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a paint of winter mood

a paint of winter mood
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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: 2010-11-14
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Sony Alpha 100 DSLR
Exposure: f/14.0, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dreamy Landscapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-11-15 18:34
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Favorites: 1 [view]
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The grey of these days are heavy for me. I like the desert sand of the beach, but I miss the light of summer days. I can see the poetry of a falling rain or snow but ... my world looks incomplete.

"In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer."
Albert Camus

(I try to" paint" with select colours these empty days).


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To jonathanhart: Um abraçoTeresat 1 12-16 14:17
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To CAROL50: olá dear CarolTeresat 1 11-25 18:13
To Royaldevon: Olá BevTeresat 1 11-23 15:05
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Hello Teresa,

I feel for your loss of heart without the sun. Here, just an hour ago after a week of rain the sun shone her beautiful face for a brief hour as the clouds parted, and then the clouds blew in again, and the rain is back.
Though we know your image is of the beach and the sand, it does appear to be cold and desolate with snow lining the shore. Hmmm, we just cannot get away from the feel of winter once it is upon us, no matter if the sun shines. We know all too well the rain will return with gray skies that spell doom to our spirit, but there is "A BRIGHT SPOT IN ALL THIS, SPRING IS BUT A FEW MONTHS AWAY."

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2010-11-15 22:17]


Fantastiqeu captage, eulle bande de sable quif ait une très belle forme, ce contraste entre les deux plans l'éclairé et ce ciel sombres avec le maisons, quelle composiiton de l'image, splendide.

Bravo et maitié


Bom dia Teresa,
Grande retrato de um estado de alma, sem retórica e muito, muito bonito. Maravilhosa iluminação.
Meus cumprimentos.
R. (*_*)

Hi Teresat
the winter mood is obvious in your perfect presentation.
the B&W version enhances the cold atmosphere.
simple scene but yet so strong.

Hi Teresat.
What a lovely and beauitful overcast scene of this beauitful beach site with a touch of artistic lighting.
Best Regards

Hi Teresat
Excellent landscape and exceptional mood. I want to be there and fill this atmosphere
Best wishes

WOW...Le travail que tu as fait sur cette belle composition est absolument fabuleux.La luminosité de la plage contraste merveilleusement avec le ciel plombé.J'ai d'abord cru,en vignette,qu'il s'agissait d'une plage enneigée...Bravo Térésa!!!TFS.Catherine

Hi teresa.

This is so good and I'm lost for words. An instant fave!


Hi Teresa,

Wonderful capture. Very good handle of the light and a lovely presentation. I really like the B&W, and the bright light of the sand, which makes a great contrast with the dark levels of the sky and the sea.

Very good work.

Congrats and take care,

Excellent composition with wonderful sharpness and light. Makes an interesting image of a desolate place.


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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2010-11-16 16:49]

dear Teresa,
on the dune or the beach, winter and summer are always layered as one imaginative view,
because the sand and the snow are almost similar each other, and the both skys above the sand and the snow are quite empty,
in Japanese, "sky" and "empty" are same word,
thank you for your excellent shot,
I'll post the snow view here tomorrow, it is quite resemble the desert or the shore...

Bonsoir Teresat,
Jolie prise de vue en Noir et Blanc,
beau contraste et détails,
jolie composition et présentation,

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2010-11-16 22:46]

Superb winter ...
I'd love to walk on this empty beach.


Bonjour Teresa
Très beau rendu noir et blanc, bien contrasté sans perte de détails.On dirait un tirage soigné de photographe pro, pour être accroché aux cimaises d'une expo.Superbe atmosphère et beau travail pour rendre la nuit au jour et réciproquement.Et cette citation célèbre attribuée à Camus on la croirait sortie aussi bien d'un livre de Saint-Exupéry, non ?

um abraço et à bientôt...TL a été ici inaccessible pendant plus de 48 heures..

What a strong mood you have captured in this great scene, Teresa!

The well thought B/W treatment to the picture, works well for this shot.
The presence of the white building gets wonderful contrast from the darker surroundings,
Well done sharpness and perfect POv for this nice work.
Great job!

