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the way we feel what we look

the way we feel what we look
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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: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2009-11-14
Categories: Mood
Camera: Panasonic FZ18
Exposure: f/3.6, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-25 10:22
Viewed: 3003
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 84
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today we celebrate the Carnations revolution. 38 years past. Some hope of a new world has been lost, too... but a lots of things has change in all the world. There is some things that make Humanity keep going: hope and love. Without them even beautiful eyes just look sad and empty.
Life is a flame that came from inside us...is not fair to not have the grace of feel it.
These eyes are missing something...
I think original was good but for me it was one more photo of a beautiful young lady, I have with (my limits of) photoshop increased the feeling of her eyes. I have worked clarity, light and shadow and converted in BW.
Her eyes were blue...
This is the way I have felt them.

It is raining outside, streets are full of Carnations.

25 april 2012

mamcg, suzley, mvdisco, parasbhalla, VicZik, Fortuna, chrisJ, CallMeMaria, samiran88, brech, jan515, CAROL50, Doudou, Saba, baddori, shelbeesmom, vanda, aperis, inaam, harpya, yopiefranz has marked this note useful
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To yopiefranz: Olá yopieTeresat 2 08-28 04:03
To atomas59: Olá DenisTeresat 1 05-17 12:42
To Doudou: Olá odileTeresat 1 04-28 10:16
To rminkow: Obrigada rogerTeresat 1 04-27 03:40
To CAROL50: Bom dia CarolTeresat 1 04-27 03:30
To Beger: Dear AnnieTeresat 1 04-26 18:38
To suzley: Olá steveTeresat 1 04-25 11:48
To AleksaSrbin: Olá AleksaTeresat 1 04-25 11:44
To teamill: Olá TrudyTeresat 1 04-25 11:43
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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 452 W: 66 N: 1002] (10644)
  • [2012-04-25 10:33]
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Hi Teresat,
I'm the 6th viewer and the 1st to say some thing, it is well done and I have a desire to do so but..but.. but..there is no lady available here to do, thank you for sharing,

Oh, I knew this was yours without seeing the name Teresa. A great work of art ... I love the PP work that you've done. I could see this in large format ... maybe poster size. (I might have cropped down a little lower from the top, but thats just my preference:)

muito bom foto Imagem bonita muy, com Expressão maravilhosa.grafija com expressão maravilhosa.:)

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-04-25 11:17]
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Hi Teresa

As Trudy beat me to say that we knew this was your work without seeing your name to it.

Cannot help but read meanings between your lines.......

The mood, the effection, the reflections of thought move from your image, the eyes grab the attention.....they look away on distant thoughts.

Very emotive......very beautiful

Stv :0))

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2012-04-25 12:09]

Hi Teresa,
You've created a masterpiece with this one. Really good PP work to totally enhance the emotion that you were trying to convey. Excellent work and full of mood. Nice job Teresa. TFS Julie

Hello Teresat

Art in the finest. I do this kind of art also, and am facinated by the result of what we see. it is true our own vision must be felt for the magic to happen. Very nice work on this woman.


Hi Teresat,
WoW! beautiful ppwork and nice close-up,
good presentation and well done Teresat,
Hight contrast and light and lovely eyes concentration,
Nicely done,compliments,

Another masterpiece from you, dear Teresa!
Most of your pictures are accompanied with strong notes and I really admire them and appreciate that you take time to write them, and above all you share your inner feelings through them which is the best part of your pictures I feel.

Great PP work which brings another appeal into this portrait.
The eyes are mysterious and mood is immense.
Great contrasts and well kept exposure.

Um abracos,

Yes Teresa, like Trudy I also knew it was yours. What a beautiful image that, together with the note, evokes emotion. Very well done indeed.

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  • VicZik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 82 N: 950] (4812)
  • [2012-04-25 13:04]

Hi Teresa, Excellent PP work resulting in a publishing quality image. Good work. TFS

Ciao Teresa. fascinating B&W portrait, fantastic PP work, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Awesome note and you certainly conveyed those feeling in the photo! Beautiful composition. Love the graphic presentation. Very well done, tfs.

