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Christmas time

Christmas time
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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: 2011-03-27
Categories: Mood
Camera: Panasonic FZ18
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-12-20 8:13
Viewed: 3635
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Last year in March I was in Faro ( Algarve) walking among abandoned buildings and I saw a window and behind these little " toys". It was not a clear window and toys were full of dust but photoshop make them almost new. The background look like stars, now... but in fact it was and old and damaged dark green wood.

There are others things in the world "to rehab".
This is my Christmas card.

Merry Christmas!


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Ciao Teresa, tanti auguri a te e famiglia, cara amica mia, deliziosa cartolina natalizia, ben ideata e magnificamente relizzata, che il Natale ci porti tanta pace e serenità, un caro abbraccio, ciao Silvio

Merry Christmas Teresa. You are a truly wonderful person and it has been a great pleasure to correspond with you. Nice photo and nice thought to go with it.


Hi Teresa.

Looks like Bambi is stealing the limelight with that glare. I think this is a wonderful idea as a christmas card, one thats clearly full of love and meaning.

Have a great time over the festive period......peace and goodwill.

Stv ;0))

Bonjour Teresa
Pour une fois je n'arrive pas le dernier ou presque.C'est très mignon ces petits personnages un peu surannés et que tu as sortis du néant.Et je me dis maintenant que quand je serai comme un vieux bois sec, on me regardera comme si j'étais des dizaines d'étoiles.Il y faudra peut-être ta baguette magique,ou alors c'est que le ciel est vraiment tout proche...
Bon Noël, bonnes fêtes de fin d'année dear Teresa et pleins d'abraços.

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2012-12-20 10:58]
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Merry Christmas to you too! Nice figures and the bacground fits the figures, well spotted, well done

This is such an endearing shot Teresa, and perfect for a Christmas card. I can see why you were attracted to the toys in the window as a subject and your PP work has turned out well, with the background of snow. I like the two patches of yellow either side of the image, on the duck and the flowers, it adds a nice balance.

Have a wonderful Christmas


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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-12-20 12:51]
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A Merry Christmas to you and your family, dear Teresa.
A very original presentation which fits for a Christmas Card. A very sharp image with accurate PP work to produce such an artistic piece of art.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

Even in darkness and under heavy old dust nothing can keep the Christmas spirit away. And you did a wonderful PP work to resurrect this old photo. I like the lighting, makes the dolls look mysterious. Very well done, tfs.

Bonjour Teresat
Une image simple qui vient me chercher..Une image remplie de
tendresse et de naiveté..La pureté,les enfants,la nature..la vrai
magie de Noel.....
Je vous souhaite beaucoup d'amour et de paix pour Noel.
Um Abraço...Robert:-)

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-12-20 20:17]
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Charmante image pour le temps de noël, le temps des fêtes.
ces personnage sont superbe dans la douceur avec ces petite étoiles le canard avec son bec jaune la petite biche quel ensemble.

JOYEUX NOEL et merci

Hi Teresa, I like it the way it is now, they look like someones toys from about sixty years ago.Fiona


The pp work is interesting, I like the result but I do not see the original to compare.
Good use of texture and colors, there's a warm Christmas's atmosphere.
Great lighting with iso 100.
Happy Christmas Holidays

Olá Teresa

Belo postal de natal,excelente trabalho.
Bom Natal para vocês, tudo bom.

um abç

Bonjour Teresa,
Joyeux Noël à toi et ta famille aussi!
Très belle présentation avec un beau contraste et couleurs,
Jolies personnages et composition.
tous mes compliments..et passe de Joyeuses Fêtes..
Um Abraço Michel

Hello Teresa.
Lovely presentation of a beautiful composition.
***Merry Christmas***
To you and your family.
With regards,

Dear Teresa
wonderful and different. good capture of toys in Christmas scene. pleasant mood. perfect PP work to enhance the sharpness of the lovely old style ornaments.
have a joyful Holiday.

Feliz Natal

Christmas is all about rehab for many people around the world eg Isaiah 9 "The peole waling in darkness have seen a great light".
Another fine example of your work.
Have a wonderful Christmas

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2012-12-25 9:53]

Olá Teresa,

That is a wonderful composition. Very good job with wonderful effect. Very nice atmosphere in the picture.
Best wishes for the holidays.
Thank you and greetings.

Hi, Teresa. Agree there are so many things which need rehabilitation and improvement. This is a unique Christmas card and your editing brought it a new perespective. Well seen and photographed. Cheers.

Dear Teresa,
A pleasant image well processed. And very blessed festive season wished for you too.

Hi Teresa,
Neat card, and a wonderful Christmas to you and the family.

Hi,an artistic Christmas image with a dark side to it.Unusual but eloquent,wishing you a happy new year,Otto.

salut tereza,
mignon cette crèche.
tu as publié beaucoup de beauté et moi je n'ai pas vu:-)je vais vite voir toutes.

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2012-12-29 12:31]
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Hi Teresa,
A lovely Christmas card of a image. This one is so unconventional and I really like it.

Sorry missed this lovely posting from you, Teresa!
I like the immense mood you have captured in this shot.
Great sharpness and well captured details with wonderful colors.
Great job!

Wishing you a belated Merry Christmas!

Um abracos,

Olá Teresa,
Uma ideia bem original demonstrando os benefícios da reutilização que poderiam ser praticados em tantas outras áreas.
O seu postal está lindo e perfeitamente Natalício! O veado tem um olhar zangado; deve ser por ter, provavelmente, sido abandonado :)
Quero aproveitar para lhe agradecer as visitas que tem feito à minha galeria. A sua presença é muito simpática e sempre bem-vinda!
Aproveito também para lhe desejar umas entradas em grande junto dos seus com muita saúde, paz e harmonia.
Feliz 2013!
Bem haja.

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2012-12-31 11:19]
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Ola Dear Teresa :)

The beautiful composition in miraculous colours and light, and the dark sky with stars underlines her beauty.

For You and Your family of The happy New year 2013.
Best wishes Barbara.

Hello Teresat,
A wonderful photo taken from a very good angle and POV. Exceptional quality....Outstanding details, colors and perfect focus.
Thanks for sharing this beauty! Amazing contrast against the dark background.

Sim Teresa, há muitas outras coisas para restaurar e seria bem bom se encontrassemos um Photoshop para todas essas coisas.
Grande mensagem e boa captura.
Que o ano de 2013 lhe seja leve.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 452 W: 66 N: 1002] (10644)
  • [2013-01-05 6:07]

Hi Teresat,
The NOTE open the window of info to this shot and also we did a virtual visit with you, great shot as this was much improved and has a cool effect, TFS.

Ola Teresa ,how are you ? I have not been consistent here in the last 2 months sorry for not reviewing your images more often , when you do post it is always a pleasure to admire . You have a good photographic eye to see the scenes , adding your personal touch with the little star-dotted background in this image has given life to the toys and i also like the bright yellow on opposite sides to gayly enlighten the scene and balancing your composition .It is lovely !
I am taking the opportunity to wish you and your family my best for 2013 , take care my dear ,
Um abraço ,

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2013-01-25 16:17]

Hi Teresa,

Fantastic pp work on the bg, with the stars replacing the weathered, old wood. Effective tight framing on the old toys with good sharpness despite the dirty window. Excellent shadow detail and diffused lighting. Tfs!

Hello Teresat,

Very nice idea. What a beautiful toys. I like your works and your wonderful photos. Very simple but so impressive shot.



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