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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: 2010-10-06
Camera: Sony Alpha 900, Sony 70-200 F2.8 G
Exposure: f/11, 1/25 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2010-10-10 12:24
Viewed: 3928
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi all

Last Wednesday, I decided to go to the Murtensee for my last day of my holidays because the weatherforecast announced fog that would dissipate at noon. I wanted to live this magical moment on the water.

Indeed, when I started paddling on the lake it was covered with a thick layer of grey fog transforming it to a silver surface. My eyes followed this mirror trying to find an anchor in order not to get lost there where the sky and the water melted to one single deep emotion...

Luckily, from time to time, there were some islands of eelgrass that allowed the eyes to rest for a while. Later, when the sun appeared, I approached one of these islands and realized how rich and important they are: they spend a lot of birds, fish and insects the necessary shelter.

Kind regards



Thanks to the critiques and inputs of Ingrid and Anne I have changed the framing and put the improved version in the Workshop.

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Frameingridshaul 1 10-12 07:00
To anel: RahmenHeaven 2 10-11 01:50
To Gert-Paassen: Centered composition.Heaven 2 10-11 00:48
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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-10-10 12:47]

Hi Marcus. This picture is all about Peace . This is the the sort of work i would hang in my home or on the ofice wall. Just to look at when things got a little stressed . So well taken and framed. A pure beauty. TFS.

PS a good name for the picture.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-10-10 13:42]

Hi Markus,
Beautiful capture.Well seen and composed.I liked foggy atmosphere and framing a lot.Have a great week!
Thanks for sharing..

Ciao Markus. One of your outstanding one! Delicate and fascinating compo. TFS.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-10-10 14:12]

Hello Markus,

Hi Markus,

I love the simplicity of this almost abstract, symmetrical composition. Lovely, cannot say much more!
Kind regards,

hallo Markus
this is great landscape shot. it looks simple in first view, but very nice scene. reflection shows more beautiful. great composition and frame. nicely presented. thanks for sharing. best regards

Hi Markus
I love your serene view of the water with reeds growing out of it. It must have been a very peaceful and calm experience to capture this moment. Nicely done.
TFS Janice

Hi Marcus,

Its a beautiful picture without a doubt but it look 50% on 50% and not 1/3 or 2/3. Good low pov.
Maybe it doesn't matter because the bg are white/grey.
Nice mirroring into the water.
Fine colours.


Hola Markus,
das el contrapunto con este gran trabajo a lo que vemos habitualmente aquí.
Una foto sencilla que evoca muchas cosas. Tu estilo tiene esa constante
característica de misterio, melancolía y abierta a interpretaciones.

Buena la centrada disposición del motivo principal y muy original y efectiva
la idea de fusionar el agua y el fondo de un mismo e irreal color.

Gran dinamismo del primer plano a pesar de tan pocos elementos.


Un abrazo y buena semana: Josep Ignasi.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-10-11 1:07]
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Lieber Markus,
Du padelst jetzt also immer auf dem Wasser..und siehst sonderbare Dinge. Dieses Photo sieht aus wie ein Bild aus den 70/80Jahren, könnte von Markus Raetz sein! Mich stört nur eine Sache ein wenig: der Rahmen. Aber da war ich immer sehr heikel.
Eine schöne Woche wünsch ich Dir
Herzlich grüsst

Bonjour Markus,
Quel moment magique! J'imagine que le format et l'écran d'un ordinateur ne peuvent restituer complètement la subtilité des tons, le léger frémissement du lac, l'impression d'infini qui s'en dégagent. C'est une merveille. C'est le genre d'image qui procure un sentiment de détente, de paix... une émotion forcément. Bravo et merci,

Ciao Marcus, fascinating minimalist composition, fantastic peaceful atmosphere, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-11 5:13]

Hello Markus,
another surprise from you in its simplicity. But it is so meaningful.
Exciting piece of art. this central composition is lively and pleasant.
The theory of rule of the thirds would not be a good as this one.


Bonjour Markus,
C'est minimaliste, beaucoup moins abstrait que certaines de tes publications, mais, sans savoir pourquoi, mon regard a été accroché par la miniature et ça ne me laisse pas indifférent.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-10-11 7:02]

Hi Markus.
So unusual and attractive picture. Plants looks like a long fluffy carter pillar. Very delicate lighting and colour tones. Title is selected perfectly for the subject. Kind regards and TFS.

