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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

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

Wonderful. She looks like she's wearing a mask of wrinkled leather.

30 Mar 2012 5:15am

Christine from Iseste, France

quelle belle vieille femme. Quel sourire et de beaux yeux....superbe portrait.

30 Mar 2012 5:54am

Lokesh from Hyderabad, India

nice portrait M....

30 Mar 2012 6:00am

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

awesome and wonderul, intriguing portrait

30 Mar 2012 6:24am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

A fantastic glance and a marvellous smile ! It's not a portrait but life ! Phil

30 Mar 2012 6:59am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

great portrait, strong image

30 Mar 2012 7:04am

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

Lovely low-key portrait!!

30 Mar 2012 7:22am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Merveilleux portrait quelle dame souriante quelle attitude fantastique iamge.
Belle journée

30 Mar 2012 7:24am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Face marked by time, but a radiant smile. Wonderful portrait. Marian nice day.

30 Mar 2012 7:30am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Is it possible we already saw her, around 1 year ago ?
A nice portrait !

30 Mar 2012 7:42am

@Gérard Beullac: not only once but two times ;) if you click at tag - you will see her there ;)

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

The courtesy of a smile that transmits the force of life! Wonderful!

30 Mar 2012 7:54am

ks from Kanagawa, Japan

this portrait have a soft face.

30 Mar 2012 8:04am

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

what an amazing visage, Mariana. would love to hear her story

30 Mar 2012 8:25am

@Skyriani: I would not . It would be too painful ! Thx Skyriani

STEED from D, France

Lovely Glance....

30 Mar 2012 8:29am

Rafael from Talavera de la reina, Spain

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!! What a marvellous work!!! CON-GRA-TU-LA-TIONS!!

30 Mar 2012 8:29am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Very energetic portrait with excellent details...

30 Mar 2012 8:31am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A beautiful portrait filled with so much wonder and innocent beauty of old people. Excellent work !!

30 Mar 2012 9:22am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

superb portrait

30 Mar 2012 10:28am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Magnifique portrait !!

30 Mar 2012 10:33am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Terrific portrait, wonderfully captured

30 Mar 2012 10:44am

Jason Politte from United States

Wonderful portrait, Mariana - you've captured the joy on her face. :-)

30 Mar 2012 10:51am

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada


30 Mar 2012 11:23am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Superb portrait - her smile seems to extend to all the lines of her face. Love the strong contrast in your image as well.

30 Mar 2012 11:44am

Marc from Halluin, France


30 Mar 2012 11:46am

Khalil from Beyrouth, Lebanon

Superbe portrait et curieux sourire. Un visage fortement sculpté par le temps. Un traitement fort qui renforce le contraste.

30 Mar 2012 11:54am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Nice smile, on a face that's seen some life. Hopefully more good memories than bad:)

30 Mar 2012 11:56am

Soheil from Tehran, Iran

nice shot
i like it

30 Mar 2012 11:56am

B.Sully from Surf City, United States

wow, gorgeous portrait! What a wonderful expression you caught here. I love all the texture. well done!

30 Mar 2012 12:09pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

:) very nice!!

30 Mar 2012 12:12pm

arun from Chennai, India

awesome joyful smile....

30 Mar 2012 12:29pm

agnes from besançon, France

joli travail en noir et blanc.

30 Mar 2012 12:31pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium


30 Mar 2012 12:36pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

wonderful my teacher, bravo

30 Mar 2012 12:39pm

Marc from Granby, Québec, Canada

This is one happy person, very nice... :))

30 Mar 2012 1:25pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

ein Spitzenmäßiges Portrait.

30 Mar 2012 1:27pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5****

30 Mar 2012 2:04pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Scary! :)
Excellent portrait.

30 Mar 2012 3:00pm

Carol from Leamington ON, Canada

You've really captured this woman's features nicely Mariane, the head and neck scarf add so much to her character.... I would like to think that all those facical wrinkle are due to smiling all the time... :) Nicely done!

30 Mar 2012 3:07pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Perfect image.

30 Mar 2012 3:07pm

roy from ostend, Belgium

Great,with the few still happy, respect.

30 Mar 2012 3:26pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A happy grandma expertly captured.

30 Mar 2012 3:47pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

One other great portrait Mariana !!

