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Green Black Lake

Green Black Lake
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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: 2010-09-30
Camera: Sony Alpha 900, Sony 70-200 F2.8 G
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-30 12:53
Viewed: 3921
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Dear Friends

I have been absent from TN for almost two weeks. Now I'm on a short autumnal holiday and today I tried out my new hobby. I have bought a folding kayak and today I was on the water for the second time. I went up to the "Black Lake" (Schwarzsee) at 1000m, surrounded by still very green meadows and forests, but with the first signs of autumn. The sky was overcast and the dull light conditions nevertheless created unexpected fine reflections on the water.

I was glad to see this birch looking at itself on the water surface, but I took the picture more in order to allow my poor arms a little rest (paddling is new for them)... Luckily the wind came up a little bit so I could make the way back by sailing. I almost forgot to check my pictures at home and was happy to discover this one...

Kind regards


N.B. Taken in RAW, basic postprocessing like levels, whilte balance and dynamic range in Camera RAW, then final postprocessing in PS.

Dis. Ac., siggi, goldyrs, paolo49, KOMSIS, eng55, anel, meyerd, maurydv, uleko, rousettus, Adanac, Alex99, Hormon_Manyer, Amelia has marked this note useful
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Hi Markus,

This looks like an painting but than the wrong site under.
Great [ov, suburp composition.
Fine colours.
Your a master of photoograph nature art.


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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-09-30 13:25]

Hello Marcus,
Nice capture and very good Reflections. This is a beautiful scene with nice fall colours. I look forward to seeing more autumn photos as they are my favourites!
(because of the fine colors) Best regards Siggi

Ciao Markus. Lovely fine delicate artistic work. Another masterpiece from you MF!


Hola Markus,
una sorpresa saber de tu nueva afición sobre el agua :-) y también
el cambio del estado sólido de tus trabajos por el líquido. Busqué
tu reflejo en el agua pero no lo encontré !
Interesante trabajo, con buena carga de originalidad y como tú siempre
me recuerdas a artistas famosos ( una vez fue Dalí ), en esta ocasión los colores me recuerdan a pintores impresionistas Franceses como Monet.
Un abrazo amigo: Josep Ignasi.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-09-30 15:02]

Salut Marc,je pense que tu n'as jamais vu mes photos sur TE,je suis un grand passione' des reflections...et sans doute la tienne est un travail artisitique de premiere classe,quelle elaboration,combien de travail et de classe derriere cette image!!Mes plus gros compliments,bonne journee'..et merci! Luciano

A stunning shot, Markus!
It's so nice to know you've got into Kayaking.
I love this variation of the classic frame of reflection.
By keeping only the reflection in the frame, you make this look like a dream, a fantasy close to reality, but still so far...
Brilliant work!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-10-01 0:33]

Beautiful abstract nature image, lovely colors. tfs.

Ciao Markus, fantastic reflections in a fascinating composition, beautiful natural colors, splendid light, superb impressionist painting, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Markus,
A superb abstract art work of these tree's reflection in the lake. Good colors and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-10-01 5:58]

Hello Markus,
What a fantastic photo. The soft colours are so beautiful. A great quality painting. Perfect choice of composition. Maybe it's still more beautiful when you show it upside down, like Gert said.

Hello Marcus,
a beautiful image of trees reflected on water, colors, and soft light perfect, a very nice picture. Regards, Paolo

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-10-01 9:17]

Hi Markus,
What a beautiful color ..!
Your point of view, the rich visuals.Reflections of a very beautiful and green.
Best wishes,

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-10-01 23:30]

Hi Markus,
Beautiful capture like a paint.Well seen and composed.Excellent work!
Have a nice weekend,thanks for sharing..

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-10-02 5:15]

Lieber Markus;
Ein so feines und poetisches Bild voller Stille und Anmut...ich stelle mir Dich vor, wie Du da auf dem Wasser gleitest, wie in einer anderen Welt!
Ein Gedicht in Farben.
Herzlich grüsst

Hello Markus
Very beautiful image, like a painting. The reflections of the white trees on the green surface is simply wanderful.
All the best,

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2010-10-02 11:45]

Lieber Markus,

ein Kayak- Bild! Klar, ich sehe wie Du und die anderen die "Frühlings"-Farben und die interessante Auflösung der Konturen durch die Wellen. Bei Deinen Bildern bin ich immer auch auf der Suche nach Schärfe, aber hier finde ich sie nirgendwo. Wahrscheinlich unwichtig. Das Selbstvertrauen, das Du hast, die schöne Kamera mit ins Kayak zu nehmen! Aber so entstehen dann Markus- typische Bilder!

Ich wünsche Dir eine schöne Sonntagsfahrt

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-10-03 18:43]

Hello Markus,
This shot reminds me of a fine oil painting. Gorgeous colors and interesting shadows contained in this beautiful reflection. It must have been very peaceful being on the water all alone with nature on this particular day. I'm glad you had your camera with you!

Ciao Markus,
altra bellissima immagine in stile pittorico, questa volta più vicina all'impressionismo e a una realtà riconoscibile, sempre di alta qualità per quanto riguarda gli aspetti tecnici e quelli compositivi.
Grazie e complimenti
Buona notte
Con amicizia

Bonsoir Markus
Flou Artistique...
Couleurs lumineuses...
De l'art parfait...
Merci et bravo

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-07 2:11]

Hello Markus,
exciting painting from your camera. Its is attractive and different from your other paintings.
Another view to appreciate from you.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-10-07 7:59]

Hello Markus,
A beautiful water reflection taken as you sail along - but I hope you don't get lost in the reflections when paddling your new kayak! :-) It sounds very exciting and I'm sure opportunities for photography will be great!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

hallo Markus
nice to see your posts again, after a short holiday break.
this is really great capture from lake surface with fantastic colored reflection. It looks like a famous painting. as like coloration and light using, POV and composition superb. gently framed and noted. thanks for showing us this awesome scene. best regards.

hi markus!
A piece of beautiful art!

Interesting in the abstract Markus, I like it.
I especially like the soft green blend of colors, with the largest birch reflection the focal point of your comp.
Have a good weekend!

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-10-08 10:55]

Hello Markus,
When I am out shooting images I find myself continually thinking what would Markus see here that I am not. To have your artist eye is truly a blessing. This is just another superb image of natures artistry brought out by that eye of yours. Great work Markus.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-10-10 4:27]

Bravo, Markus.
One more you have impressed my imagination. It is the best lesson how to see the beautifulness of natural surroundings. Amazing art picture which looks like painted work. Fantastic colour transactions, wonderful delicate colours palette and lights. My congratulations and thanks a lot for next masterpiece.

Hallo Markus,
Beautiful, abstract piece of art in your unmissable style. Excellent color tones. I'm wondering how many photographers (including me) would make a pic like this in the same situation, during kayaking. Fine work, and perfect use of imagination. Bravo.
Friendly regards, László

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