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Larches in the sun

Larches in the sun
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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: 2007-10-29
Camera: KonicaMinolta Dynax7D
Exposure: f/8, 1/30 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Alpine landscapes (Switzerland) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-04 11:29
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Hi all!

As I told in the last posting, my wife and I spent our autumnal holiday on the Moosalp (~2000m) in the upper Valais which is the German speaking part of this canton.

I like to get up early in the morning and before the sun rose I had a little walk while my wife still was sleeping. When the sun arrived, I took this picture and my wife opened the door of the caravan. She was delighted by what she saw. I told her to memorize the colors, because I was afraid she would believe - after the post processing - that they are not natural. Indeed, I didn't change anything...

Thanks to mother nature for offering us such a nice spectacle!

Kind regards


N.B. Taken in RAW, slight level corrections (attenuated the bright tones), added sharpness, cropped and saved as jpg for TN.

PaulH, eqshannon, shabsslg, gracious, Jamesp, anel, fartash, mvdisco, horia, Silke, Kathleen, uleko, pierrefonds, pablominto, lovenature, valy67 has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To degani: ThanksHeaven 1 11-22 22:19
To SunToucher: Untouched nature: illusion!Heaven 2 11-15 00:21
To jignasi: Thank youHeaven 1 11-13 12:29
To Aramok: Back!Heaven 3 11-08 11:46
To anel: ArbreHeaven 1 11-05 03:26
To gracious: FriendsHeaven 1 11-05 03:13
To NinaM: Losing the needlesHeaven 1 11-05 03:09
To shabsslg: ThanksHeaven 1 11-05 03:06
To eqshannon: Golden snow!Heaven 1 11-05 03:01
To jesst: No stress!Heaven 1 11-05 03:00
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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-11-04 11:43]
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Hi Markus,
A spectacular view with so much depth..i see you like the early morning as i do. Your chosen POV down the valley is great and that lone bare tree makes the perfect foreground element. A great shot to sit and stare wistfully at,

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-11-04 13:02]
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I like composition. I like color. Great POV.
I's too tired today to write more...

Waaay cool.. It sure looks familiar. As if I were back in my mountains. yours look a bit warmer in this picture. It might well belie the fact it is colder though. It takes some cold to get those needles colored and then it rains and blows right? And the needles come falling down like golden snow!

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-11-04 16:04]

Hello Markus,
Beautiful picture! So crisp and with great colors
Regards, Dejan

Interplay of light and shade in the morning. Serene and tranquil nature. TFS


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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2007-11-04 17:40]
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Wow, a whole forest of larches in gold. This sight is fantastic and very well captured. I like the gold in the foreground with the blue at the background. Where I live, the larches have already lost their needles. TFS!


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  • RP1 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 154 W: 1 N: 6] (251)
  • [2007-11-04 18:09]

Salut Markus,
Superbe photo. J'aime l'arbre en premier plan, cela donne de la profondeur à la photo.
Merci, Roger

hello markus,
what a beautiful capture, you have used the morning light beautifully, the colours and the contrast in beautiful,
excellent work,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-11-04 23:45]

Hi Markus

Superb tonal essay here. I love the muted colours and
side lighting.


Bonjour Markus,

Superbe paysage, aux contrastes forts;la composition est très soignée.
Merci pour ce bol d'air!


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-11-05 1:21]
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Bonjour Markus,
Quelle lumière! Il faut se lever aux aurores pour voir cela.Magnifique, cette vue plongeante. Je connais très bien l'arbre au premier plan. Je l'ai déjà photographié aussi, mais pas si bien que toi.
Merci pour cette image qui me raconte la Moosalp, faute de l'avoir vue dernièrement.
Bonne journée

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-11-05 6:57]

Hi Markus,
Wonderful shot with such superb details and lovely colours. Fabulous use of natural lighting and warm glow on the trees really does setup a nice tone. It is a spectacle indeed. The cool BG portrays the ambience well. Excellent POV and very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hello Markus
What a wondersul scene you captured,
Perfect composition ,lighting and POV,Welldone.

Good Luck

Hello my friend Markus,
Another excellent landscape photo in the sun apart from the fog with different atmosphere and mood!
well captured with good pov in perfect clarity, beautiful colour and so much details
the exposure and focus is trully superb!
we two really share a lot on photographing subject in atmosphere and mood for the shot!
well done and it's a good shot
all the best to you!

hi Marcus,
Beautiful landscape nicely composed with great colors and sharpness, nice light and contrast and Excellent point of view..
well done.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-11-05 12:58]

Hi Markus and sorry for the delay

This is indeed a splendid landscape with an outstanding perspective! Just as Paul said, the depth here is a terrific element that adds a lot to the composition.
Speaking of the compo, i really like the way you've handled that here, especially with the positioning of that big old tree right at 1/3 of the frame.
The colors and lights/shades are also impressive and lead the eye to every single detail of the frame.
Superb work!

Bravo and TFS

Belle image qui est une bonne publicité pour notre canton.
Bonne journée.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 98 N: 1707] (5458)
  • [2007-11-07 8:16]

Wonderful textures and superb light handling, Markus.
This is fabulous


Hi Markus

what a wonderful patch of light you have caught here. the colours are stunning and the scenery is great.


Hola Markus, primero gracias por tus amables
comentarios a mi foto del saltamontes y el
Tu fotografía sin complicaciones y sobre
todo muy realista con un buen ángulo de disparo.
A destacar la sombra de fondo y fuerte iluminación del primer plano bien controlada.
Conjunto que evoca claramente el Otoño.

Un saludo: J. Ignasi.

Hi Markus.
Wonderful light captured on this landscape, beautiful image. Great POV used to lead the eye down into the valley with a very interesting shaped tree there on the right.


Hi Markus,
Not only is this a spectacular autumn view, it also incorporates a wonderful shaped tree which of course shows the wonderful colors change. I am in envy that you have so much untouched nature surrounding you. I am more and more running into the problem not to be able to find an untouched piece.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-11-14 9:56]

Hello Markus,
Very beautiful view of this Larch forest. The light is wonderful bringing out the colours of the trees. Excellent DOF, fine contrasts and a beautiful composition.
Many thanks, Ulla

Hello Markus.
Wow! Very beautiful. Wonderful light and beautiful autumn colours. Great clarity. Good composition. Very well seen.
Best regards, Steve.

Bonsoir Markus
Quel splendeur, ce décor boisé.
Les tons, la prise de vue... un véritable tableau.

this is really a beautiful picture, correct colours and point of view, many compliments

Bonsoir Markus,

Une belle image de ces arbres et du reste de la forêt, la photo a une bonne composition, profondeur de champs et de jolies couleurs. Bonne soirée.


great forest, TFS Ori

Hello Markus,
Great autumn colours, fading to blue in the haze in the distance!
A well balanced composition, where the angle of light adds life to the image...
Pablo -

Hi Markus
This is an impressive fall landscape. The dark hills in the background are a nice contrast to the rich autumn colours. Mother Nature can be so inspiring. I just love the large Larch with it's gnarled thick truck and artistic branches. Just beautiful!
TFS Janice

It is a natural peaceful beauty picture...Colour detail everything perfect..Thanks to share us beautiful landscape pictures always I find it attractive. Kind regards to you and your wife ..Leyla

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-01-12 12:38]

Bonjour Markus !
En explorant un peu votre galerie, je suis tombée sur cette merveilleuse photo. Non seulement le paysage est sublime, avec ces arbres et ces montagnes, mais la lumière et les couleurs sont tout simplement époustouflantes. Elle rendent la photo unique. Le tout est également très joliment composé. Félicitations pour ce magnifique cliché !

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