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from Lisbon: Happy New Year

from Lisbon: Happy New Year
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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: 2011-12-22
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Mood
Camera: Sony Alpha 100 DSLR
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): postcards from Portugal [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-01-02 6:59
Viewed: 2676
Points: 81
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo has been taken in the last days of December... Usually my preference goes to sunny days but I like also this atmosphere.
From Lisbon, I wish a Happy New Year to all.

Fernado Pessoa is the most known Lisbon poet. There is some words he wrote about Lisbon and his feelings about:

"Walking on these streets, until the night falls, my life feels to me like the life they have. By day they’re full of meaningless activity; by night, they’re full of meaningless lack of it. By day I am nothing, and by night I am I. There is no difference between me and these streets, save they being streets and I a soul, which perhaps is irrelevant when we consider the essence of things."

Fernando Pessoa, from "A Factless Autobiography"
in The Book of Disquiet, tr. by Richard Zenith

We can feel,... all we love, I think.


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Dear Teresa
A good atmosphere you've create here
Wish you a successful and happy new year
And wish peace for the world
Best regards

Beautiful! I love the wet streets! and the heavy fog! This adds so much mood to the shot! Nice balance here in the shot, between the people on the street! Love this one Teresa!

Oh wow ... fantastic Teresa! I love the atmosphere here, and the interesting color tones. The statue through the arch, and the top of the arch fading off into the fog, the people bustling about in the street - all of it makes a great moody shot, and tells a story. Well done!
All the very best to you in 2012 Teresa .. wishing you a year full of joy, love and peace!

Another strong contribution from your side, dear Teresa!

A dramatic scene with amazing colors and sharpness is shown in this vertical composition.
The mood is immense and contrasts are well kept.
The POV and clarity are well done too.

A wonderful work as usual!

I wish you too a healthy and peaceful 2012.

Um abracos,

Bonjour Teresat,

Un cliché très vivant, pris au mioment des fêtes de Nel, on ressent l'effervescence des derniers préparatifs, il y a foule, cela anime la photo!!!
Certes le temps n'était pas de la partie, mais la lumière est excellente relevée par les pavés humides qui ondoient comme une rivière d'argent!!!

Awesome capture of the daily life of people! Love the effect of the misty weather. Great pov and it has a good dof with nice details. Very well done, tfs.

And, I wish you and your family a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2012-01-02 11:23]

Hello Teresa :)

The charming fragment of street, I love such corners. they look very nicely.
Very showy composition in pretty, natural colours and pretty light.
Perfect realization, I like him very much!

All what the best on whole this New Year! :)

Best wishes...Barbara.

dear Teresa
A wonderful street shot where you show the last day of year with amazing subject od people walking with beautiful cloudy sky and nice vertical framing.
Happy 2012 dear!
Best Wishes

Dear Teresa
it's great to see the foggy and wet face of old Lisbon. wonderful photo, well balanced. splendid capture of cold and wet busy street.
thanks for your greetings and note.
Happy New Year to you and J.

A favourite place for me. Not especially this one, but all the pedestrian streets, with the meeting of people and the atmosphere of the country, even in the foggy days ! I wish you an year full of light !
Um abraço

HI Teresat..nice artistic shot. The light and the tones are interesting. It looks like you used a gradation mask to desaturate the top of the shot. However it happened it created a nice artistic effect. Good work.


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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2012-01-02 19:46]

Hi Teresa,

I love this view, this undefinable atmosphere and the endless perspective! You give the taste to be there.
Very fine work on the colors revealing one more time your incredible artistic sense.
I wish you the most happy year than you have never had!


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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2012-01-02 20:30]

Hi Teresa,
a great city scene. The foggy atmosphere and the people on the street makes this one comes alive.
a very happy new year to you.


Dear Teresa,
First of all I wish you too a healthy and prosperous 2012.
The work you present us a superb one in-terms of composition, tonal quality and also the atmosphere.
Thank you Teresa

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2012-01-03 4:54]

Olá Teresat

Nice use of the bg arch to frame the trio of statues further back in the distance. I like the reflected light off the stone street in the fg & the crowds animate the scene & provide scale & context. Reasonable sharpness & a superb daily life scene. Wishing you all the best for 2012!

Hoi Teresa,

Very nice capture of this daily life scene !
Indeed, the mood is captured very well too.
Good note with it.


A nice 'mood' photo Teresat! I like the warm tones and colour even though it looks like a cold day! A nice view looking down the street, the portrait format fits everything in well!


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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-01-04 8:44]


Grandisoe compo et iamge quel brillant sur le pavage avec l'animation de la rue, fantastique cpatage vivant scène de rue parfaite, bravo.

merci et amitié

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2012-01-04 12:19]

Hi Teresat,

My best wishes 2, I hope good health and success.
Excellente street view , all persons give life in the composition.
Great POV and DOF, TFS.
My best regards.

