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The Teeth

The Teeth
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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/8, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-09-28 22:53
Viewed: 3678
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi all!

Don't worry, they won't bite you... :-)

Here you can see in a spectacular way how Flysch is composed of different layers. It's also a picture that demonstrates the effect of erosion, mainly due to the influence of the water. The river Ärgera is just at the bottom of the picture and floods these rocks and Flysch formations during a thunderstorm or during heavy rainfall. The river can swell up to one or even more meters and then carries a lot of stones and pieces of wood away.

Usually, these formations of Flysch are not visible. They are lying under a more or less thick layer of earth. But the Flsch regions are also regions where the water plays a very important rule and its erosion digs these formations... for the pleasure of our eyes!

Kind regards


N.B. Taken in RAW, basic level corrections, imported to PS, level corrections, attenuation of the bright tones, sharpness, a little addition of saturation.

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Hello Markus,
very impressive sight of the Flysch composed of layers of teeth! add a lot of beautiful texture and pattern on our surface earth for us to enjoy!
well captured with good lighting here in great sharpness, nice colour and details
good evening 7.10pm from NZ!
please send my warmest regards to your wife! hope to see you both here in NZ one day!

Lieber Markus,

ich sehe, die Schätze der Ärgera sind noch lange nicht alle gehoben. E ist tatächlich unglaublich, was Du so entdeckst und gekonnt in Szene setzt. Ich werde nochmals Kontakt aufnehmen, um beim Heben zu helfen!

Herzlich grüsst

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-09-29 0:39]

Lieber Markus,
Hier finden wie die Zickzack-Strukturen wieder, die Du in Deinem letzten Bild schon angedeutet hattest. Es nimmt mich Wunder, wie sich diese regelmässigen Zacken wohl geformt haben. Schönes, ausgewogenes Bild mit feinen gelb-grau Tönen. Wirklich faszinierend der Flysch! Herzlichen Dank auch für deinen Besuch bei meinem Bild
Herzliche Grüsse

Ciao Markus,
oltre ad essere un'interessante documentazione scientifica hai colto l'immagine con un'angolazione perfetta che mette in risalto i bellissimi effetti grafici delle rocce e gli aspetti "artistici", i colori inoltre hanno una gamma di tonalità straordinaria e la definizione dei dettagli è ottima.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-09-29 1:18]

Hello Markus,
thanks my friend for writing and telling me what you felt towards the shot I've posted. I really appreciate what you have commented, what you advised and what you asked me to proceed. Indeed what you said is true and I dont mind that as it is my feedback and it acts as a learning opportunity. I do hope you continue to do so as one would felt bored commenting on a piece of shot that seldom meet the norms. Thanks again Markus please feel free and your conscience is clear.
The shot above is very geological and I guess youre along that profession as people wont give special attention to this type of subjects, but you really do.
It is of course unique producing special pattern and texture. The colours are soft and nice. Nice way of composing in a frame.


Hi Markus,

Well taken and interesting image. Thanks to the water that reveals these wonders to us.


You have a discerning eye for these formations, Markus, and this one is a real beauty.
The tooth-like formations in diagonal orientation make this an artistic composition.
The colours too are very interesting.
TFS and regards.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-09-29 6:30]

Expertly framed, and another classic 'Heaven' masterpiece. You would love it where i live Markus, the geology is wonderful here too. Wonderful stuff.

Another great photo from "heaven"... ;) Very nicely detailed and lit. Also very interesting... Thanks for sharing Markus.


Hello Markus
I have seen many times in Romania this kind of rocks, in fact, this kind of teeth, along the mountain streams.
I like the different colors of the rocks...

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-09-29 11:02]

Hi Markus. Nature has made some wonderful shape and patterns in the rocks. As you say they look like layers of teeth . Goo d detai land natural colours. I wonder how many years this has taken to happen. TFS.

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2008-09-29 15:15]
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Very eye-pleasing, indeed, Markus.

A word about the scale (e.g., size of a typical tooth) would have helped.



