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Iron Lady

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/250 second F/7.1 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

PhotOpus from Aix-en-Provence, France

Tu sais koi ? Je n'ai même pas vu The Artist !

15 Mar 2012 5:49am

@PhotOpus: go and see both:)

Loukas from Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece

An artistic smiling iron lady. Nice shot Mariana

15 Mar 2012 5:50am

Chetan from Gurgaon, India

Quite a difficult choice between the two movies. Beautiful.

15 Mar 2012 5:53am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wonderful capture - I think she has more charm than the Iron Lady!

15 Mar 2012 6:25am

@Stephen: i agree :)

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

She is more artist than iron lady!

15 Mar 2012 6:48am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Is she Madona !!?? lol ! Nice happy shot ! Phil

15 Mar 2012 6:53am

ks from Kanagawa, Japan

it seems a scene from a movie. :)

15 Mar 2012 6:53am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Love the ladies smile, Mrs Thatcher would never have approved of that handbag :)

15 Mar 2012 7:00am

Marc L. from Auvergne, France

Superbe traitement, j'aurais opté pour le format carré. La photo aurait eu plus d'impact je pense ;-)

15 Mar 2012 7:06am

@Marc L.: thx Marc. No square format for me; I like this, original one :)

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

Two movies that I have not seen yet.

15 Mar 2012 7:13am

Khalil from Beirut, Lebanon

Avec son doux sourire elle laisse mieux passer son caractère de fer. Belle prise.

15 Mar 2012 7:16am

Christine from Iseste, France

Pour ma part j'aime ce format, en carré, elle aurait été trop centrée....superbe photo, bien contrastée et un peit reflet en prime...bravo et bonne journée

15 Mar 2012 7:28am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Nicely photographed

15 Mar 2012 7:29am

@Willem: as always , right ?

STEED from D, France

Between two roles..A Hard choice......

15 Mar 2012 7:41am


PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5****

15 Mar 2012 7:48am

Lokesh from Hyderabad, India

interesting shot M..... the posters in the background create more drama in this image....

15 Mar 2012 8:10am

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

She obviously likes being in the "picture" .............. ;-))
Great street photography!!

15 Mar 2012 8:21am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wow ! so beautiful shot
well done

15 Mar 2012 8:22am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Oscarized background .

15 Mar 2012 8:27am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super frame

15 Mar 2012 8:50am

Rafael from Talavera de la reina, Spain

I see old times - picture on the left-, contemporary times on the right, and the image of nowadays. Good work, congratulations!

15 Mar 2012 9:09am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

belles affiches ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

15 Mar 2012 9:45am

Putter from Brugge, Belgium

:) Nice one!

15 Mar 2012 9:51am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

I love movie posters

15 Mar 2012 10:07am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

She seems to be posing for you like a movie star. :-)

15 Mar 2012 10:30am

@Jason Politte: she apparently loves posing ... a pretty ladies love that ;)

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

The reflection matches the Iron Lady poster beautifully !

15 Mar 2012 10:39am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

It is still more beautiful than Mrs. Thatcher :) It poses beautifully for you, magnificent image. Mariana nice day.

15 Mar 2012 11:12am

@Tede: Hi Tede :)

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Mrs. Thacher's beauty may be deeper than just the outward, but the blond is a nice looking lady

15 Mar 2012 11:45am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

un portrait au joli sourire plein de lumière solaire. j'aime beaucoup.

15 Mar 2012 11:54am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

A beautiful image, although I must admit to not being a fan of Thatcher !

15 Mar 2012 12:10pm

@Doug: you do not see her, but Meryl and this lovely woman only ;)

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I will not see "the artist" because I do not like silent films, but I'll probably watch the movie with Merryl Streep based on the life of Margaret Thatcher.
Nice image Mariana

15 Mar 2012 12:19pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful frame. Love the composition. Nice smile. She posed for you. Lovely. :)

15 Mar 2012 12:36pm

franz from Baden, Austria

i wonder who SHE would rather be ... ;-))
love your use of light and shadow here !!

