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About a Girl (In the World of Wolfs )

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 26 January 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

mini series : 3/5



"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

Candid1 from Washington, DC, United States


26 Jan 2010 5:29am

PATRICK from miramas, France

very great capture
have a good day

26 Jan 2010 5:34am

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

i like the series, i like the b/w and the blur, it adds confusion to this confusing world.

26 Jan 2010 5:43am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada


26 Jan 2010 5:48am

@Magda: thx Magda !

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

Ow Mariana, this is the best i've seen from you. What a super photo!!

26 Jan 2010 6:09am

@Richard Geven: NO way :))) the best ? You probably saw 5-6 images from me ;) take another look !

Bruno from Beauvais, France

Un flou comme je les aime. Bonne journée Mariana.

26 Jan 2010 6:14am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

I really like the blur...was this shot with a holga by chance?

26 Jan 2010 6:23am

@bluechameleon: no holga, just my canon . thx Sharon .

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Cool shot, love the blur!

26 Jan 2010 6:37am

NANNE from Netherlands

Real Words, MARIANA.

Real words and a nice photo!



26 Jan 2010 7:00am

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

A great shot. This girl seems completly lost and alarmed. Have a nice day Mariana.

26 Jan 2010 7:01am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Very good, the image creates a feeling of loneliness very impactant

26 Jan 2010 7:31am

STEED from Gueret, France

Superb!! Exactly like a trapped person ready to defend Herself ......and The Title ....................... Rain of Stars,a new time...

26 Jan 2010 7:34am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

You've created a scene that immediately presents us with a 'story.'
And a mood that is not entirely comfortable.
How will she deal in a 'world of wolves." What mystery !!! :-)

26 Jan 2010 7:58am

@Dulcie: escape is the only solution ;))

Nadu-Dosenöffner from Köln, Germany

The girl: alone, but not despaired, more moving and researching. The line perspective is small (as the girl is) but it is. A very significant image.

26 Jan 2010 8:06am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Stunning! I like the blur. Great contrast and colour tones. It all adds to the mood - she seems to be running away from danger.

26 Jan 2010 8:07am

amirreza from tehran, Iran

Interesting series

26 Jan 2010 8:28am

Ddo from Verdun, France

Is she dancing ? Nice movement.

26 Jan 2010 8:33am

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Well seen & captured image Mariana, really gives the impression of the girl lost amongst the crowd

26 Jan 2010 8:51am

Jean-Louis from France

Ce flou donne l'impression qu'elle se sent un peu perdue au milieu de ce monde !!!
Trèe bonne photo !!
Bonne journée à toi Mariana .

26 Jan 2010 8:55am

madagasca from singapore, Singapore

oh nice color!

26 Jan 2010 8:55am

Peter from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Composition and "story" are imaculate. Nice toning also. Neat cloak, love the ponytail.

26 Jan 2010 8:58am

@Peter: thx Peter . glad you found a story in this shot :)

Reiner from Brensbach, Germany

Perhaps the girl feels left alone; perhaps she is a wolf in sheep's clothing - who knows :). Like the motion blur.

26 Jan 2010 9:18am

Albert from Barcelona, Spain

Beautiful image, excellent composition and treatment, great job.

26 Jan 2010 9:18am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful BnW shot.. nicely processed.

26 Jan 2010 9:26am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Nice movement to this frame

26 Jan 2010 9:27am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

A feeling of loneliness in the crowd! Great portrait!

26 Jan 2010 9:35am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Accumulation of people around a scene from "dance"! A dance movement ... or flight! Good Instant Mariana!

26 Jan 2010 9:38am

Pepe Cabrera from Cuidad de Antipolo, Philippines

Fantastic shot! She's like dancing to the sound of Michael Jackson's "Beat It".

26 Jan 2010 9:55am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

She seems totally lost in this wild world! Great picture!

26 Jan 2010 9:56am

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Mariana Hello, very nice blur of the Little Red Riding Hood lost in the human forest. Nice day.

26 Jan 2010 10:15am

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Great, the little girl has to find her way in the big world. Excellent shot.

26 Jan 2010 10:22am

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

This picture is a little distressing. I love the movement and blur. Great.

26 Jan 2010 11:10am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

A great depiction of defencelessness.

26 Jan 2010 11:15am

mirela from brighton, United States

Great moment captured, the blur only adds to it!

