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Pretty (Old) Woman

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 15 April 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Kitchener, Ontario, CA
April, 2010

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/250 second F/4.0 ISO 80 32 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

Mark Johnson from Rural Colorado, United States

Great portrait; she has a very friendly smile!

15 Apr 2010 5:09am

NaDu from Köln, Germany

Reptile skin, white smile, countless folds and astute eyes behind clear glasses and Mariana to catch that all and form it into a sunny portrait, a happy start of the day for me.

15 Apr 2010 5:23am

@NaDu: I am glad this portrait makes yo happy , nadu :)

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

très joli ce portrait

15 Apr 2010 5:31am

jpla from St Barthélémy d'Anjou-49, France

Ce portrait est très joli Mariana. Bonne journée

15 Apr 2010 5:39am

Karthik from Chennai, India

Fantastic portrait

15 Apr 2010 5:55am

STEED from Gueret, France

Lovely Lady..............Excellent Portrait..

15 Apr 2010 5:59am

T.h.o.m.a.s. from Paris, France

such a cool portrait. Congrats! 5*

15 Apr 2010 6:03am

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

great portrait! I love how she looks so, ordinary. She looks happy, like truly happy, and that's quite a lot. Her whole face is smiling, her eyes and cheek tell us exactly what her smile does. I also like the short depth of field :D

15 Apr 2010 6:05am

@Chris Pereira: thx Chris :)

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

She's so pretty , her smile gives me happyness for all day !! Phil.

15 Apr 2010 6:14am

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

OLD..... How she smiles i think she's 28...... Fantastic detailed portrait Mariana!

15 Apr 2010 6:33am

macgo from Spain

Se me acaban los adjetivos. Sin discusión eres de las mejores que he visto en mucho tiempo

15 Apr 2010 6:33am


She must be very friendly, MARIANA!
Lovely portrait.


15 Apr 2010 6:35am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

A wonderful clear refreshing shot of this woman...we should all live to show such beauty and spirit in our older years. Excellent clarity, Mariana.

15 Apr 2010 6:38am

@Dulcie: Just few minutes / seconds before this smile she was walking very hard with a help of her walker . I noticed a label on her walker with her name and address of the Nursing home which resident she is . I felt so sorry for her , seeing her alone. I thought of my mom . I stopped her and told her how beautiful she is on this gorgeous sunny day . She was confused for a moment, then she told me I looked great and so friendly and then we both smiled and continued talking . It is amazing how a few warm words can change people's heart , people's look . I was so happy to see her beautiful smile after telling her a few lovely words . We all need it apparently :)

Photome from Uden, Netherlands

Wonderfull brightness and colors. Very special appearance. Compliments!

15 Apr 2010 6:48am

Babzy from Besançon, France

you'rs so good at portraits !! Great model :)

15 Apr 2010 6:54am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Pretty and lovely (new) portrait ... :)

15 Apr 2010 6:57am

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

Really an outstanding portrait. I simply adore her smile and expression. Bravo, Mariana.

15 Apr 2010 7:02am

Emmeji from France

Magnifique portrait tout en tendresse d'une adorable Mamy !!!

15 Apr 2010 7:25am

tede from Aubenas 07, France

A real joy in life, a portrait of beauty. Nice day Mariana.

15 Apr 2010 7:25am

Sidney from Manila, Philippines

Wow...what a sweet portrait ! Lovely !

15 Apr 2010 7:26am

Frida from Sweden

Such a fantastic portrait!

15 Apr 2010 7:53am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

Such a wwonderful portrait. What a smile!

15 Apr 2010 8:01am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Obviously her heart is still young! Exceptional portrait, wonderful details, colours, and clarity!

15 Apr 2010 8:11am

trilliana from Germany

she is not old, but pretty and wise with a kind and warm smile. very nice portrait.

15 Apr 2010 8:14am

Mhélène from Paris, France

Magnifique ! Such a young smile ! A superb portrait !

15 Apr 2010 8:17am

oncho from granada, Spain

Fantastic portrait, nice day Mariana

15 Apr 2010 8:18am

Tomix from landerneau, France

lovely portrait Mariana!

