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Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 14 October 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.


A comment from Jim H.
"If that is just one shot, it proves you have a magical gift."

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/200 second F/5.6 ISO 400 75 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

NaDu from Köln, Germany

2 strong portraits in one: the living girl wins with her expressive maybe fearing expressing. Exiting photo.

14 Oct 2010 5:22am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

cracking image, nice one

14 Oct 2010 5:41am

kinshuk from mumbai, India

hey love this pic! good clutter

14 Oct 2010 5:50am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Wonderful shot with great composition and colors. Great!

14 Oct 2010 6:18am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hou! Hou! there was someone !!!!! Splendid and brilliant image. 5 * Nice day.

14 Oct 2010 6:18am

STEED from Somewhere, France

Superb Shot ....The opposition and reunion of the two faces is the Force of Your picture.....EXCELLENT !!!

14 Oct 2010 6:19am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Jolie composition ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

14 Oct 2010 6:51am

Farnaaz from Iran, Iran

Sometimes I think I know what is your shots secret ! Waiting in a right place !!
Bravo .

14 Oct 2010 6:53am

@Farnaaz: no, no waiting , i am too much impatient . an eye , and only eye is important in photography and i think I got a good one :)

Paco Rubio from Barcelona, Spain

Un composición original y divertida. Un saludo!

14 Oct 2010 6:55am

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

A powerful image. Superb juxtaposition of two portraits. By the way I have a special post today honoring the Chilean miners.

14 Oct 2010 7:06am

fereshteh from Iran

Bravo ..

14 Oct 2010 7:34am

piet from Bruges, Belgium

superb presentation

14 Oct 2010 7:44am

Mhelene from Paris, France

A fabulous composition !

14 Oct 2010 7:48am

Jean-Louis from Nîmes, France

Excellente photo !!
J'aime bcp ces reflets !
Bonne journée **

14 Oct 2010 8:21am

thami from Fès, Morocco

Excellent ce télescopage entre les deux mondes !
Bonne journée lumineuse!

14 Oct 2010 8:55am

P. Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

One of your masterpieces, sometimes I so connect with your photos and
this is one of them.

14 Oct 2010 9:04am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India


14 Oct 2010 9:07am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Hi Mariana, hope you are well, i'm back off my travels now and have come to look at your wonderful image, love the expression on her face and your distinctive style

14 Oct 2010 9:12am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Wide open for you. Mariana! A wonderful image full of reflections and give the possibility to invest a lot of stories! Excellent expression of the woman in front! Best regards friend! Adela

14 Oct 2010 9:28am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Fantastic, the two expressions, I can't figure what the real one means.

14 Oct 2010 9:30am

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Great play between reflections and realty, poster and living people, eyes and looks. I love, Mariana, this sort of pictures.

14 Oct 2010 9:32am

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Bonitos reflejos.Me gusta mucho la foto,está tomada en el momento justo.Saludos Mariana.

14 Oct 2010 9:37am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Excellent interplay

14 Oct 2010 9:55am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Gamourised advertising...and reality

14 Oct 2010 10:23am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

une excellente réalisation !!
la magie fonctionne !!:) 5*

14 Oct 2010 10:33am

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Very original and fun this capture, congratulations!

14 Oct 2010 10:34am

69mil from On the road, Argentina

Excellent image, the reflection and the situation captured, well done
Good day

14 Oct 2010 10:54am

Jaap from Friesland, Netherlands

Nice interaction between the two.

14 Oct 2010 11:45am

Klaus from Germany

good combination ... in PS it's named multiply .. well done

14 Oct 2010 12:12pm

@Klaus: that is nothing else but cool reflection ;)

Jurgen from Sydney, Australia

great capture, wonderful expression on her (the real one) face

14 Oct 2010 12:17pm

Journey Photographic from Australia

Great capture - love the contrast between the two faces!

14 Oct 2010 12:20pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5****

14 Oct 2010 12:24pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Interesting contrast between the two.

14 Oct 2010 12:25pm

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

good moment, expression n story

14 Oct 2010 12:33pm

Fraucha from Bila Tserkva, Ukraine

Very nice! Ya know I ought to take my polarizer off once in a while....

14 Oct 2010 12:53pm

ripple from Nottingham, United Kingdom

Nice capture

14 Oct 2010 12:58pm

David from Avranches, France

Grea tshot well spotted.

