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3 YRS With You :)

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 3 April 2012 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.


Seems like yesterday when first I opened my page on Am3.
Thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity, from you I have learned much of on-line friendship and photography philosophy. Thank you sincerely :)



"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

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

quel portrait quel éclairage avec omme une belle boule de lumière.
Belle journée

3 Apr 2012 5:08am

Biserka from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Prijateljice, prekrasno!!!! Poljubac!!!!

3 Apr 2012 5:27am

@Biserka: I ja tebe ljubim ;) Znas da mi je uvijek drago kad te vidim na mojoj stranici ;)

Lokesh from Hyderabad, India

brilliant composition...

3 Apr 2012 5:36am

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

Happy 3rd! A dreamy shot.

3 Apr 2012 5:44am

@Stu: thank you Stu

céanothe from France

Very nice shot !

3 Apr 2012 5:57am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

It's a shared pleasure !

3 Apr 2012 6:07am

@Gérard Beullac: im glad to hear that ;)

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

Nice processing!!
I like the tones and the light!
Congrats :-)) I guess you will go for at least another 3 years .......

3 Apr 2012 6:09am

@Ellebelle: thx Ellebelle ;)

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Congrats for this 3yrs on Aminus ! Each day it's a gift fo us ! And this wonderful portrait prove it ! Phil

3 Apr 2012 6:11am

@Phil: many thx Phil !

Christine from Iseste, France

Je suppose que c'est toi sur la photo....très belle! et bon anniversaire à ton blog qui enchante depuis trois ans tant de monde.

3 Apr 2012 6:19am


Congrats for this 3yrs on Aminus : )

3 Apr 2012 6:21am

@SILV3R WOLF: thanks :)

Khalil from Beyrouth, Lebanon

Très beau portrait rayonnant de lumière et bon anniversaire sur Aminus.

3 Apr 2012 6:22am

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Thank you. . . .

3 Apr 2012 6:24am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Beautiful portrait, congratulations on three years and thank you from me, for I have certainly learned and gained alot from you :))

3 Apr 2012 6:27am

@Christine: thanks Christine . We are pretty long together, following each other work ;) and, forgive me for criticizing sometimes ....

PATRICK from miramas, France

splendid 5****

3 Apr 2012 6:29am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

on dirait une starlette

3 Apr 2012 6:39am

Mistral from Rheinfelden (D), Kembs, France

Like an angel ! Very nice portrait. *smile*
Congrat for your 3. year.

3 Apr 2012 7:04am

@Mistral: thanks a lot ... far from an angel ;) he he

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

It is our pleasure, Mariana! Thank you for what you give!

3 Apr 2012 7:13am

@Christian Richer: thx Christian .

Chetan from Gurgaon, India

A beautiful self portrait. The pleasure is always mutual.

3 Apr 2012 7:33am

@Chetan: that is right :)

Marco Carbocci from Paris/Bruxelles, Belgium

Happy birthday, Mariana. Même si je n'ai plus guère le temps de commenter ces temps-ci, je ne manque jamais de découvrir quotidiennement tes images avec le plus grand plaisir.

3 Apr 2012 7:35am

@Marco Carbocci: I am glad to hear that Marco ;)

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Well done Mariana - your contribution to AM3 is tremendous - your pictures are an inspiration to us all - just keep posting. CONGRATULATIONS.

3 Apr 2012 7:39am

@Nigel: I will never get tired of taking pictures :) So, yes, you will see me much more here :) Many thx !

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Three years have given us much happiness with your great pictures. Mariana thank you for everything you share with us. Nice day.

3 Apr 2012 8:07am

@Tede: thx Tede .

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Herzlichen Glückwunsch für drei Jahre bei AM3. In dieser Zeit hervorragende Bilder gesehen.
Auch dieses ist sehr gut gemacht.

3 Apr 2012 8:14am

@Heinz: thanks :)

STEED from D, France

An happy Birthday with this excellent selfPortrait.......3 Years !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fabulous !!!

3 Apr 2012 8:36am

@STEED: thanks dear :)

Veronique from France, Switzerland

very well done ! (you have so beautiful hair !)

3 Apr 2012 9:34am

@Veronique: i prefer straight hair though :) thanks :))))))))

omid from mashhad, Iran

Hi, Mariana! :)
Congratulations for birthday three years your blog.
Beautiful description of reality: "Seems like yesterday when first I opened my page on Am3"

3 Apr 2012 10:30am

@omid: thanks Omid

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Gorgeous (Self) portrait ...Thanks.

3 Apr 2012 10:33am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

Congratulations and a Happy 3rd anniversary - your photos are an inspiration - please keep on doing what you do

3 Apr 2012 10:43am

@Jules: I promise, I will ;) many thx : )

Mhelene from Paris, France

Thank you Mariana for all you brought to us !!

