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About a Girl (1)

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 24 January 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

mini series : 1/5


"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

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Very, very cool. Marvelous color.

24 Jan 2010 5:41am

Chris from Nashville, United States

Nice use of blur. Conveys a feeling of confusion.

24 Jan 2010 5:43am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Mariana, this is such an awesome image! The angle, color, composition and motion are so expertly put together!

24 Jan 2010 5:51am

@Pavan Kaul: Thanks a lot . My camera did all that , not me :)) I was only on my knees to get this POV !!!

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

i really like the blur it adds movement and confusion to the picture

24 Jan 2010 6:07am

*MЯG* from Tehran, Iran

a delusion in markert!

24 Jan 2010 6:10am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Great moving shot ! I like the color, too.

24 Jan 2010 6:34am

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

Complements Mariana! I think it's a great shot. Moving,motion,colorful.
Have a nice sunday

24 Jan 2010 7:38am

@Richard Geven: thanks a lot . Same to you ;))

NANNE from Netherlands


you must be realy a great artist! Great shot, with very nice colors.

Have a nice sunday and all your visitors too!



24 Jan 2010 7:49am

@NANNE: I think I have very artistic eye that knows what is pretty and interesting, what is boring and dull !

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Well, me too...just perfect effect of the blur, just the right amount. Beautiful color. Love this one !!

24 Jan 2010 7:55am

@Dulcie: thx Dulcie :)

madagasca from singapore, Singapore

nice color tone!

24 Jan 2010 8:16am

jeanclaude from 94160 saint-mandé, France

really excellent processing congratulations marianna

24 Jan 2010 8:29am

@jeanclaude: thx a lot ;)) but need to add - there is no single touch of processing :))

larans from Lund, Sweden

It will certainly be most interesting too see the other shots coming on this theme. This one is really great.

24 Jan 2010 8:40am

@larans: thx a lot , larans . I will post a few more pictures of this girl that took all my attention yesterday on a Market, that I forgot to buy so many things :))

kerfendal from Paris, France

really good, une oeuvre d'art

24 Jan 2010 8:43am

Oscar from Barcelona, Spain

Very dynamic image.I like

24 Jan 2010 8:57am

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

It's madness!!! I like this composition. Cheers,

24 Jan 2010 9:00am

Nadu-Dosenöffner from Köln, Germany

The soft tones, the exposure overkill in the background, the blurring, the perspective only slightly above the eye height of the child dance together with sweet harmony. May I add some tiny doubt? The red clothed shoulder/arm nearly top right seems not to fit in concerning color and sharpness. But generally: an overwhelming pic.

24 Jan 2010 9:08am

@Nadu-Dosenöffner: Thx Nadu :)) I really did not see anything wrong with red thing , and left picture the way it came out from camera !!!

Morris Taub (momo) from Montpellier, France

sweet kid, blur, color...shoppin' can be grand...

24 Jan 2010 9:16am

@Morris Taub (momo): thx a lot ;)

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Nice - 'action' blurring to an everyday scene.

24 Jan 2010 9:21am

Ekios from une des trois iles du Salut, Guyana

On the run !! Nice shot !

24 Jan 2010 9:34am

amirreza from tehran, Iran

well done

24 Jan 2010 9:41am

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Very COOL shot Mariana ~ ~ Like this a lot shows our hectic lifestyle off a child would see it from the low angle of the shot ( inspired thinking )

24 Jan 2010 10:02am

PATRICK from miramas, France


24 Jan 2010 10:04am

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Great colors with a lot of dynamics. Excellent shot.

24 Jan 2010 10:15am

lili from Narbonne, France

very very great shot

24 Jan 2010 10:15am

Charles from Bruxelles, Belgium

Brilliant as photo a muvement magnificent.

24 Jan 2010 10:43am

Frederic GODEBOUT from PARIS, France

nice capture in motion blur. The colors are beautiful.

