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At the Edge

At the Edge
Información de la foto
Copyright: Markus Peissard (Heaven) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
Género: Landscapes
Medio: Color
Tomada el: 2009-01-10
Cámara: Sony A700, Minolta AF 28-70 f 2.8
Exposición: f/22, 1/100 segundos
Versión de la foto: Versión original
Fecha enviada: 2009-01-10 23:00
Vista: 3565
Favoritos: 2 [Ver]
Puntos: 62
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Hi all!

The other side of this forest already is green. The fog that has created the frost has going down to lower parts of my region, the air is dry. That means, there aren't any new crystals (or only very few) formed during the night.

Even if we have temperatures of about -15°C in the morning, the exposed spots lose the fabulous colours and shapes created by the frost because of the irradiation of the sun. This edge of forest is exposed to the sun only for a short time and, moreover, is not directly turned to it.

One can't wait to take pictures like this one. As many things in our nature, frosty impressions like this one here are ephemeral.

Kind regards


N.B. Taken in RAW, basic level corrections in Camera RAW, import to PS, level corrections, attenuation of the bright tones, sharpness, saved as TIFF and the as JPG after cropping for TN.

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Hallo Markus
One can only appreciate this image to its best when you open the thumbnail. What a picture. This is beautiful - seeing the trees all covered in frost is so fabulous! It is great to look at all the patterns and great frozen cold colours. Fascinating indeed, Markus. I really like the composition with blotches of blue sky in between for contrast. Perfect technical implementation and overall display. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards.

This is wonderful Markus. It is so unique that I noticed it right away in the gallery and was really pleased upon opening it. The white laciness of the foreground and blue behind is so pretty. I like that there are only three elements: white lace, blue sky, brown vertical tree trunks. I love it.

Evelynn : )

  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2009-01-10 23:55]
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Hello Markus,
You are a master of capturing what most of us admire quickly without going into the real beauty.
While we are intent on photographing species in the best way your pictures show the effects of nature, which is why you add to the diversity of TN so well.
A beautiful composition! I like how the frosted branches look like feather-down over the strict straightness of the tree trunks, while the varied blue of the sky adds depth to the image.
Well done Markus and thanks for delighting us with this breath of fresh air!
Best wishes,

Hi Markus,
yes, that's the view we all have in these days - winterwonderland.
I love your shot with the blue sky in the back, excellent, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Markus !
Wow, that is absolutey wonderful ! I love the combination of cold frost and sunny light, and the contrast between the white frost and the vivid blue patches of sky we see behind the trees. All of this makes an outstanding picture, a real pleasure for the eye. Very well done !

Hi Markus,

Again i never experiance the tree with white leaf like this.Great frosty impression.Nice to see the branch hide behind with blue BG.Great extreme weather shot.TFS.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5098 W: 166 N: 13042] (48618)
  • [2009-01-11 7:16]

Hello Marcus,
Very beautiful winter scene. Wonderful colours with a great contrasting blue sky in the BG. Fantastic composition.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3050 W: 3 N: 8714] (40566)
  • [2009-01-11 7:56]

Hallo Markus,
Bei Euch ist der Himmel blauer als bei uns! Der Reif ist im Moment allgegenwärtig und verzaubert die Landschaften, hier aber hat die Sonne ziemlich Mühe sich durchzusetzten. Du zeigst uns ein Bild das fast unwirklich anmutet, aber doch Deinem Auge nicht entgleitet ist. Sehr schönes Tor zu einem Wintermärchen.
Herzliche Grüsse

Very well framed. I have a few of these, but my eyes grow weary of white....unless it comes from another photographer...The framing and your special eye are what it is about here Markus...Well done!

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2009-01-11 9:11]

Hi Markus,
Excellent capture.I liked details,POV,framing and composition are wonderful.
Thanks for posting.

Ciao Markus, fantastic frozen composition, wonderful forest, very well done, ciao Silvio

Destacaría sin duda el bonito trabajo realizado con el color y el oportuno azul del fondo, ya que sin él la foto perdería mucho. He llegado a pensar que la fotografía era un reflejo.
Un abrazo Markus: Josep Ignasi.

