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Sweet Old Lady

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/160 second F/5.0 ISO 400 110 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

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

You really excel at these b&w portraits. Wonderful contrast and sparkly eyes.

13 Dec 2011 5:12am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Un beau sourrire, avec un rendu sur le visage ce cheveux gris superbe portrait.
Belle journée

13 Dec 2011 5:21am

Sien from Netherlands

She has that beautiful Grandma glint in her eyes
Superb image, lovely processing!
Well done Mariana

13 Dec 2011 5:55am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

eyes so full of life
beautiful portrait Mariana

13 Dec 2011 5:59am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Hey! You found another smiler she perhaps has a happier tale to tell.

13 Dec 2011 6:45am

@J.R.: more "smilers" you will see here ;) just for you :)

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Your title is better than all the coments , wonderful ! Phil

13 Dec 2011 7:05am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

There is a sweetness and softnessabout her, great portrait

13 Dec 2011 7:22am

jay from MUMBAI, India

Stunning Portrait

13 Dec 2011 7:33am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

unreal eyes. wonderful portrait.

13 Dec 2011 7:47am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Metallic eyes !

13 Dec 2011 8:00am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Hervorragendes Portrait.

13 Dec 2011 8:05am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

A nice smile, magnificent portrait as you know them so well! Nice day.

13 Dec 2011 8:33am

PATRICK from miramas, France


13 Dec 2011 8:40am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

I'd recognise your style anywhere - outstanding !

13 Dec 2011 8:58am

@Nigel: well, we are together for almost 3 years :) many thx !

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Beautiful details in this lovely portrait... Really nice shot Mariana...

13 Dec 2011 9:35am

@Nazzareno: thanks :)

Lougris from Toulouse, France

quelle douceur dans son regard !!! un très doux portrait !

13 Dec 2011 9:42am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Stunning portrait

13 Dec 2011 9:43am

Chantal from Netherlands

she has a friendly smile

13 Dec 2011 9:50am

Mandar from Kudal, India


13 Dec 2011 10:12am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Lovely....beautiful lady...joyous portrait.

13 Dec 2011 10:24am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Very nice processing

13 Dec 2011 10:33am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

isn't she just

13 Dec 2011 10:50am

@grouser: just what ?

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Her sparkling eyes are so full of life! Magnificent portrait.

13 Dec 2011 11:25am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Super portrait!

13 Dec 2011 11:26am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

Lovely smile - great portrait

13 Dec 2011 11:49am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

What a beautiful smile she has! Nicely captured Mariana! ;-)

13 Dec 2011 12:53pm

Z from Shanghai, China

Yes, sweet lady:) sweet smile!

13 Dec 2011 1:26pm

@Z: and good portrait, right ? thx

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

a sweet old lady of course

13 Dec 2011 1:57pm

vrinda from abu dhabi, United Arab Emirates

superb sweet old lady with sweet smiling eyes

13 Dec 2011 2:07pm

Victoria from Sweden

Very nice photo!

13 Dec 2011 2:23pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

So sweet.... smiling. nice captured !

13 Dec 2011 2:28pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

That she is! best…jf

13 Dec 2011 2:32pm

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia


13 Dec 2011 2:33pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Impressive strong image with hypnotizing wonderful eyes.

13 Dec 2011 3:44pm

narcissus from Iran, Iran

so sharp !!! perfect B&W!

13 Dec 2011 3:47pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Stunning. So sweet portrait. She has wonderful eyes. A kind person. You captured her soul. Great Mariana.
One of your best portraits. Love it. :)

13 Dec 2011 4:04pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Oh for sure! She makes me smile too - what a beautiful visage and a clear, sharp, excellent image you have captured and conveyed - I hope you are doing well....I loved yoour yesterdays as well - sorry about being away so long - All the best!

13 Dec 2011 4:38pm

@Denny Jump Photo: I am doing great. Thanks Denny :)

Amaia Badiola Elgezabal from Gernika, United Kingdom

I love the expresion that has the woman! So real

13 Dec 2011 4:53pm

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

beautiful face and smile. a sweetness. Alejandra hug

13 Dec 2011 4:58pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

I love the magic in her eyes Mariana!!!! Honesty and happines are speaking here!

13 Dec 2011 5:21pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

superbe expression dans ce portrait

13 Dec 2011 5:30pm

Miguel Ángel Cuesta Gómez from Salamanca, Spain

Tu estilo sigue fiel a lo que ha sido desde que te conozco. Me alegra

13 Dec 2011 5:45pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

This is your world, the world of anonymous eyes, you keep in your camera to always fantastic Mariana once more.

13 Dec 2011 6:50pm

philippe from moselle, France

un portrait qui pétille, superbe Mariana !!!

13 Dec 2011 8:54pm

rob from faenza, Italy

Lovely portrait! Perfect BW.

13 Dec 2011 9:25pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Very accurate portrait.

13 Dec 2011 9:53pm

Yves from Isserpent, France

A very pretty Mamie !

13 Dec 2011 10:21pm

Oscar from BcN, Spain

Beautiful eyes, nice smile. Sweet

13 Dec 2011 10:46pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful portrait! She has such a sparkle in her eyes!

14 Dec 2011 1:07am

Andrew from Simsbury, United States

you captured her eyes magnificently!

14 Dec 2011 3:01am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Nice smile and beautiful eyes.

14 Dec 2011 1:05pm

franz from Baden, Austria

i has been said so often before, but i'll have to say it again ... love the sparkle in her eyes !!!

14 Dec 2011 1:06pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

She has very kind eyes. A lovely lady.

14 Dec 2011 9:38pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

stunning portrait!!!!!!!!

15 Dec 2011 12:20am

Susan from Sausalito, United States

A beautiful woman...maybe more so in life without the gritty treatment...a characteristic of your wonderful work....most us of us in this light would look fairly awful....but her luminous eyes say it all.

16 Dec 2011 1:43am

Punit from Somewhere in, India

Lovely portrait. The eye contact and the details are so spot-on.

18 Dec 2011 10:01am

domlortha from Roanne, France

You always shot great portraits: this one is more happiest than the nest ones. Like it too.
Have a nice day.

22 Dec 2011 12:04pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

that's a fine portrait shot of her.. well done..

29 Dec 2011 4:41pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique portrait.

30 Dec 2011 9:39pm

Marc L. from Auvergne, France

Simplement superbe !

4 Feb 2012 11:22am

1/160 second
ISO 400
110 mm