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Chateau de Chambord, France

Chateau de Chambord, France
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119 Comments | Report
billy1968
 
billy1968 November 30, 2010
amazing!!
amd0749
 
amd0749 December 01, 2010
Fantastic reflection shot! *****
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter December 01, 2010
Great shot. One of France's premier chateaus.
snapfoto50
 
snapfoto50 December 03, 2010
this is beautiful..I love reflections makes a photo so much more invigorating...love it, great job
ersbest
 
ersbest December 05, 2010
beautiful shot , loe the reflections..very nice colors
csmmacker2004
 
csmmacker2004 January 18, 2011
Nice Reflection, Beautifully Captured, Nice Shooting
ambra
 
ambra January 23, 2011
Very nice
JMOATS
 
JMOATS January 29, 2011
Ooooh! Very awe inspiring!
boatmanbig
 
boatmanbig February 09, 2011
great.
abezwiliams4
 
abezwiliams4 April 16, 2011
Great job. Color and clarity are great.
FAphil
 
FAphil April 19, 2011
Very nice!
Khrich409
 
Khrich409 April 20, 2011
Amazingly gorgeous!
DianeCArtography
 
DianeCArtography June 07, 2011
Wow, beautiful capture!
jesusfreak3520
 
jesusfreak3520 June 09, 2011
Stunning capture!
KarenRoberts
 
KarenRoberts June 10, 2011
Stupendous capture! VOTE
Wayne_Sr
 
Wayne_Sr June 10, 2011
This is a winning photo, awesome capture Pat... Voted
Lumagbasphotography
 
Lumagbasphotography June 17, 2011
Excellent shot. Congrats!
aprilrena
 
aprilrena June 17, 2011
Wow! Amazing capture! Congrats on your Honorable Mention!
DianeCArtography
 
DianeCArtography June 17, 2011
Like I said before, this is just beautiful and breathtaking. It reminds me of a fairtale castle. Very well done photo. Congrats!
kfdrab2 Premium
 
kfdrab2 June 17, 2011
Awesome capture! Congrats!
TLC Premium
 
TLC June 17, 2011
Very nice picture, perfect edit. Congratulation.
BJK62472
 
BJK62472 June 18, 2011
great shot...congrats
amd0749
 
amd0749 June 18, 2011
Congrats on HM!
trying00
 
trying00 June 18, 2011
Stunning.....well deserved...Kudos!!!!!
candyman735@hotmail.com
 
candyman735@hotmail.com June 19, 2011
Excellent shot, congrats on getting honorary mention!
Wayne_Sr
 
Wayne_Sr June 19, 2011
Congratulations on your HM in the Mirror photo contest!
danielh
 
danielh June 19, 2011
beautiful shot-congrats!
kchased
 
kchased June 23, 2011
beautiful
katinka
 
katinka June 24, 2011
How beautiful!!!!
tra rader
 
tra rader July 13, 2011
very nice work
nhoang
 
nhoang September 27, 2011
I love it !!!
Psadie
 
Psadie October 09, 2011
Wonderful capture! Details, reflection, lighting, and the colouring! Congratulations on your award!
JudyWinter
 
JudyWinter October 18, 2011
Magnificent..........
Grammarazzi
 
Grammarazzi November 11, 2011
What a wonderful photo...I don't know how i missed this one!
ellenstrz
 
ellenstrz November 14, 2011
Absolutely beautiful!
photosue50
 
photosue50 November 14, 2011
Beautiful
otheses
 
otheses November 14, 2011
GREAT SHOT
cocomannj
 
cocomannj November 14, 2011
i vote we time comes
Ravred
 
Ravred November 14, 2011
Wow magnificent shot.My vote is for you.
debkumarbanerjee
 
debkumarbanerjee November 26, 2011
wow!!!!!! what a great shot!
SarahKeates PRO
 
SarahKeates December 29, 2011
Terrific shot!
grammy321
 
grammy321 December 29, 2011
stunning !!!!
nerophoto
 
nerophoto December 30, 2011
This is one awesome photo!!!
palvidrez
 
palvidrez January 10, 2012
outstanding
sherrymarie PRO+
 
sherrymarie January 14, 2012
WOW!
GusGregory
 
GusGregory February 01, 2012
Lovely shot....
CraigWest PRO
 
CraigWest February 12, 2012
Beautiful image. Best of luck.
hkphotography
 
hkphotography March 02, 2012
Awesome capture
MRL2011 PRO
 
MRL2011 March 27, 2012
Superb capture. Very nice processing
Svetlana
 
Svetlana March 27, 2012
Fantastic
hilemanj
 
hilemanj March 27, 2012
Beautiful Picture!
Kykyart
 
Kykyart March 27, 2012
Beautiful!!
KCraine
 
KCraine March 30, 2012
Nice reflection!
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions April 05, 2012
nice
debkumarbanerjee
 
