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Ms. June

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 8 April 2012 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

My dear neighbor (92y/o) who was like mom to me, now moved to other city to the Nursing Home! Wishing you all the best!

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/200 second F/4.0 ISO 80 9 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

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow wow magnific 5****

8 Apr 2012 5:22am

Monik from PARIS, France

Un visage marqué par le temps mais dont le regard clair et pétillant a conservé toute sa jeunesse...Un superbe portrait très expressif!!!
Bon dimanche, Mariana!

8 Apr 2012 6:05am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Amazing crisp detail. Lovely portrait.

8 Apr 2012 6:06am

Khalil from Beyrouth, Lebanon

Un portrait fortement dessiné par le temps, excellent rendu.

8 Apr 2012 6:17am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

A superb photo of a lady who looks as if she has lived and enjoyed her life, a very strong open face.

8 Apr 2012 6:27am

PhotOpus from Aix-en-Provence, France

Quel réussite ce portrait !

8 Apr 2012 6:37am

philippe from moselle, France

beaucoup de gaieté dans ce portrait marquait par le temps, le rendu est superbe !!!
bon dimanche à toi Mariana....

8 Apr 2012 6:43am

Sam from Chennai, India

Wow. A loving and beautiful Mom indeed. A great portrait of a wonderful human being. Very kind and sparkling eyes of a loving mother. Great ....
Love it, Mariana. One of your best. Five Stars. :)

8 Apr 2012 7:00am

Hossein Saharnaz from Ahvaz, Iran usual 5**************

8 Apr 2012 7:06am

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

A wonderful and perfect portrait of this charming old lady!
She looks so good for her age .........
I wish her all the best and I hope you will keep in contact!

8 Apr 2012 7:19am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Fantastic, it looks like the 3D!!! A wonderful portrait. Good sunday Mariana **********.

8 Apr 2012 8:00am

Lokesh from Hyderabad, India

Love this portrait M .... :)

8 Apr 2012 9:47am

maurizio jaya costantino from trieste, Italy

quelle profonde douceur dans ses yeux, l'on peut y s'abandoner

8 Apr 2012 9:59am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Beautiful. I can't wait for Ms July :)

8 Apr 2012 9:59am

tataze from France

ses yeux lumineux son sourire, tout est doueur. Comme j'aimerais savoir faire. Superbe

8 Apr 2012 10:02am

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

Superbe portrait riche en détails !

8 Apr 2012 10:15am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Besser geht nicht. 5*
Frohe Ostern.

8 Apr 2012 10:17am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Still has a twinkle in her eye:)

8 Apr 2012 11:11am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful tribute to this beautiful lady Mariana! Happy Easter to you and yours! ;-)

8 Apr 2012 11:13am

Gérard from St Cyr sur Loire, France

Que ce portrait est beau mariana, une netteté et des couleurs incomparables Bravo

8 Apr 2012 11:14am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

saisissant !!! une pureté magnifique pour ce portrait couleur assez inhabituel chez toi !!
j'aime beaucoup !!

8 Apr 2012 12:11pm

Kazimir from Havirov, Czech Republic

Great processing. I like your photod. :-) Good job!

8 Apr 2012 12:25pm

@Kazimir: thanks ;)

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

A super portrait. The lines in her face are wonderful.

8 Apr 2012 12:59pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb portrait, she looks a lovely lady

8 Apr 2012 1:04pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Hope it's not so far, you can go to visit her ! Great portrait !

8 Apr 2012 1:13pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A lovely portrait of this lovely lady. She has a happy, friendly expression. Yes, best wishes to her.

8 Apr 2012 1:55pm

3dward from Ilagan, Isabela, Philippines

Great portrait. she reminds me of the Movie Spiderman(Rosemary Harris played the role of Peter Parker's Aunt May in Spider-Man (2002). . she is Lovely lady. please give me a Hug and kiss to her.

8 Apr 2012 2:30pm

@3dward: thanks . Will hug her for sure when see her :)

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Excellent portrait image. Happy Easter Mariana !!!

8 Apr 2012 3:12pm

Christine from Iseste, France

on a envie de l'embrasser tendrement...superbe portrait Mariana

8 Apr 2012 3:20pm

omid from mashhad, Iran


8 Apr 2012 3:35pm

Anita from Redon, France

Un portrait et un rendu superbe pour cette dame aux yeux plein de vie !

8 Apr 2012 4:36pm

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

The most beautiful skies are in autumn...

8 Apr 2012 4:50pm

@Christian Richer: the most beautiful portrait you can find on my page ;) what about this ?

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Très drôle cette tête stylisée sur le mur !
Bonne fin de journée lumineuse chal-heureuse!

8 Apr 2012 5:02pm

@Benkirane Thami: wow... I am speechless on such a ridiculous comment if Google translates it correct: "Very funny this stylized head on the wall! ...."

