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'Ava Gardner'

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/250 second F/6.3 ISO 400 130 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

PATRICK from miramas, France


28 Jul 2011 5:29am

Laurent from not far from Lyon, France

great portrait

28 Jul 2011 5:51am

@Laurent: thanks ;)

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Joli portrait ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

28 Jul 2011 6:01am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Oh, your title... Oh, my, this is a wonderful portrait...but it is hard to see. There is so much below the surface. What a story !!

28 Jul 2011 6:11am

Mijo from Rognonas, France

Excellent !!!!

28 Jul 2011 6:16am

@Mijo: thanks !

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Suer portrait, Mariana.

28 Jul 2011 6:23am

@Richard: thanks Richard !

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Such style, she certainly looks as if she belonged to Ava's era. and it looks as if she is watching a film of her passed life unfolding in the reflection of her glasses. Brilliant portrait

28 Jul 2011 6:28am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Great portrait and title

28 Jul 2011 6:28am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Lolll ... it is quite! Magnificent portrait and splendid reflections in the glasses. 5 *. Mariana nice day.

28 Jul 2011 7:03am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Great shot - love the reflective sunglasses - like we are looking into her dreams of elegance!

28 Jul 2011 7:26am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Great attitude. Somehow can't see you in her glasses.

28 Jul 2011 7:31am

@morgan: I tried to avoid my reflection in her glasses . I loved to see the street and sky in them !

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Excellent portrait..

28 Jul 2011 7:36am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Ava Gardner? And what ... What is she more than me?
Mariana Bravo! Super Instantly!

28 Jul 2011 7:43am

@Christian Richer: thanks Christian !

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

hoffentlich weiß Sie das Rauchen Ungesund ist.
Die Spiegelung in der Brille ist sehr gut.
Alles in allem ein hervorragendes Portrait.

28 Jul 2011 8:11am

@Heinz: I smoke too ;) healthy or not, who cares ;) anyway , thank !

Eric Laforgue from Ivry sur Seine, France

Superbe portrait.
Apparais tu par reflet sur le verre de gauche?

28 Jul 2011 8:13am

@Eric Laforgue: no, it is not me .. :) thanks Eric !

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great Portrait (but bad habit) her ear ornament & facial expressions.

28 Jul 2011 8:31am

@PRASHANT: that bad habit looks perfectly well on pictures , right ?

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Fantastic portrait... but I preferred all the same the real Ava ! LOL !

28 Jul 2011 9:00am

@Marie LC: me too ;)

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

her face has marvelous life lines

28 Jul 2011 9:15am

Z from Shanghai, China

Super portrait!

28 Jul 2011 9:16am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Killing herself with style

28 Jul 2011 9:49am

@grouser: i would say - enjoying her style enormously ;)

Marie from Belgium

Whaawwww ! Extraordinaire portrait... reflets, couleurs, sujet, MAGNIGIQUE 5*

28 Jul 2011 9:58am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Excellent portrait!

28 Jul 2011 10:07am

Marco Carbocci from Paris, France

Excellent rapprochement !

28 Jul 2011 10:24am

RobertB from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Outstanding! Such character. A wonderful candid portrait.

28 Jul 2011 10:55am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Bet she's wearing sneakers! best...jf

28 Jul 2011 11:34am

@ordinaryimages: She is European, she still wears a high hills sandals ;)

Laurie from Prescott, United States

Wonderful portrait of a beautiful lady. The cigarette holder, the ashes about to drop, the reflection in her sunglasses and you're right - she does have that Ava Gardner look! Fantastic!

28 Jul 2011 11:56am

@Laurie: I am not sure if she looks like Ava Gardner, one of the most beautiful woman in the world, but when she saw me taking picture of her I told her - you look great, you look like Ava Gardner . She was very happy, and then continue posing for my camera. Need to print a few picture of her and find her on the same place to give her these photos . Thx Laurie!

kgoks from Kanagawa, Japan

superb portrait!

28 Jul 2011 11:59am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

She is a fantastic subject for your camera. So much going on with her great face, mirrored glasses, jewelry and dress. The cigarette holder adds something wonderful, too.

28 Jul 2011 12:16pm

@Rick: have a few more pictures of her , without sunglasses but I love this with cool reflection in them . thanks Rick . Enjoy this cool rain this morning . Feels great here !

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Really? I'd almost believe you BUT! Great Portrait

28 Jul 2011 12:19pm

vaFA from tehran, Iran

Wow!nice shot!beautiful portrait.well done.

28 Jul 2011 12:25pm

Priscilla from Amsterdam, Netherlands

So great! What a character this lady is! Beautiful reflection also with the bright blue sky!

28 Jul 2011 12:25pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Super street portait Mariana! ;-)

28 Jul 2011 12:58pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful portrait. And so Powerful ... :)

28 Jul 2011 12:58pm

Nathanael from Paris, France

I like this one .. Question do you work in raw or jpg...

28 Jul 2011 1:14pm

@Nathanael: jpg :) thanks

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow ! superb portrait !
well done indeed
really different capture

28 Jul 2011 1:30pm

@Shaahin Bahremand: what do you mean by - different capture ? I really wish to know . I am posting portraits so often .... ;) Anyway - thanks !

Marion from Cincinnati, United States

Wow, what a great capture! Love the reflection in the glasses and the strong character showing in the face.

28 Jul 2011 1:34pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Oh yes, yes, yes! She is superb. The reflection in the sunglasses is fabulous. How we see ourselves, how others see us?!

