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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

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

I love the emotion of curiosity you captured here, I also like the reflections in the window.

6 Jan 2010 5:10am

kerfendal from Paris, France

nice portrait, as always, you have a big talent for portraits

6 Jan 2010 5:16am

@kerfendal: thank you Max :)

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Beautiful portrait, looks like she's reaching to the outside world or daydreaming.

6 Jan 2010 5:20am

Bruno from France

Un regard qui en dit long sur son envie d'aller voir ce qu'il y a dehors.

6 Jan 2010 5:35am

Megha from Mumbai, India

Really really good...

6 Jan 2010 5:38am

Tagazou from Montpellier, France

More space to be free.... Enough place to dream!

6 Jan 2010 5:38am

Jerry - a moment in time [...] from Chicago, United States

very nice capture of this little girl and great sepia!

6 Jan 2010 5:46am

Yvon from Orleans, France

wow, what a lovely portrait, Mariana

6 Jan 2010 6:15am

PATRICK from miramas, France

wonderful capture!!!!!!!!!

6 Jan 2010 6:26am

alice from Arradon Golfe du Morbihan, France

Maybe there is a cat outside ?... Lovely.

6 Jan 2010 6:27am

Rookie from Helsinki, Finland

stunning portrait. :)
Expressions on the face are priceless.
The innocent questions of childhood.

6 Jan 2010 6:31am

One from Açores, Portugal

What a wonderful portrait ! Congratulations !!

6 Jan 2010 6:33am

Richard Trim from Leicester, United Kingdom

Where would we be be without curiosity ... wonderful image Mariana.


6 Jan 2010 6:48am

@Richard Trim: I agree :)) thx Richard !

Ben from Lyon, France

So lovely.

6 Jan 2010 7:07am

mseguid from Es Castell-Menorca-I Balears, Spain

I like this beautiful picture

6 Jan 2010 7:15am

STEED from Gueret, France

Lovely capture..

6 Jan 2010 7:35am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom


6 Jan 2010 7:38am

Henk van Rijssen from Utrecht, Netherlands

Great shot. You very well captured the open approach children have to the outside world. The choice for B&W and cropping makes the photo very powerful. Very well done!!

6 Jan 2010 7:58am

@Henk van Rijssen: thx a lot . very much appreciated !!!

steve-stefedesign from Liverpool, United Kingdom this candid shot. Well captured

6 Jan 2010 8:11am

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

A very expressive image with an appropriate title. I like it.

6 Jan 2010 8:15am

jeanclaude from saint-mande, France

magnifique le regard de cet enfant

6 Jan 2010 8:37am

@jeanclaude: thx a lot . something is screwed up with your link .. cannot get back to you :((

larans from Lund, Sweden

That little hand on the the glass in the pane really makes this photo great. A thought, though, maybe a tighter cropping would strengthen the message?

6 Jan 2010 8:38am

@larans: Thx . I did not think of cropping , this is an original image file size. You might be right !

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

What a wonderful portrait. I love the expression!

6 Jan 2010 8:41am

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hi Mariana, a real little doll who finds life with the curiosity of the street. Wonderful shot. Good day.

6 Jan 2010 8:57am

Mostafa from Tehran, Iran

woooooooow,thats a very very amazing shot

6 Jan 2010 9:21am

jpla from st Barthélémy d'Anjou-49, France

Le regard de cet enfant est beau ! Bonne journée.

6 Jan 2010 9:44am

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

beautiful portrait, well choosen.

6 Jan 2010 9:46am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Lovely and great shot.

6 Jan 2010 9:51am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Thats a good moment

6 Jan 2010 10:13am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A wonderful composition! The expression of wonder of the girl is superb! I like the monochrome you used for your image!

6 Jan 2010 10:18am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Beautiful candid portrait, the hand on the glass the icing on the cake :)

6 Jan 2010 10:49am

masoud from Iran

really nice shot ! great

6 Jan 2010 11:01am

Philip from Joburg, South Africa

excellent candid portrait love the face of inocense

6 Jan 2010 11:21am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Perfect capture of this curious and alert mind!

6 Jan 2010 11:35am

Zeinab from Tehran, Iran

What a curious lovely baby. I'd like kiss her

6 Jan 2010 11:49am

Ekios from Une des iles du salut, Guyana

Kids ... I wanna get back at his age ... with everything I know ... oh boy ...

6 Jan 2010 11:50am

@Ekios: me too :)))

NANNE from Netherlands

You call it a courious photo, MARIANA!
It's very nice black/white photo and indeed courius.



6 Jan 2010 11:51am

@NANNE: thx NANNE :))

Hervé from Juvisy, France

Un très joli moment, il fallait le saisir!!