15 Apr 2010 8:57am

@Tomix: I think lady is lovely and portrait is great:) thx Tomie !

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

An old elegant and pretty woman, I would like to become an old lady as her ! lovely smile and glance ! adorable portrait Mariana !

15 Apr 2010 9:09am

Marlowe from Le Havre, France

Charming character in his adorable hat ... The wife of your neighbor, perhaps? ;-)

15 Apr 2010 9:13am

Jean-Luc from Lyon, France

she's elegant and pretty , and what a wonderful smile , charming , charming ! after such pic, i'm sure you smiled the whole day , dear S , am i right ? ;)

15 Apr 2010 9:25am

@Jean-Luc: I was happy to talk to her for a while and get her loving smile :)) Where is a new picture on your page ?

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

I agree with you. She is so pretty ! I like this portrait very much !!!

15 Apr 2010 9:37am

CM Kwan from NT, Hong Kong

What an amazing portrait! Love her sunny smile!

15 Apr 2010 9:40am

FAN from Besancon, France

Lovely. Charming portrait of a pretty woman in the generous smile!

15 Apr 2010 10:08am

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

nice portrait!

15 Apr 2010 10:08am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Old AND pretty, fantastic portrait and fantastic smile :)

15 Apr 2010 10:16am

Jean-Louis from Nîmes, France

Un superbe portrait avec une petite complicité !!
Très beau !!

15 Apr 2010 10:22am

Ekios from Une des trois iles du Salut, Guyana

aaaah :)

15 Apr 2010 11:14am

Ddo from Verdun, France

Not old in his eyes ! what a pretty smile ! Great portrait.

15 Apr 2010 11:29am

Richard T from Leicester, United Kingdom

Quality ... all round


15 Apr 2010 11:30am

frammy from MIRAMAS, France

Although deter your portrait, good after noon

15 Apr 2010 11:32am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

A lovely lady!

15 Apr 2010 11:34am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Now this is a face full of the joy of being alive! What a super capture Mariana! ;-)

15 Apr 2010 11:59am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

yes you have a reason in the title!!! lovely portrait great!!

15 Apr 2010 12:08pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Love this portrait...everything about it. Wonderful!!!

15 Apr 2010 12:16pm

Lilly from La Ménitré, France

Elegance and happiness, this portrait is wonderful !!

15 Apr 2010 12:20pm

tataray from St Laurs, France

Excellent ce portrait ... plein de vie et bonheur !...

15 Apr 2010 12:24pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Beautiful portrait, I like the excellent quality of details.

15 Apr 2010 12:43pm

*MЯG* from Tehran, Iran

a perfect portrait
really interesting

15 Apr 2010 1:18pm

josm from san jose, Costa Rica

amazing portrait...lovely smile!

15 Apr 2010 1:21pm

Candid1 from Washington, DC, United States

Nice & beautifully captured Mariana....... you've honored her with a great shot!! :-)

15 Apr 2010 1:34pm

photomixt from Poland

Great portrait

15 Apr 2010 1:36pm

@photomixt: you have a bug on your page . value does not show when first time I want to enter the comment .

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superb and charming portrait! Lovely smile!

15 Apr 2010 1:53pm

Anne from Singapore, Singapore

A very pretty old woman indeed, dressed to kill with a wonderful smile !! Well seen, great day!!

15 Apr 2010 2:05pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Great portrait, she seems such a friendly character

15 Apr 2010 2:07pm

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

The most beautiful smile I've seen in a long time perfectly captured by you! The texture of the skin, wrinkles hermosiísimas. The reflection in the glasses sristales. A vain woman and elegant with a beautiful hat. Everything is perfect in your portrait Marian! Excellent, Congratulations friend! You're an artist!

15 Apr 2010 2:07pm

@Fonts: Thx Adela for this encouraging words :)) I am starving to become an artist :))

Julie from United States

What a wonderful portrait! Great work!

15 Apr 2010 2:16pm

Ali from Tehran, Iran

wow...the framing and the gesture of this lady is really wonderful...some would say the glasses are not good,but I like them and the reflection on the glasses,and the most important thing:the SMILE...this is one of your best portraits,well done.

