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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: 2008-03-09
Camera: Sony A700
Exposure: f/11, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Ice in any shape!, Abstract ice formations [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-15 11:12
Viewed: 5221
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi all!

Saturday evening, time to chill out? He, he, he! Not this evenenig! Tonight, it'll be creepy! I want you to feel the cold breeze on your neck! May your dreams become nightmares, where the frozen fist will catch and crush you like an egg...


Deadly kisses from Nostromo

Alien, the Chestburster

N.B. RAW, level corrections, attentuation of the bright tones, sharpness; had to crop it.

Kind regards


valy67, mariki, Jamesp, nglen, anel, horia, PaulH, eqshannon, SelenE, NinaM, meyerd, gondox, cicindela, goldyrs has marked this note useful
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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-03-15 11:17]

Very, very good shot Markus!
The DOF here is excellent!
Excellent clarity and sharpness.
Great lighting.
Superb composition.
Exceptionally well done!
Straight into my favourites!


Bonjour Markus,
C'est encore une photo tout en originalité. Bien vu!

Hello my friend Markus,
This is a real fine and artist composition of nature!
good close up with perfect lighting and superb details on the frozen fist!!
my respect and compliment to you for a wonderful posting!!
many thanks for sharing

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  • rdfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 719] (3295)
  • [2008-03-15 11:48]

Bonjour Markus
Excellente composition, très originale, très belle lumière et motif, bravo
Amicalement Robi

I'm not sure about your note : P It is "creepy". I can see that you have fun with ice. I also find nature's ice sculptures quite amazing and often beautiful.

Evelynn : )

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2008-03-15 13:06]

Hello Markus !
Wow, this is a strange and very unusual picture ! Really great ! I love the shape, the textures and the play of light on the ice, it is making wonderful patterns, like glass. Sharp details, beautiful composition and POV. Very well done !

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2008-03-15 13:58]

Hello Markus,

Very artistic picture! We can only say that we love or not. Technically perfect. Excellent light and sharpness. Wonderful contrast between bright and dark.
Very well done,

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-03-15 16:19]

Hi Markus

Aother superb macro composition. The lighting and focus are excellent.


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-03-16 7:35]

Hi Markus,
Another outstanding artistic shot and those ice have formed into some interesting and fabulous sculptures. Wonderful lighting effects and the exposure level is perfectly handled. You really are making this icy weather count and will definitely miss winter. Very cool and pleasant composition. Kudos.

* A big THANKS for your wishes on my 200th post.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-03-17 0:18]

Lieber Markus,
Lustigerweise sehe ich hier Eisfüsse und keine drohende Gebärde.Bin halt eine Optimistin. Erstaunlich doch, was der Zufall so bilden kann. Wie immer Topqualität der Aufnahme. Für mich sind alle weiss/grau Nuancen von grosser Schönheit. Schlichtes, eindrucksvolles Bild.
Einen guten Wochenanfang und liebe Grüsse

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-03-17 4:39]
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Hi Markus

Sorry i haven't had any time for TN recently :( and i only found a small break today to attend to some of the superb posts i missed lately...

I had to pass by your gallery and i saw that you've posted another interesting abstract...always a pleasure to see what you can come up with my friend :)

A bit of a different approach for you on this one ;) I see you still clinch on to the winter... Well, i hope for your sake that up there in the beautiful Swiss Alps it will still be nice and cold for how long you want :)
This to me looks like a lovely ice sculpture - one smoothly polished by the passing winds and waters. The round even surfaces created make a rather minimalistic shape - good for placing in any room of the house or even a museum :)
The very small color palette here adds to the drama of the scene, while the DOF that you chose is terrific and keeps them all under a great sharpness level.
A very nice and truly original work, my friend!

Bravo TFS and take care

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-03-17 4:48]

Hi Markus,
your post made me laugh to my myself! An entertaining and 'chilling' post indeed...that also just happens to be of very high quality, both aesthetically and technically.
Thanks for this, nice work!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-03-17 9:54]

Hi Markus. Missed your picture yesterday have been in london for a few days. the ice in this picture has been rounded by the sun giving the look of a hand . well thats in my eyes and mind !!. great detail and use of the light. well done TFS.

Again it reminds me of whiskey...but today is OK..I am drinking green ale...seriously...

