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About a Girl (2)

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 25 January 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

mini series : 2/5


Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/60 second F/2.8 ISO 125 6 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

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

That is so precious. I have found that young children are terrific with elderly people. Excellent capture.

25 Jan 2010 5:03am

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

absolutely lovely, Mariana! she is quite adorable :)

25 Jan 2010 5:08am

Twinklestamper ☮ ❤ from Oklahoma, United States


25 Jan 2010 5:29am

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

great series, i like the composition!

25 Jan 2010 5:31am

Bruno from Beauvais, France

Le choc des générations !

25 Jan 2010 5:44am

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow excellent
have a good day

25 Jan 2010 5:50am

*MЯG* from Tehran, Iran

nice shot with nice details...

25 Jan 2010 5:58am

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

Those eyes! and a little bit of the face of grandma.
Great shot.

25 Jan 2010 6:05am

Bill Laing from Pacific Northwest, United States

Is she looking into the future?

25 Jan 2010 6:24am

@Bill Laing: hopefully not :))

STEED from Gueret, France

Generations Meeting...

25 Jan 2010 6:51am

rajeev from kannur, kerala, India

Excellent !!

25 Jan 2010 6:57am

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Wonderful glance! Have a nice day Mariana

25 Jan 2010 7:07am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

She is dressed 'to the nines' even at this young age.
I like the combination of the differing generations !

25 Jan 2010 7:07am

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Fabulous image Mariana ~ love the expressions on the faces

25 Jan 2010 7:15am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

Communication between generations... Great portrait and look!

25 Jan 2010 7:17am

fabrizio from rome, Italy

i really like your feeling with soft tones, wonderful

25 Jan 2010 7:32am

Liang from San Francisco, United States

what did she catch the little girl doing? nice moment captured!

25 Jan 2010 7:38am

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Just at the right time. Excellent shot.

25 Jan 2010 7:44am

Joan Felix from Jakarta, Indonesia

Nice shot !!!

25 Jan 2010 7:49am

Nadu-Dosenöffner from Köln, Germany

How witty to place the face of grandma in such an extreme position! The 2 contrasting backgrounds break the image, which is only hold together by the gazes. Brilliant composition, Mariana.

25 Jan 2010 7:59am

Tomix from landerneau, France

great shot! i like the opposite look between the little girl and the old grandma...

25 Jan 2010 8:23am

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hi Mariana, when the future meets the past, a gorgeous picture. Good day, friendships.

25 Jan 2010 8:24am

oncho from granada, Spain

Me gusta la mirada y la escena en el momento preciso

25 Jan 2010 8:54am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

Such a precious capture! Well done indeed. I love the contrast here.

25 Jan 2010 9:02am

jpla from St Barthélémy d'Anjou-49, France

la petite a un super regard ! Bonne journée.

25 Jan 2010 9:22am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A snapshot of daily life grand! A game looks excellent. The girl looks at the elderly and the elderly perhaps a neighbor ... talk time? small? A break in the stairway between neighbors! Full of life Mariana! Greetings, Adela

25 Jan 2010 9:24am

@Fonts: It is hard to read other people 's images, without any additional word describing the photo . This girl is on Market place with her mom. She looked so curious, so confused, so frightened seeing so many people around ... many people were paying a lot of attention to her, for she really looked so differently dressed up than other kids one sees there . She looked as little princess to me too . Many people tried to touch her, to smile at her, but her face was always serious, with wide open eyes ! This old lady is very old, full of wrinkles, and she was smiling at my girl, but look at a girl .. She is staring at this old lady , like she is seeing somebody old like this woman for the very first time in her life .... etc etc ....

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


25 Jan 2010 9:32am

jeanclaude from 94160 saint-mandé, France

très jolie petire fille

25 Jan 2010 9:33am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Nice shot and title

25 Jan 2010 9:52am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Very beautiful image and composition, great light.

25 Jan 2010 9:58am

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

Grandmother says something nice to the girl. A scene full of tenderness! Bravo Mariana.

25 Jan 2010 10:19am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Excellent shot and a great editing

25 Jan 2010 11:30am

Richard Trim(T) from Leicester, United Kingdom

The eyes have it ....excellent .

Five for a mini-series ... that's normally a long series for me ;-)


25 Jan 2010 11:51am

@Richard Trim(T): ha ha /.. I strated with series - GIRLS LIKE.... , and will continue with it but from time to time .. This is a very first time I post a series , and you already complain .... If you take a look again and first picture and connect with this one , you might like it better .... It is not about eye contact , it is about a girl who was probably for the first time on this crowded place, exploring, frightened, curious about everything and everybody ......

