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Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 4 May 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/500 second F/4.0 ISO 80 35 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

Jhon from Fine Land, Singapore

The feeling is so warm, the gentleman seems so caring. Great shot!

4 May 2010 5:06am

Danièle from ETampes, France

quel regard, quelle expression, c'est superbe ! deux attitudes superment captées ! bravo Mariana j'aime beaucoup vos séries sur les "gens".

4 May 2010 5:08am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

great intimate portrait!:)

4 May 2010 5:16am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

He seems to be very expressive and convincing in his speech. Very beautiful portrait. Good day.

4 May 2010 5:17am

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow splendid moment of life
have a good day

4 May 2010 5:45am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

He's very careful to the woman's words....

4 May 2010 5:47am

NaDu from Köln, Germany

inverted journalism: we see the silent and the talking part is out of view. Impressive face of that old man, I think you have processed a bit to add light to the face - or the sun was your friend.

4 May 2010 5:57am

@NaDu: Thx NaDu. Although I was not close to them , light helped me to get a clear man's face :)) Not so much processing here :)

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

A beautiful clear and light-filled the idea you present of their having a conversation !!
We don't quite know if he is the listener or the talker.... ;-)

4 May 2010 6:15am

@Dulcie: wife is usually talker, man - listener ... maybe tomorrow I post another one from this moment , to see what is next :) thx Dulcie !

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Beatiful portrait, with great light on his face! You can see he's listning very concentrated to the woman.
Very good capture Mariana!!

4 May 2010 6:17am

Bettina from United States

Wonderful moment. Really wonderful expression and situation. I love your eye for people with character and age. You have a great view of the world with your true interest, keen observation, and compassion for people. It always shows. :)

4 May 2010 6:21am

@Bettina: Thx Bettine, I love your candid shots too ;)) Apparently we have very similar interest :)

Philippe from Pertuis, France

drink these lyrics !!!

4 May 2010 6:26am

Richard T from Leicester, United Kingdom

Talking heads ... fabulous Mariana


4 May 2010 6:31am

@Richard T: you mean - women ?

STEED from Somewhere, France

"And you see the Photographer in my back ?.................... It's Marianna,International of Photography ..."

4 May 2010 6:38am

@STEED: he he :)) you teaser :))

k@ from Paris, France

Super expression caught in the sunny light, clarity till his eyes, the ring at his finger and his wife facing him, back to us, not talking heads only, more what your title suggests : yes, one is listening, the other is talking and this is pure Life in Live and roles in a couple making the story here. Very good !

4 May 2010 6:40am

dan from Paris, France

A glance, an attention, a listening!
One does not need more to make a moving image !

4 May 2010 7:03am

@dan: and losing patience sometimes ;)

Henk van Rijssen from Utrecht, Netherlands

What a great photo. The longer you look at it the more you expect it to come alive and starts moving.
You've caught the listening expression so very well.

4 May 2010 7:07am

@Henk van Rijssen: thx Henk . Glad to hear this comment from you , a master of great portraits :))

Emmeji from France

Encore un beau portrait ! un regard intense !

4 May 2010 7:34am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Joli portrait de rue ! Bonne journée

4 May 2010 7:36am

joke from Leuven, Belgium

What a human picture, real live!

4 May 2010 7:53am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Fantastic quality of the picture ! A good scene , speak and listen is the secret of a couple . Phil.

4 May 2010 8:24am

Farnaaz from Iran, Iran

Very lovely title and very lovely people ! good details . Good quality .

4 May 2010 8:39am

Farnaaz from Iran, Iran

Very lovely title and very lovely people ! good details . Good quality .

4 May 2010 8:39am

Fred from Manila, Philippines

Another wonderful slice of life from you mariana. I wonder what they were talking about. Were they strangers?

4 May 2010 8:41am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A closer look and a friendly gesture by the wife! Excellent communication Mariana, interesting image and title!
As always, the POV is perfect! Best regards!

4 May 2010 8:46am

Marlowe from Le Havre, France

We only live for it, finally ...

4 May 2010 8:58am

@Marlowe: that is right :))

Nina from Haute Loire, France

Superb in details and suggestion : listening and talking...

4 May 2010 9:02am

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

What a glance! Excellent Mariana

4 May 2010 9:10am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

This is a beautiful shot. I like the expression in his eyes. A great story.