30 Mar 2012 4:29pm

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Avec la mesure de la lumière opérée sur les hautes lumières, ce visage se détache superbement bien sur le fond sous exposé!
Bonne fin de semaine lumineuse!

30 Mar 2012 4:33pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Wonderful image

30 Mar 2012 5:03pm

Willie from Obdam, Netherlands

So you see, everyone is beautiful as she is photographed by you!

30 Mar 2012 5:20pm

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

Un sourire ridé par le temps mais fort sympathique

30 Mar 2012 5:25pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

eh bien les traits de son visage me fascine

30 Mar 2012 5:39pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Magnificent portrait !!!! .... as always. Great job !!

30 Mar 2012 5:56pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

A portrait with great details as always.

30 Mar 2012 6:00pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful smile on this very expressive face! Nicely captured Mariana! ;-)

30 Mar 2012 6:38pm

coriandre from Villeneuve sur lot, France

Beaucoup de force dans cette superbe photo

30 Mar 2012 7:04pm

Joke from Leuven, Belgium

What a great portrait!

30 Mar 2012 7:17pm

Jaap from Heerenveen, Netherlands

Nice b&w portrait. Great processing.

30 Mar 2012 7:31pm

Tat à l'oeil from Paris, France

withe the smile ;)

30 Mar 2012 8:28pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

this is great, mariana!!

what a wondeful portrait! :-))

30 Mar 2012 9:06pm

hossein saharnaz from Iran


30 Mar 2012 9:31pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Smile is always precious for everyone !

30 Mar 2012 10:22pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A fantastic portrait and totally beautiful light.

30 Mar 2012 10:34pm

Rita from Netherlands

Heel bijzonder....fantastisch.
Dank je wel .. dag dag

30 Mar 2012 11:12pm

Pedro Callealta from Cádiz, Spain

Excelent portrait

30 Mar 2012 11:43pm

rainboy from Nainital, India

wow ! This is amazing shot !!

31 Mar 2012 4:22am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is an intense portrait. What a great face.

31 Mar 2012 4:29am

Loukas from Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece

What a lovely portrait Mariana!

31 Mar 2012 4:35am

Pataphoto from Toulouse, France

Les marques du temps, j'aime

31 Mar 2012 4:48am

Sam from Chennai, India

Amazing portrait. What a lovely smile. Great. Love it, Mariana. :)

31 Mar 2012 5:00am

Khashayar from Sari, Iran

very nice
well done.

31 Mar 2012 11:54am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Wonderful portrait!

31 Mar 2012 7:38pm

Ddo from Verdun, France

A visit at the dentist is imperative

1 Apr 2012 8:31am

franz from Baden, Austria

stunning capture !!

1 Apr 2012 10:53am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Oh she. Is so happy, great portrait

1 Apr 2012 6:23pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

Love the details of this portrait !!!
Well done Mariana!

1 Apr 2012 7:40pm

Phil David Morris, from Saskatoon, New York, Canada

One of your best, I really cannot get that sort of treatment in my photos, with all the
wrinkles in black and white; gloriously etched on her face. My friend is coming to
town next in a couple weeks and she wants all her wrinkles to show in some photos,
trouble is I cannot do pictures like this, I will have to ship out the shots to someone
who can develop the picture in a way like yours, quite astonishing !

2 Apr 2012 2:02pm

@Phil David Morris,: Thanks Phil for your comments and visit . I would not mind at all if you email me her pictures and I will do my best to edit these portraits . Funny that a girl likes to see her photos with all wrinkles. I do not like to see my pix like that :)

Phil David Morris, from Saskatoon, New York, Canada

Thanks Mariane, My email is philmorris [AT] shaw [DOT] com, could you send me an email and I will send
the pic when we get it. Most appreciated, I certainly could never process such a picture. My friend
Laura Lynn wants to see all her wrinkles and her long flowing white hair !

3 Apr 2012 7:19pm

@Phil David Morris,: I did and this is what happened : This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification. Delivery to the following recipients failed. philmorris [AT] shaw [DOT] com

Marcie from Newton, United States

What a great face. Fabulous expression!

4 Apr 2012 12:04pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/1250 second
ISO 200
21 mm