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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: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-10
Camera: Sony A700, Minolta AF 28-70 f 2.8
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/80 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Alex99's favorite shots [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-27 11:36
Viewed: 3457
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi all!

I know, the title may surprise, but the picture somehow reflects how I see and live TN for the moment. On one hand, it's bright and shining. The surface is smooth and reflects the blue sky. On the other hand, it's melancholic and mysterious, it hides or contains something dark and inconceivable.

But I want to believe that the brightness will prevail and the common sense will win. I'm looking forward to seeing all the TN members that have left to posting again their marvellous pictures and valuable contribution.

The picture has been taken during a hike in the near of the village of Düdingen in the Kanton of Freiburg in a well protected biotope.

Taken in RAW, sharpness and level correction before the import into PS, then attenuation of the bright tones, saved as TIFF, cropped and JPG for TN.

Kind regrads


nglen, jaycee, aes_thor, lousat, eqshannon, mohaiminawang, peter_stoeckl, anel, ramthakur, uleko, MMM, jlynx has marked this note useful
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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-07-27 11:41]
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Hello Marus. I like the way you have taken your feelings and transfered them itto a picture we can see, I like the refections im the water with the blue and gloden colours. Each day is different !! TFS.
Nick.. I hope your hand is getting better,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-07-27 11:55]

Hi Markus,

What a wonderful way to express your feelings! A beautiful scene with wonderful colors, clarity and reflections.


Hi Markus,
nice, very clear, good colours. Interesting composition.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-07-27 13:35]

Hi Markus,finally something to different on TN,very excellent idea and great realisation,beautifull reflection and nice colors,my best compliment,have a nice week,Luciano

Thank you for putting our feelings into words and image. Sometimes reflections make it difficult to discern between what is real and what is imagined. Maybe time will bring clarity and things will settle down. At least your water is calm and the image clear. I think the TN waters are not so calm and the reflection may be fractured. I hope the weather report is calm days ahead! I like your photo...nice sharpness, color and light.

Evelynn : )

I think perhaps you hit the nail on the head Markus...Welcome to America:-0 I said that with a slight twizzle in my mouth..Having spent a lot of time writing letters and such I have now come to the conclusion that the darkness part of your photo is American Capitalism at it's best....you would have to write me to ask...
You know some things which show in your photos as good as anyone. Your images grab emotions and if they do not then you send them the right feeling in your notes...In an advert sense this is super...If it works for what we Americans call "Wall Street", then it can work for the common photographer as well..
Your image today reminds me in truth, of the VERY first image I took on a digital camera...although mine of course was not the same as this..this is much better technically because we are not working with pinholes in boxes any long...and it shows off so much Markus....you are a gem...not a gem in the rough, but as close to a pure heart as anyone...Very nice way of showing your new chevron! I just gave you one in case you didn't know!

Hi Markus,
So good for me to have caught this post.
Your images always transmits more feelings and emotions than any other thing, that's something I appreciate a lot.
And you have putted it on very clearly, and that's the way it is.
A very appropriate dedication to ALL the TN community.
Hope you will get over with that pain pretty soon, and thanks so much for post this picture.
Warm regards,

Hi Markus,

I like to try this kind of shot. You put deep feeling and sensitiveness on it,how the reflection juxtaposition on the subject are very smooth and nicely framed,great composition.TFS.


Lieber Markus,
spannende rhytmische Akzente der Schilfblätter, und sehr feine Farbkontraste aus gedeckten Ocker- und Blautönen. Vielfältige Perspektiven, der Blick auf den Grund des Wassers wirkt rätselhaft und beruhigend sogleich. Unergründlich wie die meisten der wirklich spannenden Dinge im Leben.
Ich freue mich, dass Du wieder sendest und schreibst - Hand wieder gut?
Mit Dank und herzlichen Grüßen,

Bonjour Markus
Très joli tableau, très belle composition.
L'idée des reflets sur le devant, du derrière, ainsi que la flore arrière qui se double sur la flore avant...(rire)
Grand Bravo

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2008-07-28 22:41]

Excellent tableau abstrait.
Bonne journée.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-07-29 0:53]

Hi Markus.
Superb art work from you. Highest skill plus excellent camera plus top lens and as a result amazing picture. I also welcome exact title for it. Great reproduction of the water plant, details of the bottom, sky and bushes on the bank. Bravo. Perfect job.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-07-29 1:35]

Lieber Markus,
Da hast Du wieder etws Erstaunliches vollbracht. So ein klares Bild habe ich wohl noch nie gesehen. Mit meinem neuen Bildschirm siehe das Wasser fast real aus. Sehr spezielle Aufnahme, mit einem Ineinandergehen von Himmel, wasserfläche und Tiefe..da kann sich das Auge fast verlieren.
Mit herzlichem Dank
Gruss ins Freiburgerland

The cyber space occupied by TN is a cosmos unto itself, Markus. It is a living entity and by virtue of it, it is prone to metamorphosis.
Your image is abstract and you have deemed it representative of TN. I agree with you.
Thanks for sharing this thought-provoking image.

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-07-30 0:56]

Amazing picture!
Whan I was a child I liked to look inside the water. It seems to me that we can always find something mysterious in such pictures

Hi Markus!

If I took a shot of this same thing it would have been only a mess but you make a great picture out of it, and even fill it with emotions by your words. Hope you're getting better and TFS!

Best regards,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-07-30 11:30]
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Hello Marcus,
This is a remarkable capture - I admire the shadows of the leaves in the water and the beautiful light on the blades of grass. The colours are very beautiful and the surface looks just like brittle glass! I can't make out the diagonal 'bits', they look rather like a drowned jetty? Very interesting and a fitting note!
Many thanks, Ulla

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-07-31 7:59]

Hi Markus
Beautiful composition.Cristal image with beautiful colors.Reflextion in the water is also very nice
TFS Michel

Dear Markus ,
Nice shot with beautiful colours.
Well done

Best wishes

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  • jlynx Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 87 W: 7 N: 46] (455)
  • [2008-08-28 2:50]

Hello Markus,
I feel so, if I looked on smooth tile of water of my lake. I see boards of the platform, the reflection of twigs of some tree (the alder?) and green stems of the water stick. Ideally smooth surface of water reflects the light of sky. Very nice photograph emitting with the calm. The splendid sharpness and well saturated colours.
Best regards,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-08-31 0:16]
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Hello Markus,
it took some time to understand your shot. After scrutinizing the photo, yes it is wonderful.
Great clear reflection and brings in dreamty type of feeling. The subconscious is playing well inside the brain.


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