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Beautiful Girl

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 8 June 2011 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

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"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

Gobou from Bamako, Mali

his is really a great portrait - the treatment, the light, the united dark bg, are priceless - great

8 Jun 2011 5:07am

JacklineG from Béarn, France

Son sourire et son regard pétillant font plaisir à voir ! un magnifique portrait où la lumière est superbe ! Bonne journée Mariana

8 Jun 2011 5:29am

Chris Pereira from San Jose, CA, United States

great portrait, i love the solid/simple background as well

8 Jun 2011 5:45am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Nicely titled, she is indeed and has a radiant smile

8 Jun 2011 5:46am

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

simply perfect, beautiful and soooo captivating!

8 Jun 2011 5:48am

Lacroux from Aubergenville, France

Une parfaite maitrise de la lumière et du grain dans ce portrait. J'adore le velouté de la peau. quelle sensualité.

8 Jun 2011 5:51am

Sam from Chennai, India

Nice portrait. She is indeed a beautiful girl. Lovely eyes and smile ... :)

8 Jun 2011 5:51am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Great light and great smile. Magnificent portrait. 5 *. Mariana nice day.

8 Jun 2011 6:01am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

what a marvelous portrait!!! my compliments

8 Jun 2011 6:14am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Beautiful, are you sure?
She irradiates thanks to her sublim smile and light in the eyes.

8 Jun 2011 6:48am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

She's beautiful.

8 Jun 2011 6:54am

cristoF from montbéliard, France

excellent traitement apporté a ce superbe portrait!
bien vu!!

8 Jun 2011 7:06am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Une autre facette de ton talent ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

8 Jun 2011 7:13am

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Fantastic lightning and pov....great and lovely portrait!

8 Jun 2011 7:31am

STEED from D, France

" Beautiful" is the right word.....

8 Jun 2011 7:38am

Pascale. from La Bonneville sur Iton, France

Woooooow,great,great great portrait,wonderful light and colors,congratulations for this marvel.5* of course.

8 Jun 2011 7:56am

Ddo from Verdun, France

Yes, she is. Photo studio? A very great portrait

8 Jun 2011 8:03am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Indeed and a wonderful smile. Nice light too

8 Jun 2011 8:40am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Photographed in a great way, indeed a beautiful girl but also a beautiful picture/portrait

8 Jun 2011 8:43am

Babzy from Besançon, France

more than beautiful !! :)

8 Jun 2011 8:59am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Wow...Amazing shot...A++

8 Jun 2011 9:10am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

her body and face glow nicely

8 Jun 2011 9:18am

Farhaat from Manama, Bahrain

superb portrait!

8 Jun 2011 9:28am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Great portrait!

8 Jun 2011 9:36am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Belle enfant que tu magnifies dans ce joli portrait à la lumière particulièrement séduisante !

8 Jun 2011 9:43am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Yeah, I agree she really is.

8 Jun 2011 9:49am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Magnifique portrait, la lumière et le traitement sont magnifiques

8 Jun 2011 10:07am

CLODO from PESSAC, France

Gorgeous smile for a great photographer!

8 Jun 2011 10:09am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A beautiful portrait. She has a magical smile. Love the reflections in her eyes.Very well captured and presented. 5* !!

8 Jun 2011 10:45am

Emmeji from France

Yes ! Beautiful girl and beautiful portrait !

8 Jun 2011 12:05pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Wow ...A splendid portrait !!

8 Jun 2011 12:21pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Beautiful indeed, stunning portrait with magnificent light!

8 Jun 2011 12:21pm

Roland from Manila, Philippines

lovely lighting and portrait! and those eyes...WOW!...congratulations!

8 Jun 2011 12:44pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Gorgeous eyes and a radiant smile make this a wonderful portrait Mariana! Well done! ;-)

8 Jun 2011 12:44pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

She is radiant and your portrait has brought that fully into view. A stunning work.

8 Jun 2011 1:02pm

Ken from United States


8 Jun 2011 1:10pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

different portrait !

8 Jun 2011 1:10pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

You captured her true spirit, Mariana - excellent!

8 Jun 2011 1:14pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

une grande maitrise des paramètres !!!
vraiment un magnifique portrait ou la lumière intérieure sublime la lumière extérieure !!!

8 Jun 2011 1:47pm

Frida from Sweden

A fantastic portrait.

8 Jun 2011 1:51pm

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Precioso retrato ,muy bien procesado.Gran trabajo.Saludos Mariana.

8 Jun 2011 2:35pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Interesting portrait.

8 Jun 2011 2:40pm

@Ralph Jones: interesting comment ... i really do not know what is interesting here, except this is a beautiful girl and a beautiful portrait of her :) agree ?

RonnyVee from Tielt, Belgium

A beautiful girl and portrait! The light is perfect.