Lieber Markus
1954 Francoise Sagan: Bonjour Tristesse...

Ich war einige Male am Murtensee im Europaeischen Herbst - aber als Tourist - ohne paddlen und sah viel Nebel dann. Da der See ziemlich tief is (max 45 m) ist die Stimmung dort immer geheimnisvoll.

Mir gefaellt Deine Arbeit sehr gut - wuerde jedoch einen weniger breiten, mehr pastel-farbigen Rahmen bevorzugen (aber man kann ueber Geschmack nicht argumentieren :))

Kann heute kein Workshop aufladen, habe meine limit erreicht.

Ich wuensche Dir einen schoenen Tag und eine gute Woche sans tristesse!

Alles Liebe

Hi Markus,
A terrific capture of this beautiful lake view with grass in the middle. Excellent composition and a lovely view. So peace and quite. Thank you for sharing this beauty.

Bonsoir Markus
Tu nous offres toujours des prises de vue surprenantes et originales...
Cette petite moustache est ravissante, mais j'ai presque l'impression d'être réducteur dans ma qualification.
Merci beaucoup

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-10-12 3:14]

Hi Markus,
Unusual beauty, a wonderful composition...
Fog mysterious and distinctive beauty.Reflections too.
Bets wishes,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-10-12 6:11]

Hello Markus,
This is almost surrealistic, like a huge brush sticking out of the water.
That is my first impresion, but you have the art of making us look at your photos in a more thoughtful way and yes, you could say 'emotions' if one likened the scene to something that raises the hair. But on the other hand this image is vary tranquil and this is where my emotions are at rest.

A fine simple, yet imaginative capture!
Thanks and kind regards,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-10-12 15:13]

Hello Markus,
A very peaceful scene to gaze upon. It looks so quiet and serene.
I believe I could spend many hours there myself! TFS.

Here's my take, dear Markus.
If I look at the wholesome shot, I see a lot of loneliness and poetry emanating from it. The other perspective is the 'support' the eelgrass seem to give each other as the stand together surrounded by water, and an emotion of love and being together is evoked. A stunning shot.
But, I feel the mystery of the fog has not been captured, and if captured, like all fog on water shots, we just cant seem to show it; technology has still not mastered that one!
Very well done, my friend!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-10-15 7:59]

Hello Markus,
I somehow feel I've seen this before but it certainly evokes peace and I can almost hear the silence. Very beautiful! I like fog as long as it doesn't stay too long. Take care in your kajak!
TFS and kind regards, Ulla

Hy Markus
I saw this image for a wile, but did not have time to write any word. So, this is a break from the flish series! But reflects so much calm and peace but has also something mystical.

My kind regards,

Hola Markus

Original e interesante composición cielo-agua, denota soledad y a su vez tranquilidad y algo de misterio. Buena toma.

Un saludo de Antonio

Hallo markus,

täusche ich mich oder schwingt da Melancholie mit im Bild? Bald wird Charon in seinem Nachen vorüber ziehen. Aber nein, Quatsch, die bleiche Sonne färbt bereits die Binsen orange! Da schwingt viel mehr die Freude des Photographen mit, den genau richtigen Moment erwischt zu haben! Und den Nachen fährst schliesslich Du. Einfach schön.

Ich wünsche Dir einen angenehmen Sonntag


Hi Markus,
Peace....Peace.... and Peace....

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  • Bass Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 173 W: 0 N: 233] (974)
  • [2010-10-20 11:18]

Hi Markus,
this is the kind of picture that I would hang on a wall; those that you can look and relax. I just love how the grass appears like a magical thing into the fog and how the fog disappears with the water... amazing shot, a very creative one.


Hi Markus.
This is top class minimalist with stunning simplicity and details. The flush dominant is dreamy with fine details of the grasses and reflection.
Well done and best regards,

Ciao Markus,
una bellissima immagine caratterizzata dalle alte luci che inondano questa atmosfera melanconica, come sempre una straordinaria ed interessante interpretazione.
Grazie e complimenti
Ti auguro una buona serata
Ciao Maurizio

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