6 Jan 2010 12:26pm

xavier cardell from menorca-barcelona, Spain

Good capture, I particulary like the textures on the cothes of the girl.

6 Jan 2010 12:42pm

@xavier cardell: me too ... i love her wrinkled dress ;))

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

I want to know what she sees... Curious...

6 Jan 2010 12:43pm

@Hiro: I really do not know .. it was snowing so she might watching the snowflakes ... who knows ;))

Marcie from Boston, United States

Such wonderful emotion. Love the light and expressiveness of this image.

6 Jan 2010 12:44pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautifully captured Mariana! There is something about the sense of wonder in a child that is irrisistable!! ;-)

6 Jan 2010 12:45pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautifully captured Mariana! There is something about the sense of wonder in a child that is irrisistable!! ;-)

6 Jan 2010 12:46pm

Lynn from United States

Children really are...and you capture the very essence of that well!!! Love the hand on the it a longing for the outside...BRAVO :))

6 Jan 2010 12:56pm

@Lynn: thank you Lynn ;)

Bob from New Jersey, United States

Cute Kid!

6 Jan 2010 1:01pm

Olivier from Hainaut, Belgium

it's wonderful!

6 Jan 2010 1:01pm

David Nos from Barcelona, Spain

Oh, you have captured here a very nice representation of curiosity feeling, fascinating picture!

6 Jan 2010 1:27pm

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

and there were always somebody saying" touch with your eyes not with your fingers..."

6 Jan 2010 1:59pm

Ada Panich from S.Benedetto del Tronto, Italy


6 Jan 2010 2:01pm

Julie from Easton, United States

Greatly captured moment!

6 Jan 2010 2:19pm

Soe from Bangkok, Thailand

Beautiful! Makes me wonder what is on the little girls mind...

6 Jan 2010 2:30pm

lougris from France

!!! superbe !!!
I say it in french because my english is so bad !! :)
...Ce sublime regard d'enfant ... Comme si elle regardait son avenir d'adulte encore protégée par la vitre de l'enfance... je le redis : !!! superb !!!

6 Jan 2010 2:31pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

beautifully done. it's so mesmerizing!

6 Jan 2010 2:34pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

...and Sweet! best...jerry

6 Jan 2010 2:37pm

Klaus from Germany

what a cute portrait

6 Jan 2010 2:57pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

She's ready to experience anything and everything!

6 Jan 2010 3:06pm

@Amanda: that's right :))

mirela from brighton, United States

Oh, WOW! Fantastic portrait, great expression!

6 Jan 2010 3:19pm

Michael from Shell Village, United Kingdom

She's looking at the world beyond the glass..... :)

6 Jan 2010 3:23pm

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Very nice. I love this. Have a quiet day Mariana.

6 Jan 2010 3:25pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

a very sweet portrait ,mariana !
kiss !

6 Jan 2010 3:57pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

Mariana, you know me and my 'eyes', and how my brain sees an image as soon as it loads. Have you ever seen 'The Omen' starring Gregory peck, Lee Remmick made in the mid to late seventies. It is as classic horror tale about the devil, and this image brings me straight to the film and the storyline. A photographic journalist takes pictures of several key people in the story at different times, and in each photograph the person has a long straight bar or rod going through their body..... they then are found dead. It's a sign from the Devil himself.

It's an incredibly brilliant film, and this image brought me to it with the reflection appearing as the rod or bar through the grils body. My mind conjurs thoughts of life and death, fate, and how no matter how important, beautiful, young or special we are, we never know what is around the corner, what fate has in store for us. That is far from negativity, I am a very positive person and that is the philosophy of my life, always to live every day as though it were my last, to enjoy life, to love, to laugh, to think and feel.......

6 Jan 2010 4:20pm

@SOUL AFLAME: With these words you made me very , very CURIOUS to rent this movie as soon as possible . Never heard of it , and your description looks fantastic , so hopefully soon I will tell you what I feel watching it !! Many thx Paul :)))

don from spokane, United States

The youngster's hand to the glass and her expression make this photo so effective (for me). The white door frame provides the setting as does the ray of reflection across her face. Overall, a very effective image.

6 Jan 2010 4:28pm

Pied Crow from Nairobi, Kenya

Lovely unguarded expression, this is such a nice image.

6 Jan 2010 4:32pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A really sweet portrait. Beautiful processing too.

6 Jan 2010 4:39pm

eva from Rouen, France

so lovely, Mariana !

6 Jan 2010 4:42pm

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

another stunner~~~~:)

6 Jan 2010 4:43pm

Stephanie from Milwaukee, United States

what a lovely picture! the little girl look so cute! and I love the tone!!

