Best 2014

by Gerd Korts December. 29, 2014 3366 views

I had this photo in my head when I saw the tree for the first time in May this year. At that point I could not imagine what challenge was waiting for me. I think I was 10 times there and always something went wrong. The angle was not good enough, or the sun got covered by a cloud in the very last minute and as I finally got everything right, I had to discover that all pics where full of lens flares. So I started again and finally I made this one in the beginning of November. I don´t know if this process made me a better photographer but certainly brought me to another level and made me finally fully understanding the sentence of a photographer friend “The motif will not come to you, you have to go there and work on it”

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Chris Cann 5 years, 11 months ago

Had to be worth the wait and hard work, a shot to be proud of.

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Nicu 6 years ago

amazing shot...

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Gabriella Kraus 6 years ago

So beautiful! Congrats! :) I vote your photo! Great! :)

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David Cardona 6 years ago

Beautiful take! I added this one into my favorites. Thanks a lot for sharing and Happy New Year for U & yours! :D

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Jumiella 6 years ago

Wonderful view! I love this light.

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Chossid 6 years ago

Well done! I love how the sun shines through

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Marilyn Grimble 6 years ago

Striking - reminds me of ghosts!

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Marsha 6 years ago

Oh so very lovely, so peaceful and inspiring. Wonderful work....

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Michel Benjamin 6 years ago

that special moment when you can get the view and the color that you expected

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Ole Valle 6 years ago

Very good job.
Patience is a virtue
Happy new year :)

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Ivana Golombos 6 years ago

very nice.

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Sarah Capawana 6 years ago

Happy New Year!

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Sara G 6 years ago

You knew what you wanted and just had to keep trying to get it! Very admirable..stunning shot.

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Kara Bana 6 years ago

It's worth it, the sun shining through is a star, very special shot.
All the Best in 2015 for you.

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Vivienne Albiston 6 years ago

but it works beautifully...

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Bartosz Sienkowski 6 years ago

Amazing work!

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Astrid 6 years ago


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Dan Ravasio 6 years ago

Once in a lifetime... Happy New Year....

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Larry Nelson 6 years ago

Thanks for staying after it! Beautiful image.

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Eiram Marie 6 years ago

wow! Perfect!

Happy New Year!!

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Antonio Gil 6 years ago

Absolutely amazing. It was worth every minute of despair.

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Olga Helys 6 years ago

Great timing to catch the light in the tree

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Francesc 6 years ago


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Brenda Nelson 6 years ago

Well, no wonder you knew how to capture the starlight effect in my shot! This is gorgeous, Gerd!

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Richieybanez 6 years ago


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Paolo Martini 6 years ago

Great ........... !
Happy new Year my friend

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Louise Hayes 6 years ago

Picture perfect....thank you for your patience 😊

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Gillian Parsons 6 years ago

Worth all,your patience.

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Jacki 6 years ago

Ah, that is a beauty! It was worth your effort!

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Darlene Foster 6 years ago


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