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Sleep, My River, Sleep

Sleep, My River, Sleep
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Copyright: Markus Peissard (Heaven) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-03
Camera: Sony A700
Exposure: f/22, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-03 11:29
Viewed: 4478
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 80
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi Folks

That's what my day looked like. Great poweder snow, a wonderful ski hiking tour together with my son that lead us to the summit of the Husegg (2000m) and a romantic spot for our pic-nic near a river hidden under a thick layer of snow. Because of a pronounced danger of avalanches, we had to change our tour early this morning. Indeed, the fresh powder snow was just lying on the hard snow of the underground without any fusion. In these circumstances we avoid slopes with more than 30°-35° declination. But we nevertheless found marvellous virgin slopes that seemed just to wait for us. The slopes of the Husegg are near the famous climbing mountains called the Gastlosen.

Kind regards


N.B. Taken in RAW, converted to .TIFF, color and saturation correction, cropped and saved as .JPG for TN.

NinaM, jesst, smash2707, flashpoint, Ena, Jamesp, JoseMiguel, ramthakur, eqshannon, meyerd, jmp, horia, Silvio2006, uleko, goldyrs, degani, anel has marked this note useful
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To degani: Many thanksHeaven 1 03-01 13:47
To goldyrs: Thank you, too!Heaven 1 02-27 06:47
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Hi Markus

such a cold atmosphier. wow. Nice coposition and very good exposure. In information of photo you mention that it is color shot but its like BW. It is amazing.
well done


Hello Markus,
What a beauty from the snow wonderland of Switzerland!
well captured in a diagonal format with perfect exposure and focus, also in great details!
many thanks for the wonderful notes regarding this sort of places
best regards

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-02-03 12:02]

After reading your noted I thought that ski walk may be interesting (it seems to me I used ski about ten years ago). Today we had snowfal in the morning, but after noon the sun was shinning and the temperature rised again. The morning snow became dark and melting, so we couln't see so wonderful snow pictires like your.
I like your wonderful photo, fantastic snow forms and amazing lights and shadows.

good detail...congr...

Excelente trabajo con la luz y el color. La potencia de la primera muy bien controlada y por ello creo que has conseguido unas formas y texturas expléndidas. Gran belleza y delicadeza del conjunto.
Saludos Markus.

Hi Markus. Nice composition with the open diagonal. Texture looks as smooth as milk. Regards, Yvonne

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2008-02-03 13:03]

Belle composition aux formes agréables. Le choix de cette netteté donne de la douceur au cliché.
Bonne soirée.

kind of beauty visual,the soft snow covers all also the stream leaving alone a winding track..well seen Markus

best regards sERGIO

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2008-02-03 14:57]
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Hi Markus,
Simply great winter scene!

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-02-03 15:37]

Hi Markus

Gorgeous compsotion - well seen and captured.


Hi Markus,
A great image got working only with whites.
I like the composition made with the turns of the river underlying.
The subtle shadows and hues produced on the snow makes of this a very delicate image.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Hello Markus,
This image of snow is sheer poetry. Even your caption suggests that sentiment.
What an appealing selection of frame and what a fine artistic composition!
Well done and thanks for sharing this lovely image.

hello markus,
this is a lovely shot, the exposure has been handeled with perfection, well composed shot,
tfs & regards

For one reason or another...I tend to wait on your images...till others post, then see perhaps what they say. I know how to do this...but I cannot...my eyes are sometimes blinded by other things...such as cannot see the forest for the trees.. I do notice this. You see patterns as smoother than I. In my eye/mind I tend to see more complex and sometimes noisy patterns....and I wonder at that...does all this have any real meaning. and if so how important? Perhaps more than we know or perhaps something our ancestors lost and forgot to pass on...or maybe....I think too much:-)

Totally artistic photograph.I like seeing the greyscale tones.
The way you took it angling from corner to corner is well seen.

Hi Markus,
Looks like you got yourself a new toy. And, what a toy it is. But the camera is just a tool and the owner still needs to work it. And you did marvelously. I love how, what is still visable of it, the river takes me across the photo. The exposure is really perfect, just the right amount of light on the brightest areas. The soft shades across the scene gives the photo great depth.

Hello Markus,
Well exposed, the snow comes with excellent texture and natural colour!
Intriguing composition with a lovely motif!
Pablo -

:-) OK-

Hi Markus,
Magnifique ,comme l'hiver est beau, ici tellement en valeur, je rêve de réussir une si belle composition.

