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Mother and Child

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 17 June 2011 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.


May, 2011
St.Jacobs, Ontario

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/500 second F/8.0 ISO 400 300 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

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Touching image. Beautiful tone.

17 Jun 2011 5:23am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Reminds me of a refugee image from a war torn place

17 Jun 2011 6:19am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Really splendid with this tone, the light right on the little girl is great. Magnificent photo Mariana. Nice day.

17 Jun 2011 6:42am

H. Heitjohann from Germany

eine gute Tonung in dem Bild.

17 Jun 2011 6:46am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

A nice traditional image of mother and child ... But the "huge" presence of the horse in background gives a fantastic, a symbolic dimension!

17 Jun 2011 6:50am

Kala from United States

Very touching image and lovely in sepia.

17 Jun 2011 7:04am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

It reminds me the exodus... Heavy... Phil

17 Jun 2011 7:07am

Sterre from Vianen, Netherlands

Excellent photo, great light on the little child.

17 Jun 2011 7:11am

cristoF from montbéliard, France

excellente composition!!!

17 Jun 2011 7:13am

Veronique from Hautes-Pyrénées, France

I like this one very much !

17 Jun 2011 7:17am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

It looks like May 1911.:-) Very well photographed.

17 Jun 2011 7:19am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Beautiful shot.
The processing is marvellous.

17 Jun 2011 7:34am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Looks like a vintage shot - are they from the Amish community ? I love the processing.

17 Jun 2011 7:47am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Intriguing crop

17 Jun 2011 7:59am

Azadeh from Tehran, Japan

Even though the little girl's face is not obvious but I feel like she is so cute :) nice pix.

17 Jun 2011 8:00am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Powerful image the way the light highlights the child's face against the dark mystery of the scene.

17 Jun 2011 8:04am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

Very impressive photo to me

17 Jun 2011 8:38am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

An extraordinary image which uses an apparent unreality to emphasis the simple truth. That may well be true of much of your work, now I think about it.

17 Jun 2011 8:46am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Une image émouvante ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

17 Jun 2011 8:59am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Fabulous composition! I like very much too the tones choosed

17 Jun 2011 9:32am

Thomas from Paris, France

May 2011 ? Really ?!! It looks like 1905. Amazing job! Congrats.

17 Jun 2011 9:46am

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

the toning gives this shot a so sensitive touch! perfect feeling for the situation!

17 Jun 2011 10:25am

Z from Shanghai, China

the background is little...maybe too much solid colors...(sorry for saying that) but it is still a wonderful capture especially the highlighted little baby. A touching moment

17 Jun 2011 10:41am

@Z: no problem .. you can feel free to say what you think :) thanks !

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A tender image with beautiful warm tones. Wonderful composition and framing. Well seen and captured.

17 Jun 2011 11:06am

dr pankaj shukla from panaji, India

I liked the light on the baby 's face ...

17 Jun 2011 11:24am

S.Bernardin from le Havre, France

Excellente composition!

17 Jun 2011 11:57am

Loukas from Ilioupolis, Greece

Nice shot! Is this an Amish family?

17 Jun 2011 12:09pm

@Loukas: yes, you are right :) thanks !

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb tones and a moving picture !

17 Jun 2011 12:25pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A beautiful B&W image of this Amish mother and child Mariana! Well done! ;-)

17 Jun 2011 1:21pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Very nice tone.

17 Jun 2011 1:38pm

Jacqueline from Montréal, Canada

almost an abstraction...

17 Jun 2011 1:52pm

foto forté from Phoenix, United States

I like this image of mother and the tones and the feel of the image.

17 Jun 2011 2:51pm

@foto forté: thanks Jen .

RonnyVee from Tielt, Belgium

Beautiful capture of what probably is the strongest band of the whole universe.

17 Jun 2011 3:10pm

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

The contrast of the headkerchief of the child against all dark colors works great in this photo Mariana!!
Children are the future and that's important...
Have a nice weekend!

17 Jun 2011 3:18pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wonderful capture and light, love the finishing!

17 Jun 2011 4:03pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

I love everything about this image. It is immediately classic feeling, has such a warm tone and is a compelling composition for the mother and children with this horse that symbolizes their simpler way of living. You have made already, several great captures of the Amish. I am always impressed, Mariana. Thanks for sharing your work.

