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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: 2011-10-03
Camera: Panasonic FZ18
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Friday theme 2011-11-04 "Bokeh" [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-11-04 10:56
Viewed: 3366
Favorites: 4 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Retiro is the much known park of Madrid. This is a photo that I have taken because of the beautiful light of that day - her dark brown hair "win" life with the beauty of sun... I still keep the photo to remember it...

"From within or from behind, a light shines through us upon things, and makes us aware that we are nothing, but the light is all." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2011-11-04 12:38]

Greetings Teresa,
I like the light captured within this image,esp'how it touches the girls hair.The background Bokeh adds to the sparkle of the moment caught.Perfect for this theme. TFS
Best wishes


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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2011-11-04 12:43]

Olá Teresa,
I just love Iberic brown hair and sun light pouring through has a magical attraction. A wonderful image with magnetic charm. Well done my friend. Three years ago I have been to Retiro and it was magnificient. Your commentary note reminded me of that time. Your contribution to the Friday theme is lovely. Thanks for sharing.
Best Wishes,

Hi Teresa, I like the way the light and colours of the bg carry on through the girls hair.Fiona

Love the great use of backlighting and golden halo on the girl's hair from the sunshine against the bg. Awesome colors and nice framing. Very well done, tfs.

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-11-04 13:46]

Hi Teresa,
Great warm lighting on the hair of this girl and a splendid colorful bokeh as BG.
I like the exaggerated saturated result to produce such vivid colors which enhance this great entry for the Theme.
Enjoy your week end!

Francis Xavier

Hi Teresat,
A very nice presentation of this lovely Bokey for the theme,
Beautiful light and contrast with a nice blur background,
a beautiful composition too,
very well done.
My compliments

Wonderful light and a really nice bokeh! I wish she was turned the other way! Excellent result with your zoom lens, I love the light in her hair! Wonder posting for the theme!

Olá Teresa,
Grande participação para o tema, mas, para mim, o grande mérito não está no Bokeh incidental, mas na beleza do primeiro plano, ou, dizendo melhor, o bokeh é o adjetivo, mas o substantivo é essa cabeça iluminada.
Meu melhor sorriso.

A picture with emotions and feelings, Teresa!
Great bokeh and a perfect entry to Friday's theme.
The sharpness and light are well done, and colors are amazing.
Good work!

Have a nice weekend.


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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2011-11-04 16:52]

Hi Teresa,

Incredible beauty of light! How the face of this girl would radiate. I prefer imagine how her face was radiated rather then see it in reality with a frontal POV.
Love the fire on her hair. This beautifully lit the scene. Superb!


Ola Teresa , this is very much what i would have expected you to post for the theme today , oftentimes women are in your photographs therefore it is no surprise to see one in here , this time you have added a beautiful bokeh to enlighten her beautiful long hair , she faces away from the lens, what is she looking at , what's drawing her attention ? adding to the mystery ....
You have left some noise in, it sure recreates the look and feel of old photographic papers and high speed films , just what this image needs , strong contrast as usual , well this one would have given you away anyhow ,hey hey , it's your trademark !
Good entry for the theme my friend ,
Thanks for sharing ,
Um abraço,

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2011-11-05 0:55]

Olá Teresa,

A very nice entry in the bokeh theme for this Friday. Good colour & saturation. The circles of confusion in the bg are clearly visible. Tfs!

Dear Terasa
fascinating! the play of light through the girl's hair is a magnificent sight. the bokeh BG created a magical ambiance all over the scene. a masterpiece in photography.

Hi Teresat
So lovely in feeling specially the warm light on the brown hair looks amazing while the bokeh you achieved here is dramatic as the tone is matching with FG subject well.
Best Wishes

Fantastic light Teresat; and very much 'your style'. Nice highlighting of her hair and a good bokeh here too.

Most people shoot faces, but you see things differently and it works well.


Bonjour Teresat,
Pas mal du tout ce bokeh pris en tout début de cet automne, les couleurs sont superbes et la personnes même de dos contribue de façon anonyme à la composition de ce cliché...

Bonjour Teresa
une jolie coccinelle madrilène, brune ou blonde, on ne sait pas ,tellement tu as su capturer l'or qui émanait d'elle et de la lumière rasante .Ne regrette pas d'employer quelquefois la couleur, j'aime bokeh, bokou, beaucoup
um , dos, tres abraços

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-11-05 7:51]


fantastique captage et iamge quel portrait de dos avec le détachemetn des cheveux dorés, ce tons fantastique iamge bravo.

merci et amitié


Dear Teresa

Great artistic shot from behind!
Love the catch light on her hair
The background circles of light are beautiful


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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2011-11-05 11:56]

Hello Dear Teresa :)

This portrait looks on the original, gold background delightfully.
I look at the picture and know that this is Your work!
The beautiful composition in miraculous light and colours.
The very showy shot, I like him very much...oh as very! :).