4 May 2010 9:27am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Thats rare, a man who listen, ha ha ha

4 May 2010 9:33am

@MK: well, women need to talk :))

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb portrait ! A great expression !

4 May 2010 9:36am

Ansie from Paarl, South Africa

She has her face in her hand, totally engrossed by what he is saying! He has such a lovely face, you have caught the decisive moment!

4 May 2010 9:38am

@Ansie: thx Ansie :)

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

It is always more interesting that the talking-talking, when everyone is talking and nobody listens to anybody.

4 May 2010 9:47am

Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Sweden

Sweet expression! I love his hands!

4 May 2010 9:49am

Magrat from Nordhausen, Germany

Never stop listening... not with half an ear, but with whole-hearted. :)

4 May 2010 10:38am

@Magrat: sometimes it is good to listen on one ear and let it go on another one ;)) not sure of this expression , though ;)

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

The look of incredulity on his face is priceless Mariana! Well seen and captured! ;-)

4 May 2010 11:33am

@Eric Cousineau: thx Eric :)

Ekios from Une des trois iles du salut, Guyana

Is he really listening ? :)

4 May 2010 11:42am

@Ekios: I do not think so :)) he he You will see tomorrow ( maybe )

PAPOU from paris, France

Ca c'est une gueule !

4 May 2010 11:47am

@PAPOU: thx Papou ;)

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Interesting face and hands.

4 May 2010 12:11pm

Céline from Paris, France

great shot, really nice portrait. I like ur title as well

4 May 2010 12:39pm

Sidney from Manila, Philippines

Wonderful portrait !

4 May 2010 12:43pm


A nice couple of people, MARIANA!


4 May 2010 1:25pm

Don from spokane, United States

A fine capture of this rugged looking face. His attention is so complete... very strong capture.

4 May 2010 1:31pm

DLee from Fanling, Hong Kong

Love his facial expression! Perfect title!! Nowadays, with the advanced technology, email, web chat..., rarely we can see each other with face-to-face communication.

4 May 2010 1:38pm

Richard T from Leicester, United Kingdom

In response Mariana ... No not really. To me, talking heads in this context, means two heads communicating with voice and/or eyes

By the way I still think it's a great image. Funny how we both had similar themes today ;-)


4 May 2010 1:39pm

Marie LC from Dauphiné, France

very expressive face !

4 May 2010 1:40pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

I love watching older couples together. He seems to be staring at her, but maybe not listening. Probably thinking, "when is she going to stop talking?". :)

4 May 2010 1:57pm

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Beau portrait très expressif !

4 May 2010 2:05pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Such a cool candid street shot from a wonderful view point, seems the woman is talking and the man is listening intently

4 May 2010 2:13pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

What a wonderful intimate street moment captured!!! Love the expression.

4 May 2010 2:18pm

Ddo from Verdun, France

One more time a very great and expressive portrait wirh rich details

4 May 2010 2:42pm

danou-yepa from Nice, France

wow great portrait and instant of life , extraordinary expression of this man , excellent shot .

4 May 2010 2:50pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

Beatiful portrait :)

4 May 2010 2:51pm

Lilly from La Ménitré, France

Very nice scene and portrait !! I like very much the visible expressions on the face of this man, he is very absorbed by the words of the woman !!

4 May 2010 3:12pm

Mark Johnson from Rural Colorado, United States

Wonderful real life moment - he has a great face and looks very intent on their conversation; something serious I'm guessing.

4 May 2010 3:12pm

JD from Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

beautiful shot, love his expression, well spotted

4 May 2010 3:16pm

Krunal from Mumbai, India


4 May 2010 3:18pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Excellent portrait

4 May 2010 4:03pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A very interesting and intelligent looking face you've captured. Another great one.

4 May 2010 4:04pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Great and excellent portrait

4 May 2010 4:11pm

Metti from shiraz, Iran

Very perfect shor... very well done...

4 May 2010 4:20pm

rian from mobile, United States

very nice candid shot, they look very deep in conversation.. :)

4 May 2010 4:21pm

Mike Paulison from United States

there's a very beautiful quality to that man's skin. the minimal extra sharpening is very nice. expression wonderful. I like this a lot for the smoothness of it.

