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Feelin' Feminine

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 7 July 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.


"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

*MЯG* from Tehran, Iran

yea, agree with the title ;)
well done...

7 Jul 2010 5:14am

k@ from Paris, France

Oh - she's more than beautiful... Love how she stands, so young & still so adult. The moment when you're slowly leaving childhood. And she has so much dignity in her, a natural elegance. Don't grow up to fast, sweetie, and go on considering your bath towel as a flying carpet...
(same curled hair as someone you know well ? ;) I guess she is able to become a model some day...)

7 Jul 2010 5:34am

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

I love the backlight Mariana!! and you made a beatufiul portrait of this girl! (great title too!)

7 Jul 2010 5:39am

Farnaaz from Iran, Iran

Why not ? absolutely right feeling !

7 Jul 2010 5:47am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

going on 21 !!! best...jf

7 Jul 2010 5:53am

rem_la from Villiers, France

elle va bientot faire des ravages dans la gent féminine cette petite !

7 Jul 2010 6:00am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


7 Jul 2010 6:14am

CElliottUK from United Kingdom

Lovely portrait. But it's difficult to tell how old she is, her face looks older than her body. I wonder if, in later years, this will be seen as good or bad. Dunno. Agree with the title. Well done

7 Jul 2010 6:14am

Mistral from Alsace, France

What a wonderful strong expression in her eyes .*****

7 Jul 2010 6:15am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Beautiful girl, so young, and with so much dignity and maturity already. Someone special there. You can see it. Great capture!

7 Jul 2010 6:16am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Such warmth to this image...I'm wondering what is going through her mind?
And what will life bring to her?

7 Jul 2010 6:25am

Oscar from barcelona, Spain

Wow, is an Angel! very beautiful girl!

7 Jul 2010 6:28am

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

Oh yes. She has manners of a proper young lady.

7 Jul 2010 6:44am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

gonna be a heartbreaker. such airs, ha ha ha. Good portrait mariana

7 Jul 2010 6:50am

Ekios from une des trois iles du Salut, Guyana

Oooh classy little girl with manners !! Love that !!

PS : did you touch his eyes .. ? They seems very ... clear .. ;)

7 Jul 2010 7:04am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Beautiful shot and lovely light.
Pretty light on the hair of the girl

7 Jul 2010 7:11am

Krunal from Mumbai, India

very cool portrait

7 Jul 2010 7:34am

prarthana from singapore, Singapore

beautiful portrait. great tones and light too..

7 Jul 2010 7:39am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

just wonderful very exelent portrait

7 Jul 2010 7:49am

BeLTxA from Menorca, Spain

Great picture.
You are faboluous with the b&w.

7 Jul 2010 8:19am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

oh wow.. superb.. is she going to do yoga?

7 Jul 2010 8:37am

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

Waoh !! Superb ligntning work and love the "look" you have had on this young lady ! She's really pretty and I imagine what she will become when she will be a "woman" ! :-) Excellent ! 5*

7 Jul 2010 8:43am

Anneka from Bray, Ireland

Beautiful portrait.
She has such great posture and looks so serene

7 Jul 2010 8:43am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Beautiful doll...great capture.

7 Jul 2010 9:16am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Nice capture.

7 Jul 2010 9:25am

ryse from bordeaux, France

Superbe N&B avec cette extraordinaire lumière dans les cheveux.... joli portrait.
Bonne journée

7 Jul 2010 9:36am

Ddo from Verdun, France

Elle est trés jolie, avec une classe naturelle et déjà l'air trés sérieuse !

7 Jul 2010 9:39am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW! She is beautiful - like a princess. I think she is goint to turn heads one day. :) I like the backlight and tones.

7 Jul 2010 9:52am

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

feelin'feline... A black princess...

7 Jul 2010 10:18am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A mature look. A female expression and delicious! A young woman in a world poarece be intimate and personal! Best regards, Adela

7 Jul 2010 10:26am

joshi daniel from India

truly feminine!

7 Jul 2010 11:03am

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

nicely place! good composition!

7 Jul 2010 11:08am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

So well captured ! This portrait is amazing... Well done Mariana :)

7 Jul 2010 11:34am

Sriram from Chennai, India

Lovely stuff! Quite enjoyed going through your recent pictures, Mariana. Best wishes, Sriram

7 Jul 2010 11:42am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Beautiful portrait and beautiful light.

7 Jul 2010 11:48am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderfull capture Mariana! Reflecting the transition from childhood to adult, she has a quiet inner strength about her. Well seen and captured! ;-)

7 Jul 2010 11:59am

pascale from hoeilaart, Belgium

Yes indeed!
beautiful portret

7 Jul 2010 12:05pm

LB Vision from PARIS, France

Superbe portrait, et joli lumières !! Peace !

7 Jul 2010 12:06pm

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Fantastic. She's gorgeous. Captured at the brink of young adulthood.

7 Jul 2010 12:06pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice portrait. She is shining.

7 Jul 2010 12:28pm

Jean-Luc from Lyon, France

a natural feminity and felinity. Your girl is a rare beauty , like a sunshine ! brilliant capture , S ! Kiss kiss

7 Jul 2010 12:38pm

Martin from North Platte, United States

beautifully done rim lit photo, title is perfect, she really holds your attention, another winner Mariana.

