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These picture has been taken Saturday during a visit to it Royal Palace to Brussels Belgium.
This palace is free accessible during the summer months.
It was 40 year ago that I yet brought, a visit to this nice castle and extraordinarily interiors.
I want placing a interior picture, taken without tripod or monopod, not allowed.
I hope that you can appreciate this image.
The king does not live in the palace, but in the castle Belvedere
The palace is not the property of the monarch, but it is made available by the State to exercise its function. Formerly the palace actually personal property, but because of the lack of an heir, and the quarrel with his daughters Leopold II gave the palace together with all other goods to the State, the Royal Trust.
In the palace, the various departments of the king and the other members of the royal family established, including the royal household. Also here is the Archives Royal established that some three kilometers archive possession. Anyone can consult the archive for historical research.
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pajaran (36224) 2012-08-27 23:05
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Lep pogled na sobu u kraljevskoj palati.
Dobra ostrina i kontrast, lepe boje.
Lep trenutak sa svetlom lampe.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lep enterijer salona.
Dobar tekst o upotrebljenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Zeer interessant en goede tekst ...
Een mooi uitzicht op een kamer in het koninklijk paleis.
Goede scherpte en contrast, mooie kleur.
Een mooi moment met een heldere lamp.
Goed werk en samenstelling, mooi interieur design showrooms.
Goed artikel over de gebruikte techniek en beeldelementen.
All the best.
besnard (48787) 2012-08-27 23:12
Une bonne prise de cette salle du palais royal de toute beauté. La lumière est parfaitement maitrisée, l'angle choisi est parfait.
Bravo et bonne journée.
mauro61 (52527) 2012-08-27 23:24
spendida ripresa di questi interni con una grande luce ed una alta qualità di immagine,
krzychu30 (8873) 2012-08-27 23:40
the beauty of this interior is undeniable.Decorated with great splendour.I like the angle and perspective you chose to capture this scene.It let us admire this delightful room in all its glory and in best quality.The lighting and the way you coped with it is a masterpiece.The colors are also perfectly captured and look so warm and natural.Superb work.
Have a nice day
jjcordier (62328) 2012-08-27 23:48
Cette photo de l'intérieur du Palais Royal est de très grande qualité. J'en admire le cadrage, les couleurs et la parfaite maitrise des lumières.
papagolf21 (76561) 2012-08-27 23:56
Bonjour, cher ami John,
Splendeurs et magnificences d'une époque révolue. Cette pièce lambrissée rechampie donne le ton d'un luxe particulier.
Le tapis est d'une grande beauté.
L'ensemble est magnifiquement mis en valeur.
carlo62 (12582) 2012-08-28 0:03
splendida sala e magnifica illuminazione, gestita perfettamente con un gran bel risultato.
bukitgolfb301 (30065) 2012-08-28 0:18
Hi dear John, how are you?
Another perfect shot. Outstanding sharpness and clearness. The best camera and best lens, but furthermore best technique by your high skill. Marvelous light control, very referable for next my work. Thank you for your sharing and have a day!
Takero from Tokyo
gildasjan (38218) 2012-08-28 0:32
Bel éclairage avec ce rendu chaud agréable et très bonne restitution des lumières pour cette réalisation.
baddori (18988) 2012-08-28 0:35
J'ai visité pour la première fois sur votre site.
Fond noir et des images, inédites, de la plus haute qualité.
Ce salon réel, admirable lumière et la netteté de chaque détail.
Merci pour le partage et la sensibilité.
mjw364 (3680) 2012-08-28 1:15
A nicely composed shot the lines of the walls leading to the far corner and creating a nice diagonal shape on the floor and the ceiling. Good light control too.
snunney (67334) 2012-08-28 2:53
An interesting and informative commentary to accompany this beautifully presented composition. I like the point of view looking diagonally across this splendidly decorated room. The lighting is very attractive and the colours well presented. Clarity is superb.
danyy (0) 2012-08-28 3:09
un tout autre style pour cette photo d'intérieur très réussie, une vue dans laquelle une courte focale a toute son importance pour élargir la scène. Une capture parfaite d'un mélange de lumières naturelles et artificielles. Un rendu très net.
jacquest (14136) 2012-08-28 3:52
Excellent view of this Royal Room. I like the light and the mood. The angle of view is well chosen and the image has remarquable sharpness of details. Very well done.
pierrefonds (48347) 2012-08-28 4:30
The setting of the room is impressive. The point of view is showing the detaiuls and colors of the royal room. The surrounding light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
Royaldevon (17791) 2012-08-28 5:09
Oh, a great shot of my living room ... just joking!
