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The Face

The Face
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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: 2010-03-10
Camera: Sony Alpha 900, Minolta 100 f2,8 Macro, Kenko Extension Tube 25
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-03-14 12:48
Viewed: 4058
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi all!

An unknown face was looking at me while I was searching for something to please my eye. I'm not sure, but I wouldn't be surprised if it's the creator of all these beautiful figures, shapes and patterns in the ice of the river Ärgera. Our encounter was very short and we couldn't talk together. When I wanted to look at the face for the second time it had already gone, washed away and hidden by a flow of melting water.

To exist and to disappear... both are so close together!

Kind regards


Taken in RAW, basic corrections in camera RAW as colour temperature, levels and sharpness. Import to PS CS4 and final postprocessing.

Although surprising, the colours are natural, there's no manipulation at all...


Two of our TN members already have told about an "Sepia-effect" in this picture. I would like to insist that the colours are natural. I didn't use any postprocessing filter at all. The particular light conditions of that day in combination with the composition of the underground beyond the ice created this Sepia-effect.

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Ciao Markus, splendid portrait of a very strange face, wonderful composition, great abstract, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-03-14 12:57]

Hello Markus,
The face or the Dolphin or what ever... Beautiful composition in colours, shapes and patterns. Great sharpness. All your photos are very eye-catching, and not for just a second.

Hi Markus
Another interesting capture.
I see a ...man masque!
But, our imagination is not the same.

Ciao Markus,
è veramente sorprendente non solo la figura che appare in queste acque ghiacciate, ma anche la particolare tonalità dei colori che sembrano aver subito il cosiddetto "viraggio color seppia", che era una particolare colorazione marrone in cui venivano trasformate, attraverso un processo chimico in fase di stampa, le fotografie in Bianco e Nero, come sempre oltre alle qualità "artistiche" eccellente anche la qualità strettamente tecnica dell'immagine.
Grazie e complimenti
Ti auguro una buona nuova settimana
Ciao Maurizio

bonjour Markus

à lire ton histoire sa me donne des frissons, une autre de tes photos
artistiques à partir des élements de cette belle nature, tu as l'oeil
du photographe qui sait distinguer ses formes graphiques de la nature,


p.s. j'ai un chien d'arrêt Ranger, j'avais aussi son papa Celtick
qui est mort en avril dernier, l'été dernier je regarde le nuage
quand soudain je vois la forme de Celtick à l'arrêt, je court
à mon auto prendre la caméra et je fait 2 ou 3 photos,
ce nuage en forme de Celtick à l'arrêt disparaît, j'avais fait
la photo, j'ai pensé mettre cette photo dans TN mais je me
suis dit je préfère rester avec les oiseaux et animaux dans TN,
parcontre je vais t'envoyer cette photo par message privé

Hi and good morning Markus,

This one absolutely looks like the mask:) A really eye-pleasing image from nature mother MF!
TFS and have a nice week!


Hi dear Markus ,

Sop nice portrait from this ice.
I can see this face.
Great work and TFS my dear Markus.

Best wishes

Hi Markus,
Artistic shot in Your own style. Very interesting capture, reminds me also to a mask. The usage of soft sepia tone was also a good idea. Elegant work as always from You. Congrats and tfs.
Have a nice week, friendly regards, László

Hello Markus
molto bello questo ritratto decisamente astratto. Ottima la nitidezza e l'accostamento di colori molto chiari.

Hallo Markus,
eine weitere deiner schönen Makrofotografien. Ich sehe kein Gesicht aber das Bild gefällt mir trotzdem.
freundliche Grüsse

Ciao Markus. tecnica, inventiva fantasia e grafica al massmo livello. Ancora complimenti.


Lieber Markus, nochmals,
...Kreator, mon oeil, vielleicht war es Dein Spiegelbild? ich sehe da einen Muni, der von links unten in ein "capote" stürmt. Aber lass Dir von einem alten Agnostiker nicht den Spass verderben. Deine Serie von Eisflächen macht auf TN wirklich Furore, die TN Betrachter merken eben, wieviel gekonnte Photographie in den Bildern steckt.
Beste Grüsse

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-03-15 5:21]

Lieber Markus,
Beim Bildanklicken hat mich dieser junge Mann angeguckt..ich war gar verwirrt! Es erinnerte mich, dass ich in den letzten Jahren überall in der Natur Gesichter sah..und jetzt siehst Du sie auch! Ein ganz spezielles Bild, wie aus einer anderen Welt! Ein Bild, das man nicht so schnell vergisst. Technisch und künstlerisch perfekt. Mir gefällt auch das vertikale Format.
Herzlichen Dank auch für deine lieben Worte zum Pulsatillen-Bild. Da musst Du unbeding mit mir in die Hellela im Mai kommen!
Herzlich grüsst

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-03-15 5:25]

Hi Markus.
You are right. I also see the face. Because of I am in my room I can see it again and again and the face does not disappear. Thanks for brilliant story and so attractive picture. My compliments and best wishes.

Hi Markus
I see Kokopelli in your icey creation. Nice colours and composition. Very artistic.
TFS Janice

Hello Markus,

Very interesting copozition, a nice portert made by mother nature,TFS

best regardes,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-03-15 12:05]

Hi Marcus. I would have not seen it at first untill you have said a face. You have such sharp eyes. Taken with fine detail which has shown all of the wonderful shapes and paterns. Spring will be with you soon and the ice pictures gone for this year. Well taken TFS.

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2010-03-15 12:28]

Dear Markus,
You have an amazing gallery with so beautiful photos.This one is like a modern painting. Many congrats and thanks for sharing!
I give you 2 points for you originality.Also I thankyou for your kind comment in my photo BOUQUET.I hope the spring come very soon to your lovely country.
Best regards,

Realmente la descripción define bien la toma; se ven formas casi etéreas que dan pie a muchas interpretaciones.
Técnicamente en tu estilo, aunque esta vez incluyes ligeras variantes.

Un abrazo Markus.

Hi Markus,

an very good picture and a real piece of art.
Looks like an ghost, good seeing this, you photographed another kind o nature.
Well done.


Hello Markus
another interesting capture from surface of the ice of river Ärgera. it is great shot. nicely composed and presented. it looks like a face masque. But, at same time, it is similar a dolphin, especially on thumbnail.
thanks for sharing, have a good night

Bonjour Markus,
Un auto portrait que la nature t'a restitué ?
Je savais qu'elle avait capté ton essence, toi qui la capture si bien...
Merci pour ces effets remplis de lumière

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-03-17 14:23]

Et bien mon ami,cette photo de glace souvien moi un peu la plus fameuse peinture de Munch,c'est incroyable ce que tu trouve parmi le glace,toutes les fois une nouvelle surprise de grande classe.Mes plus gros compliments et merci! Luciano

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-03-19 4:05]

Hi Markus,
such an abstract and it gives a dreamy feeling to look at it. The beauty is hard to explain but the appreciation goes to the heart.
It is just amazing and how it is liked cant be decribed through words,


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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-03-19 4:38]

Hallo Markus,
Ich bin wieder da.
Sehr schön dieses Makro, was du gestellt hast.
Excellent POV, herzlichen Glückwunsch.
Ein schöner Tag,

Hallo Markus
Thanks once again for sharing an image that leaves a lot to the imagination. What I see in this image is the foetus of a baby busy developing in the womb of a lady. Maybe everybody will think I am a bit ga-ga but that is what I see. Maybe it is because I heard that I am going to become a grandma in a few months time that everything I see looks like babies. Whatever it is at the end, it is beautiful. The variety of patterns and shapes are very fascinating to look at. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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