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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: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-15
Categories: Mood
Camera: Panasonic FZ18
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-27 14:17
Viewed: 2018
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today, November 27, 2011, Fado was inscribed in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists.

This is a photo to celebrate. It has been taken in the façade of restaurant in Alfama, the best place to listening Fado in Lisboa (near S. George Castel). The lady in the photo is Amália Rodrigues.

Fado ( Fatum) must be understood as a way of Portuguese people express their life. A strange way of Life,
... sometimes.


mbrito, brech, shelbeesmom, mvdisco, VicZik, chrisJ, mesquens1, mushtaqhussain, parasbhalla, Fortuna, vanda, jan515 has marked this note useful
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A very nice collage showing the Portuguese way of life! Marvelous tones and a nice antique look to the shot Teresa! I like the aged look here! So nice to add the menu in! We don't need to see it all, we know what it is like living along the water! Nice work!

Hi Teresat,
Nice celebration picture taken in a facade of a restaurant in Alfama,
Nice point of view and sharp picture well composed ,
a well done caught of view and details,
nice note of the sujet too,

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2011-11-27 18:27]
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A singer who's music was so full of emotion,your photograph must have been one of her, when she was so much younger than her 79 years of age in 1999 Teresa. I listened to her voice ,so charged with emotion,if one was to purchase one CD of her music,which one would you recommend?
Best wishes

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2011-11-27 18:33]
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Hi Teresat,

A good daily life scene. Looks like a laid back restaurant type of atmosphere, with a chance to converse & chat with old friends, as well as listening to chilled out music. I like the mixture of color & the graphic (mainly) b&w recipes. Obrigado!

Boa noite Teresa,
Nada melhor do que descer a Serra de Teresópolis debaixo das chuvas que me acompanharam até o Rio e me deparar com essa bela imagem que é Lisboa, você e o fado.
Grande abraço. Agora vou dormir.

Dear Teresat
A piece of art work in celebration of an artist captured in a restaurant where you have chance to listen Fado's music as well as get together with old friends,the graphical composition is very well managed with different colors and lighting condition,a beautiful collage work too.

Hello Teresa,

I was thinking about Fado after seeing your photo and before reading your note. A great suggestive impact in your original composition !
Kind regards

Another strong work from you, dear Teresa!

Love the mood you have caught here, with amazing sharpness and intense colors.
I admire your thoughtful notes attached to your pictures and this one is no exception.
Good work as always!

Um abracos,

Hi Teresat...nicely composed shot. I like the black and white tones combined with the colored sections. Nice work.


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  • VicZik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 82 N: 950] (4812)
  • [2011-11-28 22:09]

Hi Teresa,

Lovely composition to express the celebration and Fado's Unisco recognition...The different shades of green are so appealing... TFS


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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2011-11-29 9:26]

Hi Teresat,

Excellent texture memu the restaurant, the image is sharp.
Reading the text is readable, with some unclear purpose. It is a measure of test, I find perfectly successful.
Excellent work, I find it a very successful composition.
A good evening.

Bonjour Teresa
Je m'aperçois que tu m'as devancé pour célébrer l'entrée du fado au Patrimoine Mondial.J'adorais la voix d'Amalia Rodriguez qui est certainement la chanteuse qui a le plus contribué à faire connaître ce chant typique et qui vous prend l'âme.C'est donc une belle évocation que tu fais là ,chère Térésa

Belle femme et fantastique chanteuse de fado.
Une image séduisante présentée ici, tout à son honneur.
Belle note , composition originale de collage et détails pointus.
Merci Teresat:))) Ayez une belle journée.


Awesome photo to represent this celebration. I like the different image to constitute the day. Good dof with nice contrast. Well done, tfs.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-11-30 21:26]


très bel hommage au Fado, et à cette merveilleuse douce musique, quel cadrage et recherche de compositon super compo et imabe bravo.

Merci et maitié


I tried to respond to this shot this morning but had trouble getting on TL Fado was a new concept to me and I did a search and discovered that Fado (Fatum, destiny) had its origins in the sad laments of the Moors after being defeated by the Christians. An interesting shot as always Teresa with nice colour and detail and note. TFS

Dear Teresa
A combination of photos, papers, texture and background! create a mystery here
The gitarist face is very well captured, love the dreamy light there
Thank you

Bonjour Teresat,
Un cliché qui nous met dans l'ambiance, belles textures au niveau des différents plans, bonne gestion de la lumière, c'est du Grand TERESAT!!!!!!
Passes un bon réveil on entourée de tes proches et Bonne Année !!!!
Plein de bisous:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

very well composed crop, it's like a collage by a talented artist.
Indeed the sea food looks intrigueing, but not cheap if those prices are in Euros.
Thanks also for your interest in my work. Love from Canada Janos ***

Ola Teresa,
What a fine way to emphasize the fact that Fado is now actually , as of Nov 27 the day you posted this photograph , inscrbed as a Unesco Intangible Cultural Heritage List by presenting this scene of a singer on poster and the menu of the restaurant where she plays/sings her music . Good to know about Fado considering that anything that gets to be inscribed on such Unesco list has to be marvellously extraordinary !
I listened to Fado during my visit to Lisbon , it oozed languorously out of windows in the old town and it was great to stop by and listen , my wife will agree , her style of melody ! Simplicity and authenticity in this image , i think the bits of colors are a nice touch , perhaps a b&w might me a good choice too in light with the subject.
Thank you for sharing the information and hoping all is fine with you in beautiful Lisbon !
I am late in my commenting and i missed this one obviously ,
um abraço ,
PS: My very best wishes for 2012 for you and your dear ones my friend .

Boa tarde Teresa,

Seu nome confunde-se com o fado e ambos fundem-se com alma, sentimento, arte.
Parabéns pela magistral obra e um grande abraço cá do Brasil.
Seu fã e admirador,

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2012-02-02 7:25]

Olà Teresa!
Nice composition to celebrate the Fado. Simple but very effective.
Splendid play of lights and shadows.
I remember Amalia Rodriguez very well!:)
Congratulations and thanks.
Ciao e um abraço! Vanda

Ciao Teresa, fascinating original composition, great collage, fantastic PP work, wonderful colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2012-10-24 9:37]

Olá Teresa,
This is wonderful daily scene Teresa,i like the blac composed image.
Excellent quality of photography. A very interesting picture with colors, light and contrast.
um abraço.

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