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Comments on this portfolio:

Andrew Smith , May 02, 2005; 05:52 P.M.


You have a cool portofolio, very nice and different places. Thank's!:)

Scott Lewis , May 04, 2005; 08:24 A.M.

Hi thanks for your comment, if you need pics of Karlsruhe let me know I also live here and have lots

Maria Bostenaru , May 04, 2005; 03:10 P.M.


Hi Scott,

thanks for the comment :)

Strange how many photos some people take when they travel, as opposed to the place where they live. If not conditioned by my individual studies (for the faculty projects), I took no photos of Bucharest while there, but after moving to Karlsruhe ... Now the same applies for Karlsruhe. I will probably take more pictures after I move to Italy (soon).

... errr. Wait: I think I took some when I came in 1996 with the exchange, and thought I will stay much shorter.

Generalily the subjects I found interesting were rather related with the way of life here: Umzug, church procession, various "Fest"s.

I saw your Zoo folder from Karlsruhe. Maybe I will make a Karlsruhe presentation in the future and we can exchange comments?

thanks again


Image Attachment: karlsruhe_fest.jpg

Manolis Spanakis , May 05, 2005; 08:26 A.M.

I like your view and use of photography

Maria Bostenaru , May 06, 2005; 03:44 A.M.


Thank you so much for the comment!

I really gives me more selfconfidence :)

I hope not to disappoint you with future postings!

warm regards


Scott Lewis , May 10, 2005; 06:44 A.M.

Let me know when you want to shoot KA, maybe we could do a joint shoot.

Maria Bostenaru , May 11, 2005; 05:09 A.M.


Hi Scott,

... when my camera gets repaired.

Unfortunately it went 'kaputt' on the 1st of May :( :( :(

I will keep you updated.

Thanks for writting!

and, of course, looking forward for the joint shot!


Scott Lewis , May 12, 2005; 06:45 A.M.

I have more that enought camera's and could loan you one, but am away shooting over pfingston (austria)and fonleichnam (motorsports). The best place to get something fixed in KA is foto Langer


Maria Bostenaru , May 13, 2005; 08:50 A.M.


Hi Scott,

have a lot of fun on your photo trips!

We'll talk when you are back - especially since it looks like it will take a while to get my contract signed, or, in other words, I will still be around for a while here.

kind regards Maria

george crawford , May 14, 2005; 08:55 P.M.

Thank you fo rthe visit

Thank you for stopping by last week. I have had a chance to look at your portfoilio and i must say tha tthe locations you have photgraphed are impressive. I tend towards details as houston does not offer panoramic views and like those shots of yours that are tight. Keep posting it is funto watch the portfolios grow

Maria Bostenaru , May 16, 2005; 07:07 A.M.


Hi George,

thanks for the comment as well! I have filled the whole extra quota I had for now, so probably in the future the portofolio will not grow as much as it did today ;), but I hope you enjoy the new additions!

warm regards Maria

Anamaria Dascalu , May 22, 2005; 04:38 P.M.

interesant portofoliu, mai ales ca prezinti atatea locuri :) best wishes!

Maria Bostenaru , May 24, 2005; 06:04 A.M.

genius loci

Hi Anamaria,

thank you for the kind comment. Yes, I noticed myself yesterday, that when I have at least 5 photos of a place, a <i>genius loci</i> begins to shape. Bucharest has a certain air, Budapest another, Salzburg again another. I need to add one more to Lisbon in this sense soon ;)

When I will feel there are enough for this, I'll start doing presentations - so keep watching :)

Multumesc de vizita

calde salutari


John Keaveney , June 10, 2005; 04:52 A.M.

You will have to add Ireland to your list of travels.. I would like to see your views on my country

Maria Bostenaru , June 12, 2005; 09:02 A.M.



thanks for the visit and for the comment.

Well, strange you wrote now about Irland.

