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to be touched
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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: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10
Categories: Mood, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Panasonic FZ18
Exposure: f/3.2, 1/40 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): ArtByFoto [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-12-21 16:10
Viewed: 3530
Favorites: 7 [view]
Points: 146
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
...to be touched by a soft texture, one per year, like this stone has been touched by a lost rose.We just can celebrate what lives in the mind , in our home. What I celebrate in Christmas is the kindness of Humanity.

- Dedicated to my father who use to told me stories for (not) forgotten hours ( 1938-1991).

Merry Christmas TO ALL OF YOU.
In Portuguese is : Feliz Natal!


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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To emilyc: thank uTeresat 1 11-11 15:17
To brunorsantana: Olá BrunoTeresat 2 01-07 07:56
To mariajosecon: Dear FriendTeresat 1 01-03 18:13
To ChuFer: obrigada RaTeresat 1 01-03 17:59
To Jan: Boa noite JannekeTeresat 1 12-30 18:54
To Niva: Obrigada NivaldoTeresat 1 12-29 18:40
To S-moon: Olá SimoneTeresat 1 12-27 06:21
To shelbeesmom: Olá LindaTeresat 2 12-24 19:02
To WTS: Thank youTeresat 1 12-24 07:16
To werdir: Thank uTeresat 1 12-24 07:13
To japiey: Hello dear JeanTeresat 1 12-23 09:00
To lilimih33: thank you LiliTeresat 1 12-23 03:57
To Ejtaan: Thank you AnnekeTeresat 1 12-23 03:55
To mesquens1: RaimundoTeresat 1 12-23 03:30
To korbee: Thanks dear JanTeresat 1 12-23 03:27
To mushtaqhussain: Thank youTeresat 1 12-23 03:25
To ioana_tm: Dear JoanaTeresat 1 12-23 03:23
To cunejo200: dear DaniloTeresat 1 12-23 03:21
To harpya: Obrigada sergioTeresat 1 12-23 03:17
To walk33a: Thank you DennisTeresat 1 12-23 03:16
To Dot: Thank you dear DotTeresat 1 12-23 03:14
To parasbhalla: Thank you ParasTeresat 1 12-23 03:12
To Joaquimperis: gracias JoaquimTeresat 1 12-23 03:11
To boreocypriensis: Thank you Dear BayramTeresat 1 12-21 17:50
To Beger: thank you dear AnnieTeresat 1 12-21 16:38
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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-12-21 16:29]
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Hi Teresa,
I am so touched by this beautiful photo!
Not only by this warm rose against the cold stone but also by your comment. You find always the words which are in total harmony with your images.
Very fine chiaroscuro revealing the Essential!
Merry Christmas dear friend! Annie

Hi MF Teresat,

What an impresive capture! Very thoughtful dedication too.
I also wish you and your family a merry christmas and a happy new year 2010. Let`s hope the best .....


A great tribute to your father.very well composed and presented.An emotional touch in ambiance around.tfs

Hello Teresat,

This is a beautiful celebration of Christmas and your father, an emotionally and technically excellent photo.


Beautiful Teresa! Very simple, yet powerful feeling behind it. I love the subtle light, the textures of the wood. Beautiful moody dark shot! As always your photos are full of emotion!
In Texas we say Feliz Navidad. Very similar! Texas is largely Hispanic, I am a minority in my own city! Most of us know a little Spanish, enough to get by! Merry Christmas!
Best Wishes to you and Jose!

Boa noite Teresa,
Tocante e comovente. Grandes sensações, sobretudo tácteis, nessas texturas maravilhosas da pedra e da flor. Uma bela réstia de luz. Me lembrou um belo verso de um dos mais bonitos poemas de Natal de Fernando Pessoa: "estou só e sonho saudade".
Adorável e um belo Natal, também, para você.

Emotions.....beauty, and quality...!
Superb....a real jewel....
Thanks for this touching production....

Ciao Teresa, Merry Christmas to you too, thanks for this lovely composition with beautiful rose, fantastic light, great exposure, very well done, ciao Silvio

This is such a beautiful photo
Merry Christmas back to you
Wonderful composition, and I love the colour on the rose

hi teresat
beautiful image,good light very well displayed.

