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Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 1 June 2011 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/400 second F/9.0 ISO 400 100 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

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I like this smile. I like this smile and the complicity with you whom we can read in his glance

1 Jun 2011 5:31am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Nice, great smile wonderful portrait.

1 Jun 2011 5:40am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Powerful portrait and b/w

1 Jun 2011 6:17am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Nice portrait with a lovely expression , a feeling of complicity , Phil

1 Jun 2011 6:23am

Lacroux from Aubergenville, France

A smile of complicity with the photographer, always this perfect mastery of light.
What a quiet strength in this portrait.

1 Jun 2011 6:58am

cristoF from montbéliard, France

un portrait marqué par la vie ,une trés belle réalisation marianna!

1 Jun 2011 7:09am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Great portrait!

1 Jun 2011 7:27am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Congratulations Mariana a true masterpiece. 5 *. Nice day.

1 Jun 2011 7:45am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

The lovely deep wrinkles that define a smiling face...wonderful !!

1 Jun 2011 7:52am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Great and nice portrait, and that smile..........

1 Jun 2011 8:04am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wonderful expression and the light suits his broad face.

1 Jun 2011 8:11am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

'a nod is as good as a wink to a blind horse'. not quite sure why that sprang to mind :0
A lovely expression and great texture here

1 Jun 2011 8:15am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

Look at his facial lines, he sure has lived life

1 Jun 2011 8:24am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

No words to say ...great..A++

1 Jun 2011 8:45am

Mhelene from Paris, France

A superb portrait with humanity !

1 Jun 2011 9:08am

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5***

1 Jun 2011 9:09am

Thomas from Paris, France

Nice expression on his face, lovely smile. Great portrait.

1 Jun 2011 9:13am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

An excellent portrait Mariana. I love the details of this capture

1 Jun 2011 9:27am

Rayak from Paris, France

Superb. What a connivance with you, nice gift.

1 Jun 2011 10:10am

masoud from tehran, Iran

Excellent , great portrait !

1 Jun 2011 10:28am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

je reste fasciné par la justesse de ton regard !
tes portraits ne sont jamais des images de "papier glacé" mais faits des brulures de la vie...
douceur dans celui là ton coeur ressemble à ton regard il doit y avoir beaucoup d'amour et de tendresse dedans !!:)

1 Jun 2011 11:03am

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Bonito retrato,gran detalle y nitidez.Saludos.

1 Jun 2011 11:08am

Sam from Chennai, India

Very nice smile. Wonderful portrait. :)

1 Jun 2011 11:50am

Punit from Somewhere in, India

Fantastic portrait, Mariana..! Lovely smile here.

1 Jun 2011 12:15pm

@Punit: thx Punit ! Much appreciated !

Val37 from Tours, France

A another great portrait with character ! Beautiful B&W too !

1 Jun 2011 12:18pm

mseguid from Es Castell-Menorca-I Balears, Spain

Impresive portrait . I love it

1 Jun 2011 12:41pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A great face for your deft eye and hand. I love this detailed skin and beard, and his nice energy that permeates the image.

1 Jun 2011 1:04pm

@Rick: need to see what deft eye mean , Rick :) A new English word for me ;)

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Despite the ravages of time and a hard life he remains a jolly soul! A wonderful street portrait Mariana! ;-)

1 Jun 2011 1:12pm

danou-yepa from Nice, France

great portrait and expression , stunning details and B/W

1 Jun 2011 1:37pm

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

great conversion to b&w Mariana!

1 Jun 2011 1:56pm

@Ian Bramham: Camera was set to BW , as I usually do when taking portraits ! Thanks Ian .

Robbie from Houston, United States

Cool Portrait

1 Jun 2011 2:03pm

@Robbie: cool ;) thx !

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

He's got a weathered face but a fantastic smile - lovely, Mariana!

1 Jun 2011 2:04pm

@Jason Politte: fantastic smile ? sound cool !

Dokmateo from madird, Spain

Stunning portrait...the heart and emotion is always there on your B&W! Great job! regards!

1 Jun 2011 2:31pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Fantastic portrait in gesture and contrast.

1 Jun 2011 2:44pm

Murphys from Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom

Had a look thru at what i missed while away, more good stuff i see.

