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The Horse

The Horse
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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: 2010-07-25
Camera: Sony Alpha 900, Sony 70-200 F2.8 G
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2010-07-27 11:40
Viewed: 3806
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear friends

I can't wait anymore, I'm missing my friends of the community of TN so much. I have a little bit more time by now and I'm glad to come back and meet you all.

So let me dedicate this portrait of an unknown horse to you all. I found it in the river Höllbach (hell's river), an affluent of the river Ärgera, also in the Flysch region of my canton.

In the workshop I have posted the entire stone to give you an idea how I proceed.

Taken in RAW, basic postprocessing like levels, contrast and sharpness in Camera Raw and the final postprocessing in CS4.

Kind regards


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Wellcome back dear Markus! With a magnificent fascinating graphic and refined work. best compliments and many thanks.


Ciao Markus,
bentornato, il tempo ti ha tenuto lontano da TN, ma non ti ha certo tenuto lontano dalla tua ricerca fotografica, nei meandri della Natura, per scovare le forme più astratte che ci può offrire, da te abbiamo imparato che la realtà supera di gran lunga la nostra fantasia, ma questa realtà spesso ci rimane sconosciuta o la osserviamo distratti e poi magari pensiamo di aver scoperto qualcosa che era già nel nostro conscio ed incoscio: bellissima immagine in cui finalmente la nostra fantasia cavalca libera la realtà.
Grazie e complimenti
Buona serata
Con amicizia

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-07-27 17:21]

Hi Markus,

I have missed your magical posts and am so glad to see you back! This "horse" is beautiful and it was so interesting to see the original stone. I was so pleased with myself when I actually saw what you saw. Colors, clarity, composition and framing are magnificent.


Hello Markus,
Indeed, even I had missed you! (And I'm not the most diligent of your visitors here in TN, but I remember more of your photos with appreciation)!
I just finished breaking my brain looking for the "horse" ... I could see him finally get away from my monitor! ... And I say BRAVO!!! ... I call this having imagination!
Excellent work. Thanks for taking the time to post!
Regards, TFS, Jesús

Hi Markus,

another masterpice and fine artwork.
Welcome back.

Good pov and dof.
Fine colours.


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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2010-07-27 23:25]

Hi Markus
this is a fine art picture, one really need a photographic eye to do this

Hi Markus,
A beautiful abstract. Very well composed and captured. Thanks a lot for sharing.

A wonderful arty capture of this amazing rock Markus.
There are lots of amazing rock around here that i photgraph, so I'll post some for youn soon.
Cheers & TFS

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-07-28 4:15]

Lieber Markus,
Sehr erfreut wieder ein Bild von Dir zu sehen...haben lange darauf gewartet! Im WS zeigst Du uns diesen von der Natur so schön gestalteter Stein. Ich hoffe, dass ihr ihn ohne grosse Schwierigkeiten heben könnt. Pass aber auf!! Dein Ausschnitt ist von grosser Schönheit, ein abtraktes Bild, in welchem jeder sehen kann was er will. Die Farben sind so subtil. Wirklich Kunst.
Herzlich grüsst

Hello Markus and nice to see you posting again!
Oh, again, a superb piece of art from you. I think that few of us have the eye for such detailsand inspiration. I think that is hard to be abla to transform a simple sone with wathever mineral inside in a perfect abstract work.
I am comparing your image with the wings of a butterfly, rather than a horse.
All the best

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-07-28 6:25]

Hi Markus,
Extraordinary beauty ..!
Aesthetics of a work of art.
Best wishes,

Ciao Markus, welcome back with us, fascinating abstract composition by nature, wonderful atwork, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-07-28 21:47]

Hi Marcus.
Thanks for your new nice picture. Texture and coloration of the stone is really wonderful and you have represented it at your firm art manner. Great use of great equipment. I think you have satisfied with quality of the lens. Best wishes.

Good Morning Markus,

Nice to see you come back MF! Be sure we also miss you and your geoformation shots too. You really have a great skill for this type of photography. Realy i also see the horse, even its mane located left hand side. Well done MF!
TFS and have a nice day!


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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2010-07-28 23:09]

Lieber Markus,
schön, Dich zurück zu wissen. Der Einstand ist gelungen,die Ärgera wieder in voller Schönheit präsent. Die Körnigkeit des Materials wird verstärkt durch das flach einfallende Gegenlicht. Erstaunlich! Ich werde von mir hören lassen.

Herzlich grüsst Dich Dieter

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-07-29 4:15]

Hello Markus,
such a wonderful composition from you. Your return is very much well come, for the abstract you presented is so different from the rest.
I like the pattern with patchy stroke that resemble coloured pencil.
nicely shown and lovely presentation.


Il est revenu...................
Je me demandais Markus, ce que tu devenais, car tes magnifiques prise de vues manquaient sur TN;
Et ici l'effet artistique est toujours là
Bravo et Merci amitiés

Hi and wellcome back Markus,

A very interesting image.
Without any explanation what this image is difficult to understand.
Each case was lost and obviously a master.
Thanks for sharing and labor.

Kind regards

Bonsoir Markus,
C'est chouette de te revoir sur TN et de découvrir à nouveau tes oeuvres pleines d'imagination et de poésie. J'aime beaucoup les teintes et les structures de cette roche. Je ne parviens cependant pas à voir le cheval... Par contre, je vois un pingouin qui fait du ski à droite vers le bas.... Faudra que je réessaye demain après une nuit de repos! Amitiés,

Eres fiel a tu particular técnica fotográfica, por cierto, muy marcada también en este trabajo, tanto en la luz como en los colores.
Espero que todo te vaya bien. Aquí la famila perfectamente, pero algo harto ya de tanto sol y calor ! ._)

Abrazo: Josep Ignasi.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-07-30 6:48]

Dear Markus,
Nice to see you back on TN!
I love the pastel shades and powdering of black on this piece of Flysch stone and the WS is useful in getting the scale and size of the stone.
The pattern reminds me of the effect of waves on a sandy beach, but that is probably because that is where I recently spent my time with my family.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

After looking at your workshop picture first, the impression of your main image turns out to be truly powerful, Marcus.
That an ordinary stone can conceal an abstract pattern of such extraordinary beauty is something only your discerning eyes can decipher.
It is a great pleasure to look at your work again, my friend.
So don't go hiding once again and keep us spell-bound with your creations.
Best regards.

bonjour Markus
heureuse de te revoir sur TN ! et avec une image magique dont tu as le secret, les teintes sont superbes, le cheval se voit mieux sur l'image du WS mais Anne a raison, on peut laisser vagabonder notre imagination et découvrir d'autres formes,
Passe un bon WE

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-07-31 6:54]

Hello Markus,
How nice to see you back with a new masterpiece. I've missed you very much. Fascinating photo of the wonders in nature. Your choice of composition is fantastic. Splendid colours. Thanks.
Have a good weekend,

The Ever Ethereal Horse. It means so much in you very special style. Fingrs tire....

Dear Markus ,
Another great wrok.

Kind regards

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