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blind goat
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Copyright: Teresat Teresat (Teresat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3410 W: 96 N: 3821] (15934)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2010-03
Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment, Action, Mood
Camera: Panasonic FZ18
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-15 16:09
Viewed: 2976
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 78
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
...is a game played for kids in many places of the world. The name has different nuances in different countries. I have seen this girl and the words that came to my mind, at first, have been dancing in the dark but, after, I remember I was in Pompeei, the place with Vesuvio behind and the incredible village that has been hidden by lava which have come from volcano.
I have never dream to meet Pompeei,so it was a surprise to be there, at that day of march. I was there sitting in the grass seeing this girl and kids and look to an amazing place.
All those stones told us so much about Human kind.
Travel like playing certain games, help our knowledge and our Identity.
I will never forget Pompeei.


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Boa noite Teresa,

Ser criança: esta é a chave para uma vida plena de felicidade.
Bela e poética composição em que você enaltece a infância, a pureza, a verdadeira felicidade.
Parabéns e obrigado,

Teresa: Como siempre imagenes increibles en composición y sentimiento. Me encanta los contrastes que lograste con la luz y la sombra.
felicidades y abrazos
María José

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6102 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2010-04-15 17:03]

Bom dia Teresat,

La Dolce Vitta!
Mia Dolce Italia!
maravilhosa apresentação, lindo portrait de pura
inocencia e beleza retratada nesta visão!
Pin super afiado, detalhes incriveis e as emoções
que se passa, são o must!
Tenha um excelente dia de hoje.


This photo is full of emotion, almost scary in a way. Perfect composition, it works extremely well in BW here. Is she blinded? We play this in the pool, we call it "Marco Polo"... on land we call it "Hide and Seek" It's hard to tell if she has a blindfold on. Nice work!

Hi Teresat,
Another great composition and presentation,
great contrast for this picture in black & white,
Excellent caught of view and details
nice note too.

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  • HienVy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 369 W: 18 N: 697] (4273)
  • [2010-04-15 21:20]

Great B&W photo, Teresa.
Beautiful lighting and shadows.
The girl's acting very good.

Ola dear Teresa,
Very beautiful B&W composition with an amazing lighting and shadows.TFS.
Um grande abraço,


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  • brubar Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 269 W: 43 N: 9] (1836)
  • [2010-04-15 23:21]

Ciao Teresa,

beautiful imagine, beautiful B&W, very beautiful the light.

Un abbraccio anche da me

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2010-04-15 23:44]

strange, intense, very emotional !

Ola Teresat! Amazing girl. Wonderful scene. Fantastic dynamic pose. Very interesting background and scenery. Superb BW. Fantastic shadowplay. Good work. Saude e Paz!

Hello my friend,

Great black and white photo.
Very strong composition.
Excellent sharpness and fantastic light tones.

Warm greetings and best wishes,

Heart-touching note accompanying a strong picture, always kiss success, Teresat!

Perfect play between the light and shadows with great observation. Great sharpness and nice POV with well clarity.

Have a nice weekend!

best regards,

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 1845] (8705)
  • [2010-04-16 3:34]

Ola Teresa,
realização surpreendente.
A apresentação é muito bom ver algo mais especial do que o habitual.
excelente contraste B & W. E a descrição oferecida é muito interessante.
Um dia maravilhoso,

Hi teresat! good presentation in B/W, clearness and fine details photo. Well done!! Carme.


Fantastiqeu compo, quels tons pastel, cette jeunie fille dans le jeu d'ombres et lumirèes, cet effet, grandisoe.

merci et maitié


Bom dia Teresat

A clever use of light and shadows, so artistic mood.
Always full of emotion.
Fantastic feeling and good timing for this decisive moment.
My compliment.
Kind regards

Hello Teresat,
A masterpiece, well managed light and artistic posing
Selahattin E

Hi Teresa,

Yet another great! Excellent black and white composition! Very simple but at the same time great details used. I really like the dark shadows that you used. The girls plaid dress looks great against the background. Well done!
Have a grerat weekend and looking forward to you next post!