The same day (the 10th of June 2005) we had a grill party (although it is quite cold now, 4 degrees in the night sometimes brrr), and one of my neighbours was around Irland on a Yacht (I think) travel at the begin of May (after the former grill party we had, and when it was, nevertheless, warmer ...), so he was telling us the story how it was :)

Not to say that the previous Saturday (not yesterday) I've seen on TV "The Thomas Crown Affair" and then browsed for a few days the website of Pierce Brosnan. Case you haven't noticed, it is Romanian spoken in "The Thomas Crown Affair". I don't know much about Romanian diaspora, but then I found out that a bigger group of it should be in Irland.

I have also read (partially) the book on 20th century architecture in Irland recently.

So actually plenty of motives to go - just have to find the occasion.

Two years ago I had one: I was responsible for Scientific Exchange for the Marie Curie Fellowship Association, and we could have made a workshop there. At that time I preferred not to, as I need a visa to visit Irland and found that there are so many countries in Europe I have not seen yet and where I need no visa ...

warm regards Maria

John Keaveney , June 14, 2005; 09:32 A.M.

Hi Maria

I took your advice and created additional folders, I agree it works better, have a look and let me know what you think.

Christian S. Mendes , June 25, 2005; 08:58 A.M.


Hi Maria, I like your style of show the architecture of different places, it tells a history about the soul of the cities.

Byron Lawrence , June 30, 2005; 08:50 A.M.

Thank you so much for your critiques, they are greatly appreciated. I was looking at your photos (and really enjoying them.. seeing places I will likely never get to go) yesterday and felt inspired to work at a mildly different approach to photography.

Maria Bostenaru , July 05, 2005; 04:59 A.M.



thanks for the visit and for the kind comment. I also enjoy looking to your portofolio which shows the different facetes of your country, be it landscape, people, events, sports, flora or fauna.

kind regards Maria

Maria Bostenaru , July 07, 2005; 08:31 A.M.


thanks for the comment.

... I was looking to your recent uploads but could not see the inspiration trace ... could you please ellaborate?

and thanks for the kind words!


Maria Bostenaru , July 17, 2005; 12:03 P.M.



thanks for the visit.

Yes, I generally realise that I with a better camera and better software the photos would become better ...

In any case, I still like doing it, and since years - I am happy this comes across.

I am glad for your visit, looked at your portofolio also.

Vannak rokonaim Kanadaba, a magyar oldalrol, Montrealba, akik magyarul is beszelnek, es Vancouverbe, ahol csak a nagybatyam tud magyarul (es olaszul is, es en mar jo hosszu ideje keszülök Olaszorszagba menni, de a papírok ... remélem szeptember elsejére sikerül végre). Azért a Vancouveri rokonokkal tobbet levelezek angolul mint a masikkal magyarul - igaz, Kanadaba születtek és lehet könnyebb lenne nekik angolul írni ... Az unokabátyám nézte is a photo.net képeimet - tetszettek neki :)

Si prin photo.net m-a gasit si un coleg de gradinita (si scoala generala), care e la Montreal :)


Wolfgang Plautz , August 09, 2005; 03:11 P.M.

Cool portfolio

Hi Maria, very very good portfolio, you come around a lot, very much passion shine through your photos, I love your photos of Austria a lot but would also like to see more of your homecountry in the future. All the best, Wolfgang

Scott Lewis , August 16, 2005; 04:36 A.M.

Hi Maria, are you already in Italy. I was wondering if it would be ok to print a few of you recipes out as my wife family are half Hungarian so I could surprise them with a few traditional meals.

Maria Bostenaru , August 22, 2005; 06:43 A.M.


Plugusorul, January 2002

Hi Wolfgang,

thanks for looking and the very kind comments.

Well, the photos of Romania I have are quite old, although there are people who appreciate exactly this (but not the majority of photo.net users that is).

From the photos of Karlsruhe ... well, they need to get scanned.

Attached a photo of local customs in Romania, how they further live even in a blocks of flats environment (we had a discussion about this with a photo of a dance called "hora" by a fellow photo.net member). This is called "plugusorul", it a longer piece of popular poetry, usually told at new year.

regards Maria

Maria Bostenaru , August 22, 2005; 06:51 A.M.


hi Scott,

thanks for the interest :)

Sure you may, but be aware that there are no quantities added yet ... I will do so as soon as I'll have time, but this year does look crowded.