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2012-04-25 16:08]

Greetings Teresa,
To me your photoshop work has acted like a fireman's hose on a fire, this ladies inner flame has been extinquished,I feel a
sadness in her gaze.Congratulations on another moody artistic image.

Best Wishes



An interesting abstract composition you have managed to create here. Nice looking close-up and directing your viewers attention to her eyes.
Very well done PP work and overall a nice presentation with a nice note. TFS.


Boa noite Teresa,

O título não poderia ser mais apropriado, uma vez que, além de conter em si mesmo uma verdade universal, é uma síntese de toda a sua trajetória por este sítio. Em todas as suas fotografias, um olhar único, só seu, da Teresa. Você consegue como poucos por aqui passar-nos, através de fotografias, aquilo que sente e o seu olhar é comandado por seu sentimento, por sua alma.

Parabéns por mais este sentimento (olhar) que você materializou de forma tão sublime!

Grande abraço do fã, admirador, meio irmão (por sentir-me um pouco filho de Portugal também) e, principalmente, do incondicional amigo,

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2012-04-25 18:46]

Hi Teresa

A superb lithograph like image with effective tight framing and the diagonal axis of the eyes adds dynamism. A truly outstanding image! Good sharpness & the high key tones and minimalist mid & shadow tones are superb. Tfs!

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2012-04-25 21:06]
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Hi Teresa,

This glance turned to the left...as also towards the past, talks a lot about disillusion or disenchantment. Hard to keep intact, the ideal which gave birth at a new society' project. Always, the same paradigms from the past are coming to contaminate the most beautiful dreams.
The charcoal drawing's aspect adds an unfinished touch at your work like all revolutions are, isn't it?
I'm always amazed by your unique way to see the life and the world and also by your sensitive way to show it at us!


PS / Third time that day, trying to post this comment.
I have some difficulties still writing on the site ... the mostly unsettled! :(

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-04-26 0:56]

Hi Teresa,
This is absolutely ART in its best! I like the details of your eyes in this sort of graphic art. Good placement in the frame! Well I like it as it is!
Well done,

Francis Xavier

Olá Teresa,
Gosto muito deste tipo de tratamento deixando apenas o alvo pretendido que neste caso é o olhar.

Hello Dear Teresa,
I was not aware of Carnation Revolution, came to know from you, as you know Humanity is humiliated even today, hope some day some where may be some one raise his or her voice against it.
this is nice picture to remember the day. nice treatment.
with best wishes and regards,

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2012-04-26 6:38]

Bom dia Teresa,
Good work with good success. The composition is Excellent. Thank you for informative note.A picture that shows us the beauty.
My best regards.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-04-26 8:18]


de l'art, une mervielle fantastique vue e tiamg eusper quel regard, quel effet ces beaux yeux ce visage qui ressort grandisoe compo et cpatage.

bravo et amitié


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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2012-04-26 18:03]

Hi Teresa,
A great B&W image. A minimalist composition with fantastic mood and emotion.

Hi Teresat..you are much too modest. Photography is many things, part science, part art and you are a real artist. This shot is very beautiful. You have done a nice job with the contrast and the cropping to make the shot very interesting. Congratulations.


Oh la la Teresa , i like this a lot , very much like charcoal drawing , i remember "Portrait of serenity" you posted last July whose outcome is a bit similar , i wished then you would experiment some more with those effects ,there you created your first succesful presentation of that type and i acknowledge this second image is even better imho , a beautiful surprise ! Love your artistic skill in this , a third in the making perhaps? hey hey just love the outcome here , my compliments dear friend,
Um abraço,

Tereza desvela uma emoção, uma alma, um coração.
Edição fantástica, reconhecível à distância como muitos destacaram. Você fala nos entre tons.
Grande! Que viva a cidade cheia de cravos espero que vermelhos.

Hi, Teresat. A story telling photo. Neat idea and an artistic pose which is contemplative.
The POV and the B&W and processing of the photo is excellent. Creative shot which is imaginative and appealing. Cheers.

Bonjour Teresa
J'essaie de suivre le regard de ces yeux et il se prolonge tout là bas au delà de la fenêtre , plus loin que la rue, au-delà du "rêve" et je n'ai dans l'instant qu'une envie, y plonger le mien pour le rassurer, c'est bien là la magie de ta photo.

