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Self, No Self

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/8 second F/4.3 ISO 200 56 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

Sophie from Fournets Luisans, France

Superbe autoportrait !

13 Mar 2012 5:34am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Exceptionally fine work - a real image-maker's image ! Five Stars.

13 Mar 2012 5:41am

ks from Kanagawa, Japan

beautiful processing.

13 Mar 2012 5:48am

Lokesh from Hyderabad, India

wonderful work M.....

13 Mar 2012 5:51am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Bravo...such an imaginative and artful image, Mariana !!

13 Mar 2012 6:06am

Javier from Castro-Urdiales, Spain

Fantástica foto, enhorabuena!

13 Mar 2012 6:37am

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Mystérieuse Mariana!

13 Mar 2012 6:39am

Khalil from Beirut, Lebanon

Magnifique effet du mouvement, très belle prise hautement poétique.

13 Mar 2012 6:55am

Monik from PARIS, France

L'art de se montrer dsans se dévoiler... SUPERBE!!!

13 Mar 2012 7:01am

PATRICK from miramas, France


13 Mar 2012 7:47am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Love the feeling of movement

13 Mar 2012 8:11am

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

A wonderful artistic selfportrait!!

13 Mar 2012 8:13am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Seductive and mysterious image ... It seems that you have managed to capture a ghost in your viewfinder ... Your guardian angel? Your conscience? :)

13 Mar 2012 8:19am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Fantastic image. Beautiful processing.

13 Mar 2012 8:24am

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Interesting image..superb treatment! Very artistic! Two thumbs up!

13 Mar 2012 8:42am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

un auto portrait comme j'aime, réalisé avec beaucoup d'originalité et de pudeur .

13 Mar 2012 8:46am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

GREAT!! love it...5*

13 Mar 2012 8:49am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Stunning self portrait, wonderfully abstract

13 Mar 2012 9:03am

Rafael from Talavera de la reina, Spain

A very personal, diffuse self-portrait. I like this way of communicating, with incomplete meanings, fleeing from the classic. It suggests. I like your irregular world!

13 Mar 2012 9:06am

Lacroux from Aubergenville, France

What strange and beautiful self-portrait. which melted texture between the background and the reflection ...

13 Mar 2012 9:10am

Marc L. from Auvergne, France

J'aime beaucoup l'effet, ce bougé maîtrisé et ces couleurs délavées. Belle image !

13 Mar 2012 9:16am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

excellent and original, I like it very much

13 Mar 2012 9:19am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom


13 Mar 2012 9:38am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Trying to think of something cute and catchy to say, DUH! can't think of a thing, nice original thinking.

13 Mar 2012 9:46am

PhotoAttraction from Porto, Portugal

Difficult... one hand in the camera, the other holding the umbrella and a finger to steady things up...
Great processing!

13 Mar 2012 9:52am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Nicely done

13 Mar 2012 9:53am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Really splendid graphic self portrait ! Great ! Phil

13 Mar 2012 9:55am

Arvind from Chennai, India

Very interesting self portrait!

13 Mar 2012 10:03am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Shot with only one hand !
Bravo, the result is nice !

13 Mar 2012 10:05am

@Gérard Beullac: always with one hand :) it's good work out , instead of going to the gym ;)

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Another piece of 5***** art !

13 Mar 2012 10:08am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

great art work

13 Mar 2012 10:10am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Excellent image and the perfect self-portrait for a photographer. Just curious - the camera you're holding appears to be your dslr though rather than your powershot that the exif data shows. Not that it matters, as this is an exceptional image. I just notice stuff like that.

13 Mar 2012 11:06am

@Jason Politte: nothing else , Jason, but my other little camera : Canon PowerShot SX100 IS

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Fantastic shot, an artistic image as desired, bravo Mariana. Nice day. *****

13 Mar 2012 11:25am

d.apskos from Orléans, France

Superbe image.
Bonne lumière, flou bien maitrisé et bien mis en page.

13 Mar 2012 11:52am

Christine from Béarn, France

extra, original, j'adore!

13 Mar 2012 12:41pm

Joke from Leuven, Belgium

very creative!