8 Jun 2011 2:55pm

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

Peculiar beauty! Stunning portrait. I love very much this staging of light!

8 Jun 2011 3:23pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

quel portrait souriante, superbe comme le blan ressort à merveille une très belle iamge de joie

8 Jun 2011 4:04pm

Mijo from Rognonas, France

An excellent portrait ! Bravo !!!

8 Jun 2011 4:07pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Wow. And a very original illumination that has worked wonders with the model.

8 Jun 2011 5:42pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

un tres grand portrait, bravo, les couleurs sont superbes

8 Jun 2011 5:55pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Wow! Just like sculpture. Really amazing result.

8 Jun 2011 6:12pm

Elsabe from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A stunning portrait. What a beautiful lady.

8 Jun 2011 6:40pm

Monik from PARIS, France

La lumière est vraiment magnifique.J e trouve ce portrait abs olument remarquable. Un très grand BRAVO, Mariana!

8 Jun 2011 6:57pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Yes indeed, a beautiful girl and portrait. I like that lovely smile.

8 Jun 2011 7:33pm

skarlet from kerman, Iran

well done!

8 Jun 2011 8:06pm

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

WOW this is a impressive portrait Mariana!! Did she pose for you? I realy love the way the light shines over her face, realy beautiful!!
Good work lady ;-)

8 Jun 2011 8:10pm

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Beautiful portrait, she shines with light inside and out

8 Jun 2011 8:36pm

Oscar from BCN, Spain

Very beautiful girl

8 Jun 2011 9:08pm

Gérard Méry from Saint-Cyr sur Loire, France

Tu sais aussi faire de belles photos en couleurs, ravissant ce portrait

8 Jun 2011 9:37pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Amazing portrait! Processing is excellent!
Her smile and expression are a joy to see.
5 stars for this one Mariana!

8 Jun 2011 10:02pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

I do agree she is a beautiful girl and the lighting is out of this world! I guess what makes this interesting is your choice in processing.

8 Jun 2011 11:21pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful smile accompanied by mesmerizing eyes. I love the reflections captured in her eyes.

9 Jun 2011 2:40am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Superb portrait ! Your processing is perfect !

9 Jun 2011 11:36am

mseguid from Es Castell-Menorca-I Balears, Spain

Excellent portrait !

9 Jun 2011 2:40pm

Jacqueline from Montréal, Canada

GREAT portrait !

9 Jun 2011 5:15pm

@Jacqueline: thanks Jacqueline

Florence from Paris, France

Of course Mariana she is beautiful but your shot is admirable. Excellence from A to Z. You deserve it indeed. A round of applause for you.

9 Jun 2011 7:47pm

@Florence: wow.. thanks Florence . I am so happy to see this beautiful girl on Spotlight page ! I told her - she needs to be a model ;)

Roland from Manila, Philippines


9 Jun 2011 8:25pm

@Roland: thanks Roland !

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

I knew it this would happen....
Congratulations Mariana, you did it again lady ;-))

9 Jun 2011 8:27pm

@Richard: now, it is your turn with your lovely portraits :)) let's continue with portraits ;) thx Richard !

Faon from Strasbourg, France

OMG !!! Magnifique !! Congrats

9 Jun 2011 8:40pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Congratulations for the "Spotlight". Nice day.

9 Jun 2011 8:56pm

@Tede: thanks a lot Tede !

guillaume from Paris, France

Congratulation for the spotlight !!!

9 Jun 2011 9:13pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


9 Jun 2011 9:42pm

Roland from Amstelveen, Netherlands

Aye..this is top-pro work!

9 Jun 2011 9:50pm

Damien from Le Havre, France

Un magnifique portrait !
Really GREAT !!!
J'aime beaucoup ce sourire, magnifié par le jeu de lumière... Un éclairage finement pensé !

9 Jun 2011 10:33pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

Superb portrait !! congratulation for the spotlight !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

10 Jun 2011 3:41am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Congratulations on the Spotlight! What a fabulous smile! :)

10 Jun 2011 4:07am

Chriss from Saint Paul, Reunion

Magnifique portrait ! J'aime ces tâches de blanc qui ressortent sur le sombre et ses yeux qui sourient autant que sa bouche ! Bravo pour le spotlight Mariana !

10 Jun 2011 5:05am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Yes! This HAD to get the Spotlight honours, and I'm so glad it did. :-D !!

10 Jun 2011 5:20am

@Rick: thanks Rick ;)

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Congratulations on the Spotlight !!.......GREAT.

10 Jun 2011 7:28am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

WOW.. excellent portrait.. Congratulations on your Spotlight!!!!!!

