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The remains of Summer Memories

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 19 November 2009 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.


Hi Everybody. I got very sick last night . I am getting ready to go to the hospital . See ya hopefully soon .


Back home... Surgery - Nov 30th !



Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/800 second F/3.5 ISO 80 13 mm


"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

uvaraj from New Jersey, United States

ha ha. That's cute and charming :)

19 Nov 2009 5:27am

Dilwenn from Bordeaux, France

Heureusement qu'il y a les bretelles pour tenir les pantalons :))
Un beau trio!

19 Nov 2009 5:28am

Mijo from Rognonas, France

Yes !!!!! I remember ! Funny

19 Nov 2009 5:36am

zahra from shiraz, Iran

wow,souch a beautiful piture.

19 Nov 2009 5:38am

jpla from st Barthélémy d'Anjou-49, France

Les bretelles, ici, ont leur utilité ! Bonne journée.

19 Nov 2009 6:05am

Reno from Madrid, Rwanda

I'm listening something like "Are you kidding" in their eyes. A very great picture you've got here Mariana, with those ahuristic expressions underlining with the colored shirts. What a pleasant remain indeed!!

19 Nov 2009 6:25am

miguel from Spain

Una estampa típicamente americana

19 Nov 2009 6:36am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Loved going back and looking at The Little Rascals. Well titled. This is a good shot, full of character.

19 Nov 2009 6:40am

Jean-Luc T from Juignac, France

These rascals seem very likeable. Have a nice day Mariana

19 Nov 2009 6:45am

*MЯG* from Tehran, Iran

cool shot,,,cool cowboys:D

19 Nov 2009 6:57am

Richard Trim from Leicester, United Kingdom

Fabulous ... er something taken from the 1950's .... I didn't realise you were that old Mariana ... ;-);-)


19 Nov 2009 7:01am

Levi from West Vancouver, Canada

great great photo! somehow reminds me a bit of the move "stand by me". great technique mariana

19 Nov 2009 7:05am

christine from France

Les deux frères sont extra !!! belle photo Mariana

19 Nov 2009 7:05am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Funny shot Mariana, great compo and colors for these young... agriculturists
Have a nice day

19 Nov 2009 7:18am

Babzy from Besançon, France

On pourrait les croire sortis du livre" Des souris et des hommes "de Steinbeck...

19 Nov 2009 7:30am

gautam from new delhi, India

very nice...wonderful expressions on the faces :)

19 Nov 2009 7:52am

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hi Mariana, I love the clothes and hats, really tandence! Lolll ... Nice day.

19 Nov 2009 7:59am

Ben from Lyon, France

Another world... Suprising (for me)

19 Nov 2009 8:24am

Ekios from Une des iles du salut, Guyana

E-xc-e-llent !! AH !! Love that old style life touch !!! Géniale ! :)

19 Nov 2009 8:40am

ryse from bordeaux, France

ces trois gamins semblent sortis d'une autre époque !

19 Nov 2009 9:25am

Reflecteur from Gothenburg, Sweden

Nice and expressive portraits! I like it!

19 Nov 2009 9:26am

Mhélène from Paris, France

Just as in old memories ! A very beautiful portrait !

19 Nov 2009 9:43am

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

This is such a wonderful shot! I like their expressions. The 3 Musketeers.

19 Nov 2009 9:48am

Tomix from landerneau, France

awesome guys!

19 Nov 2009 9:53am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

Excellent! We feel like being in the 50's.

19 Nov 2009 9:55am

Adela Fonts Artús from Barcelona, Spain

The light and curiosity in their eyes. A great picture. A scene quotidiane in the field ... I think. I like the color of the costumes for the boys and their straw hats that shade them! Nice day Mariana! Adela

19 Nov 2009 9:59am

Thami from Morocco

Tiens, tiens! Ces trois-là, je comme la nette impression de les avoir déjà rencontrés quelque part !!
Bonne journée lumineuse!

19 Nov 2009 10:10am

Andrew Gould from Sydney, Australia

This has a wonderful quality about it. Can't really describe it... so I won't try!

19 Nov 2009 10:15am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

This is a beautiful image. Those kids are really sweet and cute.

19 Nov 2009 10:29am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Makes a nice pair with the earlier shot. Their style is fascinating, young and old at the same time.

