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Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 1 June 2012 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

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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

Mehdi Monadi from Tehran, Iran

Wonderful portrait

1 Jun 2012 5:16am

Bruno F from France

1 Jun 2012 5:24am

Lokesh from Hyderabad, India

nice portrait.....

1 Jun 2012 5:27am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Totalement superbe

1 Jun 2012 5:37am

omid from mashhad, Iran

E X C E L L E N T !!!

1 Jun 2012 6:00am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Yes !

1 Jun 2012 6:23am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Striking image

1 Jun 2012 6:26am

gerard1948 from Spain

Whaooooo, I love, a beautiful portrait b & w.

1 Jun 2012 6:28am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent 5***

1 Jun 2012 6:36am

Monik from PARIS, France

Une image à vous couper le souffle...G.E.A.N.T !!!

1 Jun 2012 6:36am

Ol from Nice Bushes, Germany

superstrong, excellent details, powerful angle... perfect!

1 Jun 2012 6:39am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Incredible processing ! Absolutly Fantastic ! Phil

1 Jun 2012 6:44am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Your portraits are always grasping with vivid detail. Splendid job. Mariana nice day.

1 Jun 2012 6:48am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

parchment hands !

1 Jun 2012 6:53am

fereshteh from Iran

Wonderful portrait!!

1 Jun 2012 7:18am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

C'est superbe ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

1 Jun 2012 7:23am

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

Wonderful portrait of this old man!!
His hands look like parchment ..............

1 Jun 2012 8:12am

Moein from Bandar-e-Anzali, Iran


1 Jun 2012 8:29am

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

great portrait

1 Jun 2012 8:58am

shoti from somewhere in, China

wonderful expression you caught here!

1 Jun 2012 9:15am

Yves from Isserpent, France

Magnifique !

1 Jun 2012 9:54am

miro from zg, Croatia

Na putu si! kiss

1 Jun 2012 9:55am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

Wow so deep in thought and your processing emphasises this perfectly

1 Jun 2012 10:21am

PhotoAttraction from Porto, Portugal

Like the look in his eyes...

1 Jun 2012 10:33am

Brat | RCA from Xiamen City, China

another excellent b&w...great job!

1 Jun 2012 10:45am

Basile Pesso from France

Good frame for this portrait that has a processing that accentuates the wrinkles of this Leonard Cohen-like old man.

1 Jun 2012 10:49am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Das sieht sehr Nachdenklich aus. PERFEKT!

1 Jun 2012 11:19am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

your portraits are unique mary, expression of the soul, pure feeling, bravo, bravo, bravo

1 Jun 2012 11:29am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

A man deep in thought - so very expressive and a superb portrait, Mariana!

1 Jun 2012 11:53am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Memories past

1 Jun 2012 11:57am

Rupesh from kudal, India

GREAT ONE...................................................!!!!!!

1 Jun 2012 12:17pm

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Powerful processing, up to the intensity of expression! As usual, you manage to sweat the soul of the model ...

1 Jun 2012 12:20pm

Stephane.D from Limoges, France

un grand portrait à nouveau Mariana, comme toi seule en a la magie, tours rempli d émotion ;)

1 Jun 2012 12:25pm

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Un vieil homme certes, Mariana, mais quel oeil!

1 Jun 2012 12:47pm

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

superbement profond !annisab

1 Jun 2012 12:48pm

Mhelene from Paris, France

Very strong !

1 Jun 2012 1:25pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

quel rendu sur le visage quelle compo e timage superbe cpatage, bravo.
Belle soirée

1 Jun 2012 2:01pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

A photo (portrait) with excellent details.

1 Jun 2012 2:15pm

farNaaz from Iran, Iran

Great post processing .. nice portrait .

1 Jun 2012 2:40pm

farNaaz from Iran, Iran

A kind of silver instead of white , is here .. I love it .

1 Jun 2012 2:41pm

Harry from Apex NC, United States

Wow - you've spun your magic again.

1 Jun 2012 2:50pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Those lines tell many stories. Excellent portrait and processing, Mariana.

1 Jun 2012 2:50pm

Slackwater - Don from Spokane, United States

An excellent portrait of this aging fellow with the tired looking skin. A top-flight image!

1 Jun 2012 3:18pm

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Excellent le piqué dans ce portrait qui accuse sans détours son âge!
Bonne fin de journée chal-heureuse!

1 Jun 2012 3:20pm

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Whoua! Just incredible! Very strong image ! Wonderful photo job here.

1 Jun 2012 4:23pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Excelent portrait Mariana !

1 Jun 2012 4:26pm

Donna Lee Michas from New York, New York, United States

What a stupendously gritty shot of an aging human being. Brava.