14 Oct 2010 1:18pm

Jacqueline from Montréal, Canada

you must be so quick to catch those expressions... the black girl is also very beautiful !

14 Oct 2010 1:38pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

What a great reflective reflection if you know what I mean. The exprssions on the lady looking in vs the model looking out are quite different...and this is just simply a fantastic capture of the lady's face...wonderful Mariana!

14 Oct 2010 1:44pm

@Denny Jump Photo: thanks Denny !

Richard T from Leicester, United Kingdom

I can't abide old ladies who have blue rinse perms. I immediatley think of retired English ladies who have such coloured effects as unstylish Tories' (they are the wrong end of the political spectrum for me) ...though I expect they are very good at making iced buns from a ready-made package.
Now your lady has a more stylish blue tint perm and yet she fails miserably because of her excess of dandruff floating in her curly locks. Worse still it's black dandruff :-).
Enough from grumpy ol' me who has just returned to Leicester for one day before wizzing off for another week .
Now your recent black and white series is excellent ...... By the way I have to inform you that I'm not a big tit man ;-)


14 Oct 2010 2:14pm

@Richard T: hey, hey you :)) Nice to hear from you . You are a real traveler !

JJ from Jersey City, United States

you have such a good eye for capturing such interesting street shots

14 Oct 2010 2:23pm

Shelle from Washington State, United States

Love this shot!!

14 Oct 2010 2:24pm

Lyl and Roll from Besançon, France

J'aime bien l'expression....
Bonne fin de journée.

14 Oct 2010 2:44pm

marc from Granby, Canada

nice compo.I love her facial expression....

14 Oct 2010 2:51pm

Bishop from Houston, United States

love the contrast between the two faces... very Orwellian feel to the image. :)

14 Oct 2010 2:54pm

Fokkio from Netherlands

Great shot. Are this two pictures in one or is this in a window? I don''t know, but it's a beautiful expressive picture.

14 Oct 2010 3:15pm

Julie from Easton, United States

Love this shot, it is amazing how you seem to just "catch" these photos!

14 Oct 2010 3:23pm

@Julie: once you get used to the street photography all these scenes are coming to you themselves . i was in countryside yesterday afternoon trying to catch a little bit of awesome Ontario FAll, so pretty and colorful, and I did not come back with more than 2-3 good fotos. Isn't that funny ? All is in a practice :)

mike from Cap d'Agde, France

2 into 1. Excellent!

14 Oct 2010 4:06pm

myky from London, Canada

Great image...a study in contrasts.

14 Oct 2010 4:21pm

@myky: thanks myky ;)

ImpréVUS from Dijon, France

two women, dynamic and modern, two strong presences; letterings boost the picture.

14 Oct 2010 4:52pm

Gianny from Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakia

Well done, Mariana. Beautiful contrast between plastic "sci-fi" models and the real life of the streets. One of the favourites for this week. :)

14 Oct 2010 4:53pm

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Super moment Mariana!! The moment and how the woman looks is fabulous! Love it!!

14 Oct 2010 5:02pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

Yes, you really do have a great eye for the shot M. A very cool frame that simply works so well.

14 Oct 2010 5:35pm

Oscar from Perpignan, France

fantastic expresión. two faces, two expresions,two wolrds

14 Oct 2010 5:41pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Super shot - I also want that lovely blue hair style:)

14 Oct 2010 6:33pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

mariana, eres fabulosa .............un abrazo pablo

14 Oct 2010 6:39pm

Dave Hill from United Kingdom

You captured the shot perfectly.

14 Oct 2010 7:01pm

Alfredo Jimenez Casimiro from Burgos, Spain


14 Oct 2010 7:05pm

Sara from Jackson, WI, United States

Interesting expressions on both women...nice tones and highlights

14 Oct 2010 7:14pm

R.J.Dee from Ettlingen, Germany

turning away from her former idol with mistrust ... a fine reflection

14 Oct 2010 7:20pm

@R.J.Dee: and you are turning away and coming back all the time ;)) Always pleasure to see you back .

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Sometimes, an image creates her own perfection. This is a cracker and you were right there on your toes to catch it. Superb.

