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The Fountain Of Happiness

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 2 June 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Boys from Bangladesh.
May, 2010

Kitchener, Ontario


"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

macgo from Spain

La sonrisa de estos niños no tiene precio

2 Jun 2010 5:05am

Henk van Rijssen from Utrecht, Netherlands

The happiness of the boys spatters as much as the fountain.

2 Jun 2010 5:26am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Ha! Joy! All it takes is a little water. Very sweet and cheering image. I love the two boys and your crooked angle for even more fun. :)

2 Jun 2010 5:32am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

The joys of play and experimetation...for them and for you.
The tilt really works. Marvelous !!

2 Jun 2010 5:32am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

love their happy faces. Wonderful image, this.

2 Jun 2010 5:35am

Liang from San Francisco, United States

looks like they're having so much fun enjoying their youth. great capture!

2 Jun 2010 5:43am


Colf and fresh water! Today it will be here warm. A nice photo again, MARIANA.
Have a nice day.


2 Jun 2010 5:48am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Their smiles are communicative, this spring is miraculous!! Superb shot. Beautiful day.

2 Jun 2010 6:13am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

I love the character of this capture. Beautifully framed.

2 Jun 2010 6:21am

Ekios from Une des trois iles du salut, Guyana

Need a sip !! Nice shot, really full of joy ! :)

2 Jun 2010 6:28am


Optimist Picture......The World is full of little Happiness as this one.............LOVE IT !!!!

2 Jun 2010 6:36am

Oscar from espira de l'agly, France

vry happt this childrens. Nice smiles, and a innocent spirit

2 Jun 2010 6:40am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

The power of water ! Everybody smiles with it ! Nice B§W , Phil.

2 Jun 2010 6:46am

k@ from Paris, France

Your last posts about kids, this one included, draws a cool story, from sleep to protected to deep eyes to joy, like a flower opening. I enjoy their joy here, simple great moment with that splash, superb monochrome, superb costumes of their culture, and great compo.

2 Jun 2010 6:48am

@k@: many thanks Karine . i even do not know how come i go with series of kids !

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Great capture in b/w.
Well photographed from a good position

2 Jun 2010 6:51am

Babzy from Besançon, France

A 5 stars for this one , an awesome shot, i like everything subject ,angle, B&W ! Bravo !

2 Jun 2010 7:01am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

Wonderful portraits. They look so happy!

2 Jun 2010 7:24am

Amir Pouryousef from Tabriz, Iran

congrajulation. i really like this work. between your last works this one is somthing special.
well done.

2 Jun 2010 7:26am

@Amir Pouryousef: thanks Amir . I am glad you like it .

Michel from Passenans, France

Bonjour Mariana

Merci de ton passage et commentaires Mariana. Je découvre ton blog avec grand plaisir, bravo pour tes photos magnifiques. Bisous passe une bonne journée.

2 Jun 2010 7:31am

zahra from shiraz, Iran


2 Jun 2010 7:51am

trilliana from Munich, Germany

wow, this fountain really works. those kids seem to be happy like high ;-) this job is pure hellacious fun. makes me smile bright.

2 Jun 2010 8:05am

POBSB from Tilburg, Netherlands

lovely happy shot

2 Jun 2010 8:12am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

A beautiful capture with appropriate title, and these boys obviously have found it!

2 Jun 2010 8:15am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Beautiful image and amaizing smiles.

2 Jun 2010 8:18am

Emmeji from France

Tous les enfants aiment jouer avec l'eau !

2 Jun 2010 8:19am

rainboy from Delhi, India

gr8 timing... beautiful :)

2 Jun 2010 8:56am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Happy moment.....great shot...5*****

2 Jun 2010 9:06am

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

Yes, those kids are really enjoying. Good pictura and best title

2 Jun 2010 9:07am

foto-rolero54 from Charleroi, Belgium

Wonderful portraits. shot!

2 Jun 2010 9:14am

LB Vision from PARIS, France

i love your pics, what else !! Peace !

2 Jun 2010 9:19am

@LB Vision: nothing else, I love your pictures too ;)) Lets enjoy them :)

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Lovely double portrait dynamically framed

2 Jun 2010 9:29am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

his is a super shot, I love it, excellent

2 Jun 2010 9:36am

frammy from MIRAMAS, France

very nice
Good after noon

2 Jun 2010 9:39am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superb composition! Very beautiful portrait! I like very much their joy of living!!!

2 Jun 2010 9:49am

Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Sweden

Ohhhh! Wonderful portrait! And real joy!

2 Jun 2010 10:44am

elena from Turin, Italy

fantastic ahd fresch shot! :)

2 Jun 2010 10:52am

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Superb shot Mariana!! How the boys smile makes me realy happy!!

2 Jun 2010 10:54am

@Richard: Hey Richard, if you are having the same pictures on your page and AM3, please leave Am3 link . It is easier to reach you . It takes time to get your recent photo on your blog !

CM Kwan from NT, Hong Kong

Wonderful capture of the joyful moment!