26 Jan 2010 11:54am

Glenn from New Orleans, United States

Nice one.

26 Jan 2010 12:21pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

yes very good !!

26 Jan 2010 12:26pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Excellent B&W.

26 Jan 2010 12:48pm

@Ralph Jones: you are kidding :))

CM Kwan from NT, Hong Kong

What were she doing, looking for her parents? A wonderful capture!

26 Jan 2010 12:51pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A modern recreation of Little Red Riding Hood! Nicely done Mariana! ;-)

26 Jan 2010 1:20pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

What will happen ?

26 Jan 2010 1:22pm

jafar from pakdasht, Iran

Wow!good see.

26 Jan 2010 2:02pm

Manuela M from Rennes, France

Ce flou raconte bien l'histoire de cette petite fille perdu dans le grand centre!
J'aime ce cadrage à hauteur du regard de l'enfant!
Bonne journée.

26 Jan 2010 2:11pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Her stance mixed with the blur makes me uneasy. I feel anxious as though I want to protect her from something!

26 Jan 2010 2:19pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

such a fantastic view!

26 Jan 2010 2:52pm

Céline from New York City, United States

Cute ! Very nice image !

26 Jan 2010 2:59pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Nice compostion, and the blur gives strength to it.

26 Jan 2010 3:03pm

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

lost, alone? looks like!

26 Jan 2010 3:43pm

Magrat from Nordhausen, Germany

The blurring makes it perfect... Mariana! :-)

26 Jan 2010 3:50pm

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

seems to have been lost and even frightened, a terrible feeling

26 Jan 2010 3:50pm

don from spokane, United States

A fine shot of the little girl. I like her movement in among all the people and things whose only lower half is showing. Fine conception of how this might be shot.

26 Jan 2010 4:00pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Marvelous photograph. But no, no, no; with all of those strollers, she is surrounded by protective and loving parents.

26 Jan 2010 4:32pm

ruimnm from Portugal

What a great B&W.
She's lost?
Good work.

26 Jan 2010 4:34pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

Even now, at my age, Mariana, I sometimes feel like this when in a crowded place. Vulnerable, claustraphobic, I just want to make my escape and be free from all of the strangers..... Sometimes the world can appear too frenetic, too overwhelming and I need to be by myself again, with Mother nature alone.

As a child, I disliked crowds, and held on to my mums hand for dear life. I guess a little part of my childhood has never left me.

26 Jan 2010 4:50pm

Morris Taub (momo) from Montpellier, France

love the photo, it moves, breathes...great title too...

26 Jan 2010 5:01pm

Brian Chen from Seattle, WA, United States

Beautiful shot, so emotive!

26 Jan 2010 5:08pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

very nice image - I like the atmosphere

26 Jan 2010 5:32pm

POBSB from Tilburg, Netherlands

lovely shot

26 Jan 2010 5:35pm

Tagazou from Montpellier, France

The donkey could protect her against the wolfs!
But I'm sure she's under her mother supervision!

26 Jan 2010 5:41pm

@Tagazou: oh, my lovely donkey - i know he is very protective ;))

Gerard Westerduin from Barendrecht, Netherlands

very nice photo,

26 Jan 2010 5:49pm

Morten Pedersen from Norway

Great illustration and shot.

26 Jan 2010 6:20pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Scary.... well stated and displayed.

26 Jan 2010 6:45pm

faisal from New York City, United States

nice motion captured here.

26 Jan 2010 6:46pm

Richard Trim(T) from Leicester, United Kingdom

Amazing dark 'noir film' feel to this image Mariana. Reminds me of the opening chapter of Ian McEwan's novel ''The Child in Time''.


26 Jan 2010 6:49pm

Oscar from Barcelona, Spain

nice serie, veru dynamic this image

26 Jan 2010 6:55pm

sakshi from Boston, United States

The caption is so heart touching...beautiful capture as usual.

26 Jan 2010 7:46pm

philippe from moselle, France

joli flou et belle ambiance, bien vu !!!

26 Jan 2010 8:07pm

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

In a land of giants, seeing just legs and people moving... I can imagine her sense of being worried & chaos.

26 Jan 2010 8:20pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

A beautiful and fun mini-serie so far, I'm curious what else is sea

26 Jan 2010 8:26pm

ppeut from Lille, France

This little girl seems to be lost, a great b&w picture.

