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Glad to be back

Glad to be back
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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: 2009-08-23
Camera: Sony A700, Minolta 100 f2,8 Macro
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-10-12 11:52
Viewed: 3433
Points: 52
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Dear friends!

After quite a long absence I'm very glad to be back on TN again and to meet all my buddies I haven't seen for a couple of weeks. I'm also looking forward to discover new photographers as well.

During the past months and weeks I spent a lot of time exploring my favourite rivers of my homeland and I extended my explorations to the very small and narrow feeder rivers. For that I sometimes had to "crawl" through difficult spots in the riverbeds, without any paths, just walking and climbing in the water and on the stones or rocks of the beds.

This picture was taken in the Muscherensense in the region of the Berner and Freiburger Prealps. I just liked the shape, the design and the lighting...

I also was very busy with composing slideshows. I took part in an international festival of diaporamas (slideshows) in St. Poutçain sur Sioule in France and I'm looking forward in taking part in other ones next year.

I also bought a new camera. I first hesitated and wanted to get a Bridge camera with the intention to carry less weight during my hikings, but I could not do that step... Holding a little piece of plastic in the hand is not compatible with my sense of photography. I instead bought the new baby of Sony, the Alpha 900. It makes me so glad and I soon will present the first pictures taken with this camera.

Kind regards


N.B. Taken in RAW, basic level corrections in Camera Raw, import to PS, level corrections, sharpness.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-10-12 11:59]

Hi Markus. My daughter was only saying last week we have not the man from Switzerland and here you are. Good to see you back. Congrats on the new camera have heard good reports about it. This is your trade mark type of picture we have missed. The sort of thing i would not notice. You have captured the beautiful shapes and patterns in the rocks , with the natural colours. I am looking forward to your snow pictures, TFS.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2009-10-12 12:04]

My Neightbour today, i am pleased to say!
What a delight for the eyes to see you back my friend, in true classic Heaven style! It seems you new toy is going to bring you plenty of pleasure. Wonderful details a and a great job on the framing too, well done as always...

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-10-12 12:13]

Hello Markus,
Good to see you back after all these months. Congratulations with your new camera. Wonderful and very pleasing 'heaven' photo. I like the choice of composition and the light in this photo. The white lines are very special and also beautiful. Great patterns.
TFS and regards,

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-10-12 12:22]

Hallo Markus !
Willkomen, ja du hast vool Recht. Es hat was gefällt in den lezte Zeit, und das warst du. Aber, Gott sei Dank du bist wieder da mit anderen super Fotos (davon bin ich fest überzeugt !).
Und der erste Beweiss ist hier.
Ich wünsche dir viel Spaß mit der neuen Kamera.
Eine schöne Woche,

Ciao Markus,
bentornato con una delle tue raffinatissime immagini con le quali ci presenti la Natura come ispiratrice di ogni forma di astrattismo, bellissimi colori naturali ed ovviamente una perfetta composizione.
Grazie e complimenti
Ciao Maurizio

hello Markus!
happy to find your unique
work of pure natural art
today rocks... rich of design of lines

ciao sERGIO

welcome back, nice geology! TFS Ori

Lieber Markus
"Glad to have you back"! Dein Bild ist Kunst. Raffiniert: die bleiche Sonne bringt scheinbar Bewegung und Farbe. Ich reagiere auf das Bild wie ein gestandener Naturwissenschaftler: das Gestein muss bei seiner Entstehung durch Sedimentierung, Verschiebung, Faltung, Versenkung, Brechung, Erosion wohl auch noch gut gekocht worden sein, sonst wären die feinen Quarzbänder nicht zu verstehen. Aber wieso diese kreuz und quer stehen, mysteriös... Der Flysch hat wieder einmal etwas fürs Auge geboten.

PS: ich war mit dem Plastiktruckli und dem Velo im Plasselbschlund unterwegs. Der Schlund ist nach dem Regen (und typisch für die Flysch-Unterlage) schön sumpfig geworden, ich musste zuhause das Velo und mich selber mit dem Schlauch abspritzen.
Herzlich grüsst Dich

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2009-10-13 0:33]

Hellooooo Markus!