1 Jun 2011 2:45pm

@Murphys: only good stuff you can find here ;) hope you like this portrait !

Roland from Manila, Philippines

great portrait! really captured the expression...

1 Jun 2011 3:05pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

On voit un oeil, sueprbe portrait quel rendu sur le visage quelle compo

1 Jun 2011 4:01pm

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

He's enjoying life.......what a fantastic portrait again my lady ;-)

1 Jun 2011 4:33pm

@Richard: thx Richard . If you come back click at the link tag - Edwin, and you will see how much he enjoys his life !

Still from Valence, France

A strong hyperreal vision for this portrait!

1 Jun 2011 4:53pm

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Another great portrait. You have a way with wrinkles.

1 Jun 2011 4:56pm

@morgan: I am getting them too :) need to practice to deal with them :)

kerfendal from Paris, France

a great artistic portrait so much feeling in this picture

1 Jun 2011 4:57pm

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

Another super-portrait from gifted master! What a cunning glance!

1 Jun 2011 5:27pm

Alex from Odessa, Ukraine

Nice portrait

1 Jun 2011 5:42pm

@Alex: nice :) thanks Alex !

jhcibils from Berlin, Germany

amazing portrait!

1 Jun 2011 6:10pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Living history or, a face that has seen much. Strong and graphical.

1 Jun 2011 7:14pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

A beautiful portrait of a beautiful man. I look into this face & feel a conversation is about to begin.

1 Jun 2011 7:35pm

@Williams: thanks Paul :) Beautiful man ? hmmm.. Need to tell Edwin for this compliment ;)

philippe from moselle, France

excellent portrait !!!

1 Jun 2011 7:36pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

Beautiful again. You've got a real talent for portrait! I llike it!
Have a nice day.

1 Jun 2011 7:57pm

@domlortha: thanks a lot for your visit and comments ;)

Kat from Lorraine, France

another great portrait !

1 Jun 2011 8:08pm

@Kat: and much more are come :) thanks !

Xavi Dom Buendia from Lewes, United Kingdom

amazing expression, very well seen!!

1 Jun 2011 9:12pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

hello mary, is a very nice image, always mariana

1 Jun 2011 9:13pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Stunning portrait of this lovely person. I really like his smile!

1 Jun 2011 11:29pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Good portrait, I would like to see it a bit lighter and without the halo. I like his genuine smile, what did you do to evoke it?

2 Jun 2011 12:45am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful portrait!

2 Jun 2011 1:16am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

A wonderful portrait full of character and wisdom! Wonderful treatment and very well done!

2 Jun 2011 1:43am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A superb portrait. This one of your best!

2 Jun 2011 2:24am

Oscar from barcelona, Spain

You are the master of portraits in B&W...

2 Jun 2011 8:27am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Excellent portrait.

2 Jun 2011 12:53pm

larhune64 from AHETZE, France

Un regard malicieux et un sourire bon enfant , c'est chouette !

2 Jun 2011 5:49pm

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

Hey Mariana, i looked at the other shots and i have to correct my comment in "he's enjoying the moment...."
The way you taking photo's of Edwin shows us that life isn't allway fun....
Thanx for your correct answer!

2 Jun 2011 7:13pm

@Richard: no problem Richard ! Edwin has a lot of problems, as you can see from other photos . Before I was taking shots from distance of him, and one day I decided to stop, to say hello , give him some change and cigarettes ! Since then each time I see him I stop and chat a little bit with him . HE is so friendly, always smiling at me ... ;)

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

A wonderful portrait

2 Jun 2011 8:28pm

Rebecca from Oregon, United States

Wonderful portrait. Kind eyes, they have seen a lot.

3 Jun 2011 2:42pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

hahhaha, simpatico personaje de tu retrato, simpatica expresión!

3 Jun 2011 4:43pm

mark / one way photo from London, United Kingdom

Wonderful, rugged portrait. Perfect subject for B&W.

4 Jun 2011 6:01am

H. Heitjohann from Germany

ein wunderbares SW Portrait.
LG Heinz

4 Jun 2011 2:10pm

ImpréVUS from Dijon, France

Oh, the mischievous look! great portrait.

13 Jun 2011 8:51am

1/400 second
ISO 400
100 mm