I will be this week at a conference in Greece, next week in Macedonia, and the other in Romania, after which I'll gradually move things from Karlsruhe to Italy ... Sorry about the delay, but this week I was occupied to prepare the presentations for these conferences.

kind regards Maria

mondiani . , August 27, 2005; 10:18 A.M.

Thank you for sharing Maria, I want to travel right now :)


Mondiani party event photographer

Maria Bostenaru , August 30, 2005; 06:52 A.M.



thank you very much for the visit and the kind comment.

Maybe one day I will be a tourist guide (when it will not be worth any more to work in research) ... Languages and exercise in travelling :)

kind regards Maria

Erin Albertson , September 28, 2005; 03:49 P.M.

You're very lucky to have seen all those places. Thanks for sharing your trips with us.

Marjan Krebelj , October 13, 2005; 07:20 A.M.

Hey! I took a minute to look at your portfolio. Some photos have good potential, but i can't stop thinking how much better they could be with better optics and camera. Sometimes it would help to use a tripod (like in the case of one of your latest photo: http://www.photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=3785460 ).

Anyways, it's good to find an other young architect here... (i'm preparing my diploma).

James Meyer , October 19, 2005; 09:29 A.M.

Hi Maria

Thanks for your lovely comments on my photos! You've done some nice work yourself and have quite an interesting collection here. Keep posting! Cheers! James

Maria Bostenaru , October 22, 2005; 08:11 A.M.



thanks a lot for your visit, your comments, and your very helpful critiques.

Yes, I was thinking once that when I'll have no other chance I'll become a tourist guide ... Then somebody told me that it is not something to do for a lifetime. SO maybe I will stay a researcher, or get into publishing/editing, which I would personally prefer.

thanks again Maria

Maria Bostenaru , October 22, 2005; 08:21 A.M.



thanks for visit.

Yes, I have a tripod; I am just too lazy to carry it around (as laptop, video camera, photo camera are all so heavy, too ... now the video camera does not work anymore, and maybe I need a new photo camera ...).

I fact I realised that it is night, and did not want to take any photos, but my friend who brought me there (and who never had time earlier the day while I was in Athens) said me to try. I told him, it depends, on how stable my hand is going to be, but at the end it resulted in a composition even I liked.

I am now mainly uploading photos from Greece, as there are some on the conference website and maybe I will convince the organisers to put a link.

thanks again and regards Maria

PS: I visited your portofolio and think that I spotted the photos which reveal you being and architect :) what do you think?

Maria Bostenaru , October 22, 2005; 08:33 A.M.



I see that I am repeating myself in answers to portofolio comments, so I'll keep the answer short.

I am hoping since long to get the time to do some presentations, which will made what I have posted more coherent. Unfortunately the speed with which I am uploading is higher than the one I am doing good photos (means: I am running out of good photos).

regards Maria

Camelia Clinciu , November 18, 2005; 02:31 A.M.


You have an impressive travel photography portfolio and a lot of good pictures. Keep up the good work.... Tschuess, Camelia

Maria Bostenaru , November 21, 2005; 05:12 A.M.


Thanks for the visit, I am glad you like them!

I hope to find some time during the many travels (for example Karlsruhe-Pavia, because of moving) the edit the scenography photos which are finally digitalised from film. Those would be really original, since I also created the subject. But, I am slightly disappointed, since I sent a selected series of them to a photo contest and wasn't selected even to have them on display ...

thanks again and see you around

michael abrahams , December 14, 2005; 08:49 P.M.


looking throught your portfolio is wonderful , feels like I was on your wonderful journeys...! regards Mike

Maria Bostenaru , December 20, 2005; 11:36 A.M.



thanks for the comment and for 'travelling' through the portofolio. I'm glad it did the job well :)

At the moment we've just left Greece and we are in Portugal. Well, with some months of delay, but who cares ...