6 Jan 2010 4:43pm

Bernard from France

innocent emotional portrait..
take care
My Feelings

6 Jan 2010 4:52pm

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Fabulous shot Mariana. ~ The little girl has an almost doll like face ~ Certainly would not have the same impact as a coloured image ~

6 Jan 2010 5:06pm

Ghita from Leiden, Netherlands

Lovely sweet picture

6 Jan 2010 5:09pm

Oscar from Espira de l'Agly, France

I like the reflect. very nice shot

6 Jan 2010 5:13pm

Pomme from France

Superbe prise enfantine :)

6 Jan 2010 5:22pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

She looks captivated... lovely B&W shot ! Well done :)

6 Jan 2010 5:33pm

philippe from moselle, France

magnifique capture, l'expression de l'enfant est attendrissante, joli !!!

6 Jan 2010 5:40pm

*MЯG* from Tehran, Iran

cool title and neat shot

6 Jan 2010 5:40pm

Mike from Burgos, Spain

Beautiful. Nice in BW!

6 Jan 2010 5:43pm

Álvaro from Cascais, Portugal

Un beau portrait de l'innocence et la tendresse.

6 Jan 2010 5:49pm

Terral from Ponoka, Alberta, Canada

Awe, that's so cute. Wonderful image.

6 Jan 2010 5:59pm

Fabienne from Quelque part ou ailleurs, France

I was interrupted in my comments, I also love this portrait, adorable !

6 Jan 2010 6:12pm

@Fabienne: cool :)) ha ha

tataray from St Laurs, France

Naturelle beauté. Magnifique.
Bonne soirée.

6 Jan 2010 6:16pm

Marlowe from Le Havre, France

Touching, moving portrait, sensitive and well done ! Bravo ...

6 Jan 2010 6:16pm

ppeut from Lille, France

A wonderful portrait which illustrated perfectly the title. Good job.

6 Jan 2010 6:17pm

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Lovely portrait, Mariana

6 Jan 2010 6:18pm

faisal from New York City, United States

shes so cute!

6 Jan 2010 6:19pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

a lovely little girl and a beautiful capture ! love the monochrome !

6 Jan 2010 6:21pm

@Anna.C: thx Anna ;) I also love her expression and her dress :)) Like a little doll ;)

BlueMoon from Strasbourg, France

So cute !! I LOVE that W&B portrait!

6 Jan 2010 6:37pm

Florence from Paris, France

Lovely portrait and adorable little girl. The sepia tone brings a lot here. A timeless portrait full of tenderness. Well doen Mariana and thnaks for your enthusiastic comz. :-)

6 Jan 2010 6:42pm

Patrick from Belgium

Verry kind portrait. Beautifull contrast in b en w, congratulations!
Have a good day.

6 Jan 2010 6:45pm

Nina from Haute Loire, France

Expression very childish.... Great portrait!

6 Jan 2010 6:53pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

The first thing that came to mind was that the girl had quite an inquisitive look. And then I scrolled down to see your title and thought, "Mariana captured it just right." Love the raised hand that is pressed against the glass.

6 Jan 2010 6:53pm

Bo Strömberg from Vessigebro, Sweden

Again a beautiful and sensitive picture. I´m always delighted when I get into your site and see your photoart!

6 Jan 2010 6:57pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening, Mariana,
The little girl looks very interesting through the window. You present it excellent. Even the color I like and is suitable for this presentation. I wish you a pleasant evening, and health, and thank you for your comment on my web page. Dear greetings Christel

6 Jan 2010 7:02pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States


6 Jan 2010 7:59pm

Val37 from Tours, France

Amazing portrait !

6 Jan 2010 8:13pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


6 Jan 2010 8:22pm

@Nigel: do you like her dress ?

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Very beautiful and candid image.

6 Jan 2010 8:44pm

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

such a precious little face...beautiful!

6 Jan 2010 8:47pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Quelle bouille adorable!

6 Jan 2010 8:49pm

Bishop from Houston, United States

Beautiful work of focusing... and the sepia tone adds another dimension to the pic! :)

6 Jan 2010 9:02pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Adorable capture! The expression is priceless! Wonderful tones

6 Jan 2010 9:27pm

Mhélène from Paris, France

A beautiful portrait ! I like the expression !

6 Jan 2010 9:36pm

sylvia from United States

Oh, what a cutie. You captured such a sense of wonder.

6 Jan 2010 9:43pm

Ddo from Verdun, France

Brightness of moment. Very expressive. I like it very much

6 Jan 2010 9:59pm

Tracey from Maryland, United States

Outstanding portrait. Love the look on her face. Could be a movie still (again).