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-12-21 23:28]

ohhh ... Feliz Natal !!!

Craciun Fericit !

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2009-12-22 0:19]

Feliz Natal too ;)))
J ;)

Hello Teresat...

Nice and beautiful ! Both >> Image and words..
Very ell taken and nicely composed my friend.


Hello Teresat,
Great artistic presentation and mnimalistic shot. Perfect light and composition. Its my favorite...
Selahattin E

A well seen composition to use my fantasies,all the best fro 20101 Teresat!.


Hi Teresat ,

I am very deeply touched with this sentimental tribute and dedication to a great man your Father,the note with this golden reflected lights over a dark box is very symbolic,the memories you have with your father regarding this shot with this beautiful time of Christmas is absolutely unforgettable, the love you have for him is impressive,the shot is a piece of ethical learning presentation,beautiful capture,good color,nice lights and shades,good sharpness and very well done.

Have A Happy week of Christmas
Mushtaq Hussain

Olá T :)

nice to see you again!
Amazing pure art in this one...
I love the deep dark tones and the strong passional red.
Happy holidays!

Um abraço

A very touching image this is Teresa. A wonderful memory and dedication to your father. I love the lighting, texture, and attention to detail. Wishing you well. Happy holidays.

Ciao Teresat

Te digo que quando li tuas palavras, eu senti um frio em minha carne, há muito sentimento e emoção neste post!
Alem da imagem ser maravilhosa, os detalhes são de grande impacto.
Sem dúvida é uma bonita dedicação ao teu pai!

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Merry Christmas & Happy New Year ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥


Olá Teresat!

Suas fotos sempre me surpreender. Estou tão impressionado com sua perspicácia e visão para estes tiros magistral. A bondade da humanidade é mostrado em você, e eu aprecio isso. Uma foto bonita mesmo a rememer seu pai.


Hi Teresat,
Wonderful stylistic shot...
Amazing colourful details...
Shadows and light are very impressive.tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-12-22 7:02]
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HI Teresat
Love the light effect, it gives it a sort of metallic look and the greenery of the rose is well reflected.
Very nice post.
Happy Holidays to you my friend.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2009-12-22 8:35]

Hello Teresat, very touching shot my friend, well thought and well done. I love the low light that brings the red in front. Well composed too and a fine note, thanks!


Stunning - creative image. BR JV

Hi Teresat

beautiful artwork
touched by the note so much ...
what i can say is that an original capture to celebrate the Christmas and the result is stunning
Wish you a beautiful Christmas next to you family happiness,health and peace
All my best wishes!
p.s Crăciun Fericit! in Romanian :)

Boa Noite Teresa,
A wonderful image vith superb lighting and an elegant composition.TFS.
Um grande abraço,


Hello, Teresa -
Incredible! The soft, organic shape of the rose is so nicely contrasted with the textured surface and strong geometric lines of the column and base. Wonderful subtle lighting creates a distinct mood, but the details are still very visible. Very nicely composed. Excellent!

Hi Teresat,

Your pictures have different style, an exceptional nouveau and amazing touch of warm and charm!
I always enjoy your pictures and this one is no exceptions. I must say this is really a sensual and lovely dedication to your father!
The rose never looked so beautiful and the environment you have created here, is full of immense mood. I can write for hours on this kind of work but I think - I should stop writing :)

Have a healthy and peaceful Merry Christmas, my friend!

best regards,

Hi Teresat,
What a beautiful composition and presentation!!
wanderful rose and very nice note..
nice perpective and great sharpness
Nice contrast and colors,
All my compliments.. *Feliz Natal*
Michel .. *Joyeux Noël*

Olá Tereza

Uma bela composição com lindas cores,
ótima luz e textura.

A você também um Feliz Natal.
Grande abraço

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-12-23 1:58]

Hi Teresat,
great compo..So romantic,so beautiful.Congratulations.Necla.

Buenos días Teresa: Esta es realmente una obra de arte, mas allá de una fotografía. Todo en ella está en armonía; Luz, color, sombras...absolutamente llena de sensibilidad y amor. una nota enternecedora.
Un abrazo

Hello Teresa!
Very nice PP work and great light in your composition!
Feliz Natal & Happy New Year 2010!
Best regards!

