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The curtain

The curtain
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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: Plants
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2008-06-21
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Sony A700
Exposure: f/11, 1/40 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-27 12:24
Viewed: 3245
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The curtain

We need the grass
To feed the cattle, to graze the sheep.
It may even shelter northern roofs.
Sometimes, we lay down
On that tender carpet,
The devoted bearer of the flowers.

But who ever cares
About the thousand different haulms,
One more magnificent than the other?

From now on,
The grass is also my curtain.


Taken in RAW, sharpened, saved as TIFF, level corrections,
then cropped and saved as JPG for TN

I took this picture on the Moosalp during the weekend I spent there with my buddies Anne and Dieter (anel; meyerd). While they were "chasing" the butterflies, I sometimes had to come back to "my" world...

Kind regards


nglen, eqshannon, SunToucher, anel, Alex99, PaulH, meyerd, gracious, ramthakur, horia, NinaM, saeedabbasi has marked this note useful
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This images gives me tingles....not sure if it is the image or a breeze that just blew in through the open window.....I do believe it is the image. You do have an almost perfect way with these...if perfection is a word...perhaps not...

Hi Markus,
A great absract photo where the framing is just perfect. I am sure you were really carefull on what happened at the edges of the frame. Love the vibrant colors and the DOF.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-06-28 1:28]

Hallo Markus,
Dachte mir schon, dass Du dieses oder jenes Bild in Deinem abstrakteren Stil gemacht hast! Gräser haben mir immer gefallen, da sie etwa sehr graphisches haben. Dein Vorhang ist geschickt fotografiert, und es nimmt einem Wunder, was dahinter zum Vorschein kommt.
Ein schönes Wochenede und liebe Grüsse

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-06-28 4:22]

Hi Markus.
Nice subject and fine picture. I like precise selection of the DOF, pleasant details of the nearest stems and nice smoothness of the BG. Lighting and colours are excellent too. Subject is so attractive as well as your creative idea. My best regards and TFS.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-06-28 5:44]

Hi Markus. From the small picture i wondered if this was yours. I could see it was a Markus master . This looks like modern art in a London gallery . The straight lines the detail and every shade of green . Light at the top down to dark . well done tFS.

Have a nice weekend .

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-06-28 11:32]

What a great abstract image, Markus!
It's so smooth and crisp at the same time.
Excellent composition.
Superb lighting and perfect exposure.
Once again you prove that you have an excellent eye for a shot.

Very well done,


p.s see my latest post :-)

Hola Markus, muchos días ya sin visitarte ...
Primero muchas gracias por tu taller; me gusta que me critiquen y me corrijan. La flor mejoró; he de aprender a controlar este aspecto ya que muchas veces tengo este problema.
Tu toma, como siempre, con originalidad y mostrando aspectos que a veces pasan desapercibidos.

hello markus,
very nice shot with abstract pattern, the effect of light is nice, good composition and prcise dof has made it even better,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-06-29 19:24]

What an eye-catching and artistic image you have here for us Markus. The colours are good, and the subjects are often ignored. So pleased you did come back down to earth to capture this shot!!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-06-29 20:35]

Hello Markus

The grass can be so beautiful.
The colours are natural and well saturated.
A lovely artistic approach to this subject.
I like the vertical lines in this composition.
Nicely done
Very unique,


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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-06-30 1:05]

Hi Markus,
very nice strong vertical elements to this shot with excellent colourations. I think that perhaps a shallower DOF may have made the grasses stand out a little more in the FG, but it is still a superb shot done in your own inimitable style, well seen and well executed!

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2008-06-30 11:40]

Lieber Markus,

hier ist es, das für mich damals nicht erahnte Wunder. Wie Du erwähnst, hatten wir die Augen tatsächlich anderswo :-) Ich anerkenne neidlos die photographische und artistische Qualität des Bildes. Und das Gegenlicht oder hier Seitenlicht beherrscht Du. Wie gut, dass wir nicht das Gleiche taten.

Beste Grüsse


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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2008-06-30 23:43]

Joli présentation qui sort des présentations habituelles.
Bonne journée.

Hello Markus,
sorry for the delay, kind of busy!
I loved the notes that goes side by side of abstract image of grass!
best dof in good lighting and superb details of the front curtain
many thanks for the sharing
best regards

It is rightly said that the beauty is in the eye of the beholder, Marcus.
You have created an artistic image by choosing the formation of reeds and your title to it is very apt.
I like the composition very much.
TFS and regards.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-07-01 9:06]
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Hi Markus

A splendid abstract shot here and a gorgeous example of what a superb light and a great eye can create!
I love the composition here with all the vertical lines and an exceptional use of the DOF.
On top of all that, a lovely note to go with it!
Simple and brilliant at the same time!

Bravo and TFS

Bonsoir Markus
Bonne idée, et surtour grande satisfaction.
Les couleurs et les formes sont terribles.
Bravo pour le plaisir des yeux.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-07-01 16:54]

C'est définitivement une très belle photo, Markus, et comme c'est intéressant de voir toutes ces herbes sur un seul plan malgré la perspective de l'arrière plan. Tout ce vert et pourtant, toutes ces tonalités créées par la belle lumière. Merci!


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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-07-02 18:46]

Hi Markus,
Outstanding shot - so simple yet so beautiful. The vertical lines creates such an visual impact and the magical light and shadow effect is so creatively handled. Great view and you have to have an artists' eye to appreciate the beauty of this image. Lovely colours and details. magnificent composition. Kudos.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-07-18 19:16]

Hello Markus,
anice and great pattern form by these grasses. Simple but beautiful. The shadow and light management is wonderful. Great composition.


Hi my dear Markus ,
Nice green lines. Lighting and colours are excellent.

Best wishes

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