Jean-Louis from France

J'adore cette petite fille qui regarde sourire la dame !!
Belle pdv et joli traitement
Belle journée à toi Mariana .

25 Jan 2010 11:58am

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

precious moments...for both!...remember for a complete life!

25 Jan 2010 12:02pm

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

precious moments...for both!...remember for a complete life!

25 Jan 2010 12:03pm

Ddo from Verdun, France

Girl and grandmother? Pretty two. I like your centring

25 Jan 2010 12:23pm

@Ddo: a girl and a stranger ( old woman ) :) thx .

Lougris from Toulouse, France of life...a magical frame !!! really good !

25 Jan 2010 12:42pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Always a magical time when the very young and the very old interact! Nicely captured Mariana! ;-)

25 Jan 2010 1:03pm

mirela from brighton, United States

Beautiful contrasting ages, good catch, Mariana!

25 Jan 2010 1:07pm

crash from Weehawken, United States

she looks stunned! great pic

25 Jan 2010 1:30pm

Bob from New Jersey, United States

very cute little girl, but she looks guilty of something.

25 Jan 2010 1:39pm

@Bob: thx. no, no guilty but frightened and curious :))

lili from Narbonne, France

very nice black and withe on your photo. beautiful capture

25 Jan 2010 1:42pm

Fusao from Tokyo, Japan

It's really lovely moment.
I can see the bridge between young fresh eyes and old warm eyes.

25 Jan 2010 2:00pm

masoud from tehran, Iran

Wonderful image. Superbly done

25 Jan 2010 2:08pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Very nice B&W.

25 Jan 2010 2:09pm

elena from Italy

fantastic eyes' connection between the tow people

25 Jan 2010 2:10pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

beautifully done

25 Jan 2010 3:10pm

Tagazou from Montpellier, France

The donkey is under her spell!
He remembers how was is daughter!

25 Jan 2010 3:11pm

faisal from New York City, United States

nice shot.

25 Jan 2010 3:15pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

The older woman is smiling and saying, "what are you doing my dear?" and this adorable young girl is startled and thinking, "Yikes! I've been caught! Let me use my adorable big eyes to distract her!" :)

25 Jan 2010 3:15pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

old and young ,a great regard ,mariana !
kiss !

25 Jan 2010 3:22pm

Richard Trim(T) from Leicester, United Kingdom

Yes you are right about the small child's emotional situation and her eyes are crying out for help/support of some sort. The old lady is looking on in adoration and maybe they do make eye-contact ... Only you know for certain.

Ha Mariane ... me complain about your 'extensive ' ;-) series ... no no never .... I just like to tease you. :-)


25 Jan 2010 3:28pm

@Richard Trim(T): OK, you are right . I always expect people to understand / feel the picture the same way I do . When it does not happen I feel bad thinking that picture does not convey a right message.... However I get happy when I get at least one comment, identical as what I think of the picture . For example : SOUL AFLAME got me yesterday perfectly well :))

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

So sweet.

25 Jan 2010 3:31pm

don from Spokane, United States

I like the cropping that put the adult face in the edge of the shot. The girl's quizzical expression raises questions, but perhaps I don't need answers. Her look back and the eye-contact is very positive. Well done.

25 Jan 2010 3:47pm

Charles B. from Mably, France

La mamy : "Je fus ce que tu es, tu seras ce que je suis"
La meufette : "Tu n'as rien de plus gai à me dire ?"

25 Jan 2010 4:08pm

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

Wonderful composition. Very telling that the elderly lady is exiting the frame. Nicely done!

25 Jan 2010 4:18pm

Julie from Easton, United States

It looks as though she doesn't know what to make of the person. Very nicely done!

25 Jan 2010 4:25pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

Mummy tells me not to speak to strangers, and then an old witch touches my hair and tells me how beautiful I am..... I'm scared. She invades my space and lays her hands on me, and she smells of lavender. Who is she? Just because I'm pretty doesn't mean you can touch me. I want my mummy....

25 Jan 2010 5:03pm

QUIM from Lisboa, Portugal

Precious and tender! Great

25 Jan 2010 5:29pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Looking good so far. Loved the colour of yesterdays and the striking composition of this one . The eye is made to bounce between childhood and old age by the space between.

25 Jan 2010 5:33pm

philippe from dijon, France

A beautiful girl, very well composed the scene, well done ........... MARIANA;

25 Jan 2010 5:41pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Tied to each other. Good shot.

25 Jan 2010 5:48pm

Morris Taub (momo) from Montpellier, France

love kids clothes, the boots, polka dotted pants...too cool...and the pony tail...too cute...

