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Burg Eltz in Germany, close to Cochem. A castle that was built around the 12th century and still standing with pride.

Burg Eltz in Germany, close to Cochem. A castle that was built around the 12th century and still standing with pride.
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People's Choice in Charming Castles Photo Contest
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Contest Finalist in This Is Europe Photo Contest
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Superb picture thou [parent_id] => 0 [ip_address] => [title] => [status] => 1 [username] => pameladjasmund [avatar] => mediafiles/2020/07/12/90099102_75x75.jpg [role] => [source] => comments ) [11] => Array ( [id] => 23890667 [user_id] => 3863283 [media_id] => 84682938 [dateCreated] => 2019-12-18 09:21:07 [type] => p [comment] => Your are an amazing photographer [parent_id] => 0 [ip_address] => [title] => [status] => 1 [username] => RickL [avatar] => mediafiles/2019/04/05/84131574_75x75.jpg [role] => PRO+ [source] => comments ) [12] => Array ( [id] => 23968783 [user_id] => 4447428 [media_id] => 84682938 [dateCreated] => 2020-02-13 05:15:42 [type] => p [comment] => Fairy tale. What was it like living there in the days back then? 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speterson6 PRO+
 
speterson6 May 12, 2019
Amazing architectural image. Nice composition.
LCdutch
 
LCdutch June 04, 2019
Great shot... Excellent composition, lighting, tone, and color! LC "Dutch" Metzelaar
pilyp PRO+
 
pilyp June 13, 2019
This is really an image of a fairy tale story! Just beautiful. Great lighting. The details are amazing.
Alfredo_Jose PRO
 
Alfredo_Jose June 16, 2019
Wow, magical!
catherinethompson PRO
 
catherinethompson July 08, 2019
Surreal.
gallmese
 
gallmese July 12, 2019
fantastic place!
Herbert_A_Franke
 
Herbert_A_Franke November 18, 2019
Excellent picture shaping and wonderful colors. Greeting Herbert
tonyraymondthompson PRO+
 
tonyraymondthompson November 18, 2019
An image that has it all,clarity,composition,light and colour.Top marks.
PeteSavagePhotos PRO
 
PeteSavagePhotos November 18, 2019
Congrats on your amazing photo. Well deserved recognition in the challenge! Love it!
tarynmackay
 
tarynmackay November 19, 2019
Breathtaking
pameladjasmund
 
pameladjasmund December 05, 2019
This is amazing. Do you travel germany to photograph castles. My family's name sake has a castle in germany near rugen. Oh how I'd love to see a real color picture of it. In which its a hotel now. Superb picture thou
RickL PRO+
 
RickL December 18, 2019
Your are an amazing photographer
Foton
 
Foton February 13, 2020
Fairy tale. What was it like living there in the days back then?
Hood PRO
 
Hood March 11, 2020
Stunning!!
MRueffer PRO
 
MRueffer March 12, 2020
It is like a fairytale, wonderful
philajsmith
 
philajsmith March 16, 2020
Beautiful photo
debbiespeed PRO+
 
debbiespeed March 16, 2020
This looks like it came out of a fantasy tale, Gorgeous!!!!
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana Feb 13
Nice work!
deekaycee Premium
 
deekaycee Feb 13
How idyllic this castle looks! Congrats on your people's choice honors!
RickL PRO+
 
RickL Feb 14
Beautiful composition,excellent lighting and colors
marcdewitt PRO
 
marcdewitt Feb 20
In my opinion, this was the winner of the castles competition. So nice in every way.
monikasigrist PRO+
 
monikasigrist Feb 22
Magnificent absolutely
cindalynn1 PRO+
 
cindalynn1 Feb 26
Amazing work!

Behind The Lens

Location
This castle is called Burg Eltz, and is located close to Cochem, Germany. It is one of the most popular castles in Germany.
Time
I took this shot early in the morning, so that I do not have tourists in my frame.
Lighting
Golden hour is my favourite time, because the light is soft and the sky is more colorful.
Equipment
I used my Nikon D750 and the Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8.
Inspiration
Castles are always a fascinating subject for me, so I always wanted to visit this castle and take some photos.
Editing
Post processing was done in Lightroom and Photoshop.
In my camera bag
I always have my D750, my Tamron 15-30 as well as a Nikon 80-200. I always carry also my square filters (ND and Grad).
Feedback
My advice would be to go as early or late as possible, in order to avoid the big crowds.

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