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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-09-29 22:40]

Hello Markus,
As I look back over your last nine images I love the colours and at times it is really restful to escape from the greens! This is another very beautiful observation of yours. The tooth-like flysch formations are amazing and make up such a beautiful pattern. You've really found your own style that is admirable!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hello Markus! Very interesting rocks. Good lightness and brightness, very good sharpness, nice colours. Original picture. Well done!

A mi entender, realismo en los colores y en las texturas. Bien representados esos estratos, con gran plasticidad que potencia los relieves. Buena luz. Como en tus últimas fotografías has " sacando petróleo " de escenas que pasan a veces desapercibidas.
Un saludo: J. Ignasi Tejedor.

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-09-30 1:13]

It's the skin of dragon?
Really great!

Bonjour Markus,
C'est une autre présentation fort intéressante autant au niveau des notes que de la photo elle-même. c'est un autre bon exemple que la nature nous revèle des formes et designs surprenants. Les détails et la prise de vue sont parfaits. Merci!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-09-30 7:44]

Hello Marcus,
A fine title of a fine capture of these vertical Flysch strata, the forces of nature treating them according to their durabilty. great composition, colours and lighting to show us this geolical phenomenon with fine sharpness.
Interesting photo and interesting note and I thank you for sharing both!

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-09-30 12:53]

Hi Markus,
great photo of these teeth :-) They remind me of a pair of scissors I used to have that had teeth like this instead of a normal blade, I remember it made a nice pattern when you cut something with it :-)
Very sharp and crisp.
Excellent texture.
Superb composition.

Well done, Markus!


Hi Markus,
An another excellent capture of this stratified geological formation. It represents the "systema nature" with its ordinary sturcture. Wonderful in all around.
TFS this fine image.


They will not bite me if I don't climb them:-) Your images of patterns and such still amaze me..if anything you are very consistent...

Bonjour Markus,
j'aime beaucoup tes natures mortes et compositions minérales, givrées, gelées, glacées.A mon humble avis, il faut avoir un sens artistique inné que ne possède pas tout photographe.Cette nouvelle compo très graphique est une nouvelle pierre à ton édifice et une inspiration pour moi, car je passe souvent à côté !

Félicitations, Thierry

PS : je remarque quand même, que le forum de TN te le bien! il y-a ainsi des artistes parmi nous, et c'est un plus.

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2008-09-30 23:44]

Ce ne sont pas les dents de la mer mais ces formations rocheuses sont aussi impressionnantes.
Bonne journée.

Hi Marcus,
Very interesting image vith excellent textures and geometry.TFS.


Hi Markus,
You keep on uploading these very cool and original photos. I noticed that these were not just from a recent trip so it looks like you know this place as if it was the back pocket of the pants. (Dutch translation) I like the jagged shapes and how the different layers of minerals a different in strength. The diagonal lines make the photo even more interesting.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-10-01 15:32]

Hello Markus,
Looks quite similar to the rows of teeth in a sharks jaw only if they were surrated. Very cleaver nimage Markus.

This image shows us a very interesting toothy texture. Isn't it fortunate that you and your camera just happen to reside in an area rich in flysch formations. Happy coincidence.

Evelynn : )

Hi Marcus, great composition with fantastic graphic, superb design by nature, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-10-04 1:20]

Hi Markus

You know how much i like your abstracts and you know i can't stay away too much from them...so i think the feeling is mutual when it comes to criticizing another and another and another good shot between us :)
I hope to be able to go to some lower mountains soon (primarily to get some autumn landscapes) and perhaps i will also be back with some interesting abstracts, too :)

Anyway, this is another pleasure and yet another interesting details about the Flysch. It keeps impressing me how many colors and shapes it can have and how much it makes our imagination fly... Excellent shot here, with a lovely diagonal displacement of the strata, splendid tones and natural contrasts everywhere and again a nice presentation.

Bravo and TFS

Hi Markus
I like the artistic composition of your rock portrait. It reminds me of a range of mountains we have here call the Sawtooth Range. Interesting colours, textures and lines.
TFS Janice

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