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Uploaded: December 29, 2008


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Annie Booth December 29, 2008

Max, This is fantastic, so moving and compelling. What a beautiful portait. Love the dark side mood with the black and white.

Have a wonderful day. #1058298

Max Aureli December 29, 2008

Isabel C. Zepeda


Lovely B&W, great photo.


12/29/2008 7:03:26 AM #6953600

Max Aureli December 29, 2008

Thank you Annie and Isabel for your wonderful support!! #6953606

Kumiko Parkinson December 29, 2008

Well, what's done is done, don't be so hard on yourself, Angie!! :-)
This is a great photography, Max! Her pose, the cigarette and glass...very well composed and taken with wonderful lighting. #6953738

Bill Knaps December 29, 2008

A beautiful portrait Max. Bill #6953753

Charlene Taylor December 29, 2008

Wow, this is an excellent shot! Great tones and wonderful clarity capturing the mood perfectly. #6953827

Christian Rosito December 29, 2008

Excellent mood capture Max, great work, fabulous in B&W! #6953861

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe December 29, 2008

Excellent work Max! Jeff #6953887

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe December 29, 2008

Fantastic lighting and B&W capture. Max. #6954110

Tiia Vissak December 29, 2008

a cool capture! #6954143

Colleen Farrell December 29, 2008

Beautiful portrait, Max! Love the moody feel of it. #6954146

Lynne Morris December 29, 2008

Wow this is a fantastic moody portrait Max, excellent tones and comp. #6954152

Ellen Hodges December 29, 2008

Wonderful and beautiful capture, Max! #6954228

Rajeev 270293 Kashyap December 29, 2008

Fantastic portrait Capture MAx! Well done! #6954323

Vincent J. DeSanto December 29, 2008

Max, very nice picture, I love the expression and pose, very well done Max, love it. #6954562

Tammy Espino December 29, 2008

Smoking is bad for your health!
Excellent capture and mood set! :) #6954796

Beverley Scott December 29, 2008

A fantastic character portrait, Max. Outstanding work!!! #6954914

Courtenay Vanderbilt December 29, 2008

This is a stunning portrait of human despair, very poignant and a side of you we have not seen before. Excellent Max, this really tells a compelling story! Wonderful lighting and B & W treatment! #6954915

Joan Powell December 29, 2008

fabulous work of art , very moody , excellent lighting !! #6954996

Lorna Shutter December 29, 2008

Wow Max! What a wonderful, dramatic capture! Looks like something out of a "LIFE" magazine! Angie did a fantastic job posing for this picture and you captured her misery very well! She looks how I feel some days! Ha! Ha! Outstanding work, my friend! :) #6955020

Carol Sawyer December 29, 2008

Beautiful portrait, Max!! #6955086

Gena L. Talbot December 29, 2008


All I can say is W*O*W
Fantastic work my friend... :) #6955147

Ray Thoms December 29, 2008

Interesting dichotomy in a dark mood... #6955355

Susan Weisensel December 29, 2008

Love the mood of this Max, beautiful B&W. #6955411

Nina Shields December 29, 2008

Max, very dramatic lighting usage for this rather intense shot; very thought provoking; well done! #6955538

Barbara Waldoch level-classic December 29, 2008

Excellent shot, Max, love the moodiness in it! #6955866

Jim Britt December 29, 2008

Powerful shot max. Great with the b/w. Nice work. #6955873

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe December 29, 2008

Very moving image, Max!! Her expression of despair breaks my heart!! Everyone loves smiles and children playing, but this image takes us to the side of life we all know exists, but so many try not to see!! The lighting and tones are perfect for this image!! I hope we see this one again!! #6956100

Max Aureli December 29, 2008

Really good point Teresa. It is the other side of the joyful time of these days.

Thank you my friends for commenting and writing beautiful words!!


Patrick Rouzes December 29, 2008

I feel you have outdoen yourself here,Max!!! The lighting, tones, contrasts, expression, & pose all unite to form the mood of this image!!! Someone mentioned Life Mag. & that was my first thought when I viewed this!!! Congratulations on a phenomenal job here,my friend!!! #6956275

Lorna Shutter December 29, 2008

That would be me, Patrick! Great minds think alike! :) #6956284

Max Aureli December 29, 2008

Yes Patrick is Lorna to mentioned that!!
Thank you Patrick for your great comment!!!

