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Beautiful scenery and reflection
17 Apr 2012 5:12am
@YK: thank you very much for your visit and comment
17 Apr 2012 5:34am
wow, it must be so beautiful in the alps! ;-) fantastic capture!
17 Apr 2012 6:36am
@klausZ: The Alps are so-so...could be better!
Thanks Klaus, THE Alps are THE BEST, if you were looking for a confirmation.. :))
Picture postcard perfect. A dream shot ! Bravo.
17 Apr 2012 6:49am
une belle carte postale
17 Apr 2012 7:01am
Beautiful composition, reflections and colors.
Have a nice day, Maria !
17 Apr 2012 8:03am
This composition has a very nice effect Maria, the proportions are great, so that the combination of the reality and the reflection create a swooping hole into which all of the colours are falling and colliding.
Excellent stuff, but as a side note, I much preferred your white frames and mattes of the past.
17 Apr 2012 9:27am
@Curly: Thanks Curly...
So I guess I need to change my design ....again...
Is it the light background that you don't like? or the light peachy/brownish color? or simply everything?
Once in a while I get tired of old things and feel like making changes, but if changes are for worse, then it's no point in making them...of course...is it?
Oddly, a couple of people mentioned that they liked this new design, just under the previous image...maybe just trying to be nice to me?
By now I learned that you are very bald and honest, whether good or bad, for which I usually tend to take your remarks more seriously...
Anyhow, I really, really appreciate your honesty and always feel honored of your visits and comments.
Again, thank you!
so beautiful landscape shot!
17 Apr 2012 10:53am
@Roman: Thanks Roman, when will we get to see more photos from you?
Gorgeous work, Maria - the reflection is absolute magic! Well done!
17 Apr 2012 11:04am
@Jason Politte: Thanks Jason
Beautiful valley and the reflections in the lake are superb! I can see myself living there.
17 Apr 2012 11:47am
@Don Levesque: Me too! :)
Beautiful scene...great reflections!
17 Apr 2012 12:08pm
So beautiful! I love Bavaria! We were in Berlin this past summer but were unable to make it to Bavaria. If I have a choice of all the placed in the world to live, this would be my number one choice!
17 Apr 2012 1:31pm
@Steve: Thanks Steve!
Mine would not be too far away...the entire area it's gorgeous!
Superb and wonderful shot! Beautiful and clear reflection!
17 Apr 2012 2:56pm
Glorious colours and reflections in this well framed and composed shot Maria! A little piece of heaven! ;-)
17 Apr 2012 6:21pm
@Eric Cousineau: Thanks Eric!
Beautiful place and what a sweet reflection !
17 Apr 2012 6:38pm
@Mariana M.: Thanks Mariana, I appreciate it
oh, the beauty of the mountains ... so perfectly seen and captured! the proportions, the colours, the reflections - everything cooperates to make this a great picture!
(and i like the fact that the larch trees were already / still bare. they add a sombre touch to the woods ...)
17 Apr 2012 6:44pm
@franz: Is that what those trees are called? I never knew that, and I was actually quite skeptical about this photo due to those trees, since they appeared to be pink in my images and I was not sure that looks natural. After your comment I searched for photos of those trees and found many looking just the same...
I feel more comfortable now :)
I wonder when it would be the best time to visit the area to see those trees at their peak...
quel lac avec le reflet un vrai miroir sueprbe vue et cpatage fantastique couleur.
17 Apr 2012 7:51pm
17 Apr 2012 8:53pm
Beautiful scenery and wonderful landscape perfectly seen and captured!
17 Apr 2012 9:52pm
@maximage: Thanks Max,
I really appreciate your visits...
gorgeous scene. wonderful reflections
17 Apr 2012 11:03pm
classic .. !
17 Apr 2012 11:12pm
This is a totally awesome image, Maria ... of to be be in that valley! *****
17 Apr 2012 11:44pm
wow! idyllic and peaceful scenery! this is a beautiful place and you captured it superbly! how i wish i was there now...
18 Apr 2012 2:57am
@DarkElf: me too!
top 10 places to live casuta acea cred ca e pe locul 3
18 Apr 2012 12:54pm
@Claudiu: pentru mine cred ca ar fi pe locul 1 sau 2!
merci Claudiu pentru toate vizitele tale, comentarii, etc...
hi maria, it's me again ... about the larches! they are coniferous trees, of course, but in contrast to others of this family they lose their needles in fall, like deciduous trees lose their leaves. before the needles fall, they turn a spectacular golden hue, much like the aspens in the rockies, and to me this is the best time to see them in their glory. in the south of austria (carinthia) and in the dolomite region this would be in october, more or less ...
hope you can see this some day!
20 Apr 2012 8:01am
@franz: Thanks so much Franz...I learned something new! :)
This was taken on September 6, last year, and while most had pink-burgundy-purplish leaves, some were actually with no leaves at all, like the ones right under the waterfall. I think I would like to see them in a golden stage, but regardless the color of the trees, the area it's a treasure any time of the year. I visited it twice in the last 2 years and both times was in the first part of September. I need to change my vacation time to a different month :)
Again, thanks so much for the information and reply, I appreciate it very much.
No Maria, just the old frames you used with the white mattes had a very "classy" look and feel about them, much as you might find pictures hanging on an art gallery wall - and that is how I like to imagine your pictures being seen and enjoyed. Those frames gave your images a certain touch of class and created an impression of hard artistic work to present the view in the best possible manner.
22 Apr 2012 7:23am
@Curly: I know you referred to the white mattes, but I was trying to understand why the current display is not favorable... (My first reply above is now outdated because I changed template and colors since I replied to your first comment.)
I guess another reason why I decided to change frames (besides getting tired of the old one), was also to be able to post images that are probably not good enough to be displayed in an art gallery, but just random stuff that it's not all that great. Having those mattes, I felt I had to keep some sort of standard of quality in terms of composition and subject, while not all my images are all that great...as you probably know...
But I want to say, this comment of yours is extremely nice and ...I very much appreciate you feel that way.
I will consider alternating when I'll feel the image will be at that level...
Meanwhile I'll have probably a bunch of random things that for sure won't qualify.
Thanks much Curly...all your remarks are very valuable to me
Absolutely breathtaking! You live in a lovely place that I would love to visit and photograph Maria!
23 Apr 2012 7:58am
@Pavan Kaul: thanks Pavan, but unfortunately, I don't live in this place...but in California instead...which is also nice, of course...
Wow...so intensely lovely....most inspiring Maria!
1 May 2012 4:59am
Very beutiful capture
8 May 2012 7:51pm
Quels reflet quelle image et compo sueprbe couleurs d'automne merveilleux.
27 Apr 2013 4:55am
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