13 Mar 2012 1:35pm

Yves from Isserpent, France

Génial ! Magnifique !
Bravo !

13 Mar 2012 1:36pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

excellent art !
well done

13 Mar 2012 1:36pm

franz from Baden, Austria

excellent - extraordinary - unusual - intriguing - superb ...

13 Mar 2012 1:41pm

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

nice shot and good postpro!

13 Mar 2012 2:01pm

thami from Fès, Morocco

Belle palette picturale pour encadrer ton auto-portrait !
Bonne fin de journée lumineuse et chal-heureuse!

13 Mar 2012 2:03pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastique orignal avec beaucoup d'effet, sueprbe.

13 Mar 2012 2:11pm

Albert from Sweden, living in Hamburg, Germany

Super nice self portrait. I really like the colors and the texture giving some abstractness to the image.

13 Mar 2012 2:19pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Like a painting !

13 Mar 2012 3:08pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Wonderful. really artistic.

13 Mar 2012 3:14pm

arun from Chennai, India

superb abstract!!!!

13 Mar 2012 4:18pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Magnificent and very artistic portrait !!! Excellent photo

13 Mar 2012 4:57pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

un tres bel autoportrait

13 Mar 2012 5:09pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I love that one hand, one finger technique. A most exotic self-portrait, Mariana. Love it.

13 Mar 2012 5:10pm

Phil David Morris, 2012 from Saskatoon, New York, Canada

We both have self-portraits today and yours is fabulous, trying to capture some illusionary
whirling dirvish, you clutch the wheel for your dear life and the result is mesmerizingly so
very beautiful !!~

13 Mar 2012 6:13pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderfully dreamy self-portrait Mariana! Well done! ;-)

13 Mar 2012 6:46pm

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Super autoportrait!

13 Mar 2012 6:55pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!!!

13 Mar 2012 7:35pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

amazing! incredibly creative

13 Mar 2012 7:51pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic self portrait and processing! Beautiful and artistic!

13 Mar 2012 7:54pm

Ddo from Verdun, France

C'est un tres bel autoportrait, original, coloré. J'aime le mouvement saisi, les ombres et le rendu de la matière qui lui donnent un peu l'aspect d'un tableau.

13 Mar 2012 10:07pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

unbelievable, mariana!!

one of the most beautiful portraits I ever saw! :-))

13 Mar 2012 10:58pm

Gérard Méry from Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire, France

J'adore cette photo mystère où l'on devine le charme de la photographe...

13 Mar 2012 11:03pm

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

intriguing image with a perfect title, Mariana

14 Mar 2012 12:26am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Like it. The mysterious photographer.

14 Mar 2012 2:15am

Agus Haryono from Mataram, Indonesia

Wonderful work.

14 Mar 2012 3:10am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Wonderful self-portrait!

14 Mar 2012 3:20am

Ol from Nice Bushes, Germany

cool self-portrait with some great textures... nice

14 Mar 2012 7:22am

Marcie from Newton, United States

Fantastic and oh-so-very-creative self-portrait!

14 Mar 2012 11:46am

Trina from Pennsylvania, United States

Very creative self-portrait!

14 Mar 2012 12:08pm

Pixim from Nice, France

I like this abstraction fixed by your eye. You leave the largest part for the art, and I estimate enormously this gesture. Bravo for this beautiful painting realized on the deep

14 Mar 2012 6:04pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

Marian fantastic, a delight for the senses, you are magnificent

14 Mar 2012 8:37pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Really cool !

15 Mar 2012 1:30pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

That it...I don't wear enough rings ; ] best…jf

16 Mar 2012 3:15am

Véro from Savoie, France

Mysterious and so creative !

16 Mar 2012 8:11pm

C. Intempor'elle from Paris, France

Love so much the ambiance, the texture, the treatment and the mystery.... well done !

22 Mar 2012 7:15pm

@C. Intempor'elle: thanks . I am sure you enjoyed the other images as well browsing backward :)

Marie from FRESNES, France

excellent !

23 Mar 2012 5:23pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Une belle réussite cet autoportrait.

31 Mar 2012 9:08pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/8 second
ISO 200
56 mm