19 Nov 2009 10:48am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

That reminds me of Our Gang! A look into a decade long ago.

19 Nov 2009 10:48am

Pomme from France

Excellent ! J'adore :)

19 Nov 2009 11:33am

Morten Pedersen from Norway

It looks a little like Amish, nice shot!

19 Nov 2009 11:52am

Lynn from United States

Ahhh, summertime on an old dirt road and three boys with great character...EXCELLENT :))

19 Nov 2009 12:34pm

farzane from tehran, Iran

what a lovely shot!!cute boys

19 Nov 2009 12:36pm

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

A yes Mariana's three little boyfriend's, take away the running shoes and they would appear to be from the dirty 30"s. :)

19 Nov 2009 1:03pm

oncho from granada, Spain

Esto colegas me suenan de algo........más juntos y en B/W.....igual de geniales, gran foto

19 Nov 2009 1:08pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Yeah, I remember them, the cute gangsters. I wish I could meet them !

19 Nov 2009 1:09pm

m_zeinab from thehran, Iran

I Thank the Comments
Work is very beautiful
Be successful

19 Nov 2009 1:15pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Excellent, likes a Amish photo.
It looks also like a picture from the 50s. Perhaps this picture is also good b / w

19 Nov 2009 1:16pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Well seen and captured Mariana! ;-)

19 Nov 2009 1:17pm

rian from mobile, United States

aww.. that's so cute! great capture! :D

19 Nov 2009 1:26pm

Marcie from United States sweet! Love their timeless little outfits..especially the suspenders. Wonderful image!!

19 Nov 2009 1:29pm

Blackdog from London, United Kingdom

Nice group shot - looks like time has stood still.

19 Nov 2009 1:31pm

@Blackdog: thx Mike :))

Pepe Cabrera from Cuidad de Antipolo, Philippines

Wow! This is like the olden days. Like Huck and Tom. Beautiful!

19 Nov 2009 1:34pm

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

very nice...wonderful ,portrait de famille !

19 Nov 2009 1:55pm

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

a wonderful shot, like stepping back in time :)

19 Nov 2009 1:57pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

An incredibly nostalgic feel about this picture, as though it was taken 40 years ago!

19 Nov 2009 2:15pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Only the modern sneakers give it away.

19 Nov 2009 2:16pm

Mostafa from Tehran, Iran

perfect lovely and superb shot

19 Nov 2009 2:28pm

Val37 from Tours, France

They're so sweet ! The little house in a prairie !

19 Nov 2009 2:39pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

I feel like I could be looking into another time! I wonder what these boys are up to?

19 Nov 2009 2:40pm

Sylvie49 capture image from Bords de Loire - Anjou, France

Small countrymen of another time ! Which resemblance enters they !

19 Nov 2009 2:49pm

BlueMoon from Strasbourg, France

So cute, all dressed like the same way !

19 Nov 2009 2:59pm

bigezbear from New Orleans, United States

I see they're still getting out of whitewashing the fence.

19 Nov 2009 3:01pm

Paul from Singapore, Singapore

they look like they're up to some mischief :)
esp. the boy in the green shirt!

19 Nov 2009 3:48pm

don from spokane, United States

The suspenders and straw hats gives them a priceless look! They look like good friends to each other. The rural looking setting fits them so well. A fine image.

19 Nov 2009 4:03pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

They seem to be right out of a Mark Twain story. Very cool.

19 Nov 2009 4:18pm

Jean-Luc from Lyon, France

lol ! funny , your rascals , 2 are brother right ? are they ready to dance in their village ball ?
a vintage look, so cute ;-) like a friday wear :-))))

Have a beautiful day, S !

19 Nov 2009 4:36pm

@Jean-Luc: thx B :)) Unfortunately your S got very sick . Shit happens always suddenly :))

ruimnm from Portugal

Very nice, like a ancient movie.

19 Nov 2009 4:59pm

napocoulom from st mande 94160, France

the future is in your phot

19 Nov 2009 5:07pm

Eldiablo from Les Issambres, France

magnifiquement saisis !!!!

19 Nov 2009 5:08pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Oh to be young again !

19 Nov 2009 5:11pm

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

Here the braces are not an useless accessories !! ;-)
Amazing capture ! Love the face of these boys ! lol
Bravo !! :-)

19 Nov 2009 5:52pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

beautifully superb.

