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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: 2009-09-13
Camera: Sony A700, Minolta 100 f2,8 Macro
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-10-30 23:06
Viewed: 3624
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear friends

This time I would like you to imagine yourselves what you see in this picture. You may consider it as a sculpture, a painting or a... photography. The shapes and forms may remind you of a country, an animal or just an abstract assembly of lines, curves and colours.

When you have looked at it, close your eyes and reproduce the picture in your mind, trying to render every detail. Then open your eyes again and compare the picture to your "inner" one. You then probably will realize how many details, lines, elevations, edges and colour spots have been lost.

We are not used to look at all the hidden beauties in our nature. Photography, in association with meditation and assisted by a deep respect of nature allows you to visit the most spectacular art gallery that exists.

Kind regards


Taken in RAW, basic corrections like levels, saturation and sharpness. Import to PS, little level corrections and sharpness.

Mikolaj, Dis. Ac., Juyona, PaulH, jignasi, horias, horia, uleko, goldyrs, Alex99, anel, nglen, maurydv, flashpoint, Luis52, nasokoun, marhowie, amanengone, tuslaw, oanaotilia, techranger, meyerd has marked this note useful
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Hello Markus! Perfect texture, ideal lighness, good natural colours, superb sharpness. Original shot. Well done!

Hello Markkus,

very interesting shot and good of details and stuctures.
Fine natural colours.


Bonjour Markus
Je trouve que tes clichés offrent une grande ouverture à l'imagination...
Les couleurs pastelles donnent une ambiance hivernale, qui appelle le coin du feu.
Merci pour ces splendeurs

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-10-31 1:27]

Hola Markus,
You are a great observer of nature,
shapes, textures and colors ...
"Imagine," an original photo.
saludos amigo.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2009-10-31 1:40]

Hi Markus,
an interesting excercise in 'simulacrum'! I instantly can see an Elephants' profile here. Well framed with great clarity and detail, excellent photography my friend, well done.

Hola Markus,
realicé de buena mañana el ejercicio que nos has propuesto :-)
En tu línea de trabajo de este tipo de fotografías donde la observación prima; esta vez con una gama de colores muy interesante.
Espero que tengas un buen fin de semana: J. Ignasi.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-10-31 2:12]

Guten morgen Markus,
eine sehr interessante Beschreibung für diesen Bild. Ich bin voll einverstanden mit deiner Meinung. Sehr gute Details und Farben.
Schönes Wochenende,

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2009-10-31 2:15]

Wonderful colored,great texture and colors.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2009-10-31 2:34]
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Hi Markus

Even before i read your notes, i saw something in this photo :) Seriously!
Then i read them and i did what you asked and it works even better :)
I see North America - it's western part mostly - and Mexico (as the continent becomes narrower towards the south). In my mind, they really look very much alike :)
Another excellent abstract nature shot from you, my fiend, and again one that touches our imagination at a personal level.
Great work, as usual!

Bravo and TFS

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-10-31 3:07]

Hello Markus,
Yes, it looks a bit like a map of North America or maybe its a young elephant! But, you know I don't on the whole have the desire to discover familiar shapes in 'abstract' art, I just love it as it is, beautiful lines, shapes and colours, all part of nature! A lovely composition too!
TFS and have a nice weekend! Ulla

I agree, Markus!
I love this creation, it is simply superb!
The lines and layers are simply a wonder!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-10-31 3:55]

Hi Markus,
again this shot is really wonderful in exercising oneself to be creative. The imagination will definitely works well with this medium of instruction of your. Photographically I like its delicateness. The flaking slate is indeed well shown in details, textures and colours.
Such a special presentation.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-10-31 5:59]
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Lieber Markus,
Du scheinst ja schon wieder ganz in Form zu sein, mindestens geht es Deinem Geist und Deinem Herzen gut.
Diese Bild ist ein ganz typisches Peissard-Bild mit den fein abgestuften Farben, ein Augenschmaus .
Man kann sich da vieles vorstellen, wichtig sind mir aber besonders die schönen Farben und Formen. Und wenn ich einen Elefanten sehe, dann einen sehr gutmütigen.
Häb Dr Sorg!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-10-31 6:00]

