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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: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2008-09-06
Categories: Portrait
Camera: Panasonic FZ18
Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-06 12:17
Viewed: 2694
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Usually, my portraits are pure stolen moments ... sometimes we made expressions just for little seconds,... we became so strange... so alone...so empty.
Deep inside us there is a story to this look.
Sometimes, trough "the window". we don´t see anything.
We became a wall...just sometimes.
So lost.

(I would loved to catch better the hands and the light ...but when moment comes we can´t loose it. I tryed to work light effect to make this portrait better. Converted in B/W and resized to TL)

In memory of a friend


cunejo200, mesquens1, milas, burak28, Saba, mvdisco, harpya, shelbeesmom, dilshan74, ciore, chrisJ, brubar, Beger, jusninasirun, mushtaqhussain, CAROL50, inaam, parasbhalla has marked this note useful
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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2010-08-06 13:16]

Hi Teresat,
Excellent moment caught, lovely light, it does not detract from overall shot the hands are not in any way detracting from this image of loneliness of a lost boy, nice tones and a superb B&W. Best wishes

an expression of a thousand words......

Excellent composition! Great contrast and good use lighting, you captured a very pensive mood. Good pov, well done, tfs.

perhaps this picture can also be titled as expression.As it is full of expression.One of the best portrait of the day.tfs

Very good portrait. The light varies well between top amd bottom of the shot and the fact that the face is half hidden in the shadows gives a pleasing mood...
Overall the image is sharp and a generally plain black BG works well to isolate your subject. There are a couple of 'spikes' of something behind his shoulder (to our left) that could be cloned out - otherwise a splendid portrait.


Hello Teresa,

The emotion shown on this boy's portrait is so overpowering that I did not even notice the cut appendage as you mentioned in your Note. I do like the dark tone atop, there is good contrast. What could he be thinking - one wonders. This is a sensitive and artistic work much to my liking. My best regards dear.


Bom dia Teresa,
A lembrança de um amigo que se perdeu não podia ser mais triste, nem mais comovida. Nem chega a ser um grito de dor. Mas é pungente.
Por tudo isso não vou pontuar, embora lhe diga que é uma imagem magistral.

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2010-08-07 12:59]

merhaba dear teresat...
ilginç bir çalışma geldi bana
siyah beyaz güzel bir çalışma olmuş selamlar

Hi Teresat..I love the way you work with light...you are an artist as well as a photographer. Your light is great. If you want to play more with it use the Adjustment Brush and paint with different exposures in different parts of the shot...if you have any trouble email me at: [email protected] You will need at least CS4 to do this...


very beautiful

Hi Dear Teresa
How are you?
Impressive capture and mood
Excellent mood

  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2010-08-08 5:45]


quel portrait, quelle attitude de ton sujet, ce jeune avec une très belle position et surtout l'éclairage est fantastique ce rayon qui éclaire une partie, grandisoe.

Bravo et amitié


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2010-08-08 7:30]

Hello Teresat, you have your own style and you're doing a fine job. I love this sensible portrait, a fine image of a touching moment. well done!


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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2010-08-08 7:58]
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Hello Teresa :)

This boy's beautiful, splendid portrait.
You applied here splendid light,
realization is admirable and very showy.
It pleases me very...I congratulate realization!

With best wishes.

Muy buena, magistral...saludos

Hi Teresat,
Again a beautiful composition in Black & White,
great contrast and light,
well presented and oomposed,
A great Teresat portrait,

I love these moody portraits of yours !


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  • Reflex Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 639 W: 205 N: 43] (1347)
  • [2010-08-13 11:15]

Hello Teresat,
Very nice expressive portrait ! The gaze in the dark emerge with the light in the foreground. Well done !
Kind regards

Ola Teresa,
Çok güzel bir S/B portre çalışması.
Çocuğu harika bir şekilde pozlamışsınız.


  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2010-08-14 7:42]

Ciao Teresat

Lindo portrait desta criança,
O gradiente escuro acima da cabeça que vem
descendo uma leve luz ao olhos da criança
foi de um bom gosto e com imagem de alta
Uma captura de um mood bem pensativo.
Belíssimo B&W



Lots of emotion here Teresa! So good to see you here. Love the feeling this picture has. Only BW works for this! The emotions are left to the viewer! I like that!

Dear Teresa
Worry face with that special light effects you've provide by pp works creates excellent "lost" mood
The dark side of above the frame is looks like the shelter which the kids probably search for

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2010-08-17 22:07]

Hi Teresat,
beautiful portrait.Nice moment you catgh on his face.Beautiful light.Very good W&B work.Congratulations.Necla.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2010-08-19 14:19]

Olà Teresa!
Very nice portrait, with splendid light.
Excellent details. Your picture excites....
looking at this young boy I read in his wonderful, dark eyes some sadness. I feel sad me too. I think too much children are suffering in the world.
Congratulations my friend for your great work!
Ciao! vanda

Stunning portrait with a priceless expression and a mood evoking effect with the partially lit face. Great inspiring work!



