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Breton Surprise

Breton Surprise
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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: 2010-06-19
Camera: Sony Alpha 900, Minolta 100 f2,8 Macro
Exposure: f/22, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-18 13:31
Viewed: 4565
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 56
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Hi all!

Last spring, my wife and I spent our holidays in Britanny. We stayed most of the time in the Finistère departement, among others on the camping site of Telgruc sur Mer (peninsula of Crozon).

You easily can imagine how delighted I was when I found Flysch formations and other beautiful and interesting rocks. One afternoon, while my wife made a siesta, I walked down to the beach and admired the beautiful paintings mother nature offered me. I was so absorbed by the beauty of the drawings and concentrated on taking pictures that I forgot the tide... suddenly the quite fresh water of a more important wave tickled my feet and I realized that I couldn't reach the beach again without wetting my camera. The only solution was to climb the 25m high rock... Luckily I had practised climbing until a couple of years ago.

At least, the pictures I brought back to the caravan were worth the adventure... and the white lie I had to tell my wife about the way back home!


Kind regards


N.B. Taken in RAW, basic postprocessing like levels, white balance, sharpness in Camera RAW; import to PS, final postprocessing.

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Bonsoir cher voisin Markus,
De superbes rochers qui font penser à une peinture abstraite. Les couleurs et la texture sont remarquable. Et il y a toujours une intéressante histoire derrière la photo...:) Bonne soirée,

Ciao Markus. We are admiring a masterpiece! TFS.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-09-18 14:39]

Hello Markus,
What a discovery! Fantastic. I like this very much. Splendid colours, sharpness and a perfect choice of composition. A big poster on the wall!

Ciao Markus,
immagini che nascono dalla tua piccola/grande avventura e che secondo me raccontano in modo straordinario l'avventura, immagini che parlano di mari solcati e di vele dispiegate al vento .... un magnifco "dipinto"
Grazie e complimenti
Buona domenica
Ciao Maurizio

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-09-18 15:01]

Hi Markus,
It's an excellent and unusual capture.Well seen and composed.Have a nice weekend!
Thanks for posting..

Hello Markus, this is so artistic in every way. Beautiful earthy colours, and a wonderful abstract quality to this photo. I admire it very much indeed.

Greetings, Amelia

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-09-18 15:41]

Salut Markus,pas besoin de lire le nom au dessous de la photo une nouvelle fois..ehhee..une peinture parmi les plus belles de ta galerie,quelle classe et quelle art dans cette photo,tu es sans doute un artiste! Mes compliments et bonne Dimanche,Luciano

Markus, you are a gifted 'liar'! The sample of mother Nature's creations you brought up from the bottom of a precipice by climbing up 25m of steep rock is praise-worthy and worth taking risks at your age :).
The 'drawing' on the rock is a beautiful work of art with each stroke of the artist perfectly in place.
Well done and thanks for showing us this lovely composition.

Poetry in stone, Markus!
A stunning shot, well framed and you've chosen the perfect exposure!

Hallo Markus
I like this photo very much. it gives a wonderful atmosphere, almost magical. looking at this formations. The colours and markings is great, the texture lovely! Such a marvelous study of earthy colours. Thanks for sharing once again a very artistic shot. Best regards.

Hi Markus,
A lovely rock abstract. Very well captured with nice composition and good light/flash. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hallo Markus,

was für eine Geschichte! Ich werde Maggie nichts verraten. Auch binnenländische Alpinisten können also mit den Gezeiten umgehen, wenn auch mit den ihnen eigenen Methoden... :-)

Ich brauche zur Qualität des Bildes nichts zu sagen, das Bild hat Markus- Qualität und Markus- Stil.

Euch wünsche ich ein schönes Wochenende, Dieter

Ciao Markus, great artwork, fascinating abstract composition, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Markus
Hmm, another artistic image from you, as we have used, with an eye for detail. Honestly, a nice photo, which makes me wonder once again the hidden treasures of rocks.

Hello Markus,

another piece of art from mother earth taken by you.
Nicely done and sharpness as always with much details.
Fine colours.
You heve the eye to found things like this, same as me with the wild rare flowers.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-09-20 4:20]

Lieber Markus,
Diesmal ein bretonisches Naturkunstwerk! Die Farben und Strukturen sind ein wenig anders als in der Aegeraschlucht. Du hast einen sehr kustvoll geatlteter Auschnitt gewählt, könnte auch von einem Künstler so gemalt worden sein. Und was Du da alles noch so anstellst, das erzählen wir Deiner Frau sicher nicht :-).
Herzlich grüsst

Ahhh... as i read your notes, you have very exciting moments during this capturing Markus! Another great presentation from the Nature mother's art! Good choice of vertical framing!
TFS and have a nice night!


Hola Markus,
primero muchas gracias por tus amables comentarios; no es que me guste mucho
que digan mis virtudes, pero de cuando en cuando a todos nos gusta satisfacer
nuestro ego jajaja.

Veo que tu estilo sigue siendo el mismo aunque mejorando en algunos aspectos.
En el trabajo que nos presentas en esta ocasión se aprecian las caraterísticas
y colores de los elementos naturales, pero supiste jugar bien con la disposición
de las líneas i el punteado, lo que nos da una dimensión muy interesante y atractiva
al conjunto. Como siempre incita a pensar en lugares y momentos, como me ha
pasado a mi esta vez. Un excelente trabajo.

Espero que todo vaya bien.

Un abrazo " from Catalonia": Josep Ignasi.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-09-21 5:21]

Hi Markus
That is what I call a beautiful presentation of modern art.You have am excellent view to be able to find all of those beauty.So nice design and beautiful colors you had master the light perfectely.
TFS Michel

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-09-21 6:42]

Hello Markus,
It is amazing what variety of patterns and delicate pastel shades the Flysch type of mudstone has to offer, the sulphur content providing the yellowish tints, while iron salts put in the reddish brown tints. The pattern you chose is well composed and photographed to a high technical standard.
The climbing adventure you had to undergo adds interest to the note.
This pattern could well be a success in the textile industry!
Thanks and kind regards,

A beautiful art piece in geological nature Markus. Your images will stand the test of time!

images d'éthéré. Nuages comme si. Je peux voir des formes. Les images ont beaucoup apprécié par moi au cours des années.

Simply beautiful Markus... :)


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-09-21 19:27]

Hello Markus,
It is almost hard to believe that such beautiful formations are actually etched in stone, looks like fine abstract art work. The color, texture and lighting are wonderful!! Well done!!

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2010-09-23 7:37]

Your experience of being caught by the tide made me smile, it's happened to me many times...so often we become absorbed in what we are doing we fail to notice whats going on around us until it's too late!
This was well worth the climb though. Another beauty in yuor abstract gallery...i could look at this for ages...

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-09-23 18:18]

Hello Markus,
Once again your wonderful eye has caught sight of mother natures simply beauties. I am so glad that you were able to get out of your jam you found yourself in after being distracted by this beauty. Great work Markus.

Hi dear Markus,
Again another great work from you.
Very well done.
Kind regards

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-01 6:02]

Hello Markus,
congratulatios for wherever you go youre blessed with the subject you like most- flysch.
you captured the art that most eyes cant see and you present it so well in good framing and beauty.
lovely view and it differ each and every time.


Hi Markus
A creative image, in this frame ready for an exhibition.


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