A lovely atmosphere Teresa!
I really like the dark mood here in combination with the delicate rose and greens... very suitable for Christmas and for the dedication to your dad.

I wish you a warm and safe Christmas and for 2010: sharpness and colors!


Bella imagen con gran elegancia y sentimimiento ,con mucha fuerza de expresion
Buen trabajo
un saludo
felices fiestas

Dear Teresa,

The speech of soul to soul... touched in its passionate tenderness, a gem of dedication to a great man in your life.
Art needs no other definitions, it blooms on its own..

Feliz Natal :)


Olá Teresat,

Wonderful photography and dedication in memory of your father.
Great sharpness and light tones in your presentation.

Feliz Natal


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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 1845] (8705)
  • [2009-12-23 12:28]

Hola Teresat,
Nice macro. Nice contraste de cores.
Feliz Natal! Saúde e presentes bonitos e muito mais.
Uma bela noite,

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2009-12-23 14:49]

Hello Teresat!
Lovely composition and beautiful comment.
Faublous lighting and superb details. Congratulations.
Ciao! vanda

P.S. Thanks for your visit. The best wishes of Season's Greetings to you too :-))

Hi Teresat..nice shot..wonderful light and tones..nice work. Merry Christmas Teresat...


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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2009-12-23 20:44]

dear Teresat,
beautiful red rose, green leaves and fine stones lighted by specially delicate light...
quiet and peaceful image with deeply touching feeling,
the rose is a very symbol of both passionate and faithful mind,
a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2010 to you!
Akihisa, from Japan

Ola Teresat! Amazing work. Wonderful composition. Perfect shot. Ideal exposure and capture. Feliz Natal!

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-12-24 1:04]


Grandiose image, cette rose dans cette intimité, avec lr ogue pourpre, ce contraste entre l'angel et e rond, une toute bele compo, merveilleux.

Joyeux noël et amitié


Hi Teresat,

Feliz Natal to you and your loved ones! I see that we have somewhat kindred sentiments in our postings. Your photo is beautiful and touching, I'm adding it to my favorites.

Warm wishes for the holidays.


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  • WTS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 231 W: 52 N: 275] (1434)
  • [2009-12-24 5:36]
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Not only does your photo evoke feeling but your note is so touching .... maybe more so for me as it brings back memories of my father, both in your words and the rose, his favorite flower.


Seasons Greetings Teresa

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2009-12-25 6:13]

Hi dear Teresat...
Very impresive capture - Beautiful Christmas not, nicely done, thanks..!

Marry Christmas days and the best wishes
for the New 2010-th Year!
Best regards,

The Holidays, always bring the thought of those who left us. As long as we remeimber, the do stay present in our soul.

Quite a beautiful shot. Merry Christmas to you Teresat, and those close to you.

Hi Teresat,

Beautiful photo! I realy like the lighting and colours wich give a great mistic mood. the focus is perfect, so is the sharpness. Very interesting shot.
Well done!

TFS Greetings Simone

Oups ! Je ne l'avais pas vue celle-là ! Une ambiance de mystère, ou plutôt de recueillement, de contraste entre la froideur de la pierre et les tons chauds de la vie !

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2009-12-27 7:05]

Hello Teresat.

Beauty rose in perfect, original formulation,
colours, light and sharpness.

I congratulate formulation and realization.
My best wishes.

Hi Teresat!

Great light! Really in harmony with colours and with mood!


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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2009-12-27 8:24]

Hi Teresa,
A lot of feeling has gone into this composition and it shows, beautiful colours and PoV and also a wonderful tribute to your father. Best wishes


A very strong image and lovely post processing. The note is very moving. Beautiful work Teresat, Merry Christmas.

Linda dedicatória Teresa, comovente e bela...
A imagem fala por si, está maravilhosa e carregada de sentimento:)
Bons detalhes e as cores fortes estão muito bem colocadas!
Desejo-te as maiores felicidades e um excelente ano 2010 repleto de sonhos!

Olá Teresat!
Outro trabalho de excelente qualidade!
Umas das minhas favoritas.
Muitos parabéns e um ano de 2010 repleto de sucessos!

Hello Teresat - Lovely photo and poignant note. Merry Christmas and happy new year!

