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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

Dana from Tarzana, CA,, United States

A scream. Silent or shrill? We'll never know. Great moment in B&W.

12 Sep 2012 5:08am

Lokesh from Hyderabad, India

wonderful shot M ..... ***

12 Sep 2012 5:52am

365 from namur, Belgium

Very good photo processing. But ... What do you think putting it in square format?

12 Sep 2012 6:03am

@365: i do not like square format , sorry ! and I do not like cropping either !

Alan44 from Saint Nazaire, France

Une vrai photographie de cinéma.

12 Sep 2012 6:18am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Strong scene !

12 Sep 2012 6:20am

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5****

12 Sep 2012 6:21am

ks from Kanagawa, Japan


12 Sep 2012 6:27am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

She looks horrified - you leave us wondering what she is witnessing.........a superb frame

12 Sep 2012 6:28am

yalda from Iran

wonderful shot

12 Sep 2012 6:32am

@yalda: thx yalda !

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Wonderful light and detail. Great portrait

12 Sep 2012 6:34am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Well done!

12 Sep 2012 6:35am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

.................................................mary, only you bravisssssssssimo

12 Sep 2012 6:43am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Fabulous image, a superb capture Mariana

12 Sep 2012 6:49am

Joke from Leuven, Belgium

Nice light and shadow on her face.

12 Sep 2012 6:57am

Babzy from Besançon, France

wonderful portrait , great texture :)

12 Sep 2012 6:59am

Veronique from France, Switzerland

Very disturbing picture... she can be screaming of delight or fear.

12 Sep 2012 7:01am

Monik from PARIS, France

Un image forte où l'émotion ne semble pas feinte...Quelle expression dans ce regard!!!

12 Sep 2012 7:05am

Punit from Pune, India

What a fantastic photograph this is. The light, the detail and the BW tones are awesome. One of the best on your photoblog that I have seen, IMHO.
Also, reminds me of this one.

12 Sep 2012 7:12am

@Punit: oh, this linked image by Koji Sugimoto is fabulous !

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Augen voller Angst ! Ein großartiges Portrait !

12 Sep 2012 7:21am

morgan from canyon Country, United States


12 Sep 2012 7:31am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wow - a Hitchcock moment! The glint in her eyes adds to the sense of drama.

12 Sep 2012 7:32am

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

I can almost hear that scream ...........
Beautiful framing and processing!!

12 Sep 2012 8:10am

Photo Attraction from Porto, Portugal

She is screaming but her eyes say it's a good scream.

12 Sep 2012 8:36am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb ! We are in a movie !!

12 Sep 2012 8:42am

arvin from sari, Iran

Very very nice
Excellent shot

12 Sep 2012 8:46am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands


12 Sep 2012 9:24am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wow ! Very impressive.

12 Sep 2012 9:36am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

there is something a bit ambiguous about that expression

12 Sep 2012 9:54am

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Une très belle image d'une magnifique expression!

12 Sep 2012 9:55am

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Impressive, but a silent scream. Black and white and framing are fantastic, very beautiful and strong image.

12 Sep 2012 10:06am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
very nice!

12 Sep 2012 10:12am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

hooooooooooo trop géniale cette photo!!!!! félicitation elle est superbe!!!5*****

12 Sep 2012 10:39am

Gheorghe from Bucuresti, Romania

Wonderful shot ! I like the b&w an also the rough grain, like the old 27/30 DIN films. Congratulations !

12 Sep 2012 10:59am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

I've got a hunch she's really happy and couldn't resist big happy shout; but then again I've been wrong before:)

12 Sep 2012 11:03am

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

Wowwww Super Coole Photo !!

12 Sep 2012 11:16am

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Marvelous portrait !

12 Sep 2012 11:22am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

I love this Hitchcock-esque scene - what was the cause of her scream?

12 Sep 2012 11:43am

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Beautifully captured expression ! Excellent*****

12 Sep 2012 11:47am

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful capture of scream. Great moment. Five Stars. :)

12 Sep 2012 12:03pm

shooter from United Kingdom

I love this.

12 Sep 2012 12:13pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great shot with wonderful B&W treatment...looks like painting....5*

12 Sep 2012 12:17pm

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Wow, brilliant

12 Sep 2012 12:59pm

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

Awesome and spectacular! the cry seems more joy than fear!

12 Sep 2012 1:08pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Those feelings, those feelings. For this, we can really see them. A stunning picture.

12 Sep 2012 1:36pm

yo from Ile de France, France

Surprise ? Peur ? Plutôt épouvante à voir l'expression des yeux et la bouche béante ! On imagine le cri d'horreur...

