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la curve
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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: Black & White
Date Taken: 2013-05-11
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Panasonic FZ18
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-05-18 2:44
Viewed: 2792
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This a Lisbon street in down town. I believe all who have visted the city has seen it. I like the lines of the street as well the architecture. I took this photo in a saturday morning when almost just turists walk in the street ...
Without people the city becomes a silent beauty.

TL is so silent, now.


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Ciao Teresa, lovely B$W composition, splendid light and wonderful perspective, very well done, my friend, have a good wek end, ciao Silvio

Ola Teresa
a street in Lisbon artistically presented. good use of B&W filter. Fine POV for depth and lead-in curve. nice play of shadows on the empty street.

Hi, Teresa. I love the Black and white composition with curved lines and the perspective. Good details and it is nice there are no people at this time. Cheers.

Bom dia Teresa,
Não só os cais são saudades de pedra e você aqui está revivendo o outrora agora.
Não é triste, mas melancólica de uma bela melancolia.Para quebrar o silêncio de TL, veja o grito vermelho das pitangas de Tsilla.
Abraço carinhoso,

I like your pov and good use of light and shadows. The curve rails made for great composition. Nice to have the people for scale. Very well done, tfs.

Hi Teresa, I love the rail lines and the B/W tone
Good choice of vertical composition and nice light and shadow play in the image. Good work & TFS

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2013-05-18 10:09]

Curves of joy, lines to follow, corners to create.
Soft mood I love....hope you good Poppet.

Stv ;0))

Hi Teresat,

Excellent work. Great exposure, superb colors and lights you captured here. Very well done.



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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2013-05-18 11:38]

Beautiful photo of a street with a beautiful bow of tram tracks, it looks like a ravine

salut teresat,
une de mes rêve,aller un jour à Lisbonne..
j'adore ça..
une pris everticale fabuleuse...
il y a toujours un forte sentiment dégage tes photos.je le sens

bonjour Teresa
Une vraie beauté silencieuse que tu nous montres , mais la dame qui apparaît dans la lumière (pas de doute , malgré sa toute peite taille dans l'image, cette silhouette est féminine) lui ajoute un supplément d'âme dans tous les sens du terme .J'aime ces rails qui brillent; je crois que j'ai descendu cette rue à pied.Nous allons attendre le passage d'un tram pour reveiller TL
um abraço

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2013-05-18 19:11]

Hi Teresa,
yes, I remember this place.
Usually, a city image needs people in it to bring life, but this one is good as it is. Lovely curves and the B&W format makes it timeless.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2013-05-18 20:39]


Grandiose iamge quelle courbe de voie qui ressorten en brillance sur le sol et ce contraste de facades et ces reflets sur les fenêtre grandiose.
Bravo et amitié

Hi Teresa, I like the curves at the bottom and then the lines from the cables at the top.I tried looking at it without the bright upper part but the cables bring you back up there.Fiona

Hi Teresa

I love this composition of this old street. The curve of the tram lines works so well here. You have captured super contrast and details in the buildings. I like the addition of the grafitti on the left side and just the one person walking. The b/w gives the image a timeless feel. I also agree that TL has gone quiet.


Hi Teresat...I like the lines and curves of the shot. The tracks allow us to travel through the scene nicely.


Hi,I like the eerie quality in this shot.The lone pedestrian enhances the strange atmosphere.Excellent sharp image,all the best,Otto.

Love the curve of the rail line leading into the picture and think the bottom 1/3 of the picture looks great. Unfortunately the bright sunlight did not play along and the building on the right is washed out (also the big white bit in the top centre).

Hi Teresa,
The full composition does create a eye catcher and the lines really leads one down the "path" A silent beauty with immense monochromatic depth, very well captured and presented.

I love your style and your talent... Greetings and thank you

Hoi Teresat,

I've been away from treklens for a few months, but you are still here, and your work is still 'typical teresat'. ;-)

Great capture with super composition in it. I love the architecture shown. Timing is excellent because at this moment there is no person in the street.
Very nice how you hide the over-exposed parts (bij presenting in B&W).

I agree with your note: the city is beautiful without people ... and TL has become very silent.


dear Teresat,
nice composition.
perfect B/W photograph.

best regards,
Mehran Jahangiri.

Boa noite Teresa,

Lisboa é linda, vista de qualquer ângulo. Sonho um dia caminhar por terras portuguesas e, é claro, pelas ruas de lá.

Abraços e obrigado pela aula de fotografia e alma.

Seu amigo,

Hi Teresat,

The curve of the road is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the façades of the buildings. I like the lighted and shadowed areas. Have a nice day.


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  • Clanyi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 254 W: 7 N: 100] (7129)
  • [2013-06-05 14:38]

Hi! Good SW capture, nice point of view of the street. Regards Csabi

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  • BLR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 90 W: 1 N: 143] (601)
  • [2013-06-11 23:10]
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Hey Teresa,

Great shot... I'm in San Francisco at the moment, and this photo of yours reminds me of the curvy streets that the trams run on along the place I'm staying. I'm always surprised how beautiful street photos can be... especially when so nicely contrasted in your b/w treatment! And I agree, TL seems to have lost some of it's charming community... I used to learn so much from the people here - where did everyone go! :)

Thanks for sharing... real special photography from your side of the world. Here's a nice song I can hear when I look at your photo... http://hypem.com/track/1gyy8/Sea+Oleena+-+Untitled

Take care Teresa!

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2013-06-12 10:52]

Hi Teresat,
I liked lines and repetetion in here. I also liked rythm...Great percpective.TFS.Necla.

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2013-06-18 10:53]

Hi Teresat,

Beautiful vertical framing with great DOF, the composition in B/W I like very much. Splendid view of the street of the city Lisbon, the effect of light and shadows. A composition very complete, TFS.
My best regards.

Hello Teresat, an excellent PoV and DoF looking up this steep street.The tram lines accentuate the curve.
A bright morning light that you managed very well.
I like the inclusion of the person,it emphasises the height of the buildings.
Tfs, regards Jean.

Hello Teresa,
Beautiful capture,nice perspective and lovely tonal variation.
Best regards,

Olá Teresa,
Que registo! As curvas de Estrada e dos prédios foram muito bem captadas. O p&b, que é a sua especialidade, torna a imagem ainda mais apelante.
Parabéns pelo trabalho e muito obrigada pela sua visita à minha galleria :)

Hi Teresat, I toured your photo gallery and I found this picture. I like its curve angle which starts with a tract leads to the endless. The architectures on both sides line up perfectly. The people on the far end framed the image well too. The B/W tones goes well to the mood of this place.

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