Simple but effective composition Excellent lighting colours and details It is your pp that makes the shot Nice wok
warm regards

Dear Teresat

Let me say WOW!
Very beautiful present for the Xmas theme,
Excellent partial lighting, amazing colors and very professional post processing
A real artwork, its my favorite....BRAVO

TFS, Alireza

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  • Niva Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1121 W: 2 N: 877] (11866)
  • [2009-12-29 15:40]
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Uma apresentação digna do MAIORES ELOGIOS !
Sim , Teresa, também sinto falta das "histórias e estórias" do meu saudoso pai ( 1917-1996 ) ... Ficaramm as lembranças, para sempre, na nossa memória!
Um FELIZ ANO NOVO para você e PARABÉNS pela bela composição,cheia de requinte e "alma"!
Um abraço,

  • CMJC Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 154 W: 193 N: 124] (1191)
  • [2009-12-30 1:18]

une très belle sobriété; un clair-obscur bien géré

Feliz Natal à toi aussi (mais c'est déjà passé...)
Bonne Fin d'année et heureux 2010 surtout ☺

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  • Jan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 451 W: 139 N: 813] (5358)
  • [2009-12-30 8:34]
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Woow, what a great shot!!! I am curious for the original.... Whats your pp-work??
I love the mood, the colours, the composition!
Perfect use of the light, Teresat!!

Well done!


Boa tarde Teresa,

A lembrança é uma forma de eternidade.
Seu pai é eterno e seu trabalho aqui é prova disso.
Um forte abraço, de alguém que já eternizou muita gente.

  • saparot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 55 N: 124] (4673)
  • [2009-12-31 7:15]

We are at the dawn of a new year.
That all obstacles to change in ways that lead us to love.
Nous sommes à l'aube d'une nouvelle année.
Que tous les obstacles se changent en chemins nous menant à l'amour.
Bonne et heureuse année 2010

Muy linda imagen!!. Me gustan moito tus acertadas palabras que le dan el contexto emotivo a las fotos que presentas. Feliz natal, Feliz Navidad, mil besos con los mejores deseos para ti en este próximo año.
Un abrazo bien fuerte
María José

Preciosa imagen con un tratamiento magistral de la luz y el color....muy buen año 2010.....

Olá, Teresa!

Uma foto digna de uma grande artista como você. Excelente olhar e ótimo tratamento, querida. Meus parabéns e que nesse ano de 2010, você continue nos presenteando com essas maravilhas de fotografias.

Grande abraço,

PS - Minha estada em Lisboa foi maravilhosa :o)

Hola Teresat

es una imagen interesante con una brillante nitidez y color excelente buen trabajo te felicito

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  • Maged Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 9 N: 251] (2656)
  • [2010-01-15 7:42]

Hello Dear Teresat
Excellent romantic shot,soft elegance and beautiful, artistic light you use here, I love it.

Best Regards

Hello Teresat,
Wow , this is so very beautiful...the light and shadow , darkness and bright red rose, a lovely tribute... TFS

Hello Teresat,

The lighting on this image is simply amazing. You have done so well to be able to deliver such a powerful image.

Congratulations on excellent work.


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  • subs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 0 N: 296] (2670)
  • [2010-02-18 6:02]

A very poetic composition. Beautiful lighting and good tight framing.

Hello Teresa,
It's a great still life photography with full of emotion.
A lovely dedication to your father.

Best Wishes,

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  • emilyc (61)
  • [2010-11-10 22:41]
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This is an excellent photo perfect in every way. Congrats!

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2011-11-29 0:58]

Hi Teresat

Almost Christmas time again! Good pp work & partial desaturation. Good sharpness & a fine angled composition. The green and red are reminiscent of holly. Tfs!

Hi Teresat
Very beautiful low key shot. Very good POV and great exposure. The color plays a big role and you've chosen the best color combination in this shot. Great work. TFS.
Very well done...

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-11-26 23:30]

Hi Teresa.

.......of Love.

Stv ;o))

Grâces soient rendues à ton Papa , Teresa, qui t'a raconté de grandes histoires, tristes ou gaies et t'a donné le goût d'en partager toi aussi .La perfection de ton image/hommage est à la hauteur de cette reconnaissance.
Até Jà

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