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  • ciore Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 727 W: 3 N: 118] (2478)
  • [2010-08-30 9:56]
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.. glance is so deep. deepest mirror unable to be read totally.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2010-08-31 8:47]

Hi Teresat

Effecrtive tight framing & a good tonal range. Nice capture of a pensive mood. Tfs!

Ciao Teresa,

l'abiltà del ritrattista stà nel cogliere l'attimo con la massima espressione.
Gli occhi ci sono, e dicono che il ragazzino è a mille chilometri di distanza.
Ottimo lavoro!

Un abbraccio

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2010-09-09 20:24]

dear Teresa,
an excellent capturing of mysterious face and figure of the boy at moment,
we have both cheerful and sorrowful, manic and depressed, and lighted and dark sides in not only deep minds but also superficial expressions...
the boy in adult's soul, and the aged adult in boy's spirit are couple of ambivalent natures of us and in this anxious atmosphere,
thank you for your splendid shot,

Nice B/W portrait...
well done

Hi Teresa,
it really doesnt matter the light here, you greatly caught the moment, and we can feel it so deeply...

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2010-09-26 11:28]
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Hi Teresa,
I was sure I already to have commented on this photo.
Not too late, I hope!
I don't repeat what other members said on this, all comments are right! I just, thank you for the precious contribution you give on the site. Your work is always made with your great sensitivity and artistic sense. This portrait is a supplementary proof!

Hi my friend
Wonderful light and B&W work.Great composition.

  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 452 W: 66 N: 1002] (10644)
  • [2010-10-28 21:58]

Boa noite Teresat,
Very good perspective of an interesting dayly life scene.
Good B&W and sharpness.
I ama fa of your photos. I like the way you look the world.
Um abraço

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  • JoMo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 4 N: 125] (788)
  • [2010-11-03 22:03]

Hi Theresa,
I had a quick browse through you photos, and you have a nack for capturing mood beautifully!
This image is a prime example: timing, lighting and proccessing all combine to create an emotionally stirring portrait!
Absolutely stunning!

Hi Teresat. Beautiful capture of the ambiance. The tight framing looks good and thanks for sharing. Regards. Jusni

Hi Teresa.
A lovely mood is captured here with his deep thought and the lighting is as usual artistic.
Best wishes

In this instance I don't think the chopped fingers is a problem at all - the composition of the shot flows beautifully and the subject's eyes are in a very powerful part of the frame.

Your light effect here works reasonably well, although I would think, perhaps dim the reflective part of his arm and knee as well.

I'm sorry for the loss of your friend.


I am so surprised that i have left this image without a comment , sometimes i wonder where is my head yep , this is one of your best work my friend ,the boy's expression is priceless , captured in the shortest instant , a pose like this you do not get the chance to click at so often ,you did ok to catch the moment and fix whatever needeed be fixed up in PP later ,i do react just like you ,doing portrait candidly is no easy thing because there is no time to set up anything , i push in the button and hope for the best outcome , hi hi !
Well depicted in your note i also see emptiness in the young kid's stare , melancholy shows through , your B&W treatment is so judicious , in fact what medium can substantiate and evidence such state of mind in a superior way , hum none else can do it better than B&W ,i congratulate you for having made that proper choice . Worry not about the light ,it has exposed/brightened enough of the BG to be intersting and in such a manner that what i am able to see reflects the ambience/atmosphere thus created , nice overall feel ,a very likable image , be proud of this one my dear,
a lovely photograph presented in respect with the loss of your friend , a great tribute to that person ,
Um grande abraço ,

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2011-03-15 16:46]
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A haunting portrait Teresa,I hope the future brought some happiness into his world.For one so young,he looks like he has the problems of the world on his shoulders.I like your light & dark tones, they add to the mood you captured with this striking image.
Best Wishes

Lovely shot showing a boy engrossed and lost in his own world. Gr8 frame and nice B & W pic. Thanks and rgds.

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2011-09-29 8:18]

Olá Teresa,
An expression from a child is beautifully caught in this frame. Monochrome is providing nostalgic mood and luminosity is amazing. A wonderful protrait, well done my friend. Thanks for sharing.
Best Regards,

Strong emotions with heart-touching looks of this cute boy, Teresa!
Another wonderful contribution from your side.
I like the way the child is intensively busy in some thoughts - May be they are positive or negative - One can't judge.

Anyways, you managed to catch the message you wanted to convey in this picture.
Well done!

Um abracos,

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-07-25 13:39]
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Hi Teresa,

Ive lost my way home
ive lost my friends
ive lost my seenses

ive lost my family
ive lost my heart
ive lost my will

ive lost my soul
but i refuse to lose you

A gem of a thought evoking image.......love the tone.

Stv ;o))

Ciao Teresa, sad portrait of cute little girl with intense expression, beautiful B&W, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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