6 Jan 2010 10:00pm

philippe from dijon, France

Superbe........ j'adore ! bravo......................

6 Jan 2010 10:33pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Oh Mariana, she is so precious!! She looks about the age of our eldest granddaughter. Being a grandpa is the most wonderful thing that has happened to me!

6 Jan 2010 11:01pm

@john4jack: that is why you like this portrait, Mr. Grandpa ... Hey, I will be grandma in a year , of few .. how lovely .. I want a girl ;)))

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Our granddaughters who are 3.5 yrs. and 6 mo. and our grandson who is 7.5 yrs. have brought us more joy than I ever conceived possible. We moved from the natural paradise of Sequim, WA, to Corvallis, OR, to be close to our grandchildren. It was the best decision that we have ever made.

6 Jan 2010 11:18pm

@john4jack: wow, how lovely :)) can imagine what you mean to each other ;)) My sons are the only grand-kids of my mom, and I know how much she is suffering not being with us , with them .

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful photograph, I like the choice of processing... nicely done. Priceless..

6 Jan 2010 11:31pm

qmjd from Orléans, France

L'enfant frappée par un rayon de grâce : les yeux de la poésie ouverts sur le monde ...

7 Jan 2010 12:34am

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

her coat does even gives more expression on the little face! i'm curious about what she was looking at, too!

7 Jan 2010 12:57am

ajoeh from Mataram, Indonesia

Really tells a story, great capture.

7 Jan 2010 1:11am

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

The little lean toward the glass is just too cute :)

7 Jan 2010 1:19am

Ajay from Pune, India

Cute beauty!!! And I love the tones. And like Paul (Soul Aflame) said... don't forget to watch... The Omen. Brilliant move. :-)

7 Jan 2010 1:23am

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand


7 Jan 2010 2:08am

Stéphane Themeze from Maryland, United States

She is beautiful in her own right and expression. Makes your photograph a beautiful recorded instant. Looks like outside is where adventure lies and awaits. A cute and nice reminder of an Édouard Boubat kid's photograph taken in 1948 on Boulevard Saint-Germain(Paris), especially the look in her eyes.

Cheers Mariana.

7 Jan 2010 3:46am

rian from mobile, United States

such a cute kid.. very nice candid capture.. :)

7 Jan 2010 3:57am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Nice capture!

7 Jan 2010 4:15am

omidvahabzadeh from Tehran, Iran

Very nice

7 Jan 2010 5:48am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland


7 Jan 2010 10:46am

Fusao from Tokyo, Japan

very natural. and well designed.
completely pure.

7 Jan 2010 1:44pm

sakshi from Boston, United States

After looking at the photograph I am as curious as the cute gal to know what she was curious about :) Beautiful shot as always!!

7 Jan 2010 3:29pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

i like this shot...the girl has a beautiful expression a mix of sadnessand in her dream...

7 Jan 2010 4:16pm

Manuela M from Rennes, France

J'adore cette mine d'enfants curieux!!
Magnifique photo!!
Bonne soirée.

7 Jan 2010 6:53pm

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

So cute, so lovely, so adorable !!
What a beautiful shot and I love the spontaneity of this little girl !
Well seen dear and well done ! 5*

7 Jan 2010 7:19pm

Chris,B from Netherlands

I love the emotion of curiosity you captured here, I also like the reflections in the window.

7 Jan 2010 8:17pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Wonderful, I love her expression.

8 Jan 2010 2:11am

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

wow ... I am watching this cute little girl and I am speechless. She is so beautiful and your work on this portrait is amazing!!!

8 Jan 2010 4:36pm

@dkc: thx a lot . I love her face a lot !

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

capturaste una bonita expresión de la niña,muy buena!

8 Jan 2010 7:19pm

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

aww. love this one. innocence and curiosity.

9 Jan 2010 1:57am

Marie from FRESNES, France

jolie scène.

9 Jan 2010 10:23pm

Claudia - Papalopoctli from D.F., Mexico

Baby!!!! i love the expression of her face.

10 Jan 2010 12:30am

manel from Girona, Spain

Excelemnte expresión de curiosidad infantil. Me gusta el tratamiento.

10 Jan 2010 7:49pm

Anne from somewhere over the rainbow, France

First of all I wish you a marvellous year dear Mariana, I wish you full of joy, love and smile. Your pic remind me Doisneau !!! You have this sensitivity who touch me so !!!! Kissessssss

13 Jan 2010 6:51pm

@Anne: Thx Anne . You wish for me only a good luck to get a job as a photographer .. ha ha :)) Then I would be the most happy !!!! Many thx for great wishes :))

Mike from United States

Very pretty shot. Well done.

13 Jan 2010 10:01pm