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Amish Girl

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 24 April 2011 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.


April, 2011
St.Jacobs, Ontario

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/400 second F/7.1 ISO 400 170 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

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Beautiful portraits Mariana. The contrast is so poignant.

24 Apr 2011 5:02am

PATRICK from miramas, France


24 Apr 2011 5:10am

Chantal from TERHEIJDEN, Netherlands

Amish girl, still a culture we know little about

Happy Easter!

24 Apr 2011 5:31am

STEED from D, France

From another time..........I Love this picture,as up from "Tess d'Uberville" or Bronte's Sisters books....

24 Apr 2011 5:33am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

A fabulous capture! The experience of life and the lack of it is writ large on their faces! I love it!!!

24 Apr 2011 6:05am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Excellent portraits, the little girl doesn't know wether to smile or not. The black and strong blue add a real edge to this image, really like it

24 Apr 2011 6:08am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

Very beautiful portraits! as a look to today's world...

24 Apr 2011 6:14am

Pat from Paris, France

Les portraits sont magnifiques, de la grande photo. Je viens souvent vous voir.

24 Apr 2011 6:45am

David from Avranches, France

Another view into another world, thank you. Great process and vivid colours.

24 Apr 2011 7:00am

RonnyVee from Tielt, Belgium

Maybe the little girl is thinking: ' Is there really another world out there'. Very well captured! A Happy Easter, Mariana.

24 Apr 2011 7:54am

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

I wonder what the girl was thinking then. Nice portrait.

24 Apr 2011 8:01am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superb light on her face and beautiful traditional dress. Great shot. Nice day.

24 Apr 2011 8:19am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

She's really made eye contact with you. Makes me think what she thinks about it all.

24 Apr 2011 8:19am

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful portraits. Great capture of girl's emotions. Love it. :)

24 Apr 2011 8:22am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

What can be going through her mind?

24 Apr 2011 8:22am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

A blast from the past. That hand of hers looks as though it's pushing back the picture frame to get a better view:) Nicely done

24 Apr 2011 8:44am

Ilia from Rome, Italy

deep! eyes=worlds

24 Apr 2011 9:07am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

You captured her face expression nicely.

24 Apr 2011 9:16am

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

very nice :)

24 Apr 2011 9:27am

Gobou from Senegal

Love the lighting on the litlle girl face - very nice portrait

24 Apr 2011 10:01am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

She looks as though she wants to see more of the outside world.
Amazing processing as usual.

24 Apr 2011 10:32am

lili from *, Iran


24 Apr 2011 10:35am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

What can we say? Fantastic? Fabulous? Extraordinaire? Wonderful? Exceptionnal?
I love that picture.

24 Apr 2011 10:38am

@Gérard Beullac: Just a nice double portrait of faces we do not see so often around us ;)) I Love Mennonites people .

domlortha from Roanne, France

They come from the ancient time... The way the girl looks at you is poignant! Great portrait again.
Have a nice day.

24 Apr 2011 10:53am

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Me gusta mucho esta foto.Me encanta la luz que "desprende" la niña,muy buena Mariana.

24 Apr 2011 12:17pm

Morten Pedersen from Norway

Happy Easter to you! Great shot of the people.

24 Apr 2011 12:36pm

Thomas from Paris, France

Lovely expression on her face. Nice snap (:

24 Apr 2011 12:49pm

Zus from Osaka, Japan

Superb portrait! The light and colors are nicely captured.

24 Apr 2011 12:58pm

Ken from United States

Terrifc color and light and girl.

24 Apr 2011 1:54pm

@Ken: thanks Ken ;)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

you gotta love that red hair. fine capture

24 Apr 2011 1:58pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Two wonderfully poignant portrait shots Mariana! Happy Easter! ;-)

24 Apr 2011 2:14pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Beautiful. Two in one portrait. The facial expressions are layered and wide open to interpretation, especially the girl, whose hand is so interesting as an added touch to this shot. Happy Easter, Mariana.

24 Apr 2011 2:25pm

@Rick: Hristos voskres , Rick !

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

and a joyous Easter to you

24 Apr 2011 3:16pm

@john4jack: thanks Jack . Hristos voskres !!!