24 Jan 2010 11:20am

@Frederic GODEBOUT: Thanks for your visit . Glad to see your work too . Great !

tce76 from Saint Laurent de brèvedent, France

Une composition très colorée qui de par son flou est géniale!
Bravo, c'est superbe!

24 Jan 2010 11:34am

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

Love the delicate profiles of mother and child (Assumed). Wonderful and inspiring!

24 Jan 2010 11:41am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Light and movement ... terrific image!

24 Jan 2010 11:46am

@Fonts: thx Adela :)

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

Quite a great confusion feeling here! Wonderfully done.

24 Jan 2010 11:47am

steve-stefedesign from Liverpool, United Kingdom

Like the effect of the blur..........supermarkets, its all rush and dash, especially with kids. Mine are all grown up now

24 Jan 2010 12:09pm

@steve-stefedesign: mine too, so this is why I have my new hobby - photography ;))

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Wonderful !! It'a great, great, great moment !! Phil.

24 Jan 2010 12:10pm

@Phil: thx .. thx .. thx ...

David Nos from Barcelona, Spain

Nice play with the light showing the movement of the people there!

24 Jan 2010 12:19pm

alice from Arradon Golfe du Morbihan, France

A painting...

24 Jan 2010 12:24pm

STEED from Gueret, France

Coloured,Futurist and original..

24 Jan 2010 12:36pm

philippe from dijon, France

Hello , a beautiful photo, i like the light the colours and the composition, Well done, bye, Philippe.

24 Jan 2010 12:38pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Super capture Mariana! From the young girls perspective everything is large and whirling around at a pace she cannot comprehend! Bravo! ;-)

24 Jan 2010 1:00pm

macgo from Spain

¡Viva el movimiento!

24 Jan 2010 1:14pm

Richard Trim(T) from Leicester, United Kingdom

A real beauty Mariana ... fabulous colours.


24 Jan 2010 2:28pm

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

very cool effect and color!

24 Jan 2010 2:30pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

J'adore !!!
vraiment superbe !!

24 Jan 2010 2:41pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

the light is fantastic.

24 Jan 2010 3:25pm

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

never thought that it was possible to take out something marvelous from these horrible places that are supermarkets...
simply brillant...

24 Jan 2010 3:31pm

@KriKridesign: thx Kri :)) I am so glad you like it :)

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Nice shot !!!! Well done !

24 Jan 2010 3:38pm

olli from Munich, Germany

Fantastic shot. Love the low angle.

24 Jan 2010 3:45pm

rian from mobile, United States

love the burst of movement you captured here.. well done! :D

24 Jan 2010 4:08pm

tataray from France

Tu nous fais des clichés EXTRAORDINAIRES de beauté.

24 Jan 2010 4:19pm

K.B.R from Switzerland

great effect of this movement.
love colors.

24 Jan 2010 4:20pm

Paul van der Meer from Valkenswaard, Netherlands

great movement and moment!

24 Jan 2010 4:23pm

Ken from United States

Mariana, you never cease to amaze me with your photography skills!

24 Jan 2010 4:37pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Girls everywhere! best...jerry

24 Jan 2010 4:42pm

Marcie from Boston, United States

Such a wonderful sense of motion and color. Love your point-of-view.

24 Jan 2010 4:58pm

@Marcie: marcie, I am so sorry but I cannot enter the comment . error occurs !

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

I like the motion and warmth in this!

24 Jan 2010 5:18pm

@Scott F. Schilling: what a lovely surprise, Scot :))

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hi Mariana, colors, motion blur and make this magical and beautiful photo. Mariana Bravo is great. Good Sunday.

24 Jan 2010 5:25pm

Tagazou from Montpellier, France

She seems to be interested by other things than the way to follow!
I love this picture!

24 Jan 2010 5:25pm

Gerard Westerduin from Barendrecht, Netherlands

superb,great shot.

24 Jan 2010 5:33pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

I love the motion and blur--I feel like this is what this cute girl's world can be like while trying to keep up with her mother in the middle of so much action!

