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Toothless Smiley Face

Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/200 second F/5.6 ISO 400 105 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

Pedro Callealta from Cádiz, Spain

Fantastic portraiture. I like the high contrast of the photo.

19 Mar 2012 5:52am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Smile is always a smile. Sometimes it paraneen teeth is reduced.

19 Mar 2012 5:52am

PATRICK from miramas, France


19 Mar 2012 6:18am

Laurent from not far from Lyon, France

great portrait

19 Mar 2012 6:27am

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Great contrast in this portrait!

19 Mar 2012 6:50am

Javier from Castro-Urdiales, Spain

Fantástico retrato, una imagen BW perfecta!

19 Mar 2012 7:00am

Khalil from Beirut, Lebanon

Un sourire sur la bouche et dans les yeux. Des dents manquent mais les yeux sont très beaux. Magnifique rendu des détails du visage sous cette belle lumière.

19 Mar 2012 7:17am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Great portrait as usual !! Phil

19 Mar 2012 7:22am

Mhelene from Paris, France

One of your extraordinary portraits ! A wonderful smile with mouth and eyes !!

19 Mar 2012 7:23am

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

Although he has lost some of his teeth he's not afraid of smiling ............. ;-))
Nice twinkle in his eyes!!

19 Mar 2012 8:04am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

The black background really works well.

19 Mar 2012 8:04am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Very nice.

19 Mar 2012 8:12am

Christine from Iseste, France

En regardant cette photo, je me dis que toute la beauté de l'Homme se trouve dans ses yeux, reflet de son âme. Magnifique portrait Mariana. Bonne journée

19 Mar 2012 8:14am

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Un portrait étonnant. Mais quel regard!

19 Mar 2012 8:24am

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Wonderful portrait, really excellent processing

19 Mar 2012 8:44am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great !!...wonderful details & facial expressions...nice treatment.

19 Mar 2012 8:51am

PhotoAttraction from Porto, Portugal

Nice portrait! Great eyes!

19 Mar 2012 8:52am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Great smiling eyes !

19 Mar 2012 8:54am

Frida from Sweden


19 Mar 2012 9:09am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Joyful portrait - even his eyes smile!

19 Mar 2012 9:22am

bahman parandin from kermanshah, Iran

great portrait with strong look.

19 Mar 2012 9:37am

Emmeji from France

Ces yeux sont si rieurs qu'on en oublie sa bouche...Joli portrait !

19 Mar 2012 9:41am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

nice portrait in B&W

19 Mar 2012 10:23am

Göran from Skanör, Sweden

The high contrast makes this portrait stand out. As a former dentist I feel a certain wish to start working on his teeth but it seems he is quite happy with his situation.

19 Mar 2012 10:52am

Baldwin J from Bejuma, Venezuela

Great B&W Portrait ... Amazing contrast!!

19 Mar 2012 11:06am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wonderful portrait as always, Mariana - I love the light you caught in his eyes here.

19 Mar 2012 11:09am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Stunning portrait Mariana

19 Mar 2012 11:23am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

great portrait and smile

19 Mar 2012 11:31am

d.apskos from Orléans, France

Un homme heureux. Sourire et yeux pétillants donne une idée d'un bonheur présent.
Joli portrait d'un ouvrier, peut être en fin de journée....

19 Mar 2012 11:45am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Toothless maybe but can still manage a lovely smile for you, Mariana

19 Mar 2012 11:46am

Marcie from Newton, United States

Love this face!! What a wonderfully happy expression.

19 Mar 2012 11:59am

Karen Politte from Conway, United States

wow - a stunning portrait here Mariana - well done!

19 Mar 2012 12:06pm

JCJ from Troyes, France

excellent portrait, what a face, and a great eye contact.

19 Mar 2012 12:15pm

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

amazing quality in this image, beatifically toned b+w...

19 Mar 2012 12:25pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wonderful portrait and expression!

19 Mar 2012 12:50pm

Z from Shanghai, China

A metallic portrait :)

19 Mar 2012 12:55pm

@Z: metallic ?

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

A pretty smile even if he misses a few teeth :) The eyes are sparkling. Splendid and magnificent portrait treatment. Mariana nice day. *****

19 Mar 2012 1:03pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Ein Besuch beim Zahnarzt wäre nicht schlecht. Hervorragendes Portrait.

19 Mar 2012 1:04pm

jeffrey from Haydenville, United States

beautiful portrait! Great eye connection!

19 Mar 2012 1:38pm

Phil David Morris, from Saskatoon, New York, Canada

A great Irish portrait, love how the eyes just shine beautifully !~

19 Mar 2012 2:29pm

Willie from Netherlands

Beautiful "head". Beautifully depicted, the eyes stand out!

