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Mirror, Mirror

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 9 September 2011 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.


Kitchener, Ontario

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/200 second F/5.0 ISO 400 160 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

Chetan from Gurgaon, India

5* without a doubt. What a moment and timing. Loved it.

9 Sep 2011 5:02am

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

The art to be at the right place at the right time !! Congrats !

9 Sep 2011 5:12am

@Eric C.: what about : to see the right things ? to feel the right frame ?

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

Yeah..thats really cool.

9 Sep 2011 5:15am

Morten Pedersen from Norway

Cool, nice seen and shot.

9 Sep 2011 5:57am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

You spend all your time in the street to catch so marvellous shots !! ?? Phil

9 Sep 2011 5:59am

@Phil: yes, 24h on the streets, like a homeless Mariana ;)

Sam from Chennai, India

So beautiful frame. Love it. Your street shots are amazing !!!!! :)

9 Sep 2011 6:02am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

So great !
Is it a traditional dress ?

9 Sep 2011 6:57am

@Gérard Beullac: probably :) thx !

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Superb composition. Nicely captured.

9 Sep 2011 7:02am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Wow...! The photo is very amazing.

9 Sep 2011 7:03am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Great placement . Excellent processing.

9 Sep 2011 7:15am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Sublime, high art !!!!!! 5 *. Mariana nice day.

9 Sep 2011 7:23am

Lydia.Dd from de partout et de nulle part, France

The right moment !! I like the sentence of Andre Kertesz !

9 Sep 2011 7:23am

@Lydia.Dd: this sentence is here for more than a year :) nice to have you to see it ;) thx !

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Very artistic. You always surprises.

9 Sep 2011 7:38am

STEED from D, France

Artwork.....Superb !!!!

9 Sep 2011 7:40am

Fernando Machado from Lisbon, Portugal

All perfect in this composition. Great moment!!!

9 Sep 2011 8:22am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Jolie composition ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

9 Sep 2011 8:27am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

a perfect interplay between the two

9 Sep 2011 8:40am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

greatly spotted this scene

9 Sep 2011 8:48am

Mhelene from Paris, France

magnifique composition et quel beau noir et blanc !

9 Sep 2011 9:01am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

You always make fabulous framings :)

9 Sep 2011 9:19am

Kala from United States

Perfectly seen. Great capture.

9 Sep 2011 9:24am

Roland Theys from Belgium

Wonderful Mariana!

9 Sep 2011 9:36am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Fantastic capture, well spotted

9 Sep 2011 10:00am

PATRICK from miramas, France


9 Sep 2011 10:45am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

beautiful composition and treatment

9 Sep 2011 10:49am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Terrific capture - those eyes are very hypnotic!

9 Sep 2011 11:02am

acm from St. Louis, United States

Wonderful capture!

9 Sep 2011 11:07am

Journey Photographic from Australia

Incredible shot - the relationship between the elements is just right.

9 Sep 2011 11:41am

Laurie from Prescott, United States

Wow! Mariana - what an excellent capture! I think this is one of my favorites. Absolutely fantastic! Have a wonderful Friday!

9 Sep 2011 11:44am

Ddo from Verdun, France

He look at her so much and she don't see him ! A very great juxtaposition, well contrasted, love it.

9 Sep 2011 11:56am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Oh this is really great.... I love the composition ! Fantastic work. Have a lovely weekend :)

9 Sep 2011 12:06pm

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Great capture; I look for beautiful skies and oceans and you see the most amazing people and circumstances

9 Sep 2011 12:22pm

@J.R.: i have a lot of lakes around , so close, but still - I prefer people :) Thanks a lot :0

Landy from Miami, United States

buena composicion y magnifico procesado una mas de las buenas un saludo

9 Sep 2011 12:25pm

Ol from Aschaffenburg, Germany

plain perfect!

9 Sep 2011 12:37pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

No privacy in public anymore...eyes watching...even you ; ] best…jf

9 Sep 2011 12:53pm

@ordinaryimages: my eyes too ;)

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Perfectly seen and quick-captured; a photograph infused with fun! Johnny really has his eyes on her, huh? She probably doesn't mind. ;)

9 Sep 2011 1:05pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

cinq étoiles pour cette magnifique scène de rue

9 Sep 2011 1:07pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Oh my, just wonderful.

9 Sep 2011 1:23pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Amazing capture ! I love it, 5 stars*****

9 Sep 2011 1:38pm


alice on the wonderland!
perfect shot mariana...
very well done!

9 Sep 2011 1:38pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Your timing was impecable Mariana! You have a wonderful eye to anticipate the possible...... ;-)

9 Sep 2011 1:41pm

Emmeji from France

...Qui est la plus belle ? Ta photo de toute façon ! Bravo !

9 Sep 2011 1:51pm

Mully from carmarthenshire, United Kingdom

An excellent B&W.

9 Sep 2011 1:53pm

Harry from Apex, United States

Wow - this one really grabs the eye and demands close attention.

9 Sep 2011 1:58pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Stunning composition with great tones and gradients achieved here. The details of the woman's blouse stand out beautifully in this B&W compo.

9 Sep 2011 2:34pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Absolutely fantastic timing to present a wonderful and intriguing image Mariana.

9 Sep 2011 2:49pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Impressive!. I'm speechless...

9 Sep 2011 2:55pm

vaFA from tehran, Iran

Great capture!nice shot.well done.

9 Sep 2011 3:23pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

not to say I'm impressed, a unique expressive image of strength, an intelligent and creative composition, sensational, only you ......................

9 Sep 2011 3:29pm

Mijo from Avignon, France

Excellent ! I confirm : You are always at the right place at the right time !!

