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Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 28 July 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

My Son :)

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"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

Sriraam Kalingarayar from Chennai, India

Wonderful.... Wonderful portrait... Great

28 Jul 2010 5:17am

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

A fantastic portrait - close up & personal.

28 Jul 2010 5:28am

rem_la from Villiers, France

superbe ce portrait en noir et blanc !

28 Jul 2010 5:30am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

Eyes in the eyes... Beautiful portrait, what a look!

28 Jul 2010 5:32am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

practically perfect!!!!!!!!!!

28 Jul 2010 5:34am

Tom DFR from Paris, France

just one word to describe this portrait : F A B U L E U X !
lovely tones, processing, frame, contrast ... congrats !!

28 Jul 2010 5:42am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

A fantastic portrait

28 Jul 2010 5:42am

Marie LC from France

Un des plus beaux portraits que j'ai pu voir sur Aminus. *****

28 Jul 2010 5:48am

@Marie LC: thanks a lot . your comment makes me very proud mom :)

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Un portrait de toute beauté... bravo

28 Jul 2010 5:59am

k@ from Paris, France

A super sweet smile in the eyes, excellent portrait. The background all blackened is not my cup of tea but i suppose the natural backdrop must have been way too "busy" for you & you chose to isolate this super face processing it. Well done, though, & great B&W. The eye-contact is superb !

28 Jul 2010 5:59am

@k@: These are Mom's ( I mean my eyes :)))

STEED from Somewhere, France

Strong and Perfect.....The instant so personal between Photographer and Photographed......Fabulous...

28 Jul 2010 6:00am

@STEED: it should be like that .. mom and son :)

iren from tehran, Iran

wow!a wonderful portrait whit the sweet smile!bravo mariana!

28 Jul 2010 6:09am

@iren: thx Iren :)

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

a man's eyes are the mirror of his soul... A great portrait Mariana!

28 Jul 2010 6:10am

QB from Canada

A very mysterious smile indeed... the masculine Mona Lisa.

28 Jul 2010 6:14am

@QB: ha ha .. cool comment ... lucky Fedja - he will be glad to read these lovely comments :) I, as a Mom , am glad too ;)

Julie from Easton, United States

Very nice portrait indeed!

28 Jul 2010 6:18am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Joli portrait ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

28 Jul 2010 6:23am

Ginnie from Netherlands

Fedja has a story to tell, Mariana. I'd love to hear/read it.

28 Jul 2010 6:31am

@Ginnie: Fedja would like to say - Mom, please, leave me alone, I do not like you taking pictures of me , especially when I am not shaved :)) See his look, the same as mine when I do not like something :)

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

I like his expression...great tones...superb portrait!

28 Jul 2010 6:33am

Paco Rubio from Barcelona, Spain

Muy bueno!!

28 Jul 2010 6:34am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

One of those portraits that certify the high quality of a photographer. Great expression and detail. The eyes speak :)

28 Jul 2010 6:44am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

A beautiful light on what magnificent portrait. A very professional work!! Beautiful day.

28 Jul 2010 6:46am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

great details. i like this

28 Jul 2010 6:52am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Lovely portrait and post!

28 Jul 2010 6:52am

ryse from bordeaux, France

Un regard puissant , pénétrant ....
Un N & B puissant , pénétrant , intense ....
Puissante Une photo , pénétrante , intense , tonifiante ....
5 * pour cette jolie prestation !
Bonne journée

28 Jul 2010 7:57am

Mohsen from Tehran, Iran

Great portrait

28 Jul 2010 7:59am

ryse from bordeaux, France

Oups ! pourquoi mes mots se sont-ils mélangés ?
Je repépète depuis l'début :
Un regard puissant, pénétrant...
Un N&N puissant, pénétrant, intense...
Une photo puissante, pénétrante, intense, tonifiante...
5* pour cette jolie prestation !
Bonne journée

28 Jul 2010 7:59am

Babzy from Besançon, France

great B&W portrait :)

28 Jul 2010 8:01am

BeLTxA from Menorca, Spain

atractiva mirada en blanco y negro.

