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issue of pictorialism

issue of pictorialism
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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: 2010-04-01
Categories: Architecture, Artwork
Camera: Panasonic FZ18
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Friday theme 2010-06-11 Pictorialism [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-06-11 18:23
Viewed: 3128
Points: 83
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
There are real colors and the colors transpormed by what we feel about a place. These are my colors and feelings about Rome. This photo has been taken in Forum Romano. These are old stones but for me they are not old and dead ...they come to me colorful and alive. The colors became strong... I selected parts and playing with levels. Rome called the eterne City showed in strong colors. Stones and even sky and nature became solid. Rome has a solid texture.
To the beauty of Rome ...this is my "pictorialistic" vison.


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Impressive. The colors go perfect with the theme, giving the right atmosphere and sense of how much time that has passed. Very good choice for todays´s theme. TFS


Hi Dear Teresa
Nice post processing you've done on this shot
The cold color tone in the entire of image present a dismal atmosphere while the warm tone highlight on the front stone is an exception and eyecatching
Just the white tiny line between columns bothering the eyes
Best wishes

I think that this works very well for the theme - minimilist composition and wonderful light and colour!!! The vignetting works well too in focusing our attention on the fr statue..

Nice shot...


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  • Mravka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 203 W: 0 N: 270] (8806)
  • [2010-06-11 23:27]

ова е фасцинантно!!
ми се допаѓа кога фотографиите имаат личен печат, кога се отскокнуваат и на посебен начин се разликуваат од останатите кои за предмет го имаат истиот објект, и кога и без да го видиш потписот знаеш кој е авторот..едноставно го чувствуваш
ова е таква фотографија!
поздрав, билјана

Hi Teresat
I'm not sure about the theme but this picture looks like a painting. amazing play of light and shadows. fascinating ancient items; statue and columns.
perfect pp work.
I like the artistic approach.

Hola Teresa
Creativa imagen con una edicion muy bien empleada que da vida y luz a la piedra haciendo que sea un elemento con fuerza y protagonismo y no un simple adorno , excelente composicion , felicidades

Buen fin de semana
un saludo

Bonjour Teresat
Cette vision du pictorialism me plait beaucoup avec cet effet de colorisation d'une photo B&W comme à l'époque.Les couleurs sont vraiment semblables à celles de cette technique de colorisation et le sujet me parait bien adapté.Bravo!Catherine

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2010-06-12 3:02]


Quelle iamge, une ambiance grandisoe ce colonne, avec la vue sur la statue en fond, la maîtrise de lumière, ce jeu entre le ombre et la lumières, splendide.

Merci et amitié


Hello Teresat,

Although this is in colour, I think it subscribes to the mood of 'pictorialism' by the minimalistic scene and the fact that it has been strongly adapted in the dark room (PS) to produce this shot expressing mood.

Have a good w/e,
Bev :-)

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2010-06-12 3:40]

Hi Tereas
WOW!!! Lovely PP work which has enhanced the colours and the lighting.
It's a superb composition make this a truly outstanding image, TFS

Very impressive

Grande frase Teresa: "Roma tem uma sólida textura" e ela diz tudo o que é essa maravilhosa cidade e diz também da sua sua foto, que mostra, também, que o pictorialismo não é só PB (nós todos que incursionamos no tema esquecemos que naquele período havia fotos pintadas a aquarela e lapis de cera).
Bela contribuição,

Hi Teresat,
What an artistic presentation Teresat!the lighting is very majestic here,the golden glow on pillars looks very dramatic,the depth in BG is well managed,a beautiful vertical framing to cover the FG pillars and a lovely composed pictorialistic presentation.
Best Wishes

  • CMJC Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 154 W: 193 N: 124] (1187)
  • [2010-06-12 13:17]

les pictorialistes voullaient coloriser du Noir et Blanc et ton interprétation avec une vue de la ville éternelle et un sacré travail sur les couleurs est remarquable; peut être un peu moderne pour le pictorialisme année 1900 mais tout à fait dans le raisonnement il me semble; du pictorialisme année 2010 ☺

This is the height of photography, I love the mood you have managed to achieve in this beautiful work, Teresat!

The sharpness and POV are well done and the low-light conditions and a great contrast between the pillars and clouds brings a great mood into the shot.

A great contribution to the Friday's theme of Pictirialism!

Have a nice weekend.

Best greetings,

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2010-06-12 16:00]

Hi Teresat,

An excellent contribution to the pictorialism theme, and much different from the way that I and others have interpreted the theme. This is art in photography, you've done a excellent job processing this shot. The color treatment and vignetting are great.

Best regards,

Tones, contrast, and lighting work very effectively in this shot! Wonderful job.