3 Apr 2012 11:07am

@Mhelene: thanks Helene ;)

d.apskos from Orléans, France

Bonjour. Bon anniversaire à votre blog........
Joli portrait dans une douce ambiance.
A bientôt

3 Apr 2012 11:09am

@d.apskos: thank you very much :)

Sam from Chennai, India

Congratulations. Thank you for your lovely presentations. I have been with you all for the last one year plus.
I must say that each day it was a gift for all of us ... And what a brilliant portrait on this day. Love it, Mariana. All the best. :)

3 Apr 2012 11:13am

@Sam: thanks Sam . thanks for all your visits and always lovely comments :)

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

congrats on the 3 yrs, a well thought out portrait...

3 Apr 2012 11:15am

@peter.K: thanks Peter ;)

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A gorgeous self portrait to celebrate the occasion! Congratulations on completing your 3rd year on AM3. We look forward to many more years of your fabulous images! A big hug and kiss Mariana! ;-)

3 Apr 2012 11:38am

@Eric Cousineau: thanks Eric .

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Hope your camera holds out another three years, keep up the good work:)

3 Apr 2012 11:58am

@J.R.: and forever :)

Z from Shanghai, China

I am not sure if i can stay for 3 years...congratulations:)

3 Apr 2012 12:01pm

@Z: I know what you mean ... Sometimes I am getting tired too , sometimes I have no time for commenting and visiting ...

miro from Croatia

Zar je več prošlo 3 godine? Pozdrav

3 Apr 2012 12:07pm

@miro: ja ! hej molim te posalji mi tvoj broj telefona na mmaodus [AT] hotmail [DOT] com

Yves from Isserpent, France

Tu rayonne de beauté sur ces 3 années de reportage photographique.

3 Apr 2012 12:33pm

Lougris from Toulouse, France

...and with you :) a true happiness !!:)

3 Apr 2012 12:57pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Please keep posting another 3 yrs !

3 Apr 2012 1:03pm

@Hiro: maybe i die in a year or so .... ;)

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Superbe auto-portrait lumineux!
Que la lumière continue à baigner tes pas et à illuminer ta chambre noire photographique....

3 Apr 2012 1:30pm

@Benkirane Thami: how lovely you said this ;)

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Time flies when you're having fun...! Lovely portrait Mariana.

3 Apr 2012 1:37pm

@Michael Fresh: photography is much more than fun for me ... i wish to be a professional ;)

Monte Stevens from Fort Collins, United States

Congratulations! Your work and creativity are a bonus for this website. Looking forward to seeing more of what you see through your view finder. :-)

3 Apr 2012 1:56pm

@Monte Stevens: look who is on my page :) lovely surprise, Monte , my old friend ;)

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Portrait of a crazy woman !!! Congrats !!! best…jf

3 Apr 2012 1:59pm

@ordinaryimages: crazy, but only sometimes.... sometimes when my 3 yrs friend Jerry leaves a comment thinking he is witty and humorous, but this comment irritates me so much... you remember your silly comment on one portrait of not so lovely looking woman? I still get crazy when think of it ...

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Congratulations Mariana a wonderful achievement, and we are all so much better off for seeing your superb work.

3 Apr 2012 2:05pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Very beautiful self portrait, congratulations on 3 years of post, I enjoy your blog very much :)

3 Apr 2012 2:26pm

@RBL: great to hear this Ruth !

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Congrats Mariana. I hope you'll be with us much longer. Nice self portrait.

3 Apr 2012 2:32pm

@Tomek: who knows... maybe one day I delete all of this ;)

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Congratulation ! Beautiful self portrait. I really enjoy to see your blog pictures. I learned a lot of photos technical. Thank you very much my Dear Mariana.

3 Apr 2012 3:10pm

@Lena: thx Lena. You are very dear person :)

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

there are many interesting pictures that I saw on your site, congratulations and best wishes Mariana!!!!

3 Apr 2012 4:03pm

@fabrizio: i do not see you on my site any longer, but it is nice to be here today :) thx !

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Congratulation, a sweet and dreamy photo.

3 Apr 2012 4:21pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

That compared to me is a lifetime. Congratulations Mariana, that's a great achievement and I hope you keep on fascinating us with your photos !!!! Wonderful self portrait, well done...

3 Apr 2012 4:30pm

@Baldwin VW: hmmm. 3 years is too much , so do not worry if you do not get to this date ;)

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Congrats !!

3 Apr 2012 4:34pm

@Eric C.: :)

Jerry from Aberdeen, United States

Congratulations, that is a long time to keep up with a daily photo out put.

3 Apr 2012 4:47pm

@Jerry: thanks Jerry !

