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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 )
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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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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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hobbitshire Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015
Can be summarized by saying spectacular.
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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! :)
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Numellote Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
Stunning  :wow:
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:iconmatthieu-parmentier:
matthieu-parmentier Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you !!
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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:

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matthieu-parmentier Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot !!!
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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!
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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:
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ToaDJacara Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
Beautiful :D
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:iconanoya:
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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:iconmichaelpfjanssens:
michaelpfjanssens Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist
Beaytful, congrats my friend
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Amazing
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BettyBoopRox Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning!
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Sparklet-Rayne Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now that looks inviting.
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jjungg Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Congratulations on the stunning DD~ :D The view is so breathtaking and clear!! And the dark clouds colliding with the amazing sunset emphasizes the shot's beauty. :D Great job!! :D
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grinch7117 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
awesome!! Great picture, perfect capture of the sunset!
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xXTsumoriXx Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
There are too many things that are amazing in this picture that if I'd list them all, it would be a mile-long list! :D This is so beautiful!!!
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mystaya171 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Absolutely gorgeous!
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ArtbroJohn Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent!
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ParisWriter Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yet another reason for me to want to go back to France someday...
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Imaginatik Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Mesmerizing shot!
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Xandimus Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014   General Artist
very rad-tacular colors
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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waltwest Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Reminds me of the house that I lived in at one time or another
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:iconfalcolf:
Falcolf Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Super gorgeous :heart:
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CharolHopeXIII Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How beautiful ... I can put your picture as a wallpaper on my laptop, please? Please
pd: i use a translator, my english is very bad, sorry XC
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RAMWOC87 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Goodness, this is an incredible capture!
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:iconalfazil:
Alfazil Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Beautiful!
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gamewizard-2008 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
When skies burn.
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:icondemon57:
Demon57 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Unique and appreciated artistry.
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Scarlet-Wings-Kaili Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student
Soooo beautiful! 
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PedroPN Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist
Awesome photo! Don't even know how to describe it, i love the orange lights in the water, making a beautiful reflection of the sky, congratulations!
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kamemom Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
This is magnificent !- The colors are rich, warm and awwww inspiring-
Great work-this  will be one of my new favorites!!
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HimitsuUK Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014   Photographer
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StretchMcFadden Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Breath-taking!
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H8BTalways Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
not many words needed-fantastic capture
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ToySkunk Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
I could cry - I miss the French Alps badly and pictures like this make me desperate to go back there!
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GoLulu Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Superbe photo, la position sur un promontoire du lac est impressionnante (j'ai d'ailleurs d'abord cru à un des lacs de Termignon à l'aspect similaire). La composition du cliché est vraiment parfaite.
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Kellez Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
In Flames \m/
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Lizzistudios Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing! :-)
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HackingDutchman Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous colours and great composition!!
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BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A great capture indeed...
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RaymondEternal Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Totally Amazing Shot , The Scene and the Timing is Perfect.... Great Photos as Always :thumbsup:
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oxalysa Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Magnifique !
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
This is beautiful Matthieu! Love the colors and the reflection. Great composition. 
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014   General Artist
fantastic!
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aallen96 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
wow. really nice
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