4 May 2010 4:23pm

@Mike Paulison: how lovely to hear from my dear Mike :)) thx Mike !

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

great expression catching - excellent lighting

4 May 2010 4:25pm

pascal from bollene, France

yes !!!!!!!! quel regard !!!!bye

4 May 2010 4:39pm

Ada Panich from S.Benedetto del Tronto, Italy

You captured an attitude of intimacy here, well done!

4 May 2010 4:42pm

Manuela M from Rennes, France

Quelle force dans ce portrait!!
Ce regard est unique!!
Bonne fin de journée.

4 May 2010 4:42pm

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Hahaha ... you see that so often ... she talks, he listens :) Lovely candid photo with great sharpness on his face.

4 May 2010 4:50pm

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Very realistic composition!

4 May 2010 5:13pm

peterbella from Győr, Hungary

Nice capture!

4 May 2010 5:24pm

macgo from Spain

Buena conversación. Buena foto

4 May 2010 5:26pm

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

great capture! I really like the lighting and dramatic shadows on the man's face

4 May 2010 5:57pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

I like this urban shot a lot. A great portrait

4 May 2010 5:58pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Encore une belle prise parfaitement équilibrée, avec un traitement qui va bien.

4 May 2010 6:15pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Exceptional portrait! Great clarity, and very lively! You're a master!

4 May 2010 6:18pm

@MadScientist: what ? what did u say ? ha ha

Majo from Mumbai, India

great capture.

4 May 2010 6:45pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Love the look of slow understanding here . . clever candid moment.

4 May 2010 7:08pm

@Ronnie 2¢: he he .. slow understanding .. cool , I thought the same of his expression :))

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

well seen and much character.

4 May 2010 7:20pm

alex centrella from California, United States

fantastic shot and subject !

4 May 2010 7:33pm

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

Fantastic skin colouring and detailing, and a great candid capture.

4 May 2010 9:04pm

frammy from MIRAMAS, France

magnificent papy... look very beautiful evening photo.Bonne

4 May 2010 9:18pm

@frammy: It was daytime, not evening :)) Anyway, thx :)

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Lovely portrait. I like a lot!

4 May 2010 9:36pm

@Albert: thx Albert ;)

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Stunning image, love his face, you have taken a great moment in time

4 May 2010 10:00pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Fantastic study of a conversation. Great wok.

4 May 2010 10:02pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

A beautiful moment and an amaizing image. The light and sharpness are superb.

4 May 2010 10:04pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Such an open face and interest he shows..makes you wonder where they are talking about...:)

4 May 2010 10:19pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

The look of disagreement... to me anyway... Great photo.

4 May 2010 11:53pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Very crisp and clear portrait.

5 May 2010 12:42am

Bob from New Jersey, United States

real people,
great picture!

5 May 2010 1:07am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Excellent capture Mariana ! So natural & candid.

5 May 2010 2:05am

Bruno from Beauvais, France

Un magnifique portrait très expressif ! Excellente journée Mariana.

5 May 2010 4:05am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Splendid I like much

5 May 2010 5:17am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Great portrait !

5 May 2010 10:59am

Thierry Masson from orly, France

such a mood, I should like to know that in my old days, there will be someone to ear what I say. I'm not sure to reach such a respectable age, and to find this person.

5 May 2010 4:46pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

fantastica la expresión en este retrato!

5 May 2010 11:03pm

Candid1 from Washington, DC, United States

F A N T A S T I C ! ! ! ! ! 5 STARS!!!

6 May 2010 3:52pm

@Candid1: Thx Candid :)) I like this old man and his expression too ;)) A bad listener he appeared to me ;))

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

I love this picture. Excellent!!

7 May 2010 11:29am

POBSB from Tilburg, Netherlands

great street shot!

7 May 2010 5:03pm

Cory from Phoenix, United States

Great portrait. What interesting lines on his face.

8 May 2010 1:20am

Chris B from Olburgen, Netherlands

great intimate portrait!:)

8 May 2010 5:26pm

John from Geneva, United States

If that's his wife, he ain't listening! :-D

10 May 2010 1:56am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Great capture, so talking and marvellous!

13 May 2010 4:09am

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/500 second
ISO 80
35 mm