I still cannot decide which country I like more, although the photos from Portugal tend to be better ...

kind regards and thanks again


Dan Roman , December 22, 2005; 04:44 A.M.

Great work here. Masive ! Well done.

Biswajit Pandey , January 07, 2006; 10:35 A.M.

Hi Maria!

Very nice portfolio.

Maria Bostenaru , January 13, 2006; 12:44 P.M.


Thank you for the kind comment.

True, there are things for which you need a couple of years to do. Although I gave up hope to be more than an average photographer, but at least I can use the photos I do in my written pieces (in writting I am better, luckily) ...

cya around


Maria Bostenaru , January 13, 2006; 01:33 P.M.



thank you for the visit and the kind comment!

see your around on photo.net


Alex Milarakis , January 20, 2006; 06:08 A.M.

A beautiful portofolio with nice travel photos !

Maria Bostenaru , January 20, 2006; 05:44 P.M.



thanks for looking and leaving a comment!

Much appreciated!


Rui Nogueira , January 26, 2006; 02:07 P.M.

So many wonderful pictures, maria and so many places you have visited, including my country. I love to came here and I do appreciate a lot your photos Accept my best regards

Maria Bostenaru , March 04, 2006; 02:13 P.M.


My best regards to you too.

Nice to have met you on photo.net and to share photos.

see you around


Cristian Stefanescu , April 19, 2006; 02:32 P.M.

the world in her eyes

un zig zag inedit prin locuri pe care fiecare le vede altfel; o bucurie :)

azam adnan , April 25, 2006; 04:52 A.M.



Marjan Krebelj , April 28, 2006; 02:02 A.M.

After a while i visitet my fellow architct photographer. I think you improved yor technique! The quadruple images of dishes are quite original idea! Keep up!

apurba B , May 16, 2006; 02:39 P.M.

ohh thank u maria for ur kind words and inspiration and thanks a ton for visiting.u too got nice architectural shot, keep up the great work-peace

Maria Bostenaru , May 22, 2006; 05:58 A.M.

Cristian, Azam, Marjan, Apurba

Dear all,

thank you so much for the kind words and encouragements!

I am sorry for returning so late - it was a month full of work, the last one ...

At least partly I hope to overweigh some of this shortcoming by my first digital photos, taken during this time.

looking forward for your next visit :)

keep in touch


Diana D. , June 29, 2006; 12:07 A.M.

I really love your portfolio! It's great ! especially the recipe part :P I am romanian but I left when I was very young and always wondered how to cook those. My husband will finally be able enjoy some authentic romanian cuisine ;) Great idea !

Maria Bostenaru , June 30, 2006; 03:06 P.M.


Thank you for the kind comment. Since my father was Romanian, and my grandmother, who cooked all the time after my birth Hungarian, I know much more Hungarian recipes, but there are a few Romanian ones, too. I still have to add "ardei copti".

I am glad you find it useful!

see you around


Leonardo Villalobos , August 22, 2006; 01:35 A.M.

Great collection !

Jim Downs , October 09, 2006; 12:22 A.M.

Hi Maria, It is a pleasure to look at the portfolio of someone so well traveled. I love your panoramic cityscapes as well as your eye for interesting architecture. You also have a nice collection of hats! I'll check back again and hope you'll do the same. Jim

Maria Bostenaru , October 31, 2006; 01:30 P.M.


Thank you for looking at my portofolio!

There are no updates for comments on portofolio, so I am not checking this page regularly, I apologise for the delay in replying.



Maria Bostenaru , November 13, 2006; 01:15 P.M.


Sorry for the delay in the answer - but I had less delay in checking your portofolio! - and I am glad for your visit, that you liked my work and for the kind words.

see you around


Ruben Silva , November 13, 2006; 08:28 P.M.


Thank you very much for your warm comments on my portfolio. I love Italy as well, and Assisi is magical.. Regards

JF Ochoa , December 03, 2006; 10:55 P.M.