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-03-17 19:21]

Hello Markus

The crystal art is beautiful.
Well captured with sharp detail and lovely focus.
Wonderful use of lighting.
Well composed in an artistic manner.


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  • lizzie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 207 W: 0 N: 605] (2855)
  • [2008-03-17 19:33]

Hi markus,

Beautiful composition, original and unique and so are your notes!!!
Well done!


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-03-18 0:58]

Hi Markus,
It's a beautiful detail. Clarity, sharpness, and lighting through the ice look so nice. TFS

Hello Markus,
This is a very interesting image, all that one really needs is an imagination for a catalystic effect for creation. The shapes you capture offer so many wonderful ways of viewing this spectacular image that has been well composed and exposed. TFS :)

Hallo Markus,

ich liebe Deine Experimente mit Gegenlicht. Du stimulierst mich dazu, auch eines zu wagen und auf TN zu laden. Aber Du meisterst die schwierige Technik besser. Eine gemeinsame Photoexkursion wird dringend nötig.
Beste Grüsse

Hello Markus,
As always it is amazing the ice creations nature provides!
The wonderful play of light adds to the beauty, and the point of view is well chosen the get the most out of the display...
The subject is well framed with fine details!
Pablo -

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-03-19 7:36]
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Mon cher ami Markus, à force de surfer à droite et à gauche, on oublie parfois d'où on vient et on n'y retourne pas... pour y revenir plus tard et me voilà! Encore une fois, c'est superbe et tellement bien photographié, techniquement impeccable et surtout, ton don de trouver exactement ce qui doit être photographié. C'est drôle parce que je vois des pieds, des billes et rien qui me fait peur! Très belle photo, inspirante et bravo à ton talent,


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  • gondox Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 356 W: 65 N: 342] (1585)
  • [2008-03-19 13:40]

Hi Markus!

It's very nice to take a short visit on TN despite you're trying to scare me off when I see such nice images! :)
The dramatic smoke-like bg sky fits very well to your concept, and to your mutant alien! I think his drinking from a bottle...
Perfect job again, not only in seeing but in quality you're never decreasing!
Probably till april 7th deadlines won't let me go out to the woods so please keep supporting me with your beauties ;)

Best regards,

Hello Markus!
As I see in your gallery a nice collection of very artistic pictures was overloked by me. Please be sure that I'll be back here soon :)
Anyway, this picture is very artistic and has beautiful sharpness and DOF. You controlled light in professional way. The title is very suggestive too :)
Best greetings from Poland,

PS. I'll be back :)

Intéressante présentation pleine de charme et de délicatesse.
Bonne journée.

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  • Bass Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 173 W: 0 N: 233] (974)
  • [2008-03-23 9:27]

Hi Markus,
jejejeje i used to play with ice forms when i was little. Now i try to play the same with my ski pupils... it´s very funny.
It´s a great shot: good light, POV and textures. i love those greys colours over the dark BG.
Great work!
have a nice day

Wonderful texture and lines - especially the repetition of curves. I like the mystery you create in the everyday.

Primero, gracias por tus amables comentarios Markus. Tu toma , como las últimas de tu serie, llena de original y esta especialmente cargada de sensiblidad al saber apreciar la belleza en el simple hielo. Bien compuesta y un buen trabajo con la luz.
Que tengas una buena semana:

Josep Ignasi Tejedor.

Wow, Markus!An awesome shot with razor sharp focus, and perfect lighting!
And your note is spooky!;)

Bravo Markus
je ne savais pas que tu étais souffleur de verre...
Cette prise de vue est exemplaire par sa lumière.
Merci beaucoup

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-04-22 4:52]

Salut Markus,c'est un autre incroyable photo,c'est extraordinaire la reflection de la lumiere et les couleurs! Mes compliments pour l'excellente qualite',merci de partager,Luciano

Hi Markus
I have enjoyed visiting your gallery...this is my favourite. Lovely macro with intriguing detail with the edges of the ice.

This is a not ordinary picture...This is a amazing .....Excellent shot...I like it...Thanks to share...Best Wishes, Leyla

BRAVO!:)))picture is beautifoul!
I give you as an gift an song from Dalmatia (Croatia) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qwY7MGwpXc&feature=related

Ciao Markus:)))))

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-08-18 0:57]

Hello Markus,
lovely crystal and great sharpness. The colour is fine and pleasant.


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