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Palace Chateau Chambord



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KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer August 03, 2015
Absolutely outstanding!!
Vince542
 
Vince542 August 06, 2015
Stunning capture!!!!
jeffswanson
 
jeffswanson August 17, 2015
Awesome shot, Kathleen.
jimhelmick
 
jimhelmick August 19, 2015
Remarkable photo. Fantastic architecture.
Flosno
 
Flosno September 14, 2015
Superb reflections
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman September 16, 2015
Voted in Your summer comp..k
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman September 16, 2015
Voted in Classical architecture ISNT CHAMBORD WONDERFUL.....and your shot does it real justice.....k
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer September 18, 2015
Kathy, congratulations! finalist Classical Architecture---I knew when you first posted this one that it was a winner.....
RDVPhotography
 
RDVPhotography September 21, 2015
Congratulations Kathy for making the finals in Classical Architecture.
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 November 24, 2015
Stunning, Great details. Congratulations on your award Kath!
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GigiJim08 November 24, 2015
Very pretty. I love the drama in the reflection. Voted Covers!
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman December 04, 2015
Love it.....I see us sitting outside drinking French wine and buying our bottle of Chambord too...Voted Kathy....
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman December 04, 2015
Also voted in Symmetry....k
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman February 14, 2016
Ah yes...I remember it well.....as the song says....I am transported back.....I am so glad you included it in your itinerary.....Love the reflection and the glow of the lovely stonework.....Voted
nandicmb PRO
 
nandicmb February 19, 2016
Congratulations on your Contest Finalist win in Classical Architecture Photo Contest!
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman February 28, 2016
A huge congratulations on being in the final too...
kathleen
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman March 29, 2016
Voted in Old and new...k
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman March 29, 2016
Voted in discover Europe....k
GigiJim08 PRO+
 
GigiJim08 May 03, 2016
voted composition 101!
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman May 18, 2016
Voted ...Dreaming of a few summers ago.....k
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman July 30, 2016
A big fav of mine. Memories of a lovely place we both visited....Voted .k
Vince542
 
Vince542 September 02, 2016
Absolutely beautiful!!!
kathleenweetman PRO
 
kathleenweetman February 26, 2017
Voted.....AH happy times....I feel as if I am back there.,,,k
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq November 12, 2017
Wonderful, magical shot!
adiestiano PRO
 
adiestiano December 29, 2020
Cool

Behind The Lens

Location
This is the Chateau de Chambord in Chambord, France located in the Valley of the Kings.
Time
This was late afternoon early evening. They close the doors at 6PM so this was taken around 6:30 or so.
Lighting
You can tell that the sun is low and behind me and to my right from the shadows on the building giving me directional lighting to bring out the features of the Chateau.
Equipment
Canon 5DMark iii - EF24-105. Gitzo Travel Tripod with Really Right Stuff ballhead and quick release plate and a wireless remote shutter.
Inspiration
Visiting this amazing building I knew I wanted to try and photograph this work of art. It is truly a work of art inside and out and trying to capture the shear size is a challenge. I knew I wanted late afternoon light so I waited until after closing to try and get the directional light and seeing the moat I was hoping that I could also get a reflection of the chateau. I took several shots at different angles and finally chose to setup my tripod directly in front. Using the reflection and moat wall as my foreground and the path to draw you to the doors as the chateau rises out of the grassy lawn. It was one of the highlights of our trip to France!
Editing
Some post-processing. I exported to Photoshop for sharpening back to Lightroom to use the sliders for highlights, saturation, luminescence and slightly cropped the photo to fill the frame with the chateau.
In my camera bag
When I am traveling I have several lens that I like to bring; Canons: 24-105mm; 28-300mm; 17-40mm. I also bring my speedlite 580EXii Flash and Transmitter ST-E2. RPS Studio wireless remote shutter, Shoot Intervolometer. Additionally I pack Batteries with chargers for both camera and flash, extra SD and CF cards and finally cleaning solution and tissues. I also bring a point and shoot camera the Lumix DMC-LX7. This is all packed in my Think Tank camera bag which I carry on the plane.
Feedback
Photography is photographing light - we live with it but we really don't think about how different light can enhance or take away from our subject. When photographing buildings or distant hills or mountains by waiting until later in the day or getting up early in the morning the slanted light will bring out patterns and colors that get washed when the sun is overhead. Become aware of the different quality of light in the early AM or late PM. This will educate your eye to see light in a different way and hopefully increase your chances of capturing that wow photograph we all want in our galleries. Try and visualize what you want in your shot and test a few places to see. Our eyes are so much more sensitive than the sensor of your camera so what we see is not always what we record. And use the histogram to check for clipping. On a side note bringing a tripod is great for these landscape shots but also when traveling with your husband, you can set up the tripod with a wireless remote and after a few tries you've got a photo with the two of you. Worth packing just for that! Happy Clicking to you..

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