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"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

Quel regard !

25 Mar 2012 5:45am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

very well taken

25 Mar 2012 5:45am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

very well taken

25 Mar 2012 5:46am

PATRICK from miramas, France

great capture 5***

25 Mar 2012 5:49am

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

Love the strong face. Nice!

25 Mar 2012 6:19am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

So glad you left this one in color. Dramatic expression and skin tones, beautiful with the blue turban. :-)

25 Mar 2012 6:21am

@DULCIE: trust me I am so confident with portraits that there is no need any longer to think about decision - BW or color :)

Farnaz.m from tehran, Iran

nice portrait

25 Mar 2012 6:33am

Khalil from Beirut, Lebanon

Magnifique portrait. Bien sérieux et hautain. Excellent rendu des détails.

25 Mar 2012 6:40am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Excellent portrait, very strong character

25 Mar 2012 6:59am

Loukas from Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece

He looks very serious! Excellent shot Mariana

25 Mar 2012 7:11am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

The red on his forehead is so impressive.

25 Mar 2012 7:11am

wolfen from Villefranche sur Saône, France

Un regard magnétique !! Tout les mystères de l'Orient ! Bravo !
Bon dimanche

25 Mar 2012 7:26am

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

What a strong look!
A beautiful combination of colors: the turban, the grey of the beard and the shirt ........
I'm glad you didn't turn this one to b&w ;-))

25 Mar 2012 7:40am

Putter from Brugge, Belgium

Powerful portrait!

25 Mar 2012 8:18am

Philou04 from Manosque, France

Great portrait and impressive look.

25 Mar 2012 8:26am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

I feel like in a James Bond! And he has the eyes of the wicked! I can already hear the music!

25 Mar 2012 8:35am

Kazimir from Havirov, Czech Republic

Strong porteait!!

25 Mar 2012 8:38am

Yves from Isserpent, France

Hypnotique !
Un regard exeptionnel

25 Mar 2012 8:51am

Mhelene from Paris, France

A strong portrait !!

25 Mar 2012 9:25am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Hervorragende Aufnahme.

25 Mar 2012 9:39am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Fantastic portrait. Stunning colors and light.

25 Mar 2012 9:40am

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand


25 Mar 2012 9:53am

Z from Shanghai, China

Excellent! really impressive light and facial expression

25 Mar 2012 11:12am

Jaap from Heerenveen, Netherlands

He looks angry (because you took a picture of him?) Strong portrait.

25 Mar 2012 11:19am

@Jaap: no, not angry :)

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Serious is not the word, angry it would seem to me; but a great capture

25 Mar 2012 11:46am

@J.R.: just the way he looks :) why angry ?

Khashayar from Sari, Iran

a nice portrait.

25 Mar 2012 12:14pm

PhotoAttraction from Porto, Portugal


25 Mar 2012 12:24pm

Baldwin J from Bejuma, Venezuela

Great portrait, once again !!

25 Mar 2012 12:54pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

What do you want.....???
A beautiful character Mariana!! Great job you did here ;)

25 Mar 2012 1:05pm

@Richard Geven: thx Richard . I do not see your images on Am3 . Right ?

Marc from Granby, Québec, Canada

Great portrait Mariana.

25 Mar 2012 2:06pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A very serious look on his face Mariana! Nicely captured! ;-)

25 Mar 2012 2:16pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great portrait and great glance !!

25 Mar 2012 2:48pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Excellent image.

25 Mar 2012 3:00pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic portrait! Wonderful color and light.

25 Mar 2012 3:07pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

un regard pénétrant ! superbe portrait

25 Mar 2012 3:11pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Fine portrait.

25 Mar 2012 3:15pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

A very fine and clear portrait!

25 Mar 2012 4:00pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

fantastic eyes, bravo

25 Mar 2012 4:33pm

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

strong portrait - excellent!

25 Mar 2012 4:43pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Excellent portrait, very nice focus and framing.

25 Mar 2012 4:47pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

excellent portrait

25 Mar 2012 4:55pm

Christine from Iseste, France

Mais quel regard! il nous transperce littéralement.

25 Mar 2012 5:00pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

He does not seem very happy. Outstanding portrait !!!! I like this in color..

