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Wolfgangsee, Salzkammergut, Austria

Posted by
Maria (California, United States) on 15 May 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Wolfgangsee, Gilgen, Austria - Sunrise

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sunstonemaria from California, United States

wonderful work Maria!!! such an amazing composition, love the foreground!!!

15 May 2011 5:02am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Wonderful lake and capture. Amazing.

15 May 2011 7:49am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

gorgeous composition.
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...

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Wonderful composition! I love the stones and the reflection in the water.

15 May 2011 8:03am

Tinx from Kuressaare, Estonia

Simply gorgeous!

15 May 2011 8:35am

Carol from United States

A beautiful morning...a beautiful photo

15 May 2011 8:56am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

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

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Wonderful light with amazing atmosphere, fine composed!

15 May 2011 11:31am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

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

guillaume from Paris, France

So quiet and beautiful !

15 May 2011 2:24pm

Pierre from Cape Town, South Africa

What a beautiful shot!! you captured this stunning scenery perfectly! very well done

15 May 2011 2:47pm

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

A wonderful composition, Maria... The foreground with the transparent water and the rocks is magnificent.

15 May 2011 3:11pm

Dokmateo from madird, Spain

Excellent composition and shot...stunning view you captured and the lead foreground is just perfect! two thumbs up!

15 May 2011 5:37pm

franz from Baden, Austria

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

Laura from United States

This is beautiful...

15 May 2011 9:30pm

Charles from New York, United States

Beautiful crisp clear morning. Looks like a wonderful place to watch the sun rise.

15 May 2011 10:41pm

Jackie from Montréal, Canada

It is stunning...

15 May 2011 11:25pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

lovely photo! the quality of light is superb and your composition is excellent as well!

16 May 2011 2:09am

@DarkElf: thank you!

Pied Crow from Abuja, Nigeria

Gorgeous! The little bit of wooden stairway descending is a wonderful detail.

16 May 2011 5:35am

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

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

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

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

Jean-Louis from Nîmes, France

Magnifique cette photo dont la lumière est sublîme !!!
Excellente image !

16 May 2011 7:18pm

Craig McCord from Kansas City, United States

Denny says it all. Very realistic and believable image.

16 May 2011 7:57pm

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

Stunning long sky image and view! I love the light and golden tones!!!

17 May 2011 3:33am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

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

Karolina from Radomsko, Poland

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

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

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

JCJ from Troyes, France

excellent control of the backlight.

17 May 2011 5:23pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

i love the rocks

20 May 2011 1:05pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

An invitation to a new peaceful day.....WONDERFUL!

21 May 2011 9:30am