15 Mar 2012 12:39pm

@franz: nobody but herself . I know her very well - my the best friend !

franz from Baden, Austria

splendid ! that's exactly as it should be !!

15 Mar 2012 1:04pm

@franz: sure. i was even surprised by your above comment .

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Simply terrific.

15 Mar 2012 1:09pm

Jean-Luc from Bourg en Bresse, France

An artist is born ! your best friend look like Madonna and she's shining trought your lense , S ! With her around , no one would become iron man ;) Have fun , S

15 Mar 2012 1:19pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Marvelous portrait.

15 Mar 2012 1:31pm


great frame & compo...
very well done

15 Mar 2012 1:54pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Superbe dame et compo merveilleux entre les deux affiches quel cpatage avec ce bel éclairage sueprbe.
Belle soirée

15 Mar 2012 2:21pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb composition .

15 Mar 2012 2:35pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Excellent image. I really like her happy smilimg....:-)

15 Mar 2012 3:07pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

un tres beau traitement

15 Mar 2012 3:39pm

Joke from Leuven, Belgium

A very special picture. I like it!

15 Mar 2012 3:39pm

Joke from Leuven, Belgium

A very special picture! I like it

15 Mar 2012 3:40pm

thami from Morocco

J'aime bien le fragment réfléchi de la femme en chair et en os sur l'affiche de l'artiste! Comme si un peu de célébrité avait déteint sur elle...
Bonne journée lumineuse!

15 Mar 2012 3:56pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great framing and colors !!

15 Mar 2012 4:17pm

@Eric C.: thx Eric. I love colors of the image too .

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

wonderful portrait - she has a great smile

15 Mar 2012 5:12pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!!!!!!!

15 Mar 2012 5:26pm

R.J.Dee from Ettlingen, Germany

I've already seen "The Artist" ... absolutely fantastic ... I'll see "The Iron Lady" next week ... thanks for reminding me ;-)

15 Mar 2012 5:47pm

Pixim from Nice, France

As often, I like the interaction which you introduce into your photos through your subjects. Here, as a star, this young actress strikes the pose for the attentive photographer Well done

15 Mar 2012 6:15pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful street capture Mariana! A beautiful smile! ;-)

15 Mar 2012 6:51pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A definite contrast between the two ladies! I love her smile! Great shot!

15 Mar 2012 8:02pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

photographed fantastic city, a tribute to good cinema, the Artist and the iron maiden, wonderful, kiss Paul.

15 Mar 2012 8:09pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Iron Lady looks excellent.:-)

15 Mar 2012 8:43pm

PANAMEPHOTOS from Champigny Sur Marne, France

tres joli et tres as propos

15 Mar 2012 9:03pm

Hanry from Castricum, Netherlands

This young lady seems to me absolutely no Iron Lady, this is her smile too friendly. Beautifully shot and model inserted in nice context.

15 Mar 2012 9:11pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

she may be an iron lady, but you ..

are definitely the artist, mariana! ! : -))

15 Mar 2012 10:30pm

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

Tubas shooter la princesse en direct et avec un grand sourire, pas de doute c'est réussi.

15 Mar 2012 11:14pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

such an interesting effect

15 Mar 2012 11:20pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Very interesting shot. I prefer the "smiling lady" , she seems more agreeable !!!

16 Mar 2012 1:24am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Wonderful image...nice timing.

16 Mar 2012 8:25am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Wonderful capture! Love her smile and, in my opinion, two of the best movies ever.

17 Mar 2012 9:00pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

it's nice to see you got her to pose for you.. nice shot!

18 Mar 2012 11:21pm

Marcie from Newton, United States

Wonderful light in this street scene. Love how she waved!

19 Mar 2012 12:02pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States


20 Mar 2012 5:37am

cajera from France

"the artist", "the iron Lady" and "le sourire" trois belles affiches

22 Mar 2012 8:15pm

Alireza from Tehran, Iran

Beautiful frame

25 Jul 2012 8:52am

1/250 second
ISO 400
75 mm