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Cuban Woman (90 y/o)

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/400 second F/4.0 ISO 80 6 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

Loukas from Athens and Thessaloniki, Greece

Seems happy! Very nice shot Mariana

19 Aug 2012 5:29am

PATRICK from miramas, France

splendid 5*****

19 Aug 2012 6:02am

Duck Island Guy from Off the Coast, United States

It's interesting how the out of focus background mimics the lines and textures of her face. A very finely crafted portrait--done with empathy.

19 Aug 2012 6:11am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!!!

19 Aug 2012 6:22am

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great portrait !

19 Aug 2012 6:47am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

She will have many stories to tell, nice portrait of her

19 Aug 2012 6:51am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Years haven't seemed to dampen her spirits:)

19 Aug 2012 7:41am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

je suis mais impressionnée par cette peau qui me semble brûlée par l'âge

19 Aug 2012 7:50am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

never misses a smile on Cuba, the soul is glad you people is a life lesson, Mariana fantastic, bravo

19 Aug 2012 7:59am

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

Lovely portrait of this charming old lady! Seems she still has fun in her life.
I like the sunglasses in her grey hair ...........

19 Aug 2012 8:18am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Impressive portrait.

19 Aug 2012 8:24am

morgan from canyon Country, United States


19 Aug 2012 8:34am

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

The wrinkles on her face show that she has had worries but happy moments too! It's incredible how the hair and the trees are in harmony with these lines! Excellent portrait Mariana!

19 Aug 2012 8:55am

João Mourão from Lisboa, Portugal

Love the sunglasses. Great composition. Beautiful portrait.

19 Aug 2012 9:48am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Great shot ! She looks to generate and radiate energy.

19 Aug 2012 9:56am

d.apskos from Orléans, France

Joli portrait.
Le visage se fond admirablement avec les branchages de fond.

19 Aug 2012 11:01am

Alan44 from campbon, France

beau portrait intensifié par le N&B.

19 Aug 2012 11:16am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

A superb portrait very expressive. this is beautiful b & w.
Good Sunday.

19 Aug 2012 11:38am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Ce doit être la doyenne du monde!!! Excellent. Bon dimanche Mariana.

19 Aug 2012 11:52am

yo from Ile de France, France

Les marques du temps et de dur labeur, mais toujours le sourire... et "l'Arbre de vie" comme un symbole en fond...
Magnifique portrait !

19 Aug 2012 12:04pm

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

I've said it before but you excel at these portraits.

19 Aug 2012 12:09pm

@Stu: i thank you again :)

arvin from sari, Iran

Very beautiful
Excellent shot

19 Aug 2012 12:36pm

P@sc@le from Nevers, France

Magnifique portrait

19 Aug 2012 1:58pm

@P@sc@le: thank you :)

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

There is such character in that face......

19 Aug 2012 2:14pm

Joke from Leuven, Belgium

a beautiful portrait of this old lady!

19 Aug 2012 2:36pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

She has the marks of time and hard work, but with a beautiful smile.

19 Aug 2012 2:44pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

She's 90 and still smiling, more people should smile. A real 'life' image Mariana.

19 Aug 2012 3:16pm

alex centrella from California, United States

It doesnt get any better than this . . .

19 Aug 2012 3:33pm

@alex centrella: as any other portrait, right ? thx Alex !

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Nice portrait shot.

19 Aug 2012 6:02pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Excellent portrait!

19 Aug 2012 6:49pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Ein großartiges Portrait und eine gelungene Bearbeitung !

19 Aug 2012 6:58pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Fabulous portrait !!! Beautiful in b/w and with great light ...

19 Aug 2012 7:00pm

mseguid from Es Castell-Menorca-I Balears, Spain

Impresive portrait .

19 Aug 2012 7:01pm

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Fortes résonances entre visage et arrière plan végétal!
Bonne fin de journée!

19 Aug 2012 7:55pm

franz from Baden, Austria

this blows my mind, mariana!

19 Aug 2012 8:00pm

Gérard Méry from Tours, France

Cette dame a les marques du temps très prononcé sur le visage. Beau portrait comme tu sais les faire

19 Aug 2012 8:34pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Lovely portrait and a wonderful smile! I can imagine that she has some really interesting stories to tell.

19 Aug 2012 8:46pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

wow, that's really a long time! nice shot of her.. :)

19 Aug 2012 9:27pm

AliReza from Tehran, Iran

wonderful portrait

20 Aug 2012 6:49am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Wonderfully impacting face!

20 Aug 2012 10:43am

Sam from Chennai, India

Great portrait. Love her smile. :)

20 Aug 2012 3:20pm

Z from Shanghai, China

Stunning portrait !

20 Aug 2012 10:59pm

Valérie Simonnet from paris, France

tres impressionnant ce fondu dans le paysage

21 Aug 2012 2:15pm

@Valérie Simonnet: thanks . I wish to see beauty of your face on your self-portrait . Interesting your picture does not show anywhere , even on the other site ! Very strange !

Valérie Simonnet from paris, France

I do not hide myself but I prefer to show my work. :-))

21 Aug 2012 3:25pm

@Valérie Simonnet: oh, this pink, blank page is awesome .

Valérie Simonnet from paris, France

lol.... You can click on the pink :-)

21 Aug 2012 4:35pm

@Valérie Simonnet: i would definitely like to take a portrait of you. next time you do it yourself feel more confident to have a look at camera. you are smiling at whom while looking at side ?

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Très impressionnant!
Mais je préfère la mienne... (elle fait plus gentille)

21 Aug 2012 9:09pm

@tce76: I cannot compare these two portraits - all yours and this mine ! They are totally different .

John Downey from Geneva, United States

She bleeds right into the tree - incredible....

22 Aug 2012 2:59am

Cajera from France

Très beau rendu de l'image qui met en valeur la texture de la peau
Beau portrait

22 Aug 2012 9:03pm

Philou04 from Manosque, France

Impressive face! Nice portrait.

28 Aug 2012 6:54pm

domlortha from Roanne, France

Her face is a real parchment on which we could read the whole history of its life. Great picture!
Have a nice day.

30 Aug 2012 12:59pm

indrajit from kankavli, India

this is amazing face !!!!

21 Apr 2013 2:11pm

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Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/400 second
ISO 80
6 mm