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Savannah Woman

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/60 second F/4.0 ISO 400 75 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

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Fabulous processing, super portrait

4 Sep 2011 5:58am

@Richard: thanks Richard !

Chetan from Gurgaon, India

Captivating. Each one of those wrinkles is an experience to share. Lovely.

4 Sep 2011 6:08am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Wow. Powerful.....the anatomy of an old woman !!

4 Sep 2011 6:31am

alireza from andishe, Iran

I love the portrait

4 Sep 2011 6:37am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Powerful, strong portrait. Great background too. Fantastic.

4 Sep 2011 6:47am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

look at the lines in her face, she sure has lived a hard life

4 Sep 2011 6:48am

@Chantal: i do not think so ... just her age ... over 80 :)

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Wow, amazing skin tone.

4 Sep 2011 7:13am

PATRICK from miramas, France


4 Sep 2011 7:29am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Wooof ! A strong caracter, isn'it?

4 Sep 2011 7:39am

Morten Pedersen from Norway

Don't mess with me! Great work with the picture.

4 Sep 2011 7:52am

Wolfen from Villefranche S/S, France

Ce portrait "parle" de lui même, tout commentaire serait superflu !!
5 *****
Félicitations pour ce beau travail ! Bon week end

4 Sep 2011 7:53am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

O U T S T A N D I N G :-0

4 Sep 2011 8:41am

Albert from Sweden, living in Hamburg, Germany

Interesting face and hard look she has. I like the way you present it, with the pitch black surrounding.

4 Sep 2011 9:01am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands


4 Sep 2011 9:12am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Your treatments are always very strong and very beautiful

4 Sep 2011 9:16am

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

eres una maestra con los retratos ,escoges muy bien tus modelos,buen ojo.Saludos Mariana.

4 Sep 2011 9:26am

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

5 ***** , un superbe portrait, bravo

4 Sep 2011 9:39am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Cooled by the rain
Baked by the sun

4 Sep 2011 9:52am

@grouser: and what does it mean ? never heard of this expression or this is just your thought on her facial appearance !

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Incredible portrait, what a processing!

4 Sep 2011 10:31am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

eifach Genial. 5*****

4 Sep 2011 11:24am

Z from Shanghai, China

Another stunning portrait..classic!

4 Sep 2011 11:34am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

If the lines on her face were a road map she's traveled some miles.

4 Sep 2011 11:34am

@J.R.: just a skinny, beautiful, photogenic face which I love so much ;)

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

Very nice portrait in black and white.
:) Aly

4 Sep 2011 12:02pm

franz from Baden, Austria

excellent processing of a very impressive portrait!

4 Sep 2011 12:04pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

wow - superb details in this portrait - superb processing

4 Sep 2011 12:16pm

Gobou from Mali

A strong and very impressive portrait

4 Sep 2011 12:17pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastique portrait de cette dame sueprbe iamge et compo splendide quel rendu sur son visage, quelle peu grandisoe

4 Sep 2011 12:40pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Excellent processing in this beautiful portrait Mariana! ;-)

4 Sep 2011 12:51pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

well she does have that sun baked, wind swept, rain washed look. I have been cultivating it myself for years :)

4 Sep 2011 1:04pm

Fitr from United States

fantastic portrait!!

4 Sep 2011 1:17pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Wow ..A fabulous portrait !

4 Sep 2011 1:32pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Your portraits blow me away. This is verging on sculpture, so rich are the details of this great face set within a pure black space to even further rivet my eye.

4 Sep 2011 1:45pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Paula Deen's cousin? best…jf

4 Sep 2011 1:50pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Superb portrait. Perfect. Like it. :)

4 Sep 2011 2:21pm

fereshteh. from Iran


4 Sep 2011 2:55pm

Roland Theys from Belgium

A splendid portrait!

4 Sep 2011 3:30pm

Landy from Miami, United States

Mariana mis felicitaciones una mas saludos

4 Sep 2011 3:31pm

@Landy: gracias :)

Marc from Halluin, France

A superbe portrait !!!!
I'll come back to visite more your photos !!!!

