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Dry \ flowing
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Copyright: Horia Bogdan (horia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-05
Categories: Desert
Camera: Canon 400D Digital Rebel XTi, Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5 DC, Hoya 72mm HMC Circ. Polarizer
Exposure: f/14.0, 1 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Your favorites, Abstract Nature [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-10-14 5:14
Viewed: 3498
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It's been quite a while since i last posted a more abstract shot here on TN, but let's just say that Markus' return gave me the necessary boost :) I hope he will enjoy this photo.

Here you have a close-up of the surface aspect there on the Mud Volcanoes. Obviously the left lower part is an older, drier mud while the upper right part is a flowing one. The rough/smooth contrast plus all the fluid or straight lines really attracted me and i tried to capture the essence of the environment in this shot.

Hope you'll like it and thanks for visiting.

EXIF data :
Camera: Canon 400D
Lens: Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC Macro
Filters: Hoya 72mm HMC Circ. Pol.
Focal Length: 40mm
Shutter Speed: 1 sec.
Metering Mode: Partial metering
Exposure Bias: 0
F-Stop: f/14
ISO: 100
Flash: No
Support: tripod
TOD: about 9 AM
Weather conditions: sunrise

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Parca este captura din avion a unui fluviu murdar...excelenta captura.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-10-14 5:28]

Ce texturi diferite si interesante poate genera noroiul!
Culori interesante, iar fara nota ta, cred era greau de identificat aceasta captura.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-10-14 5:30]

Foarte interesanta. Imi place.
Numai bine

hello Horia!
really a great natural abstract
well cropped and managed...compliment

ciao sERGIO

Ciao Horia, fantastic abstract by nature, splendid composition, very well done, ciao Silvio

Excellent capture Horia, very impresive, beautifull natural colors and great light,
TFS, regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-10-14 8:30]

Hi Horia,need a great class to take pics like that.Impressive composition,wonderful quality of sharpness and colors,i like a lot the crop and the magic light inside.My best compliments,have a nice day,LUCIANO

What a work of art, mate!
Simply awesome!
Love the lines and the graphics!

Hi Horia!

It's simply superb! And you hit the nail staright on its head... it's exactly the kind of pictures I like most. If you look at my homepage, in the Web Gallery 2 (http://www.markus-peissard.ch/Web2fertigneu/index.htm, starting at picture 473), you'll discover a series taken in mud that is quite similar to this picture. The abstract and artistic effect is terrific, the mud creates beautiful shapes held in marvellous colours. When I see a picture like this one I just regret that it is eveneing and that I can't go out searching for similar subjects.

Nature's beauty is everywhere, even in the "ugliest" mud!

I can't resist adding this picture to my favourites!

Kind regards


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-10-14 11:43]

hello Horia,
The colours are absolutely fabulous! Fine and natural colors shown in an vey artitically manner with a wonderful composition. It reminds of course Markus, but it is done in your personal way. Most beautiful!
Kind regards

Buna Horia,
Un adevarat "tablou" de arta abstracta care a depasit granitele fotografiei.
Avand detalii impecabile, o incadrare potrivita si o compozitie reusita menita sa sustina afirmatia anterioara, cred ca este varful de lance pentru aceasta serie.
Felicitari! Este o realizare deosebita.

Not having been here for a long time myself, I too am surprised at the return of Marcus. And this is just his style. You must have been off practicing eh? Since we met last I have a new Leica...so this may be a fun time coming...Keep on posting these technically superior and creative photos!

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2009-10-14 14:57]
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Your shots are so awesome, Horia!
You manage to make a stunning pic from things that most people wouldn't even think twice about photographing and then when you photograph an obivously amazing thing you capture it in a completely unique way!
A cracking abstract!

Well done, mate.


Hi Horia
Interesting capture of the ground with so many different colours and textures. It almost looks like an image from space looking down on the earth. Well done.
TFS Janice

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2009-10-14 20:48]

Hi Horia,
Outstanding abstract shot with such marvellous details. The three distinct layers make this image stand out and I like the light and colours. Superb composition. Kudos.

Salut Horia
Cand am vazut fotografia asta, am zis ca e stilul lui Markus. Si placut surprinsa am fost cand am citit ca Markus s-a intors pt Tn.
Insa, parerea mea e ca ai reusit sa surprinzi 2 "elemente chimice": aur si argint (sau poate mercur, ca e lichid), intr-o compozitie extraordinara. Felicitari.
Numai bine, Oana

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2009-10-16 4:32]

Hi Mate,
the thing that struck me first about this shot, and what i also like most, is it's ambiguous sense of scale...we could easily be looking at a river outlet in some desert region of the planet from a few miles up.
It raises familiar questions for me about aesthetic patterns in nature, about how many different processes often end in the same visual form...often an aereal view of a delta system will look almost exactly the same as a tree without leaves to me...but then it's probably me just seeing conincidences.
Anyway, clearly a shot of high standard, very well framed and well seen too as we expect :o) Thanks for giving me cause to ponder on a few things my friend..

Hi Horia,
That really is a Markus-style photo and certainly belongs to the abstract nature theme. I love how you divided the photo into two parts with the flowing mud as the border between old and new. The slow exposure really captured the movement in the mud flow and even showed the different textures and colors of it. The details are wonderful and you got it totally sharp, which can be difficult with this kind of photo.

Wonderful image. No doubt, Horia. How are you?(almost forgotten:-)
A painting it is. It is abstract but it's also informative and certainly well composed. Matching colors. Well presented. Overall well done.
School report: 10/10 Congrats;-)

Hi Horia

attempt 2 at writing the critique - for some reason the last one disappeared into the ether before making it here...

I really like this kind of 'landscape' showing nature off at a level most people completely ignore or miss althogether. I was trying to work out what i didn't like about this picture and to be honest, I am struggling to find something.

I really like the contrast between the 3 areas of this picture with stark contrast of the lower half against the 'soft' diagonal of the liquid running top left to bottom right.


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