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Cuba .......... 5

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 5 May 2012 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/250 second F/4.0 ISO 200 43 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

Lokesh from Hyderabad, India

the reflection in the eye is interesting....

5 May 2012 5:05am

PATRICK from miramas, France

splendid 5***

5 May 2012 5:22am

Brat from Xiamen, China

superb!!! a 5 stars.

5 May 2012 5:31am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
very nice portrait!!!!

5 May 2012 5:52am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

Amazing how his life lines show how he has lived.

5 May 2012 6:12am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Wonderful frame

5 May 2012 6:52am

philippe from moselle, France

superbe portrait !!!

5 May 2012 6:57am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Ex-cel-lent !

5 May 2012 7:45am

Véronique from Here & Now, France

Oh Marianna mais comment fais tu ?!
Je crois avoir usé ici tous les qualificatifs pour dire la magnificence de tes portraits
Je ne sais que dire de plus qu une nouvelle fois splendide !

5 May 2012 7:51am

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

You can see every detail in his face .........
Wonderful Cuban portrait!!!

5 May 2012 7:52am

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Superbe portrait au cadrage serré! J'apprécie les réflexions dans les yeux !
Bonne fin de semaine lumineuse !

5 May 2012 7:54am

jay from MUMBAI, India

I could Just Penetrate through Him......Awesome Portrait...5*****

5 May 2012 8:01am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

What a face full of emotion. Nicely captured.

5 May 2012 8:02am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Grandiose thist portrait, facial features are remarkably underlined with this processing. Mariana nice day. *****

5 May 2012 8:46am

Julia from St Andrews, United Kingdom

very expressive portrait

5 May 2012 9:16am

PhotoAttraction from Porto, Portugal

Those eyes... amazing story tellers.

5 May 2012 9:22am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

All facial muscles focused on the breath! to show in schools of clarinet!

5 May 2012 9:36am

RORO from LE HAVRE, France

Hypnotique !!!!

5 May 2012 9:41am

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Everywhere you go you take portrait :-) Great one !!

5 May 2012 9:44am

@Eric C.: that is what I love the best :) But no, did not take so many portraits while in Cuba !

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

wonderful portrait, wonderful joy of life and the great curiosity in their eyes! great work.

5 May 2012 9:47am

Yves from Isserpent, France

Génial !

5 May 2012 10:02am

Stephane.D from Limoges, France

fort, déja je suis un grand fan des cadrages serrés, ceux qui vont à l essentiel, et là tu nous en sers un de roi, contrasté à souhait, rempli de jovialité et de vie, du tout bon pour moi Mariana ;)

5 May 2012 10:08am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

GREAT closeup....great details..5*

5 May 2012 10:15am

jeffrey from Haydenville, United States

another amazing portrait from you! your subjects have great stories to tell from their faces.

5 May 2012 10:16am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Great details in this portrait, I see the photographer in his eyes.

5 May 2012 10:36am

Mijnnikonenik from Leuven, Belgium

Hè is playing music tlll hè dies

5 May 2012 11:02am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

Bravo, bravo, bravo!

5 May 2012 11:15am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

magic in that camera or in the camera lady?:)

5 May 2012 11:38am

@J.R.: the cheapest camera as possible ;) thx :)

d.apskos from Orléans, France

Excellent portrait du jazz d'antant....... ou presque !
Sans doutes des rides de souffrances et de bonheur partagées...

5 May 2012 11:45am

Khalil from Beyrouth, Lebanon

On sent l'effort et l'application dans chaque trait de son visage. Excellent cadrage qui met l'accent sur les détails expressifs de ce portrait.

5 May 2012 11:46am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Stunning image, love your reflection in his eyes

5 May 2012 12:21pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wow. A musical portrait. What a sweet soul ... Love his expressions and eyes ... Truly every thing musical here. Love it, Mariana. Great :)

5 May 2012 12:49pm

@Sam: thx Sam :)

Sam from Chennai, India

And a winning Five Stars. :)

5 May 2012 12:50pm

Craig from Perth, Australia

Wow, what a very detailed face. I like your tight cropping.

5 May 2012 12:55pm

@Craig: tight framing , not cropping . I do not like to crop my images ;) thx a lot .

Frida from Sweden

Oh what a happy beautiful face.

5 May 2012 1:03pm

@Frida: trust me this is the most sad face I have ever seen in my life . his eyes were crying ...

STEED from D, France

Ouch !!!!!!!!! STRONG !!!

5 May 2012 1:26pm

@STEED: does it hurt ?

