

rian from mobile, United States

happy thanksgiving to you guys there! :D this image you captured is great, their smiles are very infectious.. :)

12 Oct 2009 1:53pm

kaveh Sadeghi-Azad from TEHRAN, Iran


12 Oct 2009 2:16pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This is an excellent choice for a Thanksgiving Day image. Those beautiful smiling faces speak of the joy surrounding the holiday. Happy Thanksgiving day to you, Mariana.

12 Oct 2009 2:49pm

don from spokane, United States

An impressive close up of these happy looking couple. I wish I were up in Nelson, BC to enjoy your Thanksgiving Day. Have a great one!

12 Oct 2009 2:52pm

@don: thanks Don :))

Ginnie from Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Awww. What sweet, happy smiles...Happy Thanksgiving, indeed, to our Canadian friends.

12 Oct 2009 3:00pm

@Ginnie: thanks Ginnie :))

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

lovely portrait! those smiles are infectious! would love to see more details on those shadows though :)

12 Oct 2009 3:10pm

@shoti: thanks Shoti . You mean more details in background ? Oh, I did mistake then..I even wanted to make it blur and totally invisible, just to focus on these two pretty girls :) Too my eyes, there are so many details behind them , but I am glad with these chocolate tones for the girls to bring them up from all this crowded place :)

Ashish Sidapara from Singapore, Singapore

Beautiful portrait.

12 Oct 2009 3:13pm

Manuela M from Rennes, France

2 amitiés... 2 sourires épanouies!! une magnifique photo pour votre fête!

12 Oct 2009 3:28pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

beautiful light and color for this double smile !!!

12 Oct 2009 3:34pm

mseguid from Es Castell-Menorca-I Balears, Spain

Fine portrait. Well done.

12 Oct 2009 3:46pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

the tones are beautiful and offer a superb rendering your portrait! mariana!

12 Oct 2009 3:46pm

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Fantastic processing Mariana.
A Very Happy Thanksgiving Day to You ...

12 Oct 2009 3:52pm

@LESLIE: thanks a lot Leslie :))

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States


12 Oct 2009 4:09pm

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

Infectious happy eyes are smiling. We have a Farmer's market (not as famous as Kitchener's) during the summer part of downtown is closed off during the morning. Happy Thanksgiving.

12 Oct 2009 4:13pm

@JoeB: thanks Joe. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family too ;)

Irene from France

Great double portrait, lovely light over the faces ! Happy Thanksgiving to you !

12 Oct 2009 4:23pm

Mostafa from Tehran, Iran

great shot

12 Oct 2009 4:33pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Life, right there in those eyes...

12 Oct 2009 4:40pm

Ken from United States

Beautiful! Happy Happy!

12 Oct 2009 5:02pm

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

Wonderful portrait ! :-)
Their smiles are very dazzling !!
Beautiful girls with a strong enjoy spirit inside their eyes !
Have a nice thanksgiving ! :-)

12 Oct 2009 5:04pm

Mia from Cincinnati, United States

Soooo happy! Love this Mariana, happy Thanksgiving, my boyfriend's Canadian so I'm kinda bummed about not getting a holiday while he does :P Either way, this image is fabulous.

12 Oct 2009 5:08pm

@Mia: thanks Mia . Say hello to your boyfriend :)) You guy have 2 Thanksgivings :))

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

great shot :)
very well done .

12 Oct 2009 5:36pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Fabulous portrait. Exquisite tones. Hope that you feel that you have much for which to be grateful. It is wonderful when the whole nation pauses to express gratitude.

12 Oct 2009 5:43pm

manel from Girona, Spain

CHAPEAU, por este retrato!!!. Felicidades.

12 Oct 2009 6:08pm

Blackdog from London, United Kingdom

Great double portrait Mariana

12 Oct 2009 6:13pm

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

Beautiful!!! Great shot!!! I like the lighting & processing!

12 Oct 2009 6:16pm

jean-pierre from Romans, France

bonsoir Mariana . impossible de faire mieux en noir et blanc . superbes ces jeunes filles . bises .

