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Modeled like one of the colossal "Moai" stone statues on Easter Island.
Seen in Germany at the river Ruhr, on a foggy September day.
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Modeled like one of the colossal "Moai" stone statues on Easter Island.
Seen in Germany at the river Ruhr, on a foggy September day.
Because of so many questions I got: " IT's REALLY IN GERMANY" :-)
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35 Comments | Report
CliveEaton
 
CliveEaton October 06, 2015
This image really caught my eye. Excellent.
Nayeefa
 
Nayeefa October 21, 2015
Breathtakingly beautiful!
NatashaT
 
NatashaT November 05, 2015
Awesome light!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots November 09, 2015
Great shot! Congrats.
chrismorello
 
chrismorello December 10, 2015
Very mystical with your lighting and composition. Congrats!
katybidmead
 
katybidmead December 18, 2015
Stunning.
davidsloan
 
davidsloan December 21, 2015
A powerful awesome capture,Congratulations.
lyndabowyer
 
lyndabowyer June 04, 2016
Wonderful capture. Excellent!
vishal2588
 
vishal2588 June 23, 2016
Awesome capture!! congratulations!
joycealicesmith
 
joycealicesmith June 23, 2016
Great capture! Congratulations on winning the Challenge!
mballomphotography
 
mballomphotography September 25, 2016
Wicked shot I love the misty fog!
MELLIE1955 PRO+
 
MELLIE1955 October 24, 2016
Amazing!! My favorite so far.
jpele
 
jpele October 24, 2016
Wonderful photograph!
tomroether
 
tomroether October 24, 2016
WOW! Beautiful photo!
AndrewOwens
 
AndrewOwens October 24, 2016
You have taken something solid and made it look beyond real. A wonderful shot.
debbiecrowe
 
debbiecrowe December 28, 2016
fantastic shot ,, love the lighting and fog
annalayandreu
 
annalayandreu December 30, 2016
Excellent
Witmar
 
Witmar December 31, 2016
wonderful picture
geoffcaddy
 
geoffcaddy January 01, 2017
beautiful shot that hits home with me as I too would be fascinated with visiting there
insomniartist
 
insomniartist April 06, 2017
This is beautiful! So evocative ????
sandybobe
 
sandybobe May 19, 2017
Beautiful shot, love the colors I always loved Easter Island when I was younger I drew a few of these statues fascinating
MaryAnne306 Platinum
 
MaryAnne306 July 14, 2017
Surprised to read that this is in Germany and not Easter Island! Beautiful capture with the just hitting the moia. Congratulations on being a finalist!
trisheklund
 
trisheklund July 22, 2017
Unbelievably amazing
FAOUZI-TALEB
 
FAOUZI-TALEB August 24, 2017
Awesome!!!
melindadienes
 
melindadienes August 30, 2017
Stunning photo
Mrsviruet PRO
 
Mrsviruet September 03, 2017
Great shot
rickyenofsky Platinum
 
rickyenofsky September 26, 2017
Absolutely stunning!
tadbrowning
 
tadbrowning October 20, 2017
Would love to go to Easter Island...hard to get to?
tadbrowning
 
tadbrowning October 20, 2017
Sorry guess I should have read previous comment...great shot!
maperick Platinum
maperick October 21, 2017
:-) Thank you!
brianhorton
 
brianhorton February 19, 2018
Where in Germany is this looks more like Easter island to me
maperick Platinum
maperick February 19, 2018
It's in Germany near the city of Schwerte at the river Ruhr!
MysticPhotographyMonika PRO+
 
may you tell me the exact place, please? I´m close to it maybe :-)
Schweitzer
 
Schweitzer September 28, 2018
Awesome beautiful light
TiffanyHuberPhotography
 
TiffanyHuberPhotography October 07, 2018
Beautiful!
winged_travelblogger Platinum
 
winged_travelblogger July 03, 2020
Amazing
MRueffer PRO+
 
MRueffer November 05, 2021
Wow!

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in a small park with a few sculptures at the river Ruhr in Germany.
Time
It was a foggy autumn day and I want to capture the moody river, the meadows around and the great colorful sky. Essentially I wanted to make a long exposure capture of the early morning mist.
Lighting
The lightning was really easy and unspectacular. The sun was not so high at the sky and the light was wonderful. As a consequence that the sun was not very bright and, there were very nice shadows on the ground from the trees, sculptures and grasses.
Equipment
This shot was captured handheld with my full frame Nikon D800 and a Nikkor 28-300mm lens at 70mm.
Inspiration
Nearly every day I past this place for many years in the morning and late afternoon. Every day I saw this sculpture and considered when and how to shoot this wonderful place. At daytime it looks very pretty and nice there but there is something missing right down to the last detail. I always try to put something new in my shots, and also I constantly search for a new angle and new perspectives.
Editing
I do post processing on every photo to add some unique artistic flare to my photographs. I use Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC for my post processing. In this case I have to made some regular adjustments in Lightroom. In Photoshop I have done some subtle enhancement that I couldn’t easily achieve in Lightroom. Among other things there were branches of a tree on the right, which have distracted from the main subject.
In my camera bag
Normally I have my full equipment in my bag. The full frame Nikon D800, a Nikkor 28-300mm lens, a Nikkor 105mm macro lens, a Nikkor 50mm lens and sometimes I have the opportunity to use a Nikkor 14-24mm lens. Additionally I have a travel tripod, a cable release and some filters in my bag.
Feedback
If you have no specific concept, be prepared for anything. Find places close to home that you can visit often to find out the best conditions and the perfect daytime. Search for new angles and new perspectives. I'm an amateur photographer and I'm travelling with my family as often as we can. For my family, it is sometimes a little bit stressful because I use almost every free moment to look for subjects and the perfect shot. Sometimes it is a little bit frightening for my daughters to see me lying on the floor to capture the things around me. Keep your eyes peeled and look for new things. Be creative. To put it straight: "Photography is like a lemon, sour to some, but lemonade to others." - Anonymous

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