Lorna are you still wake? #6956289

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic December 29, 2008

Fabulous work here, your artistic creativity is showing Max. It's got lot's of impact! #6956409

A P December 29, 2008

The drunk in one hand, the cigarette in the other, deep in though really express a certain mood here. Awesome Max #6956427

Hendrik Storme December 29, 2008

Wonderful dramatic mood and image,Max! #6956454

Laurence Saliba level-classic December 29, 2008

A beautiful setup Max!!! Fantastic lighting and mood!!!! #6956467

Stefania Barbier level-addict December 30, 2008

fantastic... expresses a lot of feelings like preoccupation for something in her life.... truly well done Max! #6956519

Brett Dolsen December 30, 2008

A wonderfull work of Art Max!!Brett #6956692

Stephen Zacker December 30, 2008

Powerful and thought provoking image. #6956897

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe December 30, 2008

The black and white really adds to the "mood" ! #6957087

Terri L. Scribner December 30, 2008

Outstanding and very powerful image, Max!! #6957107

Robyn A. Terrell December 30, 2008

Wow, very powerful and moody...packed with emotion. Very well done, Max! #6957372

Sandra K. StJohn level-deluxe December 30, 2008

I love the mood of this shot - the lighting is perfect and as others have already stated you have captured the emotion. #6957646

Judy A. Lawhon December 30, 2008

Very dramatic shot and I love the B&W and the great light Max! You have a wonderful gallery!! #6957715

Sirsendu Gayen December 30, 2008

Beautiful portrait. #6957960

Robert R. Goodman December 30, 2008

Hi Max,WOW!!!That is a very beautiful B&W portrait.Stunning detail and clarity,my friend!!!!! #6958163

Margaret R. Barry December 30, 2008

Beautiful and moody portrait, Max! #6958225

Bojan Bencic level-classic December 30, 2008

Amazing photo, Max. The light is perfect and the emotions are so strong - WOW! Remarkable work, my friend. #6958332

Marijana Fajgl December 30, 2008

What a powerful capture, Max! Emotions are screaming from it! Exceptional work, my friend! #6958605

Sandy Powers December 30, 2008

Oh MAN! I LOVE this photo, Max!

It's funny. I've never been a smoker, but I think certain types of photography are made so dramatic with smokers in it. This is very strong. As always, FABULOUS work! #6958681

frank w. degenhardt December 30, 2008

Max- One of the most powerful imagaes I have every seen. It speaks of a down trodden woman and the way you posed it is unbeleavable. The raw feel of it with the mood is phenominal. The cigerette and the glass of liquor speak of her feeling as if there is no way out. This should be a grandprize winner as far as I'm concerned and certainly belongs in an art gallery.
Happy New Year to you my friend. It has been such a joy to get to know you and your stunning works.
I look forward to the new year and sharing pictures and support. Take care my friend. #6958808

John Connolly December 30, 2008

A wonderful low key portrait, very tastefully presented Max! Wonderful work! #6958916

Manuel Barrera December 30, 2008

deserves Gold, hope the judges see it, they some times overlook black and white images. #6959049

Jessica Jenney December 30, 2008

Fantastic portrait, Max! Wonderful mood, tones and light! #6959573

Joseph N. DiGilio December 30, 2008

This is a very thought provoking mood shot, Max. Brilliantly done. Great usel of light. Fantastic pose. Well done. #6959677

Robert K. Bemus level-classic December 30, 2008

Awesome black and white portrait, Max!! #6960097

Ann Coates level-classic December 31, 2008

Hi Max, very dramatic portrait. You have a very unique style. I'm sure we will see this again. Happy new year, nearly. #6960262

Bill Wyatt December 31, 2008

Excellent story telling portrait makes you think what she has been through or what she is planning on doing. I love her lost in thought look. Terrific portrait work Max! #6961031

December 31, 2008

Wonderful portrait Max!! Great mood and love this B&W image!!