Ola Teresa,
This is a scene that lends itself so well to Pictorialism , these standing columns of antique Rome are so much older than a century old , we shall never forget that these old stones have been there much longer than anyone of us remembered , they have withstood the test of time ( polution and all ...) , if these ruins had human senses who knows what secrets they would tell the world , history is what they are made of , this is a theme open to interpretation , yours is very personal as you kept colors in it nonetheless my friend you played with the effect very nicely ,the colors are strong , sustained and nuanced all at the same time, they have come alive in all its textures , oh i like the statue framed by the pillars ,a nice addition, well it could be hidden behind a pillar but you made sure it stayed visible as it too was worthy of introducing itself to the world , thank you Teresa for participating to the theme , not an easy one but you delivered this one brilliantly ,
Um abraço ,

Bonjour Teresat,
Vous avez raison ces vieilles pierres sont encore vivantes avec toute l'histoire qu'elles contiennent cela ne peut en être autrement.
J'aime beaucoup votre vision du pictorialisme, le cadrage est parfait et la lumière excellente.
Bon dimanche.

Hi Teresat,
The mood created by you transformed this photo in a very wonderful view. I am totally drawn to the statue framed by the pillars. The dark sky and vignetting added to the total feel of the photo.

bellisima Roma
moody image, reminds me horror movie ")


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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2010-06-13 19:23]

dear Teresa,
it is deeply touching view,
pictorialism or not, that is no matter, this ambience is artistic,
one original and nostalgic ground in our soul is felt in it,
no passing time, nowhere in the world, here our spirits are supported by these columns,
and this dim mysterious light shows us our heart origins are there,
thank you for your excellent picture,

Time travel comes to mind when I see these mystique timeless tones, wonderful framing and creative composition that was applied in capturing this amazing shot! Truly professional, heartfelt photography at its best- A-Class work here and TFS!



Ciao Teresat

Belíssma composição, tua foto me parece
uma grande fotografia para ilustrar capas
de livros ou banner de turismo.
A visão é maravilhosa desta cena e eu gosto muito das sombras
que quase não quer deixar a luz ficar, ou a luz ja se vai embora!
A escultura no meio das colunas é um show!
Parabens, maravilhosa!


Hello Teresa,

Greetings from Beijing....I do love this weeks theme especially your entry. The statue indeed comes alive between the massive columns. Colors and lighting are exquisite. I'd love to go back to Rome to replace my analog pics...Wishing you well my dear.


very mysterious atmosphere, interesting result is obtained here, beautiful and unusual idea for the layout of the sculpture.

HI Teresat...beautiful shot. The towers with the green color behind are beautiful. I like what you did with the post processing.


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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2010-06-16 13:45]
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Olà Teresa!
What a wonderful composition!
Bella la scelta del soggetto, perfettamente in linea con il "Friday theme". Ma, a mio modesto parere, ciò che rende eccezionale la foto sono i colori e la luce: assolutamente straordinari.
A great work my friend, as always :)
Ciao! Um abraço. Vanda

Hello Teresat,

The colours make this photo exquisite. The composition is good and the historicity is presented by the light. This photo is remarkably complex. Great shot.


I love this! It's very abstract and I love the beautiful color here. Very well done Teresa! I am struggling to get back into the swing of things, still very shocked over my mother's death. I guess it takes time for these things.....So much sadness over the whole thing. Hope you are well!

Hi Teresa
Congratulations for your football team
Wonderful historical place
Take care

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  • subs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 0 N: 296] (2670)
  • [2010-06-23 7:16]

Hi Teresat,

The colours suit the theme and mood so well. Beautiful PP work to light up only the mid section of the photo. Fantastic presentation.


Superb !!!

Hola Teresat

Los colores me agradan, las sombras, buen trabajo

Ciao Teresa,

the places that we visit stay in our memory as we have seen them to us.

un abbraccio

Hello, Teresa -
I missed this one while I was traveling. Very powerful and beautiful image. Again, the light in your shots has a magical quality. The deep vignette around the borders gives a certain classic feel to the image. I love how you framed the statue within one of the arches. the cloud floating softly in the background is a wonderful touch. Superb!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2010-07-07 10:54]
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Awesome architecture shot Teresat! I like the mood you created on this one and the very original way you composed it. Very very interresting, well done, thanks!


Muito bom trabalho de construção. Mais uma vez um tema que podia ser banal passou a ter todo o interesse. Um tipo aprende contigo. Isso é bom.

This is a stunning image, and I can only add my voice of admiration to all the others. Extremely dramatic and artistically very accomplished.

Lovely interpretation of my beloved city. This is the temple of Castore and Polluce. You created such a great effect, over the pictorialism, something between many kind of style...



your gallery is impressive ... this picture is very good, highlighted by colors give it dramatic and excellent composition


Hello Teresa.
I like how you have managed the highlight here.
Superb tall fame and fine lighting.
Thanks and kind regards - Jusni

A little dark, but I love the atmosphere and the composition !

Hi Teresa,
Well the colour change has made an impressionistic image.Ligt reflections very prominent and good balance of darks and lights.Well perspected.Enjoy the week end.

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  • Clanyi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 254 W: 7 N: 100] (7129)
  • [2013-10-17 14:14]

Hi! Realy just like a painting. I like it. Well done. Regards Csabi

Hi Teresat, A mysterious image with old ancient structures and columns. Good experimental with lights. Special POV and great composition with strong colour tone. Thank for sharing

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