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

Very good !! annierita

24 Apr 2011 3:38pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

fabulosa mary, parece de otra época, preciosa

24 Apr 2011 4:29pm

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

Excellent double portrait! They are not together and they are together simultaneously.
My best wishes to you, MARIANA! HRISTOS VOSKRESE!

24 Apr 2011 5:42pm

@Oleg: thanks Oleg . Hristos voskres !!!! ( is that in Russian too ? I am not sure ;)

James from Sheerness, United Kingdom

This tells a story - is she, the child sure of what being her means? An excellently expressive photo and as you say, you catch the moment.

24 Apr 2011 6:03pm

@James: thanks James ;)

Richard from Didam, Netherlands

A perfect shot of the woman and the girl. It realy looks if they living there own life and nothing comes in between....
You did a great job Mariana and i wish you a very happy Easter with your familiy!!

24 Apr 2011 6:23pm

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

Lovely. :)

24 Apr 2011 7:08pm

Loukas from Ilioupolis, Greece

Once again an excellent shot

24 Apr 2011 7:23pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

wonderful and expressive portrait !
kiss !

24 Apr 2011 7:31pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

that's a fine shot of this amish girl.. :)

24 Apr 2011 7:57pm

mseguid from Es Castell-Menorca-I Balears, Spain

Good shot. Nice portrait

24 Apr 2011 9:17pm

Damien from Le Havre, France

Que ce soit en noir et blanc ou en couleurs, tes portraits sont superbes.
J'aime beaucoup ce cadrage et le regard si profond de cette jeune fille.

24 Apr 2011 9:39pm

Marco Carbocci from Paris, France

Eh bien, c'est très certainement le genre d'image qui m'enchante. Le genre d'image où la pertinence du point de vue et la tendresse se mélangent. Et ce traitement ! Carrément lumineux ! J'adhère donc sans réserve.

24 Apr 2011 9:43pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Beautiful! This image should be hanging in a gallery. It's quite amazing.

24 Apr 2011 10:03pm

Paul from Netherlands

outstanding beautiful!!!!!! impressing work!

24 Apr 2011 10:34pm

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Too see more of the outside world could be a shock to her little soul, but many in the more fundamental religious circles find as they get older their kids stray away. Forced (legalistic) strict religion can do more to hurt a young soul than simply learning Christ without all the legal outward observances.

24 Apr 2011 10:56pm

Nicou from Uvrier, Switzerland

Fantastique compo quel doubel portrait, quel rendu dans les tons grandisoe.
Merci et belle journée

25 Apr 2011 5:10am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

I finf this double portrait very meaningful in the contrast between the expression of the woman and the curious lool of the girl! Great one!.

25 Apr 2011 7:43am

Oscar from BCN, Spain

Super expresion in this young face

25 Apr 2011 9:43am

Gipsy Ele from Basauri, Spain

..interesting the way light makes this young girl's face stand out..

25 Apr 2011 10:37am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Lovely...Sweet girl.

25 Apr 2011 12:51pm

Dawn from Maryland, United States

I love this! Perfect capture Mariana! I hope all has been well with you! : )

25 Apr 2011 2:14pm

Ioanaz from Bucharest, Romania

great expression of the girl!

25 Apr 2011 3:22pm

@Ioanaz: this is a great picture... as for expression , it is just very childish ;) thanks Ionaz !

Ddo from France

Like a travel in passed time. The little girl expression, most of all, is very well catched

25 Apr 2011 3:26pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Great picture; Mariana. The look of the girl and her hand make a strong effect.

25 Apr 2011 5:29pm

Andrea from Regina, Canada

Wonderful capture of a stolen look at the outside world!

25 Apr 2011 10:23pm

Krunal from Mumbai, India

Excellent portrait, 5*****

26 Apr 2011 3:34am

30065 - Javier Martín from Barcelona, Spain

Very clever portrait!

26 Apr 2011 7:08pm

Joyce Johnson from Emigrant, United States

Interesting and fun contrast in those telling expressions. And the blue and touch of orange balance the comp, and zing. Always unique and artful portrait creations, your pictures.

27 Apr 2011 1:33pm

@Joyce Johnson: thanks . I hope you think the same of my last portrait I am very proud of ... :))

Himera from Ljubljana, Slovenia


27 Apr 2011 10:39pm

Thierry Masson from orly, France

very impressive. a quiet atmosphere

28 Apr 2011 9:10pm

1/400 second
ISO 400
170 mm