28 Jul 2010 8:02am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

This B&W portrait is really nice

28 Jul 2010 8:03am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Interesting portrait of Fedja ... a lovely face! You very well captured his spirit and his eyes speaks! Perfect POV! I love the contrast and the perfection of his face full of details and textures! Very good photography friend! Best regards, Adela

28 Jul 2010 8:03am

Emmeji from France

Joli portrait ! joli regard ce garçon !

28 Jul 2010 8:10am

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Excellent portrait, those eyes have own voice

28 Jul 2010 8:44am

@El pare: everyone say - these eyes are my eyes ;) thx El pare :)

Farnaaz from Iran, Iran

Good portrait . Very good like and top of everything a very good feeling .

28 Jul 2010 8:49am

Jacqueline from Montréal, Canada

Coming out of darkness, those brilliant eyes have something to tell us...

28 Jul 2010 8:53am

saeed from Malaysia

Great shot.congratulation you've a rich portfolio. I got that people are outstanding in your works.

28 Jul 2010 8:58am

larry from somewhere in, Singapore

Hi Mariana. Love the details and sharpness in this one.

28 Jul 2010 9:00am

Ekios from une des trois iles du salut, Guyana

Very nice and tender :)

28 Jul 2010 9:10am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

A fantastic portrait in b/w.....perfect light

28 Jul 2010 9:19am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

EXCELLENT!!! I can see this in an art gallery! The lighting with the dark background is simply superb!! Everything is perfect, from the composition to the contrast. BRAVO!!!
I really like his eyes - such a soft tender look. It seems like happy eyes although he's not smiling.

28 Jul 2010 9:35am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Nicely soft lit detailed close up portrait

28 Jul 2010 9:48am

Stu from Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Absolutely magnificent portrait! Wonderful mood and tones. Bravo!

28 Jul 2010 10:13am

Marcie from Newton, United States

Wonderful portrait. Love the perfect simplicity.

28 Jul 2010 11:20am

Ken from United States

candid and real.

28 Jul 2010 11:44am

Metti from shiraz, Iran

Very beautifulshot and nice light... 5*****

28 Jul 2010 11:46am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Great portrait!

28 Jul 2010 11:53am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

superbe protrait avec une gestion des lumières très pro !

28 Jul 2010 12:10pm

Morten Pedersen from Norway

Your portaits are the best!

28 Jul 2010 12:10pm

Marie from Belgium

Pretty portrait, detail, shade, light… I like much


28 Jul 2010 12:12pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Excellent portrait, I like the use of light and the contrast.

28 Jul 2010 12:34pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Looks nice guy. I like the background all blackened. It is suitable for him.

28 Jul 2010 12:46pm

@Hiro: I like black background too ;)) Thx Hiro .

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

A wondrful portrait and thwe look is gentle. Nothing detracts from your subject - focus on the beauty Very nice image Marian!

28 Jul 2010 12:50pm

Dilwenn from Bordeaux, France

Our children are always most beautiful with the eyes of a mom:) but Fedja has something more in the glance…
"Children are what they are made"
In french : "les chiens ne font pas des chats" :)

28 Jul 2010 12:59pm

@Dilwenn: thx . that is very lovely :)

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

Great shot, Mariana. Perfect tones for BW.

28 Jul 2010 1:08pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

Nice b/w portrait

28 Jul 2010 1:11pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

A very handsome man. He has penetrating eyes.

28 Jul 2010 1:11pm

@john4jack: the same as mine ;)) ha ha he is my son ;)

k@ from Paris, France

Wow, your son ! Even better portrait, Mariana ! But how old is he ? Superb ! (the second one is his twin, that's right ? Bravo !)

28 Jul 2010 1:18pm

@k@: They will be 28 on Aug 3th :) Soon . Was planing to post a picture of them together, but never have a chance to take this picture . Fedja lives in Toronto, and when he comes here, he do not like me taking pictures of him or with Pedja :)) Pedja is even worse than him .

Earl from Salisbury, NC, United States

An absolutely wonderful portrait and a wonderful face -- such deep soulful eyes. You and he must both be proud.

28 Jul 2010 1:25pm

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

An excellent portrait of this handsome young man. Fine work, Mariana.