25 Jan 2010 6:00pm

@Morris Taub (momo): She is adorable . She looked as a fairy princess at this ugly Market place :) Everybody was looking at her !

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Sweet! She's indeed wide eyed and wondering who is that lady. I like this series.

25 Jan 2010 6:02pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent look and moment

25 Jan 2010 6:04pm

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Ther so many questions in her eyes , looking at this Mamy , great scene , Phil.

25 Jan 2010 6:33pm

Oscar from Barcelona, Spain

me gusta el procesado en B&W

25 Jan 2010 6:41pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

wonderful and so lovely

25 Jan 2010 6:56pm

Ken from United States


25 Jan 2010 7:07pm

philippe from moselle, France

L'amour se lis dans leurs yeux, une photo pleine de tendresse !!!

25 Jan 2010 7:21pm

Ekios from une des trois iles du Salut, Guyana

Nice nice nice, lovely girl & grandma :)

25 Jan 2010 7:24pm

Vanilla Wine from las vegas, United States

very nice in black and white

25 Jan 2010 7:26pm

@Vanilla Wine: thanks . do you have kids, Vanilla ?

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Belle prise de ce regard de cet enfant pour cette vielle dame.

25 Jan 2010 8:35pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

A smile.

25 Jan 2010 8:40pm

Laura Abigail from Belgium

such a sweet lovely little girl :D

25 Jan 2010 8:59pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Beautiful little girl. Great contrast.

25 Jan 2010 9:05pm

macgo from Spain

Preciosa escena

25 Jan 2010 9:06pm

alex centrella from California, United States

great capture !

25 Jan 2010 9:12pm

ppeut from Lille, France

I like the eyes of the little girl who look at the old ladie, she seems to be very intrigued by her.

25 Jan 2010 9:17pm

Pomme from France

Joli regard de l'enfant :)

25 Jan 2010 9:18pm

Terral from Ponoka, Alberta, Canada

So cute.

25 Jan 2010 11:24pm

Mirza Ahmad from Amsterdam, Netherlands

About 2 girls?

26 Jan 2010 12:21am

@Mirza Ahmad: unfortunately NO :)) It is still a story about 1 girl, little one, frightened by reality of this world .

Alan from Manila, Philippines

I like the classic look of this picture. Interesting.

26 Jan 2010 12:25am

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Where are we going?

26 Jan 2010 2:14am

@Stephen Phillips: who we ? you mean she ? she goes nowhere ! if you take a look at previous shot , you will get this better !

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

i love the look on the little girl's face.
then i noticed the look on grandma's face.
together, they make a great photo.
i bet the little girl is as willful as grandma.
i also like how you made the shot look vintage.

26 Jan 2010 2:25am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Such innocence in her expression which is highlighted nicely by the stark contrast with the black background.

26 Jan 2010 2:25am

rian from mobile, United States

love the eye contact you captured here.. nice work.. :D

26 Jan 2010 2:40am

tubby from Singapore, Singapore

Wow nice portrait... this is lovely.

26 Jan 2010 2:51am

Reno from Madrid-Paris, Spain

Stuning composition Mariana! This door-line and separation (white/black; old woman/child....) and a very beautyfull look (the child to the grand mother). This one has got a lot o senses.

26 Jan 2010 3:10am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Beautiful shot ! Love the way it has captured the expression on the little girl's face.

26 Jan 2010 3:13am

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

awwww. grandma visits. this picture just gave me a flashback. thanks ;)

26 Jan 2010 3:57am

Ajay from Pune, India

Very intelligent framing and contrast of light and shadow and old and new. :-)

26 Jan 2010 4:46am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

what a cutie!

26 Jan 2010 5:48am

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

cute lovely little girl gonna sleep with granny tonite? such a sweetie :)

26 Jan 2010 4:30pm

@shoti: no ! she is frightened , looking at this old, wrinkled woman . This is the same girl from previous shot, where she was lost ..and she is still lost ....

Sugata from Newark, United States

I love the look on her face!

26 Jan 2010 5:59pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Fantastic candid!

26 Jan 2010 6:45pm

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

The girl look a bit spooked, and the strong flash & black/white sort of captured her feeling at that second. Nice candid!

26 Jan 2010 8:18pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

that's two different worlds, for both the old and the young! can they understand well... a question for all around us! great!

26 Jan 2010 9:23pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente expresion de simpatia de la señora, gran momento, saludos!

27 Jan 2010 12:14pm

Meysam from Montreal, Canada

I see two girls here ;)

27 Jan 2010 3:53pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/60 second
ISO 125
6 mm