everyday´s Valentine´s Day...

© Susana Matos

everyday´s Valentine´s Day...

Patricia A. Kuniega February 19, 2004

So beautiful Susana! Your composition and selective coloring is wonderful!! It really creates a romantic mood. Great job! : ) #98847

Colleen Braun February 19, 2004

great image, love the coloring... #385775

Theresa McCloskey February 19, 2004

nice Susan - I really like the selective coloring here against the black and white :-) #385810

Kathleen Clemons February 19, 2004

This is wonderful, Su!!!!! #385836

Susie Peek-Swint February 19, 2004

Cool image Su! I see your buds are a little further along than ours! #385851

Jeff St.Onge February 19, 2004

Excellent image Susan!!! #385931

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe February 19, 2004

Very cool Su! Great theme and it all works so nicely together! Jeff #385965

Judith G. Secco February 19, 2004

Wow, this is great, Su. Wonderful image.
Judy #385970

Gabriela Cunha level-classic February 19, 2004

Wow! incredible image, dear Su!
tas por ai no carnaval? talvez te visite...
:) gy #385977

Claudia Kuhn level-classic February 19, 2004

Very nice and well done Su! I like the touch of red. #386080

Kasia Elser February 19, 2004

Great shot! #386156

Stephen Zacker February 19, 2004

WOW.. Superb image. Like the selective coloring and the couple on the bench. Lovely! #386160

Karen Bacon February 19, 2004

This is beautiful Susana!Good job! #386182

Joyce Baldassarre February 19, 2004

BEAUTIFUL SHOT!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE IT. #386193

Murry Grigsby February 19, 2004

You're such a romantic :0) Nice image Su!! #386253

Janice Forrest February 19, 2004

Very beautiful. Nice use of color. #386271

Paul Coco level-deluxe February 19, 2004

A super image, Su. Very well done. #386377

Michael Wehrman level-deluxe February 19, 2004

Nice shot Susana #386456

Linda Murphy February 19, 2004

This is great, Su! Excellent work! #386511

Robert Brown February 19, 2004

Su, this is a very romantic image. Nice work! #386547

Leanne M.E. Boyd February 19, 2004

Susana, this is wonderful!!!!!! #386595

Susan T. Parady February 19, 2004

Nice, selective use of color. Well done, Su!! #386645

Monika Sapek level-classic February 19, 2004

Nicely done, Susana! The splash of delicate colors in this monochromatic image makes it all!

Susana Matos February 19, 2004

Good evening, this is such a wonderful way of arriving home, THANK YOU all, so very much!!
Murry, I am quite a romantic girl, maybe I am discovering it through photography!
Susan, I think winter forgot Portugal this year... or I better guess we will have lots of rain these next monthes, as we have sun, sun, sun since I don´t remember...last year?!
To you ALL, THANK YOU a thousand times for making my end of day so wonderful!
Cheers from Portugal, Su

GABY, conto contigo logo que queiras vir, sábado de preferencia!! Assim no domingo vamos passear. E ficas até terça ou quarta, tá bem?

Ed Isaacs February 19, 2004

Beautiful, Su. #386772

Susan T. Evans February 19, 2004

love it!!! wonderful Su! #386860

Susana Matos February 19, 2004

Thank you so much, Ed and Susan!!
Cheers from Ponte de Lima, Su #386885

Dominique Declerck February 25, 2004

ça, c'est du travail de Maître ... un prix doit recompenser cette superbe création!!!

bravo, Susana!!! #396140

Susana Matos February 25, 2004

Merci Dominique, ça en vaut tout le travail du monde si c´est pour avoir ces superbes commentaires!
Une bonne journée, Su #396781

Uri Rosenberg February 28, 2004

Su, It's a winner!
Uri #400248

Susana Matos March 02, 2004

Uri, wow!! What a compliment! I didn´t got this on my mail don´t know why!! But I am happy I came here and saw your words, thank you so, so much!!
Regards from Portugal, Su #404641

Gabriela Cunha level-classic March 19, 2004

parabens trisados..... esta tem que ganhar!
:) gy #431183

Colleen Braun March 19, 2004

grande.. #431188

Kathleen Clemons March 19, 2004

This is one of my favorites of yours, Su. Congratulations to you! #431527

Dominique Declerck March 19, 2004

"... un prix doit récompenser cette superbe création!!! ..."

et voilà, c'est fait!!! .. et ce n'est pas fini!!! à bientôt, donc...

Félicitations, Susana!!!

