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woman secrets I
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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: 2008
Categories: Daily Life, Mood, Portrait
Camera: Panasonic FZ18
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-13 9:08
Viewed: 1979
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Each time i see this portrait that I took in 2008, I like to re-meet this lady. Some years ago there were many women with this combed hair, not any more. At sundays there are, still now, lots of street markets in many places of Portugal. This woman was a seller in the market and I have liked her body mouvement and how light embrassed her. Another woman full of secrets for me...


( because I have a tiff version exif don´t appear at upload )

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  • barbi (67)
  • [2013-01-13 9:12]
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Love the light in the hair. Beautiful portrait Teresa. Thank you for sharing!

Hi Teresa.

Her eyes would say more than she would let on, her head turned away to distract. Knowing more and letting out the secret are two worlds apart....she will return, i'm sure.

Her combed hair has boldness and logic, the single hair pin placed for all to see.

She still looks down and away.

A vision to mull over...perfecto.

stv ;o))

Hi Teresa,
First of all congratulation for this original approach to the modest vanity of this lady! I like the treatment you adapted where you brought out such details in her combed hair. Maybe the light is too harsh, but it is increasing the drama to this presentation.
Good artistic portrait.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

The pov, shooting this woman from behind, worked well with the title! And it could work for men, too. Every person has their own secret, me included. Nicely captured with good lighting and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.

Bonjour Teresat
Magnifique portrait de cette dame capté en mouvement.
Très bon choix pour le rendu de couleur
Excellent travail,mes compliments

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2013-01-13 11:49]
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Greetings Teresa,
I find your images, most always evoke memories or emotions for me.This image is no different.I had a neighbour a few years back that set her hair this way, also a friend who up to now also set her hair this way.Both these women were artists,the neighbour,who was from Holland,was an artist,the friend is a professional photographer,so I always connect this type of hairstyle,to a person that is artistic,a generalization I know, but your image brings the memory of my kindly old neighbour, back into my head.
Best Wishes

Boa tarde Teresa,
É fim de tarde de um domingo glorioso, cheio de luz.
É a hora de olhar os muitos segredos da alma feminina que você compartilha conosco quando em vez,obras maiores de sua galeria e coleção.
Abraço fraterno,

When I visit your gallery, I can stay there for a long time. I like your style. Original POV. Most of the time, telling us a story. Saludos desde Mexico.


Ciao Teresa, gran bel ritratto con originale ed efficace inquadratura, favolosa luce e splenddia nitidezza, ottimoo bianco e nero, brava, ciao Silvio

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2013-01-14 1:15]

Ola Teresat

Love the texture of the old woman's hair. Superb shadow detail with good sharpness & shallow dof. A nice art photography shot. Splendid graphism of lights against darks. Tfs!

Hi Teresa, nice details in the hair, can still see the lines from when it was combed up. Fiona

Your pictures do have a strong atmosphere and appeal, and the this one is no exception, Teresa!
I like the light and exposure in this shot.
Though one can't see the expressions of the woman but still this picture is expressive in its own way, just one has to see it - I must tell you that you have a talent for that!

Great details and nice contrasts in the shot.
Well done!

Um abracos,

Hello Teresa,
very unusual portrait but very effective. I like this picture because of the way you see it.
the brilliant light which make us joyful.
best wishes,
Now a day's am fully absorbed in nature photography. see you, take care

Hi Teresat, bonjour,
Belle prise de vue et jolies détails de sa coiffure,
excellent traitement en Noir & Blanc comme d'habitude,
belle netteté ,contraste et lumière..
Um abracos,Michel

Happy New Year to you too... Nice sharp photo Teresat; I like that the 'portrait' is from behind rather than the usual face. You have a good way of finding different angles.

Slight sepia effect is good.


Hi Teresat...nice black and white shot....mysterious in that she is facing away. Nice artistic shot.


Hi Teresa,
Nice presentation which can be interpreted in many ways.Short depth with sharp details on the subject against a fuzzy BG.

Ola Teresa
mysterious portrait. no eyes to understand her mood. yet with fine capture of character and details in the hair-do. (it's a pity you missed/cropped the chin).
the B&W version enhances the curiosity and upgrades the photo.

Great portrait, POV and contrast help to make this a memorable shot.

bonjour Teresa
Une vieille dame a été jeune.J'ai connu il ya quarante ans une septuagénéire qui se coiffait exactement comme cela .Il n'y a pas seulement un effet de mode, la coiffure est aussi un reflet de la personnalité.Comme toujours ta photo est le reflet d'une personnalité.Cette dame a de l'énergie, tu la révèles à travers ses cheveux un peu rêches et en utilisant un fort contraste.Mais dis moi, cette dame savait-elle que tu la photographiais ? C'est une question que j'ai déjà eu envie de te poser au sujet de tes "modèles" , la Marocaine dans la cuisine, la dame à lunettes portugaise etc...Et puis sous les cheveux sont entassés les souvenirs, les regrets , les fantasmes et ,sous le sépia artistique peut-être, fifty shades of grey ...?
Ton titre laisse entendre qu'il y aura d'autres women secrets.Qui sait s'il n'y en a pas une qui s'appelle Victoria?
Bon dimanche chère T.

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2013-01-18 20:00]

Hi Teresa:)
This portrait stands as very strong image, great looking light - just really outstanding work!!!
Also is inspiring observer to imagine what we can see if you model will turn face to the camera...
I like this shot so much.
best regards and Happy New Year to you too:)

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2013-01-29 11:18]

HI Teresat, this is really a very beautiful portrait, very good light management. I feel the atmosphere, very good work indeed.
Regards Rose

Hello Teresat,

Nice to meet you and I hope too that you are well and photography continues with full zeal and fervour. I have seen your photos and am deeply impressed by your work.
This photo with a wonderful accompanying note tells us truly how a sentient photographer feels. Your note and photo--splendid as it is-- supplement each and one cannot be complete without the other. Hope you got me. Wonderful B/W photography and how it leaves a nostalgia behind. I am a student of English literature and I have felt it deeply.
TFS....take care...warm regards/Abid

A magnificent portrait Teresa. The hair says it all. The light and the subject compliments each other like a reunion of long lost sisters.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2013-02-13 5:14]


Quel portrait de dos de cette dame mervielleuse eiamge et captage superbe compo avec ces beaux cheveux attaché quel rendu NB splendide.
Bravo et amitié

Hello Teresa,
I do like the way you see things,
and tones in your images.
Very evocative, it feels like you are there.
This is just lovely.

Hi Teresat,

Very nice B&W shot. Great exposure and superb lights you captured here. Very well done.



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