Great portfolio Maria! It's a pleasure to see the world thru your eyes... thanks for sharing your work. Greetings from Mexico. (I'm very impressed with your bio!!!)

Maria Bostenaru , December 11, 2006; 06:07 A.M.


Assisi, 30. November 2006


thanks for the comment!

Last week I have also been in Assisi, so impressed I were! Here is one photo!

keep in touch


John R. Math , December 12, 2006; 07:12 A.M.


Excellent Portfolio...love the walls and windows! Thank you. John Math

Maria Bostenaru , December 15, 2006; 01:12 P.M.

jf ochoa

I appreciate very much the comment, the more since it comes from a photographer like you, from whom I have much to learn.

I think first I should exercise patience, in chosing the framing, light etc in my pictures, since most of the time I am shoting before thinking ...

thank you for looking and commenting


Maria Bostenaru , December 15, 2006; 01:19 P.M.



thank you for the comment :)

I am glad we share a common interest in the photographic theme of walls! In fact, I've taken those photos for scientific interest, and imagine that I might use for a scientific paper also the photos on the door!



Dennis Aubrey , May 11, 2007; 04:49 P.M.

Like the way you shoot building exteriors ...

... must be your architectural training. You are lucky to travel so much and take the opportunity to shoot so many wonderful shots.

Maria Bostenaru , May 16, 2007; 05:02 A.M.


Many thanks for your kind comment.

I was lucky to travel because I have had a project which provided funding to participate at many conferences. But I must admit that I am tired after so much travel. Especially it added to it that I had to move from Karlsruhe to Pavia and now I have to move from Pavia to Bucharest - some additional travel ... Now when it is weekend I only wish to sleep a lot!

thank you again


Mihai Suciu , June 09, 2007; 12:06 P.M.


You have a very interesting and colourful portfolio, Maria! The pictures taken in Hungary had a special "touch" for me, especially the ones from Budapest, but not only, of course. Thanks for sharing them! Considerandu-ma pe jumatate maghiar si traind candva la "cativa pasi" de granita cu Ungaria, pozele tale din grupul - Hungary - au avut un efect special asupra mea. Am dat si de Bucuresti si de Lipscani desigur - mai rar, dar Budapest e ceva aparte, un punct pe harta la care impreuna cu sotia mea ne gandim intr-un mod special. Again, thanks for sharing your work!

Eduardo Agustin Carrasco , June 10, 2007; 01:27 P.M.


hola Maria, I see than you traveled a lot, if you came to south america you are welcome to visit Ecuaador. Nice shots.

Maria Bostenaru , June 12, 2007; 08:30 A.M.


Thank you very much for your comment. The photos from Budapest are done following a work for a seminar while I was in Germany on early 20th century architecture. The text attached in the requests for critique is translated from the text of the referat to that seminar.

Multumesc pentru comentariu. Si eu sunt pe jumate unguroaica dupa mama. In copilarie am stat mult la Carei, langa Satu Mare, unde a cumparat bunicul din partea mamei casa dupa ce s-a pensionat. Eu m-am nascut la Bucuresti. La seminarul de care ziceam nu am avut voie sa aleg Romania ca sa nu fiu in avantaj fata de studentii germani, alegand o tara unde aveam mai multe date (era un seminar despre arhitectura de avangarda de la inceputul secolului XX) si asa am ales Ungaria. Bibliografia a fost insa in mare parte in limba germana.



Maria Bostenaru , June 12, 2007; 08:32 A.M.


Thank you for stopping at my portofolio.

I think there will be a while till I visit South America but sure, I will think of Ecuador. I had a colleague in Germany who was from Ecuador and who came to Pavia, Italy, afterwards, just like me.



Mihai Suciu , June 13, 2007; 11:27 A.M.


De multe ori s-a vehiculat "micimea" lumii. Eu insumi sunt din Carei, unde m-am si nascut, insa din fericire viata m-a plasat aproape de Pacific. Ma bucur sa dau de cineva chiar din Carei, pe PN.

Salutari, Mihai.

Maria Bostenaru , June 14, 2007; 02:16 P.M.


