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A rainy day...

A rainy day...
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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: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-17
Categories: Trees
Camera: Sony Alpha 900, Minolta AF 28-70 f 2.8
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Karatash's other favorite -II- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-10-17 8:23
Viewed: 4161
Points: 70
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi all

It was a day where most of the people would like to stay at home, to watch TV or to read a book and to listen to fire cracking in the chimney: a cold wind we call "Bise" (north-east) was blowing, bringing back the dark grey clouds that crossed our country yesterday, accompanied by the first snow flakes. It rained almost the whole day, with some little breaks and some shy sunrays that tried to come out, but that lost the fight against the fog and mist.

All this means nothing else than a superb day for me to have a walk outside. I drove to Grangeneuve, a hamlet near my home and the river Saane, and walked through the autumnal forest during almost three hours, stopping here and there, talking to the trees, the river and the coloured leaves. The light conditions were quite good, and I love the intensity of the colours on cloudy days...

Kind regards


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

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-10-17 8:34]

Hello Markus,
Very beautiful photo of these leaves in fantastic autumn colours and a superb composition. Marvelous matching BG. Good sharpness and DOF.
We had a warm sunny day today. This morning a bycicle tour, a good walk in the afternoon.

Hi Markus,
As always, a beautiful photo, where you highlight the artistry of the details.
My congratulations also by the accompanying not. Always a pleasure to read your notes!. It's like being on the site! ...
Regards form Venezuela, have a nice week!

Lieber Markus
Dein wunderschoenes Still-Leben macht mir Heimweh.

Durch zu trockene Atmosphere gibt es in den meisten Gegenden Suedafrika's keine Herbst Farben. (Lebe sei kurzem an einem Damm und vielleicht werde naechsten Herbst als ""Herbst"" erleben.)

Die natuerlichen Farben sind gut durch den Rahmen unterstuetzt.

Ist im Hinterground vielleicht eine Glasscheibe? Es sieht fast aus, als ob Wasser herunter rinnen wuerde auf der linken Seite des Bildes...

TFS Herzlich Gruesse und eine gute Woche

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  • livius Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 300 W: 0 N: 391] (1525)
  • [2010-10-17 10:08]

Hello Markus
con questa bellissima cornice hai ritratto al meglio l'autunno che č giunto e che ormai ha lasciato alle sue spalle la bella stagione. Ottima la messa a fuoco, la luce ed i colori.

Ciao Markus, fascinating winter composition, splendid light and fantastic warm colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Bonsoir Markus,
Ah, j'admire ton optimisme en cette saison! Et c'est encourageant, car je fais plutôt partie des gens qui restent ŕ la maison... non pour regarder la télé, mais pour regarder les photos de l'été avec nostalgie et chercher les noms et des infos sur les bestioles rencontrées. En fait, tu as raison, j'ai vu aussi quelques rayons de soleil aujourd'hui, malgré le ciel gris et je n'en n'ai pas profité. Pourtant les bois sont pleins de champignons, les arbres prennent des couleurs splendides. C'est trčs artistique ta composition, avec toute la gamme de couleurs que peut prendre l'automne et un arričre-plan fantastique. J'espčre que ton optimisme est contagieux... Amitiés,

Hy Markus
Another simple image from you, in an artistic way, as we are used. What I like very much in this image are both the backlight but also the leaves and the interesting combination of colors.

Have a nice week

Hola Markus

Preciosa composición del otońo, de estas hojas casi marchitas esperando a caerse. Una imagen excelente y buenos contrastes.

Un saludo de Antonio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-10-17 12:36]

Good evening Markus,
A very nice colourful autumnal capture of a maple branch. The composition with the leaf arrangement against the matching neutral BG is excellent to give a pleasing imgae both from the botanical and artistic aspects.
Thanks and have a good week,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-17 18:02]

Hello Markus,
another brilliancy from you. I like the multile colours of these autumnal leaves against the greenish blurry background.
Excellent view and it gives a very nice feeling of the season, which is not available in my country.


Hello Marcus,
a beautiful image, with colors light and background perfect. Another nice picture. Best regards, Paolo

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-10-18 1:30]
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Lieber Markus,
Habe gerade Larry's Oktoberbild angeschaut und jetzt komme ich zu Deinem feinen Blätterbild. Die Farben ganz anders, ein anderes Licht, bei Dir ist das Bild in feinen grüngelben Tönen gehalten. Beide Bilder sind sehr reizvoll und künstlerisch. Gefällt mir sehr, dieses subtile Herbstbild.
Eine schöne Woche wünscht Dir

Hello Markus,

an nice autumn pic showed by you.
Great pov and dof, i like the blurred bg.
Fine colours and yes the acers are begun to colouring.


