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In flames by matthieu-parmentier In flames by matthieu-parmentier
Incredible sunset seen above the Pontet lake few weeks ago in the French Alps.
Lac du Pontet, Hautes-Alpes, France.

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Thanks to Anoya and Timberclipse for the DD. What a great surprise !! :D
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Given 2014-06-24
Suggester said; "A stunning waterscape with incredible colors and quality."

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In flames by matthieu-parmentier ( Suggested by TimberClipse and Featured by Anoya )
Oh my god! I cannot even know where to begin! This vision and insight of this! This is visually stunning and, is something for the senses to really sink there teeth in and absorb! I particularly liked the clean, sleek and shine of the water! This is the kind of stuff that inspires me to get into photography! (I am going into HS photography this fall!) I have to give you five stars on everything! The vision and insight to spot beauty such as this is phenomenal! Technique to make it truly what it is is proof on the page! Impact? I give that five because of this next request. Would you mind if I use this as inspiration for a story? I would give you credit and everything! 10/10 GL and GJ!
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The Artist thought this was FAIR
28 out of 29 deviants thought this was fair.

Photos of landscapes, waterscapes, skyscapes, sunrises, and sunsets are all a dime a dozen, but *great* photos of such subject matter are much harder to come across. This piece is certainly a great photo. I love the way that you have incorporated all three elements of land, water, and sky. That combination in this particular piece really plays well with the variation in colors.

The one thing I'm not particularly fond of is the general composition. To an extent, it may have been necessary in order to get the desired angle for the reflections in the water. But on the whole, since almost everything is centered in the view, and because of that large boulder in the foreground, it all draws the eyes to the center only, and downward. This makes the whole piece come across to me as a bit heavy overall, instead of fully balanced. That may have been your intention, but I personally prefer pieces that encourage the eyes to naturally and instinctively travel over the whole piece.

Not having ever been to this place, I can't speak to the limitations of the terrain. But I wonder if the piece might not have been better (at least for my personal aesthetic) if you had positioned the camera so that the boulder was offset further to the left or right, and rotated the camera so that the mountain peak and the cloud colors were offset the other direction.

All-in-all, though, an excellent photo, and I'm glad you've shared it with all of us.
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Lormet-Images Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Spectacular photo, you so deserve a Daily Deviation for this photo! :)
Numellote Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
Stunning  :wow:
matthieu-parmentier Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you !!
Sofiwick Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Professional Photographer

Hi! This photograph was chosen to be featured in the monthly news article by our group #Passion-for-Photos and it’ll be also moved to our “Feature” folder! Your art is awesome!

Here is the link: passion-for-photos.deviantart.…

Please :+favlove: it to spread the love! :love:

matthieu-parmentier Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot !!!
Lewllien Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing, it looks so peaceful. Have been to the Alps a lot, but this is actually a very nice view. thank you!
Annabelle-Chabert Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014   Photographer
Quelle ambiance de folie !!! Avec le lac qui prend la couleur du ciel au premier plan, c'est superbe ! Une Daily Deviation bien méritée :clap:
ToaDJacara Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
Beautiful :D
Anoya Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014   Photographer
I've featured your deviation in this arcticle: APN Daily Deviations - June 2014! :heart:
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