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Village Woman

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 20 March 2011 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.


My favorite picture today is ●indiano con pipa● by carlyteen

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/60 second F/4.0 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

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A friendly face with lots of character. Those eyes have seen many things but her spirit is bright. A wonderful portrait.

20 Mar 2011 5:39am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Yes, a friendly spirit here...a beautiful portrait. :-)

20 Mar 2011 6:05am

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

character plus in this portrait, very nice...

20 Mar 2011 6:16am

PATRICK from miramas, France


20 Mar 2011 6:16am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Fabulous portrait.

20 Mar 2011 6:26am

NaDu from Köln, Germany

Possibly also from Bosnia? A woman whose social channels are wide open despite of the age and not blocked as with those I usually meet.

20 Mar 2011 6:34am

@NaDu: not from Bosnia... from the same village you saw yesterday, in Serbia !

Jyoti from Mumbai, India

excellent her smile

20 Mar 2011 6:48am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Super portrait, Mariana.

20 Mar 2011 7:10am

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

superbe portrait , bravo

20 Mar 2011 7:29am

Morten Pedersen from Norway

Wonderful colours and a very sharp picture.

20 Mar 2011 7:29am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

A wonderful portrait

20 Mar 2011 7:42am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Full of character

20 Mar 2011 8:15am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Un superbe portrait ! Je te souhaite un agréable dimanche

20 Mar 2011 8:33am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wonderful portrait and the eyes reveal so much character.

20 Mar 2011 8:38am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

great portrait and nice old woman

20 Mar 2011 8:40am

wolfen from France

Un beau portrait naturel et instantané !! j'aime bcp ces prortraits riches d'histoire !
Bon dimanche

20 Mar 2011 8:52am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Excellent character portrait

20 Mar 2011 9:14am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

an excellent strong portrait

20 Mar 2011 9:28am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

The time spent has marked the face. Superb picture with strong colors and contrasts of magnificent. Good sunday

20 Mar 2011 9:58am

guillaume from Paris, France

Impressive portray !

20 Mar 2011 10:11am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Beautiful portrait, I bet she could tell some stories about her life?

20 Mar 2011 11:22am

Ioanaz from Bucharest, Romania

great expressive portrait!

20 Mar 2011 11:28am

Franz from Baden, Austria

a very personal and expressive portrait of this old lady (who looks like the friends of my grandmother's used to look). magnificent tonality and processing!

20 Mar 2011 11:43am

STEED from Somewhere, France

A lot of character in this Face marked by Life...

20 Mar 2011 12:28pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

gente sencilla, gente sincera, gente sufrida...............excelente mariana

20 Mar 2011 1:33pm

Oscar from BCN, Spain

Terrific details.

20 Mar 2011 1:36pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Beautiful portrait! Amazing details of her face.

20 Mar 2011 2:10pm

Bill Brown from California, United States

Excellent portrait! I bet there are many stories behind that expression.

20 Mar 2011 2:11pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A face with character! A beautiful portrait Mariana! ;-)

20 Mar 2011 2:21pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

An amazing face! Life and each chapter of her own, all there in the eyes and her memories. Great portrait.

20 Mar 2011 2:34pm

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Hello, you!
You're becoming familiar here!
Nice smile and still this sparkling light in her eyes.

20 Mar 2011 2:36pm

Tanay from Mumbai, India

Her smile says a lot,beautiful warm and loving!

20 Mar 2011 2:37pm

Carina maria itati soriano from Tres Arroyos, Argentina

Hi Mariana!i like it very much..fabulous portrairt and colours..

20 Mar 2011 2:45pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland


Merveilleux portrait de cette dame, quel rendu nsur son visage, quelle attitude, super.

Bravo et maitié


20 Mar 2011 3:59pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

beautiful portrait ,very nice smile !!natural !
kiss !

20 Mar 2011 4:00pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful portrait. Looks like a kind lady ... :)

20 Mar 2011 4:25pm

alex centrella from California, United States

i love your processing..fits the image ..

20 Mar 2011 4:27pm

larhune64 from AHETZE, France

Wonderfull , great portrait !! Félicitations

20 Mar 2011 4:33pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

Great portrait :)

20 Mar 2011 4:52pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

A great portrait and smile a happy one today ;-)

20 Mar 2011 5:12pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Wonderful portrait. She looks like such a truly happy woman!

