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Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 16 May 2011 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/200 second F/4.0 ISO 125 26 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

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Great portrait, the facial details are beautifully rendered, magnificent processing. 5 *. Nice day.

16 May 2011 5:19am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

A dramatic processing, great portrait!

16 May 2011 5:32am

Pascale. from La Bonneville sur Iton, France

incredible and superb portrait! I love the pose and the expression of the woman,and the texture of the skin gives a great impact to the picture.

16 May 2011 5:40am

PATRICK from miramas, France


16 May 2011 5:45am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Wow! Great portrait!

16 May 2011 5:45am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

A dramatic portrait ! I am really sorry, but I like the suffering of this face... Phil

16 May 2011 5:51am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

incredible!!!!! wonderful

16 May 2011 5:56am

30065 - Javier Martín from Barcelona, Spain

Terrific! Great portrait!

16 May 2011 6:10am

Kenny from Eastsound, United States

Very gritty image. I don't enjoy this, but I respect your work.

16 May 2011 6:14am

@Kenny: cool ;)

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Wooooow, This is wonderful, such feeling in the ladies expression and the textures are just amazing.

16 May 2011 6:41am

JacklineG from Béarn, France

Un visage terriblement marqué plein de souffrance et d'inquiétude ! Belle réalisation ! Bonne journée Mariana

16 May 2011 6:41am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

bw, sure? ;-))

16 May 2011 6:44am

@Gérard Beullac: BW , SURE :)

STEED from D, France

Fabulous one.........A great portrait,a new time,of this Old Lady through which we can read an extraordinary Life........SUPERB !!!!!!!!

16 May 2011 6:46am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Life etched on her face. Magnificent portrait so full of character.

16 May 2011 7:07am

cristoF from montbéliard, France

tu n'a pas ton pareil pour trouver des personnes marquées par la vie et en faire de superbe portrait!

16 May 2011 7:10am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Amazing portrait. The composition and the processing are superb!
Another 5 star photo!
Bravo Mariana!

16 May 2011 7:34am

KHT from Isfahan, Iran

great portrait .

16 May 2011 8:06am

Kala from United States

Very compelling portrait.

16 May 2011 8:10am

delkoo from marguerittes, France

this is truly exceptional, the subject, the light, the post treatment all combine to make a masterpiece.

16 May 2011 8:23am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Hats off...5*

16 May 2011 8:38am

guillaume from Paris, France

Fantastic ! *****

16 May 2011 8:40am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Wow, fantastic portrait!

16 May 2011 8:41am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

wonderful wrinkles waves and folds

16 May 2011 9:13am

Thomas from Paris, France

Lovely portrait of this granny. Congrats! Have a nice week.

16 May 2011 9:56am

Punit from Somewhere in, India

What a fantastic work of BW conversion this is - amazing details!

16 May 2011 10:08am

@Punit: thanks Punit !

Marco Carbocci from Paris, France

J'envie ce don que tu as pour le portrait, Mariana. Celui-ci se lit comme un livre très beau et très fort.

16 May 2011 10:10am

@Marco Carbocci: thanks Marco .

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

what marvelous life lines in this face

16 May 2011 10:15am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

la similitude des textures de la peau et du chale (foulard?) est une pure merveille !!!

16 May 2011 10:55am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Was her life great, not so great I don't know but it looks as though she weathered the storms that came along the way

16 May 2011 10:58am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Very intensive portrait

16 May 2011 11:30am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A face that has seen much joy and sorrow! A wonderfully evocative portrait shot Mariana! ;-)

16 May 2011 11:46am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Wonderful details in this old and furrowed face. Your technique and compo is magnificent.

16 May 2011 12:36pm

Emmeji from France

Encore un GRAND portrait, Mariana !

16 May 2011 12:36pm

Laurette from South Africa

A great portrait full of emotion. Very well captured.

16 May 2011 12:53pm

Kavita from Paramaribo, Suriname

Great portrait, Mariana! I love it very much!

16 May 2011 1:12pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Love the alertness in her eyes.

16 May 2011 1:21pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

Great :)

16 May 2011 1:27pm

Harry from Apex, United States

Wonderful image. Every day of this woman's life is visible on her face.

16 May 2011 1:55pm

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Well done Mariana. Great details. What is she watching? She looks focused.

16 May 2011 2:11pm

gobou from Bamako, Mali

You captured her soul - a little masterpiece

16 May 2011 2:12pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Wonderful details in this picture of the old woman..I think!!

16 May 2011 2:13pm

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

A good soul, sculpted as a vine, enhanced by years !

16 May 2011 2:17pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

What a glorious face, once again! Whatever you are doing in processing is astoundingly effective for these portraits. This one has the feeling of a heartfelt woodcut masterwork.

16 May 2011 2:26pm

Longroute from Cagliari, Italy

Strong impact in every senses!
Well, this IS a portrait!
Well done,

16 May 2011 2:31pm

@Longroute: thanks Donato ;)

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Just wonderful - I don't see sadness but I see confidence...perhaps I am, wrong but that's kinda what I feel from it...what a marvelous portrait, Mariana!

16 May 2011 2:42pm

Dana from Tarzana, CA,, United States

A marvelous portrait. The enhancement really brings out her lines.

