I'm sorry, wanted to change something and I accidentally
deleted my photo (this one). My apologies
for some people that I have not responded back
This is the Pielersee, lays in Tyrol, nearby
the border of the province Salzburg. One
half of the lake is for the (Water) Birds,
the other for tourism. Everytime when we
go on holliday in Lofer, we visit this lake
first, it's a nice and easy start after
10-12 hours driving.
I shoot deliberately the wooden pier
sidewards, because otherwise the background was
to dark. I didn't use a polarization filter,
because I wanted to creates a "milky way" effect
to make the picture extra calmness.
Canon 5D MarkII
Canon 17-40 L4
Velbon Sherpa R750
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howladersourav (276) 2013-02-22 2:09
It is wonderful. I like the use of wooden platform. I'd suggest if the frame is shifted bit upward, cropping the near leg of the wooden platform, would be a better composition.
npecanhuk (54221) 2013-02-22 2:17
Hi! Wonderful pic with excellent photo quality, specially exposure, chosen pov, horizontal format and composition! Cheers, Neyvan
siudzi (24689) 2013-02-22 2:38
Excellent shot taken with a great technique and beautiful vertical composition. Like the strong effect created by the reflected elements so the view looks very attractive. Well done!
timecapturer (31278) 2013-02-22 3:03
the title says it all about this one. The calm and peace just oozes from this exquisite image. An object lesson in composition, technique and creativity. Amazing clarity and DOF make this beautiful image a winner! Stunning!
Have a good weekend - Brian.
abmdsudi (27118) 2013-02-22 6:38
There's a feel of tranquility and yet another dream like feel to this great calming quality shot enhanced by immense depth and perspective. A competently framed, exposed and all appear to be in sharp focus, superb coloring and contrast embraced dramaticalyy by the heavy sky. Another good quality shot, Congrats.
jlbrthnn (79787) 2013-02-22 10:05
This photo is a real painting, a beautiful work of art. The picture is sharp and deep with excellent quality. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
Romano46 (5988) 2013-02-22 10:13
non sei presente tutti i giorni, ma quando decidi di mettere in reta qualche foto lo fgai a ragion veduta con bellissimi scatti come questo ricchi di fascino per la perfezione della composizione e per la cura con la quale operi sulla parte tecnica con luminosità, contrasto e saturazione sempre perfetti.
Complimenti per questo specchio d'acqua che invita alla contemplazione.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
dta (52250) 2013-02-22 10:27
Hello Robert , ,
This is a stunning picture , very well composed , with the diagonal of the wooden pier , and the moutains in the BG . I like especially the oontrast between the milky aspect of the water and the dark grey sky .
UlfE (13740) 2013-02-22 11:12
I love the mood you have captured here. In particular I note what you say in your note about the inclusion of the jetty and your wish to make use of the turbidity of the water and create a milky effect and enforce the sense of tranquility. A masterly photo-job! TFS and have a nice weekend!
kasianowak (2459) 2013-02-22 11:40
Great composition with the jetty leading the eye towards the distant mountains and mirror relection. nice soft light and dramatic sky.
Bartleby (12765) 2013-02-22 14:58
Such a cool balanced composition. And the long exposure worked wonders.
jjcordier (63074) 2013-02-22 21:45
Tranquillité, calme et beauté....c'est ce qui ressort de cette très belle photo composée de belle façon.
jcpix (3796) 2013-02-22 23:12
I'd say you achieved your goal, this definitely has a feeling of calmness! What strikes me the most is the pristine reflection on the water, for a somewhat grey and murky lake you've made it look fantastic...even managing to squeeze every possible reflective point, right to the bottom of the frame, amazingly detailed. The reddish color of the wooden deck against that dark blue sky is a smashing combination. Thanks for sharing this visit to the lake.
Have a great weekend,
danos (74518) 2013-02-22 23:30
Good morning Robert,
nice to see someone this beautiful and tranquil place with the time to be stopped,making the whola place as fantastic one.Excellent presentation of the light and the colour management as the quality of the scene.
Have a good weekend,Danos
jhm (123140) 2013-02-23 1:45
Wat een rustige plaats en een goed gekozen hoek met de kleine pier dat de aanzet geeft voor een mooi perspectief.
De kleuren zijn zacht zoals altijd, eveneens altijd verzorgde foto's en goed doordachte samenstelling.
Mooi foto werk, bedankt.
