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Twig of Freedom for Saeed

Twig of Freedom for Saeed
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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/6.3, 1/40 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-03 12:50
Viewed: 3698
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 50
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Dear friends

A couple of days ago, our friend Saeed from Iran posted a picture named "Freedom". It showed some heads of fish and had a strong symbolic character. The administrators of our site deleted it. They certainly have their reasons, and I respect them.

When I encountered this dead twig in the river Ärgera, captivated in the frozen water, I thought at Saeed and tried again to understand what he wanted to tell with his message. I don't know why the cold colours created by the ice and the dead twig called up the association with freedom...

Maybe you know...

I dedicate this picture to Saeed and hope it will restore freedom to him.

Kind regards


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Los comentarios que te hice ayer servirían para hoy amigo Markus. Un bonito juego de transparencias, ámbares y luces que dejan traslucir esa rama que quedó atrapada.
Un saludo y que descanses: Josep Ignasi.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-02-03 13:03]

Guten Abend Markus,
es sieht so aus als eine Aquarella wäre. Magnific Bild.
Eine sehr schönes Stück von gefrorenen Landschaft.
Ich bin sicher , dass sich Saeed sher freuet.
Schönen Abend noch,

a piece of art,Markus,but especially a powerful symbol
nice dedication to our Iranian friend that i share,
i enjoy the magnificent effect of twig trapped to the ice

thanks ciao sERGIO

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  • maurydv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3099 W: 115 N: 9490] (36428)
  • [2010-02-03 13:33]
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Ciao Markus,
una fantastica dedica al nostro amico Saeed, di cui ricordo molto bene la sua immagine di grande impatto comunicativo, tanto che credo rimarrà impressa per molto tempo nella mente di chi ha avuto occasione di vederla; la tua immagine non ti mette KO, cattura semplicemente lo sguardo e non ti lascia più andare, una bellezza così raffinata che non si possono trovare parole a spiegarla.
Grazie e complimenti
Buona notte
Con amicizia

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-02-03 13:50]

Salut Markus,tu t'amuse beaucoup avec cet hiver eh?Et encore une fois tu donne nous un fantastique example de ta classe,sovien moi un peu un pierre d'ambre,des details et des couluers fanatstiques...mes plus gros compliments,bon Jeudi,Luciano

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-02-03 15:06]
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Hi Markus,

A wonderful dedication to Saeed. This could be a poster for the struggle for freedom. Another picture that could only have come from your camera with your always highly artistic quality. I love the colors, patterns and frame.


Hi Markus,
This is breathtaking. All the details on the ice surface (and below), and everything else is absolutely on top quality. Above all, a beautiful dedication to Saeed, although I still don't know why this pic is associated with freedom anyhow. For me it seems just the opposite. But of course it doesn't effect the quality of the image at all.
Friendly regards, László

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-02-03 22:27]

Hello Markus

A beautiful image - well seen and captures very skillfully.

Best wishes


Hallo Markus
I wish I had more time.
Crystal clear details captured here. The texture of the ice is magic. A great and well worthy dedication. Kind regards and thanks for sharing.

Hello Markus,
splendid subject, the photo output is great and what a dedication!
keep photographing! TFS

Ciao Markus, fascinating artwork by nature, splendid light and colors, superb composition, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-02-04 0:50]

Hello Markus,
Another wonderful photo. I can't get enough watching at this attractive composition. Every little part is interesting and together it's fantastic. The more you look the more you see. The colours of each detail are amazing. I see a great DOF in it. I like it very much!
Very deserved dedication.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-02-04 1:18]
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Hello Markus,
For me it is unusual to see such icy pictures as we don't have the kind of water to form such views and everything is covered with snow.
Once again you have created a fine image based on ice and the richness of patterns that its formation produces as here together with a twig frozen in.
I fully agree with you in your sentiments about our friend Saeed and the plight of his fellow citizens. Let us hope that the restrictions imposed by his country will one day melt away like this ice will and free the twig of human rights!
Thanks and kind regards to you,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-02-04 4:14]

Lieber Markus,
Dieses so symbolische Bild wird Saeed sicher freuen, da seine eigene Vorstellung von "Freiheit" hier nicht gewürdigt wurde. Vielleicht ist es auch besser so, zum Schutz unseres Fotografen.
Farblich subtiles Bild, sehr künstlericher Aufbau und so fein suggestiv..auch schön der goldene Glanz hinter dem Eis, sind doch echte Schätze eben oft verborgen .
Hezlich grüsst
Werde nächste Woche im Chalet sein

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-02-04 7:49]

Hi Markus,
Beautiful thought and dedication...
Ice over, fantastic composition.
best wishes,

Hallo Markus,
Deine Eiskollektion wird immer interessanter.
Die Luftbläschen sind so toll und besonders gefällt mir der Teil unten links, wie kleine blaue Pyramiden.
Danke, tolles Bild
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Markus,

Nice job, very effective lighting and composition. The texture of the ice surface just incredible. Well taken.
TFS and have a nice night and WE!


Hi Markus.
Tis is realy great photo from real nature. Very artistic.
All everything with viewpoint are amazing.
Thanks for sharing and kind regards,

Hi dear Markus, My kind friend,

Many thanks for this great dedication for me.
I do not know how thank for you and your kind heart.

I believe, nationality, language and culture can not individualize people in the world, because the human have common language which is kindness, love and friendship.
undoubtedly special this is the same result expected from the art of photography too.

This kindness is your heart.

Photographers of nature and who that loves nature really are lover of FREEDOM.

I thank you from this precious dedication and i love it forever.

Kind regards and best wishes

PS. Excuse me for this demurral,because internet has problem in my country these days.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-02-06 4:11]

Hi Markus,
what am i going to say again for the art created by nature is perfect. You have shown it very well making it so exciting and wn and pleasant.
well shown and your eyes are so wonderful in locating this.


Hi Markus,

what an exellent detailed picture with fine colours.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-02-09 21:03]

Hello Markus,
It takes a special or unique ability to see beauty in some of the most unlikely places, and I see from your images that you have that talent.
Super detail, wonderful exposure, great DOF and natural coloration!!
Great title and a very fitting tribute to Saeed. TFS.

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  • chudy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 176] (899)
  • [2010-02-17 15:54]

Hi Markus!!!
Beautiful dedication to Saeed, the freedom is an inalienable law of every man!!!
Unpleasantly for me if it is somewhere differently, but even for your twig he will light the sun and he will free her of ice.
I am greeting Slawek

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-02-22 11:52]

Hello Markus.
Wonderful artistic photo in a great composition. The texture of the ice is very good.Very beautiful colours.
Best regards Siggi

hello Markus
what a great scene of a piece of art of ice. different, but great post. it looks a flowered plant, especially from thumbnail. you greatly presented it. exposure,composition and frame very nice. it is also nice dedication. thanks for sharing, best wishes

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