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Street Scating Man

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 30 April 2012 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.


Hola Amigos ! I am back from Cuba; in my thoughts still there; with ocean salt still on my skin ! Whenever you get a chance to go to Cuba, just Gooooo ! This is a Heaven of the place with the most friendly and warmhearted people !


Canon EOS REBEL XT 1/200 second F/5.6 ISO 400 75 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

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Absolutely beautifully done, Mariana, your work really scores on this one !!~

30 Apr 2012 5:13am

PATRICK from miramas, France


30 Apr 2012 5:19am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

excellent impressive portrait shot

30 Apr 2012 5:38am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Superb image

30 Apr 2012 6:34am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Beautiful datails and photo, color does well in this portrait

30 Apr 2012 6:44am

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

What a face, quelle gueule, we would say in french. And the contrast with the perfect face on the poster next to him. Very very good Mariana. Annierita

30 Apr 2012 6:45am

Khalil from Beyrouth, Lebanon

Excellent portrait avec une très forte expression. Belle lumière.

30 Apr 2012 6:50am

STEED from D, France

Love this title .......Fabulous portrait !!!

30 Apr 2012 7:04am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

A splendid portrait, facial details are great. Superb job. Mariana nice day.

30 Apr 2012 7:51am

Göran from Skanör, Sweden


30 Apr 2012 8:20am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Love the glance of that guy and the quality of the picture.

30 Apr 2012 8:24am

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

Great character again!!
But I don't think he's wearing skates ............... ;-))

30 Apr 2012 8:35am

Yves from Isserpent, France

Une certaine tristesse dans ce regard !

30 Apr 2012 8:56am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Exceptional detail - great character.

30 Apr 2012 9:40am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia


30 Apr 2012 10:26am

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Excellent portrait, Mariana.

30 Apr 2012 11:29am

omid from mashhad, Iran

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

30 Apr 2012 12:04pm

Z from Shanghai, China

Love this! great work again, Mariana

30 Apr 2012 12:22pm

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Your as good as any at this type shot:)

30 Apr 2012 12:31pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great details...

30 Apr 2012 12:32pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Wonderful portrait! Beautiful details!
Welcome back! Hope you brought photos from your trip.

30 Apr 2012 12:46pm

@Don Levesque: thanks Don . of course, pix are still on memory cards, and in my memory too . cannot wait to start seeing them again on my computer :)

gerard1948 from Spain

A very expressive portrait, I like

30 Apr 2012 12:54pm

Lokesh from Hyderabad, India

M ... your color portraits look better than the B/W ones.... great shot...

30 Apr 2012 1:25pm

@Lokesh: I do not think so, Lokesh. Btw. thanks :)

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Fantastic portrait and great light balance. I like the details

30 Apr 2012 2:17pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Ein unglaubliches Portrait. Die Falten um seine Augen gefallen mir gut.
Bin schon gespannt auf die Fotos von Kuba.

30 Apr 2012 2:19pm

Chetan from Gurgaon, India

Excellent light and a great portrait.

30 Apr 2012 2:21pm

Harry from Apex NC, United States

Excellent example of your techique in color.

30 Apr 2012 2:28pm

@Harry: you mean in my portraits ? he he.... this portrait required color only , not BW ;) thx Harry !

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Excellent portrait mais j'apprécie en particulier la chaîne des regards qui s'établit entre la femme aux lunettes sur l'affiche de gauche d'une part, le regard direct de l'homme et celui du spectateur potentiel de l'image...
Bon début de semaine lumineuse et chal-heureuse!

30 Apr 2012 2:42pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Excellent image. nice portrait shot.

30 Apr 2012 3:14pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great contrast between those 2 faces !!

30 Apr 2012 4:43pm

Jacques L from BIDART, France

Ces deux visages, brut et modèle, belle mise en scène de cette opposition de deux genres, j'aime ++

30 Apr 2012 4:49pm

franz from Baden, Austria

wow, this guy's stare literally jumps at you when you open the page! brilliant as always, mariana!
so glad to hear cuba was fun ... hoping for some "impresiones cubanas" now ... ;-))

30 Apr 2012 5:09pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful portrait. Great character. Lovely light. Excellent. Welcome back, Mariana. :)

30 Apr 2012 5:10pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

I love his expression.

30 Apr 2012 5:19pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

Maryyyyyyyyy, where were you? lost your sight these days, but today I am happy to find you again on this fantastic portrait, a kiss Paul

30 Apr 2012 5:28pm

mohkum from Cochin (Kochi), India

Great portrait with excellent processing!

30 Apr 2012 5:31pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

Nice shot again with this candid. Nice!
Have a nice day.

30 Apr 2012 5:36pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Incredible textures captured in his face with great reflections in his eyes! Glad to hear that you had a great time in Cuba!

30 Apr 2012 6:26pm

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

What a wonderful look!

30 Apr 2012 6:33pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic detailed portrait and color!

30 Apr 2012 7:09pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Nice to have you back...and what a warm portrait with such practically radiates out of his skin !!

30 Apr 2012 7:11pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Hola amiga, welcome back ..... Outstanding portrait !!!!

30 Apr 2012 8:18pm

@Baldwin VW: Hola..hola.. I want to go back . It is cold in Canada :)

Michael from Deer Park, United States

Great tones.

30 Apr 2012 8:42pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Sounds like you had a fantastic time! Beautiful portrait!

30 Apr 2012 8:46pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An excellent portrait! It's good to hear you enjoyed Cuba.

30 Apr 2012 8:58pm

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

magnifique portrait au tratement génial qui montre les rides du temps qui passe.

30 Apr 2012 9:53pm

Rafael from North Miami, United States

Excellent portrait, beautiful color and processing, you nailed !

30 Apr 2012 10:49pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Another wonderful street portrait Mariana! Hope your Cuban trip was marvelous! ;-)

1 May 2012 12:12am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

marvelous eyes

1 May 2012 12:40am

Dave from Southbridge, United States

Excellent portrait, Well done

1 May 2012 4:23am

Marcie from Newton, United States

What a great face!

1 May 2012 12:17pm

Mijnnikonenik from Leuven, Belgium

À man who lived his live.

1 May 2012 12:20pm

Stephane.D from Limoges, France

tes portraits ont toujours cette puissance et ce partage que peu on, bravo Mariana ;)

2 May 2012 8:59pm

Maria from California, United States

the light his eyes it's so...nice, and he has such a pleasant facial expression

4 May 2012 9:52pm

1/200 second
ISO 400
75 mm