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The curtain dropped for the last time

The curtain dropped for the last time
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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: 2009-03-19
Categories: River
Camera: Sony A700, Minolta 100 f2,8 Macro
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/50 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-14 11:16
Viewed: 3262
Favorites: 1 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi all!

The curtain dropped for the last time, the show is over.

It was a fantastic winter, long and rich in magnificent days. During months a virgin white carpet covered the landscapes and enveloped the nature with silence, creating deep and true feelings of peace and harmony. But the actors are tired now, they feel like leaving their place to other ones, more fresh and dynamic, with another temperament. The serenity cedes to hotter tempers. It's not easy to go, the winter will rebel desperately, but without real conviction.

It's time for a change now. Let us look in front of us...

Kind regards


Taken in RAW early this morning, imported to PS with Camera RAW, level corrections, attenuation of the bright tones, little saturation, sharpness, framing.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2009-03-14 11:21]

Hi Markus,
Another one of your masterful strokes and this artistic impression delights the eyes. A pity the winter has ended and I will miss these. Superb light and exposure handling and I like the details. Great composition.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-03-14 11:30]

Hi Markus. It is time now for spring I shall be sad not ot see your wonderful snow and ice art. This one today looks like net curtains at a window. such fine detail .such good use of the light. well done TFS.

Ciao Markus, spring is coming, bye bye to your fantastic frozen coposition, thanks for all this splendid abstract by nature, very well done, ciao Silvio

Ciao Markus,
un'altra meravigliosa immagine su queste splendide forme "cangianti" alla temperatura, sembrano delle meravigliose tele ricamate in filigrana, ottima definizione e magnifici e luminosi colori, come sempre la composizione accurata ed equilibrata in ogni dettaglio.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-03-14 13:44]

Hi Markus,
Excellent capture.Looks like a curtain indeed.Well seen and composed.
Have a great weekend!
Thanks for posting.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-03-14 13:46]

Hello Markus,
What a wonderful photo. The composition is really perfect. Sharpness, details and colours are fantastic. Great title. A very surprising photo!

hello Markus
finally the winter it begins to be sweet recollection,
very beautiful glance in his last marks of life,
best regards

bonjour Markus
cette photo est extraordinairement belle, cette formation de glace ressemble a de la dentelle. Dame nature est un grand artiste.
Pourtant il est temps que le printemps pointe enfin le bout de son nez, ce qui n'est pas encore le cas dans notre partie de la France
Bon WE Jacqueline

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  • Marx44 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
  • [2009-03-14 15:02]

Hi Markus
Wonderful abstract in ice.
The contrast in texture is great, as is the detail in the crystals.
Well done.

ciao Markus!
the spring knocking at the door, but we have yet time for to see the beauty of winter
with your graphic abstract finely embroidered by frost
I admire very much your innate ability to show the details always incredible of friend the cold

best regads sERGIO

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-03-14 16:13]

Hi Markus,another incredible pic,another great idea and another top quality work in postprocession,the king of winter now close the door? Thanks for this fantastic gallery! Have a nice Sunday,Luciano

Hello Marcus,
This one has an eerie feeling to it.
The swirls and textures here give the ice a ghostly appearance.
Very cool!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-03-14 22:31]

Hi Markus.
Our winter was not fantastic but was unique. We have not snow and even temperature below 0C at all. We had grey sky almost all winter and often tiresome drizzling rain. I could photograph only dry leaves and small stones on the ground but not leaves and stones covered by ice (as you). However, if I would wish to take such beautiful shot I could not do it. Yours is amazing. It is the most refined work. You managed to reflect the beauty of the scene excellently. Ice patter as well as pattern under the ice are amazing. Colour tones, exposure, details are the best too. My congratulations. Bravo.

Hi Markus,
A nice capture of this beautiful ice art work. Very well composed with sharp details. Lovely patterns. Thanks a lot for sharing.

