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September 20, 2009
Image Size
8.9 MB


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Canon EOS 450D
Shutter Speed
100/1999 second
Focal Length
18 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Sep 21, 2008, 11:06:33 AM
My Mind by SvenMueller My Mind by SvenMueller
Also available in black and white - coming soon.

Update: Title-Explanation
Because some people asked me about the meaning of the title I decided to write it down. For me, the meaning of the title is not only one thing - it's more the interaction of "be centered on one thing for example on a human you know", a thought which is always in your mind, being lonely(like that tree, which stands there so lonely on that hill) or alternatively some dark thoughts and feelings(the dark sky stands for that). Perhaps there is also a little bit hope or something to believe in.

So perhaps that's it - I tried to desribe it.

2560x1600px Widescreen: [link]

Technical Information:
Canon EOS 450D | EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS | Marumi CPL
5 RAW's | HDR | ISO 100 | f/5.6 @ 1/320s-1/20s
Latitude: 49°8'15.78"N | Longitude: 9°43'55.99"E

Hope you like it - every comment, critique & :+fav: is much appreciated. :w00t:

Copyright © 2009 Sven Müller. All rights reserved.</strong>
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Lately, the last couple months, these kinda shots has really been exploding across deviantart. In various forms and lights.
This is one of those few who in my eyes stands out, have some sort of originality and strenght.

What gives here I think is the balance between color and B&W. The split view devided by the horizon and tree centered somewhat keeps this together.

Light, colors and contrast is all nicely composed/processed. It's a solid shot by a scene these days hard to capture in a way that stands out even the slightest.

A photo well taken, good job!

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The Artist thought this was FAIR
69 out of 75 deviants thought this was fair.

As said by another critiquer, this kind of shot has been seen all over dA for some time now, hence the very poor grade on originality. Sorry, but it doesn't work for me.

As for the vision rating (Does the artwork present or reflect a point of view, theme or idea?
), I don't see anything catching my attention...

The HDR is nicely done, i.e. it is not obvious that this is an HDRi, so gratz on that, this is how it's meant to be. The colors are well put together and create a great atmosphere. However I think there is a real lack of contrast in the tree: it's the center of attention but there are no details, in contrary to the sky and grass. Again, the composition doesn't help with puting the tree on focus: it's too far away, and drown in the sea of details around it. The picture would almost have been better without this "dark spot" on the center! Hence no full mark.

Impact: the atmosphere and technique really help to make this picture a catchy image, maybe a good wallpaper, but it doesn't appear to me as a full piece of art. I don't feel anything special when I see it.

I know I'm harsh but praise is no help, and I'm as harsh to myself. Keep up the good work!
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36 out of 56 deviants thought this was fair.

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4otomax Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi! Your photo was featured here.
SvenMueller Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks. :aww:
PompaElite Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student General Artist
you've been featured: [link]
SvenMueller Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks. :aww:
CandyBiebs Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
hybridic Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Student Interface Designer
MelancholyWord Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
oh, beautiful !
make it center to your own mind :)
Bubbulle Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
I love my new wallpaper ! :)
LeaLion Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You have been featured here: [link] :heart:
binaural4562 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
great shot, i would go for the hope- tree stands for- idea! :)
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