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The shapes of Flysch

The shapes of Flysch
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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: 2006-07-09
Categories: River
Camera: KonicaMinolta Dynax7D, Minolta AF 28-70 f 2.8
Exposure: f/11, 1/40 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-22 9:43
Viewed: 5038
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi all!

Flysch consists of deposits of dark, fine-grained, thinly bedded sandstone shales and of clay, thought to be deposited by turbidity currents and originally defined as rock formations on the northern and southern borders of the Alps. Flysch originates of repeated sedimentary cycles with upwards fining of the sediments. The occasional presence of fossils indicates marine deposition. The name flysch was introduced in geologic literature by a Swiss geologist and comes from the Swiss-German word that means to flow. Flysch is found extending from S.W. Switzerland eastward along the northern Alpine zone to the Vienna basin, is followed round the northern flanks of the Carpathians into the Balkan peninsula. It is represented in the Pyrenees, the Apennines, the Caucasus and extends into Asia; similar flysch-like deposits are related to the Himalayas as the European formations are to the Alps.

“My” river Ärgera in the Freiburger Prealps mainly consists of Flysch and offers many beautiful shapes, patterns and colours.

Kind regards


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-08-22 9:48]

Hi markus. Intersting notes explaining what the rocks are about. As for the shot you have captured the shapes and colours so well. We know this is not man made because its to natural. We have a area near to where i live like this on the coast.
Well done TFS.

Have a nice weekend

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-08-22 10:02]
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Hello Markus,
An interesting geological image showing flysch strata that looks like the kind of shale we have in the South of Sweden.
This is a clear and interesting image that looks as though the rock is freshly exposed, maybe in a quarry.
TFS this interesting image,
Regards, Ivan

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-08-22 10:16]
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Hello Markus,
Excellent close-up of this very beautiful and interesting natural pattern. Very sharp details and beautiful colours. A fine composition too. I've never heard of Flysch and read your note with interest. It would be interesting to see a view of the area where you found this.
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-08-22 12:32]

Markus, what a great abstract shot of this unusual rock formation.
I love all the geometric shapes and bold colours.
Superb composition.
Great DOF.

Once again you amaze me with your ability to find a great photo of something many people wouldn't look at twice. :-)

All the best!


Hello Markus,
Here is another good image of the Flysch with great notes about them!
very interesting to see the different layers of so much colouration!
the image is with good exposure and focus with great details
many thanks for the work
have a nice weekend, Markus

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-08-22 23:22]

Hi Markus.
Thanks a lot for nice and so interesting comments. I also am understand your wife and you.

Stunning almost scientific of exactness picture. I am amazed with all components of photo art. Excellent POV and framing. Razor sharpness of all details, outstanding exposure and colour/texture reproduction. I like interesting note a lot too. My hearty wishes and TFS.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-08-23 0:59]

Lieber Markus,
Sehr interessantes Posting,sowohl von der Aufnahme her, als auch vom Begleittext. Mein Sohn hat vor ein Paar Monaten in Geographie den Begriff Flysch gesehen, er war mir damals unbekannt. Du hast diese verschiedenen Sedimentschichten sehr schön diagonal fotografiert, mit bester Schärfe . Auch gefallen mir die natürlichen Farbtöne sehr. Hier kommt auch deine Liebe zu allem Mineralischen zum Ausdruck.
Ein schönes Wochenende wünsche ich Dir

hello markus,
nice capture, the layers formations of a rock van create beautiful abstracts, ihave seen this recenly during my visit to a rocky river side. nice natural colors, well composed shot,
tfs & regards

This kind of image will get a smiley and this image will get the area one big headache some day. More than likely in the Himalayas...folks like to talk about the San Andreas in California..but the uplifting and pushing area in Neal and north is like this and boom..That will be the quake to end all quakes...

A few of us who have worked with USGS as pro-am's since 1992 have been learning together. My list Pinpoint put 2 people back in college for new degrees..one went back to finish BS and is now working on MS at 52 years old..the other is working on MS ...you would not believe the interest my group has in images such as this...I shall pass along the URL of this image for them...and as far as my lovely -patterns...I see them here...I can feel them in geologic time...talk about raw power...wow!

hi Markus,
amazing abstract create of the naturals deposits.thanks for sharing this interesting rock formation

best regards sERGIO

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-08-23 16:40]

Hi Markus,you are builiding a very interesting gallery about this rocks,nothing to say about the pic,it's simply perfect,now i go to read the note..eheheh...have a nice Sunday,Luciano

What a sharp image of these angled strata. The various layers are so clearly defined and different from one another. It is an interesting post. Thanks for sharing it.

Evelynn : )

As usual, my dear poet friend Markus, this shot has poetry in it, and you do great justice to the commentry through your lovely notes, as usual!
Thanks!It feels wonderful to be back home, among friends!

