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Romantic Cottage

February 22nd, 2010

I like the view with this romantic cottage in front of the landscape, illuminated from the evening Sun. Magdalensberg, Carinthia, Austria. Copyright © 2010 by Martin Aglas.

Canon EOS 400D, Sigma 17-70 f/2.8-4.5 DC, Adobe Photoshop CS4, Photomatix Plug-In.

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architecture » austria » brown » canon » canon eos 400d » carinthia austria » high dynamic range » landscape » magdalensberg austria » photography »

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Comments from the Community

Posted By: Tel Me Later
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Glad to see this one through - I voted for it on the Loupe.

The left justification of the focal point of the image makes it a perfect wallpaper for Macs!

Excellent image and helps keep up the variety on IFL too.
Posted By: manav701
about 4 years, 6 months ago
love d darkness...amazing..
Posted By: Yorkie X
about 4 years, 6 months ago
its a No from me ...
This comment is rated: immature
Posted By: nicepics
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Since when did the focal point of a picture determine the suitability of a wallpaper for a particular OS?
This comment is rated: immature
Posted By: dkmorgan
about 4 years, 6 months ago
ever since a particular OS defaults to putting their desktop icons on different sides
This comment is rated: insightful
Posted By: Euphytose
about 4 years, 6 months ago
To be quite honest, I'd have loved the picture without the house, I'm kind of... a hater of anything built by humans in my wallpapers.

Still a really nice picture.
Posted By: thepentacle
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Its ABSOLUTELY beautiful!!! Takes you into a whole new world of dreams... Would definitely like to visit there in Austria once!!!
Posted By: precalc2
about 4 years, 6 months ago
love it!
Posted By: Tim H.
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Whoa. I'm speechless! I'm still trying to pick my jaw up off the floor!
Posted By: markan20
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Beautiful!
Posted By: peter
about 4 years, 6 months ago
beautiful wallpaper I envy those who live in the house
Posted By: pixelfly
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Thanks for all the comments, of course it's not made for a special OS ;)

@peter: The house can be rent by people for a romantic stay (as the advertisement says), I have never been inside but it is a real nice play with a great view.
Posted By: jmcguckin
about 4 years, 6 months ago
this is really a beautiful photo, the brighter colors of the cottage really make it stand out against the more subtle colors of the background... well done!
Posted By: Moshi
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Finally! I was already amazed by this pic in the loupe and now I can see it in even greater detail! Awesome!
Posted By: firefly.serenity
about 4 years, 6 months ago
I get a strong feeling of absolute absurdity when I look at this. It's strangely surreal, like post-apocalyptic meets the rich and overly-saturated world of Alice in Wonderland...with just a bit of Stardust thrown in there as well.

Fabulous. Great print.
Posted By: Damotta
about 4 years, 6 months ago
I happened to find the same view but with the house towards the right of the focal point. See link:

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/22081399

It has a different more sunny feel to it. I still prefer this picture however.
Posted By: Stretix
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Very nice use of HDR -- and warm colors, I like this a lot! :)
Posted By: Brandon
about 4 years, 6 months ago
That is amazing! Thanks!
Posted By: ms-dost
about 4 years, 6 months ago
my new wallpaper, thanks !
Posted By: Calmly Traveling
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Nice but kind of eerie. This is perfect for my work computer.
Posted By: Richard Mohler
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Congrats again..
Posted By: pixelfly
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Thanks for this many positive feedbacks, I am glad that so many of you like it :)
Posted By: Iraimbilanja
about 4 years, 6 months ago
The foreground, I don't like much. Too toy-like, not realistic, overdone HDR.
But the background is amazing! Perfect clarity, perfect lighting, beautiful clouds, mountains, valley! I for one would much like a short guide on the techniques you used to do this.

The feeling of wide open space and freedom is great. Reminds me of this Yosemite one: http://interfacelift.com/wallpaper_beta/details/1336/exit_yosemite.html
Posted By: pilot
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Very cool !
HDR editing adds some surreal touch to it.
I like it very much.
Posted By: Kodiakcr
about 4 years, 6 months ago
is the strange white glow around the roof of the house the result of photoshopping or just an optical illusion form high contrast? it looks kinda strange
Posted By: Creatura Noctis
about 4 years, 6 months ago
The foreground is overdone. But the background is really stunning!
Do you have a picture of just the background?
Posted By: pixelfly
about 4 years, 6 months ago
@Iraimbilanja
The picture is a combination of the original one and a hdr from a raw, so I tried not to get this very unreal hdr effect, perhaps it fits not everyones taste but I also don't like too unrealistic looking hdr images.