24 Jan 2010 5:35pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

I feel like the little girls brother, at the same height and perspective, trailing behind in a giant world where everything feels a little frightening. The sights and sounds, those big people turning with clumsy limbs and failing to see me. I want my mummy to protect me, I want to feel safe. But how the colours of the market lure my eyes......

A terrific shot, M. Love the way you put us at such a perspective, to feel what the little girl feels, to see what she sees.

24 Jan 2010 5:37pm

@SOUL AFLAME: Paul, you are amazing , you have fantastic vision , you see , you predict things . It is amazing what you are writing here , for all that , and because of all that I was following this girl with her mom and little brother , and shooting without control . If you come to see my little girl in a few following days you will get what I am talking about ....

Gerard Westerduin from Barendrecht, Netherlands

this orchid is for you,
thanks for the comment.

24 Jan 2010 5:50pm

@Gerard Westerduin: you make my day , Gerard :)) Hugs !!

Magrat from Nordhausen, Germany

Stunning.. so blurry, confusing and mind-bending... that's how I feel sometimes in crouded places full of loudness and speed...

24 Jan 2010 6:10pm

ppeut from Lille, France

I like the composition, I think that you are at the height of this little girl to take the picture. The blur creates a great effect. Wonderful!!!

24 Jan 2010 6:18pm

Kenny Couch from Spring, United States

Nice shot!

24 Jan 2010 6:25pm

Enric from Solsona, Spain

Very nice and original shot.

24 Jan 2010 7:28pm

Fred from Manila, Philippines

This is the story of a girl
Who cried a river and drowned the whole world
And while she looked so sad in photographs
I absolutely love her
When she smiles
- Absolute (Story of a Girl) by Nine Days

I remember this song as I looked at this photo. I like the blurry quality of this photo. They look like strokes of a brush of an abstract painter. Beautifully done Mariana!

24 Jan 2010 7:57pm

@Fred: thanks Fred ! I am really glad that pic left such a nice impression on you ;)

Céline from New York City, United States

Interesting image !

24 Jan 2010 8:38pm

@Céline: thanks, but why do you think it is an interesting picture ?

manel from Girona, Spain

Excelente. Magnífico color. Buena sensación de movimiento y acción.

24 Jan 2010 8:55pm

Terral from Ponoka, Alberta, Canada

Great effect and colors. Cool job.

24 Jan 2010 8:58pm

philippe from moselle, France

quel dynamisme dans cette photo, les couleurs sont superbes, extra !!!

24 Jan 2010 9:14pm

Zeinab from Iran

About her life is runing

24 Jan 2010 9:37pm

mike from Burgos, Spain

Somehow a little disturbing. It's a great sht and that blur adds a certain demonic atmosphere, creating insecurity, fear....I don't know what exactly but it makes the hairs on the back of my neck stick out! ;-E

24 Jan 2010 9:43pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

a "magic " shot ;mariana !!
kisses !

24 Jan 2010 10:02pm

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

great capture of that moment. Looks like the kid is a bit overwhelmed of the dynamic around her.

24 Jan 2010 10:10pm

QUIM from Lisboa, Portugal

Like an impressionist painting! Great!

24 Jan 2010 10:20pm

Peter from Amsterdam, Netherlands

You've been doing some shopping (empty fridge after the birthdayparty?). Overhere a lot of kids give their parents (mostly dad on his own) a hard time in grocery-shops, now I understand why. ;-)

24 Jan 2010 10:22pm

Twinklestamper ☮ ❤ from Oklahoma, United States

super, super!

24 Jan 2010 10:24pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

A very beautiful work.

24 Jan 2010 10:51pm

don from Spokane, United States

The specialized effect in the exposure plus the colorcast give this shot an very strong character. I like the impressions one gets from viewing this image. Very well done!