Silke et Dom #431742

Donna W. Neal March 19, 2004

Congratulations and Good Luck Sus. #431786

Claudia Kuhn level-classic March 19, 2004

Congratulatiosn Su!! #431982

Franziska Lang March 19, 2004

This is an incredbile shot ... wow. Love the composition and selected desaturation. Congrats on being a finalist and good luck for the final placing! #432054

Paula Lechten March 19, 2004

This is beautifully done, I love it. #432079

Susana Matos March 19, 2004

wow... what a great wellcome home!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don´t really know how to thank you for your wonderful words!!
Best regards from Portugal, Su

Dominique, Merci, si j´aime lire vos superbes commentaires, j´aime encore plus cette façon dont vous avez de me faire rir bien fort en me faisant toute heureuse!! Merci! #432247

Gene Spears March 19, 2004

i missed this one, Susana - beautiful image and effect! congrats! #432257

Susan T. Parady March 19, 2004

Congratulations, Su! #432337

Gary O`Dell March 19, 2004

Congratulations Susana..Gary O #432462

Darren K. Fisher level-classic March 19, 2004

Bravo on this stunning image, the best of luck Su. #432672

Bernard B. Travers March 19, 2004

Great job, Susana. Congratulations and the best of luck. #432811

Nobu Nagase March 19, 2004

Many congratulations, Su!!! #433041

Murry Grigsby March 19, 2004

Congrats Su on your very romantic finalist! Wonderful image!! #433351

Susan T. Evans March 19, 2004

congrats Su! #433493

Peggy Wolff March 19, 2004

Ummmmm......WOW!!! This is amazing! Absolutly perfect! #433785

Marja H. Konimäki March 19, 2004

Beautiful work. Congrats & good luck Susana #434236

James R. Jackson March 19, 2004

Congratulations, Susana! This one is particularly beautiful and creative. Congrats on your other two finalist entries, too! I can already tell that the March contest is going to find you represented in the finalists (and perhaps more, too! Keep shooting! Jay #434272

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe March 19, 2004

Congrats on your finalist Su! Jeff #434298

Susie Peek-Swint March 19, 2004

I knew we'd see this one again -- well done Su!! Good luck! #434300

Karen Bacon March 19, 2004

Congratulations Susana! #434403

Deborah Sandidge March 19, 2004

Congratulations Susana, such an elegant image! #434417

Paula Showen March 19, 2004

Awesome image, Su! Congratulations!!! #434444

Anette Linnea Rasmussen March 19, 2004

Congratulations and best of luck in the
next step, Su!

Best regards
Linnea #434707

Steven F. Son March 19, 2004

Congratulations! Best of luck. Your entire gallery is great. -steve #434763

Barbara K. Breitsameter March 19, 2004

Beautiful! Congrats. #434777

William C. Raco level-addict March 19, 2004

This is sooooooo good, Su.
and so are you.
Congratulations, my friend

bill #434925

Stanley J. Contrades March 19, 2004

Gorgeous job, Susana, along with all of your images! Congratulations!
Stan #434937

Monika Sapek level-classic March 19, 2004

Many congratulations and good luck in the next round with this great image, Susana!

Dale Ann Cubbage March 19, 2004

Stunning, congrats & good luck! #435300

Hasmik Hatamian March 19, 2004

Congrats Su, well deserved nomination. This is a great shot. #435329

Evy Johansen level-classic March 19, 2004

Many congratulations Su! wonderful image! #435449

Abdul Kadir Audah March 20, 2004

I really like 'the mood' of your image here and the title is make more 'different' from other image. You got a style girl!...thanks for sharing it and Congratulations you are on FINAL!!! #435556

Susana Matos March 20, 2004

THANK YOU a thousand times to you all that were so nice to take the time to write your comment down!!! Sometimes we´re lucky and get good inspiration, but the great thing is to share it with you and have such wonderful feed-back!!!
THANK YOU so, so much!!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #435871

Judith G. Secco March 20, 2004

Glad to see this again, Su. Just beautiful. Congratulations.
judy #436050

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe March 20, 2004

Congrats, Su!!!!!!!!!!!! #436120

Adam T. Cowart March 20, 2004

Wow! Nicely done. Congrats!!! #436711

Marta Azevedo March 20, 2004

Wonderfuuuuuuuuuuuuuul!!!! #436924

Susana Matos March 20, 2004

THANK YOU!! You are wonderful!!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #436980