1 Jun 2012 4:31pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Concerned face. Awesome portrait.

1 Jun 2012 4:50pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful portrait and wonderful processing. I love how his hand is included in the portrait. I think that hands close-up create a powerful image.

1 Jun 2012 5:05pm

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Wonderful portrait 5 stars¡¡

1 Jun 2012 5:15pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Absolutely wonderful portrait and fabulous processing !!! Really beautiful ...

1 Jun 2012 5:17pm

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

THE perfect framing and post-processing for this beautiful portrait, you did a great job Mariana... Have a lovely weekend :)

1 Jun 2012 5:31pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Incredible close-up portrait with amazing details and textures!

1 Jun 2012 5:56pm

Aigleloup from Rebecq, Belgium

Formidable ce portrait.
Superbe composition en noir et blanc

1 Jun 2012 6:15pm

B.Sully from Surf City, United States

Beautiful framing, I love all those details you captured, right down to the wrinkles on his skin!

1 Jun 2012 6:29pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wonderful portrait!

1 Jun 2012 6:42pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

This is outstanding Mariana! 5-stars!!!! Bravo! ;-)

1 Jun 2012 7:06pm

lutea from madrid, Spain

waouhhh!!! an amazing portrait, wonderfull (i'm sorry ,i cant be more expresive: my english is too bad)

1 Jun 2012 7:22pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Fantastic image of this man, superbly done showing the wrinkles on his hand

1 Jun 2012 7:45pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

A superb portrait!
Well done Mariana!

1 Jun 2012 8:44pm

kerfendal from Paris, France

a great portrait with so much details, gorgeous Mariana

1 Jun 2012 8:51pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An excellent portrait.

1 Jun 2012 8:56pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

incredible beautiful, mariana!!!

1 Jun 2012 9:35pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

stunning. spotlight worthy

1 Jun 2012 10:16pm

Duck Island Guy from Off the Coast, United States

Another stunning and evocative portrait. Your mono portraits have such a distinctive look that I really love. This one is in the same class as the one you posted on 5/17. I won't ask you the secret to how you achieve such splendid tonalities--but I wish I knew. Your imagery inspires. I have particularly liked your Cuba series. Your Bosnia work is very emotional, as well. Hope you are well and in good spirits. --Bill Laing

1 Jun 2012 10:24pm

@Duck Island Guy: thanks a lot BIll :)

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Intense and graphic, excellent treatment Mariana.

1 Jun 2012 11:10pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Stunning. A great portrait, intensive expressions. One of your best, Mariana. Love it. Five Stars. :)

2 Jun 2012 5:02am

Chantal from Vitry le François, France

Portrait très expressif.

2 Jun 2012 6:19am

rick from brisbane, Australia

Excellent work Mariana.....can I ask what photo editing software you use? I don't have any yet apart from Windows and I am deciding to get something. Any recommendations?

2 Jun 2012 7:34am

@rick: hi Rick . Thx for viewing ! As for software I have been using I really have nothing but Picasa and an old version of Photoshop ( Cs2)

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

The thinking old man.....
A wonderful portrait Mariana!

2 Jun 2012 8:04am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

One of the greatest portraits.

2 Jun 2012 9:46am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Superb portrait, very intense

2 Jun 2012 10:49am

Vijayakumar from Tiruchengode, India

Nice Portrait

2 Jun 2012 2:59pm

franz from Baden, Austria

rodin's "thinker" come alive through your lens ... magnificent !!!

2 Jun 2012 4:27pm

Joke from Leuven, Belgium


2 Jun 2012 4:46pm

bahman parandin from kermanshah, Iran

well done ,great work with nice composition.

3 Jun 2012 6:32pm

Cat from APELDOORN, Netherlands

I love this, Mariana. Great capture!

3 Jun 2012 8:06pm

rian from Vestavia Hills, United States

nice details in this portrait shot..

3 Jun 2012 9:22pm

Loukas from Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece

Excellent portrait. The winkles are really impressive

4 Jun 2012 4:45am

Marcie from United States

Incredible portrait! The clarity in the lines in his face are amazing!

4 Jun 2012 11:48am

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

formidable portrait, ses mains sont comme du parchemin

4 Jun 2012 10:10pm

anirban from durgapur, India

Great work

12 Jun 2012 9:56am

domlortha from Roanne, France

Gorgeous BW! The details on the hand are amazing! Nicely done!
Have a nice day.

23 Jun 2012 3:35pm

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FUJIFILM FinePix S5600
1/60 second
ISO 200
9 mm