Bonjour Teresat,
J'aime beaucoup ton travail sur ce portrait....
Tu as su en garder le principal, son regard joliment mis en relief en NB...
Je repense à mon adolescence, lorsque ma professeur d'arts plastiques, trouvant mon travail intéressant, s'amusait à me confier ce genre de portrait en le reproduisant à l gouache, j'obtenais ce résultat, comme toi tu las fait sur ce cliché ...
J'ai l'amour de la photo, mais aussi celui du dessin, il faudrait que je m'y remette...
En regardant mieux on peut lire dans son regard ce que toi tu as voulu nous transmettre, un message sur notre avenir, en France, notre destin sera scellé dans une semaine....
Amitiés et bon weekend

Almost like a charcoal drawing. very powerful presentation and note

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  • Pajo Silver Star Critiquer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 0] (264)
  • [2012-04-30 14:50]

Ola Teresa.Very good editing picture.Nice this grafic painting.Bye.Pajo.

Ole Ole!! Excellent treatment in the one that emphasizes this deep look!!!!! Greetings

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2012-05-08 6:55]

Ola Teresa :)

Eyes as black pearls and porcelain complexion!
The light is the painter who created this miraculous composition here.
Exquisite, masterly realization, very showy, spectacular...congratulations! :).

With best wishes.

Hi Teresat,

On one of my posted forum, someone told me in a polite way, that I come across, as someone, who as no artistic soul. Made me smile, so I assure him, that it could not be farther from the truth.

Then I come across that shot of yours, so different from what I would do, yet I only see beauty in it. Let it be know, that you're one of my favorite photographer on this site. Tho I've express that feeling a couple of time already.

Your shot are never dull, always trigger strong feeling in me and in no way, I'm saying that to be nice or polite. But you have a way to do thing, that never stop to impress me.

I just love that tight crop, showing only the essentiel, the feeling.
The way you use that high key, high contrast to make us feel.

Beautifull eyes, so full of serenity. So full of humanity. So peacefull. Beautifull work, not much room to offer you advice or tips, let say, that I wouldn't change a thing.

They say that Picasso was a great painter, cause he knew when to stop.....Beautifull work.

I also feel the same way, as teamill, when she said, I know it was from you without seeing your name, tho I saw your name, I would have assume it was from you, if I havn't...))))

Dear Teresa
fascinating eyes. artistic pp work. minimalistic image showing so much sensitivity and feelings.
Yiddish Proverb: "The eyes are the mirror of the soul".

Foto concettuale.
Ho lavorato in "camera oscura.
Foto meccanico con desaturazioni, importato
Ottima condivisioni
Riguardi .

I can see this 6 foot x 8 foot hanging on a large wall in a gallery! Marvelous work, love the slant of the photo, very interesting tiny bits of color, I see yellow and pink on my monitor! Super work!

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2012-06-15 6:50]

Olà Teresa!
Fantastic PP work for a great and special Anniversary. All the beauty of the image is given from the marvellous and expressive woman's eyes.
Congratulations Teresa on your idea and great skill too.
Ciao! Vanda

masterful minimalistic view of a human face. incredibly effective the way you bring out the expression with a few strokes, but with the camera. Congrats Janos

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2012-08-07 5:46]

Bom dia Teresa,

The imact taken in the eyes is lovely and the presentation in strict black & white is aesthetic. A wonderful snapshot along with a thoughtful commentary note. Well done my friend. Thanks for sharing.

Kind Regards,

>Ciao Teresa,

Ultimamente tenho gostado de pegar expressões humanas.
eu descobri um outro lado, o rosto humamo.
Belo trabalho, e boa escolha no artWork.
Eu gosto muito da paleta do inkjet.


Hi Teresa,
Been so long i didnt see your pictures combined with strong notes.
Really love this minimalist composition that produces strong mood.
Warm regards,

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 121 W: 44 N: 32] (2229)
  • [2013-10-31 18:44]

Hola Teresat
Parece un dibujo a lapiz, en el que unos cuantos trazos definen una imagen y cuentan una historia. Bello trabajo.


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