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_______Tech Info
   Pentax K20D
   Sigma EX 10-20mm f/4,0-5,6 DC HSM
   Slik 780 DX Pro | SH-807E
   Aperture: f/11
   Shutter Speed: 65s
   ISO-Value: 100
   Focal Length: 14mm
   Filters: Hoya Pro1 ND8
   Time: 4:55am

_____Random Info
   My second deviation originating from my recent trip to the Alps with SvenMueller. This was taken on the 2nd morning we spent in the Aiguille Rouge area after our exhausting 6 hour ascend to the Chesery Lake which was one of the hardest things I've ever done. Carrying a 25kg backpack with all my camera stuff, some food and sleeping bag etc. and walking trails with more than 1000 meters of altitude difference is actually pretty though.

   We spent the first night next to the smaller lakes next to Chesery Lake and used the first morning shooting Chesery and later went up to Blanc Lake for the evening which didn't really offer any usable light though, so we stayed the night to shoot the next morning. During the night rain and wind really gave us a hard time sleeping at first we were in constant fear of our tent getting blown away and we wondered if we'd rather pack our stuff and leave but in the end the gale settled and we were able to get a couple of hours sleep.

   This shot was taken on the northern shore of Blanc Lake towards the Chamonix massif and Mount Blanc to the right (you can't really see it though). I did some experiments with different exposure times as well as some work on the reflections with my C.Pol but luckily the wind and rain didn't start until we were almost half done with our compositions and I was able to get this shot with some great reflections to say the least; only some of the stones at the bottom of the lake are visible in the foreground. I am pretty content with the outcome, still I guess I'll also work on one with some stones in the foreground and less reflection as well after uploading some other shots from the trip.

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   Here is my second approach at the scenery:

   Last Known Surroundings II by NicolasAlexanderOtto

   Also check out SvenMueller shot here: emats.deviantart.com/art/Lac-B…
  

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Given 2011-08-26
Suggester said; "A crystal clear reflection, it seems like the water never ends! Great early morning light and this awesome scenery make this a unique photograph!"

Last Known Surroundings by *WordsOfFarewell ( Suggested by MarcoHeisler and Featured by Anoya )
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dominique-merot Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Fantastic light and beautiful tones, superb reflection :)
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:iconnicolasalexanderotto:
Thank you. Got really lucky that morning with the tonalities. Way more interesting than a regular sunrise. :D
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dominique-merot Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Yes, I agree with you :)
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Sarah-on-Deviantart Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
Hey, das erkenne ich aus der Präsentation. :) Tolle Aufnahme..liegt es an der Aufnahmezeit, dass die Wolken so sanft verschwimmen und der Rest ganz klar ist? Ich bion übrigens Sarah aus dem Civil Disobedience Seminar. ;)
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NicolasAlexanderOtto Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
Hehe, yep; das liegt an der langen Belichtungszeit; mache ich ja öfter irgendwie. Finde Langzeitaufnahmen einfach faszinierend. ;)
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Sarah-on-Deviantart Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
Die haben was, da gebe ich dir recht.
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:icontobiasrichter:
TobiasRichter Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Professional Photographer
Gefällt mir gut!

(Du hast noch einen kleinen Fleck unter dem Aiguille Verte im Wasser.)
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NicolasAlexanderOtto Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Hm, irgendwer hat' das schon mal aufgebracht. Ich meine allerdings, dass das größerer Stein im Wasser war den man durch die Oberfläche sieht. Ich glaub ich muss mir nochmal die PSD ansehen. Vielen Dank für's Lob. ;)
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TobiasRichter Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
Ich habe fast das gleiche Bild gemacht und eigentlich keinen Stein im Bild aber schau ruhig mal nach.
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NicolasAlexanderOtto Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Hm, sieht in der Tat aus als hätte ich einen Sensorfleck übersehen. Muss den die Tage mal entfernen. Wann sieht man denn dein Bild vom Lac Blanc? ;)
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TobiasRichter Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Professional Photographer
Am 1. Dezember zusammen mit meiner neuen Website und noch vielen andeen Bildern.
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:iconnicolasalexanderotto:
Fette Sache, freu' mich drauf :)
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theGNAR Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
explosions in the sky! is that where the title came from? beautiful shot, very inspirational :clap:
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:iconnicolasalexanderotto:
NicolasAlexanderOtto Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
Yep, the song comes from their newest Album indeed, thus the link at the top of the image description. Glad you like my imagery. :)
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theGNAR Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
ah I must've missed the link, but yeah it was weird, I was actually listening to that album while I was looking at your image. The song and your photo fit perfectly :D
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oceaniclove Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
Really nice work.
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emmanueldautriche Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011   Photographer
Awesome...;)
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islandtime Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
beautiful work!
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NicolasAlexanderOtto Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
Thanks. :)
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Springstein Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Herzlichen Glückwunsch zur DD - das sagt eigentlich schon alles nur einen kleinen Makel hab ich dann doch entdeckt. Einen Sensorfleck (?) in der Spiegelung, etwa 1 cm unterhalb des größten Berges.