Um abracos,

Hello Teresa,

Empty days ? Do you know, when you post a picture or when you "paint with select colours", you send a part of our life we recognize in this light. Of course, the world can exist without us, like stones ! Thanks to remember us we are not stones !
Um abraço

Hi Teresat..nice shot. You have a great richness with your tones...in this case the sky. This looks like a film shot with increased dynamic range...nice work.


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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2010-11-22 4:12]
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Olà Teresa!
Beautiful seascape captured with splendid light. Great contrast B/W ....at first I thought it was snow.
Sad atmosphere. I am not as sad as you. I think all seasons have colours, fruits and good thing :)
Have a nice week my dear Teresa.
Ciao! Vanda

Very moody! I like the dark dark sky here! Nice tones, the curve of the shoreline is a nice lead in line! Good job!

Hello Teresat,

Your pov uses the lovely curve of the beach to guide the viewer into the shot, where the buildings are well positioned.
There are good textures evident in the sand.

It is sad that the beach does not enthuse you, Teresat. For me, different places and different times of the year evoke memories that I find fulfilling and reassuring. There is always something to lighten your day, if you look hard.

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2010-11-23 22:56]

Hi dear Teresat,
beautiful W&B work.Especially I liked depth in here.Congratulations.Necla.

Ola Teresat! Amazing shot. Fine BW picture. Excellent beach. Interesting cottage. Wonderful goal. Saude!

It's a gloomy winter coming Teresa , you depict it very well here but the light illuminates the land part attractively in this beach scene nonetheless, i feel like you have touched the sand with a magic wand to make it stand more against the almost black sky and sea to give the whole that long gone summer atmosphere yet it is as though you have lived it again even momentarily for the time of this picture , now wait till next May for the whole place to be booming again with walkers, i for one would love to tread that sand !
Yes you did something to the sky perhaps some posterization , i recognize the effect and the B&W treatment once more works fabulously for this , great photography my friend ,
A wow shot,

Ciao Teresat ♥

Belo B&W painel!
Uma apresentação original de diversão na praia ..!
Uma visão bem enquadrado das casas, bons pormenores neste documentário interessante!
Enjoy teu Winter.........


Sergio ♣

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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2010-11-26 15:37]

Hi Teresat,
Nice moody look and heavy atmosphere you have portrayed in this image, nice and sharp with good depth, lovely composition and great in B&W. Best wishes

Hello Teresa,
You present us an excellent landscape, beautiful B/W treatment.
Thank you.

gorgeous contrasts :)
efficient processing, it's eye catching.
thanks for your words

Hello Terasat,
I like the mood in this image, looks almost like infra red.
Admire your work very much, you have a good eye.
And your use of Tones is extremely good.
Keep it up.
Best Wishes

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2010-12-23 14:10]

Boa noite Teresa ,
Marvellous Retrato , seu excursão muslin belo sido sendo , as exibições nós seu imagem.
Alegrando Natal.
Os melhores votos.

Hoi Teresat,
This landscape seems to bo on another planet !
Great capture with good contrasts and sharpness.
Good b/w presentation.

A very good photo, good B&W.


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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2011-09-21 4:51]

Olá Teresa,
That's a fantastic drama by the nature is unfolding in this frame. Beautifully caught from nice PoV and luminosity is real exciting. Dark cloudy sky and the sea is relatively calm. Wonderful composition, well done my friend. Thanks for sharing.
Best Regards,

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-03-11 14:07]

Hello Teresa.

Light and dark...good and evil....there is good in evil and light cant work without dark. This image shows how all the elements come together. Your foreground presents itself in contrast of what is behind. Your images always give the mind freedom at wander...and wonder. Very welldone.

Stv :)))

Ciao Teresa, fascinating B&W composition, superb sky, good DOF and fantastic light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Teresat,
Desolate and isolated mood well created with nice depth and details.

Hi Teresat, As I toured your gallery, I found this wonderful B/W picture of this lonely beach. The overcast sky, the quiet empty beach, the isolated house......what a sense of emptiness....great angle and excellent grey colour tones. Thank for sharing

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