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The Window

The Window
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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: 2008-02-19
Camera: Sony A700
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/40 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Abstract ice formations [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-20 11:51
Viewed: 3571
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi all!

I know it's a strange title, because one can't see very much through that window.

I know that usually windows are an aperture to another world, the way where the light comes through.

I know that windows normally offer a view at a landscape, at a town or at the neighbour's house.

I know that a normal window can be opened or closed.

This one here doesn't fulfil any of these criterions. But I was looking through it for a long time before and after I took the picture...

Kind regards


N.B. After a couple of weeks I returned for the first time to my favourite river Ärgera. I was accompanied by my Sony Alpha 700. I took a couple of pictures of small ice surfaces (maybe 20cmx20cm), using my Minolta Macro 100mm f 2.8. The picture has been taken in RAW, handheld, was postprocessed in CS3 (level corrections, sharpness). The layer of ice - about 2cm thick - let the stones of the river shine through.

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Hallo Markus,
was Du alles anstellst mit der gefrorenen Gérine, ist unglaublich. Dein Auge müsste man haben für solche Dinge! Ich glaube der Kurs mit Dir und Anne in Bürchen wird nötig sein. Toll gemacht!
Herzlich grüsst

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-02-20 12:01]
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Maybe it's wonderful that the window is closed and we even can't see landscapes through it - we can sit and think what can we see if somebody open it. And imagine different countries or lands that we'll never see.

Interesting work Markus!

Very different and interesting composition, Marcus.Thanks for sharing

Hello Markus,
Thank you for sharing such closeness of the layer of ice! very unique and impressive indeed!
the river stone underneath the layer can be clearly seen through the ice laye in good clarity, beautiful colour and details!
a very artistic presentation of nature!
well done

Delicada, atractiva y "acaramelada" toma. Bonito trabajo.
Un abrazo Markus.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-02-20 14:01]
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Hi Markus

Now this is a photo for my taste :) I truly like this one!
A great abstract accompanied by a very good note...a bit of mystery and just enough information for our imagination :)

I also see that you took this shot with a very nice new equipment...Is it yours? Did you just purchase it? If yes, then a big congratulations for it!
The results given to you by this good macro lens are terrific and i like the way the texture of the ice is so nicely visible.
The very small bubbles of air are absolutely fantastic and the colors beyond are amazing! Very well composed and exposed, as well!

Bravo, my friend and TFS

Magnifique, comme c'est original, les couleurs sont extraordinaires et la composition fantastique.

Hello Markus,
This is a fine abstraction, with attractive shapes and lines showing that nature is the greatest artist!
Attractive colour palette, sharp fine details...
Pablo -

Hi Markus!
Not all windows were made for those reasons you specified. Your window is similar in function that great artists of history made windows for. To see what I mean, please see the workshop... TFS!

Best regards,

Hello Markus! Amazing picture. Wonderful effect. Excellent art work. Original work. Congratulations. Good luck!

You are the true master of this technique and style...I have seen none better, not here nor on any T' site nor anywhere I else I frequent...you just plain and simple have this down pat!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-21 18:37]

Hello Markus

Another beauty.
The textures and curves of the ice are simply wonderful.It is like frosted glass.
Very good use of the lighting,the colours are beautiful.
Lovely clarity ,with sharp focus and detail.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-02-21 20:16]
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Bonsoir Markus, une fenêtre sur un autre monde, oui. Tellement beau, quelle photo. Tu es l'artiste de l'abstraction du site. La photo est fantastique et avec ces couleurs, c'est étonnant. On se demande ce qui est dessous, un trésor, un autre univers? J'adore Markus, merci!


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  • degani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 322] (2607)
  • [2008-02-21 23:00]

hi Markus,
this is a spectacular abstract image, hte colours and the composition are really great and beautiful, bravo Markus
best regards

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-02-22 3:36]

Hello Markus,
This is a lovely frosted window, not all clear so that you've got to use your imagination! Beautiful composition in lovely colours and interesting patterns.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

Hi Markus,
A feel like in a modern art exhibition!
I like a lot your particular eye to find and present us this kind of images made with every day objects and situations.
It's so good the colours, lights and reflections seen through the window.
Congratulations and thanks for share.
My best regards,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-02-23 12:27]

Hi Markus,
Very artistic shot and the spalsh of colour with the glass effect making it look majestic. These abstract images catch the imagination well and add a fine perspective. Magnificent composition. Kudos.

Hi Markus,
I like the two different color tones in this photo a lot. The blue really brings the yellow alive. The clarity of the ice and the water below it is amazing, something you will not find in the lowlands. The curve from the different layers of ice makes the composition perfect.

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