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NicolasAlexanderOtto Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Hm, ich denke mal das wird auch ein Stein im Wasser sein, zumindest dachte ich das, kann aber sein, dass du Recht hast, das wäre allerdings sehr peinlich.
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Springstein Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
nagut, dir liegt ja das original in voller Auflösung vor. mir kam es nur so vor.
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Beautiful work. Congratulations on the DD. :iconflowerheartplz:
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NicolasAlexanderOtto Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Thank you. :handshake:
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
My pleasure. You're always very welcome! :hug:
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alexandre-deschaumes Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Professional Photographer
hey , . nice one . I like the middle movement in clouds ;

so it was a good time out there ?
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NicolasAlexanderOtto Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
Thanks, to bad most of the sky was not as photogenic as the middle part. ;)

Yeah, I had a great time although the ascend was really, really tedious as I mentioned in the photo-info. And at daytime there are so many tourist heading up there with a cable car that the effort felt almost insignificant but on the other hand I wouldn't have liked the outcome half as much if it hadn't been for actually walking up there and camping next to Lac Chesery and Lac Blanc, taking a swim and weathering the "storm" at night. Definitely one of the best spots ~emats and I visited on our tour. :)

Btw. how come you never photographed Lac Blanc? Or at least I haven't found one picture in your gallery. :shrug:
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alexandre-deschaumes Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Professional Photographer
:) excellent .

Yes I have some pictures but not good enough I think .. and always this little house , I prefer Cheserys lake probably
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NicolasAlexanderOtto Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
Yeah, the house is actually pretty sympathetic I though but yeah Chesery is definitely more photogenic; I still have to edit my Chesery picture but here you can see one by ~emats who stood right next to me at the time: [link] :)
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Anoya Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011   Photographer
Hi!

I'd like to let you know that your deviation has been featured in the APN Daily Deviations - August 2011 News article! :hug:
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:iconnicolasalexanderotto:
NicolasAlexanderOtto Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
Thanks for linking me and of course for admitting my DD. :bow: :)
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JanPusdrowski Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Student Photographer
wow daily deviation, glückwunsch!
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:iconnicolasalexanderotto:
Danke Jan! :)
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:iconjanpusdrowski:
JanPusdrowski Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Student Photographer
kein ding. r3novatio hat ja recht was die reflexion betrifft :P
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:iconnicolasalexanderotto:
Polfilter sind halt nicht immer von nutzen, wobei ich auch demnächst eins hochlade mit etwas weniger was aber immer noch cool aussieht.
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Ingow Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool.
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:iconnicolasalexanderotto:
Danke Ingo. :)
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Klarens-photography Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful shot
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:iconnicolasalexanderotto:
Thanks. :)
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GraphiteColours Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! You've been featured here: [link]
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:iconnicolasalexanderotto:
Thanks a lot fo the feature great to see you seem to like not only one of my works but continuously support me. :)
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GraphiteColours Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! Hope to see more great photos from you in the future. :highfive:
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:iconnicolasalexanderotto:
You sure will, I still have some great ones left from my last trip I guess about 5-6 at least. Maybe not as impressive as this one but still not bad I think. :)
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GraphiteColours Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Then I'll look forward to seeing them! ;)
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ReygarFaust Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
Masterpiece. This work is commendable!
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:iconnicolasalexanderotto:
Thanks. :D
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bracketting94 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
stunning photo of this famous french mountain scape , the very long exposure times give an unreel sky like it was painted with a brush
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:iconnicolasalexanderotto:
Yeah, I know it's not the most original scenery but I haven't seen to much long exposures so I figured considering the weather conditions it would be the right approach. :)
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EmilioBrown Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Wow! I Great picture
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:iconnicolasalexanderotto:
Thanks :)
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