Ola Teresa,
Linda foto.
Feliz 2012

Querida Teresa
Doce, bonita e muito íntima. Um mundo que se basta em si, circunscrito por você que escolhe o único ângulo que cabia e atribuiu-lhe uma linda profundidade. Bela ciatação de Pessoa.
Abraço e desejar um bom ano nunca é tardio.
Beijo carinhoso do

Amiga Teresa,

Uma imagem plena de poesia e amor à sua terra.
Um excelente ano de 2012 para você e todo o povo portugues.
Seu amigo,

Hello Teresat,

This is an interesting street scene with the mood that goes with the fog and weather. I can almost feel this mood in the attitude of the people. There is a play of light and darkness that adds to the composition.

Best regards


Hi Teresat,Bonjour,
Superbe atmosphère et 'daily life scène' de Lisbonne.
La rue toute trempée et humide et un excellent point de vue,
belle présentation et composition,
Mes meilleurs voeux pour la nouvelle année..
tous mes compliments et Um abraço..

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-01-07 7:09]

Hi Teresa,
What a classical presentation in contre-jour of this busy street with so many caffes. Great light management and the subtle colors are enhancing this artistic presentation. A considerable depth into the perspective.
Well done.
My best wishes,

Francis Xavier

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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
  • [2012-01-08 8:09]

I like the moody feeling you have captured in this image. The POV with the converging buildings on each side and the fog obstucting the top of the archway in the center creates this photojouralistic image.
Very Well Done

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2012-01-09 9:55]
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Olà Teresa!
Sorry my friend, I was in the mountain and I had problems with Internet.
Thanks and happy new year to you too.
An attractive scene, captured with your usual skill. The perfect exposure makes the special, wet atmosphere stand out very well. I love the soft details, the perspective and the perfect format. Nice note.
Very well done: congratulations.
Ciao! Vanda

Hi Teresa
You have captured the poetry of a wet soggy rainy day. Lovely job and Happy New year.

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2012-01-10 6:34]

Hi Teresat,
BEAUTIFUL scene. Loaded with details and a very strong image. Nicely seen and composed. Happy New Year !! Enjoy and looking forward to more of your photos. Julie

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  • Clanyi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 254 W: 7 N: 100] (7129)
  • [2012-01-11 23:24]

Hi Teresat! Beautiful capture, and for you a happy new year, too. Regards Csabi

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-01-18 3:14]


I se you use colour very sparingly, and to very good effect, this shot i love the texture coupled with the atmosphere shown is oh so good, your album has many to die for, welldone


hi teresa
wonderful photo
very good contrast between sky and the street
im sorry if my words not correct because my english is not good
thank you for sharing...

Ciao Teresa, fascinating misty composition, great perspective on lovely street full of life, wonderful atmosphere, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Teresat,

It is good to see realistic street photography in these pages sometimes
great quote from Pessoa


Hello Teresat

Love the POV here. I would like to see this POV in the rain at dusk when the street lights first come on. And yes Teresat there is LOVE. Love endures forever even though we seem to miss it sometimes. Like the image.


Bom dia teresat
j'ai regardé longuement....
excellent composition et perspective..

Ola Teresa , no excuses for missing that one , i'll make one up ..hey .... was i still in Cuba ? , yes i was....how am i doing here ? Oh well... hey hey !

Pretty foggy day in Lisbon on that day to photograph in , the monument on top of the arch has almost vanished in it here , i personally believe that mist and fog are winning climatic conditions for drama , mood and ambience and i like what i see here .
Wonderful street scene of Lisboners on their last days of shopping before Christmas , 3 more , hey hey ! Black and white should render the scene well too i reckon .
Fernando Pessoa has such a poetic way with words when expressing his feelings about the streets of Lisbon ! I like it !

Thank you for sharing your work on this site and a big THANK YOU for your constant and unfailing support during the past years up this very day my friend .

Um grande abraço,

Beautiful fade after a stetto learning environment and the fog that softens the sweet shapes and light environment.
  Photos of the prevailing artistic content.
  Thick photo.

Hellow Teresa,
Wonderful urban scene with the people going about their daily chores.Great perspective bringing in the street and row of buildings leading up to the big arch.Cold winters day with the mist and wet street.

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2012-10-30 6:44]

Querida Teresa,

Agora, visite sua galeria e termino maravilhoso tesouro de canto. A estrada é
Super foi feita com a perspectiva maravilhosa. Contraste, luz e composição são perfeitos.

Meus melhores cumprimentos.

hi Teresat,
nice color space and beautiful perspective.

thanks a lot.

Best Regards,
Mehran Jahangiri.

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