debkumarbanerjee May 13, 2012
voted !!!!!!!
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana May 24, 2012
Awesome capture! What a beautiful penetrating blue color!
activearmywife PRO+
 
activearmywife May 24, 2012
wow!
Wayne_Sr
 
Wayne_Sr May 24, 2012
Deserves another Vote...
fotogalmexican PRO
 
fotogalmexican May 24, 2012
superb
Emerald_Wake
 
Emerald_Wake May 25, 2012
perfect place,voted
mferreror
 
mferreror May 25, 2012
Gorgeous!! Voted!
Page1122
 
Page1122 May 26, 2012
Beautiful shot!
Dawnroc51
 
Dawnroc51 May 26, 2012
Beautiful !
Carli
 
Carli May 26, 2012
nice shot :D
argento73
 
argento73 June 09, 2012
Amazing shot
argento73
 
argento73 June 09, 2012
voted
harrysulistio
 
harrysulistio June 12, 2012
This is excellent! my big thumbs up for your works Patrizio. Voted!
davearpit
 
davearpit June 13, 2012
A perfect reflection!
dutchmanstl1 PRO
 
dutchmanstl1 June 13, 2012
wow!
PSJPhotography
 
PSJPhotography June 13, 2012
Gorgeous, love the reflection!
rienye
 
rienye June 13, 2012
superb!
gymmybob PRO+
 
gymmybob July 03, 2012
BEAUTIFUL!!!! Voted!
SapphireMemories PRO+
 
SapphireMemories July 13, 2012
i love this one!
ornani
 
ornani July 28, 2012
Amazingly gorgeous
GJUNIORPHOTOGRAPHY
 
GJUNIORPHOTOGRAPHY August 15, 2012
Beautifully Captured, Nice Shooting ..voted
cma077
 
cma077 August 15, 2012
So beautiful!
janr46
 
janr46 August 15, 2012
Been here...fantastic place! This is an awesome photo. the lighting and reflection are perfect!
janr46
 
janr46 August 15, 2012
Voted!!!
cilla8 PRO
 
cilla8 August 20, 2012
This is gorgeous, got my vote!
Hereon7 PRO+
 
Hereon7 August 20, 2012
I have photos/canvas like this obviously not the same or as great (me ever so humble), which i hang occasionally upside down especially if friends have already visited when they were the right way up, drives my sister barmy as all she wants to do is turn them the right way up. My answer is which way is that then?????? Like this a lot voted.
chipbhi
 
chipbhi August 20, 2012
Absolutely stunning! I voted! I also notice that you and I have similar taste in what and how we shoot. Well done!
capeyork
 
capeyork August 20, 2012
Nice reflections, great colour voted.
Paola
 
Paola August 21, 2012
Love it!
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo August 21, 2012
Superb, voted!
jsade13
 
jsade13 August 22, 2012
This is Beautiful!
Snap_Shot
 
Snap_Shot August 22, 2012
VOTED. Wow, this is a really nice one. Very calm.
michlanphoto
 
michlanphoto September 11, 2012
Awesome! Voted :-)
photochad
 
photochad September 11, 2012
Great photo! I voted :)
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 September 15, 2012
Beautiful shot, voted
gini_mcmillan_rhodes_0434
 
gini_mcmillan_rhodes_0434 September 17, 2012
Wow I love this pic what color and clarity, wonderful.
tjberndt PRO+
 
tjberndt September 28, 2012
very nice....voted
Tulips
 
Tulips October 06, 2012
This is really beautiful, VOTED!
lucliz PRO
 
lucliz October 12, 2012
Beautiful! Voted!
DustinsMom
 
DustinsMom October 22, 2012
Incredible reflection
Congrats on your awards!
Woombaway PRO+
 
Woombaway October 22, 2012
Congrats that is an awesome reflection
BLSPhotography PRO+
 