19 Nov 2009 5:57pm

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Ahh- boys of that age......:-)) Great capture!
(I wish you all the best with your health....)

19 Nov 2009 6:33pm

faisal from New York City, United States

haha they look liek older farm/men or boys. nicely dressed!

19 Nov 2009 6:34pm

Mike from United States

Yikes! Sorry you're ill !
The picture is great! The colors are wonderful. It reminds me a little of The Little Rascals. Excellent image M!

19 Nov 2009 6:38pm

pernilla from Andonno, Italy

Great portrait of these boys. Looks like they come from another time. Sorry to here that you are sic. Hope you get better soon.

19 Nov 2009 7:14pm

R.J.Dee from Ettlingen, Germany

all the best to you, dear friend - get healthy soon !

19 Nov 2009 7:39pm

@R.J.Dee: thanks my friend !

hoi from DC, United States

Tiny farmers

19 Nov 2009 7:40pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

very nice remember photo
great shot Mariana

19 Nov 2009 7:52pm

alline from France

Une photo comme un livre de Pagnol....


19 Nov 2009 8:03pm

Mohammad Darvish from Tehran, Iran

Very beautiful... very great ... I love it...everything is beautiful...

19 Nov 2009 8:27pm

STEED from France

Right....Come back soon.....for our pleasure...

19 Nov 2009 8:44pm

Celeb from Madrid, Spain

Very nice picture...

19 Nov 2009 8:49pm

Liang from San Francisco, United States

i like their expressions. =]

19 Nov 2009 9:05pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

Love that there is three in this photo. Love the composition. Amish kids right?

19 Nov 2009 9:12pm

philippe from moselle, France

ha, ha, revoilà le trio d'amis, superbe image , j'adore !!!

19 Nov 2009 9:18pm

roy from ostend, Belgium

super three boys, they watch you almost respectful
well, why not he ;-)

19 Nov 2009 9:31pm

Peyman from mashhad, Iran

Yes! summer time:d lovely time:d

19 Nov 2009 9:36pm

tce76 from St Laurent de Brèvedent, France

On ne voit cela que dans les films!

19 Nov 2009 9:47pm

manel from Girona, Spain

Una imagen americana muy típica propia de esas granjas aisladas que teneis en vuestro inmenso territorio...

19 Nov 2009 9:55pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Oh, Mariana; I'm so sorry. I'm sending you healing energy.

19 Nov 2009 10:08pm

Uliaz from Bhutan

Hope u stay Dere 4ever, bitch!

U'r goin 2 a mental hospital!

19 Nov 2009 11:44pm

@Uliaz: Miss ULIAZ KARINE , that it really too much ! When are you going to stop ? Your mind is really sick . maybe you need a help from a Mental Hospital !!!!

#1AcePhotog from Portland, United States

1930s? Colors are too vivid for that. Why are you going to the hospital? Are you OK? I've taken some pix in hospitals--interesting.

20 Nov 2009 12:01am

@#1AcePhotog: It really looks like an old photograph, but not with these colors . You are right . I have BW shot of these three boys in my portfolio :)) I got sick suddenly . Pain in abdomen . Was in hospital for day and half, and after all tests they done there they let me home , but surgery will be soon .

John from Eureka, United States

Hope you are well soon. I look forward to seeing more of your photos.

20 Nov 2009 1:06am

@John: thanks John . Do not worry for photos .. they will be uploaded on Aminus even after I die :))) So far I have them till the end of March of 2010 :))

John from Geneva, United States

Hope you're feeling better and back home soon. It appears the boys are waiting for you!

20 Nov 2009 1:13am

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Hope you get well soon. Lovely capture of these young country boys. Really like the outfits and the calmness that one feels from this setting.

20 Nov 2009 1:14am

@John Maslowski: John, I am having constant problem when trying to open your page from Aminus ...very often I just give up on that, so excuse me for not regularly visiting your page :) Thx for your friendly wishes :) Right now I waited 7 minutes for you page, and when it opened , after entering a comment on your fabulous picture, comment could not go through .

Ajay from Pune, India

I love their dress. And you take care of yourself and get well very soon.

20 Nov 2009 1:31am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

I am trying to remember the movie this capture reminds me of....Great characters here. Hope you are feeling better!

