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My River

My River
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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: 2009-09-10
Categories: River
Camera: Sony A700, Minolta AF 28-70 f 2.8
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-07 1:21
Viewed: 3502
Points: 44
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My River

Dance, my river, dance!
If I could I would waltz with you.

You have teached me the way of happiness
As well as the happiness of the way.

You have teached me how to overcome hurdles
And to transform them into works of art.

You have teached me how to read the stone
Eternal memory and anthology of our earth.

You have teached me the art of decor and design,
The choice of colours, the sense of death.

Now, grant me a last favour
And tell me the advantage to shape -
By your own hands - the course of your destiny.

I believe it's time to present you "my" river Aergera from a different point of view. I take many of my pictures in the bed of this wild river, a magical place for me. I hike through its bed barefoot, there's no path, just stones and trunks. Here, I show you a little fall and a surprising sculpture near the source. You also can recognize the typical Flysch formations that offer me so many beautiful works of art.

The day I took this picture there only was a tiny course of water. After a thunderstorm or heavy rain the river easily can carry blocks like the one you see here and the water can be of over 1m of height.

Taken in RAW, basic level corrections in Camera RAW, import to PS, sharpness and attenuation of the bright tones. TIFF, then JPG for TN.

Kind regards


uleko, roges, maurydv, siggi, anel, marianas, boreocypriensis, Alex99, nasokoun, Mikolaj, meyerd, Dis. Ac., jignasi, ramthakur, CeltickRanger, Bass has marked this note useful
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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-11-07 1:32]

Hello Markus,
You're lucky to 'own' such a beautiful river with plenty of opportunities for wonderful captures! This one is really beautiful showing the water fall gently across the Flysch. Beautiful light and colours and I love the 'sculpture' in the foreground too and the composition is very nice indeed!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Ciao Markus, great composition with a lot of interesting elemants, wonderful light and colors, fascinating atmosphere, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-11-07 1:40]

Hallo Markus,
schön und interessant "dein" Fluss. Es sieht nicht so gefärlich aus. Aber als Bild .... Spitze !!! Wunderschönes Bild mit super Farben.
Ich wünsche dir einen schönen Wochenende,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-11-07 1:52]

Hello Markus,
Wonderful use of light and great composition. The boulder on the right providing a sunny contrast to the little waterfall and the upturned root shrouds the water in mystery.
The viewer's eyes dance to the enchantment!
Excellent image and a nice bit of poetry to go with it!
Thanks and enjoy your weekend,

Ciao Markus,
questa splendida immagine e i tuoi bellissimi versi: un'unica simbiosi come acqua e luce che ci donano la vita e il loro fluire come il fluire delle tue parole verso un misterioso destino che ogni giorno ci costruiamo.
Grazie e complimenti
Buon fine settimana

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-11-07 6:17]

Hello Markus,
this place must be wonderful with the rocks, and the running water a paradise for nature lovers.Have a great new week
Best regards Siggi

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-11-07 6:33]

Lieber Markus,
Ein Bild von grosser Schönheit und Augewogenheit. Alles stimmt hier. Auch vermittelt es viel Atmosphäre, dank eines ganz subtilen Lichtspiels.Deine Aegera sieht hier so vielversprechend "ruhig" aus, ich hab sie ein wenig anders erlebt. Ich kann mir den barfüssigen Markus in dieser Landschaft sehr gut vorstellen ;-)
Wünsche noch gute Besserung und alles Gute

Wonderful capture!
\Great details and colors.

Hi and Good Morning Markus,

A wonderful and nicely composed scene capture from your small river and waterfall with excellent managing of the light.
TFS and have a nice sunday!


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-11-07 22:33]

Hi Markus.
You have found a very attractive place and wonderful POV. Your river is fine. We have not anything similar. Excellent exposure of the image and impressive combination of lights and shadows. Details are great despite the domination of dark areas. Note is sweet. Wonderful post. My best regards and TFS.

hello Markus
I consider this difficult composition, with the sovereign rock right, composition which you attribute very fine photographic, working very well with the light and natural colours,marvellous result!
keep photographing TFS

Hello Markus! Very interesting river, very interesting poem, nice natural light and bright, good colours, perfect contrast and sharpness. Splendid effect. Well done!

Hallo Markus,
gestern war ich mit einer Ballnacht beschäftigt (20 Jahre SANU, Biel), ich entdecke das Bild erst heute. Und es ist eines Deiner Meisterwerke. Da helfen keine Schnappschüsse und Zufallsentdeckungen, mehr, es muss bekannte Landschaft sein. Das Licht im Baum! Der harmlose Wasserfall und die aufgerissene Felswand! Ein Lichtkringel hier, einer da, dazu dunkle Partien. Ich gratuliere Dir zur gelungenen Würdigung der Ärgera !
Auf baldiges Wiedersehen freut sich

Hello Markus,

another good image from rock stuctures with good pov.
Exellent details and fine colours.


Esto parece arte Japonés Markus. Consigues transportarnos a ese sitio y lo acompañas con una interesante descripción.
Saludos y buena semana: Josep Ignasi.

Hello Markus,
Thank you for sharing your river with us. It is a beautiful and poetic note. It is also a beautiful photo with lovley composition and POV, our eyes follow the waterfalls down and gently flowing with the river. The tree trunk was kind of interupted our view of the waterfalls but it adds much depth and natural element to the composition. Well managed light and good details all around, even in the shadow part of the image. Thanks.

Hello Markus,
a beautiful river, excellent picture.
TFS and best regards

Hello Markus,

An artistic composition, with emphasis on the big rock and the driftwood!
And soon comes spring and fills the riverbed with water from the melting snow...
A fine composition with good light!

Pablo -

Thanks for letting us into your 'river' zone -- the source of your creativity that finds powerful expression in different aspects of this quiet and peaceful haven you enjoy near your home.
Yes, I can see the stone formations or Flysch you have brought to us from time to time in the form of most stunning abstractions. The natural 'sculpture' in the foreground integrates well with the surroundings.
From now on, it would be easy to connect with your creations emanating from the bed of this river so close to your heart.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-11-10 17:11]

Hi Markus,
since seeing your abstract posts, your river is verey rich in minute beauty and your possess a seeing eyes to depict them creatively. The beauty lies in the composition but thwe composition lies in the moment. Moment lies at the power of photo and graphic.
These elements are well interacted in the faculty to choose the right time,the right angle, the right location. Seen in a top view and myopic, that is your composition that being manifested.
Beautiful production, beautiful nature see.


bonjour Markus

jolie photo de cette rivière avec la chute d'eau, prise par un
excellent POV qui est la fois au même niveau de la rivière et
des roches et à la fois en contre-plongé pour la chute d'eau
donnant un joli paysage, également joli jeux d'ombres et de lumières,



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  • Bass Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 173 W: 0 N: 233] (974)
  • [2010-03-19 8:21]

Hi Markus,
what a lovely place to be sit with a good book, just listening that little waterfall... It´s a great place, some magic mystery maybe.
I also like that poem, it shows us that you are really inlove with that place, and that you respect it.
TFS, and thanx you to let us know this little place of you.
kind regards,

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