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Icy Perspective

Icy Perspective
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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
Categories: River
Camera: Sony A700
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Abstract ice formations [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-09 9:54
Viewed: 4749
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi all!

It's spring, sure, but here at my home it's still very cold in the morning, although it gets quite warm in the afternoon. We had -5°C this morning, -12°C two days ago. I tell you this in order to justify icy postings... I went to the mountains today, too, and again made a series of pictures in snow and ice. But don't worry, in a couple of weeks I'll post some flowers...

I found this very small ice surface down at the river Ärgera near my home. I used my 100mm Macro lens and was at a distance of about 60cm. Taken free hand in RAW, level corrections in PS, attenuation of the bright tones, sharpness and then crop and jpg for TN.

Kind regards


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To eqshannon: Nothing to be sorry about...Heaven 1 03-11 05:10
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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-03-09 10:00]

Hi Markus

Another outstanding ice shot revealing the true beauty of simple things. Well seen and thanks for showing it to us.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-03-09 10:02]

Hi Markus. A very good ice picture from you. with so much detail ans shapes. I like the way the air has been trapped in the ice. as you say spring will be with you and then the colours of the flowers somthing to look forward to. well doen TFs.

Hello my dear friend from Switzerland!
This is a pure beauty of mother nature from your outstanding work through an artist and naturalist's eye! much appreciated for the sharing!
A very fine image with perfect exposure and focus with perfect details in the shot!
well done
my best regards to you and family

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-03-09 11:46]

À quand l'exposition dans une galerie d'art avec toutes ces magnifiques photos d'art de la nature? C'est fantastique Markus, elles sont belles et je me sens privilégiée de pouvoir regarder ainsi de si belles oeuvres. Wow, quelle composition et comme tu as l'oeil de lynx pour trouver l'art de la nature. Merci!


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  • gondox Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 356 W: 65 N: 342] (1585)
  • [2008-03-09 14:13]

Hi Markus!

The right side formations seem like 3d perspectivical cubes! The lines lead the eyes to the top left "broken window" effect. Perfect geometry of nature...
TFS, and let me thank you for your kind words on my shots too, they help me a lot to find my way here!

Best regards,

Hello Markus,

Beautiful composition. I prefer this one than the last one. Excellent sharpness. Beautiful shape in the ice. Nice reflections of the light. Nice colours too.


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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-03-10 2:21]

Hello Markus,
another fabulous icy abstract!
I love the different angles and patterns in it.
Great detail and clarity.
Nice composition.
Once again this proves you have an exceptional eye for a photo!
Thanks for sharing this one,


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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-03-10 6:02]
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Hi Markus,
nice sharp detail and superb clarity, i like the strong, almost geometrical shapes that make up your composition here. Well balanced shot, i'll miss your winter abstracts!

Sorry I have been absent from your gallery..Sometimes when I see your name pop up on another's picture i am reminded. Today it was you on mine and thanks for that I come back once more...and to a lovely image which somehow..and this is only me, brings me thoughts of a fine whiskey...top of the line or perhaps scotch..not sure why...Perhaps it proves that good photography in advertising works well in purchasing...although I am more of a beer drinker.. A lovely and thoughtful image...I like it...
PS The bird was supposed to be small...it was kind of the idea of the image..I know...don't worry about it..your a COOL GUY.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-03-10 10:21]

Hi Markus

I think every season is very beautiful especially in such a wonderful country such as Switzerland :)
But instead of showing the wide view, you are able to seek and find beauty in the smallest and most common places - such as here :)
Again a very interesting abstract shot and another very nice geometrical composition.
It's a nicely balances shot - with spots on the left and stripes on the right - all exposed correctly and with just a little touch of colors, to bring the extra textures out even better.
Very well done, my friend!

Bravo and TFS

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-03-11 0:07]

Hi Markus,
I saw our gallery and looked again at the country where you are from, yes and then the notes here made sense to me, been wondering why so much of ice:)There is a lot of association that one make with Switzerland and the its wide scenic beauty.

The shot here is a good one, looking so much like a broken shards of glass.The little bubbles of water frozen under the glass are nicely captured.

TFS & Cheers

Hi Markus, splendid ice composition, great abstract painting, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-03-11 19:19]

Hi Markus,
You have got a way with these sort of images and portray them so beautifully. Actually you make a piece of art from the most common. Excellent shot with fantastic details. just the right kind of lighting and perfectly exposed. Great POV to get the right angle and the composition is superb. Kudos.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-03-11 20:34]
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Hello Markus

It is still Winter here,the ground is covered in deep snow.
I like this composition,the bubbles in the ice make lovely patterns in the ice.
Very good lighting and contrast.
Another lovely abstract image.


oooh... another nice icy pattern. I really like the lines, and angles and geometric shapes. Good eye!

Evelynn : )

Belle continuité dans la série, les motifs géométriques ressortent bien.
Bonne journée.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-03-13 4:16]

Very nice patterns and textures Markus, it's like an abstract painting. Well seen and well done, thanks!


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-04-18 11:25]

Salut Markus,c'est la premiere fois que je visite ta galerie,il y a des photos d'hiver vraiment extraordiaires,une differente maniere de montrer la nature avec une collection d'images particulierement artistiques,mes plus gros compliments,j'ai choisi ca mais il y en a beaucoup qui merite!!Bonne fin de semaine,Luciano

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