2 Jun 2010 11:09am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice portrait and nice title ! It is exactly the fountain of happiness.

2 Jun 2010 11:24am

Jacqueline from Montréal, Canada

what a nice pair of smiles...

2 Jun 2010 11:43am

blutcrew from 0721, Germany

Wahooo! Thanks for your comment, I looked over all your pictures, and theres only one thing to say:
I really love your work, your wonderful moods. Thats the level, I try to reach.

2 Jun 2010 11:45am

@blutcrew: thanks a lot blucrew :))

Céline from Paris, France

ahahah excellent, they look so cute, and so happy with these big smiles! Great portrait !

2 Jun 2010 11:47am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Boys and doesn't get much better! Always fun! Well seen and captured Mariana! ;-)

2 Jun 2010 11:59am

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

a lovly happy fantasic shot:)!!

2 Jun 2010 12:07pm

ehsan kamaly from bojnord, Iran

power shot

2 Jun 2010 12:25pm

@ehsan kamaly: thanks . Hey, your page is incredible, but it is very hard to get and comment . Try to leave your Am3 link next time . I would appreciate it .

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Today's childhood joy replaces yesterday's sorrow. Cool photo. Larry

2 Jun 2010 12:26pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Very nice captured moment.

2 Jun 2010 12:26pm

Patrick from Belgium

Lovely image, great capture. Beautiful childeren!
Avec toute mon amitié.

2 Jun 2010 12:26pm

Bruno F from Précigné, France

Spectacular and emotive one ! Nicely done !


2 Jun 2010 12:30pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Top class, the flowing water the radiant smile on there faces, makes for a great shot

2 Jun 2010 12:47pm

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

I don't know what is your treatment secret, but I definitvly love it...!

2 Jun 2010 12:58pm

@KriKridesign: Hey, thanks ! Nothing special, but recently I prefer duotone mode than pure BW ! That is all about processing !

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

Look at these adorable smiles! It's funny how a simple stream of water can evoke so much joy. :)

2 Jun 2010 1:37pm

DLee from Fanling, Hong Kong

Happy kids, lovely smiles!! Great capture!!!

2 Jun 2010 1:52pm

Lemi Hacıoğlu from Istanbul, Turkey

Great capture.. Every kid love to play with water.. ;)

2 Jun 2010 2:05pm

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

An excellent image Mariana! The happy faces of children playing with water. The joy of living! Best regards Adela

2 Jun 2010 2:23pm

بابامحمد from tehran, Iran

full of Activity :)

2 Jun 2010 2:37pm

Gary from Cochise County, United States

Thanks for bringing a smile to my face, Mariana. This is wonderful as usual.

2 Jun 2010 2:39pm

@Gary: Hey Gary , nice to hear from you :))

Terral from Ponoka, Alberta, Canada

Awwww, I love their smiling faces. Such a sweet shot.

2 Jun 2010 2:40pm

Don from spokane, United States

Nice clothes be hanged...we're going to have some fun. Great spirit about this shot. Youth always seems to know how to do it up right!

2 Jun 2010 2:40pm

@Don: Was thinking of color version to show boy's red suit :)) He was like a sugar sweet :)) We spent all change I had in my valet for good fortune, trowing money into that fountain :)

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

magnificent shot ! I love all in this picture ! angle, joy of children, B&W and the sharpness of details ! great, great capture !

2 Jun 2010 2:41pm

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

Lovely timing. I like it!

2 Jun 2010 3:06pm

Sugata from Newark, United States

Whenever you shoot water, you create magic! This is no exception. Great job done!

2 Jun 2010 3:20pm

@Sugata: I never shot water, but people :)) You probably thought about them :)) thx !

Susan from Sausalito, United States

Hmm. So nice Mariana- lovely faced children and then there is the pleasure on their faces.

2 Jun 2010 3:45pm

Farnaaz from Iran, Iran

I wish you a fountain of happiness ! Very good processing . So lovely framing .

2 Jun 2010 3:46pm

@Farnaaz: thanks Farnaaz . I wish all happiness of this world to these two boys :))

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

great black and white! I really like the textures, (especially of he water) and the smile and sense of happiness in the faces of the children who seem to be mesmerized by the water

2 Jun 2010 3:57pm

missparis from PARIS, France

Magnifique l'expression de ces enfants

2 Jun 2010 3:57pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Such a joyous expression!

2 Jun 2010 4:11pm

danou-yepa from Nice, France

magnifique capture , pleine de bonheur , la joie et le rire de ces enfants un vrai régal , excellent cadrage et lumière !

2 Jun 2010 4:55pm

Merilee from Tn, United States

fantastic...the images shows the happiness of a simple things....

2 Jun 2010 6:51pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

very interesting :)

2 Jun 2010 7:01pm

Fred from Manila, Philippines

Good capture on this mariana! You caught them at their happiest.

2 Jun 2010 7:18pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Kids can't resist playing with water, you have captured the enjoyment on his face . Great shot.

