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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: 2009-06-22
Camera: Sony A700, Minolta 100 f2,8 Macro
Exposure: f/20.0, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-21 7:48
Viewed: 3786
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi all!

It's a pity we are obliged to fill in the form and indicate the place where we take our pictures when we upload pictures on TN. Now my secret's gone and everybody knows that there are veins of gold in the Plasselbschlund.

You also know now the true reason why I spend so much time there crawling through the stony bed of the river Ärgera...

There's pure gold there!

Kind regards


N.B. Taken in RAW, basic level corrections in Camera RAW, import to PS, sharpness and attenuation of the bright tones.

Argus, Mikolaj, nglen, maurydv, marius-secan, ramthakur, tuslaw, boreocypriensis, loot, anel, eng55, eqshannon, siggi, nasokoun, PaulH, meyerd, Dis. Ac., Alex99, amanengone has marked this note useful
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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-11-21 8:14]

Hello Markus,
When I saw this I knew it could not be anyone else's shot but yours!
A fine capture of flysch with a touch of gold! I like the transistion of the grey tones to the golden colour at the top anf the pattern show well in this lighting.
Well done, thanks and have a good weekend Markus,

Hello Markus! Perfect capture, ideal contrast and sharpness. Good texture. Amazing effect. Interesting note. Well done!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-11-21 9:36]
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Hi Markus . I shall be over and hunt fo the gold on the next plane . As ivan said i knwe this was yours by the small picture. Once again well seen and taken. You have captured all of the shapes and different colours so well. TFS.

Ciao Markus.
un'altra straordinaria immagine che ci regali attraverso una scelta attenta del punto di ripresa, utilizzando al meglio la luce, per enfatizzare l'effetto TD di questa scultura naturale che appaga completamente i nostri sensi.
Grazie e complimenti
Buona Domenica
Ciao Maurizio

Hy Markus
Don't worry, your gold mine is safe! Maybe will be hunted with photo cameras in the future to show as much as possible your beautiul hidden places.
I like the color transision in this rocks, especially the golden tones.
Kind regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-11-21 12:01]

Hello Markus,
Again a fascinating photo. Beautiful in colours, patterns, composition and contrasts. Through the black lines it also creates a good DOF. I like it.

Hello Markus,
Excellent contrast, colours and sharpness. Superb composition and POV.
Endeed it has the gold texture.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2009-11-21 15:30]

Salut Markus,c'est une autre magnifique peinture de la nature..et une autre composition magnifique..il suffit la regarder et apprecier....mes compliments et bonne Dimanche,Luciano

Ha, ha, ha!
Hilarious note, Markus.
In fact, the figurative 'gold' that you dig out from your little river outweights the yellow metal in terms of 'value'.
This is a brilliant composition with an unusual formation of flysch.
This genre of nature photography you have evolved painstakingly on TN is something unique and worth emulating. In fact, I tried to do that last year when I was in the mountains for a while!
Warm regards.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-11-21 20:14]

Hello Markus,
A very beautiful piece of mosaic texture and colors which would be hidden from us all if it were not for your keen eye. Love the soft earthly color tones and fine detail you managed to capture. Truly a pot of gold waiting to be unveiled.

Hi and Good Morning Markus,

An astonisingly beautiful macro capture of flysch with gold from a nice POV with impeccable clarity, marvelous colours and fine composition. A truely nature scene!
TFS and have a nice day!


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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2009-11-21 23:08]
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Hi Markus

Your intro page say that your "photography may be considered a little bit particular"
and that you "like the abstract aspect in nature photography". To this I have to say
that I am probably out of my league to critique this. I must hastily add that beautiful
has never been ugly and my eyes do know what it likes and this image definitively
pleases my eyes. I have great respect for you guys who can look at a given pattern
or something even more abstract that maybe do not even look like there's a pattern
yet you can conjure the most wonderful images from it. Although this may represent
a smorgasbord of shapes and sizes it is an amazing shot and the eyes totally enjoy
what it sees. After all one must remember that it is gold (chuckle).

Well done and TFS.

PS. Thanks for your visit and kind comments to my flying Impalas.

Hello Markus,

This is an attractive side of nature, borderline abstract but still real..!
Good texture, which is essential for this kind of images, fine shapes and lines...
From there it is up to the viewer's imaginary power..!

