Wolfgangsee, Gilgen, Austria - Sunrise
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wonderful work Maria!!! such an amazing composition, love the foreground!!!
15 May 2011 5:02am
Wonderful lake and capture. Amazing.
15 May 2011 7:49am
Wolfgangsee is one of the most beautiful lakes we have here in Austria, isn't it?
15 May 2011 7:58am
@Roman: No! :)
I think the entire country it's equally beautiful, hard to decide which spot it's more beautiful than other...
Wonderful composition! I love the stones and the reflection in the water.
15 May 2011 8:03am
15 May 2011 8:35am
A beautiful morning...a beautiful photo
15 May 2011 8:56am
This all starts with a great foreground to lead us in over water displaying amazing clarity - did you use a polarising filter? Then we move to the back to find subtle layers and quite beautiful structure on the clouds. An exceptional picture Maria.
15 May 2011 10:24am
@Curly: Thank you!
No, I didn't use a polarizer, cause this is a hand held and I needed all the speed that I can get without increasing ISO, nor sacrificing the aperture, but I'm not bothered by the glare and extreme light areas
Wonderful light with amazing atmosphere, fine composed!
15 May 2011 11:31am
A wonderful image of this beautiful spot in the Salzkammergut!
We swam in Lake Wolfgang (Wolfgangsee) while spending a month in nearby Bad Ischl, to cool off during some very hot days. It was hard then, to imagine this area in the midst of winter.
15 May 2011 11:52am
So quiet and beautiful !
15 May 2011 2:24pm
What a beautiful shot!! you captured this stunning scenery perfectly! very well done
15 May 2011 2:47pm
A wonderful composition, Maria... The foreground with the transparent water and the rocks is magnificent.
15 May 2011 3:11pm
Excellent composition and shot...stunning view you captured and the lead foreground is just perfect! two thumbs up!
15 May 2011 5:37pm
almost as beautiful as garrapata s.p. ... ;-))) just kidding! i know that wolfgangsee and the salzkammergut are beautiful, but it takes the expert eye and skill of the talented photographer to make it look THIS beautiful!
15 May 2011 6:59pm
This is beautiful...
15 May 2011 9:30pm
Beautiful crisp clear morning. Looks like a wonderful place to watch the sun rise.
15 May 2011 10:41pm
It is stunning...
15 May 2011 11:25pm
lovely photo! the quality of light is superb and your composition is excellent as well!
16 May 2011 2:09am
@DarkElf: thank you!
Gorgeous! The little bit of wooden stairway descending is a wonderful detail.
16 May 2011 5:35am
an outstanding location and extraordinary angle for this photo! the wolfgangsee is part of the "salzkammergut" a really special area in austria! thx for this advertisement for our country ;-)
16 May 2011 9:05am
Hi Maria - This is, pictorially, such a completely balanced image...everything has its place and everything is in its place...like an expertly directed stage play. One might think that the beautiful sun is the lead character but I think that, even if that were the case, the stones at the foreground of this image, in the water, the stones get the award for best supporting character....The sunlight reflected not once, not twice, but multiple times on the water is bouncing like a stone across the flat smooth lake. The light from the sun coming around the edge of where the land meets the water is magnificent. The sunburst is strong without overpowering the rest of the frame. The clouds above and the green reflected water on the left both provide opposite contrasts for the eye to travel to and enjoy. The angle that you have taken helps to achieve that wonderful depth along with our good friend Mr F16. And those stones...I love those stones . The clarity of this entire image is matched in the water here at the shoreline. And I truly applaud your "non-use" of the polarizer....they save our lives but you have the expertise and knowledge to know when you even need to dispense with that...Bravo, Maria!...I truly love this Image!!
16 May 2011 4:14pm
Magnifique cette photo dont la lumière est sublîme !!!
Excellente image !
16 May 2011 7:18pm
Denny says it all. Very realistic and believable image.
16 May 2011 7:57pm
Stunning long sky image and view! I love the light and golden tones!!!
17 May 2011 3:33am
Ah, this is a tender and delicious shot, Maria. I love the way you have caught the clarity of the water...
love being able to look down beneath the water into the depths. Wonderful.
17 May 2011 6:47am
Amazing and so wonderful capture of the sunrise... water is so clear, and reflection on the lake are create magic scenery
17 May 2011 10:55am
This is absolutely WOW!!! The soft tones, the crystal clarity in that magical light and your wonderful composition...Great work Maria!!
17 May 2011 2:41pm
excellent control of the backlight.
17 May 2011 5:23pm
i love the rocks
20 May 2011 1:05pm
An invitation to a new peaceful day.....WONDERFUL!
21 May 2011 9:30am
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