26 Jan 2010 8:52pm

Zeinab from Tehran, Iran

Nicely presenting fear. Well done Mariana

26 Jan 2010 9:12pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

looks like a frightened moment... it may be the best by blur effect!

26 Jan 2010 9:25pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

She looks like she might be lost now and starting to panic with the "motion" you've given this capture. Well done!

26 Jan 2010 9:36pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

you offer us a wonderful series, mariana!

26 Jan 2010 9:42pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

No, not kidding. It's an excellent B&W, it's got drama and tension in the composition and I love the rich blacks you got in processing.

26 Jan 2010 9:42pm

Lyl & Roll from Besançon, France

Quelle petite silhouette attendrissante, toute menue.... J'aime beaucoup l'effet rendu.

26 Jan 2010 10:08pm

Liang from San Francisco, United States

a very nice moment captured with this blur.

26 Jan 2010 10:52pm

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

Blur works nicely with the bw here...I like it.

26 Jan 2010 11:52pm

Terral from Ponoka, Alberta, Canada

Very nice.

26 Jan 2010 11:52pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

She's on foot in the world of strollers! The way she's looking makes one think she's apprehensive. It's a big world for someone who was in a stroller not that long ago. Cool shot.

27 Jan 2010 12:01am

Kenny Couch from Houston, TX, United States

Great shot!

27 Jan 2010 12:15am

Ajay from Pune, India

Like a scene from a fantasy story.

27 Jan 2010 12:47am

rian from mobile, United States

looks like she's got the floor all to herself.. :) nice shot.. :)

27 Jan 2010 1:29am

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

oh oh. luckily, she is wearing her magic coat so the wolves can't see her.

27 Jan 2010 1:33am

Bill Laing from Pacific Northwest, United States

Do you happen to know this little girl? Children are such great subjects. I think women photographers have an advantage over their male counterparts when it comes to photographing children who are strangers to them. I may be over-reacting, but I think parents become suspicious of the intentions of men who try to photograph their children. Not so much with women. It's a sad commentary on the times we live in that parents have to be so protective.

27 Jan 2010 2:29am

@Bill Laing: NO, I do not know her ! I told her mom she is adorable and asked her if she mind if I take a few shots of her from distance ! Of course, young woman did not mind and thanked me for a lovely compliment to her daughter !

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

I love the blur...although it gives it a bit of a lost-in-the-crowd/frenzied feel, having a little one of my own this makes me NERVOUS!! ;)

27 Jan 2010 2:38am

Scott F. Schilling from San Martin, United States

This does have a frenzied feel - I agree with the comments above! Very nice work!

27 Jan 2010 2:50am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Wonderful capture Mariana !

27 Jan 2010 3:33am

Garfield from Ancaster Ontario, Canada

Title captures the image perfectly. Stirring.

27 Jan 2010 3:44am

Yaite Batista from Miami, United States

Makes you think about what the girl will do next, very captivating

27 Jan 2010 4:16am

Kate from Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Beautiful shot!

27 Jan 2010 4:59am

macgo from Spain

Excelente desenfoque

27 Jan 2010 6:19am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

desenfoque acertado creando un buen efecto movimiento, muy original!

27 Jan 2010 12:13pm

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

beautiful, Mariana! I love this B&W. the sense of motion is quite exhilarating. it feels like this girl could get swallowed up in the crowd...

27 Jan 2010 3:09pm

Meysam from Montreal, Canada

Too negative a view point!

27 Jan 2010 3:53pm

@Meysam: I do not get your comment . would you please explain

Pomme from France

Elle semble un peu perdue au milieu de ces gens :)

27 Jan 2010 5:52pm

@Pomme: among wolfs every child is LOST :))

Meysam from Montreal, Canada

I meant, I don't like to think of world as a place full of wolves, and also in your shot, with the strollers and the other kids around, I find it really safe. To me, the shot mostly conveys the way a kid explores the world. The excitement, the eagerness, and adventure, not danger, or unsafety, or ...

27 Jan 2010 11:52pm

Mike from United States

Very nice. Great soft movement.

31 Jan 2010 7:14pm

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

I'd generalize and said predators rather than wolves.

31 Jan 2010 9:47pm

pooyan from kiev, Ukraine

its a self portrait,u know what im talking about ;)

2 Feb 2010 10:52pm

@pooyan: self portrait ??? I have no clue what you are talking about ...