Biserica romano-catolica din Carei, 1999

Buna Mihai,

chiar ca e mica lumea.
Cat mai merge, poti sa te uiti pe situl web pe care l-am facut despre Carei.
salutari deocamdata din nordul Italiei

P.S. N-am mai fost la Carei din 1999, anul trecut a vandut mama casa
P.S. Dar am fost de doua ori pe malul Pacificului, o data la Vancouver si o data la San Francisco. La Vancouver m-as mai duce, ca am rude acolo.

Mihai Suciu , June 14, 2007; 05:32 P.M.


Thanks so much for the images from Carei. They bring back memories from my childhood. Take care and keep in touch! Peace!

Maria Bostenaru , June 17, 2007; 11:51 A.M.

Mihai Suciu / Carei

I am glad you like them. I am sorry I don't have any in higher resolution. I wanted to compile a report on the house of my grandmother for the World Housing Encyclopedia, but I am not ready yet.

Since when are you on the Pacific seaside?

ciao Maria

Mihai Suciu , June 19, 2007; 11:39 P.M.


Thanks very much for all your feedbacks on my photos, Maria! I'm here to learn, so I welcome any critiques and opinions.

Tibor Almasy , June 20, 2007; 11:01 P.M.

Hi Maria, your kind comments brought me here, but I'm very glad I came. I see you travel a lot, many great places, with great photos as documentaries. I had a look through your portfolio, find you interesting and very creative. I'll be back to see more. Udv

Maria Bostenaru , June 21, 2007; 03:58 A.M.



thank you for the kind comment. I am glad you liked my portofolio. Please be back, although this week I am unlikely to post more photos, since I am working on the final report for my two-years project in Italy. But you can leave your comments on existing photos ;)

kind regards and see you around Maria

Wilky Poggiali , August 04, 2007; 02:27 A.M.


Very beautiful job, really excellent! Be very good! you compliment Wilky

Maria Bostenaru , September 16, 2007; 01:37 P.M.


Thank you for the kind comment.

Nice to see comments from Italy, now that I left Italy and I am back in Romania. It is like taking a piece of Italy with me.



Kenneth Fugate , December 05, 2007; 08:58 A.M.

Hello Friend!

Well here it is another year is passing away and we are coming into the holidays. I think time starts to go faster as we get older, it was just yesterday I wished my friends Happy Holidays and here it is again the end of a year. The holiday lights are starting to be put on some of the trees here in Dallas, we were out last night and some were lighting the trees. I wish for you all a holiday season with family and friends, after all is said and done all we have is each other.

I want all of you to know just what your comments and ratings on my work means to me, your words are my motivation, my drive to discover, to learn this art that we all love, thank you for taking time and thank you for caring about my works. At the same time thank you for letting us see your world, our lives are so much the same, we all care about our families and friends and we all share the same things, maybe someday our photos will help make for a lasting world peace. May you and your family be blessed this season.

Happy Holidays and Happy Shooting


Oliver Dimitrov , February 20, 2008; 05:06 P.M.

super!prekrasno porfolio!si se iznasetala!!! (:

Ioan Alexandru Chiru , May 16, 2008; 12:16 P.M.

Maria, felicitari pentru portofoliu, totul este desavarsit ! Mult succes in continuare, Alex.

Wilky Poggiali , June 24, 2008; 05:15 P.M.


What lavoto incredible transmits and communicate, you're fantastic!

Sally Delacruz , August 01, 2008; 03:06 P.M.

I just browsed your portfolio Maria. I am impressed especially your food photos and your infrastructures. I noticed to you have been at photo net for 9 years.



Marian Enache , August 02, 2008; 10:09 P.M.


am revazut fotografiile tale....deosebite si din foarte multe locuri...felicitari!!

Apostolos Spanoudis , September 07, 2008; 10:43 A.M.

A wonderful portfolio Maria, an open window to the world and not only for us that our countries are hosted in your pages.Simple with clear view and never overburden.My best wishes

Barbu Cristian , September 17, 2008; 03:13 A.M.