17 Jun 2011 4:12pm

@Rick: thanks for viewing and commenting , Rick ;)

Emma.b from ivry, France

What a wonderful black and white ! Je suis impressionnée par la qualité du traitement ! (How do you say "traitement" in english ?) Bravo Mariana, c'est magnifique !

17 Jun 2011 4:48pm

@Emma.b: thanks Emma . treatment or traitement - they are so similar that I even would not notice if you wrote it in French !

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful image. I see mother's love all over here. Love the highlight on child's face. Very touching ...
Your portraits are very powerful indeed ... Excellent, Marina. :)

17 Jun 2011 5:13pm

alex centrella from California, United States


17 Jun 2011 5:43pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

A very nice photo image of mother and child, I like the sepia you have chose for this photo

17 Jun 2011 5:44pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Love this eye-catching light of the child and the tonality of the background. Very beautiful.

17 Jun 2011 5:56pm

tataray from france, France

Wow... extraordinaire en sépia.
Admirative . 5*****

17 Jun 2011 6:48pm

Gobou from Bamako, Mali

Formidable portrait and fantastic light - superb sepia

17 Jun 2011 7:14pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

What a process. One can't say if it's a picture from the past or from now! Clever! And nice scene.
Have a nice day.

17 Jun 2011 7:22pm

Eric Laforgue from Ivry sur Seine, France

Une photo d'une autre époque.

17 Jun 2011 7:28pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

tout simplement magnifique, du grand art, d'un autre monde, je suis fan

17 Jun 2011 7:32pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

get to the bottom of my feelings, to stay here How are you Marian? Right?
are you and only you who has the key of my breathing, wonderful *****

17 Jun 2011 7:36pm

Frida from Sweden

This is lovely I say so even if it gives me a sad feeling.

17 Jun 2011 7:42pm

Oleg from Podolsk, Russian Federation

Very expressive shot! The main touch is the gesture of the child.

17 Jun 2011 8:51pm

Gérard Méry from Saint-Cyr sur Loire, France

Le sépia est bien choisi et la partie clair là juste ou il faut

17 Jun 2011 9:09pm

Josh from New York, United States

I love this moment that you have captured.

17 Jun 2011 9:26pm

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

Nice tones and mystery.

17 Jun 2011 10:10pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This is fabulous, Mariana. I love all those dark tones layered one upon the other and punctuated with the girl in lighter tones. I just have to look and look at all the rich detail: the folds in the mother's bonnet, the older girl's hair, the patterns in the horse's hair, etc. I'm mesmerized by this beautiful image.

17 Jun 2011 11:17pm

kgoks from Kanagawa, Japan

balance of the color of the whole photograph is splendid.

17 Jun 2011 11:19pm

Oscar from BCN, Spain

Super! El amor de una madre es de lo mas fuerte que puede existir

17 Jun 2011 11:34pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

superb light and location of the light. marvelous tones

17 Jun 2011 11:41pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wow, just fabulous!

18 Jun 2011 12:24am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Mariana - this is so touching and so very masterful...we make the stories in our minds through the images that you convey - just brilliant work that you do!

18 Jun 2011 12:42am

@Denny Jump Photo: thanks Denny !

Nitin from Shanghai, China

Beautiful tones - such a warm touching image. Superbly captured. cheers!

18 Jun 2011 1:46am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

a beautiful portrait where less is more!

18 Jun 2011 3:13am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Très belle iamge de cette mère et son enfant, touchate et lmouvante avec ce fond superbe

18 Jun 2011 3:42am

Bruno F from France

Nicely done ! Very emotive shot

18 Jun 2011 6:38am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

fantastic beauty.. compliments

18 Jun 2011 1:35pm

PATRICK from miramas, France


18 Jun 2011 7:51pm

larhune64 from AHETZE, France

C'est très beau , avec un peu de dramatique dans la scène

18 Jun 2011 8:35pm

Lacroux from Aubergenville, France

Another beautiful image of childhood and still this game with the chiaroscuro.
A treat.

20 Jun 2011 10:09am

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Nice postproduction!

25 Jun 2011 1:10pm

akbari from Tehran, Iran

Thank you in terms of/Photos you mean / have a good visual communication

4 Jul 2011 5:07am

1/500 second
ISO 400
300 mm