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Blurred - for our Ladies on TN

Blurred - for our Ladies on TN
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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: 2010-02-01
Camera: Sony Alpha 900, Minolta 100 f2,8 Macro
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-14 6:21
Viewed: 3480
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi all!

I would like to dedicate this picture to all the Ladies that are a member of our community. Isn't it Valentine's Day? Isn't it the moment to tell them that I love them? The soft shapes of these ice covered stones and the delicate pastel colours made me think at them...

Usually, we tend to present sharp pictures with a deep clarity. When I was out that day looking for some interesting icy surfaces, I first believed I wouldn't take any pictures at all. It was quite warm the day before, the ice began to melt and the water flowed over the surface. At night it froze again and it started to snow a little. All this created this blurred surface that finally attracted my attention. I was delighted to realize that a blurred picture can be nice... at least for me.

Taken in RAW, basic corrections in Camera RAW (colour temperature, levels, sharpness). Import to PS CS4 and final postprocessing.

Kind regards


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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-02-14 6:30]

Hallo Markus,
sehr gute deine diese außergewöhnliche Idee!
Eine Widmung des herrlichen Damen TN.
Super POV.

bonjour Markus

en ce jour du Saint-Valentin nous sommes des voisins dans TN,
une très jolie photographie de cette glace qui a pris forme
comme un pastel et qui est pixelisé pour donner cet effet graphique,
et aux formes sensuelles, jolie photo dédié aux Dames de TN,



Thank you Markus for this beautiful dedication!
This is a very attractive composition, with nice relief and curves, beautiful soft tones and a perfect frame. It looks like a painting... Good evening,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-02-14 7:27]

Hello Markus,
A cold dedication from a warm heart! Many thanks for this gift that is very beautiful and most unusual. I like the shapes and the blurred effect. Very well done!
TFS and have a nice evening, Ulla

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-02-14 8:41]

Hello Markus,
A fantastic dedication...so beautiful. Most of all I like the pastel colours and wonderful shapes in the photo. A real piece of art.

Ciao Markus,
una dedica fantastica a tutte le amiche di TN; per questa immagine mi viene da commentare che "la realtà supera la fantasia", non credo sia possibile immaginare pittoricamente tanta bellezza, nessun orafo riuscrà mai a produrre una filigrana di tale splendore ......, le tue immagini sono molto stimolanti e qualche volta mi cimento anch'io in questo genere d'immagini .....
Grazie e complimenti
Ti auguro una buona settimana
Con amicizia

Hi Markus,
vielen Dank für diesen eisigen Gruß - so verpackt mit den liebevollen Worten ist es wirklich ein Genuß - und mir gefällt es, der Fantasie freien Lauf zu lassen um mir vorzustellen, was sich unter dem Eispanzer verbirgt.
Herzlichen Dank und lieben Gruß
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Markus!

It's indeed nice to see among all the definite lines of pictures we see. Softness with the low amount of colors but still with good contrast does make it special. And while being soft it doesn't lack details. TFS!

Best regards,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-02-14 10:24]

Hi Markus. Once again you keen eye has seen this beautiful picture in the water. As you say it has the soft look about it. with nice shapes and pastle colours. well taken TFs.

Hi Markus,
Really nice gesture to dedicate a pic to all the ladies on the site. Maybe not Your most spectacular shot ever, but a symbolic one full of details. Interesting experiment. Tfs.
Have a happy Valentine's Day, friendly regards, László

Hi Markus. Excellent and wonderful photo from nature art. Texture and composition are great. Nice dedication to ladies too.
Best regards

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-02-14 13:07]

Hello Markus,
Your work always makes me pause and think, this is another wonderful image Markus. Thanks for having such an artistic eye.

hello Markus,
splendid frozen art, beautiful glance and photo output!
keep photographing! TFS

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-02-14 15:07]
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Salut mon ami,je suis encore une fois en difficulte' pour commenter cette nouvelle surprise depuis ta maniere de voir l'hiver..c'est une autre fantastique composition,l'art au plus haut niveau.Mes compliments,je pense que les dames de TN apprecieront surement! Bonne semaine,LUCIANO

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-02-14 15:47]

Hi Markus,

As one of the TN ladies, I thank you for this beautiful Valentine. Once again I am in awe of your ability to see such wonderful things that are there for all of us to see - but we don't. This is so soft and pretty with such lovely colors and patterns and textures. The more I look at it the more I see and the more I love it.