25 Mar 2012 5:02pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Great portrait. Perfect shot. Nice capture of his expression. Outstanding ... :)

25 Mar 2012 5:16pm

Lokesh from Hyderabad, India

i love the clarity and sharpness of our frames as always.... and i will ask the same question again... don't people object when you shoot them... ?

25 Mar 2012 5:35pm

Cristian Petri from Bistrita, Romania

Very nice portrait! Grate colors! I like his expression.

25 Mar 2012 5:49pm

Willie from Netherlands

Through your photos a whole new world opened for me, beautiful!

25 Mar 2012 5:54pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom


25 Mar 2012 6:03pm

Hanry from Castricum, Netherlands

This is a very beautiful portrait, great colors and a captivating view of the man. What is he thinking?

25 Mar 2012 6:16pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

Hi Mariana,

Haven't much time to photograph at the moment, to busy to get all the things on the rails again.
I'm trying to take photo's around the house and tomorrow i will post one again ;-)

Thanx for your nice comments ;-))

25 Mar 2012 6:30pm

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

J'ai tout de suite reconnu Aladin! Mais il semble préoccupé par la perte de sa lampe merveilleuse!
Bonne fin de journée chal-heureuse!

25 Mar 2012 6:35pm

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Impressive facial expression. Good job.

25 Mar 2012 9:09pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic powerful portrait, fantastic details as well!

25 Mar 2012 9:16pm

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Answer, the eyes tell the story I get those eyes when someone is mad or upset with me not when they're pleased or happy, those are the eyes I get when someone cuts me off in traffic:)

25 Mar 2012 9:48pm

@J.R.: he he ... i have terrible wish to take a portrait of you when you are mad :)

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

love the textures of his skin and beard

25 Mar 2012 10:12pm

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

Renversant le piqué et le souleurs de ce beau portrait. Bravo

25 Mar 2012 10:18pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice Portrait!!!!

25 Mar 2012 10:45pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


25 Mar 2012 10:57pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

What a strong portrait! The look is not really one of anger but maybe determination.
Well seen Mariana!

25 Mar 2012 11:20pm

B.Sully from Surf City, United States

I love this portrait! great texture and facial expression. Well done!

25 Mar 2012 11:40pm

Jason Politte from United States

The intensity in the eyes is mesmerizing.

26 Mar 2012 12:33am

Chetan from Gurgaon, India

Quite much must be going in the mind of this Sardar. For some reason he seems to be angry, but a great portrait nevertheless.

26 Mar 2012 3:55am

gautam from new delhi, India

very well captured...:) excellent

26 Mar 2012 4:23am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

I like your color portraits

26 Mar 2012 6:37am

Marie from George, South Africa

Good portrait! Hehe, it looks like you caught him a bit off guard.

26 Mar 2012 8:27am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Very angry expressions....great details.

26 Mar 2012 9:11am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Strong and compelling portrait - excellent!

26 Mar 2012 12:46pm

cajera from France

Voilà un homme terriblement sérieux et merveilleusement mis en valeur par la lumière et le fond flou.

26 Mar 2012 5:47pm

Grandoude from Saint Quentin en Yvelines, France

Angry face!
He does not like picture of him!

27 Mar 2012 12:21pm

@Grandoude: Many commented the same, and now for the first time I would say - no, not a angry face, but since Sun went straight to his eyes, he frowned to get a shade on his eyes :) He did not see me ...picture was taken on a market with bunch of people around him, and I was glad to be able to isolate him only ! thanks for the visit !

franz from Baden, Austria

angry perhaps not, serious definitely!
gorgeous portrait with so much detail ... not least the textiles he's wearing in all their colourful brightness!!

27 Mar 2012 3:10pm

Bruno F from France

A powerful portrait ! Fabulous one !

27 Mar 2012 9:31pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

love the intense stare you captured here.. nice work! :)

29 Mar 2012 1:31am

UweB from SH, Germany

Strong portrait!

29 Mar 2012 10:46am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

My first impression was of a serious man not an angry one. It's a great portrait of this serious fellow.

29 Mar 2012 5:05pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Quelle puissance dans le regard !

31 Mar 2012 9:02pm

Didi from Orléans, France

Terrific portrait
Very nice natural attitude
Best regards

2 Apr 2012 10:05pm

1/200 second
ISO 400
180 mm