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The Knight

The Knight
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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: Black & White
Date Taken: 2010-08-07
Camera: Sony Alpha 550, Zeiss-Sony 24-70mm f.2.8
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-08 12:21
Viewed: 3796
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi all!

For some personal reasons my thoughts were not always very bright this weekend and when I walked through the bed of the River Höllbach, an affluent of the River Ärgera, I decided to climb a steep slope where I already had seen from far some apparently interesting flagstones. In a way, I changed from my intitail plan that consisted in recognizing a way to get the stone I had presented in my next to last post (The Horse) out of these steep slopes. My mood brightened up when I discovered all the hidden beauties there. This sculpture made me think of knights... maybe you will discover something totally different.

Oh, by the way, the stone tht I called "The Horse" (see next to last post) is now in my garden, a friend of mine helped me today to bring the 55kg beauty home...

As usually, taken in RAW, basic postprocessing like levels, sharpness and contrast in Camera RAW, final postprocessing in PS.

Kind regards


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-08-08 12:38]

Hello Markus,
I would love such a stone in my garden!
A great shot showing the fascinating pattern in fine lighting. It reminds me of our Bronze Age carvings that are to be found in parts Scandinavia.
Thanks and have a good week,

Hi Markus,

You have a gifted sense of choosing interesting POV's which are otherwise overlooked in general. Nicely pointed out in the note and a sharp well composed picture.



Bonsoir Markus,
Quelle beauté! La composition est vraiment splendide! J'y vois aussi effectivement un guerrier et un jeu d'ombres vraiment réussi. Cela me fait penser aux peintures rupestres de la préhistoire... Un beau trésor pour ton jardin! Amitiés,

Ciao Markus,
un dipinto o una scultura arcaica o forse post-moderna, semplicemente un gioco della natura che attraverso il tuo obiettivo ci manda sempre sorprendenti messaggi; sì, ognuno può interpretare questo disegno/scultura fortemente simbolico, ma il tuo suggerimento di cavalieri, mi fa pensare ai Crociati e la Croce attraversata da raggi "divini" che indicano una via, una meta, ... o forse semplicemente segnali cruenti di morte .. ci possiamo anche gratificare semplicemente di una bellezza in sé senza darci troppe spiegazioni. Ancora una volta un'immagine stupefacente
Grazie e complimenti
Ti auguro una buona settimana
Ciao Maurizio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-08-08 13:34]

Hello Markus,
Indeed beautiful markings in this stone. The black lines are also very interesting. Good sharpness and choice of composition. Very good title.

Hola Markus,
veo que te has animado un poco con esos descubrimientos pétreos. Si no tienes suficiente mira hacia el Mittaghon, el Abeni flue, el Jungfrau o el Mönch... realmente tu tierra es preciosa, verde, con agua por todos los sitios...
Alguna vez he pasado cerca de esa zona y es maravillosa. Mi desierto es peor, jeje.

Mañana estaremos algo más cerca ya que estaré por la Provence Francesa pasando unos dias de vacaciones y espero que haga menos calor que en España; salir en esta época aquí a tomar fotografías puede resultar insoportable cuando se llega a los 35ºC.

Precioso tu trabajo. Yo también veo al caballero pero como dices está abierto a otras interpretaciones. Naturalidad y arte en la composición.

Buena semana: Josep Ignasi.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-08-08 15:00]

Hi Markus,

You have amazed me once again. Not only do I see the Knight but he seems to be waving a cross.This looks like a fine stone sculpture. The quality is excellent with wonderful details and shadings. The framing enhances this work of art.


Good Morning Markus,

i always envy you on discovering all hidden beauties in nature and this is not exceptional in that way. Very impressive! The shadows in stripes nicely leads us into the shot, and the texture on the sculpture are wonderful MF!
TFS and have a nice new week!


Hello Markus,

what a brilliant shot.
Exellent, good seeing this and this are real nature art.
You're lucky to find everytime nice pieces of rocks or ice.
Fine colours.


Hi Markus,
A nice captured abstract of stone which looks to me like a ancient cave painting. Very well thought and well composed shot with nice light. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-08-09 4:57]

Lieber Markus,
Nun nach dem Regenbogen kommt der Kreuzritter!! Du findest ja sehr symbolische und expressive Sujets in der Natur. Dieses Bild hast du vorzüglich vertikal gestaltet und die feinen Graufarben sind sowieso meine Schwäche. Und den anderen "Horsestein" werde ich mir mal in natura ansehen beim nächsten Besuch :-)
herzlich grüsst

Bonsoir Markus
Il est vrai que les roches nous réservent des surprises très intéressantes.
Aussi les interprétations qui en ressortent ne sont pas toujours identiques selon les individus.
mais ici tu nous offres un détail qui me fait penser aux civilisations anciennes combattants, soit pour leur territoire, soit pour leur nourriture.
Merci de laisser notre imagination naviguer...

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-08-10 23:22]

Hello Markus,
This does indeed look like some ancient piece of Art! A brilliant capture showing interesting details and I like the diagonal shadows presumably from grasses. Great framing too!
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2010-08-11 12:06]

Lieber Markus,
das ist ein Giacometti und Du lässt ihn zurück im Höllbach? :-) Gut, wieder von Dir zu hören und zu sehen. Gut, dass der Höllbach Deine finsteren Gedanken wegfegen konnte. Du schaffst übrigens Ähnliches mit deinen TN- Bildern bei anderen Leuten.
Herzlich grüsst Dich

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2010-08-12 4:51]
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You anthropomorphise perfectly here, and it's not very often that we see you do this. This is beautifully done, as usual. Abstract in the truest sense of thre word and captured with excellent clarity - i just hope that one day you decide to exhibit these in your native homsland and awaken your fellow countrymen to the beauty that lies aruond them and your unique way of discovering it. Fascinating and beautiful my friend.

The ancient stone carving has great interest, simply by its inherent nature..
It tells a story, every good image has this quality.
I like its abstract form, and the shadows that fall across it.
They lead us back to our past :)

Yes, the prominent symbol of the Holy Cross in this abstraction from nature lends veracity to the choice of your caption, Markus.
It is a fabulous "creation" you have deciphered in the stone which, by virtue of its grey colour and rough texture, suggests as if an artist were at work here, choosing the ingredients of his craft with deliberate finality and infallible certainty.
To date, I find this image from you as the pinnacle of your achievement.
Warm regards.

Bonjour Markus
on a vraiment l'impression qu'un homme est gravé dans ce Rocher, qui balance une corde au-dessus de sa tête, c'est très bien vu !
j'aime bien aussi les ombres qui traversent l'image
Passe un bon WE

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-08-14 3:59]

Hello Markus,
very special shot again. The art is with the nature but the way you crop it makes it your manipulation so exciting and well thought.
You presented it in a manner that connects with the topic to give a good sense.
such a creative view that encompasses nature, beauty and creativity.
Well done.


Hi Markus
You seem to find the most interesting rock art. This really does look like a knight holding up a sword. The shadows and tight view help to bring out this knightly form. Another artistic view.
TFS Janice

Hi dear Markus,
I am so glad that see again your nice and great work.

A nice abstract of stone from your wonderful look.

Kind regards

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-08-24 12:45]

Hi Markus
this a nice piece of art.It is nice with those design carvin.It is a pleasure for the eye's
TFS Michel

Hi Markus,
You just have the most amazing imagination. This is exactly what I would've named it. To me it looks like the knights of old. Very well done my friend. I just love your photo's, it's like a surprise package and I can't wait for the next one.

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