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Mosaic made with Flysch

Mosaic made with Flysch
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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: 2006-09-02
Camera: KonicaMinolta Dynax7D, Minolta AF 28-70 f 2.8
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-08 2:28
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi all!

When I look at the success I had with my last posting (Delicate Arch) I should keep posting pictures of that kind... But I can't help coming back to what I like most. Here, I'm fascinated by the colours and patterns.

This picture is hanging in our living-room, it is the favourite of my wife. I took it about two years ago when I prepared an exhibition. My wife hoped I wouldn't sell it. She was right, and now it decorates our walls...

It is a typical image of what one can find in the regions with Flysch. It's very fragile sandtone with piled layers. The yellow and orange parts are the result of oxidation. These layers are very fragile and change their aspect after every rain.

Kind regards

N.B. As usually, taken in RAW, imported to PS, level corrections and sharpness.


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To Seabird: Good luck!Heaven 1 09-10 11:32
To cataclysta: Art and natureHeaven 1 09-10 06:53
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Hi Marcus
Colors, patterns and geology ;-) Great photo. Yellow, orange, grey, different light on the left and different on the right side. Also great texture. Simple but perfect. Art and nature
I like it very much

You amaze us with this totally unconventional subject for photography, Marcus.
And what an amazing image you have captured here! The mosaic of crumbling stones is so very attractive and artistic. No wonder your wife preferred to hang it on the wall of your house.
This picture is, indeed, a masterpiece and stands apart for its originality and unsurpassable beauty.
TFS and regards.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-09-08 3:47]

Hello Markus, wonderful shot of this formations with nice colours.
TFS and Regards,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-09-08 4:06]

Lieber Markus,
Jetzt stellst du uns vor ein steiniges Puzzle und wir können nur staunen..farblich so subtil, grau und gelbliche Töne, etwas vom Schönsten. Die Teilchen des Mosaiks perfekt verteilt, ohne dass die menschliche Hand nachgeholfen hat. Technisch auch perfekt. Was will man mehr?
A schöne Tag no und liäbi Grüess

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-09-08 4:14]

Hi Markus,another time i must say you thanks for this very interesting work whit note and pics very great!! My best compliments,have a nice week,Luciano

Hi Markus, another beautiful natural formations created by nature. Great colours and design!
Many thanks for sharing this beauty my friend!


Intéressante texture bien géométrique.
Bonne journée.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-09-08 4:48]

Hi Markus,
it's the soft transition of colour and tone from left to right that really appeals to me, not that the rest isn't superb either...you wife has good taste :o)

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-09-08 5:38]

Hi Markus,
Another artistic image with such variety of colours, details and forms. Looks so pleasant to the eyes. You really have created a niche for yourself and I for one is enjoying each and everyone of them. Very neat and sharp with beautiful lighting. Thanks for sharing this fine image.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-09-08 7:30]

Hello Markus,
another brilliant abstract.
I really like all the geometric shapes here.
Superb detail and clarity.
Very well composed.
You have an incredible eye for a photo!


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-09-08 10:03]

Hi Markus.
Your wife and you are right. It is wonderful decoration of the living room and out TN gallery. Nature pattern is always the best. And you managed to reflect colour palette, texture, shapes and sizes greatly. So refined, nice abstract work. Bravo.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-09-08 10:46]

Hi Markus. I see a jigsaw being made in your picture , with a pile of pieces to do and some you have already done. You will think i am mad . I would have seen this on the coast of Southern England but never taken a picture . fine colours and shapes. TFS.

Hello Marcus,
Here we see another fine image of the Flysch! a true beauty of nature of it's own!
good colour contrast on the grey and the brighter ones!
makes a fine decoration on the wall as well
many thanks for the sharing

Hi Markus!

Although I liked the Delicate Arch I say you should keep posting flysch photos!
This is one I'd gladly hang on the wall too, I think this is the best one of the series! It looks like a puzzle unsolved, a very colorful one. The left side with the different patterns get the image balanced.
Now I have to add one more of your photos to my favorites :)

Best regards,

Hi Markus,
A nice capture of this beautifully composed art of nature. Very well seen and well captured with a nice view. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-09-10 6:12]
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J'aime beaucoup, beaucoup ces textures et ces couleurs, ces belles roches qui nous présentent des patterns différents et magnifiques. C'est vrai Markus que tu excelles dans les photos de paysages mais je dois dire avoir un ptit faible pour les abstraits que tu fais. Merci!


Hi, Marcus,

an excellent capture with great artistic value. very well done. tfs.

just want to say Hi before I take a half-year break from TN. many thanks for the encouragement, pointers and insightful notes all along. i have had a great time at TN. But I guess it's time for me to stay focused on my study and the Final Exam, which is just less than 5 months away.

take care, my respected TN friend. I will certainly miss you and other photography mentors here.

Man Yee

Hi Markus,
Certainly this is a studio about patterns, sizes, forms, textures and colours.
So what else can be asked for?
I like the proposed framing, with both sides of warm and neutral hues on the small pieces.
Just wondering how it looks like when it becomes wet.
A very special picture which I thank to you for share with us.
Warm regards,

Hi dear Markus ,
So nice.It has excellent patterns.
Light and details are wonderful.
Great work as always.

Kind regards my dear friend

hello markus,
another fine capture, you have presented us so many shots from nature which we alwyas admire but never tried out to capture. you have this special ability to see where i amy simply ignore.
excellent details captured , the mosaic pattern on the stones looks beautiful with natural shades and fine composition,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-09-12 10:19]

I like your work on textures, very well done, clever composition and technically strong, Thanks Marcus for this beauty!


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-09-12 23:11]

Hello Markus,
I'd love to see this blown-up on your wall!! I wonder what size it would be? It is a very beautiful pattern in wonderful natural earthy colours. I often intend to look more for patterns in nature but there is so much to look out for so I get lost! Easier in the autumn when the insects are gone and the birds are quieter! Many thanks for sharing this!
Kind regards, Ulla

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-09-13 7:31]

Hi Markus

Another impressive abstract from you, my dear friend!
I'm happy that you have not been corrupted in any way and that you still keep your very original approach to nature photography. For me, it's a constant source of inspiration!

This photo here is absolutely amazing in textures and geometrical shapes. Add to that a soft but evident color graduation and you've got a splendid mosaic, indeed.


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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2008-09-13 9:26]

Hi Markus!

Simple ideas are the best! This 'satellite picture' looks great. Very interesting details and lesson in geology.

Hi Markus,
The last time we wrote about the use of the grad ND filter. This just looks like a grad ND filter. The subtle transition of the grey sandstone to the more brown tone is as a ND grad would look like. But here its all nature and that's what makes it stunning. I love all the different shapes and details in this photo and how you can see that it consist out of many different layers.

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