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Wunderbarer Gesichtsausdruck und schöne Spiegelung in den Augen. 5*

5 May 2012 1:46pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An amazing portrait!

5 May 2012 2:15pm

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan


5 May 2012 2:23pm

Gérard Méry from Tours, France

Fabuleux ce portrait aux rides prononcées et quelle qualité di N&B Bravo Mariana

5 May 2012 2:29pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada


5 May 2012 3:22pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Excellent portrait shot.

5 May 2012 3:38pm

Bruno F from France

Amazing !

5 May 2012 3:42pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A face full of character and joy! Nicely captured Mariana! ;-)

5 May 2012 3:53pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Magnificent portrait !!!! Really wonderful ....

5 May 2012 4:09pm

Aigleloup from Rebecq, Belgium

Bonjour Mariana,

Quelle exprssion dans ce visage.
Le regard pétillant comme la photo.

5 May 2012 4:23pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

Superb portrait

5 May 2012 4:41pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

f a n t a s t i c

5 May 2012 4:47pm

gerard1948 from Spain

Very expressive portrait, very good, congratulations.

5 May 2012 4:55pm

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

amazing portrait shot

5 May 2012 6:03pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Très impressionnant!

5 May 2012 6:43pm

PhotOpus from Aix-en-Provence, France

Des yeux rares

5 May 2012 7:25pm

Maria from California, United States

amazing those eyes...are impressive

5 May 2012 7:36pm

farnaaz from Iran, Iran

strange : The face shows age clearly . The eyes say something else .

5 May 2012 8:15pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic portrait! The look in his eyes gives me the feeling that he is totally absorbed in creating beautiful music.

5 May 2012 9:09pm

Abraham Siloé from Puebla, Mexico

Thanks for your visit. Nice photo!

5 May 2012 10:57pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

A life portrait, great expression.

5 May 2012 11:07pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Fantastic shot. Love the eyes, and the smile he is wearing inside the playing.

5 May 2012 11:23pm

@LauraS: thanks Laura !

LauraS from Chico, United States

A wonderful series from Cuba. I can't wait to see more. Your style is unique and deeply felt.

5 May 2012 11:27pm

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Wonderful portrait

6 May 2012 7:37am

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

i love the expression of his eyes! very well treatment!

6 May 2012 11:42am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Excellent! Beautiful expression on his face!

6 May 2012 12:21pm

JACQUES Côte Basque from BIDART, France

Sur les deux portraits, celui ci est mon préféré, le monochrome met en valeur le regard. Très beau portrait.

6 May 2012 1:35pm

@JACQUES Côte Basque: thanks . these two portraits are totally different- in frame, in processing, which does not mean that the last portrait is not fantastic too. have another look at the last one too .

B.Sully from Surf City, United States

wow, another stunning portrait. very well seen in monochrome.

6 May 2012 2:13pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Very striking portrait.

6 May 2012 2:30pm

Hossein Saharnaz from Ahvaz, Iran

stunninf. .

6 May 2012 6:56pm

Loukas from Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece

The history on his face! Very nice

8 May 2012 5:11am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

Mary 100x100, great

8 May 2012 3:10pm

Jean-Luc from Bourg en Bresse, France

Your collection of amazing portraits is fabulous, S . When will you open your art gallery ? i'll wait the invitation ;)

10 May 2012 1:22pm

franz from Baden, Austria

how emotional ... a very beautiful portrait, despite the sadness in his eyes ...

10 May 2012 6:24pm

AnneCphotography from somewhere over the rainbow, Switzerland

this close up is very emotional for me .... I cannot find the words to express what I feel .... thanks for all the emotions you give ....

14 May 2012 7:05pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

Buena vista social club...
Magnifique portrait !

15 May 2012 9:23am

domlortha from Roanne, France

Amazing portrait! What to say? I love!
Have a nice day.

20 Jun 2012 2:29pm

SalSa from Tehran, Iran

I love him and i remix your shot

21 Sep 2012 3:53pm

Dave from United Kingdom

I met Don Lupe, a lovely old guy on the steps leading down to the beach at Guardalavaca. Full of stories but most people don't realise he held the Cuban kickboxing champions title for 12 years running something he was incredibly proud of. Superb photo, really does capture the guy's spirit.

19 Nov 2012 9:46am

indrajit from kankavli, India

very sad eyes.

23 Apr 2013 12:41pm

Brian Read from Charlottetown, Canada

Just back from Club Amigo where we had the privilege of meeting Don Lupe on the beach. He was very endearing. lots of stories and he showed us newspaper articles of his clarinet and kickboxing accomplishments. This was a hilite of our trip this year and meeting Mr Lupe was unforgettable.

25 Feb 2015 1:10am

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Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/250 second
ISO 200
43 mm