20 Nov 2009 2:02am

Kate from Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Great photo .... feel better soon!

20 Nov 2009 2:15am

Babzy from Besançon, France

Hope you're getting better ?

20 Nov 2009 7:47am

Kri from Belgium

Belle photo
je souhaite que tu ailles très vite bien mieux

20 Nov 2009 8:09am

masoud from tehran, Iran

Excellent !!!

20 Nov 2009 8:28am

Manuela M from Rennes, France

Ils sont superbes ces 3 compères!!
Je te souhaite un très bon rétablissement!!

20 Nov 2009 10:35am

Anne from somewhere over the rainbow, France

I hope you feel better .... Thinking of you dear Mariana !!!! Take care we will wait for you and your beautiful pictures !!!!!! kisses

20 Nov 2009 10:41am

@Anne: thx Anne .. They let me home this morning . Back for the surgery on Nov 30 th !

sebastian from Leipzig, Germany

they had a good lunch :) .... beautiful picture!! good colours!

20 Nov 2009 10:59am

Oscar from Espira, France

Tom sawyer and friends? Nice. I like de life in a little villages.

20 Nov 2009 11:11am

kaveh Sadeghi-Azad from TEHRAN, Iran


20 Nov 2009 12:54pm

Mirjam from Kiev, Ukraine

Very charming picture.

20 Nov 2009 12:57pm

David Nos from Barcelona, Spain

Nice composition, beautiful colours. I like the way they stand towards the camera, very natural positions!

20 Nov 2009 2:34pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

cool, it seems that they came out from an old american movie

20 Nov 2009 2:40pm

Tracey from Maryland, United States

Great picture! Feel better soon ;0)

20 Nov 2009 2:54pm

@Tracey: thx Dear . I am back home, and Surgery will be on Nov 30th . I am so scared !

Fusao from Tokyo, Japan

nice trio.

20 Nov 2009 3:04pm

Stu from Home: Scotland | Residing in Kyoto, Japan

Looks like Huckleberry Finn! Great shot!

Hope you're OK my dear...

20 Nov 2009 3:26pm

@Stu: thx Stu ... will see after Nov 30 th .

Tagazou from France

I love this picture... but I hope that you will be back soon!
The french donkey think to you!

20 Nov 2009 3:49pm

@Tagazou: thx dear , I have to be well, knowing that your lovely donkey thinks of me :))

Tagazou from France

When I was as young as these guys I always lost my hat!

20 Nov 2009 4:17pm

dideban from mashhad, Iran

Very nice photo & boys

20 Nov 2009 5:59pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Oh my! I love this image to pieces!!! Reminds me of a "Tom Sawyer" movie/book. Priceless shot! Bravo!

20 Nov 2009 6:01pm

fabrizio from rome, Italy

great light in this colletive portrait

20 Nov 2009 6:46pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Get Well Soon, Mariana!

20 Nov 2009 7:02pm

@Steve Rice: thx Steve . Will see on Monday all details and what is going to be on NOv30 th ..scares me a little bit :)

Julia from Athens, Greece

I hope you feel better soon! This is such a wonderful photo!

20 Nov 2009 7:05pm

thami from Morocco

Prends bien soin de toi et à très bientôt!

20 Nov 2009 7:12pm

`Paul from Minneapolis, United States

./// gorgeous shot.. Amish kids? .. The text undreneath (about your sickness) has me wishing you a speedy recovery.. . Godspeed, Mariana :)

20 Nov 2009 7:19pm

@`Paul: Thx Paul , I will be hopefully fine :)

yz from Hungary

fantastic photo, great guys
get well!

20 Nov 2009 7:32pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening, Mariana,
This recording is shown very natural. Light, shadow and color, you have very well played. I wish you that you will soon be well again and I look forward to your return. Dear greetings Christel

20 Nov 2009 8:01pm

@Christel: many thx Christel for your lovely and warm words :)

Jean-Louis from Nîmes, France

J'espère que ce n'est pas grave et que tu te rétablieras très vite !!
A bientôt parmi nous .

20 Nov 2009 8:12pm

Philip from Cowbridge, United Kingdom

Very good - some local 'characters'!

