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Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 16 April 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

my friend's daughter

Hamilton, Ontario, CA
April 2010


"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

NaDu from Köln, Germany

Lovely girl in angular light. I'm pleased by the very clear contrast of the vivid colors in the theme and the more pale ones in the context.

16 Apr 2010 5:13am

Yvon from Orleans, France

magnifique portrait
un éclairage exceptionnel

16 Apr 2010 5:38am


So, MARIANA, I like this portrait, very nice photo of a nice lady.


16 Apr 2010 5:45am

macgo from Spain


16 Apr 2010 5:56am

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Beautiful portrait, light, capture and GIRL. Great work madam!

16 Apr 2010 6:19am

STEED from Gueret, France

Too Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

16 Apr 2010 6:21am

Richard T from Leicester, United Kingdom

Why have I suddenly got goose pimples ... ;-)


16 Apr 2010 6:30am

@Richard T: I do not know hwy :) You tell me !

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Beautiful model and fantastic light. A fascinating portrait. Nice day Mariana.

16 Apr 2010 6:48am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Nice "lifting" on the Mamy of yersterday !!! She is so pretty and your shot so good ! Phil.

16 Apr 2010 6:52am

jpla from St Barthélémy d'Anjou-49, France

Elle a bien fait de poser pour toi ! Bonne journée

16 Apr 2010 6:56am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Magnificent portrait. Nice use of color and saturation
Have a great we

16 Apr 2010 6:57am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

A 'model' portrait. You've caught her so well and so clearly in the lovely light.

16 Apr 2010 7:00am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Fantastic light and portrait, the background is not so pretty

16 Apr 2010 7:05am

@Willem: I agree with you . I was taking a few shots of her on one marina, where it was so hard to find a flat , decent background . Maybe one shot more I will post of Sofia , with more fortunate background .

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Mariana - I agree with Willem - nice portrait but the background is distracting.............. who am I to criticise........if my portraits were anywhere near the quality you produce I'd be over the moon !!! :-)

16 Apr 2010 7:14am

@Nigel: I accept this remark . I was not happy with place ( marina ) where we taking these shots . One more pic of this pretty girl I will post some other time, with better background !

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

wow, she is already a good looking girl, made more attractive with this light n treatment

16 Apr 2010 7:29am

@MK: she is competing for Miss Canada 2010 . She is already among 10 the best looking girls .

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

no, background is of different tone, not distracting to me

16 Apr 2010 7:29am

jafar from Pakdasht, Iran

Exellent shot.perfect job

16 Apr 2010 7:48am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

Very nice portait!

16 Apr 2010 8:01am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

wonderful woman wonderful portrait

16 Apr 2010 8:03am

tataray from St Laurs, France

Magnifique portrait illuminé. ))) Jolie !

16 Apr 2010 8:04am

k@ from Paris, France

Very pretty (young ;) girl, dancing hair & sweet light & colors in the background too (the green-gray-blue lines & water echoing the bright green of her smiling eyes)

16 Apr 2010 8:07am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A brilliant full of spirit and passion! Great work!

16 Apr 2010 8:07am

Bettina from United States

Great portrait, such a nice image of your friend's daughter. You capture a wonderful look once again. Perfect tones and light. And the movement of her hair gives such a dynamic feel.

16 Apr 2010 8:11am

Lilly from La Ménitré, France

Beautiful portrait with a nice attitude !! Very good Mariana !!

16 Apr 2010 8:37am

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

Lovely portrait of a beautiful woman. You're a master of capturing emotion, Mariana.

16 Apr 2010 8:39am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Ahhhhh! This is a hot young lady! You captured her face in great light!

16 Apr 2010 8:43am

Karthik from Chennai, India

Brilliant portrait, Mariana. The play of light & Shadows is perfect. 5 Star!

16 Apr 2010 8:43am

oncho from granada, Spain

Magnífico retrato con las luces y el movimiento, bravo !

16 Apr 2010 9:09am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

Wonderful portrait with her hair in the wind. She is pretty.

16 Apr 2010 9:11am

Moreno from Stresa/Novara/Milano, Italy

Wow, a very good portrait, so expressive

16 Apr 2010 9:16am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Very attractive in every sense!

16 Apr 2010 9:50am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Beautiful alluring portrait

16 Apr 2010 10:28am

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow amazing portrait compo and super light 5*********
have a good day

16 Apr 2010 10:38am

Phil David Alexander Morris from Canada

A beautiful picture you've captured here. Very candid looking.

16 Apr 2010 10:48am

Hoda from Yazd, Iran

Very nice portait!

16 Apr 2010 11:16am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Very beautiful girl!

16 Apr 2010 11:41am

foto-rolero54 from Belgium

Very beautiful girl, good portrait, i like.

