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Dusk of Autumn by MaciejKarcz Dusk of Autumn by MaciejKarcz

I am the orphan cloud:
no trace left behind.

Come South three times now
to listen to the frosty bell.

When men see geese flying
they think of letters home.

Even the mountains grieve at the Fall:
they're wearing a sickly face.

But fine phrases are there too
to be plucked from the sad heart of Autumn,
and many an ancient poet ran into one on the road.

I'm ashamed I've yet to realize
my monk's oath:

the fault's in this load of blue green hills I carry
many tens of thousands strong.
-- Ching An, 19th century.

Redid the image with different color parameters :)

Nikon D700
Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8
Lee Grad ND
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:iconrhaeigan:
rhaeigan Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
OMG. No words. This is beautiful.
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MaciejKarcz Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :D
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
looks even better
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:iconmaciejkarcz:
MaciejKarcz Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
I was 80% happy with it before, now I'm 95% happy because I couldn't find the original and had to edit the large jpg instead.
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
looks great
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SoulofNovember Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so beautiful. Great capture! :love:
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:iconmaciejkarcz:
MaciejKarcz Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks very much :D
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SoulofNovember Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :D
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
a very beautiful piece
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:iconmaciejkarcz:
MaciejKarcz Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome
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oceaniclove Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
Nice colors
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:iconmaciejkarcz:
MaciejKarcz Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :D
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SeaWhisper Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
:thumbsup: :D
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:iconmaciejkarcz:
MaciejKarcz Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Uh oh, I'm taking pictures again :D
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SeaWhisper Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
lol me too, I haven't submitted anything serious for long time, and whoah, I'm pressing submit button :D
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:iconmaciejkarcz:
MaciejKarcz Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ok it's a competition now, my goal is to get two more by the end of the month! :P
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SeaWhisper Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
beaten: [link] :devilish:
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MaciejKarcz Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Just wait, I'm going to chicago today to eat polish food. If I don't eat too much then I'll go out to take pics =P
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SeaWhisper Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
Hehe what kind of Polish food? Pierogi? Bigos? Send some to me, I'll judge if it's enough Polish :giggle: Ha, and I'm scanning my watercolours painting, seriously you cant beat that! :devilish:
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MaciejKarcz Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah it's the littler things, like a pound of smoked salmon, szparaguwka, prince polo, rurki z kremem :D
Scanning watercolors? Sounds like doing work. When I visit chicago then my mom takes care of me and feeds me, beat that =P
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snaphappy101 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice pic :)
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:iconmaciejkarcz:
MaciejKarcz Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :)
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snaphappy101 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
ur welcome :)
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lahcas Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So beautiful! I love the color of the sky and the water. I like the floating leaves on the water.
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MaciejKarcz Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :D
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sory4lovin-you Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
this is lovely :) and the poem/prose piece is really nice, fits the picture well i think :)
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MaciejKarcz Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :D
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