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Two Fingers

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

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/200 second F/5.6 ISO 400 120 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

Two fingers that connect! Very beautiful and splendid portrait B & W Nice day.

20 May 2011 5:12am

@Tede: thanks Tede :)

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Feeling safe.
Amazing bw portrait.
Beautiful capture Mariana!

20 May 2011 5:28am

@Don Levesque: thanks Don :)

KHT from Isfahan, Iran

nice work , your w&b picture contain nice black spots .

20 May 2011 5:40am

@KHT: thanks :)

PATRICK from miramas, France


20 May 2011 5:59am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

A lovely portrait, I love the little hand holding on to those two fingers, giving her security, perfectly framed

20 May 2011 6:21am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Crossed eyes, and crossed fingers. great portrait!

20 May 2011 6:28am

ChriStineD. from Bilhères en Ossau, France

superbe n& portrait de surcroît....bravo!

20 May 2011 6:31am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Really loving your portraits lately. Another lovely processing job as well.

20 May 2011 6:33am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

it's always good to get a grip... especially when you're so little!
sorry i haven't been around!
cheers Suzanne:))

20 May 2011 6:35am

@Suzanne: thanks Suzanne :)

kgoks from Kanagawa, Japan

very nice portrait photo. wonderful composition.

20 May 2011 6:48am

Emmeji from France

Deux doigts, il n'en faut pas plus pour rassurer un enfant...

20 May 2011 7:08am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Just two fingers to be reassured, very beautiful scene , Phil

20 May 2011 7:10am

cristoF from montbéliard, France

superbe portrait !

20 May 2011 7:16am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Gives great security by holding these two fingers ...nicely spotted.

20 May 2011 8:19am

Alex from Odessa, Ukraine


20 May 2011 8:29am

Kala from United States

Another fantastic portrait.

20 May 2011 8:36am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

holding on to dad...

20 May 2011 8:50am

@Chantal: yes, just like that ! thanks !

Damian B from Manchester, United Kingdom

So tender, a beautiful image, I love the way she finds security in holding his hand, great processing and this was shot with a REBEL, my first proper DSLR and I still use it although I have a full frame now, I used to sleep with it I loved it that much - ha ha _ loving the images as always!!!

20 May 2011 8:54am

@Damian B: my greatest friend is still Canon PowerShot , always with me, always ready for quick candid shots , even while driving :) Thanks again, D.

Thomas from Paris, France

Very great family scene. Love the expression on her face. Congrats.

20 May 2011 9:00am

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

love the way you've worked with this image!

20 May 2011 9:03am

martim from Galesburg,Illinois, United States

This dad is at least there....providing what he can....too bad life is so tough for them.....her face speaks volumes/

20 May 2011 9:11am

@martim: thanks martim :) have a great weekend ;)

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Nice portrait photo, lovely processing with great contrast

20 May 2011 9:48am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Nice capture and processing

20 May 2011 9:53am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Nice when only two fingers can make you secure

20 May 2011 10:08am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A marvelous close up and a wonderful angle and composition. Well seen and captured

20 May 2011 10:45am

Kat from Lorraine, France

Just two fingers that connect, .... lovely capture with wunderful contrast !

20 May 2011 10:48am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

You have an amazing eye for detail, Mariana. Beautiful capture of this moment.

20 May 2011 10:59am

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Great shot.

20 May 2011 11:20am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

That little bit of physical contact is a great safety net when travelling out into the unknown world! Well seen and captured Mariana! ;-)

20 May 2011 11:48am

@Eric Cousineau: thanks Eric !

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I like this one a fair bit more than some others Mariana, your processing here is far more sympathetic to the youngster's skin and her situation. You have used the light to lead us naturally to dad's fingers.

20 May 2011 12:11pm

@Curly: thanks Curly . I love all my portraits, without exception !

acm from St. Louis, United States

Stunning. The processing is fabulous.

20 May 2011 12:59pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

so precious. wonderful expression. it reminds me of the way that Fiona likes to hold my hand when we walk.

20 May 2011 1:12pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

A superb framing ! Lovely portrait .

20 May 2011 2:12pm

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

S young and already with glasses, it makes me think of me at her age, and so serious !! beautiful portrait. Annierita

20 May 2011 3:26pm

Monterey John from Hollister, CA, United States

Wonderful processing.

20 May 2011 3:41pm

larans from Lund, Sweden

I like your composition here with her face and the two-finger-holding. I presume you caught it like this in your camera and not needed any cropping. Well seen, captured and pp in bw!

20 May 2011 4:07pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Fantastic contrast. Beautiful image.

20 May 2011 4:34pm

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

Very sincere, hearty instant...Wonderful photograph!

20 May 2011 5:02pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Such a quiet and superb truth about life and love. One image that speaks for billions of souls, instantly.

20 May 2011 5:02pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

The hold of the fingers is the key.

20 May 2011 5:41pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Yes, I know you do, I know you do, just allow me the freedom to be a little "different" from time to time :-)

20 May 2011 5:59pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

Ohhhj man.....this will be a lady later........
Superb shot of this child Mariana!! And i realy love the details!!

20 May 2011 7:43pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

nice processing ,great portrait !
kiss !

20 May 2011 9:12pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A great close-up portrait that you've captured here. But it is the strength in her hand as she holds on to be led.

21 May 2011 3:04am

Sam from Chennai, India

Holding on to Dad , feeling safe ... Amazing B&W portrait. Love it, Mariana. :)

21 May 2011 4:12am

Pascale. from La Bonneville sur Iton, France

I like how the blond little girl is standing out the dark background,but what is giving the strength of the picture is her shy and amazed air with the detail of the hands,that gives a sense to the picture.

21 May 2011 6:44am

domlortha from Roanne, France

Nice moment of tenderness, catched with your unique style. Nicely done.
have a nice day.

21 May 2011 1:20pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

She looks in wonder at some new sight but is still safe. A brave, sweet child.

21 May 2011 6:42pm

Oscar from barcelona, Spain

Two fingers for felling security :)

21 May 2011 7:07pm

Julie DiCarlo from SF Bay Area, United States

This is so materfully framed, focused, and angled.

22 May 2011 3:10am

Julie DiCarlo from SF Bay Area, United States

This is so masterfully framed, focused, and angled.

22 May 2011 3:10am

Marco Carbocci from Paris, France

Un vrai coup de cœur pour ce portrait. Le cadrage est superbe.

22 May 2011 9:34am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Stunning portrait!

24 May 2011 4:19pm

Eric Chatron from France

Superbe, j'adore le traitement du noir et blanc.

25 May 2011 11:45am

larhune64 from AHETZE, France

Elle s’accroche et ne va pas lâcher ; le lien est fort

25 May 2011 7:36pm

1/200 second
ISO 400
120 mm