4 Sep 2011 4:13pm

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

again a proof of your skills! wow! and it is not only the tecnical part in your photos! oh god nooooo, it begins by choosing the themes, by searching for faces, which has fired into a story in their faces!

4 Sep 2011 5:33pm

@klausZ: thanks A lot Klaus :) these are great words !

STEED from D, France

Another strong personnality..Perfect picture...

4 Sep 2011 6:04pm

Richard Geven from Didam, Netherlands

A fantastic detailes portrait of this woman Mariana! This photo realy comes into my room lady!! Another amazing capture and thanx for sharing!!

4 Sep 2011 6:11pm

@Richard Geven: thx Richard :)

THeoF from Emden, Germany

another magnificent portrait. a portly woman, she lived a hard life

4 Sep 2011 6:11pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Another fantastic portrait, stunning in monochrome

4 Sep 2011 6:55pm

philippe from moselle, France

excellent portrait !!!

4 Sep 2011 7:09pm

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

This is just utterly brilliant.

4 Sep 2011 7:09pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

powerful expression of the face, the look of lived time, fantastic

4 Sep 2011 7:40pm

cajera from France

Le traitement de l'image est superbe, il donne au portrait de cette femme et à celui de l'homme de l'image précédente beaucoup de relief.

4 Sep 2011 8:03pm

Gloutonnerie Visuelle from PARIS, France

I am surprised by the lines(features) pronounced by this woman, it is the beautiful portrait in the strong contrast that a life badly to lead little to produce, the hat too in suffered but he gives all his pride, belle image !

4 Sep 2011 8:04pm

@Gloutonnerie Visuelle: thanks a lot .

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Perfect portrait. Definitely 5*. :-)

4 Sep 2011 8:05pm

Agus Haryono from Mataram, Indonesia

wow, great portrait.

4 Sep 2011 9:02pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

What a fantastic face. and expressive portrait. She wears her age proudly and beautifully!!!

4 Sep 2011 9:27pm

GMPnoc from Madrid, Spain


4 Sep 2011 10:20pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful portrait. She looks like she has experienced a lot in life. Wonderful light and clarity.

4 Sep 2011 10:42pm

Dokmateo from Manila, Philippines

Beautiful portrait with powerful character. Thumbs up!

4 Sep 2011 10:45pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

wonderful portrait. such sad eyes. i love the hat

4 Sep 2011 11:07pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Ce portrait "posé " est tout aussi intense que ceux pris sur le vif. Tu excelle vraiment dans cet art.

5 Sep 2011 2:04am

johbont from rotterdam, Netherlands

she looks ....
unhappy? tired?
the b/w emphasizes

5 Sep 2011 3:18am

johbont from rotterdam, Netherlands

from a dutch news-site
Rodrigo Abd

5 Sep 2011 3:39am

@johbont: thanks a lot for this link ;)

Andrew from Simsbury, United States

beautiful detail, graceful age captured

5 Sep 2011 3:55am

Trina from Pennsylvania, United States

Great portrait!

5 Sep 2011 12:09pm

Harry from Apex, United States

You do amazing things with old skin and your HDR-like technique.

5 Sep 2011 2:05pm

@Harry: thx a lot , and remember - never HDR :)

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

a very interesting portrait… I like the skin texture here.

5 Sep 2011 3:58pm

Laurie from Prescott, United States

Ohhhh Mariana - absolutely wonderful capture. She has seen and felt too much in her life. Beautiful moment.

5 Sep 2011 4:33pm

foto forte from Phoenix, United States

Fantastic detail and clarity, Mariana...such a life this woman must have lived already...the eyes alone tell the viewer that....wonderful, as always, my friend:)

5 Sep 2011 6:09pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

She seems far from home in time and space. A beautiful portrait.

7 Sep 2011 12:58am

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

An excellent processing of a very impressive portrait! Beautiful job.

7 Sep 2011 7:18am

domlortha from Roanne, France

Impressive portrait again! You really have a great talent!
Have a nice day.

9 Sep 2011 5:30pm

1/60 second
ISO 400
75 mm