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Calligraphy by BriceChallamel Calligraphy by BriceChallamel
One of the most demanding shots I've done so far. Two hours sitting still and holding my breath on the border of a small lake in Black River Valley (Sweden). Mirror locked up, remote control in hand, and waiting for that perfect moment when there wouldn't be the slightest wind for the grass to be sharp, even though I had to set exposure on one second for water to be perfectly mirroring.

And then it happened, just when I was about to give up, my fingers frozen still around the remote for staying put so long in the cold morning frost.

But well, now I'm all warmed up in my apartment and I think is was worth it. Hope you do too... ;)

EDIT: Thank you so much *AfricanObserver for being a constant and true companion here on DA, always interested in my work, writing nice and spiritual comments on most of my deviations. And of course for suggesting Calligraphy now as a DD. You really are a true friend! And of course thank you to ^DpressedSoul for featuring it.

EDIT 2: Thanks to one of the discussions raised by the comments on this deviation, I realize I don't mention enough my sources of inspiration. Ideas never come to me completely from nowhere, it's often images I've seen that have changed the way I see the world. In most cases, I can't quite remember or put my finger on which exactly, but in this case I do! It is a photograph from Carola Onkamo called "Calm Water" that you can admire here: [link]


In return for your appreciation, I uploaded the full resolution file of this photograph, which everyone can feel free to download and use as they please in the spirit of "copyleft": this image is not protected and I give up all my rights on it. Hope it can be a part of simply sharing the beauty of the world...

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Given 2011-11-21
Calligraphy by *CharlieMacBell

Suggester says: A stunning piece of fine art, with a beautifully simple yet riveting composition, and great technical execution. ( Suggested by AfricanObserver and Featured by DpressedSoul )
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crome0123 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Professional Artist
I wont talk about colors,(tones are great btw), what strikes me is the composition, proportions are great, it is so dynamic, in contract with the "silence" of the scene. Love it.
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :cuddle:
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diavolinas Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
we have featured you here [link] :worship:
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, and quite an awesome collection! :cuddle:
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diavolinas Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
thanks :thanks: we hope to improve soon
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diavolinas Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
reminds of a english photographer who did a book about Japan. It is amazing :love:
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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diavolinas Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
;)
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martaraff Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Featured: [link] *
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nicely done, I love how you created patterns with placement of multiple photographs! First time I see this here in DA. And so glad to be a part of it... ;)

Thank you! :cuddle:
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martaraff Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
:-) Glad you like it! Merci bien *:heart:*
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DsyncStudios Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013   Photographer
:wave: Hi there! Your wonderful picture has been featured!
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :cuddle:
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abelcovarrubias Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
Awesome
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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OlivierAccart Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Photographer
A true wonder, congratulations !
Quite inbelievable you waited 2 hours, but I agree patience is one of the the recipes for good shots, and that one is not really good, it's ... GREAT !
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :cuddle:
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OlivierAccart Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Photographer
... ah mais en fait, je voulais dire : un grand bravo Brice !
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aninur Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured here [link] :icongiveflowerplz: :iconspreadmoreloveplz:
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :cuddle:
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aninur Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure :icongiveflowerplz:
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zeefirr Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
super!!!
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Merci :)
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Saddust Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Exceptional ! I just love this. Berautiful as a japanese Ha´ku.
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for your kind words... :cuddle:
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ShortAndSnappy Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Student Photographer
I love this photo, so I've featured it in my journal. Thanks for sharing! :)
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the feature(s) in your jounal, great collection! :cuddle:
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ShortAndSnappy Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Student Photographer
Thanks. :) Your pieces are amazing! They deserve to be shared.
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tulsa Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is just sick! Amazing... marvelous, wicked... etc etc. I love it. LOVE it!
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and kind words! :cuddle:
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tulsa Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You are so welcome :)
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timemit Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
mmmmmmmmmm :floating:
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:cuddle:
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KOOLKUL Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
Surreal. Supreme.Serenity at its height.
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for your very kind comment! :cuddle:
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Proxojiy Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
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bhalstead Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011   Photographer
Fantastic and inspirational! And thanks for the explanation of how you took it. Very educational to read.
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Most welcome! Thank you for your kind comment :)
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Prabu-S Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
This is very pleasing. Beautiful Picture :]
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :cuddle:
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
My pleasure! :hug:
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KrisVlad Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011   Photographer
Fantastic shot! I tried some like this, but he d3000 didn't perform well. Still looked cool, just too much noise! What do you shoot with?

A+ sir.
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I use a Canon 5D MII, and shot this with a prime 100mm lens. Thank you for your testimony and kind comment! :)
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andyhutchinson Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I find this photo very inspiring. Often I look around and think, "what can I photograph today" and I lose motivation. But as you've beautifully illustrated here, there's beauty everywhere if you open your eyes and look for it. Nice job. :)
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It's interesting you write this, because it was exactly my state of mind when I shot this! I had been walking around a beautiful lake all day, completely uninspired and with cold feet and hands, and suddenly I stopped looking at the sky, the trees, the lake... And started seeing these humble leaves of grass! ;)

Thank you for your kind and interesting comment :)
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foxisms Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
Definitely worth it!
A beautiful photo and an inspired title for it.
Thank you for sharing this.
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BriceChallamel Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Most welcome, thank you for your kind comment! :)
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