Pablo -

Hi Markus,
mit Deinen speziellen Bildern gibst Du uns stets ein kleines Rätsel mit auf - also - was sehen wir hier ...
Die Formen sind so super und interessant - wenn man es länger betrachtet wirkt es fast schon beruhigend und meditativ.
Ganz toll, gefällt mir sehr gut.
Herzlichen Dank und lieben Gruß
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-11-22 6:06]

Lieber Markus,
Es scheint, dass die Aegera viel Geheimnisse verbirgt.. faszinierend die Vielfalt von Formen und Farben, die Du dort findest. Ein Bild, dass ohne Zweifel deine Signatur trägt. Subtile Farben, wie ich sie liebe.
Aber dorthin darfst Du sicher noch nicht gehen.
Ae schöne Suntag
Liebe Grüsse

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-11-22 7:07]

Hi Markus,
It's an interesting and unusual shot on TN.Well seen and composed.Excellent POV,details and DOF.
Thanks for posting..

I have something similar to this but your lighting in the ar4ea where you shoot these is much better than mine which are covered with darkness from the shade of thick tall trees...A wonderful pattern of geology!

Ciao Markus, fascinating abstract composition, splendid light and wonderful golden colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-11-22 10:49]

Hi Markus,
A nice capture of this beautifully composed art of nature. Superb detail and clarity.
Very well composed. Very well seen and well captured with a nice view. Light and details are wonderful. Thanks a lot for sharing.
Best regards Siggi

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2009-11-22 10:50]

Hi Markus,
You have found "gold" indeed.
What beauty lays in the land when one looks hard enough.
You captured the curves of those flakes in a beautiful abstract composition with a palette of gold and tan earth tones.
Well done, and TFS. : )

ciao Markus!
are the gold of UBS !!!!
another interisting texture of riverbed

ciao sERGIO

Bonjour Markus
La roche qui nous montre l'évolution du monde, a un véritable sens artistique, entre les formes, les couleurs... et la lumière que renvoie chaque matière...
Un spectacle permanent que tu sais bien nous offrir.
Merci et félicitations

hello Markus
you isolate a very beautiful scene, indicative the natural sculpture, that with the balanced alternation of colours and forms creates a very attractive result! very fine photo output!
keep photographing! TFS

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2009-11-23 4:13]

Hi Markus,
although the natural shapes and formations are exquisite here, what really attracts me is the soft transition between the pale cream colour and the 'gold' you so love...well spotted, as always my friend.

Hallo Markus,
es ist mir noch nicht klar wie Du das Licht hinkriegst in den Flysch-Nahansichten. Aber es ist nicht nur das, was so beeindruckt! Und: auch die Alpha 700 bringts! Also zu einem für mich anderen ungelösten Poblem: wie kommen wohl solche glasartigen Bruchstellen zustande? Deine Goldküste machts möglich. Wieder etwas Neues, bisher Ungesehenes von Dir.
Beste Grüsse

Hi Markus,
What a very beautiful photo of this very special stone. I love the gradient look from gold to white and the wave like texture of the gold part. The different layers a clearly visible. I am wondering if you shot this facing down. It is hard to fully understand what I am looking at and how it is positioned in the bigger picture.
The quality of the photo is excellent with great clarity, colors and details.

Hello Markus,

a very nice image from this elements of nature.
Good pov and dof.
Exellent stucture picture.
I like tis sort of nature shots.

Precioso trabajo en tu línea Markus. Creo que encuadraste bien, dando mucho protagonismo a esas curiosos formas y dando vida a una naturaleza muerta. A destacar también la luz.
Lo del oro está bien jeje, pero no pongas el lugar

Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-11-27 9:06]

Guten Abend Markus,
ich bin wieder da. Sprachlos. Unglaubliche Landschaft, die ich an vergangenen Wochenende gesehen habe. Fribourg, Montreaux, Zermat .... Und noch was ! Ich hab an dich gedacht und an alle Mitglieder von TN.
Dein heutiges Bild ist wie alle bis jetzt wunderschön.
Wunderschöne Farben.
Ich wünsche dir einen schönen Abend,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-12-01 10:57]

Hi Markus,
another interesting and exciting shot from you.
It is so lively with the natural pattern and natural tones of colours.
I know youre already rich with golds, so allow us to share some of it.
But sharing your beauty in interpreting nature in a very special way is more importsant here. The richness of your thought is well appreciated and it is already a great piece of gold.
Bravo Markus.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-12-02 21:53]

Hi Markus.
Once more art work from you. Terrific reproduction of all tiniest details and beauties of the picture create by Nature. Amazing pattern and highest skill of reproduction. My congratulations and TFS.

Hi Markus,

Very nice and artistic picture! Congratulations! Superb composition1


These graphics, if I may Markus, are so de-stressing!And then there's the magic you weave with the note, you simply manage to get me into the "groove", into your mood.
THis is magic, my friend!
Truly, you're so gifted!

Markus, bonsoir.

Bravo pour cette photographie très originale. Très belle qualité technique de réalisation. Très beau rendu de l'ensemble des facettes de ce filon très rare. Est-il d'or ? oui, assurément, pour nos yeux :-) et notre plus grand plaisir artistique.

Merci pour ce partage.

A bientôt.


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