magic in the air...

© Susana Matos

magic in the air...

Uploaded: August 11, 2004


another beautiful detail from portuguese fields! I was fascinated with these lovely "things" and with the yellow flowers here and there... i desaturated almost everything except the flowers!


Deborah Sandidge August 11, 2004

Creative image, Susana, they look like straw fairies with little flowers! #157193

Dan Holm level-classic August 11, 2004

Beautiful, Susana! The effect is wonderful! #701363

Murry Grigsby August 11, 2004

Looks like an agricultural ballet Su! Very beautiful and well done. Love the touch of yellow, movement and desaturation!! #701438

Donna J. Taff August 11, 2004

Very pretty, Susana!!! #701477

Gail Vitikacs level-classic August 11, 2004

Truly unique and lovely! #701526

Susana Matos August 11, 2004

Deborah, thank you! It is straw indeed! The little flowers were so cute in the middle !
Thank you Dan, I appreciate!
Murry, I loved your comment. I think in my heart it is an Agricultural ballet, yes it is!!!!!
Thank you Donna, for your words and time!
Gail, I am happy you liked it so much, really!
Thank you BP friends, it is late now, I need some sleep, see you tomorrow!
Regards, Su #701549

Cathy Gregor August 11, 2004

This is great, Susana. I love the desaturation and yellow.
-cathy #701558

Darren K. Fisher August 11, 2004

Outstanding job Su, I love the touches of yellow. #701808

William C. Raco level-classic August 11, 2004

This is enchanting, Su!
It looks like a scene out of a fantasy book.
Love the hand made haystacks, the detail, the exposure and tinting, but the flowers......
the flowers are exquistite!
It must have taken hours to do this.
Well worth it, too.
This is gorgeous!

bill #701886

Susana Matos August 12, 2004

Thank you Cathy, Darren, Bill, it is a pleasure to read from you!!!
I am fascinated by the hand made haystacks (thank you Bill, now I know the name) they are like something of another world when we see them all along a large... or small, field!!! They are beautiful, elegant, enchanting, and I photograph them as much as I can because this "old" technique won´t last much longer, very soon we will see the rolls made by machines. Yes, they are also beautiful but nothing comparable to hand made haystacks!!!
I am happy this pleased you!
Regards from Ponte de Lima, Su #702154

Dominique Declerck August 12, 2004

..encore une photo superbe, pleine de mille petits esprits des champs ..

Susana, qui écrit des contes avec son appareil photo!!! #703081

Heather L. Jacks August 12, 2004

This is wonderful...It looks like a place where faries might dwell. Beautiful, inspiring work. #703730

Susana Matos August 12, 2004

J´ai aimé Dominique! Merci!

Heather, you do make me happy with your words! You know how much I love your work!

Cheers from Portugal, Su #703823

Larry Lawhead level-deluxe August 12, 2004

I'm really enjoying this series of yours, Su!! A bit different in 'feel' from some of you other photos, but equally outstanding!



Dolores Neilson August 12, 2004

Susana...I like the surreal quality of this....and has a dreamy feel also. Well done! #704434

Volter Kilch August 14, 2004

Hi Susana!
I love your poetic photograps; I feel a cordiality from your pictures, which is highly likeable.

Brenda W. LaFleur level-deluxe September 13, 2004

Congrats, Su. What an enchanting image. Nice one! #776412

Susan T. Evans level-classic September 13, 2004

Congrats Su, terrific image! #776650

Danilo Piccioni September 14, 2004


Danilo #776717

ilana peled September 14, 2004

I did`nt see it in the first time Susana, and I think the picture`s full of magic. #776739

Kelly Abernathy level-classic September 14, 2004

Congratulations Su - I love this! -K #777160

Donna J. Taff September 14, 2004

Congratulation's, Susana!!!!! #778127

Kathleen Clemons September 14, 2004

Congratulations to you, Su! #778824

LJ Corliss level-classic September 14, 2004

Congrats :) #779671

Paul Michko September 14, 2004

Congrats, Susana. #780022

Paul Conlan September 14, 2004

Very mystical image... congratulations. #780074

Dale Ann Cubbage September 14, 2004

Many congrats and best wishes!

da #781149

Carol Brill September 14, 2004

Susana, congratulations and best of luck! #781324

Karen Engelbreth September 15, 2004

Congrats, Susana! #782289

Robin L. Wehrman September 15, 2004

Congratulations, Susana!! Outstanding image!! #783624

Dominique Declerck September 15, 2004

Félicitations, Susana .. c'est largement mérité!!! #784173

Jill Battaglia September 17, 2004

Gorgeous image Su! Congrats on making the finals!! :-) #787458

Susana Matos September 18, 2004

THANK YOU all SO VERY MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is always a wonderful surprise when we come to our mail and discover we have some finalists, it makes me sooooo happy! But I feel even more happy with your words and presence, that is the most important for me, that you feel something when looking at a photo!
Many regards from POrtugal, Su #788396

Colette M. Metcalf September 19, 2004

Congrats Su!! #790425

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