Happy New Year to you and your's!!! #6961232

Debra R. Harder December 31, 2008

Another WONDERFUL portrait, Max! Love it in black and white. It sets the mood perfectly. Terrific pose, expression and soft lighting. Wishing you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR! Deb #6962396

Janice Mezzacappa December 31, 2008

You've captured a piece of art and mood to perfection. Her expression, pose, lighting and B&W created a wonderful winner! Happy New Year Max! #6962422

Nadya Johnson December 31, 2008

Max, this ought to be a major winner! Just SUPERB! Straight into my favorites list, for sure! I Just love introspective mood of this - the tones and lighting, too. Fabulous! #6963301

Betsy Labuschagne January 01, 2009

Amazing portrait Max, the posing, lighting and mood is all brilliant, well done!! #6965150

Aimee C. Eisaman January 01, 2009

A fantastic capture and so well composed! I dream of having people like this to shoot! To capture someone like this is to capture their soul for all to see! It's so personal and powerful! The shadows in this shot are a bit to dark on her face for my liking, but to each their own! I'm going to show this to a friend of mine that is super at PS work and see what he would suggest. You may want to give what he says a try and see what you think! Many of my images have benefited from his advice! :~) #6966046

Mitch Spence level-classic January 01, 2009

Well, Max, I thought I had a favorite of yours that would never be eclipsed, the little boy at the window, but now I guess I have to choose this one. No, I'll just keep them both as the very best. #6967016

Michael Umbreit January 01, 2009

Max - Amazing work! Very well done! - Mike #6967239

ROLAN NARMAN January 01, 2009

Amazing capture Max! You have captured drama at its best! Bravissimo! I have one question: What did you do to her to make her so sad? #6968092

Lorna Shutter January 01, 2009

Rolan ~ He told her that he was going to give her some Pizza ... but he never did!!! LOL! :) #6968850

Eugenio Diaz January 02, 2009

This is so beautiful and so creative portrait! #6971329

Anna M. Halasz January 03, 2009

Fantastic portrait,Max.Love the mood here.Nice tones ,too. Anna #6977196

ROLAN NARMAN January 03, 2009

...Or may be he did but she hated the anchovies Lorna!!! #6977209

Lorna Shutter January 03, 2009

You could be right, Rolan! LOL! :D #6977225

Max Aureli January 03, 2009

Ha Ha !!!! :-))) She got sick because the anchovies were old!!! :-))))
I still have some slices, anybody want some? :-)) ha h ah a #6977567

Lorna Shutter January 03, 2009

You can keep them, Max! LOL! :D #6977707

Marisol Pastor January 04, 2009

One of your best portraits Max! It is forceful and tells a story ... Love it. #6981008

January 04, 2009

Simply Fantastic!!!

daniele #6981169

ROLAN NARMAN January 04, 2009

Cigarettes and anchovies don't go too well together! #6981227

Terry L. Ellis level-classic January 04, 2009

Intriguing, beautiful and moving capture, Max! #6983020

Vladan D. Djordjevic January 05, 2009

An excellent portrait! Lovely pose, emotive feel, great tones and lighting.

Happy New Year, my friend! #6986974

Aimee C. Eisaman January 09, 2009

I'll pass on the pizza, but congrats on the EP! This truly is a fantastic capture! :~) #7007175

Melissa G. Meiselman January 11, 2009

I really love the mood, here, Max!!! #7016554

Max Aureli January 15, 2009

Thank you my friends for all your wonderful support!! And thanks to the Editor for the EP!!! #7035501

Lorna Shutter January 15, 2009

Congrats on your EFP for this great shot, Max!!!!! Not surprised at all! :) #7036342

Max Aureli January 15, 2009

Thank you my friend!!! :-)) #7036369

Ellen Hodges February 27, 2009

Awesome work on this thought provoking image, Max! #7222254

Michael Khoury June 26, 2009

!Emotive! #7680965

Max Aureli June 26, 2009

My sister in law... so, I can't say anything in here or I can get killed!!! :-))))

Thank you Ellen and Michael!!! #7680981

Jennifer A. Major November 11, 2009

Love this - her expression is so moving! #8122214

Laura E. Swan level-classic December 10, 2009

I remember this image, Max. I was sure I made a comment before?!

What a dramatic capture. She appears to have so much on her mind. Her contemplations are so evident here.

Maybe we have all felt this way before and this is why we all connect so strongly with this image.

So well done, by BOTH of you.

I hope this wins.



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