19 Mar 2012 2:56pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

excellent portrait

19 Mar 2012 3:12pm

thami from Morocco

Un sourire édenté mais contagieux de convivialité !
Bonne journée lumineuse!

19 Mar 2012 3:23pm

arun from Chennai, India

awesome smile... childish but superb...

19 Mar 2012 3:34pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Nice smiling portrait.

19 Mar 2012 3:36pm

Trina from Pennsylvania, United States

Toothless or not, a great smile! Nice portrait!

19 Mar 2012 4:16pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

A wonderful portrait.

19 Mar 2012 4:29pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great portrait !!

19 Mar 2012 4:42pm

mseguid from Es Castell-Menorca-I Balears, Spain

Suberb portrait. So amazing.

19 Mar 2012 5:08pm


fantastic eyes!
great shot

19 Mar 2012 5:46pm

Farnaz.m from Iran


19 Mar 2012 6:15pm

Bruno F from France

Another great portrait ! One of your best (for me) !

19 Mar 2012 6:19pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

perfect marian, bravo

19 Mar 2012 6:30pm

Jim Mahan-Soto from Glendale, CA, United States

What a fantastic WOW images! Love this in B & W and the joy in this man's face.

19 Mar 2012 6:31pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

The smiling eyes says it all! A super capture Mariana! ;-)

19 Mar 2012 6:46pm

Pixim from Nice, France

One day, I shall like seeing all, your tight B&W portraits, aligned in a showroom. As Avalon, you are the perfect witness of one of the major components of our world, the human being in all his simplicity. In every case, thank you for the sharing

19 Mar 2012 6:52pm

@Pixim: this sounds fantastic ... my dream for sure ;) many thanks Pixim :)

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
very nice!!!!!!!!!!!

19 Mar 2012 6:53pm

Warren T. from San Francisco, United States


19 Mar 2012 7:01pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Awesome portrait with this wonderful expression. Plain fantastic!

19 Mar 2012 7:07pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful portrait. Smiling eyes. Yes, toothless, but a genuine smile. Great. Love it, Mariana. :)

19 Mar 2012 7:24pm

larans from Lund, Sweden

I just love this portrait. wonderful, significant M..

19 Mar 2012 7:34pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Fantastic contrasting portrait.

19 Mar 2012 8:21pm

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

great smile without teeth, his eyes are fantastic

19 Mar 2012 8:25pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Incredible smile. Wondefully captured Mariana.

19 Mar 2012 8:39pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Excellent portrait and a sympathetic smile !!! Beautiful..

19 Mar 2012 9:03pm

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Great portrait with high contrast! In french you can say "une belle gueule"!

19 Mar 2012 9:29pm

Hanry from Castricum, Netherlands

Beautiful portrait, the man has visible pleasure at this moment, the lights in his eyes to prove it!

19 Mar 2012 9:53pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Lovely smile and I like the twinkle in his eyes!

19 Mar 2012 10:15pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Superb portrait! Excellent detailing! Two thumbs up!

19 Mar 2012 10:19pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Awesome portrait and processing.

20 Mar 2012 12:04am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

You get such a luminous effect in the eyes. Nicely handled.

20 Mar 2012 3:05am

Arvind from Chennai, India

Classic photo!

20 Mar 2012 3:21am

Chetan from Gurgaon, India

Missing some teeth, but not the expression. lovely.

20 Mar 2012 4:38am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An amazing face and portrait. Bravo!

20 Mar 2012 5:30am

Jerry from Aberdeen, United States

Great shot....impressive

20 Mar 2012 4:24pm

Ayush Basu from Singapore, Singapore

great shot in b/w, makes a nice portrait

20 Mar 2012 11:17pm

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

Il vaut mieux en rire. Tu l'as pris à bout portant ..efet réussi

20 Mar 2012 11:20pm

franz from Baden, Austria

pixim says it much better than i could ... but i fully agree !!!

21 Mar 2012 8:24pm

Marie from George, South Africa

Haha! This is awesome and so full of joy! Love the shot.

22 Mar 2012 1:53pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

Perfect portrait Mariana!!!
Realy like this composition and the black pops out of my screen ;-)

22 Mar 2012 7:42pm

@Richard Geven: thx Richard . You know me and my love for portraits :)

cajera from France

Un sourire à faire fuir, un regard lumineux qui attire et accroche
Un visage tout en oposition

22 Mar 2012 8:49pm

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

POW! What an impact!

24 Mar 2012 4:00am

Leyla from Linköping, Sweden

The Best

29 Mar 2012 1:26pm

Marc L. from Auvergne, France

Un portrait qui en dit long sur la vie de cet homme, j'aime beaucoup !

2 Apr 2012 5:47pm

1/200 second
ISO 400
105 mm