An excellent portfolio, with very beautiful and various themes. Congratulations!

Steve Smith , October 21, 2008; 11:39 A.M.

Magnificent portfolio - love it - I will be back to see more


Daniel Hristescu , October 25, 2008; 01:02 P.M.

Buna Maria , am retrait clipe frumoase alaturi de fotografiile tale . Asa cum am mai spus , esti o fata norocoasa . Cu respect Dan

Giuliano Boiti , November 07, 2008; 01:36 A.M.

well , you travel a lot, compliments for the gallery !!!

Daniel Hristescu , December 24, 2008; 04:06 P.M.

Dear Maria , wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year , Dan .

Iren Nagy , December 26, 2008; 12:39 A.M.

Dear Maria,

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Love, Joy and Peace. Blessings, Iren

Jim Downs , May 07, 2009; 06:12 P.M.

Maria, Thanks for adding me to your interesting people list. I've always enjoyed browsing your portfolio. As soon as I finish posting my Central Asia images from last year, I will begin posting photos from my 10 days in Romania last fall. Probably will be July before I get to them. Cheers, Jim

Salvador Penaloza , June 04, 2009; 09:39 P.M.

Hello Maria, just a visit to delight my eyes of your beautiful work , lovely and beautiful shots, congratulations , saludos //Salvador

Marian Enache , June 05, 2009; 11:56 P.M.

Impresionanta cariera si portofoliu!!!

Ellery Curtis , July 18, 2009; 01:10 A.M.

There is alot of comments so If I have repeated, sorry. I am impressed! You have certainly been to many places - as others have stated, a bit of digital editing would do wonders to all the beautiful pics you have. One thing that I noticed quite a bit is that your shots were many times out of level - this can too be corrected with editing, but at the cost of cropping some of the photo. Anyway, keep on shooting and good luck.

Iftikhar Ahmad , July 18, 2009; 09:44 P.M.

Impressive portfolio giving pictures windows to many countries you have been with eye of a photographer. Enjoyed going through your large portfolio. Regards ifti

Jorge Luis R. Tagle , August 14, 2009; 10:40 P.M.



I love your architecture shots you have been in many coutries and you have a good eye, about your serfportraits I dont like them, because you have three different resourses to use .the first a good camera, the second a nice location and the third your pretty face, just get a better quality and you will get a wonderful self portrait, congratualtions for your work and thanks for comment my photo. My best regards. Jorge Luis

Alfredo Orihuela , August 26, 2009; 10:56 A.M.


I see a very good photographer in you that is walking a lot but is ready to fly(to try) Yes is true that your photographic notion is basic, but i see all the enthusiasm and dedication it takes to take this further. Besides, already I see a lot of very good images there. So, it is time to get yourself an SLR and all the lenses you can with it, only then you'll start to see and practice whats waiting for you to discover. Good luck.

Maria Bostenaru , September 19, 2009; 01:45 P.M.


Thank you for your comment, yes, I hope to buy a SLR next year. Just that my salary dropped a lot when returning from Italy to Romania and what was in Italy a small part of my salary in Romania is a more months salary ...

Rob Wilson , September 26, 2009; 07:39 P.M.

Hello Maria,

I just wanted to say that whilst I was very critical of one of your pictures, your love of photography is something that really shines though; that is something I really admire. You also clearly love to travel; this is something we have in common. I think it would be very useful for you if you downloaded the free processing program GIMP. I look forward to seeing your future results.

Keep shooting! All the very best,


Daniel Hristescu , December 25, 2009; 02:41 P.M.

Craciun Fericit

Cu drag Dan

paramdeep thakur , October 20, 2010; 07:36 A.M.


you have a large numbers of good pictures of various places. all are very nice and beautiful.



Attilio Peschiera , December 21, 2010; 03:14 P.M.

Hi Maria!

Big and Great Portfolio ! Beautiful Photos! Congratulations!

MJ Orgeron , December 21, 2010; 04:46 P.M.