Bonjour Markus,
C'est trčs joli, lumineux et plein de couleurs mais je ne partage pas ton optimisme ; l'automne s'est intallée trčs vite et glisse trop rapidement vers l'hiver.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Markus,
Wonderful capture with superb details and lovely colours.
Excellent composition. Indeed amazing colours of autumn.

Hola Markus,
tu toma interesante, diría que, aún manteniendo tu estilo, con este trabajo sales un poco
de la norma habitual principalmente porque esta vez expones mucho realismo pero aún así
exploras como siempre las formas, las geometrías, los colores... dando una visión muy
particular de la naturaleza que te rodea.
Interesante el juego enfoque-desenfoque combinado con unos colores muy aytractivos y
propios de estación en que estamos.

Un saludo: Josep Ignasi.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-10-18 12:36]

Hello Markus,
A familiar sight here too now but we've so far had very little rain, sad for me as it's too dry for mushrooms to emerge! A strong wind today also contributed to thicken the layer of leaves on the ground which makes it harder to find them if they should pop up!
Meanwhile I enjoy looking at your beautiful composition showing clear details and lovely warm autumn colours against a smooth background.
Many thanks and best regards, Ulla

Hi Markus,
I just love to get lost in your world of photography because it's like going on some mystic adventure every time I look at your photo's and read your notes. I love the autumn colors of the leaves.
Thank you for sharing it with us.

Hallo Markus,
this may be simple in first view. but a fantastic capture of colorful leaves, with splendid coloration and excellent light using. POV/DOF and color balance wodnerful. greatly composed and gently framed. many thanks for showing us this beauty. best regards and have a good night

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-10-18 19:29]

Perfectly composed image Markus!!
Love the soft lighting and beautiful fall coloration. Excellent detail and superb exposure. Simple yet very eye catching photo! Great work!!
Our leaves are in full color here in Ohio right now. Soon they will turn brown and start falling to earth.

This is truly amazing, MArkus!
Artistically presented, brilliant details et al!
But where is your poetry?
That's something I miss of yours, my friend!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-10-19 2:17]

Hello Markus,
a most beautiful and elegant tripute to autumn.The different shades of color are well presented along with all the intricate details in the leaves.Best regards Siggi

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-10-19 4:34]

Hi Markus,
autumn ...
Yellowed leaves, tree branches yet.Very beautiful composition and light.
Best wishes,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-10-19 9:42]

Salut Markus,quelle poesie dans ta photo,il y a tout le jus de l'atomne dedans,j'aime ces couleurs chauds dans une journee' de pluie,composition de classe comme d'habitude!! Mes compliments et bonne soiree',Luciano

Ciao Markus. The beauty of simplicity. Brilliant colours and intrigant light. Best compliments.


Hi Markus,
A lovely capture of these beautiful leaves. Good details and nice view. Perhaps you could have cloned out the tiny leaf part on the right side of the screen. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Markus
Thanks for sharing your rainy but beautiful day. It doesn't matter what type of day it is, there is always something worth while to see, as long as you get outside. Your leaves are so colourful and bright.

Bonjour Markus
Trčs jolie composition artistique, un mélange de couleurs trčs plaisant a l'œil, simple et trčs bien fait
Amicalement et au revoir...JP

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-10-23 23:48]

Hello Markus,

You play excellent with light on these wonderful leaves.
Color and presentation are superb.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice sunday,

Hi Markus. I love the autumn colors but you have turned this shot into fine artpiece. The beautiful light has turned the leaves into vibrant translucency against pleasing smooth bokeh. I like the way your eyes sees mundane subject and captured them into unique perspective. Thanks for sharing and best regards - Jusni

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-10-29 6:19]

Hi Markus.
Autumn came to us too. I have tried to picture yellow leaves but could not get anything similar to your fine art picture. Amazing farming, wonderful colours and superb velvet BG. Bravo.

Hallo Markus,
Beautiful piece of art in your unmissable style. Gorgeous color palette, great artistic view of the autumn leaves with perfect DOF. Simple yet elegant and aesthetic view. Bravo.
Friendly regards, László

Hi Markus,
Very pleasing photograph. I enjoy the wisping sound of cold wind in the fall, especially when autumn displays it unique colors that are quite mesmorizing. I find I get lost in a hypnotic state when staring into the wind blown array of colors. What a shame most people stay indoors and miss such beauty. :)

Hallo Markus
What an artistic shot. Delicate autumn colour palette, amazing light and combination of lights and darks. Backdrop that also acts as natural frame around the leaves is very pleasant. The mood captured is stunning, and the wetness on the leaves is an welcome bonus. I'll never ever tire of the autumn colours especially if they are portrayed so beautifully by your lens. My compliments for a great image, presented in the typical Markus manner. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Lovely fall color Markus, like the soft contrasting BG too..
Well composed save for that bit of leaf at frame edge RT.
I shot some Prairie Flameleaf Sumac alongside the road a few days ago.
Similar color blend, but more reds..
Well done & have a great weekend!

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