Susan T. Evans March 20, 2004

Congrats on your win Su! #437039

Susan T. Parady March 20, 2004

Congrats on your well deserved win!!! #437064

William C. Raco level-addict March 20, 2004

So glad to see you win, Su

bill #437071

Sharon E. Lowe level-addict March 20, 2004

Congrats Su - lovely image and well-deserved win!! #437093

Judith G. Secco March 20, 2004

So happy that this is a winner, Su. Congratulations to you!!
Judy #437095

Patricia A. Kuniega March 20, 2004

Congratulations on one of my favorites Su! #437128

Kathleen Clemons March 20, 2004

So pleased for you, Su! Congratulations! #437131

Maryam S. March 20, 2004

Congratulations to you!! #437150

Claudia Kuhn level-classic March 20, 2004

Way to go Su!! Big congrats to you!! #437176

June Marie Sobrito March 20, 2004

Congratulations! #437182

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe March 20, 2004

Wonderful, Su!! Good job! #437221

Joy Brown March 20, 2004

Congratulations, Su - great job! #437224

Stanley J. Contrades March 20, 2004

Take an extra bow on this fabulous win, Susana! Wonderful!
Stan #437280

Theresa McCloskey March 20, 2004

Congratulations Susana :-) #437297

Warren Ishii March 20, 2004

A beautiful composition, congratulations Susana! #437318

Brenda W. LaFleur level-deluxe March 20, 2004

Lovely, Susanna! Well deserved win! #437337

Donna J. Taff March 20, 2004

Congratulation's Susanna, It is beautiful!!! #437421

Kristen McKain March 20, 2004

congrats!!!--gorgeous!! #437424

Peggy Wolff March 20, 2004

Congratulations Susana, this was my all time favorite for the whole month! #437437

Peter Anderson level-classic March 20, 2004

Congratulations Susana! #437453

Gene Spears March 20, 2004

congratulations Susana!! outstanding image! #437489

Murry Grigsby March 20, 2004

Congrats on yor win Su!! #437514

Lisa Deaton March 20, 2004

Congrats on the win!!! Beautiful image. Love your stuff. #437535

Terry R. Hatfield March 20, 2004

Hi Su Congrats On Your Win The Womans Touch Shines Through Again! #437573

Hasmik Hatamian March 20, 2004

Congrats Su, well deserved win. #437649

Mary K. Robison March 20, 2004

A wonderful image, Su ~ and a well-deserved win! CONGRATULATIONS! #437673

Marja H. Konimäki March 20, 2004

CONGRATULATIONS Susana!!!! #437766

Lori Ditlefsen March 20, 2004

A big congrats Su! I missed this one and it's just beautiful with wonderful selective color. Well done! #437798

ilana peled level-classic March 20, 2004

It`s the first time I saw this enchanting picture today and it took my
breath away..
WONDERFUL !!! #437816

Dominique Declerck March 21, 2004

Nous vous applaudissons, Susana!!!!

S+D #437847

Mette Vendelboe Allison level-classic March 21, 2004

Congrats, Su! Love your title and the way it makes me see your image! #437893

Karen Engelbreth March 21, 2004

Congrats on your win Susana! #437920

Gabriela Cunha level-classic March 21, 2004

congratulations on a deserved win!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:) gy #437932

Susana Matos March 21, 2004

well, now I don´t know what to say appart that you are wonderful supportive betterphoto members!!!! The pleasure of reading you is as good as being a winner, YOU make this ALIVE!!!!
Regards from Portugal, Su

Obrigado minha amiga, beijinhos da aRRRRRRRRRRdeia, ahahah, num dia de chuva, Su #437935

Colette M. Metcalf March 21, 2004

Congrats! #438022

Darren K. Fisher level-classic March 21, 2004

So very well deserved, way to go Su!!! #438090

Stephen Zacker March 21, 2004

Congratulations Su! #438293

Dale Ann Cubbage March 21, 2004

Congrats Su! This is lovely! You go girl! #438303

Evy Johansen level-classic March 21, 2004

Many congratulations, Su! #438679

Allan L. Whitehead March 21, 2004

Susana, I don't know how I missed this one the first time around, however, I just wanted to take this opportunity to say congratulations on your terrific win, a job well done and very well deserved - Allan #438908

Gary H. Minish level-deluxe March 21, 2004

An excellent job of selective coloring and a beautiful image, Su! I missed this one somehow, but I'm not surprised that it won. Congratulations :-) #438940

Elizabeth A. Zibas March 21, 2004

Congrats Su. I like the story that this one tells. The selective coloring makes this one so beautiful. Nicely done. #439076

Ellen Peach March 21, 2004

A BIG congrats, Su....excellent work! #439428

Michael F. Millay March 21, 2004

Su - First - Thanx for your Comments on my
"Homestead Memories" Photo.
Now - YOUR Photo (Winner) is.....
WAY Far Cool !! Sooooo Creative !!
I am Very surprised at :

1. You included NO info on How - and "Tech. Specs." about this Image (as requested on BP Upload Page) and -

2. A Thousand Well-Deserved Compliments on this Image, Yet... NO ONE seems to want to Know (As I Do) HOW this was Done !! i.e. :
Digital Filters ? Color ADDED, or Subtarcted ?
In - Photoshop ?