Bom Dia Teresa,
Deu-me vontade de copiar por inteiro o comentário de Linda Unger, mas fico só com o começo: foto plena de emoção e acrescento, de muita saudade.
Abraços do

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2010-04-16 8:13]

Hello Teresat! Fantastic B&W shot! That image speaks! With those great contrasts and fantastic shadows, it's a very nice post, well done once again!


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  • yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)
  • [2010-04-16 11:42]
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I like this though i wish to see just a tiny bit more the details in the shadow area

Hi Teresat,
We have this game as well but by the passage of time such lovely games are vanishing and taking its place by some other activities!!your this shot is beautiful with amazing light, shades and shadows,well captured and a beautiful B&W post.
Best Regards


me agrada mucho el trabajo esta impresionante te felicito


I went to your gallery and I was amazed! its my pleasure
you visit my photo and sing to my daughter..its like the shining star went down on earth and visit me..
..good timing coz I can get info here about B/W..

Good Light and shades!



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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2010-04-16 23:20]

dear Teresa,
the life is the game like this...
your vivid picture directly suggests that to me,
beautiful and impressive image with deeply strange ambience,
the darkness surrounding her and partial light are splendid,
thank you, have a nice W.E.

Hi Teresat:

Very nice composition and great black and white.
Great timing and nice placement of the girl within the shadows.
You froze the moment beautifully for ever.

Hello, Teresa -
I really love the warm energy of this shot; her posture suggests the motion of the game, her hair masking her face adds a wonderful mystique. Great contrast with deep shadows and pools of bright sunlight. A unique and intriguing capture, full of the energy of youth and beauty of life - wonderful!

Hola Teresa
Buena imagen con un gran juego de contrastes de iluminacion que dan mas fuerza y transmitiendo sensasiones ,una excelente composicion acompañada de un buen texto , gracias por compartir tu creatividad
Buen trabajo
Buen fin de semana

Hi Teresa,
A master class of photographie.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2010-04-18 19:16]
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Hi Teresa,
This is a very beautiful moment and mood, you captured, here!
The triomph of the light on shadows! A little girl is playing innocently in the circle of light in a old city, theater of a dark drama! Superb post-treatment!
Pompeei left an indelible impression in my mind, too!

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2010-04-19 14:32]

Boa noite dear Teresa!
Congratulations : you catched the girl in a decisive moment.
Her pose is spontaneus with hair before her eyes. Very good play of lights and shadows. Excellent the choice of B/N :it makes me go back over the years and I remember when I did this game :)
Ciao Teresa! Vanda

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  • isa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 62 N: 139] (1593)
  • [2010-04-19 15:29]

Olá Amiga Teresa,
Uma grande verdade, as rochas e o entorno revelam tanto sobre a passagem da espécie humana pelo planeta. Somos seres que deixamos marcas, para bem e para o mal, nas recordações das nossas vidas e dos outros.
Quanto à fotografia, soberba a escolha do B&W, o brilho e a nitidez impecáveis. Parabéns sinceros e tudo de bom para si e as gentes de Pompeia.
Com amizade,

Dear Teresa,

This makes me dream, and holds my breaths of silence through my childhood days.

~ jp

"A game ,an aggressor, a defender
Focus,win, it's music to the heart
Fight the storm,aim is victory
Energy burns,young hearts win.
Funny friends, simple things
Plan the game,perfect time
Let's play cricket "Noooooo"
Let's play Hide and Seek "Nooooo"
Let's sing a song "Yessss"
The colours of black and white
Plays the music, to their voice
The world heard, their hearts opened..
'Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers' !!

Let them play...and play..
Take care, dear friend.
Am fine, and how are you ?


Hi Teresat!
Perfect composition and presentation!
Wonderful scene full of emotion!!
Amazing lighting and shadows!
Good choise in B&W!
TFS Kostas

Hi Teresat,
beautiful W&B shot.Beautiful composition.Beautiful light and shadow.Perfect sharpness.TFS.Necla.