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Beautiful portrait! Congratulations on achieving this great milestone.
Keeps does beautiful photos coming!

3 Apr 2012 4:50pm

@Don Levesque: thx Don :)

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Happy "Birthday"!!! Lovely that you are here!

3 Apr 2012 4:55pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful portrait! Congratulations! I have learned so much about photography and life from your posts. I look forward to seeing more!

3 Apr 2012 5:24pm

@Elaine Hancock: that is nice to hear from you Eleina ! Thx !

Jaap from Heerenveen, Netherlands

A top score. Congratulations and a lovely portrait.

3 Apr 2012 6:11pm

roy from ostend, Belgium

An art photo, very striking

3 Apr 2012 7:00pm

Hanry from Castricum, Netherlands

Congratulations Mariane, I enjoy your pictures and hope you will go through this for a long time.

3 Apr 2012 7:00pm

fereshteh. from Iran

Beautiful portrait ...Congratulations Mariane , beautiful eyes.

3 Apr 2012 7:11pm

Phil David Morris, from Saskatoon, New York, Canada

She is absolutely beautiful, one of your best self portraits. Wonderfully processed also.

3 Apr 2012 7:16pm

@Phil David Morris,: thank you Phil . you are a real gentleman, as always !

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Un original et sympathique autoportrait.
Merci pour ces 3 années de partage.

3 Apr 2012 7:17pm

franz from Baden, Austria

congratulations to a beautiful lady and a terrific and gifted and versatile photographer! i really love what you're doing with your camera and i admire the range of topics and techniques that you share with us every day. am3 would not be what it has become without you!

3 Apr 2012 7:20pm

@franz: thanks Franz . Each of us is a cute and important part of this Community ;)

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

félicitation à toi pour ces 3 années, ici c'est toi qui donne toute ta beauté à la photo, bonne continuation

3 Apr 2012 7:49pm

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

For me, criticism is constructive, I may not always agree (usually I do) but it still makes me look at something differently and think about it. :)

3 Apr 2012 8:01pm

Carol from Leamington ON, Canada

Oh, such a lovely photo... congrats on your 3 yrs Mariana, I think you have a few photos up on me. :)) I'm looking forward to the future and more of your wonderful work. Thankyou for commenting on my meagre offerings, I appreciate.

3 Apr 2012 8:26pm

@Carol: thanks Carol . Your comment makes me smile, especially these words -"a few photos" ... I have about 1,070 fotos in my portfolio, btw :)

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Thanks for sharing your photos.

3 Apr 2012 8:39pm

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

J'aime beaucoup le traitement de ta photo sur cette jolie femme

3 Apr 2012 10:01pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

congratulation, mariana!

this is a self portrait of a professional! :-))

3 Apr 2012 10:02pm

@curieuzeneuzemosterdpot: not yet :) he he

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Congratulations! Fantastic shot of a beautiful lady.

3 Apr 2012 10:13pm

@morgan: thanks Gentleman ;)

B.Sully from Surf City, United States

lovely composition! congrats on your 3 years!!

4 Apr 2012 12:28am

Pataphoto from Toulouse, France

Félicitations, je suis ok pour trois ans de plus

4 Apr 2012 3:33am

@Pataphoto: thanks a lot ;)

Marcie from Newton, United States

WOW..happy anniversary!! A wonderful and creative self-portrait!

4 Apr 2012 12:02pm

@Marcie: thx Marcie :)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

It does seem like yesterday, time flies. Such a beautiful, dreamy portrait.

4 Apr 2012 4:44pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

Hi angel ;-)
A beautiful self portrait and congratulations with your anniversary!!!
Hope to see many many beautiful photo's of you, Mariana!!

See you...

4 Apr 2012 5:54pm

@Richard Geven: hi Richard, I am so glad to read you in a better mood . I hope you so:) Regards !

vu@granby - gilles daigneault from Granby, Québec, Canada

Glad you're here!
AM3 is a nice place to be.
BTW, very nice portrait.


4 Apr 2012 8:00pm

@vu@granby - gilles daigneault: very nice of you to say hello :)

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Merci Mariana de tout ce que tu nous as apporté pendant ces trois années.

4 Apr 2012 10:08pm

Nuno Monteiro from Porto, Portugal

Congratulations! You have stunning photos and this is just one more example.

7 Apr 2012 3:48pm

Maria from California, United States

what a lovely lady you are...beautiful portrait and what a gorgeous hair! :)

7 Apr 2012 8:47pm

cajera from France

Bon anniversaire !
Un joli autoportrait merveilleusement éclairé digne des grandes stars. Merci pour toutes ces belles photos

9 Apr 2012 8:15am

rian from vestavia hills, United States

why hello there! happy anniversary.. :D

9 Apr 2012 2:42pm