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February 21, 2012
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Camera Data

Canon EOS 60D
Shutter Speed
20/1 second
Focal Length
10 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Feb 21, 2012, 8:57:54 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Macintosh
Sensor Size


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the start of something beautiful by Ben-Kelevra the start of something beautiful by Ben-Kelevra
data:10mm, 20s, f3.5, ISO1600
location:Skyscape near Gais, Switzerland
camera:Canon EOS 60D
lens:Canon EF-S 10-22mm f3.5-4.5 USM

titel: The Start of something beautiful
photographer: Ben Kelevra
taken: 2012/02/21
portfolio: [link]

:icondonotuseplz::iconmyartplz: © Ben Kelevra. You may not use, replicate, manipulate, or modify this image without my permission. All Rights Reserved.
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You've captured a beautiful site here. The lone cloud behind the tree adds a semblance to this already perfect picture. Being able to get such an amazingly untouched piece of earth isn't something you come by everyday and being able to have an eye for it is an art in it's own.
You've done a very wonderful job here, catching such a serene time of day.
I hope you continue to get pictures such as this, that have shown we have beautiful places left in this world. Perfect in every sense of the word.
A 4.5 star average. Great job, honestly, you deserve it.
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That picture is absolutely breath taking. This has to be one of my favorite pictures I've ever seen with photography.

Now for my critiquing:

Vision: The night sky is stunning, and you've captured it perfectly! It was the very first thing I noticed in your photo, and I've been staring at that perfect sky this entire time while writing this critique. The entire scenery looks still, calm and very peaceful; something I wish I could see on a daily basis here at home.

Originality: No one can capture this picture exactly like this! The stars are never the same, but I love how you showed the brightness in the stars.

Technique: I can't describe with enough words to say how beautiful your shot of this is. You've just captured it so amazingly!

Impact: I love staring at the stars, especially if the moon is full. I love the snow when it's untouched, like it's been freshly laid down. And having them both in the same picture is like heaven to me- if you can understand what I mean.

I think you deserve 5 stars on the rating and critiquing. I hope to see more of your beautiful photos soon!
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I love it. My eyes dart to every nook and cranny.
Ben-Kelevra Jan 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much! :thanks:
MatthiasHaltenhof Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Mal etwas Techtalk: für Iso 1600 echt wenig Rauschen und eine überragende Bildqualität.
Ben-Kelevra Dec 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
Vielen Dank. Ich musste auch bei der Rauschreduzierung aufpassen, dass die Qualität nicht flöten geht.
MatthiasHaltenhof Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
hast du in-camera rauschreduziert? ich entrausche immer mit neat image am pc...
Ben-Kelevra Dec 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
Nee, ich benutze die Rauschreduzierung von Capture One. Damit habe ich bisher die besten Ergebnisse erzielt. Die Kamera-Rauschreduzierung von der 60D ist nicht besonders gut. Generell find ich, hat die ein relativ starkes Rauschen... leider.
MatthiasHaltenhof Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
dann muss ich mir wohl capture one nochmal ansehen, habe das das letzte mal vor 6 jahren verwendet xD
Ben-Kelevra Dec 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
Das neue, das 7.1 ist leider noch nicht so gut, aber 6.3 ist super. Bin voll zufrieden damit.
Capturing-the-Light Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautifully composed photograph, and you have the exposure spot on to create the perfect image you are sharing with us all. Excellent work indeed.
Ben-Kelevra Nov 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much!
Best regards.
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