Hi Markus.
Bravo for wonderful note and so nice philosophical picture. It is really full of thoughts, feelings, impressions picture. Refined look on Nature and its beauties. Great close-up and the proof of a precise use of excellent macro equipment. Thanks a lot and all the best.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-10-31 8:36]

Hello Markus,
It doesn't matter what it looks like, it's just very beautiful. The pastel colours look gorgeous and the lines and shapes great. Through the differents in colour it creates a very nice perspective.

Ciao Markus, wonderful artwork by nature, fascinating abstract painting, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-10-31 9:37]

Hi Markus. Like many i can also see America in this amazing picture. It has so many different layers of rock with different shapes and colours. Very well seen and taken TFS.

Ciao Markus,
hai una straordinaria capacità di estrapolare dalla Natura degli autentici capolavori astratti, in cui forme ed accostamenti cromatici appagano completamente le nostre sensazioni e non solo la percezione visiva.
Grazie e complimenti
Buona domenica
Ciao Maurizio

dear Markus..your great flair and great sensitivity, allow your senses to find motifs and images that are unique.....
It is then up to the viewer to interpret them and make them their own..

thanks and ciao sERGIO

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2009-10-31 14:54]

Hola Markus
It is always nice to see Your work and read the notes like this one. Millions of years are present here. Just beautiful Markus.
Have a nice WE.

Hello Markus!
it could be work of sculptor with big imagination,an other proof that the nature does not have barriers and moulds in her expression,your glance and your thought is marvelous as and the photo output!
TFS thanks for sharing

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-11-01 3:37]

Hello Markus,
I played your game and could visualise most of the image, espcially the FEEL of it. To me, even though it is not three-dimensional, the effect of the patterns and colour contrasts is three dimensional. Your ability to spot this and capture this in just the right composition is a gift that few of us share.
Super job and thanks for letting us enjoy it!
My best wishes,

A thought provoking message Markus, and what you ask is more than reasonable..
"A great photograph is usually looked at, seldom looked into"
Each who views this will come away seeing something entirely different.
You've done your job as a photographer :)
Thank you for this one, well presented - well done!

Bonsoir Markus.

Excellente photographie d'une écorce d'arbre (je crois ? - mais, on pourrait aussi bien dire photographie au microscope d'une roche, par exemple). Très bonne netteté, couleurs bien rendues et contraste réaliste. Belle composition.

Merci pour ce partage.

Bonne soirée et à bientôt.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-11-02 16:48]

Hello Markus,
When I first viewed your photo I immediately saw North America and an elephant, then I read your notes and looked more deeply into your image.
I then saw a lady looking towards the right side of the photo. She is at the bottom portion of the photo in the tan colored area. Her face is right under the first dark round spot on the mid right hand side of the bottom portion of the frame.
You can clearly see her lower chin, mouth, slightly bent downward nose, eye and forehead. She seems to have a scarf covering her head.

Hy Markus
My thoughts runned to the mountains from Romania, that I love very much; I miss them, so I am very glad if any picture could remind me them. Of course, another arthistic picture from you, as ussually.
TFS and kind regards,

Wonderfully artistic capture Markus... it is an added bonus when a nature shot is so beautifully and artistically presented.


Markus, nochmals,

anstelle einer Figuren-Interpretation sage ich nur, dass Du genau meine Meinung wiedergibst, wenn Du "the most spectacular gallery" sagst. Ich gehe auch viel lieber in die Natur ode sogar in von Menschen geschaffene Landschaft als in eine Gemäldegallerie. Dort treffe ich interessanteweise jeweils nur auf Menschen, die noch nie über die Zerstörung von Natur nachgedacht haben.

Beste Grüsse

Hi Markus

I really like this picture because it is something I have often seen, but never had the courage to photo let alone post.

I really like the colours and shades in his picture. the contrast and shaprness is excellent. the flat lighting has brought the details out really well.


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