28 Jul 2010 1:26pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Cool shot of cool guy... Hi FEDJI

28 Jul 2010 1:29pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

a fantastic portrait

28 Jul 2010 1:30pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

WOW Mariana! This is an incredible portrait--very handsome man. I can't stop looking at his eyes.

28 Jul 2010 1:31pm

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

a real lovely portrait!!!!!!:)

28 Jul 2010 1:53pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

nice portrait :)

28 Jul 2010 2:18pm

Don from spokane, United States

A fine portrait. I like the effectiveness of a closely cropped image plus the deep treatment which gives the shot a very dramatic fee.

28 Jul 2010 2:18pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

and what a handsome son you have!!! Love the detail and B&W on this. Perfect!! : )

28 Jul 2010 2:34pm

Phil David Alexander Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

A great picture of a likeable looking fella.

28 Jul 2010 3:21pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Great B&W portrait ! The tones are wonderful !

28 Jul 2010 3:22pm

@Tamara: thx Tamara :)

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow, Mariana. What a gorgeous b/w portrait, and so wonderful to meet your son. You capture him perfectly. There's love in your shot and love in his eyes. This is very very beautiful, perfectly executed and emotional, too.

28 Jul 2010 3:22pm

@Bettina: ha ha .. you are cool with your comment . hey, I get his picture once in a year, so i needed to do my best to get it well ;)) he still did not see it , and I know 100 % he is not going to like it . he will say he looks old, well... with this processing he really looks much older and with his now very dark tan :)

ghost11 from Brazil

he is very easy to look on with your eyes. @@

28 Jul 2010 3:29pm

@ghost11: thx Gost 11 :) where is your link ?

Krunal from Mumbai, India

lovely b&w, very nice portrait

28 Jul 2010 3:55pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super portrait

28 Jul 2010 4:01pm

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Wonderful portrait Mariana! I think he has your eyes???

28 Jul 2010 4:03pm

Magrat from Nordhausen, Germany

Mom's eyes.... as I read... and such a beautiful face, Mariana! Lovely portrait... :)

Wish you a wonderful day... I'm still a bit short of time, but I will take a longer look now at you last pictures at least... to keep on track with you. :)

28 Jul 2010 4:16pm

Sara from Jackson, WI, United States

Nice shadows and detail...he has a very pleasant look...shining eyes and laid back smile...:)

28 Jul 2010 4:21pm

pixator from kerman, Iran

Great portrait!

28 Jul 2010 4:40pm

Joket from teh, Iran

Really Feeling.

28 Jul 2010 5:12pm

Vagalume from Barcelona, Spain

Luz perfecta...

28 Jul 2010 5:13pm

@Vagalume: thx a lot . I really loved your musician a few weeks/ months ago ;)

Mhelene from Paris, France

A splendid portrait !

28 Jul 2010 5:24pm

Mistral from Alsace, France

Very nice portrait.

28 Jul 2010 5:25pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

A very good portrait.

28 Jul 2010 5:30pm

Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Sweden

WOW! Great portrait! Handsome son! Congrats!

28 Jul 2010 5:37pm

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

A very beautiful page layout, perfect tonality, well in you, Roland

28 Jul 2010 5:41pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

wow ! what a beautiful guy and portrait Mariana ! you can be proud of him ! congrats ! I love this BW and natural shot !

28 Jul 2010 5:52pm

Hamed from tehran, Iran

Nice shot.. thanks

28 Jul 2010 6:34pm

danou-yepa from Nice, France

wow perfect potrait !!! great contrast and light , 5*

28 Jul 2010 6:36pm

philippe from moselle, France

superbe portait, rien de tel d'un noir et blanc bien géré pour des rendus de toutes beautés, c'est parfait Mariana....

28 Jul 2010 7:15pm

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Exceptional portrait!

28 Jul 2010 7:32pm

oriol from Sant Cugat del Vallès, Catalonia, Spain

Nice portrait, Mariana. It reminds me the pictures of old Zen masters... Glare and transparent, the half smile on his lips ... A lovely image.