2 Jun 2010 7:23pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A happy shot! Such fun these guys are having. A beautiful capture, Mariana.

2 Jun 2010 7:38pm

Krunal from Mumbai, India

lovely expressions

2 Jun 2010 7:47pm

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

Lovely expressions from the kids. Very well done shot.

2 Jun 2010 7:51pm

Jean-Louis from France

Superbe photo !!
Jaime bcp le sourire de ces bambins !!

2 Jun 2010 8:24pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening, Mariana,
it is great. The children have fun at the fountain and enjoy it. The choice of color supports the scene positive. It is a stylish image. Have a nice evening and all the best. Thanks for your nice comments. Sincerely Christel

2 Jun 2010 8:30pm

BeLTxA from menorca, Spain

A very good title for a great picture.

2 Jun 2010 8:45pm

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

Fantastic! So much carefree happiness in those smiles.

2 Jun 2010 9:10pm

@Larry Lefever: they were really funny and sweet ! I had 30 minutes a great fun with them, spending all my change for the happiness, trowing money into this fountain :) thx Larry !

tataray from france, France

Un bonheur tout simple !...

2 Jun 2010 9:12pm

philippe from moselle, France

le bonheur d'un enfant se lit dans les yeux, là tu l'as très bien capté !!!

2 Jun 2010 9:16pm

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

really full of live and happyness with a superb black and white ,bravo!annisabelle

2 Jun 2010 9:17pm

peterbella from Győr, Hungary

Nice shot!

2 Jun 2010 9:31pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great capture of smiles and joy! Seems like water and children go hand in hand. It always attracts them and puts a smile on their face. The angle works well here, too.

2 Jun 2010 9:51pm

arcticfox from Anchorage, United States

Your picture evokes such wonderful feelings of happiness :)

2 Jun 2010 10:07pm

clandestine_22 from Tokyo, Japan

Such a joyous pic...looks great in monochrome!

2 Jun 2010 10:35pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Great subject .....

2 Jun 2010 10:43pm

✿ Anina ✿ from New Zealand

Awesome!!! Aren't their expression just too gorgeous! The joys of life! Great find and very well caputured (as always). I loooooveee the tones.

2 Jun 2010 10:59pm

manel from Girona, Spain

Una gran expresión de felicidad la de estos niños. El B&W, excelente.

2 Jun 2010 11:00pm

Matthew from Toronto, Canada

Great capture as usual.

3 Jun 2010 12:10am

@Matthew: As usual ? I do not remember we ever visited each other . I go to see your work now . thx a lot Matthew !

Nishith from Mumbai, India

Life exposed. Great shot Mariana

3 Jun 2010 3:40am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Happy kids, great capture!

3 Jun 2010 5:16am

Inma from Seville, Spain

fresh shot! it makes me smile :)

3 Jun 2010 8:36am

Magrat from Nordhausen, Germany

Ah yes, kids, give them a little water to play with, and they are happy and busy for hours! Wonderful, Mariana... love the splattering water as well... ;)

3 Jun 2010 4:49pm

rian from mobile, United States

it is indeed the fountain of happiness.. great work capturing this at this exact moment.. very nice shot.. :)

3 Jun 2010 5:41pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Encore un excellent instantanné.

3 Jun 2010 7:18pm

Bruno from Beauvais, France

C'est vrai que cette fontaine a l'air de rendre heureux. Excellente journée Mariana.

4 Jun 2010 4:31am

Morten Pedersen from Norway

Lovely - the kids are having fun.

4 Jun 2010 5:41pm

Mike from United States

playful and cropped/closely composed VERY well to fill the frame and make it jump out. Excellent!

5 Jun 2010 11:41pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Were I there I would join them.....

6 Jun 2010 1:28am

larans from Lund, Sweden

This one makes me really happy!

6 Jun 2010 8:05am

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

Adorable children portrait !! Love the spontaneous smiles here and the enjoying atmosphere ! :-) Well seen, well captured !

6 Jun 2010 9:47am

Marie from FRESNES, France

jolie scène.

6 Jun 2010 12:13pm

Lori from Michigan, United States

they are having such fun!! what a joyous capture! bravo!

9 Jun 2010 10:17pm

@Lori: hey Lori , thanks for all your lovely comment . I am glad you liked them .

Candid1 from Washington, DC, United States

F A N T A S T I C ! ! ! The joy expressed here in their faces transmits out and becomes very contagious!! I LOVE THIS CAPTURE!!! 5 Stars!!!!! :-)

12 Jun 2010 6:37pm

Sandra from Växjö, Sweden

WOW! what a great shot especially of the kid in the back. his facial expression is priceless! very well done mariana!

12 Jun 2010 9:04pm

metanat from mashhad, Iran

woowww i love this kids...realllyyyyyy

12 Aug 2011 6:26pm

@metanat: thanks again . hope you get a clue how this place looks like , my little girl from the last shot is from other side of fountain, where she can play with water :)