12 Sep 2012 1:36pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Awesome !!! best…jf

12 Sep 2012 1:43pm

Heinz from Germany

Einfach eine großartige Aufnahme.

12 Sep 2012 2:02pm

Anita from Redon, France

Je reste bluffée ! étonnant

12 Sep 2012 2:16pm

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Perfect low light for this image of a scream.

12 Sep 2012 2:27pm

SalSa from Tehran, Iran

Waooooo!! Full of Sense of fear or perhaps protest ...great B&W

12 Sep 2012 2:51pm

huri from tehran, Iran

wow perfect!

12 Sep 2012 2:54pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Unique image. wonderful shot.

12 Sep 2012 3:29pm

Richard Geven from Montferland, Netherlands

Realy great processing Mariana and i realy love the light on her face.....
Yes dear scream it out!!!!!

12 Sep 2012 4:04pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

great expression - like the lighting and the grain

12 Sep 2012 4:15pm

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Une belle expression bien saisie et rendue! Les yeux bien ronds d'étonnement tout comme le O majuscule de la bouche!
Bonne fin de journée lumineuse!

12 Sep 2012 4:19pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Hard to imagine this as a scream as this person looks so elated. Great capture of expression and such clear reflections in her eyes. The light and shadow add to the mood of this shot.

12 Sep 2012 4:43pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Outstanding photo of this amazing face expression !!! Excellent b/w and treatment ...

12 Sep 2012 4:43pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Incredible eyes. Beautiful portrait.

12 Sep 2012 5:47pm

APP from Nevers, France

Superbe capture , criante de réalisme ... Grand bravo !

12 Sep 2012 7:24pm

franz from Baden, Austria

brilliant crop and processing ... luckily, this seems to be a scream of joy !

12 Sep 2012 7:53pm

@franz: yes, a scream of JOY :) just look at her eyes :)

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wow, great emotion captured and beautiful features! Fantastic b/w!

12 Sep 2012 8:09pm

Lluís from Canet de Mar, Spain


12 Sep 2012 8:32pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

An image ready to publish Mariana..!

12 Sep 2012 8:48pm

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

Ce cadrage serré est bien choisi pour montrer l'expression du visage de la fillette...encore un magnifique portrait d'enfant.

12 Sep 2012 9:28pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

gorgeous expression, mariana!

I can almost hear her scream .. ;-))

12 Sep 2012 9:36pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A wonderful expression of surprise and delight.

12 Sep 2012 10:23pm

H. J. Nodeh from KHALKHAL - NODEH, Iran

Superbe capture *****

12 Sep 2012 10:55pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

whoa! very nice catch light

12 Sep 2012 11:01pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Fantastic! A vision of happiness!

13 Sep 2012 12:14am

Zygene from morlaix, France

Un ravissant visage plein de joie :-)

13 Sep 2012 3:33am

pascale from Brussels, Belgium

wonderful portret

13 Sep 2012 6:36am

Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

Excellent picture - that look of surprise and wonder! Beautifully caught.

13 Sep 2012 12:30pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Congratulations! :)

13 Sep 2012 1:13pm

@omid: thanks Omid !

rian from vestavia hills, United States

must've been a pleasant surprise.. :) very nice shot!

13 Sep 2012 1:21pm

Stéphane Thémèze from Paris, France

Congratulations Lady Mariana! It's screaming!

13 Sep 2012 1:36pm

@Stéphane Thémèze: thank you kindly Mr.Thémèze !

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Congratulations Mariana on this well deserved Spotlight !!! Your image was screaming for a Spotlight ...

13 Sep 2012 2:04pm

@Baldwin VW: thanks Baldwin ;)

Hossein Saharnaz from Ahvaz, Iran

congratulations Mariana .

13 Sep 2012 2:35pm

@Hossein Saharnaz: thanks a lot ;)

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Congratulations, Mariana! As always, a masterful image you have composed. I especially love the reflections from the eyes and the close and joyful look... Bravo and congrats again - dj :-)

13 Sep 2012 3:13pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Hi Denny. This is so lovely and I have to tell you, very unexpected visit and comment ! Very kind of you. Many thanks and greetings !

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Hi Mariana - and So Sorry here byu me - I have no excuse other than being scattered in SO many directions (help!) ...I assure you however, I have never stopped viewing and being so amazed at your superb work...I will try to be a better visitor again :-) cheers

13 Sep 2012 3:38pm

@Denny Jump Photo: I understand Denny . The same is with me . Some days I don't give more than a few looks and comments, some other days when in better mood and when have more time, I share more than 70 comments ;) See you !