Fill Us In ?
Sooooooooo Creative !!!! EXcellent ! M.M. #439659

Pu Chen March 21, 2004

This is so beautiful! Congratualtions, Su! #439724

Bernard B. Travers March 21, 2004

Big congrats. Su. #439739

Susana Matos March 22, 2004

well, you certainly made of me a happy girl with such wonderful words from the begining!! THANK YOU indeed for such postitive reactions and for taking the time to write them down,it counts a lot. Time is something WE NEVER HAVE ENOUGH, and us photographers, we always have good reasons to be outside, isn´t it? So, I appreciate indeed this time you spent here sharing your visions of the world to make this site so alive!!

Michael, I think this image has just a selective coloring, nothing of unusual, the more important thing here is that you look at your picture and think: which detail really caught my attention for me to shot this? And then you use PS and your imagination to make that detail visible upon the others on your image. Here I was trying to catch the flowers that were lighten by a beautiful sunrise light and the background with the lovers sitting there, and all the calm ambiance. But, the photo was confused for others, too many things, so I began thinking about a way of showing what did impressed me that moment. I selected the flowers that caught my attention, then select>inverse, go to hue/saturation and put saturation on zero on everything but the flowers I selected. This way you can now look to the image and see two levels, and also understand the photo. On the desaturated part I applyied the diffuse glow a little. You just try it on a photo where there is a particular detail that made you shot it, I have another example more recent in my gallery : "world of the mind # ".
Thank you for your positive feedback!!

Cheers from Portugal, from little Ponte de Lima, Su #439751

Doug Benner March 22, 2004

Beautiful, Su. Many congratulations!! #439809

Patricia Marroquin March 22, 2004

Thanks for your explanation, Su. You have a very creative mind! Congratulations on your win with this beautiful image! :-) #440298

bob cornelison March 22, 2004

It's all been said and the fact that you have so many responses says alot! You have many friends here at BP and I bet you don't even know them except through their photos and comments here. I feel I'm getting to know a few people here, including you, just from all of the comments they make. Congrats from me to you...Great shot! #440510

Leanne M.E. Boyd March 22, 2004

Congratulations Sus! #440733

Christopher Del Negro March 23, 2004

This really stirs emotion, just beautiful. #442135

Janice Forrest March 23, 2004

I am thrilled to see this beautiful shot as a winner. Congratulations. You deserved it. #442256

Monika Sapek level-classic March 23, 2004

Many congratulations on your Second Place Win, Susana!

Susana Matos March 25, 2004

THANK YOU SO, SO, SO MUCH!!!! Your words are indeed greatly appreciated!!
Best regards from Portugal, Su #445236

Robert Brown March 30, 2004

Su, Congratulations on your winning shot! I thought it was terrific when you uploaded it.

I've just returned from my 10 days in Portugal (spent 3 nights in Ponte de Lima) and had a wonderful time. More later . . . #455016

Mary-Ella Bowles level-deluxe April 02, 2004

This just popped onto my screen when I logged on to BetterPhoto - what a lovely way to start the day! I love the delicate colors of the flowers, and the softness of this romantic image. A belated Congratulations on your win, Susana! #459870

April 04, 2004

Este teu trabalho está Lindíssimo...!!!Feito com muito bom gosto e demonstra a tua grande sensibilidade para transportar certas emoções para a fotografia...
Parabéns pelo Merecido destaque...!!! ;)
Bjinhos amiga Susana ***
Maxi. #463504

Susana Matos April 08, 2004

Thank you Robert, you will have to tell me a little about it!
Mary Ella, I loved to read your words!! I really felt the emotion it made you feel, that´s wonderful!
Maxi, obrigado, que boa surpresa!
Beijinhos, Su #469484

Gabriela Cunha level-classic April 18, 2004

obrigada, dear Su, por me ofereceres uma impressao desta foto como prenda de aniversario! sera uma optima capa do nosso livro, verdade???
:) gy #490212

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Lovers in Ponte de Lima

Uploaded on February 19, 2004

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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