16 May 2011 2:43pm

oncho from granada, Spain

Fantastic portrait

16 May 2011 2:58pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wow ... This is one of of your best creations Mariana !!! You are a painter !!! Her powerful expressions are so beautifully captured ... Five Stars ***** Love it :)

16 May 2011 3:12pm

RonnyVee from Tielt, Belgium

Stunning! She was for sure a beautiful woman in her younger days. ( she still is for her age .)

16 May 2011 3:23pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

exceptinal work - great b&w

16 May 2011 3:25pm

Xavi Dom Buendia from Lewes, United Kingdom

fantastic portrait shot at the right time. very well done!

16 May 2011 3:40pm

MK from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

wow, wonderful texture n clarity n subject. well done again

16 May 2011 3:48pm

UweB from SH, Germany

A face telling a whole live, well done!

16 May 2011 3:55pm

Putter from Brugge, Belgium

Wow, very cool... looks like 3D!

16 May 2011 4:52pm

Kat from Lorraine, France

... ou le temps qui passe, très poignant ce portrait !

16 May 2011 5:21pm

max from Verneuil sur Seine, France

5 stars for sure. Your portrait is simply incredible.
The skin, the hair and the scarf make a hypnotic picture.

16 May 2011 5:22pm

Jean-Louis from Nîmes, France

Un superbe portrait très marqué et dur !!
Magnifique !!!!!!!!

16 May 2011 5:47pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

Can we define our age by counting wrinkles???
This is a fantastic and amazing portrait Mariana!!! TOP TOP TOP!!

16 May 2011 5:53pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Really strong processing to stress character and age. Amazing work.

16 May 2011 6:10pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Superbe portrait, quel rendu sur les traits du visage, fantastique iamge

16 May 2011 6:29pm

Loukas from Ilioupolis, Greece

Back to your classical B&W! The face is really amazing

16 May 2011 6:33pm

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

Incredible processing, great quality! Strong work!

16 May 2011 6:48pm

@Oleg: thanks Oleg !

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

Marian at this point I think is the most beautiful picture I saw in my life
you are wonderful, *****

16 May 2011 7:40pm

@Melocoton: I do not think so ... if you take a look in my portfolio you will find much better portraits than this one ... NOt my fav, no way !!! thanks .

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

striking good a photographer you have the status of the great geniuses, some you will be legend

16 May 2011 7:42pm

@Melocoton: yes, after I die, I maybe become popular in a world ... :))) That would be cool . And then you will say - hey, this mariana was commenting my images :)))) How funny, ha ?

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Very provocative - fantastic shot, Mariana!

16 May 2011 7:43pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

What an amazing portrait !!!!!!!! *****

16 May 2011 8:51pm

Oscar from barcelona, Spain

Unos detalles en las arrugas impresionantes! Felicidades

16 May 2011 8:52pm

franz from Baden, Austria

beautiful and striking like a mummy, but full of sparkle and life! absolutely captivating, what do with faces, m.!

16 May 2011 9:20pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

I love that each and every line on her face appears etched into the screen. Fantastic portrait.

16 May 2011 9:22pm

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Simplemente magnífico,grandísimas texturas,me encanta.Saludos Mariana.

16 May 2011 9:37pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A superb portrait that seems to be an etching. Wonderful processing.

16 May 2011 11:43pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Another supreme portrait.

17 May 2011 12:05am

jeff (aka dogilicious) from Millerstown, PA, United States


17 May 2011 12:28am

Damian B from Manchester, United Kingdom

whoa whoa, my goodness - this is AMAZING!! Totally taken back by this image, the details and framing are fantastic and the BW tones perfecto - I LOVE THIS!!

17 May 2011 12:32pm

@Damian B: thanks D.

Plichard Mickaël from Toulouse, France

Beautiful portrait !!

17 May 2011 4:53pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de brèvedent, France

La grande classe ce portrait!

17 May 2011 8:08pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

wow.. she's so wrinkly.. i wonder what's making her pout like that.. nice capture though.. ;)

18 May 2011 3:45am

Alex from Odessa, Ukraine

Great portrait!

18 May 2011 6:59pm

larhune64 from AHETZE, France

Magnifique , les détails de la peau sont extra

18 May 2011 8:19pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

Great portrait, the facial details are beautifully !!

20 May 2011 1:11am

domlortha from Roanne, France

Fantastic and efficient portrait! So rich in details!
Have a nice day.

21 May 2011 12:04pm

Duck Island Guy from Coast, United States

You have many stunning portraits in your portfolio. This is one of my favorites.

4 Jun 2011 4:18am

@Duck Island Guy: thanks a lot for your visit ! I viewed your portfolio and I am sorry to say - your post processing work is something very new to me , something I do not get :)

sawsengee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

magnificent portrait.....beautiful subject composure, splendid sharp details & picture tone

10 Aug 2011 6:16pm

Ethereal Elf from Tehran, Iran

My blues are so dark they are black.
The roots are buried, so deep in the past.
See my roots, for they are true.
Feel my blues, for they are real

9 Nov 2012 3:59am

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/200 second
ISO 125
26 mm