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Julio Segura Carmona , September 10, 2006; 03:39 P.M.

Excelente

Magnifica imagen, perfecta luz y color, excelente encuadre y bella composicion, perfecta reflexion, saludos cordiales Maciek.

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Fiona Madden , September 10, 2006; 03:48 P.M.

wow this is really stunning. I could look at this view forever!

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Francisca Rivera , September 10, 2006; 04:06 P.M.

Splendid reflections. The horizon, centrered, is in the best place for this pic.

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Frank Coenders , September 10, 2006; 04:26 P.M.

Very good picture, the reflections, the colours and the light. Maybe the composition is a little bit aou of balance because of the 1/3 water in the front (on the right it is OK). Neverthless I like it!

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Sergio Fabbri , September 10, 2006; 04:51 P.M.

Amazing!

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Nicholas Bryant , September 10, 2006; 04:53 P.M.

Fantastic

Great great great! I might have too cropped a tiny bit on the left but this picture is something! If I may add you did use HDR technic wonderfuly since it isn't too obvious as are many others.

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Ryan Carter , September 10, 2006; 05:47 P.M.

I am amazed at the calmness of the water...Nice shot...

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marko moudrak , September 10, 2006; 06:13 P.M.

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Maciek,

Piekne! I would crop at the sides a bit, especially at left side, and lighten up the corners a bit. Thanks for sharing

mm

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J R , September 10, 2006; 10:06 P.M.

It would be a really great photo if you left it just as it is.

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Dexter Dee Dee , September 11, 2006; 07:50 A.M.

Nice shot, good colors and reflection. Very beautiful place, DDD

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Theo Jacobs , September 11, 2006; 12:43 P.M.

Stunning photo. You did a great job of making it look natural, most people using HDR fail hopelessly in this respect. So far I use HDR only in architecture photography, but this is very inspiring to also use it for landscape.

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Jana Vanourkova , September 11, 2006; 12:55 P.M.


Wouw, take me there ! cheers Jana

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Adam Pelka , September 12, 2006; 12:29 P.M.

WOW ! - jade do Norwegii strzelic taka fotke :-)

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Joe Baldwin , April 06, 2007; 07:39 A.M.

balance

This is a remarkable picture in many ways: it's rare to see water that is so still, the clouds forming an almost perfect arch, and stark contrast in color provided by the red boats. Did you use a neutral density filter to balance the lighting?

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Duba Scuba , August 17, 2007; 10:45 A.M.

Surrealistic Dream

Absolutely beautiful, it's nice to know that beautiful places like this still exist - especially when you live in a concrete jungle.

--- live tv

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Zachary Bouzan-Kaloustian , August 17, 2007; 04:35 P.M.

Hi, I really like the shot. The depth is great. One question: is this an HDR image?

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Judy Bartlett , August 17, 2007; 06:13 P.M.

Beautiful

Like a dream. Gorgeous composition. The light is perfect and very compelling.

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Rob Andrews , August 17, 2007; 07:13 P.M.

Perfection as it is...

I've seen a few make comments about cropping this picture but the brutal truth is that this picture is perfect as it is. Cropping any of it takes away from the image whole and honestly taking anything off of the left side completely takes away from this image.

This is a spectacular picture. The lighting from the left side and the shadow cast is a wonderful dynamic.

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s. maxwell forman , August 20, 2007; 12:04 A.M.

Stunning!

The picture simply jumps out at you in a way that is hard to describe. I am almost waiting to hear the chirping of the birds... We would love to see more of your work.
Was wondering if you have ever done any aviation photography in Norway from a microlight trike? If you are interested, the perspective from our amazing two-seat open cockpit machines might be inspiring.
You can see the video and photography work of our pilots from around the world at our website: http://www.trikepilot.com
Cheers!
spence

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Mari R , June 19, 2008; 08:38 A.M.

Awesome, great composition, bravo!

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Hugh McWatters , September 28, 2008; 02:20 A.M.

Amazing photo. Fantastic job on the HDR. I would cry if I took a photo this good

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Malcolm Parr , October 29, 2008; 11:14 A.M.

