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Island of Dreams

Island of Dreams
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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: 2007-08-21
Camera: KonicaMinolta Dynax7D
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-09-18 11:32
Viewed: 4164
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi folks!

Let me invite you for an unusual trip: I would like you to experience the voluptuousness of a tiny green island with a small "chalet" on it, surrounded by a deep and never ending forest, illuminated by some smaller trees with fresh and refreshing bright green leaves. Just close your eyes, listen to nothing but your heart and let your dreams become reality for a while. Let me feel you that suddenly you would not be able anymore to tell what is real and what belongs to the world of our secret dreams. I mean, let me show you what the paradise on earth could be if those idiots would not exist that dare to call themselves human beings while trying by all means to destroy it.

The picture was taken at the bank of one of those marvellous lakes in Western Norway on the route between Nordfjordeid and Eide. I transformed the RAW file into a TIFF file, cropped it to that size, adjusted the levels, added sharpness and saved it as a JPG file for TN.

Kind regards

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Great shot
very good landscape and composition
colours are great,too

very good job

hi markus
a cery good job
good reflection / focus and colors
nice ambiance

aleks ;)
best wishes

Hi Markus,beautiful capture,beautiful scenery,beautiful reflection.Colours and sharpness very good, beautiful work.


Maravilla de reflejos y colores Markus, supongo que la realidad ha de ser impresionante. Bonito formato y una cosa que nos falta en este mundo moderno: sensación de paz.
Un abrazo: J. Ignasi

You seem to have taken your pics to another higher level. I love both the shot and the feeling in which you present it. You have a good heart. I know because I can feel it way over here.

Hi Markus,
this is a lovely photo and like you say it is fresh.There is nothing wrong with this image you got it right.I wish that you could of done a large post of it as that would be great for the added detail.I hope someday people will wake up and see what they do to our good old planet before it gets to be to late.We need to show nature the proper respect to be sure.Thanks for showing this beautiful place. Bob

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-09-20 6:49]
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Hello Markus,
Wonderful capture of this northern landscape which is very familiar to us in Sweden. It looks very idyllic and I like the composition and the reflections in the smooth water. There is only one snag with this kind of landscape - most of the pine forests are huge plantations these days and there is very little flora and fauna left in such forests.
Luckily we have some National Parks and Nature Reserves to preserve diversity.
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • mrcrow Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 98 N: 194] (3008)
  • [2007-09-20 11:48]

a calm shot set in a nice wide format. this leads the eye around in a less exacting way than a square format.
the little house makes the human lprescence felt

Hello Markus,
A lovely scenery has been captured, so peaceful and relaxing!
The good side light really makes the details in the landscape stand out, and the calm waters gives a fine reflection...
A well composed image and the format fits the subject!
Pablo -

:-) OK-

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-09-24 5:14]
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Bonjour Markus,
Image d'une grande beauté et sérénité. J'aime bien le format choisi et la belle lumière qui inonde ce coin de Norvège. Très idyllique, vraiment.

Hi markus,
This is very beautiful! The lighting and reflection are just marvelous. This photo really brings up the comment to say... I want to be there and see it for myself. Actually, I whished I made this magnificent photo. Love the details and clarity in the photo. After a while I noticed that there are two cabins in the photo. I wouldn't mind having one as a holiday retreat.

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-10-07 1:26]

Now I find (at last!) some time to look at your previous pictures. Thie is one that I like very much. Great panoramic view - I want to go to such place, it's beautiful!

As population growth is out of control I more and more think that the world would probably do just fine without all of us humans! I hate seeing all my own "paradises" eaten up by human developments. I think your image may have lost some contrast/saturation in the upload though it still is a lovely image of a lovely place indeed. I tried an alternate crop in a workshop for fun and practice. I wanted to see what the effect would be to put the island and bright trees in the one third position. I like the way the trees and their reflections point to the little sunlit chalet.

Evelynn : )

Hi Markus,
I like the lighting in this the way it has picked up the land in the center and the chalet.
Thank for showing.

As a side note I have looked through your photos and many seem to have a blue cast to them. It may well be my uncalibrated monitor thou :)


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-09-19 21:56]

Hello Markus,
a very soft and calm environment. Great reflection and could feel very peaceful around there.
Great effect of the light acroos the forest.
A unique composition.


Hi Markus
The island looks like a delightful place. I love the way the water surrounds the chalet and the reflection in the water is just like a mirror. A very tranquil setting...even though there are humans around.
TFS Janice

Hello Markus,

what a nice panorama shot with good pov and fine colours.


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