Willie from Obdam, Netherlands

Oh, it will be difficult, saying goodbye to a dear neighbor. Strength with it. Beautiful pictures you have made ​​her!

8 Apr 2012 5:19pm

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Well ... I tried to make a comment poetic to say how moving I find this portrait ... The eyes are tired, but clear! Wrinkles are deep but they smile! The mouth has kissed a lot but keeps her lipstick ... She has over twenty years long... But I still love her!
I hope my English is understandable! :)

8 Apr 2012 5:39pm

@Christian Richer: yes, very understandable English ;) I understood the previous comment too , but since my lady is in her 90s, not in 60s, that comment sounded weird. Women between 50 and 60 , max in their 70 are in "Autumn", not one 92y/o old lovely lady! Btw. we are here to comment the pictures not someone's look ;) If I posted a bad pic of a sexy girl, I am sure from all these 101 views it would be at least 80 more comments . Ha, 'photographers' love pretty, young women, not a good portraits !

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Alas, Mariana! I'm afraid you're right ... ;-)

8 Apr 2012 5:56pm

Véronique from Here & Now, France

Quels yeux magnifiques !
Une fois de plus un portrait splendide , doux comme une caresse.

8 Apr 2012 6:03pm

Ddo from Verdun, France

A wonderful portrait. Her eyes are like water

8 Apr 2012 6:11pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful portrait! Wonderful detail and lovely light. For some reason, I think the background really enhances the portrait and gives her face a lovely soft glow.

8 Apr 2012 6:13pm

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

Beautiful portrait Mariana.

8 Apr 2012 6:42pm

hossein saharnaz from Iran

thanks for yor exact comment. you are very clever.

8 Apr 2012 7:04pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

A wonderful and perfect portrait of Your dear neighbor

8 Apr 2012 7:10pm

Naa-ila from Cape Town, South Africa

she looks like a lovely mom

8 Apr 2012 7:12pm

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Un vidsage buriné mais un regard pétillant de malice.

8 Apr 2012 7:46pm

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

La traduction est exacte! Sur le mur qui sert de fond au portrait de la dame, on voit bien le contour gravé d'une tête et deux petits trous en guise d'yeux. C'est tout ce que j'ai voulu dire! Rien de ridicule!
Bonne fin de journée!

8 Apr 2012 7:54pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

She has such a friendly and happy looking face.

8 Apr 2012 8:05pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic detailed portrait ~ very beautiful eyes! Happy Easter!

8 Apr 2012 8:19pm

Hanry from Castricum, Netherlands

A very beautiful portrait of your dear neighbor. She seems very fit despite her advanced age. Can imagine that you will miss her. Wishing you strength.

8 Apr 2012 8:26pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Superb photo.

8 Apr 2012 9:08pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Just outstanding - one of the best portraits ever.......

8 Apr 2012 9:21pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

lovely portrait

8 Apr 2012 9:52pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Lovely lady...Beautiful portrait...5*

9 Apr 2012 6:56am

cajera from France

La dame est coquette, la couleur du vêtement est la même que celle de ces yeux. Une jolie lumière illumine son beau visage. Le portrait est magnifique.

9 Apr 2012 7:41am


its realy amazing!!!
i like Old men and old women photography
They face up feeling much better show.

9 Apr 2012 11:13am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

This is very nice ! This picture tells us her tenderness.

9 Apr 2012 11:28am

Emmeji from France

Ms June is very beautiful !

9 Apr 2012 12:51pm

amateuRobert from Budapest, Hungary


9 Apr 2012 5:21pm

@amateuRobert: you like it ?

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Beautiful portrait and wonderful tribute to this lovely lady.
5*****stars! Well done Mariana!

9 Apr 2012 6:01pm

@Don Levesque: thanks Don :)

Leyla from Linköping, Sweden

I love her eyes !

10 Apr 2012 9:59am

Trina from Pennsylvania, United States

Beautiful portrait!

10 Apr 2012 11:39am

Llann from Nantes, France

Pretty old lady. Well captured :)

13 Apr 2012 12:40am

franz from Baden, Austria

what a gorgeous portrait, so sharp, so rich in detail, and with such beautiful colours ...

13 Apr 2012 6:45pm

@franz: hi Franz , nice to see you back . and , many thx for your detailed browsing backward and commenting ;)

Maria from California, United States

I have no idea how you got so much detail in your photo, but it is stunning!

14 Apr 2012 8:44pm

rian from Vestavia Hills, United States

that's a fine portrait shot of her.. nice shot!

18 Apr 2012 1:12am

Isa.H from Paris, Vitry et Ailleurs..., France

A beautiful portrait, like all the ones I looked at your blog.
I like it !

16 May 2012 3:24pm

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Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/200 second
ISO 80
9 mm