Very nice, I really like the way that the mountain is reflected in the water but the building isn't (well not very much anyway). I think in that way, the central horizon works really well. Excellent shot and processing.

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Viknesh Nadaraja , November 16, 2008; 11:25 A.M.

Beautiful and inspiring. Can't believe this is HDR.

I love the way you did it!

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Mari R , December 15, 2008; 07:52 P.M.

Beautiful, like a great dream! Happy Holidays.

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Daniel Lyell , April 22, 2009; 10:36 P.M.

Awe Inspiring, these are the shots i dream of taking.

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Mauro Moroni , April 23, 2009; 12:43 P.M.

it's actually one of the best landscape shot I've ever seen. Many compliments

Mauro

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Hernest Ernesti Luchino , April 25, 2009; 07:28 P.M.

GREAT!!!

BRAVO!!!

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Jhay Gamba , April 29, 2009; 01:09 P.M.

Brilliant!

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rich t , May 04, 2009; 01:37 P.M.

Magnificent.

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Stéphane Godin , May 07, 2009; 08:38 A.M.

wonderful colors and light with good composition and very crispy details. The three boats are incredibles. Very good job

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Jerry Matchett , May 07, 2009; 02:41 P.M.


A more realistic scene

Although startlingly beautiful, this image has two flaws: the saturation has been stretched beyond believability and the horizon is not level. I offer a different version which I think has a much more profound beauty and is believable.

Regards,

Jerry

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Michael Comerford , May 10, 2009; 06:37 A.M.

Stunning


Beautifully composed. A well balanced exposure - long enough to get the reflection in the water, short enough not to blow out the highlights. Exceptional

MC.


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Michael Welter , May 16, 2009; 11:15 P.M.

Nice

This is an example of HDR at it's best in my opinion. It's an image that would be almost impossible to capture with traditional means, but it doesn't go over the top as so many HDR images do. In some respects it is closer to what the human eye would perceive at the original location; that is it provides detail in both the shadow and the brightly lit areas. But at the same time the super-saturation of the colours makes the image more striking than the scene likely appeared to the photographer, though not so much as to make the scene look alien. Of course that's just part of it - the amazingly still water and the great composition turn it into a fabulous shot.

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David Noble , May 18, 2009; 12:12 A.M.

Exquisite.

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David Bunting , June 02, 2009; 07:43 A.M.

I think Jerry you are wrong, this image is fantastic as it is

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Vilnis Rasins , June 09, 2009; 09:11 P.M.

Only one word - Wow! :)

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David Shelby , June 18, 2009; 04:11 A.M.

Perfect image! Well done indeed.

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Jacob Freeze , July 13, 2009; 07:06 P.M.

Where is the munchkin?

Landscape with Munchkin

Lovely, but wouldn't it be even better if the munchkin who lives in that house came out to say hello?

(But if you go to the Annenberg Museum of Photography in Los Angeles and break something, the munchkin will disappear.)

Jacob Freeze

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Per Hanfsamen , July 16, 2009; 04:22 P.M.

Such a peaceful scene, makes me wanna live right in that house on the right. regards Samen Hanf

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Keith Reeder , July 26, 2009; 03:04 P.M.

So nobody else feels that the large dark cliff and its large dark reflection completely dominate and waste the entire left-hand third of the frame and ruin the composition then..?

Because I'm afraid it does.

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Keith Kimberly , August 23, 2009; 11:22 A.M.

WOW !

Please forgive me if I offend any of those who have offered suggestions for improving this photo . I have been an admirer of the ART of photography for many years and while I consider myself to be nothing more than an aspiring novice when it comes to the technicalities, I am for sure a professional when it comes to recognizing beauty...... This is IT ! I have seen many photos on various sites that I considered stunning and it never seems to fail that there is always someone who makes some comment about how it could have been done..... "Better"..... As I stated I am but a novice at this ART, but it would seem that I have a much better grasp on that very fact.....that photography is an art, than do some who consider themselves veterans or pros....photography is an ART..... and sometimes it is the subtle imperfections in a Work of Art that cause it to be that . I realize that there are techniques that will help, but does every shot have to be absolutely perfect ? It sometimes seems that we are all focusing so much on trying to find the slightest flaw that we waste time looking for those when we could have spent that time and effort enjoying a beautiful scene, or moment .