Kielia (20657) 2013-02-23 6:37
to enjoy such a wonderful piece of nature would be very nice! I like this fascinating color of the water very much, and the atmosphere is very well conveyed and felt by the viewer. A very beautiful and very well composed image! My compliments also for the notes!
InasiaJones (29355) 2013-02-23 14:52
Please take that comment as a very positive one, but I can feel the progression in your work, although your standards have always been high.
It has something to do with the clarity, the definition, the exposure, the depth of the tones and a sense of the light like being there. It's just so beautiful, and at the same time, it's more than ever closer to the truth.
This composition is simple and majestic at the same time. We can feel the serenity, the silence, the idea of being alone and in contact with nature.
The motion in the clouds adds a fairy tale quality to your shot.
5 stars work.
Didi (49158) 2013-02-24 1:55
Interesting troubled chalked waters and nice diagonal perspective
And of course the included deep foregraound
maria-v1981 (10409) 2013-02-25 6:03
The colours and the strong POV give great impact to this image. Perfect position for the wooden pier. The depth and the clarity is outstanding. The atmosphere has a really tranquility.
Have a nice evening,
adramad (27872) 2013-02-25 13:11
Wonderful and serene beauty of this beautiful lake, you've captured a stunning POV with this simple wooden pier in the foreground and mountains and trees in the distance, which get a large DOF in the composition, perfect reflexes, a image that conveys an atmosphere of calm and tranquility.
Very good brightness and optimum sharpness.
Well done. I love it.
Have a nice day.
barni (15745) 2013-03-01 3:55
It's a perfect title for a perfect picture.
Good job !
sacavem (18586) 2013-03-02 10:49
WOW, a real beautiful presentation of this palace!Very good work and pp.Also an excellent photographic machine.
berek (31959) 2013-03-02 22:16
There's a feel of tranquility and yet another dream like feel to this great shot calming quality enhanced by great depth and perspective.
Have a nice Sunday
Nard (6915) 2013-03-04 12:47
What can I say? It's simply wonderful. Framing, light, texture of the water, a real moment of peace and beauty.
lousat (58446) 2013-03-05 1:23
Hi Bob,there is your signature hidden in this magnificent composition,what a atmosphere,what a soft details and pastel colors, great perspective taken in the best exposure for this difficult light of a cloudy day,great reflections too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
mkamionka (24808) 2013-03-05 9:03
I am very much impressed with this photo. The composition is brilliant. I like the curve made by mountains on the horizon and how it id reflected in the lake. The pier is perfectly fit to complement this reflection in water. I like the amazing clarity here which even allows us to get a feeling of how unclear the water of the lake is, having this milky consistence with a green touch.
Excellent work, you have really done something out of nothing here. One can learn so much from your photos so much.
krzychu30 (9399) 2013-03-06 0:22
I was sure I commented this one(maybe it was the one you deleted accidentally).Anyway it´s so amazing it definitely deserves another one comment.It has some kind of tranquility in itself-I like this unique mood you were able to convey with this one.It´s excellently composed and framed in vertical format.
Cricri (87288) 2013-03-12 8:47
Une image merveilleusement composer, un calme certain qui en ressort, j'aime cette eau translucide, les reflets et couleurs
resat1972 (5990) 2013-03-13 2:17
gerçekten harika bir fotoğraf
ortam ve kompozisyon mükemmel
Waylim (22467) 2013-03-21 17:56
Only you can turn a not so good weather and yet makes a beautiful photo out of it. The landscape is beautiful and prinstine, but the photo quality make it even more beautiful than it really is, the reflection adds to the depth. I like the deck, I can imagine myself standing there.
Kamilutka (3207) 2013-04-09 10:52
this is amazing phtot with absolutly stunning colors. I love the mirror like surface of the water and perfect reflection on it, which definietly adds so much to the whole scene. Great composition in its simplicity and elegance.
Thanks for sharing
ikeharel (38090) 2013-04-20 1:35
The title says it all, Robert.
I like most the colors differentials between foreground red/brown and far side grey blue. The effect of long shutter, gave the water a silky texture (typical in your stuff).
Lovely and unique in sight.
ourania (13085) 2013-05-12 8:26
the effect of tranquility is very pleasing here and it is evoked by all the characteristics and qualities of the picture: the firm composition of well defined elements, the lovely collection of harmonious colours, the amazing glass-like texture of the water and the homogeneous soft lighting that enhances the notion of stillness. The reflections are attractive and also contribute to the delightful sense of balance within the frame. There's great connection between foreground and background. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,