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2008-02-04 11:25]

Lieber Markus,
so jetzt weiss ich was Du getan hast am Sonntag! Du bist wirklich ein Genie im Aussuchen von Fotosujets. Raffiniert: eigentlich ist nicht viel zu sehen, aber das Bild entwickelt sofort Stimmung. Schön gemacht! Ah ja, ich seh noch: die neue Sony!
Ich weiss natürlich auch, was Du am Freitag gemacht hast und ich danke Dir für die schöne Kameradschaft an jenem Abend.
Herzlich grüsst Dich

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  • mrcrow Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 98 N: 194] (3008)
  • [2008-02-04 12:16]

well you certainly get some snow..
i like this for the soft diagonal and textures
a bit marshmallowey and so very pleasing
the snow looks like snow and is full of texture

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2008-02-04 13:21]

Hi Markus,
A gift for the eyes!
TFS, José M.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-02-04 16:09]

Bonjour Markus, j'ai vu le thumbnail et j'ai reconnu ton style. Magnifique et, avec la description de cette journée de ski en prime, c'est vraiment très beau. On croirait voir une sorte de crème épaisse et onctueuse, quelque chose que nous pourrions manger. Tout est parfait et magnifique. Merci!


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-02-05 3:43]
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Hi Markus

So this is how a snow serpent looks like :) Absolutely wonderful!
The composition you managed here is absolutely great - with the diagonal displacement of the stream, while the exposure - although difficult in such cases - is spot-on!
The shadows are also very beautiful and the big DOF you used is excellent, keeping everything in such great focus.
All-in-all: superb artistic shot!

Bravo and TFS

Bonjour Markus,
C'est vraiment superbe! Je crois que c'est la première fois que je vois la neige de cette façon! Félicitations!

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-02-05 5:24]
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Hi Markus,
your images of deep snow create a deep longing in me for such an environment! Once again an image that portrays something that is hard to believe is a landscape and not some sort of abstract sculpture.
Exposure is excellent and the framing perfect, well done my friend,but be careful in the mountains...i hear this year is bad for Avalanches in the Alps.

Hi dear Markus ,
Great shot.lovely composition.it is white and clean.
Thanks for sharing my friend

best wishes

Hi Markus,
Now that's a very nice capture of this sleeping beauty. Perfect exposure to bring out the delicate texture. TFS.
- Nirmal

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-07 19:41]

Hello Markus

A wonderful shot of this seam in the snow.The exposure is well handled.
The lighting is wonderful with lovely bright sparkling fresh powder.
The contrast is very good.
I really like how the drifting snow produced so many planes and surfaces for the light and shadow.
Nicely composed in the frame.It has a lovely artistic look .


Hi Markus,

I always appreciate your eye for simple composition and patterns. Your exposure on this "white" scene is so good. Thanks for sharing it.

Evelynn : )

Hi Markus, splendid composition ful of snow, like a great abstract painting, wonderful light, very well done, ciao Silvio

amazing sleepy river, TFS Ori

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-02-17 3:37]
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Hello Markus,
What a beautiful and strange crack in the snow - maybe there is water trickling below or is this the beginning of the avalanche!
You're so observant - this is a wonderful capture in beautiful light!
Many thanks, Ulla

Bonsoir Markus.
Sans vouloir paraitre gourmand, l'aspect meringué de ta photo ( qui est magnifique ) la rend encore plus belle.

When one sees such beauty in nature, one can't help but wonder 'How great Thou art!'!!
I simply love your work!You just manage to bring out the best of nature,very naturally at that!Than you for sharing!

Another photo which looks like a DREAM's one! Amazing composition with fascinating view. Excellent sharpness and color. Looks so lively. By the way thanks for comment on my misty forest.
hav a nice evening,

Hi Markus,
this picture has a lot of points and they are not enough I think, I give you 1000 points because this is a spectacular image, no more words are needed, just look at it to dream

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-03-13 4:56]
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Guten Tag Markus,
Das ist wirklich ein tolles Bild! Und wie Du die Tücken der weissen Farben gemeistert hast. Das ist schon mit viel Können verbunden. Ein Bild das zu meinen Favoriten wandern wird. Bravo Markus.
Es war sehr nett mit Dir zu plaudern gestern.
Wünsche noch einen angenehmen Nachmittag

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-03-19 6:00]

Hello Markus, very subtle and delicate composition with a perfect sharpness and an incredible exposure, very well done, thanks!


Hi Markus
This is a good example of how you say you like abstract shapes and attention to detail. A very simple composition but stunning in its depth.
I love to see untouched sights like this. TFS

Hi, Markus,

wow, this is the first time I see snow like this. what a nice composition!! thanks for sharing such a wonderful picture!

Man Yee

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