9 Sep 2011 3:30pm

franz from Baden, Austria

fantastic photo! how to turn a lovely lady in a native costume into johnny depp? just go to kitchener, ontario, and wait for m. and her expert camera! ;-))

9 Sep 2011 3:33pm

Rashad from Tehran, Iran


9 Sep 2011 3:56pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Very cool! Lots of possible narratives for me in this one!

9 Sep 2011 4:01pm

Bruno F from France

A really nice composition ! And a so great b&w !!
Fantastic !

9 Sep 2011 4:10pm

M@ndy from London, United Kingdom

Great composition

9 Sep 2011 4:19pm

Richard Geven from Didam, Netherlands

Perfect timing my dear Mariana!!!
This shot is realy amazing, i love the way how the poster is looking at this woman. 6 *'s from me and i wish you a nice weekend ;-))

9 Sep 2011 4:21pm

Gérard Méry from Saint-Cyr sur Loire, France

L'affiche semble regarder la femme ..quelle belle prise insolite ..bravo.

9 Sep 2011 4:31pm

dr pankaj shukla from panaji, India

a private moment in a public place ....

9 Sep 2011 4:38pm

metanat from mashhad, Iran

yeah e private...
i love it

9 Sep 2011 4:42pm

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

So great !

9 Sep 2011 4:49pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Great play of mirrors... one more mirror than the other.
I love the composition.

9 Sep 2011 5:01pm

Priscilla from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Very dramatic, a beautiful photo!

9 Sep 2011 5:23pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

lis-moi mon avenir????la dame bonne aventure
passe d'agréables moments et bisous

9 Sep 2011 5:28pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Twice :-) !! (easy)

9 Sep 2011 5:31pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Without the purse, I would swear they are from the same time period. Perfect timing and a keen eye got you a great photo, Mariana.

9 Sep 2011 5:32pm

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

sometimes Mr. fortune creats unbelievable themes! i have thought some minutes, what to comment and ... it´s simply great! sorry, that no more occur to me now! nice weekend mariana!

9 Sep 2011 5:33pm

alex centrella from California, United States


9 Sep 2011 6:10pm

Nina from Haute Loire, France

Am I the best? Excellent!

9 Sep 2011 6:29pm

THeoF from Emden, Germany

mmmmh, what a perfect composition. a picture, that tastes delicious :-)

9 Sep 2011 6:44pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

Fantastic composition! Really clever! Great eye.
have a nice day.

9 Sep 2011 7:25pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Great find and capture!

9 Sep 2011 7:26pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


9 Sep 2011 7:33pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Just beautiful! Wonderful b/w! Have a nice weekend!

9 Sep 2011 7:45pm

Fitr from United States

this is by far one of the coolest shots ive seen!!! excellent job! :)

9 Sep 2011 8:11pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Beautiful composition, perfect timing.

9 Sep 2011 9:10pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Magnificent composition...stunning portrait! A genius shot! with special participation of Johnny Depp =))

9 Sep 2011 11:36pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is outstanding! Wonderful scene and superb processing. The first thought that came to my mind was life mimics art.

10 Sep 2011 12:38am

Stu from Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Brilliant Marianna! I love the interaction between the two characters.

10 Sep 2011 1:09am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

terrific capture. i love her outfit

10 Sep 2011 1:13am

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Old and new in the photo. Great capture.

10 Sep 2011 3:08am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente captura, muy buena!

10 Sep 2011 7:26am

Goddess ☼ Ƹl¡ from Tehran, Iran

I like this subject and this capture very much
wonderful :)

10 Sep 2011 8:23am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Cool....perfect timing...wonderful.

10 Sep 2011 8:42am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

I really like this capture !

10 Sep 2011 10:34am

cajera from France

beautiful snapshot
You are always at the right time in a good place

10 Sep 2011 11:28am

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

I love the compo, and the contrast is really powerfull here, great shot !

10 Sep 2011 5:11pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Great capture !

10 Sep 2011 5:35pm

johbont from rotterdam, Netherlands

funny photo

11 Sep 2011 3:25am

Oscar from BCN, Spain

wow, is a true shot or two images?

11 Sep 2011 7:21am

@Oscar: very true ;)

Véronique from Here & Now, France

Là pour le coup c'est aussi un incroyable face à face !
Une jolie métaphore sur l'image de soi, celle qu'on a de soi, celle qu'en ont les autres, celle qu'on aimerait avoir, celle qu'on affiche....

11 Sep 2011 7:48am

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

Perfect timing and framing. Great shot!

11 Sep 2011 8:41am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

This is great! The Barber of Seville (Johnny Depp) looking at the lady adjusting her head scarf.
Perfect timing! Beautiful b&w processing.
Another 5*****star image. Well done Mariana!

11 Sep 2011 1:28pm

@Don Levesque: thanks Don :)

eric festinger from paris, France

Ahhhh... Johnny... always looking at women... :-)

11 Sep 2011 1:43pm

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Ooooooh I love this, what a brilliantly amazing capture

12 Sep 2011 9:34am

Sugata from Newark, United States

Priceless composition!

12 Sep 2011 5:27pm

valenttin from Navodari, Romania

that blouse looks for me, a romanian, very familiar...

12 Sep 2011 6:30pm

@valenttin: maybe , i really do not know

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Superb composition. Nicely captured.

12 Sep 2011 8:31pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

woah.. that's creepy! nicely timed shot though.. well done! :)

13 Sep 2011 8:35pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Très impressionnant !

14 Sep 2011 6:23pm

David Crane from Los Angeles, United States

Funny, nicely seen.

20 Sep 2011 3:40am

1/200 second
ISO 400
160 mm