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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: 2010-01-19
Camera: Sony Alpha 900, Minolta 100 f2,8 Macro
Exposure: f/4, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Valerie's favorite pictures [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-27 7:48
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Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 64
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Hi all!

Well, this time I don't want to present you a new species, but nevertheless a new discovery for me. When I saw this tiny ice surface, I first didn't realize that there were two very thin ice layers one above the other. This is probably the result of two cold nights with a quite "warm" day inbetween. The result is an amazing 3D-effect, particularly visible on the upper right part.

Technical aspects: I completed my Minolta 100mm Macro with an extension tube (Kenko, Uniplus Tube 25). This allows a closer approach, sometimes necessary or useful with a full frame sensor, but it becomes difficult to take pictures handheld. The depth of view is very limited! But this picture has been taken handheld, because I can't carry too much material with me when I "crawl" through the river Ärgera.

Taken in RAW, basic corrections in Camera RAW (levels, colour temperature, sharpness). Final postprocessing in PS CS4.

Kind regards


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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2010-01-27 7:51]

Hello Markus,
A very impresive image indeed..the effect here is extremley beautiful.The DoF showing off the far ends make it all the more a scene of frozen excellence.Your powerful equipment works wonders here.My compliments.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-01-27 7:59]

Hello markus,
A very exclusive photo in fantastic clear colours. You did a very good choice of composition. Fabulous structures in the ice. Indeed an excellent 3D effect. A great poster on the wall!

Ciao Markus,
uno stupefacente e misterioso effetto tridimensionale, eccellente definizione e grande ricchezza di tonalità dei colori, che mettono in risalto le delicate trasparenze.
Grazie e complimenti
Buona serata
Con amicizia

Hi Markus,

This time we worked with similar objects. Your work looks very nice and show us your photography art skill.

Bravo and TFS

Faszinierend, ich liebe Deine Eisoberflächen so sehr.
Die Muster wechseln, die Farben sind wunderschön.
Man kann der Fantasie freien Lauf lassen uns sieht in the Formen die unterschiedlichsten Dinge.
Ich liebe diese Eisplatten - vielleicht auch deshalb, weil ich eine begeisterte Eisläuferin bin ;-) Habe sogar schweizer Schlittschuhe aus Davos, Fa. Graf.
Da entsteht das Eis aber nicht so natürlich wie hier bei Dir.
Lieben Gruß
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-01-27 8:42]

Hello Markus,

It effect here is extremely beautiful, almost an artwork, the glass clear picture.
You did very well, I can enjoy of these picture.


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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-01-27 9:18]

Hi Markus,
you present us a new species of animals, but you present a new species, but ... a picture. Splendid framing and playback on this issue.
Waiting for next picture!
Have a pleasant evening,

hello Markus,
different glance as always, you isolate very well a scene and present with interesting photographic way, very beautiful result!
keep photographing! TFS

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-01-27 9:53]

Hello Markus,
A very beautiful and interesting ice study where you can clearly see the two layers of thin ice. A very fine composition in lovely colours. No ice visible here in Sweden, only lots of snow!
TFS and regards, Ulla

A nice image in 3-D presentation Markus, the subjective image forms an interesting pattern and good overall composition with fine colour balance. You can easily name a new Amoeba species here!

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2010-01-27 11:55]

Hello Markus
Indeed 3D!
Great details and texture.
I like how work your lens!

Excellent use of photo work to create a work of art!

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-01-27 14:29]

Hi Markus,
Another unusual and great work from you.It looks like a embryo:)Well seen and composed.I liked clarity,exposure and lighting a lot.
Thanks for posting..

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-01-27 16:45]

Hello Markus,
I always enjoy your images they are truly works of art that sooth my soul. This image does that and more, thank you for your great talent.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-01-28 9:20]

Hello Markus,
The effects of changes in temperature can both dramatic and interesting and its effects on water are new experiences, sometimes previously unseen
So I thank you for sharing this 3-D effect that I have never seen before, the fluid water acting like a lens on the ice and well captured with your camera lens with fine focusing in a difficult situation.
With kind regards,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-01-28 20:51]

Hello Markus,
The 3D effect is very evident in this perfectly exposed image. It's funny how your photos have changed my view on things. The last two days when I left work my truck was covered with a thin layer of ice. I caught myself searching for unusual creatures instead of just scraping it off as I usually would do. I hope none of my co-workers saw me intensely studying my windshield while sitting in the parking lot.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-01-29 4:14]

Hi Markus,
very exciting discovery and the phenomena of warm and cold. The effect of day and night.
You have shown us a special formation that is very interesting and exciting too.
i like the delicateness and fine composition by you.
Very well seen minute representative of nature, that is not well shown else where.
Great view and congratulations!


