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Present and Past

Present and Past
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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: 2007-02-11
Camera: KonicaMinolta Dynax7D
Exposure: f/8, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): gondox's favorites - landscapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-24 11:53
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Favorites: 2 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi all!

How time is passing off quickly...

This evening, during my daily walk, I passed along this spot that is only about 500m from my house. I like this view, and even if I see it many times every week, it's always different, always captivating and healing. I din't take any picture because I believed I had taken one almost similar a couple of weeks ago.

Now, back in front of my computer, I realize that more than one year has passed...

Kind regards


Taken in RAW, level corrections, sharpness, saved as .tiff and after the crop as .jpg for TN.

gracious, nglen, NinaM, Dis. Ac., anel, Alex99, uleko, Luis52, JoshLewis, jrobertop, iris, mohaiminawang has marked this note useful
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Hello my friend Markus,
Many thanks for sharing this awesome evening view with a great displayed of light and shadows over the beautiful land!
the rays that penetrate through the clouds is a ture beauty from what nature is offering us to appreciate!
thank you once again and good morning to you from NZ
my best regards goes to you always, Markus!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-04-24 12:13]

Hi Markus. I love the detail in the sun rays from behind the dark clouds. with the flat green grass leading up to the mountains. the dark FG gives a unusual Picture. I sould love to see this in day light as well TFS.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-04-24 13:10]
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Hi Markus

One word .......sublime! :)


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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-04-24 17:20]

Markus, tu vis au paradis. J'adore cette photo en clair-obscur, le très sombre des boisés est mystérieux et magnifique. La clairière est doucement éclairée, c'est tout à fait magique grâce aux rayons du soleil qui transpercent les nuages. Quel beau moment et quel paysage tu vis. On croirait un tableau miniature. Merci!


Hi Markus,

Beautiful sky, I personally prefer a lighter ground with more details.
Trough the sun photograph are the ground to dark.

Composition are very good.


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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-04-25 1:19]

Hi Markus,
James said 'sublime'...i would like to add 'Elemental'. It is almost as if some higher force from above is coming down through the clouds...which i guess it is in a way! I like the dark ground, i don't think this would be half as effective if it were lighter.
Have a good weekend,

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-04-25 1:19]

What a stunning image, Markus!
Those sunrays are amazing!
I love how they light one patch of land while everywhere else is dark.
Very good exposure too.
Really amazing work!


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-04-25 2:29]

Hallo Markus,
Ein "moody" Bild. Sehr schön und schlicht fotografiert. Es gibt doch immer wieder Licht in der Dunkelheit.
Herzliche Grüsse

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-04-25 22:23]

Hello Markus

What an amazing display of lighting.
The capture is exceptional.
Wonderful colour and contrast.
Very well focused with excellent sharpness.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-04-26 4:05]

Ooooh i think that this is a pic that all dream one day to take! I have many things to say but are neutrals,the pic talk alone,just to give you my best compliments for this great artwork,have a nice week,Luciano

Hi Markus!

Time can cheat us sometimes. I can't believe I'm a member of TN only 5 months ago, so many good things happened to me here. It feels like years already.
So for the picture. Your view is just like Heaven :)
This very selective lighting on the land is very unique I think, but even with the rays shown so well, it is even more. Very peaceful shot. Another shot I have to add in favs theme... TFS!

Best regards,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-04-26 8:43]

Hi Markus,
A very striking image and the sprayed sun rays look fantastic. Great illumination on that small patch of green field and the dark clouds have darkened the area in an ominous way. Very neat and sharp image with fine DOF. Excellent POV and composition. Kudos.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-04-26 11:38]

Hi Markus.
Superb art picture of the nice nature scene. Exposure of the shot and light/colour tone reproduction are spot on. I am also impressed with composition of the image, great DOF and details. Bravo. Excellent, skillfully done job.

Hello Markus. Stunning landscape with burst of light from the cloud. I like the lit pasture contrasting well with the whole scene. Regards. Jusni

Bel effet de clair-obscur. Bon réflexe.
Bonne journée.

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2008-04-28 2:58]

I like fantastic light of this shot, really great picture!

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-04-28 7:52]

Hello Markus,
Superb capture of this dramatic moment with the light rays penetrating the dark clouds. Beautiful contours of the landscape and that patch of bright green in the middle is amazing. Very well observed and composed!
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-04-28 18:39]

Hi Markus.
Lovly and fine image here My friend. Really wonderful evening view, looks like it was painted.

Nice sunbeams! I love sunbeams, this one looks very nice. Well done! Cheers Josh Lewis.

An extraordinary picture. I would not know a reason to add to those already outlined in other reviews.
Greetings from Spain. Angel

Bravo Markus !
Quand la lumière perce l'obscurité, on voit les couleurs de la vie apparaître.
Merci pour cette très belle prise de vue.

Hi Markus.
A magnificent visual!
Marvellous composition; very good POV and DOV.
Excellent chromatism and sharpness.
Congratulations and TFS!
José Roberto

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  • iris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 479 W: 60 N: 970] (3088)
  • [2008-05-09 6:40]
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Yes, the sense of dejavu can sometimes be overwhelming.This is another of your wonderful captures where nature is at its brilliant best on display.I love the play of light and shades.Superb DoF and it look like a floodlit area out there in the middle.Such is the wonders of nature that the humble human can only bow and appreciate its true beauty through these little ways.Mark, this was your chance and you took it wonderfully making a superb composition and deciding to share it with your friends....Thank you and cheers.

Into my favourites.....

Hello Markus,
An amazing play of light, as a part of the field is kissed by sunrays breaking through the dense veil of clouds!
An unusual situation has been recorded, and it is well done exposure wise...
A fine composition with good details!
Pablo -

Hi markus,
You're probably will be reading this after your return from your vacation to Slovenia. I do hope that you will like this country as much as I do.
The mood in this photo is enormous. The break of the sun through the clouds and they way it iluminated a small part of the countryside is something I am still waiting to capture. Its a kind of photo that gives the meaning of light to the fullest.

Dear Markus ,
Nice sky with lovely light.
Well captured.
My best wishes

Hi Markus'

What i can see in your shot is sensitiveness of looking to the nature. excellent,TFS


Hi Markus
Fantastic sky and landscape
Congrats and TFS

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