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Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 13 May 2011 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/500 second F/9.0 ISO 200 260 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

mseguid from Es Castell-Menorca-I Balears, Spain

It´s amazing portrait. I love it

13 May 2011 5:02am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Just great!! Splendid portrait. Nice day.

13 May 2011 5:11am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

BRAVO. The ways in which the light picks out small areas in this girl's face and hair is marvelous. A beautiful, expressive portrait !!

13 May 2011 5:35am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A very touching portrait! Super B&W.

13 May 2011 5:49am

gobou from Bamako, Mali

So touching and very well captured - really great

13 May 2011 5:53am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Georgeous portrait , it gives me a tears in the corner of the eye , Phil

13 May 2011 5:57am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Stunning, I love the close crop and the touches of sunlight on her face and thumb, this has been added into my favourites list of your portraits.

13 May 2011 5:57am

Kala from United States

A very captivating portrait.

13 May 2011 6:02am

JacklineG from Béarn, France

Une force et une lumière extraordinaire dans ce portrait ! Superbe ! Bonne journée Mariana

13 May 2011 6:45am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

White is white, blacxk is black!
This eye is a magnet!

13 May 2011 7:00am

Jean-Louis from Nîmes, France

Une excellente photo !!
J'aime cet oeuil qui semble être inquiet !!
Une image d'une grande force !!

13 May 2011 7:01am

cristoF from montbéliard, France

tes portraits sont vraiment fabuleux marianna !
celui-ci est exceptionnel,bravo à toi!!

13 May 2011 7:05am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

You are a true original. Really nice shot.

13 May 2011 7:13am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Bravo ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

13 May 2011 7:28am

Mijo from Rognonas, France

Does she hide for the photograph ? or does she wipe the eyes because of a dust ? A very pretty portrait.

13 May 2011 7:35am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

very impressive expression to capture

13 May 2011 7:37am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

GREAT...Excellent light..5*

13 May 2011 7:51am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wonderful portrait with a very compelling gesture from the girl. As in all your portraits, you really capture the light and life in her eyes.

13 May 2011 8:06am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

What a great look. Beautifuly captured and processed (as usual).

13 May 2011 9:23am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

A very strong image

13 May 2011 9:30am

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

A look that speaks for itself. Another great portrait, Mariana.

13 May 2011 9:35am

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

hey little girl ..... (a song from icehouse)
where you´ve found that cute lady? very well processing again!
you´ve really a lucky hand for such portraits!

13 May 2011 10:00am

Thomas from Paris, France

Excellent portrait! Love the expression on her face. Congrats!

13 May 2011 10:19am

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

Veru good photo, and full of meaning. Annierita

13 May 2011 10:27am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Good rather great capture, and it tells us a story if we could just hear

13 May 2011 10:57am

Murphys from Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom

Makes you want to give her a good clean up Mariana.Cracking shot.

13 May 2011 11:13am

@Murphys: do not worry . there is somebody who will do that "clean up" after her meal !

frammy from MIRAMAS, France

beau portrait

13 May 2011 11:16am

Marcie from Newton, United States

Oh...what a wonderful..evocative portrait. Love the expression you captured here.!

13 May 2011 12:02pm

Monterey John from Hollister, CA, United States

You DO have a gift for portraits!

13 May 2011 12:09pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

un cadrage serré qui donne un portrait magnifique!! et quelle lumière!

13 May 2011 12:25pm

Laurette from South Africa

A great capture and very soulful.The eye of the little girl has so much to tell. Well captured.

13 May 2011 12:39pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Love the tight crop on this beautiful portrait shot Mariana! Very powerful! ;-)

13 May 2011 12:48pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel portrait étonnant expressif, superbe compo
Belle journée

13 May 2011 1:16pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Amazing, Mariana! I am not sure for myself iof she is sad or not but her eyes and lips are captivating...Just magnificently composed here, Mariana!

13 May 2011 1:40pm

@Denny Jump Photo: This girl is not well. She was in a group of several paraplegic kids, taken out for the lunch ! She was the only one left to eat without anyone's help , and she was really suffering eating. I was sitting across her and we exchanged a few times very shy smiles ;) I loved her looking at me, saying nothing ! Thanks Denny !

guillaume from Paris, France

Ouaaahhh !!

13 May 2011 1:41pm

@guillaume: what does it mean ? Ouaaahhh ???

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Very sad mood.

13 May 2011 1:52pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

One of the most touching images I have seen for quite a while, and a long one.