12 Oct 2009 6:21pm

Bishop from Houston, United States

Love the contrast! :)

12 Oct 2009 6:40pm

Liang from San Francisco, United States

Beautiful portrait! their expressions tell it all, great to be thankful, hope you had a nice holiday.

12 Oct 2009 6:41pm

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

The same subjects as a few days back?

12 Oct 2009 7:35pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Your portrait is breathtaking. Perfect in every way Mariana!! 5 stars!

12 Oct 2009 7:41pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

great smiles!!! well done!

12 Oct 2009 8:05pm

Oscar from Rivesaltes, France

Wow. On peut voir dans son regard qui sont heureuses. Tres bon contraste. Un double portrait tres réussi

12 Oct 2009 8:10pm

Kids on the picture from Suriname

We r terrified bout mariana comera! luks so dirty! where she have put?
We does not like mariana! she taked bad pictures.. she even add a chocolate tone to made this post + razist!

12 Oct 2009 8:10pm

R.J.Dee from Ettlingen, Germany

Give every day the chance to be the best one of your life ! The two happy girls seem to take this advice !
A really fine image.

12 Oct 2009 8:10pm

Val37 from Tours, France

Un portrait expressif du bonheur au travers de leurs sourires !

12 Oct 2009 8:15pm

ruimnm from Portugal

What a great smile! Well done!

12 Oct 2009 8:46pm

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

Love the idea of processing not in b/w but a different tone. It maintains the beauty of the skin color. Well done.

12 Oct 2009 8:53pm

Pierre from Mâcon, France

Great pic !

12 Oct 2009 9:03pm

@Pierre: thanks a lot :)

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Absolutely beautiful, glowing smiles.

12 Oct 2009 9:04pm

pernilla from Andonno, Italy

Gorgeous smiles! A perfect picture to start the week.

12 Oct 2009 9:47pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Have a great holiday! What a super shot, it's sparkling!

12 Oct 2009 10:02pm

Luis A. De Jesus R. from Mexico City, Mexico

Truly lovely and lively imagery.

12 Oct 2009 11:51pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente b&w, me gusta muchisimo la captura de esas sonrisas !

12 Oct 2009 11:55pm

Ajay from Pune, India

Superb shot and love this double smiling.

13 Oct 2009 3:57am

Philippe from Bangkok, Thailand

elle est superbe cette photo, tres beau double portrait ...., perso j'adore

13 Oct 2009 5:15am

STEED from Gueret, France

What smiles......Happy shot,M....

13 Oct 2009 6:03am

Andrew Gould from Sydney, Australia

I've already commented, but now I find this one on the Buzz page of VFXY!!!

13 Oct 2009 3:31pm

@Andrew Gould: what does it mean ? I never visit VFXY ...

Reiner from Germany

Stunning b&w portrait of two lovely girls. Great!

13 Oct 2009 4:57pm

@Reiner: thanks Reiner ;)

Pepe Villanueva Cabrera from Cuidad de Antipolo, Philippines

Beautiful pair. I also love the background. So Artistic.

13 Oct 2009 5:12pm

Lynn from United States

Wonderful shot with great contrast!!! They look so happy...nice work :))

13 Oct 2009 7:34pm

@Lynn: thank you Lynn . I am happy for this shot appearing on Buzz Page of the VFXY :))

Stephane Themeze from Maryland, United States

It looks like a happy thanksgiving day. Warm and gorgeous smiles indeed!

14 Oct 2009 4:36am

sawsengee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

splendid portrait.....beautiful composure, picture tone & contrast

14 Oct 2009 9:44am

Laurent from Lyon, France

what a beautiful portrait!!

14 Oct 2009 6:45pm

Stef67 from in my head, France

un portrait tout beau tout chocolat tout beau, superbe ^^

14 Oct 2009 7:32pm

Reno from Madrid, Spain

Yes!! Good tones and a great threatment!

14 Oct 2009 8:25pm

mohammad_hosein from Tehran, Iran

nice contrast and good edit !

14 Oct 2009 8:59pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

GORGEOUS double portrait!!! superb young ladies with beautiful smiles!

15 Oct 2009 12:54am

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

and happy thanksgiving to you!!! :D x

15 Oct 2009 12:55am

grant from kansas city, United States

gorgeous faces and smiles!