Ciao Markus,
splendido scorcio invernale con il fascino degli alberi ricoperti di galaverna, eccellenti POV e composizione, molto bello l'azzurro del cielo che s'intravede fra la vegetazione che crea un bellissimo contrasto con il candore della neve, i diversi rami danno un buon effetto dinamico all'immagine.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2009-01-12 2:59]

Hello Markus,
Wonderfull winter scene with the clear blue sky very nicely framed by the frost-covered branches. I like the contrasting dark and straight tree trunks too.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

This is an amazing picture of the frost-laden trees, Markus.
The impression it gives is that of spring when some trees are aglow with fresh blossoms on them. This is the delusion of the most pleasant kind.
The blue sky(?) seen through the branches looks heavenly, literally!
Great shot, my friend, and thanks for sharing it.

hello markus,
lovely image, we never see something like this at our place so its something rare to llok at, i liked the colourful bg, the exposure and the composition,
well done in you special style,
tfs & regards

Hallo Markus,

this are wonderful, great pov and beautiful contrast between the white and the sky.
Beautiful colours.

Belle ambiance bien hivernale et qui correspond bien à l'humeur du moment.
Bonne journée.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2009-01-13 20:46]

Hello Markus,
You have captured natures beauty so well here Markus, The frost covered branches in the foreground, the stark tree trunks in the middle and that wonderful blue sky in the background. All the elements coming together perfectly, thank you Markus.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2009-01-14 3:10]

So very, very well seen Markus, once again you reveal the inner artist in yourself and remind us off the much needed artistic contribution you make to TN. Beautiful.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6123 W: 89 N: 15236] (63770)
  • [2009-01-14 4:36]

Hi Markus,a great idea to show your winter,perfect realisation under all corners of view,my best compliments,have a nice day,Luciano

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2009-01-14 6:32]

Hi Markus,
Your images are always a delight for me and this is another addition to your already amazing gallery. Very pleasing for the eyes and it really does send shivers down ones back. Superb lighting and exposure handling and that blue BG looks fantastic. Great composition.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-01-14 8:47]

Hi Markus.
What an amazing greetings holyday card. I am impressed a lot. All is superb. Amazing silver pattern of the tree branches, wonderful rich blue sky and impressive trunks of the trees. Bravo. Perfect work.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2009-01-14 14:45]

Hi Markus,
a great shot!
Superb detail.
Excellent composition.
Brilliant light.

Well done,

hello Markus!
presentation as always well cared for, I like the cut with the blue area in the middle between the branches bleached of galaverna

best sERGIO

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2009-01-15 1:58]

Hi Markus

I almost missed this one from you, my friend!
Frost is one of the most photogenic elements in the winter season and i missed it terribly! We had it for about 2-3 days back in December, but i had to go to Hungary and didn't take any shots...i'm so sad about that...Anyway, at least you got some beautiful photos and i'm happy to see them here.
This one is lovely and exploits the natural and superb contrast between the frost and the blue sky. The result is very attractive, especially when it's bordered by some thick vertical lines that also seem to be parallel with each other. A balance between geometry and mosaic, very well seen and captured by you.

Bravo and TFS

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2800 W: 0 N: 6695] (25837)
  • [2009-01-15 5:33]

Hi Markus,
a lovely shot indeed. i like the way the snowy white branches coiled up together and transform into artistic splashes of pattern. The blue sky gives an effective background, and the brownish trunks break into graphical patterns.
Excellent eyes in spotting the beuaty and brilliant presentation so that others could experience the same.


Wow Markus, talk about natural framing. These frost covered branches and twigs have framed the trunks and blue sky in a really marvelous way. And of course your trained eye saw it and made it into this wonderful photo. Its especially beautiful for its feel of depth. It really got that 3D effect to it. And that, I think, makes this photo even more special. So many photos that are related to yours appear flat but you got that wonderful feel of depth in it. I also love the crips feel of winter in it and the luminous quality.

Hello Markus,
I agree so much with your notes, cold weather have good sides... This is magical picture showing us the beauty of frost in all its glory! The blue background makes those branches stand out nicely with excellent details and exposure. Beautifully done!

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 582 W: 64 N: 2227] (7493)
  • [2009-01-29 23:10]

Lieber Markus,

beschämt stelle ich fest, dass Du weitere Kunstwerke präsentierst, ohne dass ich sie zur Kenntnis nehme. Zu diesem Bild gibt es nichts hinzuzufügen, was nicht schon andere vor mir gesagt haben. Pierrafortscha ist immer wieder für ein Photosujet gut!

Herzlich grüsst Dich

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  • danar Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 57 W: 0 N: 17] (273)
  • [2009-02-13 14:28]

Wow, nice view and very clear, I like the background because the sky is very clear and colors are magnific.

Hii dear Markus ,
As always so nice shot from your kind eyes.
So nice scenery.


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