13 May 2011 2:10pm

Ansie from Paarl, South Africa

Mariana, I cannot stop looking at this photo, it "grabs" me. 5*

13 May 2011 2:42pm

@Ansie: many thanks Ansie :)

Rick from Toronto, Canada

An amazing child face, expressing so powerfully as only children can. This accenting from the light is stunning, in her hair, the emotive eye, her teeth, and that little spot on her thumb... wow. The reflection in her eye is also powerful. I thought she looked sad or in discomfort, and then it was confirmed when I read your response above. I'm going to have to stop reading comments before I write MY comment. :) Beautiful work; have a good weekend.

13 May 2011 2:45pm

@Rick: Thanks Rick. Well, I am poor and lazy on writing and giving any text that follows my pictures, so there is nothing wrong to read reply to get some more info ;) Super weekend to you too . As I remember you work on weekends :( That is cool too !

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Another great portrait Mariana.

13 May 2011 2:46pm

Kenny from Eastsound, United States

A riveting photo, Mariana. I regret having read your response to Denny's comment though, it breaks my heart to read those words.

13 May 2011 2:54pm

@Kenny: I know Kenny . I was happy for her that she was doing the best in this group of young kids. Hopefully I never see her in a wheelchair, like other of those kids, but only in better health condition !

Sam from Chennai, India

Splendid portrait. Very touching and sad. Powerful shot. Great work, Mariana. You are so kind. God bless you ... :)

13 May 2011 3:21pm

PATRICK from miramas, France


13 May 2011 3:41pm

RonnyVee from Tielt, Belgium

Once again, you've captured the hard reality! Great picture Mariana.

13 May 2011 3:50pm

foto forté from Phoenix, United States

Yet another great portrait, Mariana. Sad but wonderful.

13 May 2011 4:09pm

Pascale. from La Bonneville sur Iton, France

wooow,what a portrait! I love the pose of the little girl with her hand in front of 1 eye,and the triangle of the white of the eyes,the white teeth and the light on the finger gives an incredible glare to the picture.Magnificent!

13 May 2011 4:15pm

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

How much emotions! Inconceivable frame!!!

13 May 2011 6:15pm

Klaudia J from Slovakia

very impressive shot, great work ...

13 May 2011 6:23pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

The eye is telling everything..........
A superb portrait Mariana and i love it!

13 May 2011 7:13pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

She is so expressive in this shot...great captured moment!

13 May 2011 7:27pm

larhune64 from AHETZE, France

Un très joli portrait , cette petite main sale fait un peu de peine

13 May 2011 7:40pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wow, Mariana - what a captivating story to go along with this image - just wow!

13 May 2011 7:52pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

A superb portrait - enough glint in her eye to pull the viewer in. Your processing is fabulous as always.

13 May 2011 8:17pm

Loukas from Ilioupolis, Greece

I read the comments and it is quite depressive. Of course the photo remains really superb

13 May 2011 8:42pm

cristina from Barcelona (Catalunya), Spain

precioso retrato, dura imagen

13 May 2011 10:01pm

Gérard Méry from Saint-Cyr sur Loire, France

Tu es la reine des portraits qui on du caractère, de la vie, je suis fan vraiment.

13 May 2011 10:13pm

Elena from Turin, Italy

great portrait mariana!

13 May 2011 10:35pm

clandestine_22 from Tokyo, Japan

what a powerful image!!

14 May 2011 4:22am

JCJ from Troyes, France

strong portrait :)

14 May 2011 10:50am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Well captured ! Five stars*****

14 May 2011 11:00am

Claus Petersen from Herfølge, Denmark

A really emotional shot, that looks really nice in black and white.

14 May 2011 11:00am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Gourgeous capture and portrait. So well done in bw!

14 May 2011 12:56pm

Véronique from Here & Now, France

Superbe portrait, une intensité très joliement mise en valeur.

14 May 2011 1:59pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

oh mariana, impresioante ******

14 May 2011 4:59pm

30065 - Javier Martín from Barcelona, Spain

Great portrait!

15 May 2011 7:38am

Damien from Le Havre, France

Quel portrait encore ! Très touchant...

15 May 2011 8:53am

rian from vestavia hills, United States

such a sad portrait..

15 May 2011 5:07pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

Excellent :)

16 May 2011 1:28pm

Richard T from Leicester, United Kingdom

Dorothy Lange


16 May 2011 8:39pm

@Richard T: thanks Richard . This comment makes me very happy for two reasons ;)

Damian B from Manchester, United Kingdom

Fantastic capture once again, almost tells you a story in itself whatever that story may be - one of sadness I presume!! Great tones and a wonderful picture!!

17 May 2011 12:34pm

Sugata from Newark, United States

Lovely details and great composition!

19 May 2011 1:03am

domlortha from Roanne, France

Strong and beautiful!!! Nicely done!
Have a nice day.

21 May 2011 11:53am

Gipsy Ele from Basauri, Spain of the best shots of yours!!!No words for it and for her eye's expression..

21 May 2011 1:28pm

1/500 second
ISO 200
260 mm