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in a sea of sand

in a sea of sand
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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: 2009-03-15
Categories: Daily Life, Mood
Camera: Panasonic FZ18
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): why backslapping is wrong [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-09-02 22:46
Viewed: 3656
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 88
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo has been taken last year at the end of winter. This little girl was playing in the sand alone and I like her posture and the way she moved ( feminine and gracious). One of the things I remember from people is the way they walk...the way they dance life time.

I have play the clarity in Raw, to diffuse the details. Converted in B/W , work brightness and contrast. Add vignette.


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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2010-09-02 22:51]
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Good morning dear TeresaT ;)))
Very nice photo, expression, feelings, TFS
Um abraço
J ;)

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2010-09-02 23:11]
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Hi Teresat...
Nice [email protected] shot with so nice tones...
Beautiful little girl and nice expression...
Have a nice weekend...

merhaba my dear friend teresat
how are you?
excellent portrait picture and excellent model.well done.
friendly greetings from Istanbul.
gürkan akçakır.

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  • ciore Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 727 W: 3 N: 118] (2478)
  • [2010-09-02 23:49]
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i love this one very much. misty atmosphere in whole background of sand's world.
one i missed only - brightness of her eyes.

have a bright day, dear Teresa


Hello, Teresa -
Once again ,you show your unique talent for unusual and evocative images. The diffusion of the light gives a special feel; your subject has been captured with such a charming and appealing expression. A beautiful and memorable image.

Bonjour Teresat
Superbe portrait avec une belle posture et expression de la petite fille et ce BG sur l'écume de la mer.C'est superbe!!Bravo!Catherine

I LOVE it!! What a grand shot Teresa!! I love the treatment here. I might would have done a little less room on the left side, but either way it's a superb shot. I love the light behind her! Well done!

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2010-09-03 7:05]
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Bom dia Teresa!
Absolutely a lovely composition!! You have captured the the nice pose and expression of the young model very well and your PP work adds beauty and mood to the image.
Congratulations my friend.
Have a nice WE.
Ciao! Vanda

Ciao Teresat

A pequena Sereia.
A foto é maravilhosa, tem sentimento,
tem beleza tem classe e elegancia.
Teu olhar continua muito aguçado em
achar estas pérolas.
Parabens, amei o pequeno portrait!
Um bom WE


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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2010-09-03 16:48]
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Hi Teresa,
What a gogeous atmosphere! Evanescent and so luminous!
I like the timeless mood of this scene and the charming posture of this little girl who bathes in the irradiating light. My compliments! Annie

Bom dia Teresa,
Grande lampejo de vida e beleza, a expressão da garota é absolutamente encantadora e, ao mesmo tempo, indecifrável. O efeito vinheta surtiu bom resultado deixando a luz onde devia estar. A dimensão e profundidade estão bem armadas.
Tenha um bom fim de semana.

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2010-09-04 6:30]
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Hello Teresa :)

This pretty younggirl's charming portrait in very curious
and mysterious scenery / such does impression /.
Very pretty you got in bg effect as well as interesting light.
As usually excellent framing and realization...it congratulates!

With best wishes.

драга Teresat
Ти благодарам за споделувањето на оваа прекрасна сцена.
девојчето е многу симпатично, сепиата сосема добро одговара, и целата фотографија зрачи со посебна убавина.
Многу поздрави, билјана

Wonderful atmosphere and tone selection. BR JV

Bom dia Teresa,

I enjoy watching your pictures, they all have a soul, without exception.
Here, the little girl in the middle of the sea of sand, as is beautifully presented, the background suggests the sea water is fine and everything is the management of textures and contrasts.
Clever work.
Nice moment captured, I like his expression and his hat too.
The time of childhood ...... the best time.
Magic lighting.
Beautiful photo, my compliments.

Teresa obrigado por compartilhar esse belo trabalho.
Você é um artista.

Hi Teresa
Nice shot and mood
Great light and composition

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  • karith Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1037 W: 55 N: 1262] (7891)
  • [2010-09-06 18:57]

Excellent! Charming and endearing subject, with light quality that creates an unexpected mood and resulting curiosity. Unique and well done.

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2010-09-06 19:54]

dear Teresa,
an elegant picture of unrealistic portrait of the little girl,
her face and hat, her eyes, and her side looking posture look very unnatural and impressive,
this strange feeling in wonder sand beach is well planned and realized as almost surrealistic,
thank you for your excellent shot,0

Hi Teresat..this is a beautiful shot..wonderful light, great pose...really excellent Teresat....


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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2010-09-07 10:02]


fantastique iamge, quel effet, quel portrait de cette jeune souriante dans le sable, de toute beauté, quelle attitude et captage.

Bravo et amitié


Hi Teresa
Very nice shot , colours and sweat model....tfs

Bonjour Teresat,
Belle prise de vue et beau contraste en noir et Blanc,
Excellent portrait et composition,
J'aime bien l'expression du visage de la petite fille.
Très jolie photo..

Merhaba Teresa,
Minik modelinizle çok güzel bir çıkarmışsınız.
Harika bir poz vermiş.