16 Apr 2010 11:46am

crash from Weehawken, NJ / NYC, United States

awesome portrait ...... !

16 Apr 2010 11:58am

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Beautiful portrait of a beautiful girl.

16 Apr 2010 12:30pm

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

Very nice

16 Apr 2010 12:38pm

Sidney from Manila, Philippines

A beautiful portrait...and a beautiful woman!

16 Apr 2010 12:43pm

Jean-Luc from Lyon, France

a real beauty ! amazing eyes and i like how you catched the light here again : bravo S :)
have a wonderful week end !

16 Apr 2010 12:44pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Perfect work... exudes an interesting confidence....

16 Apr 2010 12:52pm

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

I'm impressed with the treatment of all photographs Mariana. It is perfect and a great visual impact. The composition is also excellent!

16 Apr 2010 1:43pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

Beautiful model and portrait :)

16 Apr 2010 1:44pm

Julie from United States

Very nice portrait of a lovely young woman!

16 Apr 2010 2:17pm

Silvia Ganora Photography from Messina, Italy

Really nice portrait!

16 Apr 2010 2:22pm

Thierry Masson from orly, France

what a great capture!
truly moving.

16 Apr 2010 2:46pm

Don from spokane, United States

A fine capture of this fabulous expression. Like the wind-blown hair look.

16 Apr 2010 2:47pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

She is gorgeous and you nailed this shot.

16 Apr 2010 2:50pm

@Michael Rawluk: She is competing for Miss World Canada 2010 :))) Already among 10 the most pretty girls :)

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Such a beautiful portrait of her she has a lovely smile

16 Apr 2010 2:51pm

metti from shiraz, Iran

very sensetive portrait and beautiful shadow & light...

16 Apr 2010 2:54pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Lovely portrait. Very nice light.

16 Apr 2010 3:07pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

a beautiful and sexy girl ! loverly portrait ! colors and lighting are superb indeed !

16 Apr 2010 3:19pm

Ddo from Verdun, France

What a beautiful girl. She must do rampage in hearts. Which magnificent green eyes. Great portrait.

16 Apr 2010 3:24pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A stunning portrait of this beautiful lady. The light is so sweet. Fabulous!

16 Apr 2010 3:27pm

rian from mobile, United States

um.. she's hot.. ;D great capture! :)

16 Apr 2010 3:59pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

a pretty picture "alive" and well captured, so pretty woman! nice depth of field, which gives strength to this portrait!

16 Apr 2010 4:00pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent portrait lighting and colors - you have a very beautiful model

16 Apr 2010 4:00pm

alex centrella from California, United States


16 Apr 2010 4:08pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

How soothing is your lighting...

16 Apr 2010 4:11pm

Stinkbug Photography from Cochise County, United States

Stunning portrait, Mariana. Really outstanding.

16 Apr 2010 4:19pm

Magrat from Nordhausen, Germany

Ah.. I see.. she's already a famous beauty... and you captured her so very well... :)

Have a nice weekend, Mariana...

16 Apr 2010 4:26pm

Morten Pedersen from Norway

Lovely (light).

16 Apr 2010 4:33pm

Ekios from Une des trois iles du Salut, Guyana

Like an answer to the Amish thing ^^

Love it, very good shot, maybe a bit burned, but she looks really like a nice person :)

16 Apr 2010 4:35pm

Olga from Canada

Thanks Mariana , I love it , and Sofia too :) .

16 Apr 2010 4:37pm

@Olga: Hey you :))))))) I am so glad to hear from you. This picture is not one I love the best, but other have Miss World Canada 2010 , so I did not feel ok to post any of these:)) Maybe that one with blue background is much better, but who cares, your Sofia is GORGEOUS , a real Miss :)) Say hello to her and tell her if she does not win a medal, she is still the prettiest , much more than any of those girls I saw on website :)) Love ya !!! PS. what did you want to say ? ha ha ... Hey, I am so sorry I did not take a pictures of "refrigerator guy" . bad me, ha ?

danou-yepa from France

wow very nice portrait , beautiful light and woman .

16 Apr 2010 5:17pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Another good portrait.

16 Apr 2010 5:19pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

A great portrait of a pretty women. Have a nice weekend.

16 Apr 2010 5:23pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Very nice colors and light! Great portrait of this very beautiful girl!

16 Apr 2010 6:06pm

frammy from MIRAMAS, France

very beautiful portrait, I wish you a good weekend

16 Apr 2010 6:11pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

wuauuu! que guapa te a quedado sofia parece que este dentro de mi pantalla 3D, buen trabajo!!