24 Jan 2010 11:22pm

eme chiquilla from córdoba, Spain

i need an easy friend i doooo with an ear to lend i dooo think you feet this shoe!! hahah. i like the nirvanesque title, and so
I Loveee a lot this photograph of yours!! this is one of the best blurry moving shot (dont know the exact term for this) i've seen in time! :D

25 Jan 2010 12:06am

@eme chiquilla: ha ha .. you got the title :)) Bravo :)) Nirvana, of course ;))

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

me gusta el efecto de movimiento y la potente luz que contrasta con las siluetas, muy bonita!

25 Jan 2010 12:59am

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

I still don't know how you manage this but it works wonderfully!

25 Jan 2010 1:51am

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Excellent use of light and colors in this image, along with the motion effect you managed to create a stunning composition.

25 Jan 2010 2:53am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A swirl of girls! Awesome capture and processing. I really like this one.

25 Jan 2010 3:12am

Will from Tokyo, Japan

Really nice sense of movement in the shot, the low perspective makes it work really well also. Kind of like a hazy memory from childhood.

25 Jan 2010 3:25am

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

this is so cool! wonderful blur! I also sometimes try to capture somehting like this!

25 Jan 2010 3:44am

Sidney from Manila, Philippines

Cool effect! Ghostly !

25 Jan 2010 3:54am

Bill Laing from Pacific Northwest, United States

Love the perspective of this shot. It's the perspective of of a young child, like the subject of the photo. The blurred capture suggests her own disorientation in this very adult place. Cool image.

25 Jan 2010 6:22am

k@ from Paris, France

A creative blur that enhances the rush of everyday shopping, i really like this one (blur can be so fantastic) and its painterly touch & palette. The girl collar (like fur) and the beam of light that could suck up everybody in the background make it both fairy & mysterious.

25 Jan 2010 7:50am

@k@: thanks Karine .

Tomix from landerneau, France

wow! you know i like blur shots...i really like this one, magical and dreamy! the little girl an mother get out natural blur or editing? anyway beautiful!

25 Jan 2010 8:28am

Ddo from Verdun, France

I like movement and colours and main lines directing my look

25 Jan 2010 12:19pm

Fusao from Tokyo, Japan

interesting shot. impressive colors.
It reminds me of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec's paintings.

25 Jan 2010 3:13pm

Charles B. from Mably, France

Très pictural ! Bravo !

25 Jan 2010 4:25pm

@Charles B.: hey, thanks a lot ;))

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

great effect and colors

25 Jan 2010 6:05pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

I simply love this. The motion and tones are exquisite!

25 Jan 2010 9:05pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful post-processing here with its effects.

26 Jan 2010 2:24am

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

the world thorough a child's eyes, mariana?

26 Jan 2010 2:31am

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

I need an easy friend
I do
with an ear to lend
I do
think you fit this shoe
I do
but you have a clue

-About a girl

though the song doesn't seem to relate with your image, it's the first thing that came to my mind when I read your title hehe

brilliant image you have here Mariana. the blur gives us a sense of rush in the scene. sort of painterly. lovely!

26 Jan 2010 4:23pm

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

I like the sense of chaos in the shot, showing the curiosity & nervous of the child. Nice shot.

26 Jan 2010 8:17pm

Laura Abigail from Belgium

Great picture! :D

26 Jan 2010 9:29pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Feels like a rush in vivid color. Exceptional capture.

27 Jan 2010 1:42am

joël from France

Excellent cliché !! Quel dynamisme !
Belle maitrise du flou ! BRAVO !!!

27 Jan 2010 7:03am

Stef67 from in my head, France

artistiquement flou, mouvement de vie, j adore ^^

29 Jan 2010 11:16am

Mike from United States

VER cool shot! Love it.

31 Jan 2010 7:14pm

Céline from New York City, United States

What I find interesting is the fact that it looks like an extract from a movie, because it seems to be only a little part of a whole story. Your title increases this idea in my opinion.

1 Feb 2010 6:45am

mark / one way photo from London, United Kingdom

Superb blur effect here... love it

2 Feb 2010 1:37pm

Jason from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

I really love this style of photography. Excellent perspective, motion and colour :)

2 Mar 2010 4:19pm