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  • brubar Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 269 W: 43 N: 9] (1836)
  • [2010-09-09 21:27]

Ciao Teresa,

ancora una volta, con questa immagine, dimostri di essere un'ottima osservatrice, e di sapere sempre catturare i sentimenti dei tuoi soggetti.
Qui la ragazzina trasmette tutta la sua gioia della sua età, non ha ancora i pensieri che hanno gli adolescenti e gli adulti.
Sei sempre molto brava.

Un abbraccio

Óla Teresa,

This is a fine posting where you show wonderful mood!
I like the charming and cheerful expressions on the face of this cute girl.
The sand provides a nice ground for contrast and I must say you managed to capture a "magic" light in this work.
Great job!

Um abracos,

  • CoolDan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 0 N: 216] (2101)
  • [2010-09-11 6:49]

Bonjour Teresat,
Magnifique portrait de cette fillette. Quelle expression dans sa figure! Très bon choix du noir et blanc pour la présentation.
Merci et bonne journée.

  • colvert Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 847 W: 281 N: 1941] (10354)
  • [2010-09-11 13:19]

Bonsoir Teresat
Une petite enfant gracieuse et charmante dont l'âme chante dans ces jeux d'ombre et de lumière

Wonderful work my dear friend!!!
Nice B&W.Great idea.
Um abraço

Hello Teresa,
Effectively, she is feminine and gracious but also proud of something. May be proud of to be there, full of life, in these soft waves of sand.
Um abraço

Gran sensibilidad...gran corazón...saludos

Hello Teresat,

The b&w treatment, the hat and the naive expression with regard to the camera, gives your shot a curiously old fashioned appeal. It reminds me of the holiday shots that were in our old photo album. It really is quite charming. You have waited to capture this mood very well.
Perhaps a crop from the right would have added a little to the composition - not cropped from the left, because that would have made her look out of the picture, instead of into it.

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

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  • cycle Gold Star Critiquer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 3] (1873)
  • [2010-09-16 10:52]

Excellent captured...

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2010-09-21 9:40]

Hi Dear Teresat,
whwy a lovely composition.what a cute little girl.I liked her pose.Well taken.TFS.Necla.

What a happy girl Teresa. I like this a lot. The b&w rendition suits to a tee. Full of emotion, this puts a smile on my face. Wishing you well my dear.


Hi Teresat,

What a beautiful photo! I love the happy mood. Beautiful lighting and great POV. The quiet background works realy well. Beautiful scene and model!

TFS Greetings Simone

Hi Teresat.
What a lovely composition with so much of artistic lighting which seems as if you shot in some studio with controlled lighting atmosphere.
My Best Regards.

Bonjour Teresat,

Joli portrait de cette peite fille assise entre mer et sable!!!
Le NB lui apporte un petit quelque chose de rétro et fait ressortir de merveilleux contrastes!!!

Hi teresa.
This is simply fabulous.
The simplicity of the pose is so beautiful and the mood in b+w is so well depicted in this shot.
Thanks and kind regards,

Hello Teresat

Pure art I tell, Pure art. Very good capture here that seems to be from around the early 1900s. Awesome capture. I don't no how I missed this one.


Hello Teresa,
Just found this image, beautifull control of light and tones.
And a lovely little girl.
Great Work.
Best Wishes.

This one has escaped my attention i reckon , hummm what a photo of a cute little girl playing , i like her pose arms down by her side as if she was telling her parents ,: hey i want some company over here , hi hi , nevertheless i think you manage to make the world look beautiful through your candid photography and her facial expression brings a smile on my face as this reminds me that i was so young before i became a grown-up long ago , hi hi , she must be the pride of her parents , wow , love her hat too , ha ha , a cracker , lovely shot my friend , well presented as always , my compliments,
Um grande abraço,

Very nice B&W picture with a very nice composition :)


Bonjour Teresat,

Superbe prestance de cette jeune fillette blottie dans le sable.
Magnifique composition avec l'arrière plan argenté des vagues.
Bravo pour cette présentation photographique séduisante de l'innocence. TFS. Amitiés.


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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2011-06-07 13:06]

Olá Teresa,
a beautiful portrait of the young lady. Excellent quality of photography

To abraço

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2011-10-31 6:35]

Hi Teresat

I really like this superb b & w portrait. The tonal range, sharpness & composition are superb. The smile of the girl is authentic & not staged. She is also well positioned off centre. Tfs!

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2011-12-11 16:34]

Hi teresa,
a lovely capture that I found while going through portfolio. So much innocence here in this image. I like the tonal range and the composition so much.

Hi Teresat
What an amazing shot. Very good work with the beautiful model and lovely pose. I love post process too. Excellent work. TFS.
Best wishes...

Hi Teresa.

She does have poise, great elegance in the way she looks from under her hat, the fraction of light from behind helps to illuminate around.

In the universe
With all of our planets and galaxies
There is one star brighter amongst them all
It is different and stands out for
All the energy minerals and soil to see
Who breathes with illumination and darkness
Unlike the ones who stand still............

She is the only star these eyes see.

stv ;o))

Ciao Teresa, lovely portrait of nice little girl on sand, splendid light and wonderful ambientation, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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