16 Apr 2010 6:40pm

Jean-Louis from Nîmes, France

Très beau portrait et une très belle femme !!!!!
Très bon WE. Mariana *

16 Apr 2010 7:00pm

Mark Johnson from Rural Colorado, United States

Mariana, this is a great portrait of a gorgeous lady. It would be really nice with just the ocean and sky behind her.

16 Apr 2010 7:25pm

@Mark Johnson: I know :) Next picture of Sofia is going to be more pretty than this one :) Thx Mark .

eme chiquilla from sevilla, Spain

i do like the background! but it seems to not fit so well with your model! anyway, it's a very well done portrait as always!

16 Apr 2010 7:42pm

*MЯG* from Tehran, Iran

super excellent shot

16 Apr 2010 7:50pm

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

Impressive young beauty ! Love the colors treatment !! Sorry for my silence during the last day, but my computer is out of order, I give him to the computer doctor,lol, and I hope he will restitute him quickly ! I use an old computer, a little bit capricious ! Sorry for my absence ! I'll be back asap ! ;-)

16 Apr 2010 8:08pm

Photome from Uden, Netherlands

Lovely portrait and beautiful light!

16 Apr 2010 8:26pm

Zeinab from Tehran, Iran

She is beautiful and lucky that you made a portrait of her! Miss you girl

16 Apr 2010 8:52pm

Oscar from Barcelona, Spain

bautiful woman

16 Apr 2010 9:08pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening, Mariana,
it's a nice portrait with good light. The color reproduction seems, natural and brilliant. The lady looks nice and friendly. Have a nice evening and all the best. Dear greetings Christel

16 Apr 2010 9:43pm

elena from torino, Italy

great portrait. fantastic the wind on the hairs

16 Apr 2010 11:39pm

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

I like the name Sofia it just sounds great.

17 Apr 2010 1:21am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Nice portrait capture of Sofia. The sunlight casts interesting shadowing on her face that makes this very dramatic and impressive.

17 Apr 2010 3:24am

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

i love how you can make even a simple pose dramatic, mariana. you have a wonderful gift with the camera.

17 Apr 2010 4:02am

TofiX from Tebriz, Iran

WoW . Such a great portrait

17 Apr 2010 5:09am

pascal from bollene, France

what a girl !!!!!!!! Joli portrait....joli brin de femme.......bye

17 Apr 2010 5:50am

Scott Rippee from Fresno, United States

Lighting is great in this. Great sense of motion with the hair blowing in the wind.

17 Apr 2010 8:51am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice portrait. I like her expression. And I like the colors and atmosphere.

17 Apr 2010 9:59pm

Martin from North Platte, United States

beautifully done, and beautiful subject, I like the way here eyes, (eye) just holds your attention, almost hypnotic!

18 Apr 2010 5:12pm

POBSB from Tilburg, Netherlands

a lovely portrait of a beautiful woman

18 Apr 2010 7:07pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

beautiful portrait! as beautiful as the girl!

18 Apr 2010 7:52pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

beautiful portrait

19 Apr 2010 12:00am

shoti from somewhere in, China

looks gorgeous :)

19 Apr 2010 1:38am

yz from Budapest, Hungary


19 Apr 2010 6:18am

Stef67 from in my head, France

un sourire tous simplement, bravo à vous deux ^^

22 Apr 2010 9:03am

Mike Paulison from United States

Very nicely done!

23 Apr 2010 3:56pm

Mahdi from Tehran, Iran

Beautiful shot

3 Aug 2010 4:32pm

BlogPhoto from Paris, France

Superbe photo, une belle perspective et un joli traitement!
Bonne journée,

24 Sep 2010 12:49pm

Sina Sohi from Tehran, Iran

Very Nice

12 Nov 2010 7:55am

Mandar from Kudal, India


25 Dec 2011 3:53pm

Will from Gainesville, United States

beautiful color and capture of expression:)

2 Oct 2012 5:38pm

@Will: and pretty girl Sofia :) right ? she is really gorgeous !

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

lovely light*

31 Jan 2013 2:17pm

@Dimitrios: mmmmmmmmm

Mojtaba from Zanjan, Iran

lovely laugh

beautiful portrait

3 Jul 2013 12:10pm

Perry Jasper from Santa Fe, United States

Interesting contrast 'tween beauty & bleak..!

24 Aug 2013 4:21pm

@Perry Jasper: funny you added me to your blogwatch ... i am not taking portraits of pretty girls like Sofia! check PORTRAITS from my portfolio and see what interest me . thanks anyway

Perry Jasper from Santa Fe, United States

I added you to blogwatch after viewing your portfolio...I enjoy people shots as I don't do many myself...your tone assumes I only added you because of a pretty girl??

8 Dec 2013 12:36am