10 Jun 2011 8:03am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

This is a stunning shot. Remarkable light and contrasts. She has a beautiful expression. This image is well deserving of the Spotlight, Mariana. Congratulations !!! :-)

10 Jun 2011 8:10am

Sriram from Chennai, India

Sensational tones! One of the best of the day so far for me. Best wishes, Mariana for more spolights and fantastic consistencies!

10 Jun 2011 10:20am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Congratulations for the spotlight !

10 Jun 2011 10:44am

@Marie LC: thanks Marie :)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight! It's well deserved.

10 Jun 2011 1:25pm

@Steve Rice: thanks Steve :)

helma from Tehran, Iran

wow .. Great portrait ! bravo

10 Jun 2011 6:14pm

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

Félicitations pour ce Spotlight entièrement mérité. Le portait de cette fille qui respire la joie de vivre est magnifique ! 5*

10 Jun 2011 8:01pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Congrats on the spotlight!
Well deserved!

10 Jun 2011 9:40pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

Beautiful work!

10 Jun 2011 10:22pm

larhune64 from AHETZE, France

C'est superbe , une lumière magique et un sourire très tendre

11 Jun 2011 9:28am

domlortha from Roanne, France

Professional portrait! Wow. All is perfect: colours, light and composition. What a rendering!
Have a nice day.

11 Jun 2011 12:04pm

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Congratulations on the spotlight, this really is a masterpiece of lighting, very beautiful
and gives her an amazing sculptural feeling that I love.

11 Jun 2011 9:02pm

@Phil David Morris 2011: thanks Phil .

Woodies from Gorinchem, Netherlands

Incredible smile captured!

11 Jun 2011 9:25pm

@Woodies: thanks :)

Véronique from Here & Now, France

Whaouh !
La jeune fille et la photo sont si lumineuses ! Un formidable alliage de force et de douceur.
Magnifique S

12 Jun 2011 7:46am

@Véronique: thanks a lot :)

S.Bernardin from le Havre, France

Nice portrait,great color.

12 Jun 2011 8:54am

Susan from Sausalito, United States

She shines with the glorious whiteness of her teeth and eyes, and she is beyond beautiful....

12 Jun 2011 5:21pm

@Susan: thanks Susan ;)

Ansie from Paarl, South Africa

The light is absolutely gorgeous, so is the girl!

12 Jun 2011 5:57pm

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

nice one!

13 Jun 2011 1:14pm

@Riccardo: yes, Nice ONE , thanks for this comment !

Emilio Garcia from Pleasanton, United States

Absolutely stunning portrait! Congratulations!

13 Jun 2011 10:53pm


outstanding LIGHT!

14 Jun 2011 10:05am

Digital Sojourn from Lake, United States


14 Jun 2011 4:04pm

Fábio Martins from Silves, Portugal

Amazing portrait. Excellent quallity, congratulations

15 Jun 2011 6:24pm

Ranita Imposible from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Guauuuuuu... I am spechless!

16 Jun 2011 9:36am

Loretta from Pretoria, South Africa

What an absolutely stunning portrait! Wow!!! Great lighting and great detail and focus.

16 Jun 2011 11:17am

larans from Lund, Sweden

Wonderful portrait. Congrats to the spotlight!

16 Jun 2011 11:44am

@larans: thanks :)

Josh from New York, United States

Amazing lighting, love what you ahve done with her eyes.

16 Jun 2011 6:08pm

Amuse Bouche from Pomona Park, United States

All superlatives have been taken. Magnificently done.

16 Jun 2011 9:42pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Congratulation Mariana! Well deserved! regards =))

16 Jun 2011 11:08pm

Jet dentaire from Paris, France

What a awesome pic ! Colors are very nice !!!
Great job ;)

17 Jun 2011 12:29pm

Doug from Long Beach, United States

A beautiful girl indeed.

19 Jun 2011 5:36am

Cécé from Strasbourg, France

Un portrait magnifique!

19 Jun 2011 7:23pm

clandestine_22 from Tokyo, Japan

Lovely portrait and such beautiful eyes!

19 Jun 2011 11:15pm

apodromos from chalkida, Greece

beautiful portrait - great light

20 Jun 2011 12:46am

mohkum from Cochin (Kochi), India

Outstanding! Congratulations!

20 Jun 2011 5:13pm

franz from Baden, Austria

very belated congrats on being chosen for the spotlight once again, mariana, with this stunning portrait!

24 Jun 2011 12:39pm

@franz: thanks a lot Franz !

akbari from Tehran, Iran

Lovely Face / clear Vmsvmanh

9 Jul 2011 3:39am

Punit from Somewhere in, India

Wonderful tones - lovely smile. Congratulations Mariana..!

16 Jul 2011 11:45am

@Punit: thanks Punit . Nice to hear from you !

Kazimir from Havirov, Czech Republic

:-) nice

20 Sep 2011 9:06pm

@Kazimir: looking for pretty girls or good photography ????

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