28 Jul 2010 8:35pm

@oriol: Thx a lot Oriol ;)

Jaol from Gijon, Spain

In spite of the short focal length of the objective you've got a very nice portrait. Black and white has been a good decission. Bravo.

28 Jul 2010 8:40pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Great light and tone.

28 Jul 2010 8:47pm

Oscar from barcelona, Spain

Very nicce shot. Beautiful eyes!!!

28 Jul 2010 8:59pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Very good portrait! Wished my father could do this, too! :-)

28 Jul 2010 9:04pm

@MadScientist: you are so sweet :)

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

...or my mother! ;-)

28 Jul 2010 9:04pm

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

Good portrait!!

28 Jul 2010 9:29pm

Carmen from Madrid, Spain

Ohhh! Great portrait! Il a l'amour dans ses yeux.

28 Jul 2010 10:50pm

jan from Barcelona, Azerbaijan

great portrait in bw. felicidades.

28 Jul 2010 10:51pm

Akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful light and portrait of your son.

28 Jul 2010 11:07pm

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

You have a handsome son Mariana, he has a friendly face too. A superb B&W portrait.

28 Jul 2010 11:11pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

just perfect/

29 Jul 2010 12:37am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente retrato, interesante expresión en el rostro, muy buena!!

29 Jul 2010 1:27am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A beautiful portrait with great work with light and shadow to make this more dramatic. I love the reflections in his eyes and the tilt of his head.

29 Jul 2010 2:44am

Jeremie from Brooklyn, New York, United States

Beautiful portrait, nice DoF and I particularly like the black background. Is it a studio kind of shot or did you shoot him right at the entrance of a dark room, lit by the natural light?

29 Jul 2010 3:12am

@Jeremie: yes, you are right . I was on a balcony, he was was inside , in a living room ;) Thx Jeremie !

Susan from Sausalito, United States

This says worlds...Such a fine face, a gentleness. This is a portrait to remember. I'm awe struck.

29 Jul 2010 3:19am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

Stunning work! Beautifully done! WOW!

29 Jul 2010 3:28am

@Wild Mustang Photography: thanks a lot :)

Mehdi from Tehran, Iran

Very nice portrait...

29 Jul 2010 5:41am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

This is a handsome and touching portrait, Mariana.
Lovely of you to post this wonderful image of your son. :-)

29 Jul 2010 6:23am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Wonderful portrait in B&W. Nice lighting !

29 Jul 2010 8:58am

Jose Luis Bernal from Jerez Fra, Spain

Bonito retrato. Excelente B+W. Felicidades

29 Jul 2010 4:06pm

Bruce EIFFEL from Lyon, France

A very beautiful glance!
You have to be very fiere in having a son as must him be very proud to have a mom as you!
Photo very sensual and printed by love.
Best regards

29 Jul 2010 7:22pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A handsome portrait of your son. He has riveting eyes. This is your best portrait ever! Bravo!

29 Jul 2010 10:25pm

rian from fullerton, United States

you got a good looking son, and that's a wonderful portrait shot you got of him too.. :)

29 Jul 2010 11:57pm

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

nice and good portrait of your son. Congratulations !!

30 Jul 2010 10:51am

Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

He has had one of the most difficult times of his life .. he is sensitively warm hearted and kind . he owns a good mother there in his eyes is the reflection of your love.

i read it all in his face

31 Jul 2010 2:18am

Sonia from Bari, Italy

Great portrait!!!!

31 Jul 2010 9:31am

jhcibils from Berlin, Germany

like Sonia. Gratulations

31 Jul 2010 12:24pm

Thierry Masson from orly, France

great portrait

31 Jul 2010 5:21pm

Monte Stevens from Westerville, United States

A handsome man and I assume looks like his father. I like the black and white and the little smile he offers us.

1 Aug 2010 12:05pm

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

wow! full of tenderness...With these eyes, he could be a poet...(And what eyes!!!...)

3 Aug 2010 9:27pm

Stef from in my head, France

rien à dire, si ce n est que voilà un style et un portrait ou tu devrais plus t approfondir, t es douée pour capter le regard et l attention, bravo ^^

8 Aug 2010 3:44pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Superb portrait !!!

5 Oct 2010 10:46am

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ISO 200
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