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Four Years with You

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 1 April 2013 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.


Today marks my four year anniversary on Aminus3. A lot of things have been changed in these 4 years. Friends are leaving, new friends are coming.
It is always fun and I am glad to be here sharing images with you, looking at your images, always searching for new members with new, refreshing ideas.


"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

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Lovely lady

1 Apr 2013 5:43am

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

Congratulations on this milestone, Mariana :-))
I hope to enjoy your photos for at least another four years ..............
Beautifully toned self-portrait!!

1 Apr 2013 6:24am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Very elegant, Mariana - and always a pleasure to see your marvellous images.

1 Apr 2013 6:24am

365 from namur, Belgium

Original photo, excellent treatment. A woman who must have a lot of success :-)

1 Apr 2013 6:25am

@365: you mean a make-up treatment ? he he

julie from besançon, France

Bonne continuation Mariana ! 5* Superbe (auto ?) portrait ! Belle journée.

1 Apr 2013 6:56am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Fabulous self portrait, beautifully done. That is quite a milestone, a delight to share with you :)

1 Apr 2013 7:09am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Congrats on the four years of such distinctive and meaningful photography . . you deserve another Spotlight to mark the occasion !

1 Apr 2013 7:11am

@Ronnie 2¢: thx Ronnie

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Congratulations Mariana - your work is always inspirational .

1 Apr 2013 8:09am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

It's a beautiful portrait!

1 Apr 2013 8:12am

rem_la from Villiers, France

superbe portrait

1 Apr 2013 8:28am

Gérard from Marseille, France

Hi Mariana, keep on finishing your eyes for your excellent photos. Have a nice day.

1 Apr 2013 8:37am

Christian Richer from Le Havre, France

I'm sure many of us will at the restaurant to celebrate this anniversary with you! ;-)

1 Apr 2013 8:48am

@Christian Richer: Good, Let's go :) thx Christian !

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Congratulations Mariana!

1 Apr 2013 8:52am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Wouhaaaaaaaaaaa!! superbe portrait et reflet!!!5*****

1 Apr 2013 9:12am

Joke from Leuven, Belgium

What a crazy shot!

1 Apr 2013 9:20am

CLODO from PESSAC, France

Congratulations for your self portrait with a typical woman's gesture! 5* for 4 candles!

1 Apr 2013 9:51am

JRs from Japan

4 years good show my lady:)

1 Apr 2013 10:06am

larhune64 from AHETZE, France

Sensuel et superbement cadré , un très joli portrait

1 Apr 2013 10:26am

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Nice to see you. Four years, great pleasure for us.:-)

1 Apr 2013 10:36am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Mariana, Herzlichen Glückwunsch zu den vier Jahren bei Aminus. Eine weitere Super Aufnahme.

1 Apr 2013 10:55am

PATRICK from miramas, France

Congratulations Mariana 5****

1 Apr 2013 11:11am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Excellent self portrait ! Happy anniversary !

1 Apr 2013 11:23am

Veronique from France-and-, Switzerland

Time go by so quickly !!

1 Apr 2013 11:41am

Arr Day from montréal, Canada

The secrets of self-portraying remain well kept from me. But definitively not from you !
I love the setting, your expression, the framing, the monochrome. And it has a monday morning feel to it : a certain stress, where minutes seem to be counted.
Happy 4th Anniversary !

1 Apr 2013 12:28pm

@Arr Day: thanks Arr . Nice to see you here today with us ;)

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Happy anniversary Mariana! Hopefully you will be with us for many more years to come! ;-)

1 Apr 2013 12:44pm

@Eric Cousineau: thx Eric !

jean pierre from paris, France

magnifique image!!! amitié

1 Apr 2013 12:49pm

Adrian from Wakefield, United Kingdom

wonderful self portrait, beautiful lighting. excellent work.

1 Apr 2013 1:08pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Afghanistan

Happy 4th Anniversary Mariana and a beautiful self-portrait to celebrate !!! Congratulations ...

1 Apr 2013 1:14pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Beautiful....great creation... Congratulations !!

1 Apr 2013 2:27pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Beautiful self portrait...:-) Congratulation !!!

1 Apr 2013 2:39pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful self portrait, Mariana.
Happy anniversary. Wishing you many more years with us in AM3. :)

1 Apr 2013 3:02pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Hi, Mariana!
Congratulation! :)

1 Apr 2013 3:37pm

@omid: hi Omid. Thanks !

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Félicitations Mariana pour ces quatre années durant lesquelles tu nous a montré des photos talentueuses. Splendide autoportrait plein de charme. Belle journée.