The layers are very pronounced in this capture, Markus.
I am intrigued by the variations in each layer with significant colour changes.
The image is very sharp and your note educates us well on this geological phenomenon.
Thanks and regards.

Una bella continuación de tu anterior trabajo Markus, y que nos ilustra de las características de esa zona y esos particulares sedimentos. En cuanto a la fotografía veo naturalidad en el color y buena disposición del motivo para su presentación.
Saludos y buen Domingo: Josep Ignasi

Hi Markus,
Anather great geological formation. The stratification is very clear in this shot. Your notes are excellent as usual.
Many thanks for sharing this.
Have a nice Sunday and greetings from TRNC,

Hi dear Markus ,
Nice shot with great details.

Kind regrads

Hello Markus,
Wonderfull abstract shot, 'my cup of tea', very good details and colours, nice diagonal 'movement', I love it!!
TFS & regards,

Hi Markus!

This pattern looks wonderful again! It looks similar to coal in the dark parts for first, but it can be distinguished by the blueish tone. Blue and yellow tones always look fine together as this color combination adds some extra feel of contrast to me (might it be for they are opposite side of the color circle). It might even be good for boulder climbing (although I do that on indoor built walls only), it does not look like one that gets harmed by shoes and hands. Anyway, it looks very fine, so TFS! And for the good explanations with it too!

Best regards,

Hi Markus,
The different textures and colors of these layers of Flysch are most interesting. It shows the history of the land perfectly. I like the frame filling composition and the wonderful details in the photo. Your skill of managing the perfect clarity in a photo is huge.

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-08-25 12:01]

Hi Markus

You have some interesting studies in texture and in rock structures. I love the subtle colour changes. Perfect DOF for the shot



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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-08-25 16:02]

Hola Markus,
bella foto y exclusivo pov.
interesantes estratos y color.
saludos amigo

Hello Markus. I like the framing of Flysch in this shot. The detail and texture is very well exposed making it looking rather geometric. The layers are amazing in the sense that how it was created. Good educational note that is new to me. Well done and best regards. Jusni

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-08-27 21:38]

Hi Markus,
Another one of your very attractive images. A clear mark of artistry and you have really been excellent in transforming the most ordinary to something absolutely extraordinary. Hat's off to you. Very neat and sharp image with great colours of nature portrayed here. Very nicely composed. Thanks for sharing this beauty.

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  • jlynx Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 87 W: 7 N: 46] (455)
  • [2008-08-28 3:04]

Hello Markus,
Very interested presentation of Flysh. On Your photo she obtained the artistic dimension. The sloping arrangement of following layers of sediments superbly tooks in this picture. Excellent colours, very well chosen contrast and the first-class sharpness. Placed by You note, grade to the photo superbly it supplements.
Best regards,

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2008-08-28 15:03]

Hi Markus

Nice to see you are still devoted to your series of wonderful abstracts. I really like the idea of having very good photographers here in every "field" :)

I probably said this before, but i actually think that abstracts are very relaxing to look at. It's something you can view and think of a million different things :)
This is also why i like shots like this, and the one here is again lovely. I really like the different color layers and the contrast they produce, but probably a bit more than that, i like the geometry: all the straight lines and angles look excellent! On to of everything, it's the diagonal lines that create a superb composition.

Very well taken and nicely presented with a terrific note.
Bravo and TFS

Bonjour Markus
Cette vue de l'histoire du monde a des couleurs que j'aime beaucoup.
Je suis toujours impressionné, par la beauté des roches qui se sont formées voici des millions d'années.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-08-31 5:07]

merhaba markus
well capture of beautiful rocks
i like POV, DOF, textures, colours and sharpness

Comme souvent dans votre galerie , une photo pleine de poésie abstraite.
Bonne journée.

Hi Markus.
First your french writing is very good.
i'll try to be as good.
I love the composition,the line give the tree point of interest.
The colours give the shot a nice feeling to.
The shade help to.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2008-09-04 11:45]

Lieber Markus,
ich hinke mal wieder hinten nach mit der TN- Inspektion. Hier überraschst Du uns alle mit einem Bild aus dem Plasselbschlund. Dein Enthusiasmus für das Gebiet ist natürlich bekannt, aber mit dem Bild überzeugst Du uns andere. Das raffinierte am Bild (für mich): es sieht aus wie aus einem offenen Geologiebuch, regt uns zu Überlegungen zur Entstehung der Gesteine an--aber gibt das Geheimnis nicht preis. Toll gemacht, Markus!
Ich versuche mich demnächst mit einem Bild mittels Vertical grip auf TN montiert zu revanchieren, ich bin vom grip begeistert und setze ihn routinemässig ein. Ich halte dann die Kamera mit beiden Händen, eine am grip und eine anm Blitz, das führt zu erstaunlicher Stabilität.

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