15 Oct 2009 5:41pm

Aurore from Paris, France

wonderful faces, great double portrait, congrats !!

3 Nov 2009 10:03am

steve from Wirral, United Kingdom

can't get any better , can it!

3 Dec 2009 8:46pm

@steve: i love these two girls too ;)) they are so sweet

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

Visit was great...enjoyed it a lot...and particulary love this one...they have some extraordinary beautiful eyes...
I have added your blog as a link here
chapter virtual collection, photgraphy...

Have you ever made exhibitions?

If you come once to exhibit in Switzerland, You must inform me...otherwise I won't never post again comments on your images...(and if you come for some other thing than exhibition, you can also call me, will be a pleasure to meet you!);-)

2 Feb 2010 8:44pm

@KriKridesign: hey, really big thanks for your viist today of those old images ;) will see this link after I reply . exhibitions? You are kidding ! where ? how ? I even never go to the places with exhibitions , here in Waterloo. That is all a shit . As for Toronto, it takes time , which I do not have . Hey, I am just beginner in photography . I know I have a lot of good pictures, but never thought about it seriously . Just my hobby . When I lost a job as a software developer, I was visiting few Photo stores, but they ask for certificate . Bullshit . They even did not want to take a look at my pictures. Diploma is only important here, not talent . I met one professional photographer , fell in love with him, then broke up, but he recently sent me an email telling me he is delighted with my talent and he wants to help me and educate me in this field . He wants me to refine my work and he grantee I am going to be a famous .. ha ha see this ( his words : "Mariana, I would also enjoy helping you further your understanding of photography and work with you on perfecting and refining a talent such as I have never encountered before. You have such a great capacity for emotions of all kinds--joy and sorrow that your work will always be inspired--it just needs to be refined. I can not add to your genius--god gave you that, but it would be my honour to teach you how to use your genius in a more effective way. You are the kind of student a teacher is lucky to get once in a lifetime. I would give you access to the broadest range of high level professional camera equipment you will ever need and teach you how to use it to further your art. Lenses from 180 degree fisheye to 16X telephoto to life-size macro lenses. And lighting equipment that will paint a scene the way you intend it to look. And printers to make any size you want." I forgot something : I am originally from Sarajevo, ex-Yugoslavia. Since came to Canada I have never been back home. This summer I am planning to go there for the very first time . Who knows- maybe we meet then .. ha ha It would be more than cool !

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

UUUUUUhh...what a reply...
No Mariana, I'm not joking. I've almost more than 15 years working in painting..(Not the paints who fill my fridge, only my passion ad my time...)
I did account that...
-success does not depend from quality of your work...unfortunatly quality of your work don't give you for sure chances of success...
And I've seen real shit loafs exhibited and welcome by the critics as some major masterpieces...especially in painting
( in photo , I don't know, I'm even more beginner than you!!!).
Alll that to say, that while searching hardly for exhibitions places, I've heard everything the worth as wall as the best...I've met some poeple who where very very encouraging with my painting...
I've decide to believe in me, in my chance and to follow my searchs ...and more than the follow my small voice who tells me what to do, what is right, what is not...I want to finish a step, to put my work on walls...In a way they missed the final touch...Exactly if you are in a kitchen preparing the best recipe you are abble to do and then stop it, forgottten to prepare the table for your guests...You see what I mean?
And I think that you, as beginner as you think you are, are in the kitchen...and soon, very soon you'll need a marvelous table in Versailles rooms...
I can show you a link here
That is a showroom in my town for contempory art and they shown some photographs...almost all are "professionnal" I can't see difference between your works and their, in term of intensity, personality,engagment...Plesae, believe in your chance...

2 Feb 2010 9:42pm

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

And I also forgot something...I think too that if we can meet this summer...
I could show my small paradises in the mountains...? ;-)))

3 Feb 2010 10:52am

@KriKridesign: and take million pictures there ... See, it is very interesting : when was living in Europe I was in so many countries every summer, but never was in Switzerland. Will see what I am going to do this Summer with my vacation .. I am usually very busy, and this Summer I am planning 2 weeks to be with my mom and sis :)) MIss them so badly !!

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/30 second
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10 mm