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July 28, 2013
Image Size
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Camera Data

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/2 second
Focal Length
16 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Aug 4, 2012, 5:43:09 AM
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
Sensor Size
Vallee de la Claree by SvenMueller Vallee de la Claree by SvenMueller
My main goal in this area was a lake called "Lac de la Cula' which is slightly higher than this position. I've found the lake the day before in the afternoon - against expectations because I only had a miserable map -a print from Google Earth as always. I enjoyed the sun there and watched a donkey standing right next to the lake. From time to time he stopped eating and resting and started to cry just for a moment - sad and painful sounding. While I ate some boring crispbread and drank water myself I thought that that both of us aren't so different. We both carry a lot of heavy luggage to the high, then enjoy the sun with simple food and from time to time, we express our sorry. I smiled. ;) Anyway - in the evening I recognized that the brook I've seen on my way up to the lake seems to be much more photogenic so I went down in the early morning. Past some photos at the brook I decided to wait for the sun to take some photos against back-light. Waiting for the sun took longer than a few words I spoke about being a photographer (;P) so I decided to leave my camera there, ran up to my tent to pack it together and ran down. I did that and came back just in time - no one had stolen the camera but the photos of the sun which came over the mountain were not that good. ;P Finally I had a wonderful hike down in the pleasant air of the morning - also I saw some marmots. :aww:

This is the genesis of the image. :thanks:

Technical Information:
Canon EOS 5D Mark II | Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM II | Hoya HD Circular Polarizer
2 RAW | ISO-100 | f/11.0 @ 1/6 - 0.6 s | 16 mm
Location: Vallée de la Clarée, Névache, Hautes-Alpes, France.

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

Copyright © 2013 Sven Müller. All rights reserved.
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MatthiasHaltenhof Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
SvenMueller Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hört man gerne. Wie ist's denn im Ilsetal gewesen? (:
MatthiasHaltenhof Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ilsetal waren wir noch nicht, evtl am Samstag. Auf der Rosstrappe und im Bodetal wars aber klasse. War toll, endlich Alex und Jan zu treffen! Wie gehts dir denn?
SvenMueller Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Gut geht's mir, Danke - und selbst? :) Bin letzte Woche auf einem Kurztrip gewesen - unteranderem in Garmisch und hatte verdammt Glück mit einem Sonnenaufgang:… Hast du Bilder vom Bodetal und der Rosstrappe die du zeigen könntest? Ist so - gegen Ende der Woche pilger ich wohl auch gen Elbsandsteingebirge (wollte auf gutes Wetter warten) und bräuchte noch ein paar kleinere Ziele um die Tage bis dahin zu überbrücken nur weiß ich nicht recht wohin.
MatthiasHaltenhof Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Da gibts ja 1000 Ziele :) Die Bilder vom Wochenende sind noch auf der Kamera, habe noch gut zu tun mit älteren Bildern aus Portugal und der sächsischen Schweiz. Hast ja ein paar schicke Sachen dabei in dem Ordner :)
SvenMueller Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
"Da gibts ja 1000 Ziele" Die da beispielsweise wären? ;-)
MatthiasHaltenhof Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Bastei, Schrammsteine, Kuhstall, Winterberg, Königsstein, Lilienstein, Pfaffenstein, Carolafelsen...
SvenMueller Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ach sooo ja Elbsandsteingebirge ist klar ... dachte du meinst im Harz undso. ;)
SebastianKraus Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
What a view! However polariser is great for darkening sky, but when you shooting with wide-angle lens it effect come areas of the sky more than others. This uneven polarisation will produce unnatural looking result, so in my opinion you should rotate the filter to minimise this effect. Never than less still beautiful shoot! 
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