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

You did it again ........
Congrats :-))

13 Sep 2012 4:15pm

@Ellebelle: again ? not really ... waited too long :) he he thanks dear !

Heinz from Germany

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Spotlight.

13 Sep 2012 4:22pm

@Heinz: thank you ;)

Sam from Chennai, India

Congratulations Mariana on the spotlight. Wonderful expressions. Yes, Scream of Joy. :)

13 Sep 2012 6:05pm

@Sam: thank you Sam

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain


13 Sep 2012 7:18pm

@Melocoton: thanks Pablo :)

David from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Captivating closeup with terrific treatment of the skin.

13 Sep 2012 7:49pm

firoozeh from Germany

Herzliche glücklich.

13 Sep 2012 8:52pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Well done on your spotlight, great imagr

13 Sep 2012 8:55pm

@Alun: thx Alun !

larans from Lund, Sweden

Amazing capture of a moment in life! Well seen and captured!

13 Sep 2012 8:55pm

@larans: thanks Lars !

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Congrats Mariana !

13 Sep 2012 10:13pm

@Eric C.: thanks much Eric !

Nitin from Shanghai, China

You're a master photographer Mariana - and this picture is just one of the other testimonies to that. Aboslutely scintillating, exhilarating stuff. Amazing picture, amazing emotion. Hats off to you!

14 Sep 2012 2:41am

@Nitin: wow... that is a real compliment ! thx Nitin !

Lopamudra from Kolkata, India

superb frame
wonderful shot

14 Sep 2012 4:36am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight!

14 Sep 2012 5:28am

@Steve Rice: thanks Steve

C. Intempor'elle from Paris • Alma Andaluza •, France

Crazy xpression, well done !

14 Sep 2012 5:55am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Congratulations !!

14 Sep 2012 5:58am

@PRASHANT: thanks a lot ;)

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

impressive close up**

14 Sep 2012 7:31am

@Dimitrios: closeup of feelings , i hope you feel this :) thx !

franz from Baden, Austria

YESSS, congratulations ! now another scream of joy is called for ... ;-)))

14 Sep 2012 7:46am

@franz: thx Franz !

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Fine art photography..Congratulations!

14 Sep 2012 8:20am

@Olivier: thanks Olivier !

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Congrats on your Spotlight, Mariana!

14 Sep 2012 1:37pm

@Stephen: thanks Stephen .

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

I was right with my 5 * on this picture, congratulations on the Spotlight Mariana.

14 Sep 2012 2:28pm

@Willem: thx again Willem !

Mireille T. from Ribérac, France

Congratulations Mariana!!! I am so happy for you!!!

14 Sep 2012 7:49pm

@Mireille T.: thanks a lot ;)

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

100 : Congrats !

15 Sep 2012 5:30am

@Eric C.: :)

Mehdi Monadi from Tehran, Iran

Congratulations on the Spotlight :)

15 Sep 2012 11:02am

@Mehdi Monadi: thank you Mehdi !

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight! You are the best Mariana!

15 Sep 2012 11:55pm

@Elaine Hancock: many thanks Elaine. You are a great, honest follower of my work .

larans from Lund, Sweden

Congrats to the spotlight!

16 Sep 2012 6:02am

@larans: thanks L.

rick from brisbane, Australia

Work of the highest quality ...... first class image.

16 Sep 2012 7:44am

@rick: thank you Rick !

dan from Paris, France

Big moment photographed for this radiant expression.

19 Sep 2012 8:19am

cajera from France

Crier de joie, j'espère.
Un visage bien expressif

19 Sep 2012 5:04pm

eva from Oxford, United Kingdom

I saw this one on the Spotlight :) it had to be yours!!! :) Excellent treatment of this amazing expression! So deserving of 100+ comments! Masterpiece!

20 Sep 2012 7:38pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique portrait.

20 Sep 2012 8:13pm

mehdi from Tehran, Iran


24 Sep 2012 5:52pm

Philou04 from Manosque, France

Nice portrait and tones. Great work.

25 Sep 2012 9:02pm

Josy from Clermont-Ferrand, France

This scream, I receive it right in the head
Splendid !

6 Oct 2012 8:04am

@Josy: thanks a lot Josy

domlortha from Roanne, France

Gorgeous BW!! What a portrait! Fantastic and artistic!!
Have a nice day.

10 Oct 2012 12:22pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/100 second
ISO 200
60 mm