Best wishes.

beautifully conceived in glorious light as you say, great use of telephoto lens. of course I don't know what 'bokeh' is, one of these stupid new words no one has ever bothered to explain. as ever, janos

Very attractive warm colours together with bokeh effect look beautiful, very fine capture, thanks Teresat..


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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 317 W: 286 N: 822] (4030)
  • [2011-11-06 19:10]

Bonsoir Teresat,

Excellent contribution to the theme. The bokeh is excellent and the back light creates a nice rim light in the girl's hair. Nice work and TFS


  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2011-11-07 4:14]

What a poetic light ...

A luz esta mesmo maravilhosa. inda mais com o background escuro e fora de foco. Vejo o outono chegando por ai.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 452 W: 66 N: 1002] (10644)
  • [2011-11-09 1:03]

Hi Teresat,

Here is a suspence and story exists at this back face shot, it shows waiting that is looking to a direction she is, it is well meaningful shot for some could understand, TFS.


Hello Teresa,
The longer I look at this image the more it grows on me. It has much atmosphere and some mystery. You handled the difficult light very well. Well done.

Hello,attractive and original picture.The highlights separate her well from the background and produce a lively effect.Very well done,wishing you the best,Otto.

HI Teresat...a color shot!!! I like the tones and high contrast. You have your own style facing the subject away from you. I think you are exceptionally creative. Nice work.


Is she waiting for somebody ? Thinking alone about somebody ? The mystery of the loneliness ? The hope of the waiting ? A nice moody picture with a great bokeh !
Kind regards

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2011-11-17 7:29]

Hi Teresa,
Very interesting composition. You have captured the beautiful effect of the light on the model's hair.

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  • Pajo Silver Star Critiquer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 0] (264)
  • [2011-11-22 14:40]

Very good shot and blur backgroubd and light,colors.Greetings from Paja from Serbia.

Ola Teresa,
Linda composicao,otima luz e bom desfoque segundo plano.

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2011-11-27 10:24]

Hi dear Teresat,
what a beautiful shot.What a amazing light.I liked it so much.Congratulations.TFS.Necla.

Oh, Teresa, that is SUCH a pretty shot. I love backlight and you have done this so beautifully. I love those rich saturated colors and the fine details of her hair caught in the light. There is a very soft mood to this and the bokeh is fabulous. Wonderful!! Many thanks and warmest wishes,

Hi, Theresa. A lovely composition with creative use of backlighting to bring out the color and texture of the hair. This is indeed a treat for the eyes.Cheers.


I have a picture of me where I have about 10 years and have long hair like that and a green dress.
You do not know how it touches me right in the heart.
Of course I have to talk about photography and technique.
You have successfully a good use of the light and the distance for an excellent bokeh.
As in most of your Photos there's a MOMENT, and excellent timing too.
The tones and light go great and magnifies the hair with a poetic way.
Very good use of colors , and I appreciate your note.
You have captured the vital essence of life.
Thank you to exist.

This light is beautiful. The colour in the bokeh compliments the colours of your model. Wonderful image Teresat.

Ciao Teresa, nice meet you again, fascinating composition with fantastic light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2012-01-29 5:40]

Olà Teresa!
Excellent contribution to the Friday theme.
Marvellous warm colours and the magic light adds to the image beauty and mistery .
Suggestive and fascinating composition. Nice note.
Ciao! Vanda

Bom dia amiga Teresa,

Uma foto belíssima (e também suas cores), retratando o lado desconhecido de cada um de nós.
O grande mistério do descobrir quem somos. Às vezes é assim que me vejo: de costas, sem conhecer meu rosto, meu sorriso, minha lágrima, meu querer, meu ser.
Mais um trabalho pleno de beleza e significado.

Abraços carinhosos do Brasil,

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-11-04 12:24]
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Lying, thinking
Last night
How to find my soul a home
Where water is not thirsty
And bread loaf is not stone
I came up with one thing
And I don't believe I'm wrong
That nobody,
But nobody
Can make it out here alone.

Alone, all alone
Nobody, but nobody
Can make it out here alone.

There are some millionaires
With money they can't use
Their wives run round like banshees
Their children sing the blues
They've got expensive doctors
To cure their hearts of stone.
But nobody
No, nobody
Can make it out here alone.

Alone, all alone
Nobody, but nobody
Can make it out here alone.

Now if you listen closely
I'll tell you what I know
Storm clouds are gathering
The wind is gonna blow
The race of man is suffering
And I can hear the moan,
'Cause nobody,
But nobody
Can make it out here alone.

Alone, all alone
Nobody, but nobody
Can make it out here alone.

Hi Teresa.

The light, the bokeh brings life and hope.
I can see the warmth , I can feel the heat.
Lets hope loneliness doesn't linger.

stv ;o))

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2012-11-05 8:38]

Olá Teresa,

I like the good composition and this is a very interesting picture. Nice view. Excellent design of the light, shadows and presentation. A wonderful atmosphere in the picture, which increases the light effect in the image. But it is a class picture.
Um abraço,

Hi Teresa! Nice, well captured and good background. Regards Csabi

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