Your portfolio is so extensive and interesting it marks the nature of a creative person and free spirit... I am happy I had the time to study and visit your site!  MJ

Daniel Hristescu , December 26, 2010; 03:00 A.M.

Dear Maria

Wishing you and your family a happy holiday season and a happy new year.

Meir Samel , December 31, 2010; 10:14 A.M.

Maria; I very much enjoy your photography. It is good to see someone who has a vision.

Glen Barrington , January 08, 2011; 08:37 A.M.

If I may make a suggestion. . .

You could improve the quality of your photos without buying a new camera (though I do think you are ready for a better one).  The two things I see 'wrong' with your photos are:

  1. camera movement, what I call the 'shakies'.  Learn to hold the camera steady at all times.  If your camera has a viewfinder that you can put to your eye, use it.  Bracing the camera against your body is far more stable than holding it at arms length.
  2. Overall softness and not very sharp.  This COULD be a focus issue with your camera, but many people don't realize that an editor program like photoshop elements or GIMP have sharpening tools that will improve the overall sharpness of the photos.  I think all of your photos could use sharpening in a photo editor. (and perhaps, some, could use some color adjustment)

I've offered this advice, in a spirit of goodwill and a sincere desire to help.  If you are happy with your photos, then good for you! And feel free to please ignore my advice!

de aubrey , April 15, 2011; 10:49 P.M.


this is incredible work.

Antoneta Wotringer , May 04, 2011; 06:12 A.M.

O galerie interesanta,fotografii curate,neprocesate.Interesant

cu drag Antoneta

Maria Bostenaru , May 06, 2011; 11:58 A.M.

thank you de aubrey

multumesc, Antoneta

Diane Hooper , May 18, 2011; 09:18 P.M.


Thanks for  your comment on my rose picture.  I did print it!

You have an amazing portfolio --- congratulations.



Richard Gale , November 02, 2011; 02:44 P.M.

Maria, you have huge collectoin of images here, to say I had looked through your folio would not be true, but what I have scene I have enjoyed, keep up the good work.


paramdeep thakur , December 01, 2011; 10:58 A.M.

superb portfolio

i like your all beautiful pictures

you are great photgrapher


Simone Pomata , January 08, 2012; 05:49 A.M.

Such a gallery!

You have an enormous portfolio!
Your photos are fantastic and from the whole world!

Masa Otonari , May 20, 2012; 01:46 P.M.

Thank you for kind wards in my zen folder. You have a very nice portfolio. Best regards.
P.S. Nikon d3000 is very nice! I used it,too.

Attilio Peschiera , December 23, 2012; 04:09 A.M.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !

William Browning , May 21, 2013; 11:54 A.M.

You have a very extensive folio of shots which was very interesting to visit. I really like the food shots and the details in the architecture shots. You can feel from the shots that you have a passion for photography. Keep that passion and good hunting for new shots. Best wishes William.

José Luis González , November 11, 2013; 03:49 P.M.

I'm in no position to give advice to experienced photographers, but if I had to give one to you it would be "focus on quality, not quantity". It's really praiseworthy to have +5000 images on this site, but many can be improved aesthetically by taking them more carefully. Sorry if that sounds critical. It's meant to be constructive.

Pierre Dumas , December 30, 2014; 04:28 A.M.


Efren Vazquez , September 06, 2015; 09:02 A.M.

I am in the habit of seeing your many photos of architecture. It has a good portfolio; but I would like to comment to him that there is a trend to turn out to be lightly inclined towards the right; at least it seems to me and this way I comment on it to him. Regrds.

Miguel Boyayan , November 21, 2015; 03:16 P.M.


obrigado pelo seu comentário sobre o meu trabalho...boas festas!

Pierre Dumas , December 28, 2015; 11:18 P.M.


Cheers to the New Year, Maria!


Roldão Lima Junior , December 20, 2016; 04:41 P.M.

Merry Christmas

Curitiba's Christmas Cantata

Merry Christmas!!!

George Bruckner , December 31, 2016; 05:23 P.M.

Happy New Year and all the best in 2017.

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