20 Mar 2011 5:42pm

Kenny from Eastsound, United States

Nice capture of character and mood.

20 Mar 2011 5:43pm

Pascale. from La Bonneville sur Iton, France

superb portrait!I love the kind smile and glance of this woman.

20 Mar 2011 5:53pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Very expressive portrait ! Well done ! Have a great sunday :)

20 Mar 2011 6:00pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Lovely portrait, I would highlight her expressiveness.

20 Mar 2011 6:06pm

PixeLuz from Vitória, Brazil

The portrait of a woman who has lived a lot (of events, emotions, joys, pains...).

20 Mar 2011 6:45pm

laurence from Clermont-ferrand, France

Joli portrait !

20 Mar 2011 6:51pm

Williams from Nova Scotia, Canada

A lovely portrait, I'd like to have a conversation with this woman.

20 Mar 2011 7:02pm

@Williams: If only I know to write well, I could write a novel of her life . I know this woman since my childhood when was visiting my grandma in this village. One even cannot imagine her hard life based on this portrait .

Lilly from La Ménitré, France

Wonderful smiling portrait !!

20 Mar 2011 7:23pm

carlyteen from Islas Canarias, Spain

Excellent as always, and this portrait is really lovely

20 Mar 2011 7:40pm

Krunal from Mumbai, India

wonderful portrait

20 Mar 2011 7:48pm

thami from Morocco

Un portrait criant de vérité!

20 Mar 2011 7:54pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Lovely portrait!

20 Mar 2011 8:05pm

30065 - Javier Martín from Barcelona, Spain

Excellent portrait again

20 Mar 2011 8:10pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A nice portrait. I like her smile.

20 Mar 2011 8:42pm

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Buen retrato,muy bien aprovechada la luz.Saludos.

20 Mar 2011 9:30pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Your portraits really show the character of the subject -----------this is another excellent picture.

20 Mar 2011 9:52pm

Gérard Méry from Saint-Cyr sur Loire, France

magnifique je suis fan de portraits ..quel traitement ? "Light Zone " ?

20 Mar 2011 9:57pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

fantastic portrait, Mariana

20 Mar 2011 10:17pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Another great portrait. The contrast is just perfect.

20 Mar 2011 10:57pm

Dokmateo from madird, Spain

Gorgeous portrait Mariana and nice choice of framing! =)

21 Mar 2011 12:09am

BBM from Sussex, United Kingdom

Super portrait!!

21 Mar 2011 12:10am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice face expression.

21 Mar 2011 12:38am

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

She looks so happy... lovely shot.

21 Mar 2011 12:51am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Interesting portrait.

21 Mar 2011 2:10am

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

fine details n expression. i like

21 Mar 2011 2:46am

Gabriel Clemente from Albufeira, Portugal

A portrait of a lady with millions of stories. Here in Portugal there are many ladies alike. Great photo. Congratulations

21 Mar 2011 4:11am

Kat from Lorraine, France

great portrait !

21 Mar 2011 6:37am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Intensive and yet very sensitive. Marvellous portrait of an interesting face. There must be so many words to listen at.

21 Mar 2011 8:22am

Julie from Easton, United States

A really wonderful portrait!

21 Mar 2011 1:51pm

Tom from Stekene, Belgium

Impressive portrait

21 Mar 2011 2:15pm

@Tom: thanks Tom

L'explorateur from Vancouver, Canada

Oh my God, this woman tremendously looks like my grandma, who's not anymore with us. I can read the same goodness of heart in her eyes.

21 Mar 2011 4:20pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

Great framing for this portrait of the old smiling woman. Beautiful!
have a nice day.

21 Mar 2011 7:32pm

Mike from United States

Another beautiful portrait. A wise woman with stories I bet.

22 Mar 2011 2:18am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Lovely smile...

22 Mar 2011 2:48am

Anthony Thomason Photography from Phoenix, United States


25 Mar 2011 5:49pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fabulous face. outstanding capture

26 Mar 2011 4:08pm

1/60 second
ISO 400
75 mm