7 Jul 2010 12:43pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

So soft and lovely. The lighting is amazing to highlight this young beauty.

7 Jul 2010 1:48pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Wow..just impressive,with súch grace..beautiful shot!

7 Jul 2010 2:56pm

Susan from Sausalito, United States

She is beautiful and the photograph is stunning with its lights and darks. She looks like a young fawn.

7 Jul 2010 3:10pm

Gianny from Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakia

You did it again, Mariana. Comfortably. :) A kind of an image, where you have to thing a lot and still will never get the story. Well, I love to muse a lot. :)

7 Jul 2010 3:36pm

Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Sweden

Gorgeous light! Thanks for the tip yesterday. A very interesting approach that I will deffinitely aply. :)

7 Jul 2010 3:50pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

marvelous 5****

7 Jul 2010 4:13pm

rainboy from Nainital, India

Cuteness :D !!

7 Jul 2010 4:43pm

Marie LC from France

Nice bw treatment and beautiful model

7 Jul 2010 4:55pm

Amir Pouryousef from Tabriz, Iran

depth of focus has been selected as good as possible.
a strong look.

7 Jul 2010 4:56pm

Patrick from Belgium

Quel regard!! Superbe portrait.
Félicitations Mariana. Amitiés.

7 Jul 2010 4:56pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

What a super shot, but a pity that childhood is slowly walking away into her past.

7 Jul 2010 6:02pm

@Curly: you said it right - slowly ... so no pity , why pity ;)

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superb portrait! Beautiful light and B/W! Bravo!!!

7 Jul 2010 6:36pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

REally stunning image, great light

7 Jul 2010 6:41pm

rian from fullerton, United States

i sure like how you captured her looking all serious and lady-like.. well done.. :)

7 Jul 2010 7:23pm

@rian: so glad to see you back ;) thx Rian :)

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

And oh so innocent.

7 Jul 2010 8:19pm

@Larry Lefever: and oh, so beautifully postured, isn't she ? Her posture was what attracted me so much :) and then light and colors of her top - vivid purple and pink ;)

Charlotte Meryman from Williamsburg, MA, United States

Beautiful light, and she has such a mature face for a little girl. Very nicely done, Mariana.

7 Jul 2010 8:42pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Breathtaking light and detail, Mariana. Brilliant!

7 Jul 2010 8:46pm

Ken from United States

Pretty BW!

7 Jul 2010 8:50pm

@Ken: Bw is always pretty on my pictures, Ken . I cannot believe you did not find anything else to say for this picture of this girl . This comment really makes me very nervous !

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful monochrome processing that really highlights the sun that is cast upon her from the rear; as if there is an aura around her head. She's sitting quite prim and proper.

7 Jul 2010 8:50pm

Cruz from exurbia, United States

Beautiful on so many levels...the girl, the color, the light. Great shot!

7 Jul 2010 9:06pm

frammy from MIRAMAS, France

Well focused and well delivers, wish you a good evening

7 Jul 2010 9:15pm

@frammy: thx Frammy . Great night to you too ;)

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

so pretty ,wonderful b&w shot ,mariana !
five stars !!!
kiss !

7 Jul 2010 9:29pm

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

nice capture

may b a beautiful mannequin in the future :)

7 Jul 2010 10:37pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A small beauty! This is a beautiful portrait. The light in her hair is quite cool.

7 Jul 2010 10:48pm

Jacqueline from Montréal, Canada

the back lighting, the pose, the beautiful face... superb!

7 Jul 2010 11:00pm

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

Like shes praying :)

7 Jul 2010 11:15pm

Stéphane Thémèze from PlateFormeRonde, United States

Lovely presence. Strong expression in her eyes and attitude which make her look more mature than what she appears to be. Beautiful light in her hair. Beautiful portrait and attention.

Nite Nite Mariana

8 Jul 2010 3:02am

Lori from Michigan, United States

lovely lighting!

8 Jul 2010 3:28am

Tamara Tantrum from Southwest Florida, United States

beautiful light on her hair! very nice. :)

8 Jul 2010 3:44pm

Sugata from Newark, United States

Fantastic light!

10 Jul 2010 5:25am

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

douceur et volupté dans ce regard.
La lumière est parfaitement maitrisée, malgré le contre-jour.

10 Jul 2010 8:13pm

Stef from in my head, France

sublime portrait, une trés jolie jeune fille, superbe gestion du n&b mariana, bravo^^

11 Jul 2010 9:32am

POmme from France

Très joli portrait :)

12 Jul 2010 9:19pm

Madeleine from Montréal, Canada

It's hard to choose a favourite among all the amazing photos you take, but I think this one is the one that sparks off the strongest feelings for me.

13 Jul 2010 3:12pm

Basile Pesso from Paris, City of Aminus, France

Beautiful portrait with a great light and processing.

5 Jun 2012 2:10pm

@Basile Pesso: yes... she is gorgeous ... and she was so aware of her beauty .. i think she so me with camera and was posing a little bit , pretending not to see me ;)

Basile Pesso from Paris, City of Aminus, France

Yes, it looks like !

5 Jun 2012 2:17pm