Ok I just needed to vent I suppose . Thanks for the privilage.

And to the talented ARTIST who shared this BEAUTIFUL photograph / work of art,..... Thank You Very Much ! Your talent is very much respected, admired ,and appreciated !

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George Tetradis , November 15, 2009; 10:56 A.M.

I will put my signiature under Keith's comment and say Bravo to the photographer.

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Boyd Hobbs , November 29, 2009; 02:22 A.M.

While it is certainly a great photograph, I don't think it is on the level of most of your pictures in your photo.net portfolio. Your others are much more compelling.

To me, the wide angle distortion works against the photograph, the mountain on the left is domineering, the bricks in the bottom right distract, and the half-way horizon feels stagnant (and I'm not a huge rule of thirds guy).

The photo you have in your portfolio of simply the the two boats is way better.

Perhaps if you cropped it a bit on the top or bottom to lead the eye up or down. And if you get really daring, maybe stretch it lengthwise.

Sometimes I stretch out my landscape panoramics to counteract the distortion. And half the time, it works.

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Joanna Mazgajska , January 01, 2010; 01:06 P.M.

There is no harmony

I see a fragment of splendid view in the centre of te picture far, far away and few another elements which don't match: big dark mountain, a boring house and boats. I don't see any artistic conception here. Another Your pictures were much better.

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raghav s , February 17, 2010; 04:30 A.M.

Perfect !!!

Absolutely Fantastic... Great shot :)

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yunus OGUZ , February 26, 2010; 06:56 A.M.

Mükemmel Huzur

Sol taraftaki ev için rezervasyon yapanlara beni de dahil edin. Çok güzel. Suyun oluşturduğu mükemmel huzur. Bu resmi çekeni takdir ediyoruz. Aynı zamanda bu güzelliğin yaratıcısına karşısında eğiliyoruz.

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udi shamir , March 12, 2010; 12:58 P.M.

This is Art

Great Reflections, Rich Colors.

Thanks you for sharing.

-Udi.S.

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Gerry Underwood , March 30, 2010; 04:25 P.M.

Inspiring

Maciek,

You have captured a lot in this sunset photo. The shadowed mountain captures a mid distance depth accented by the sunlit mountains beyond. Balancing the shadowed mountain, you have the low light on the house and the right bank and dark blue of the pond. A fine deep blue sky points to the light source in the distance. Light and darkness utilized in a very magnificent way. Great composure as well as photographic quality of light.

Tip of the glass to your grand talent.

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R A , April 02, 2010; 05:39 A.M.

Great shot

awesome ...

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Goutham Reddy , April 05, 2010; 01:37 A.M.

Fantastic

I am simply mesmerised by the picture!

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Roland Burkert , April 08, 2010; 06:07 P.M.

You have got to be kidding

The artist has incorporated every cliche' in the book and pasted a bunch of postcards together to create a ridculously un-natural scene. The only way this image makes any sense to me is that the artist is probably pulling my leg to see how I might react. If this artist is taking himself seriously here, then he must have graduated from the Thomas Kinkaid School of Kitsch!

Come to think of it, Thomas Kinkaid got rich selling this kind thing. Judging by the responses posted here, maybe this guy is on to something.

With all due respect.

Roland

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John Godwin , April 27, 2010; 05:31 P.M.

I love how perfectly exposed the background mountains are and how pin sharp the water is.

 

This shot is absolutely stunning.

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Chris McVay , April 28, 2010; 04:54 P.M.

Wow!

I have been working with HDR a little myself and have been unable to make a picture with the depth and clarity of this one. Beautiful composition and execution. The shadowed areas give an almost ominous contrast to the colorful lighter areas. This splits my emotional response to the picture when I view it. Just what art is supposed to do. Thanks for this! I've added it as a favorite.

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