14 Oct 2010 7:25pm


Superbe photo!J'adore!
Amitiés de France:CLAIRE

14 Oct 2010 8:06pm

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

Wonderful textures and I love the muted colors. Very nice.

14 Oct 2010 8:09pm

Oli from Nismes, Belgium

Great composition

14 Oct 2010 8:13pm

Willem from Netherlands

Fantastic expressions and focus

14 Oct 2010 8:23pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An excellent image of these two fashionable women, one real and one not. Brilliant work!

14 Oct 2010 9:04pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

Nice one

14 Oct 2010 10:03pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

excellent. i love the expression on her face.

14 Oct 2010 11:04pm

Enzo Giorgio Ros from Lausanne, Switzerland

Magnifique instantané: composition, idée du reflet avec juxtaposition des visages et la richesse des expressions

14 Oct 2010 11:11pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Perfect composition incorporating their reflections close together.

14 Oct 2010 11:25pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

This is a cool interaction between the 2 women overlapping. Beautiful reflections and I like the expression of the woman carrying a backpack.

14 Oct 2010 11:33pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Love the layers in this.

15 Oct 2010 2:09am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Excellent capture ! I like these "double" images, nice reflections...the clarity is awesome.

15 Oct 2010 2:10am

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

She can't believe what she's seeing..... or maybe the price has shocked her. Excellent captured shot.

15 Oct 2010 2:22am

Ginnie from Netherlands

Fabulous juxtaposition, Mariana!

15 Oct 2010 3:12am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Now that is an interesting shot.

15 Oct 2010 3:40am

Nitin from Shanghai, China

Fabulous shot - the composition is so perfect - the looks and the expressions - the irony between the two and yet the connection. Lovely picture!

15 Oct 2010 4:41am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

BRAVO! One of your best shots, in my opinion. The "two" women in this image are marvelous contrasts.
I love this reflection and the wonderful quality of color, light and design!!

15 Oct 2010 5:01am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

The slightly overexposed image of the lady looking in the window works so well.

15 Oct 2010 2:25pm

@Nigel: that is her reflection in a glass :)

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

Wow this would be great on a billboard!

15 Oct 2010 3:30pm

Ekios from Une des trois iles du Salut, Guyana

Nice !

15 Oct 2010 4:10pm

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

great one, Mariana

15 Oct 2010 4:27pm

Peter from Moonbeam, Canada

Just fabulous composition Mariana.....i do like it a lot....peter:)

15 Oct 2010 9:23pm

Carmen from Madrid, Spain

Great, great. You are a genius! I like very much!

15 Oct 2010 11:59pm

Hadi from Shiraz, Iran

Superb capture!!!

16 Oct 2010 5:20pm

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

Yeah...and diffrent looks,
Goood job, Bravooo. : ))

17 Oct 2010 12:25am

Shoti from Manila, Philippines

brilliant! i love the moment, the most. she's caught in awe. great find!

17 Oct 2010 12:52am

AnneCphotography from somewhere over the rainbow, Switzerland

The attitude is excellent !!!! You really make great pics you know ??? Have a nice sunday dear Mariana !!

17 Oct 2010 7:57am

@AnneCphotography: I know, thanks Anne . Great Sunday to you too ;)

POBSB from Tilburg, Netherlands

LOVE!!! this one!

17 Oct 2010 11:22am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

No chance of big hair! Funny!

17 Oct 2010 11:49am

Véronique from Here & Now, France

Excellent !

17 Oct 2010 1:08pm

Marian Laura from New York/(also Hong Kong), United States

good capture Mariana!

18 Oct 2010 10:01am

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

5 ***** Magnifique.

18 Oct 2010 9:37pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

G E N I A L !!!!! me encanta esta foto!

20 Oct 2010 12:35am

@Isidro: Hey ya :) Thanks for all THESE comments . You disappear and appear on AM3 from time to time ;)

Gilles from Entre Bussy et Bruxelles, France

Very smart use of the reflection ... great shot

21 Oct 2010 7:44pm

tce76 from Saint laurent de brèvedent, France

Tu es vraiment une championne des clichés de rue.

25 Oct 2010 7:04pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

very well seen.

30 Oct 2010 9:10pm

Gildas from Montreuil-sous-Bois, France

Une harmonie de couleurs en douceur.

13 Nov 2010 9:29pm

1/200 second
ISO 400
75 mm