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November 3rd, 2010

I took this photo on the wonderful Barmsee in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bayern, Germany.

Canon EOS 550D, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0 L USM, tripod, circular polarizing filter.

Copyright © 2010 Sven Müller. All rights reserved.

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Posted By: Dominic Kamp
about 7 years, 5 months ago
This is truly a remarkable photo! The colors are very natural though perfectly saturated. The scenery is absolutely fantastic and I would've never thought that this is the Barmsee in Garmisch-Partenkirchen! I've been there a couple of times many years ago but I was probably to early to comprehend the beauty of that scene.

All in all, again a fantastic 10/10 picture. Would have expected nothing less from you as it aligns perfectly in your already excellent portfolio. Looking forward to more!
This comment is rated: insightful
Posted By: pilot
about 7 years, 5 months ago
Agree with Dominik here.
This image looks so crisp and clear - you were there right place, right moment, right season !

Almost perfectly captured ! Nothing to complain about.

Toll gemacht - mehr davon ! :-)
Posted By: XooL
about 7 years, 5 months ago
Wow! Wonderfull picture! Recently, I was looking for the last stop in Germany before you enter Austria (i'm Dutch). Last week I've been looking for it serveral times on Google Earth, but couldn't find it. Pitty, because I loved the remarkable beginning of the alps behind the lake. Thanks to you, I found it! (and off course; it's my wallpaper ;))
Posted By: WhiteDog
about 7 years, 5 months ago
I hate to buck the trend here, but for me this picture just misses the mark.

The circular polarizing filter made the sky unnaturally dark and saturated in the upper right and in the reflection in the lower right. The sun is setting to the right - if anything, the sky should be lighter there than to the left, just the opposite of what we see in this picture. A straight polarizing filter would have darkened the sky more evenly - and more effectively, in my opinion, in addition to cutting glare on the water. Right place, right time, wrong filter. Sorry. It doesn't work for me.
Posted By: mygeneral
about 7 years, 5 months ago
No doubt, great picture. Could you upload the image with greater resolution please?
Posted By: ManhattanProject
about 7 years, 5 months ago
I'm just blown away by this image, it's amazing. Could you give any insight on post processing that was used?
Posted By: TheWanderingSoul
about 7 years, 5 months ago
@Dominic Kamp, pilot, XooL
Thanks a lot! I'm glad that you like it. :)

That's Ok - anyway, thanks for your opinion. If you're interested to see the original than klick the following link.

Which resolution do you need and for which purpose?

http://h-3.abload.de/img/unbenannt1cd50.jpg Here you can see the Out-of-Cam-Pictures and the editing I did. Summary: Adobe Camera RAW -> Exposure-Blending -> Selective Coloring -> Levels/Curves -> Black-White-Layer with "Softlight".

I hope it helps. :)
Posted By: Daddy_Gemini
about 7 years, 5 months ago
This is a beautiful shot and the mountains don't lose hardly any detail even on their snowy peaks. I also love how the trees reflection looks on the water on the right by the shore, where there's no glare on the lake. It gives a nice color and shape with the sun hitting those trees and their mirror image. I just looked at the link you gave to the editing and that's a lot of steps you took to get the end result! All in all a worthy piece to be featured on IFL.

@WhiteDog I knew something looked off about the sky thanks. Now I know the whole photo looks kinda surreal because of all the editing that was done with all those masks. Maybe a little too much? If the gradient in the sky went the opposite way it would look more natural that's for sure. Although I think part of it is that the sky wasn't as clear blue in that part of the sky, almost as if it had a slight overcast of haze.
Posted By: rider_tiger
about 7 years, 3 months ago
I like how the water shines through though not obstructive.
Favorite among favorites :)
Posted By: quasio
about 7 years ago
This picture is almost flawless, best I've seen here so far. Now I'm so glad I finally got a new monitor with In-plane switching (IPS) technology hehe.

You got a lot of great pictures, but this one is my favourite. Anyways, cheers!

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