20 Nov 2009 8:19pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

So sorry you got sick last night; am hoping and praying for quick recovery from whatever ails you, and surgery. Meanwhile, what a great threesome you shot here. These guys could be in FFA if this were not Canada. Do you have a FFC organization? (Future Farmers of America/Canada)

20 Nov 2009 8:41pm

Antoine from France

Very nice portrait photos. Light and colors are beautiful. Have a lovely week-end Mariana. Antoine.

20 Nov 2009 8:51pm

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

~~ beautiful picture and best wishes to you ~~

20 Nov 2009 9:52pm

Thierry Masson from orly, France

it seems they come out from an old motion picture. I like their style

20 Nov 2009 10:07pm

Lilly and Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Sorry to read you are not feeling too good . . our wishes for a speedy recovery.

20 Nov 2009 10:32pm

@Lilly and Ronnie 2¢: thank you guys :)

Momo from Montpellier, France

that sucks Mariana...good luck with the surgery...hope you feel better this portrait...the boys of summer...i guess fall...but kinda looks like summer...will be with you in spirit, i've marked your surgery date on my'll feel the vibes from across the great ocean...

20 Nov 2009 11:45pm

@Momo: hey Momo , these are so lovely thoughts and words :) You can guess - I am frightened .. Hate surgery , hate to hear anybody is sick !

Gérard Méry from Tours, France

Ils sont bien nourris ces enfants du Macdo ?

20 Nov 2009 11:55pm

Ginnie from Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Memories of "Stand By Me." Best of luck with your surgery, Mariana. Wow. What timing!

21 Nov 2009 1:05am

RPepper from Brooklyn, United States

First, best of luck with your surgery Mariana! I hate to hear that you're not well. I'll be sure to keep you in my thoughts.

Second, I gasped when I saw this shot! I looooove it! Great composition, fantastic subject. Love everything about it.

21 Nov 2009 1:49am

@RPepper: thx dear Ry :))

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

these three mischievous-looking kids again! lovely catch Mariana! I feel the country life in this image!

*whatever it is you're going through, I hope you'll come out fine.

Best of luck

21 Nov 2009 9:32am

@shoti: thx Shoti, thanks a lot ;)

jhcibils from Berlin, Germany

oh, I'm sorry, Mariana, I hope you will get soon better! My best wishes

21 Nov 2009 3:50pm

@jhcibils: thx my friend :)

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

If this were in black and white it could be 100 years ago... or it could be from my own youth! My best to your for your health! We'll all be thinking about you.

21 Nov 2009 4:39pm

@Earnest: many thx Earnest :)

vz-nostalgia from American Samoa

Hope all goes smooth on Nov. 30th, Ms. Mariana and a speedy recovery after that.

21 Nov 2009 4:40pm

@vz-nostalgia: thanks Viktor . That is very lovely, friendly note !

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

Are they Quakers?

21 Nov 2009 10:42pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Very nice little guys picture.

21 Nov 2009 11:43pm

Charlotte Meryman from Williamsburg, MA, United States

Three Tom Sawyers! Love the light and colors.

22 Nov 2009 12:32am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Wishing you speedy recovery!!!! Stay strong and positive! I hope the surgery will go smoothly and quickly! Can't wait to hear from you after you get back home from the hospital!

22 Nov 2009 1:52am

minimodi from Sweden

ah, cool kids. are they dressed out?
good luck with surgery!

22 Nov 2009 3:51pm

Stef67 from in my head, France

d abord pensée forte pour toi^^, ensuite ils ont une super bouille les loulous, j espère que le loup n est pas là pour souffler sur leur battisse ^^

22 Nov 2009 7:00pm

Brian Chen from Seattle, WA, United States

What a awesome shot, I would never see ant children dressed like that around in my area. Very cool.

23 Nov 2009 12:25am

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

Awesome shot. My used to dress me something similar like this when I was a kid, I hated it. But now, it is a very fond memory :)

23 Nov 2009 7:39pm

@Howard F.: ha ha .. are you kidding ? hey, but this is so sweet:)) ha ha

crash from Weehawken NJ, United States

now there are 3 lads stuck in a time warp !

24 Nov 2009 3:37am

Ada Panich from S.Benedetto del Tronto, Italy

This is an excellent capture!
What about your health? What happen? I hope all the best for you! Take care of yourself and good luck!

24 Nov 2009 4:18pm

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