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Tranquility by AeonOfTime Tranquility by AeonOfTime
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This shot was taken at the "Lac de Pierre percée" lake in northern france, when the temperatures were starting to rise just a bit after a rather cold winter. It was quite surreal, as the surface of the lake was one giant mirror, and there was nobody there but me and my wife - and no sounds. It was beautiful, too - crystal clear water with ice and old treestumps like this. I especially liked the litte sand dunes underwater.

Technique
Shot taken with my 3.3 Mpixel digital camera. No edits apart from the border and one slight level adjustment.
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smi018 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
wut?
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AeonOfTime Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Uh?
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chahtawoman Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007   Photographer
Beautiful!!
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AeonOfTime Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks!
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suicidald0ll Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2006
you have a talant about the photography too :-)
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AeonOfTime Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks - I try ;)
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marleausarah Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006
wow.beautiful! :heart:
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AeonOfTime Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks again! Nature did all the work here ;)
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Xenopholis Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2006
How did I miss this submission?
Really sharp photo, I just love how the tree-stump stands in and outside the water.

Friendly Greetings,
Xenopholis
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AeonOfTime Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks a bundle, I really loved that place. It was so... calm :)
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babblebabble Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006
oops, forgot to mention all the freakin' detail too! haha, good job!
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AeonOfTime Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Lol, many thanks my friend, I apreciate the nice comments!
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babblebabble Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006
I think this is the best photo in your gallery.
Everything flows so smoothly, and the reflection in the background adds so much. Nice work!
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sekhmet-neseret Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006
c'est surprenant comme vieille souche.
perso, j'aurais utilisé un angle plus grand, mais c'est très joli quand même.
=)
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AeonOfTime Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Oui, j'ai pensé la même chose. Elle m'a intrigué dès que je l'ai aperçue - comme tu dis j'aurais peut-être dû prendre un angle plus grand - le lac entier en fond aurait été pas mal je pense ;)
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Pzychonoir Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2006  Professional Photographer
hehehh it's funny.. because "I especially liked the litte sand dunes underwater". It's the first thing that has called my attention of this pic.. wow.. it's definetly a weird pic... if you look at the sand underwater it reminds you to the dessert, but with the ice on top.. so it's like a chilling dessert! hhehehe :) :clap:
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AeonOfTime Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
I had not thought of it that way - you are really quite a poet at heart ;)
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Pzychonoir Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2006  Professional Photographer
oh.. no.. I don't think so.. though I have members in my family earn extra money from poetry! heheh perhaps is something in the blood that came to me :)
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AeonOfTime Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Who knows, maybe there's a great poet hidden away somewhere in your genes... ;)
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Pzychonoir Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2006  Professional Photographer
oh anyway! I gave up writing a long time ago.. I'm too lazy for poetry...in fact I don't like it.. I prefer prose :)
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poivre Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
very surreal....I really like the graphism of the whole picture and the dense contrast...you may have felt the sensation of tranquility over there hence the name ...I rather have a feeling of devastation here...

nice work..
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AeonOfTime Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for the comment! You are right about the devastation, depending on how you look at it ;)

It is really quite interesting to see what different people think of when they see this picture. Pzychonoir for instance directly saw the little sand dunes and thought of an icy desert :)
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poivre Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
that's the magic of pictures...and it also depends of your mood.....de toute façon c'est très esthétique et je l imagine bien aussi en noir et blanc.....en fait le reflet des arbres (pins?) qui eux sont bien vivants contrastent avec la souche...le message pourrait être l'espoir de survie...bon on pourrait s'étendre et halluciner un peu....brref c'est très beau...a bientôt...
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AeonOfTime Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Je me disais bien... oui, en noir et blanc ce serait bien aussi - ou en sepia avec quelques effets subtils de viellissement. Merci pour le commentaire, en français en plus ;)
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poivre Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
de rien mon ami....à la prochaine...
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beyrout Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2006
loved it! loved the concept! very nice job
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AeonOfTime Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Hi beyrout, nice to see you around! Thanks for the comment, I'm glad that you like it :)
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beyrout Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2006
u'r welcome :D
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ediiip Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2006
very nice
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AeonOfTime Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Hey, thanks!
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July 10, 2006
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Camera Data

Make
SONY
Model
CYBERSHOT
Shutter Speed
10/3200 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
8 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Feb 22, 2003, 4:45:08 PM