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The enchanting ballerina

The enchanting ballerina
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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, Zeiss-Sony 24-70mm f.2.8
Exposure: f/18.0, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2010-09-01 23:20
Viewed: 4042
Points: 48
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Hi all!

She's so beautiful, graceful and sensual that even the bird sat down on a branch to watch her dancing. Her enchanting movements were putting a spell on the bird as well as on the viewer...

Indeed, I contemplated her for a long moment before I took the picture. I was fascinated by her apparition and when the sun sent some tender rays to highlight her I released the shutter. Its click almost was a disturbing element...

I found her in the bed of my favourite river Ärgera in the Plasselbschlund. In order to show you what this valley is like I have put a picture in the workshop.

Taken in RAW, basic postprocessing in Camera RAW like levels, contrast, white balance and sharpness. Final postprocessing in PS.

Kind regards


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Hello Markus!
Beautiful ballerina indeed! So you joined the little bird (down on the right corner!!) to watch her dance!! :-))
Great eyes to see her and immortalize her!
Great pov, natural colors! But real challenge was to find her.
TFS this beauty!

Hi Markus,
We are neighbors toady. A very well thought abstract captured by you of this lovely ballerina performing dance. Excellent composition and colors. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-09-02 1:51]

Hello Markus.
Beautiful shot! Excellent lighting and detail of this dance ballerina. I really like your pictures, well done.Best regards Siggi

Ciao Markus, an other wonderful natural composition from you, splendid "ballerina" excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Markus. Impressive graphic impact. Top details and sharp with exciting light. Another excelelnte work.


I "saw" the ballerina even in the thumb-nail before opening it in full size, Markus. This is a terrific example of Gestalt, in my reckoning.
I must consider this among your most artistic compositions till date. I like the story about your communion with this image embedded in rock and created by Mother Nature.
Looking at the workshop picture of the location, I was filled with envy with you; I could give anything to live in a place like that!

Hello Markus,
Beautiful graphic elements, your very interesting interpretations along these lines created by nature! A very artistic work.
Ciao, Melania.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-09-02 8:08]

Hello Markus,
Another beauty. Just to enjoy for a longer period. There's so much to see. Very good quality!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-09-02 14:55]

Salut Markus,j'ai etais toujours fascine' par ta fantastie et aujourd'hui tu demontre une nouvelle fois ta classe dans le trovuer des choses a voir en regardant les pierres....tres belle qualite' de la photo aussi! Mes compliments et bonne journee',Luciano

Hello Markus,

yea another piece of ature art.
You find it again and again.
Good pov and sharpness.
fine colours.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-09-03 12:57]

Dear Markus,
I like the pastel colours, the beautiful curves, indeed an attractive abstract composition that can be interpreted in several ways including ballet. The rock itself is also fascinating and would gladden the heart of any geologist.
Thanks and have a great weekend,

Salut Markus!
Je ne sais pas ce que je préfère: les formes, la texture, les teintes subtiles... C'est vraiment bien vu! Car tout est dans ton regard finalement... quand d'autres passeraient sans rien voir de cette beauté. Merci pour ce regard et bon weekend,

Hallo Markus
I saw tiny ballerina especially on thumbnail just before opening large version. I found a shadow of blackbird in right corner. this is fascinating scene as like your previous post.
I also like very much image of forest where presents the geological formation as a landscape shot.
to find such a great formation is big skill, and to show them with such great shots is another skill. congratulations indeed. I fallow this and others pleasurely. thanks for sharing these beauties. best regards

She's definitely very graceful, Markus, and looks like she's just taking a moment to pause, but continues to maintain an elan,a grace that is only hers!
Brilliant work, almost as poetic as your wonderful poetry, which many of us have started to miss, I'm sure!
Looking forward to that brilliant aspect of you, too!
Kind regards,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-09-05 2:38]

Lieber Markus,
Du bist wirklich ein Träumer! Eine Ballerina in einer wilden Schlucht, das kannst ja nur Du finden! Wieder die schönen schlichten Farben des Aegera-Gesteins, das hier von einem feinen Sonnenstrahl"gestreichelt" wird, wirklich ein Anblick von reiner Schönheit. Gut auch, dass du ein Bild dieser wilden Gegend im WS zeigst. Wie immer eine künstlerische Leistung.
Ae schöne Suntag

Good Morning Markus,

Wow! Incredible looking "natural relief", the head part of the "ballerina" certainly looks like a lizard's one:)
Amazing work as usual!
TFS and have a nice day/week!


Lieber Markus,
aufs Risiko, mich zu wiederholen: raffiniert, das diffuse Licht und der seitliche Einfallswinkel des Lichts. Die Farbnuancen! Und klar, die Ballerina, Du denkst Dir aber auch immer Sachen aus! Deine Vollformat-900 kann die feinsten Körnchen im Stein festhalten. Auf meinem Bildschirm interferieren die Körnchen mit der Auflösung, was zu einer Vergröberung des Kornes führt. Ich bin überzeugt, dass eine bildschirmfüllende Version des Bildes umwerfend aussieht.
Ich habe mir eine Alpha-850 gekauft, das ist für meine Makro-Aufnahmen ein Sprung von 7 auf 21 Mb und eine viel bessere Bildschirmkontrolle gegenüber der bisherigen Konica-Minolta D7. Das Makroobjektiv ist noch in Revision, es wird also noch eine Weile dauern bis Resultate auf TN erscheinen.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-09-07 4:34]

Hi Markus,
Natural art ...
Beautiful light used.Very nice details.
Best wishes,

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-09-07 10:08]

Hello Markus
Another beautiful scenery.You have the ability to convert nature in to nice piece of art,here I like that texture ,design and natural colors.
TFS Michel

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-09-07 15:43]

Hola Sr. Markus.
When I read your written note, I noticed that you are in love with the beautiful things that Nature gives us every day, and that many people can not appreciate and take care of them in order to leave a worthy legacy for future Generations to come.
Beautiful and fine work My dear friend.
TFS all Your gallery.
PS I also can see the litte bird.

Ciao Markus,
un'altra meravigliosa immagine della serie "le pietre ci raccontano la loro storia", ma lo spettacolo che ci offrono racconta di storie fantastiche e fantasiose, ognuno di noi può leggere la sua favola ... bellissima immagine dalle meravigliose sfumature grigio-dorate, come ti ho già detto le tue immagini riescono a sorprendermi sempre.
Grazie e complimenti
Buona giornata
Ciao Maurizio

Hi again my dear Markus,
Another beautiful shot from you.
It has attractive abstract composition.
Best regards

You certainly ge a whole bunch of views. I remember way back when folks had not yet discovered this talent of yours...to be able to see the patterns and then be able to pass them on. So many times others cannot see...not on yours but in religious art which pops up from time to time on the strangest objects such as bridge abutments and caves a end even tacos...crazy, but not your fine work!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-09-16 10:07]

Hi Marcus.
Once more you have amazed my imagination. Fantastic sight of surrounded world. Simply great analogy. Quality of the shot is top on and note is wonderful too. Bravo. Well done.

bonjour Markus
une vraie image "à la façon Markus" on peut très bien reconnaître la gracieuse ballerine et aussi à ses pieds, l'oiseau noir sur sa branche, les deux font une charmante combinaison, j'aime bien aussi le jeu d'ombre et de lumière qui donne de jolies teintes à l'image
Passe un bon WE

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