So nice to see you back here, old friend! I see you've been traveling and i hope you also took a lot of photos during your treks so that we can see them now :)
I've been quite busy as well. I managed to take some trips during the summer and early autumn so i still have many photos to share here until my archive for this year runs dry ;)

This is a typical shot for you and one i've come to miss around here.
The way you can concentrate such great textures into a single frame and compose around the natural lines is excellent! Here the zig-zag of the straight white lines is initially dominant, but at a closer look i see the beautiful layers of the bigger rocks...so plenty of little details to retain the attention of the viewer :)
Congratulations for both the diaporama festival and for the new camera! I trust it will bring us some super shots in your hands :)

Warm regards and again a warm welcome back!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-10-13 1:59]

Hi Markus,
indeed it is such a pleasure to see you back. Again such a pleasure to have you written to my hemiptera shot, with WS that add in knowledge to me.
Many thanks for the WS.
As for this shot it is exciting to note the natural formation of layers and lines.
it is really interesting to discover the geological formation as such.
I must also say that how much I like the way you venture in the rivers and rocks.
Such a precise work.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-10-13 4:19]

Lieber Markus,
Ja, das ist schon eine Ueberraschung! Es freut mich sehr, dass Du jetzt schon den Schritt gemacht hast. Das Bild kann man, ohne auf Signatur zu achten, Dir zuteilen. Ich verstehe jetzt auch Deinen Enthusiasmus. Die Bildschärfe ist vom Besten und die Farben natürlich. Die Bildgestaltung, wie immer perfekt. Einfach schön!
Ich glaube auch andere TN-Mitglieder freuen sich auf Deine Rückkehr :-)
Herzliche Grüsse

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2009-10-13 5:55]

Hi Markus,
Good to see you are back....I am also here after quite a while. Also congrats for your new toy. This a wonderful image and the natural patterns on the rocks are so marvellous. Very neat and sharp and I like those stripes. Superb composition. Kudos.

Ciao Narkus, nice see you again on TN, superb abstract composition of nature, you are great in this kind of photo, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-10-13 13:23]

Salut Markus,tu es finalement revenu chez nous et on a reconnu immediatement ton style dans la galerie des previews.Impressionant composition avec une nettete' et des dessins incroyables,un vrai maitre des details.Mes compliments,bonne journee',Luciano

Hi Markus.

I missed all the nature shots from you that turned mundane daily life creations into something very graphical. Not that you have been away, it is the other way around - since I was away from TN for a very long time. Congratulations on the new baby and this image is another superb creation crafted by your brilliance. Thanks for sharing and best regards.


p/s: had the same feeling while looking for smaller alternative and small plastics don't feel good in our hand. I ended up with Canon Powershot G7 with metal body and felt like classic film RF in my hand. G11 will be out soon and you can check that out.

bonjour Markus
nous aussi, on est content de te revoir, avec une photo csuperbe comme on les aime avec les détails de la nature qui pour la plupart passe inaperçus
j'aime bien les formes géographiques et les traits continuent d'une pierre à l'autre, la lumière et la netteté sont excellents aussi
Passe une bonne journée

How wonderful to see you're back with us, Markus!We missed your poetry, your soulful shots and your wit!
This shot is so beautiful, it looks like some sort of graphics created by nature!

Publicas poco últimamente Markus, se echan a faltar tus trabajos :-)

Como siempre, la originalidad, los detalles y un punto de vista muy particular de las tomas, hacen de esta toma un bello trabajo, demostrando como siempre tu sensibilidad y buen hacer fotográfico.

Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

Hy Markus and welkome back!
Something that you like mostly: rocks and different shapes. And always I was wandering how you manage to find them and to create artistic pictures; Very good composition with numerous lines across the entire picture.
My kind regards

Hi Markus,

As i wrote you before, now we have an additional opening to Nature with you. I also gladed that you come back MF. Hope and sure that we could see and learn so much via your new camera thanks to you. This one is also exceptional and impeccable presentation like your previous ones.
TFS this natural texture and once more welcome back MF!
Have a nice day!


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  • chudy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 176] (899)
  • [2009-10-16 14:32]

Siemanko Markus!
I welcome back, it sorted your images between spinnakers, with dragonflies, with birds.
I am greeting and I wish the nice weekend

I am also glad you are back. Without your very special images, TN would not be the same. you bring patterns of organic energy in wonderfully composed subjects, this one being no less....Gain welcome
Cheerful regards

Bravo Markus pour cette prise minérale, je suis toujours impressionné par les formes que l'on rencontre, et le travail de la nature fait depuis des millénaires...

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-10-19 8:01]

Hello Markus,
Welcome back!
I fell for this image because I like the pattern of lines and fractures in the rock and that they make me wonder how they came about. You have depicted this very skillfully with your new camera.
Great to view!
Thanks and all the best,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-10-22 9:25]

Hello Markus,
There seem to be many members that are back and I'm sorry to have missed your return! A beautiful pattern of layered rock with rather unusual white lines very well captured.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2009-11-02 15:14]

Hello Markus,
Beautiful abstract art like image made by nature. This give a feeling of high above the sky looking down at the earth. Beautiful texture and really natural earth tone. Good light, good sharpness, and beautifully composed.

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