BLSPhotography October 22, 2012
Stunning!!! Congrats
mturnau PRO
 
mturnau October 22, 2012
Beautiful !!
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions October 22, 2012
congrats
disneymamom PRO
 
disneymamom October 22, 2012
congrats on award!
PatriZioMBusnel PRO+
 
PatriZioMBusnel October 24, 2012
thank you all for your support and touching comments
Carli
 
Carli October 25, 2012
stunning shot!! congrats :D
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 October 25, 2012
very nice ,congrats
sami
 
sami October 30, 2012
Such a beautiful shot. Favourited
DesignByKathi
 
DesignByKathi December 13, 2012
To Beautiful doesn't look real. I voted PR, Fav
limar1974
 
limar1974 February 12, 2013
very nice work!voted
horusnikopol
 
horusnikopol March 30, 2013
Superbe Prise de vue +1 pour le reflet!
kaylangeiger
 
kaylangeiger March 31, 2013
Beautiful!
jaymekay
 
jaymekay April 17, 2013
Epic!
SapphireMemories PRO+
 
SapphireMemories April 17, 2013
This has always been on of my favorites you have taken! makes me wish i was there
doreengisbourne
 
doreengisbourne April 21, 2013
Brilliant!
JacquesV
 
JacquesV June 05, 2013
Nicely done!
AliAlzuhair
 
AliAlzuhair July 01, 2013
Great shot!
eastonh PRO+
 
eastonh August 28, 2013
Beautiful!! voted
dancrowley
 
dancrowley December 05, 2013
The light in you picture produces fabulous contast without over exposing the brighter highlights. Well done.
onyanita Premium
 
onyanita May 20, 2014
magnifique!
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi December 16, 2014
stunning shot !
herambaray
 
herambaray February 09, 2015
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
ovosphotography
 
ovosphotography March 12, 2017
nice!
vitor PRO+
 
vitor Sep 28
Masterpiece!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in France, in the Loire Valley, also known as the Valley of the Kings as kings of France had their summer residence in the Loire Valley, perfect for hunting and large parties. This is the summer residence of king Francois the first, called the Chateau de Chambord, very famous for its elegance and some unique architectural features from the renaissance period, like the gigantic double spiral staircase designed by Leonardo Da Vinci. This castle was build in the 16th century (took 29 years to build), was totally robbed and emptied from its furniture and decorative elements in the inside during the french revolution (1789-1792) then abandoned for most of the 19th century. used as a military retreat for the German during the second world war, it has been renovated after the war and reopened to the public ; this monument is visited by about a million people each year
Time
This was taken at sunset, around 6pm on the late fall in a cold windy day.
Lighting
Lighting was somewhat perfect with the right amount of clouds in the sky to filter the light, limit the shadows on the monument and give the right sparckle for the reflection on the surroundings waters
Equipment
I used a Nikon D3000 on a tripod set in the cow fields outside the castle limit
Inspiration
I grew up with the French culture and rich history and the king and queen of France are a big part of my fascination for Art and history, which is carved in all the castles and other monuments all over the country. I also graduated as a tour guide, specialized in monuments, architecture and history so the castles are for me like a safe and protecting environment where I feel the creativity has been preserved. I am always fascinated of what was achieved in the past without the technology we have today, versus the poor result of what we could do today with all the technology that we miss-use. It is all my dilemma with little that we do with what we all we have.Each time I have the opportunity to go back to France for visiting, I never miss the pleasure to take the castles' road and dive back into the Past and visit some of those gorgeous monuments ; I also make a personal goal to dine and sleep in at least one castle during my stay in the country, to experience the full pleasure to live a night as a king. I slept once in the bed of the mistress of Francois the first and to this day, I feel honored and lucky.
Editing
Yes, a bit of post processing in Photoshop, mostly cleaning the noise overall, addressing the contrast for a better reflection onto the water and some sharpness on the monument itself to give it some standing ovation
In my camera bag
When traveling abroad, I carry about anything that could be of use in an impromptu situation. Therefore, at least 2 camera boxes, a couple of lenses (18/55, 70/300, fishEye, Macro), flash, tripod, monopod, tons of memory and extra batteries/chargers, cleaning supply for lenses, flash drive, solar panel for charging batteries, flashlight, headlight, a harness to carry equipment along with the bag usually
Feedback
Patience is the key, take time to set your tripod and camera to the right spot and wait for the correct light to came on-board to highlight your "painting". I also do different shots at different times for nuances in light.

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