15 Apr 2010 2:19pm

@Ali: thanks Ali for these sweet words, but I do not think this portrait is my the best one :)) It is too sweeet to be the best :))

josiane57 from metz, France

Quel joli et tendre portrait, très émouvant ! Des rides remplies de sourire ; voici une bien charmante vieille dame !

15 Apr 2010 2:35pm

amirreza from tehran, Iran

nice portrait

15 Apr 2010 3:05pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Fabulous portrait!!!

15 Apr 2010 3:16pm

jelb from France

An amazing portrait.Ggreat lightness..A beautiful expression..Bravo!

15 Apr 2010 3:18pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super portrait - AGAIN !!! :-)

15 Apr 2010 3:35pm

metti from shiraz, Iran

Very nice portrait ;)

15 Apr 2010 3:36pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Beautiful crisp intimate portrait.

15 Apr 2010 3:49pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

a touching portrait

15 Apr 2010 3:53pm

foto-rolero54 from Belgium

This is a large portrait, and completely splendid, good day with you.

15 Apr 2010 4:03pm

danou-yepa from Nice, France

splendid portrait mariana beautiful smile .

15 Apr 2010 4:07pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Absolutely fabulous portrait. Beautiful smile. Great inner beauty that shines forth.

15 Apr 2010 4:13pm

Morten Pedersen from Norway

This is a very sharp and lovely picture with beautiful colours.

15 Apr 2010 4:31pm

Céline from Paris, France

Excellent! And great smile ! :)

15 Apr 2010 4:59pm

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Yeah, I guess she is pretty old. This is a great portrait Mariana. Good clarity on the details n lovely expression.

15 Apr 2010 5:10pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

Great shot :)

15 Apr 2010 5:12pm

k@ from Paris, France

On the very contrary of Ali, what i enjoy the most here is the glasses and how her smile seems so clear through them, like a window behind which she is waving her Thanks. Lovely grandma.

15 Apr 2010 5:26pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

a great portrait - great ex[ression and lighting

15 Apr 2010 5:34pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

What a great portrait!

15 Apr 2010 6:02pm

Oscar from Barcelona, Spain

very pretty woman. i like this portrait. GReAT!!!!

15 Apr 2010 6:16pm

Stéphane Thémèze from PlateFormeRonde, United States

Lovely lady, lovely portrait. Beautiful face & smile. A joyous soul!

Cheers Mariana.

15 Apr 2010 6:26pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

A beautiful portrait with a perfect framing

15 Apr 2010 7:08pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Encore une super prise!
Tu excelles dans tous le domaines de la photo, surtout dans celui-ci.

15 Apr 2010 7:29pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

très beau portrait.

15 Apr 2010 8:36pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

Great shot

15 Apr 2010 8:42pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Great! lipstick and rouge..and no worries of getting older..

15 Apr 2010 9:25pm

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

Cute smile

15 Apr 2010 9:28pm

Laura Abigail from Belgium

Great portrait! :D Love how you've captured this, it's very pure :D

15 Apr 2010 10:17pm

@Laura Abigail: thank you and sorry for not getting back to you - your site does not open to me . it crashes !

Memreze from Coventry, United States

great portrait!! You seem to have captured her personality

15 Apr 2010 10:35pm

Heather Thompson from Hoover, United States

Very Beautiful.

15 Apr 2010 10:38pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow excellent 5***********

15 Apr 2010 10:42pm

Charles Dastodd from Chicago, United States

really fantastic portrait, Mariana! i love her expression and the light in her eyes :)

15 Apr 2010 11:14pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

A beautiful portrait and smile. Great expression!

15 Apr 2010 11:26pm

Stinkbug Photography from Cochise County, United States

Wonderful portrait, Mariana. A great expression.

15 Apr 2010 11:58pm

uvaraj from New Jersey, United States

cool portrait; great job :)

16 Apr 2010 12:05am

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

She reminds me of my late mother in law, she was always happy and positive...