HI Markus,
ooooohhhhh, das ist bezaubernd.
Eis kann solch wundervolle Formen bilden, das ist ein Kunstwerk, gefällt mir ausgesprochen gut. Vielen Dank für diese schöne Post, liebe Grüße
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-03-15 5:34]

Dear Markus,
yes indeed, as my previous post...you have iconised yourself with the style..that no one could ever immitate. If somebody does they know it is a copycat of yours.
Well presented in fine work of art.
Well composed in special workmanship.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-03-15 6:44]

Lieber Markus,
Der Winter verzieht sich langsam und gibt noch einen letzten Wink durch diesen feinen Spitzenvorhang, der von bestechender Schönheit ist.
Erstaunliches und symbolisches Bild. Ich kann mir Deine Reaktion gut vorstellen, als Du "ihn" sahst.
Herzlichen Dank und einen schönen Sonntag

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2009-03-15 13:13]

Ce que c'est beau, on dirait qu'il n'y a qu'en Suisse qu'il y ait de la si belle glace! Ici, on a trop de neige, le temps de glace ne dure que quelques jours, habituellement. Ah, ça fait rêver, j'aime ce genre de photom, qui évoquent encore plus qu'elles ne montrent. Gracias,


Hallo Markus
Once again so beautiful and a scene captured in fine style. You could not have chosen a better title. Looking at this image, not only reminds me of a curtain, but also of a food net, that we sometimes use to cover our food from flies or other insects. It also reminds me of the veil a bride wears before she gets married. The finely woven textures of these last remnands of snow are brought to justice with your fine camera work, and your ability to see the finer things in life than just an animal, insect or bird. Your photographic artwork amazes me time and time again, just like this one has once more. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards

Hi and Good Morning Markus,
What a splendid image! I liked the texture on the thin ice layer. Your point of view works well in my opinion, here! Superb nature art again MF. Very nicely done!
TFS and have a nice new week!

Interesting note accompanied by a nice picture! I'm amazed at the kind of pattern that you manage to show. Most of the time we pack our equipment in winter and thrive on our archives, but you manage to find and shoot something in winter. "U've Got the EYE" for such things and its a great gift.

Your talent is very consistent...in a magic way you take linear patterns and turn them into non linear magical shots...this one being as different as the past...wonderful image Markus!

Hello Markus
even if the winter is cold, the nature always succeeds to amaze to us. Beautiful composition for details and light.
A great work art.

Hi Markus,

a differnt kind of nature, good of details with nice structures in the ice.
Beautiful colours.

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2009-03-16 12:47]

Hallo Markus,

tolles Bild, toller Text, was erwarte ich mehr von Dir! Du hast recht, es war ein toller Winter. Beim Skifahren habe ich mehr als einmal gedacht: das wäre ein Objekt für Markus (ich hatte keine Kamera oder nur die Agfaklack). Aber jetzt ist wieder Velofahren angesagt. Ich habe mir eine Sony Cybershot fürs Velo angeschafft, Peter Stoeckl macht mit einer ebensolchen seine Werke. Übrigens: er hat Dir (und Anne und mir) soeben ein Bild gewidmet!

Mit freundlichen Grüssen

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-03-18 23:27]

Hello Markus,
Your winter show deserves a great applause and this one of a 'curtained' frosty ice formation is a great way to end it.
Once again you have delighted us with some of the endless variety of the natural paterns of Nature. Now we also look forward to the spring and summer and what they have to offer.
Thanks and my best regards,

another great frosty pic, TFS Ori

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  • BobH Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 8 N: 192] (650)
  • [2009-04-08 10:22]

Lieber Markus-

Browsing via an unusual route, I came upon this ice shot of yours which I had missed until now. You are right that it was a rich winter (at least in Switzerland), as shown by your frost, snow, and ice images.

This one is unique to me for a reason no one else has mentioned. There are 4 vertical or nearly vertical edges in the center to right of the image which have the most unusual wavy edges. As an ice aficionado, I look for and find many odd things, but this is one that I don't recall seeing before.

There is also an interesting portion of the right center which looks like it has lines intersecting at 60°, like snowflake geometry- seems like probably due to vapor deposition from below.

Overall a beautiful and delicate image.

Now the challenge for us both will be to find good subjects in the non-frozen world!


Esta se me pasó Markus, pero es de las más bellas que tienes publicadas de este estilo. Un gran trabajo.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

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