1 Apr 2013 5:32pm

@Tede: thx Tede !

franz from Baden, Austria

WOW ... what can i say ?!? "ravishing" is the first word that comes to mind ... ;-)
oh yes, congrats on your tenacity - which i hope will give us the pleasure of many more of your exemplary photos ...

1 Apr 2013 5:55pm

@franz: thanks Franz !

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

a nice sharing Mariana ! beautiful selfportrait !

1 Apr 2013 5:57pm

@Anna.C: thanks Anna !

Monik from PARIS, France

What a beautiful portrait ! Happy birthday et thank you very much for your photos, Mariana!:-)))

1 Apr 2013 6:43pm

michel creze from le havre, France

Joyeux anniversaire ! très bel autoportrait et belle tonalité .

Happy Birthday! beautiful self-portrait and beautiful tone.

1 Apr 2013 7:18pm

Tat à l'oeil from Paris, France

Très belle prise !

1 Apr 2013 7:40pm

@Tat à l'oeil: catch ? ha ha .. a joke of the day :) it's cool to catch yourself whatever you do , even in a bath or while eating or redressing ! right ?

tce76 from Saint Laurent de Brèvedent, France

Tu es très jolie tout comme cette réalisation.
Je te souhaite par ailleurs une bonne continuation.

1 Apr 2013 7:55pm

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

Thanks for your visit and your comment.
This photo engenders feelings of the past.
Nicely made.
very nice self-portrait

1 Apr 2013 8:25pm

@Aly: thanks for your comment returned back :)

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Congratulations on your 4-year anniversary, Mariana!! I love this shot and how what is captured in the mirror becomes part of this composition!!

1 Apr 2013 9:08pm

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Beautiful self portrait Mariana and congratulations on four years posting here, your images inspire many of us

1 Apr 2013 9:43pm

Carol from Leamington, Canada

A wonderful portrait Mariana. Congratulation on the 4 years.... I am still trying to make it to one year! :) Looking forward to many, many more, I always enjoy your work!

1 Apr 2013 11:01pm

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

A fine achievement Mariana.

1 Apr 2013 11:51pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A gorgeous self portrait Mariana! Congratulations on 4 years! Your photos have been an inspiration. I look forward to seeing them every day.

2 Apr 2013 12:53am

@Elaine Hancock: thx Elaine. I respect your daily visits and comments even when I do not comment on your images, but I want to tell you I look at them every day, and some days they are not what I expect from you . You have great capacity, and great eye for noticing things !

L'angevine from Angers, France

toutes mes félicitations....

2 Apr 2013 7:06am

@L'angevine: thanks

Mahmood from Tehran, Iran

I Guess She's In A Rush
Wonderful Portrait And Frame

2 Apr 2013 4:34pm

Jason Kravitz from Brussels, Belgium

congrats Mariana on your 4 year Aminus3 anniversary - and for a creative self portrait as well

2 Apr 2013 5:17pm

@Jason Kravitz: thx Jason .

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Hi Mariana - When I first joined AM3 a few years ago, Your work was among the very first that I saw and I was just so amazed and inspired by it. That most certainly has not changed... and when I think of this blogsite, I feel that your contributions, your work, have always been one of the truly defining cornerstones of teh greatness of Aminus3. Your artistry and gift has always been so much a part of what defines truly fantastic photography and certainly part of what defines this blogsite. If I may, I would like very much to say congratulations but moreover I want to say THANK YOU! All the Best - Denny

2 Apr 2013 7:30pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Thank you Denny. These are very nice, warm words!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

It's been that long? It seems like only yesterday I was smiling at that beautiful face. What a superb portrait!

2 Apr 2013 8:31pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

congratulations, mariana!

with your anniversary on aminus3 and of course for this amazing portrait!!! :-))

2 Apr 2013 8:54pm

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Congratulations on four years! Unique self-portrait.

2 Apr 2013 11:17pm

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Congratulations Mariana! And thank you for sharing your beautiful photo job.
Beautiful portrait here.

3 Apr 2013 8:37am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Quel bel auto portrait ! Bonne journée

3 Apr 2013 2:56pm

philmess from angouleme, France

Séance maquillage pour fêter l'anniversaire d' Aminus avec tous tes admirateurs prévoir beaucoup de champagne car ils sont nombreux
Joli N§B le charme dans l'excellence

3 Apr 2013 5:24pm

@philmess: thx Phil. Celebration ? Not really! Just wanted to mark up this date - April 1st, as my anniversary !

Jeff from Honolulu, United States

Really fine image. Love the coffee cup. It really adds to the story of this photograph.

4 Apr 2013 5:24am

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Congrats! Four more years! :-)

6 Apr 2013 10:14am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Four years already?! Wow! I remember when you fist started posting.... It doesn't seem that long ago! Congrats! :) Excellent selfportrait

7 Apr 2013 5:26pm