What springs to my mind when Vesuvius and Pompeii are mentioned in the same phrase is their association in the tragic history of this region , this young girl full of life playing whereas at this same location hundreds of years ago people were trapped in their houses not being able to flee the fury of the volcano, so sad how history was written , nowadays the place has become a very touristy site ,a major drawcard to the region , a poignant site to be remembered by all of the tragic event that occurred here , a strong reminder of the force of nature indeed ( i am thinking of Iceland at the moment ... ) .
You like Pompeii so do i for what it represents because i too remember its unfortunate past and acknowledge its foreseable future to be brighter now that Mt Vesuvius has apparently shut down yet it is potentially dangerous i read an article. Play little girl, play the time is right...
Thank you Teresa for showing the bright side of travelling to Naples , your head must be full of memories ,
Um abraço,

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2010-04-21 8:24]

Bom dia Teresa,
Owing to for this so good photographic work. That is a wonderful composition. Very good contrast. A fantastic picture. The organization is in white colours excellente outstanding with here shadows.
Best regards.

Hi Teresat..nice black and white shot...I like the way you do your strong contrast..nice work.


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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2010-04-25 1:57]

merhaba dear teresat..
çok enteresan bir çalışma, tebrikler

Hi Teresa!

Very interesting shot! Especially together with your perfect comment! It creates outstanding mood!!!


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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2010-04-28 5:59]

Hi Teresat,
Excellent catch on a bit of social history, how long will it be before these games are forgotten for the computer! The B&W is great to present this with excellent harsh contrast and good tones. Best wishes

Hi Teresa,

A very artistic shot. The B&W and pose of the girl (and not seeing her face) makes it a very interesing photo! Perfect sharpness and the lighting give a great playfull effect.It gives the photo depth and makes it lively. Great composition. Very well done!

TFS Greetings Simone

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  • ciore Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 727 W: 3 N: 118] (2478)
  • [2010-04-30 14:15]
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the image is perfect. more than. and you know that.
but about Pompeei..I'm thirty, but when i was a little i was watching old, very old movie about Pompei failure. i was crying so deep!
but this is another story ...

Hi Teresa,

Wonderful capture.
Nice POV, great lighting, shadows and good details.
B&W was a good choice and adds dynamic to the scene.

BR and TFS,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2010-05-01 23:18]

Hi Terest,
again your expertise in connecting ideas and visual is supreme here. I like the capture in black and white and also the patterns and shadows.
Well seen details, especially the muscle at the knees and streams of hairs.
Unique presentation.


Good story, great moment and beautiful photo.

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2010-05-10 22:48]

Morning TeresaT ;)
Nice moment, shadows, composition, TFS
Best regards,
J ;)

Bonjour Teresat,
Excellent choix de noir et blanc ici. L'attention porte uniquement sur la fillette. J'aime beaucoup la lumière qui joue légèrement sur le mur derrière.
Merci du partage.

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1398 W: 269 N: 2111] (13209)
  • [2010-05-18 1:56]
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Hello Teresa.
Good moment captured. Interesting picture, you have to read your note to understand picture or you can make your own using imagination.
Nice one.
Janek Kloss

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2010-07-17 9:29]

Hello Teresa :)

This young girl looks magnificently outright nierealnie,...how dummy.
Portrait and they are his composition very curious and showy.
Perfect light, shadows and colours white and black.
I congratulate realization!

Best wishes.

Hello Teresa,

I grew up playing an equivalent game although with a different name. Thanks for posting this dear as it reminds me of my playful childhood. There is good tone and contrast. A whimsical dreamy posting. Wishing ypu well my dear.


Hoi Teresat,

A great capture of a very typical scene. The title is very funny to me. Super note with it.
The image is clear and sharp. Good job done.

Ciao Teresa, fantastic B&W with lovely little girl, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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