@Kodiakcr
The glow is a result of the higher contrast and the hdr workflow, I tried to keep it low but that was a bit tricky ;)
Posted By: pixelfly
about 4 years, 6 months ago
@Creatura Noctis
I have some other shots from this evening without the cottage but I the background is always different cause of the other point of views and the fast changing light situation.
Posted By: fishniw
about 4 years, 6 months ago
aewsome. this one is awesome. awesome
Posted By: razorsharp
about 4 years, 6 months ago
You picked the perfect time of day to take this photo. The lighting in the background is magnificent.
Posted By: odkkoma
about 4 years, 6 months ago
It looks more like the end of the world than anything romantic to me!

Has anyone played Tekken 5? This is what the final stage looks like... minus the windows with hearts.
Posted By: DJKuo629
about 4 years, 6 months ago
I like how the gutters of the cottage are made out of half hollow logs. Great picture!
Posted By: VisualParadox
about 4 years, 6 months ago
this picture i would love to have without the cottage there. the colors and contrast is outstanding. and the lighting is perfect.
get that cottage outta there!
Posted By: Mercyflush64
about 4 years, 6 months ago
I love this submission. There is another user on here who this reminds me a lot of their work. This just makes me feel like I am looking out a window to real life and all I have to do is reach out and touch it.
Posted By: ulmerster
about 4 years, 6 months ago
I don't comment on photo's much, but this is one of the best photo's I've seen on here and I visit the site daily for the last couple years.

Great Job, can't wait for my SLR with ISO Bracketing!
Posted By: Tel Me Later
about 4 years, 6 months ago
nicepics said: "Since when did the focal point of a picture determine the suitability of a wallpaper for a particular OS?"

Sorry - could perhaps have been clearer. I didn't mean 'focal point' in the photographic sense.

I simply meant that the main focus of the image - the house - is on the left hand side, and Macs principally default to having icons on the right of the screen (whereas Windows chooses the left side), hence the positioning of the elements of this picture are naturally more conducive to use on a Mac if, like me, your desktop is cluttered with lots of icons!

Just saying, that's all!
Posted By: Jasenko
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Definetly maybe ;) one of my top 10.

I'm normally not a fan of over-processed photos, but it gets a green card from me. Environment alone makes an impression, but the light rays and shadows make the composition finally completely irresistible.

Great job for making me stray from my consciousness
Posted By: stubulman
about 4 years, 6 months ago
I have to agree with @Iraimbilanja. I think the background is magical whereas the foreground doesn't do the trick for me. HDR reminds of the artwork available at "Starving Artists" sales, pandering to the melodramatic.
Posted By: Elements_06
about 4 years, 6 months ago
super pictures & color
Posted By: sypherin
about 4 years, 6 months ago
it's so dreamy. reminds me of "Colored Windows", another fantastic wallpaper on this site.
Posted By: Whitbar
about 4 years, 6 months ago
I usually scroll through these wallpapers hoping to find something that vaguely catches my interest as a new wallpaper. As soon as I saw this I fell instantly in love and immediately downloaded it. It is absolutely amazing! Very well done!
Posted By: Whitbar
about 4 years, 6 months ago
I just wanted to add to the previous comment:

Not only did this picture jump out at me immediately, but it also made me sign up for this website and post a comment! You're picture inspired me to do this because it is so beautiful and I had to congratulate you!
Posted By: pixelfly
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Thank you, I am very pleased to hear that!
Posted By: PSlover
about 4 years, 6 months ago
*jaw Drops* i love it!
Posted By: Tok Tok
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Gorgeous!
Posted By: MLtpt10
about 4 years, 6 months ago
very unique! love the lighting
Posted By: polar_ice
about 4 years, 5 months ago
Thanks for sharing. Beautiful picture. The house is the best part of the picture for me.
Posted By: helderek
about 4 years, 5 months ago
omg loveeeee it great photo great photographer
house of my dreams ^___________^
Posted By: pixelfly
about 4 years, 5 months ago
Thanks for your comments :)
Posted By: Nikouka
about 4 years, 5 months ago
When I saw this picture I was so amazed...! This is absolutely breathtaking.. such a great picture :)
Great work :)
Posted By: fullcirclegfx
about 4 years, 5 months ago
I love the feel to this image, so warm and inviting. definite fav :)
Posted By: will-faz
about 4 years, 5 months ago
absolutely gorgeous.
Posted By: Shauntre
about 4 years, 3 months ago
Carinthia, my Home,
come to Austria is pretty Amazing there ;) As you see on this wonderfull wallpaper.

Thumbs UP... Nice Work
Posted By: Noupette
about 4 years, 2 months ago
Love it! I'm pretty sure that Hansel and Gretel are about to come up the hill. Or maybe Jack and Jill, back from fetching a pail of water. :-)
Posted By: pixelfly
about 4 years, 2 months ago
@Shauntre
You live in carinthia? Wo genau?

@Noupette
I can follow your thoughts, thanks ;)
Posted By: shutterebug
about 3 years, 7 months ago
such a beautifully and warm piece of art! I want to be the owner of this adorable and romantic home under that stunning sky! thank you for sharing this beauty!

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