Hi Mrkus,

another piece of art and i like you serie.
Fine colours and exllent details.


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2010-02-14 23:02]

Hi Markus

A lovely and unusual composition - I like the muted tones and forms.

Best wishes


Hi Markus,

You are so kind and centilmen that you dedicate this impresive nature art to our lady friends.
Thanks a lot MF!
Have a great day!


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-02-15 1:19]

Hi Markus,
It's an artistic capture and lovely dedication
for Ladies on TN.I liked composition and
visual impact a lot.Have a great week!
Thanks for posting..

As usually Markus, a very fine and art-like image. And, maybe like you, not always I agree with perfect sharpness in a picture, a bit of softness is welkome, especually in this kind of abstract images.
Thank you also for your dedication!
All the best,

The texture of the snow flurry on the stones is like meticulous strokes with a fine brush on the canvas by an assiduous artist, Markus. That is where the beauty and appeal of this abstraction from nature lie. We are not counting on clarity here; that would turn the image mundane, as a matter of fact.
Once again, a subtle creation that suits the occasion of Valentine's Day on which we essentially think of pure love.
Thanks and regards.

Hi dear Markus ,
So nice shot and beautiful dedication.

I like it.
And happy Valentine's Day.

Kind regards and best wishes dear Markus


ciao Markujs!
splendida dedica alle donne di T.N. con un altra geniale macro
il grafismo del ghiaccio che ognuno di noi puo' tradurre a suo modo

grazie ciao sERGIO

... no solamente para tí Markus !

Otra vez una preciosa creación, con unos interesantes trazos blancos que en un principio me dio la impresión de que estuviera manipulado...
Además, una acertada dedicatoria !


Ciao Markus, fantastic artwork, lovely dedication to TN ladies, splendid composition, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2010-02-16 1:02]

Another excellent macro/abstract from you, my friend!
I really like how you've concentrated on the "silhouettes" of these rocks under ice and how well you managed to capture their contour and even colors. This is a very well balanced exposure!
Also, i really like the look of the overall texture as it adds a lot to the mood and it enhances the cold feel of this photo.
Wonderful work once again, Markus!

Bravo and TFS

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-02-16 4:38]

Hi Markus,
a very special dedication to the ladies. As usual the unusual piece of art from you is very special, and it is appropriate for the dedication.
i like the way you see the subject and you present it well.
The place you live must be very exciting and fillrd with beauty and peacefulness.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-02-16 5:23]

Lieber Markus,
Bin zurück aus dem Wallis und entdecke Deine liebenswürdige Widmung an alle "Damen" von TN. Hab herzlichen Dank. Du bist ja wirklich ein grosser Charmeur!
Erstaunlich all die Formen, die das Eis annehmen kann. Dieses "verschleierte" Bild zeigt uns wieder einen anderen Aspekt der Eisflächenstrukturen. Wirklich interessant und natürlich auch ein künstlerisches Bild.
Liäbi Grüäss

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-02-16 9:38]

Hallo Markus,

You shows us a splendid artwork
Splendid frozen art, beautiful glance on the photo
Very well done.

Best regards,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-02-16 12:07]

Hello Markus,
Whatever the cause of the slight blurring, the effect of the ice in this state over the stones underneath is quite fascinating. I like the abstact pattern it has created and the softness of the texture makes a fine tribute to the gentle sex of our species.
Here's to the ladies of TN!
Thanks and my best wishes to you,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-02-16 20:12]
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Hello Markus,
I agree with you on this particular shot. The slightly blurred surface makes this image stand out and demands your attention. The textures and barely visible colors makes you really study this photo, and then you begin to see the inner beauty. Nicely composed!! TFS.

Oh! what nice dedication for our female friends! This is an impacting graphic paint. Best compliments and nice to meet you dear Markus.
I saw your gallery too and consider it relly a fantastic box of delicate hansome works. Soon.


Hi Markus.

Top drawer Nature's Art and I'm sure this is a great pleasure for TN ladies. Really fine graphism and very well thought framing. The subdued tone and yet so much details are so pleasing.

Best regards,

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