Ciao Markus, fantastic art work by nature, superb composition, splendid light, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-01-29 5:33]

Lieber Markus,
Interesssante Erscheinung, diese doppelte Schicht. Ich hatte so etwas eigentlich auch noch nie bewusst gesehen. Von der Komposition her, gefällt mir dieses Bild weniger als die vorhergehenden, aber die Transparenz die Du mit Deinem neuen Apparat hervorzauberst, die ist schon faszinierend.
Was den grünen Schmetterling betrifft, hast Du ein gutes Gedächnis. Es war wirklich ein Zipfelffalter..diese Jagd wird uns wohl immer in Erinnerung bleiben und wir könnten diesen Frühling die Uebung wiederholen :-)!
Herzlich grüsst

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-01-29 5:53]

Et bien mon ami,cet hiver c'est surement un grande aide pour toi qui es toujours a la recherche des compositions batis de la nature.....et ici on peu voir un tres beau resultat,une peinture abstracte au dessous de laquelle il faut pas lire la signature...elle est dedans les carateristique da la photo et de ton syle super! Mes compliments et bonne soiree',Luciano

Efectivamente, esta toma tiene una dimensión especial. Como siempre con tu típica paleta de colores y una buena luz. Agradable resultado.
Buen fin de semana Markus: Josep Ignasi.

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2010-01-29 16:41]

Hi Markus,
Whatever the reason, it is a really nice image that show the beautiful thing nature can creates, a work of art by freezing water. I like the abstraction of the image my by natural element. Great clarity, good sharpness and good composition. I like it.

Hi dear Markus ,
As always so nice.It is great work.


PS. I donated one photo for you.

bonjour Markus

tu es devenu maître pour ce genre de photographie,
l'excellent POV, DOF et de la façon dont le tout est cadré
dans l'image, contribue énormément à l'effet de 3D,
avec le superbe focus netteté et détails, et jolie luminosité,



Hi Markus,
Your eye for details in nature is very special. Most people, including me, would not have paid this much attention of what is close to our feet. You open a new world for many of us.
The clarity of the ice and shapes in them is beautiful. But what really atracks my eyes in the color contrast between the OOF rocks and the reflected sky in the ice.

Hallo Markus,

Beautiful and quite exclusive shot, very interesting. As Niek said, You have eyes for details of nature. This is simply Art of Glass (or Ice), a fantastic, clear capture of a rarely seen phenomenon. The least I can do is giving a little green star to it.

Question: do You like real 3D (anaglyphe) photography, and if so, do You used to make such pics? I mean this type. I thought it because I'd love to see Your scene in this form, too.

Tfs, best regards, László

Once more, a fantastic composition featuring two layers of ice in this well controlled image, Markus.
You have created yet another genre in nature phtography and how!
Thanks and regards.

hi again Markus!
a beautiful three-dimensional effect ....
well seen the bubbles of oxygen between the slabs of ice
simple but impressive thanks sERGIO

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  • Mello Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 34 N: 480] (2419)
  • [2010-02-08 8:18]

Dear Markus,
I realy liked your last 2 posts, but I'd like to say that this one is the best in My opinion. What a beautiful macro shot: Simply perfect idea and capture.
Thanks a lot for posting and we'll see eatch other here....
Best wishes,

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2010-02-16 12:06]

Hello Markus !
All of your winter and ice pictures are amazing, but this one is my favourite, because of that "3D effect" you mention. Rally a strange feeling to look at this ice formation. I also like the shapes and the colors, it's a real piece of art. Vry well don !

Hi Markus.

You are very creative with nature's artwork. A new standard that is tough to follow in TN. This shot is just amazing and you have composed it so well like a painter and a canvas.

Pleasing tone and harmonious colors.
I like it and best regards.

A new life form discovered in Switzerland!
Well, at least it resembles a water-borne unicellular life-form I used to see in my microscope.

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