16 Apr 2010 12:36am

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Your response to Dulcie nearly brought tears to my eyes. I am happy you were able to share a moment with this woman and make each other smile--it really does make a difference in everyone's life.

16 Apr 2010 1:16am

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

I don't know if I could add much more to what has been said, but she's a beauty queen and very elegant.

16 Apr 2010 1:43am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Let me get my walker...Darlin...and we'll take a spin. best...jerry

16 Apr 2010 1:58am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

What did you say to her to get such a warm smile?

16 Apr 2010 2:12am

@Ralph Jones: She looked so sad a few minutes ago ..and I told her - you are so pretty lady :)) That is all . We women love to hear that :)) BTW. she told me I was pretty too :)) ha ha

shoti from somewhere in, China

another beautiful portrait, the lighting is perfect, and the vibrance in her smile is felt by the viewer. even though she's old, I believe she is full of life.

16 Apr 2010 2:28am

Phil David Alexander Morris from Canada

Wonderful portrait -- she loves you too it seems.

16 Apr 2010 2:46am

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

There is beauty in every smile... (even the devilish ones).....

16 Apr 2010 2:54am

Bettina from United States

Wow. To be comment #100. Beautiful old lady, such sweetness. I love the light you found in her eyes. Her smile is so sanguine. The inclination of her head is accommodating and kind. A wonderful spirit you captured. And she's looking at you... :)

16 Apr 2010 3:29am

Martin from North Platte, United States

wonderful wonderful wonderful, reminds me of my grams :)

16 Apr 2010 4:06am

@Martin: thanks Martin :)

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A pretty woman indeed whose warm and contagious smile you captured nicely!

16 Apr 2010 4:11am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

And a happy one too! This is such a charming portrait! Bravo!

16 Apr 2010 3:24pm

rian from mobile, United States

she sure has a nice, warm smile.. very nice capture..

16 Apr 2010 3:42pm

Barbara Manners from Toronto, Canada

I can't help but smile with this woman!! You have captured her authentic self.

16 Apr 2010 4:05pm

@Barbara Manners: thanks Barbara :)

Amir Taheri Kondar from Bandar Abbas, Iran

Excellent portrait !

16 Apr 2010 5:42pm

@Amir Taheri Kondar: thx Amir :)

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

tierno y expresivo retrato, excelente!!

16 Apr 2010 6:41pm

eme chiquilla from sevilla, Spain

wow! stunning close portrait!! everything on it is brilliant!! kudos! <:D) i love old people! :)

16 Apr 2010 7:44pm

manel from Girona, Spain

Excelente, Mariana. Tus retratos son siempre magníficos.

17 Apr 2010 10:18pm

POBSB from Tilburg, Netherlands

beautiful portrait

18 Apr 2010 7:07pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

great? yes, that's what i meant! lovely for me isn't lower than great, you my thought lovely is great but with feelings.
the only thing disturb me is her hair on the left of the glasses...i see only it on the dark green/blue background, and disturb to look at her beautiful eyes. delete it, it's just a very little detail, but this great shot deserve all the best. :))
now i show you this hair you will see only it! believe me.

18 Apr 2010 8:24pm

@Tomix: I say - LOVELY - when really do not like a shot but say so just to say hello back to received comment :)) Thanks Tomie .

yz from Budapest, Hungary

perfect portrait, love the expression

19 Apr 2010 6:17am

Pomme from France

Magnifique portrait :)

19 Apr 2010 7:59am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Superb capture of a lovely woman! Old by age but seemingly young in mind.

20 Apr 2010 8:39am

Mike Paulison from United States

Marvelous portrait!

23 Apr 2010 3:56pm

Véro from Peisey-Nancroix, France

really prtty ! love her smile and life in her eyes ! great portrait !

24 Apr 2010 5:43pm

kombizz (kambiz) from Berkeley, United States

nice one

31 Jul 2010 7:45am

Pastelle from Lyon, France

Vous êtes une reine pour les portraits.
De tous âges et de tous genres.
Beaucoup de tendresse dans votre regard surtout. :)

22 Dec 2010 2:58pm

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Incomparables by ~~~Ann~~~

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Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/250 second
ISO 80
32 mm