28 Jul 2011 1:43pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Fantastic portrait - that cigarette holder and the reflections in her sunglasses create a lot of interest in this lady. Excellent work, Mariana!

28 Jul 2011 1:51pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

I say " Different portrait " means that your picture is a Exclusive picture and the idea of your picture is Singular.
Excuse me if I Discommode you !

28 Jul 2011 2:12pm

@Shaahin Bahremand: ok, thanks for adding a few more words . I think one more comment from you was - different capture ! , so I really was curious what you meant !

Roland from Manila, Philippines

great portrait! love those reflections! that pose and selection of accessories really brings out the glamour in her...

28 Jul 2011 2:13pm

London Caller from London, United Kingdom

This is so cool!
The reflections on her sunglasses are actually cooler!
Strong contrast between the blue sky and the dark background.

28 Jul 2011 2:14pm

Phil David Morris 2011 from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Ava? The diamond, it does not lie !!

28 Jul 2011 3:11pm

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

I like the attitude !

28 Jul 2011 3:12pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Outstanding portrait of this woman. Her personality projects.

28 Jul 2011 3:14pm

Veronique from Hautes-Pyrénées, France

I like the way you chat up with people and the kindness of your words (cf. your answers)

28 Jul 2011 3:49pm

cajera from France

Imperturbable, la fumeuse observe la vie qui passe.
Très beau portrair

28 Jul 2011 4:43pm

Babzy from Besançon, France

very elegant :)

28 Jul 2011 4:46pm

Monik from PARIS, France

Hihihi...!! Le titre est génial, le portrait excellent... BRAVISSIMO!

28 Jul 2011 4:48pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Ava Gardner indeed.

28 Jul 2011 5:08pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastique portrait de cette dame aves sa ciagette, quelle compo et attitude, super

28 Jul 2011 6:01pm

mohkum from Cochin (Kochi), India

Great portrait! Love the sky reflections

28 Jul 2011 6:05pm

Reflecteur from Gothenburg, Sweden

A picture, Thousands of words!!!

28 Jul 2011 6:06pm

franz from Baden, Austria

wow, this lady is a living statement! what an outstanding photo!

28 Jul 2011 6:10pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

We are who we think we are . . the art is in finding someone with whom we are comfortable, I guess ! Powerful stuff in your distinctive way.

28 Jul 2011 6:10pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

What a look and attitude! Love the way she smokes.
have a nice day.

28 Jul 2011 6:42pm

Emmeji from France

Quelle élégance, quel chic !

28 Jul 2011 6:45pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

WOW ! What a great portrait !

28 Jul 2011 7:33pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great portrait, love the background reflection in her sunglasses - clever angle.

28 Jul 2011 7:34pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

Marine magnificent film reminds me of a classic film
"Sunset Boulevard" by Billy Wilder.
Starring: William Holden, Gloria Swanson.
from now on I will not give star that you are right,
Mariana Bravo tell you just
a kiss pablo

28 Jul 2011 7:49pm

Gérard from Tours, France

Encore un formidable portrait typique avac bon nombre de détails...cigarette , ongles, reflets...

28 Jul 2011 8:23pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Just perfect portrait. Excellent.

28 Jul 2011 9:18pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

cool lady. dynamite reflections

28 Jul 2011 11:22pm

Sugata from Newark, United States

Wonderful portrait! Love the reflections!

29 Jul 2011 12:21am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wonderful portrait. She is certainly one of a kind with that hair, jewelry, and the cigarette holder. I can just hear her say: "dahling, give me a light"!

29 Jul 2011 1:16am

Maria Draper from California, United States

Mariana, the reflections in the eyes glasses, are like 2 extra images, which makes this shot be 3 images in one....wonderful capture

29 Jul 2011 4:05am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

magnifico retrato, color, reflejos y expresion excelentes,!!!

29 Jul 2011 7:10am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Great ! This is the portrait.

29 Jul 2011 12:34pm

@Hiro: Agreed ! ha ha Thx Hiro !

janina from Melbourne, Australia

You must have asked nicely...great shot; can't see you in the reflection tho'. ^_^

29 Jul 2011 1:41pm

foto forte from Phoenix, United States

Oh my god, love this woman with the old time cigarette holder, the blasé look, the sunglasses with the incredibly clear reflections! Fantastic, Mariana:D

29 Jul 2011 2:35pm

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Wow! Excellent!

29 Jul 2011 3:34pm

@Tinx: thanks :)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A super portrait.

30 Jul 2011 3:33am

Bruno F from France

Beautiful portrait ! I love the quality of reflection in his sunglasses ! Touchdown Mariana !!

30 Jul 2011 6:46am

Marcie from Newton, United States

Wonderful expression. Terrific portrait!!!!

30 Jul 2011 4:43pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

great shot, i like how the reflections show up on her glasses.. :)

31 Jul 2011 4:53am

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

Excellent portrait. What a character! Love the reflection in her glasses. (Smoking gives beautiful skin...)

31 Jul 2011 7:53am

Abhijit Dharmadhikari from Mumbai, India

Excellent portrait! It tells a story!

31 Jul 2011 5:06pm

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Great portrait and good postproduction!

1 Aug 2011 6:36am

Marie from FRESNES, France

beau portrait expressif.

4 Aug 2011 6:07am

Dikine Pançoz from Paris, France

She is not Ava Gardner... You are a liar.. Why do you lie..
Shame on you

27 Dec 2014 10:56am

1/250 second
ISO 400
130 mm