The limitation on tripods does provide problems for keen photographers; having said that, you must have a very steady hand for the details are sharp.
You have used the carpet as an interesting guide, whilst the chadelier is strongly placed in the frame.
The light is well managed, bringing out the reflection in the gold decoration.
Have a lovely day,
Sergiom (39223) 2012-08-28 5:15
On dirait une photo professionnelle de magasine de décoration tellement la lumière est juste, le point de vue excellent et le cadrage qui en montre le plus possible.
Bluejeans (64231) 2012-08-28 5:18
Ola John ,
Beleza esta sala neste palácio real em Bruxelas , os detalhes em dourado são muito bonitos , gostei da iluminação , bom enquadramento da foto , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
timecapturer (30324) 2012-08-28 5:54
what an exquisite interior shot! Composed perfectly and full of such amazing sharp and intricate detailing. Your execution here is flawless and the overall effect so beautiful. Awesome imagery!
Regards - Brian.
Fis2 (73100) 2012-08-28 8:10
Beautiful interior, wonderful climate.
I like frame, perspective and colours.
Have a nice evening.
jlbrthnn (79773) 2012-08-28 9:18
The exposure is perfect. The sharpness is excellent. This is a beautiful and impressive photo. This is a beautiful and good work. Bravo.
Have a nice day
cornejo (18054) 2012-08-28 9:23
Hello John, Excellent photo of this interesting and beautiful interior, very good pov to master the greatest possible, very good sharpness, depth, light and color.
Excellent and beautiful work well done, congratulations my friend. Tfs.
Good afternoon and happy week.
mohammad_H (6598) 2012-08-28 10:22
Bonjour mon cher ami
Apparence attrayante et belle décoration
Composition belle et excellente coordination
Have a nice day avec de nouvelles idées dans la photographie
siudzi (23879) 2012-08-28 14:03
This interior looks simply amazing with its fantastic decorations and lights. Excellent presentation from this well selected POV. Great exposure, sharpness and attention on details. Bravo!
Sonata11 (28331) 2012-08-28 19:58
Wooow!!! such a magnificent snapshot of elegant interior of royal room. Wonderfully manage light, splendid colors, sharpness, clarity of so many details. I like your POV and DOF as well. An excellent execution. Thanks for sharing. Love it. AWESOME!!!
All the best,
fabbs99 (5441) 2012-08-28 22:09
Really sharp image of the beautifully decorated room .Good perspective.
dkmurphys (36801) 2012-08-29 1:07
Very nice capture of the impressive room. The place looks amazing through it's decorative work. Well taken.
Nicou (97679) 2012-08-29 1:39
quelle compo sueprbe ce lustre est mervielleux avec le beau tapis fantastique coaptage et iamge sueprbe vue et iamge quelle maîtrise des tons grandiose.
Bravo et amitié
ourania (12367) 2012-08-29 2:02
this is a wonderful interior photo, you have achieved superb sharpness and clarity coping with the tricky light and the lack of tripod in the best possible ways. The point of view offers a balanced composition employing perspective, the chandelier and the table on the left. Your work is very attentive and elegant. I like very much the comfortable view and observation of very subtle decorative details and the marvellous lighting that make us feel we are actually standing at this corner of the room surrounded by this exquisite style and colours. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
sacimar (25957) 2012-08-29 2:43
this is an elegant room, I like some details we can see here such as the lamps, the light management is very good, well seen,
Didi (48926) 2012-08-29 3:24
Bonjour mon ami
Un bel intérieur pardaitement cadré
La netteté est très appréciable
A bientôt dans un mois
tyro (13073) 2012-08-29 4:31
This is a beautifully elegant room and you have captured it with lovely colours and a very pleasing composition.
The lines of the carpet, the wood flooring and the beautiful gilded cornices and friezes make for a fine composition and the colours are vibrant yet true. There is a lovely mixture of natural and warm artificial light.
Perfect exposure, wonderful depth of field and stunning details and sharpness.
COSTANTINO (42746) 2012-08-29 4:42
thanks for sharing this beautiful shot
with us giving us the chance to visit
with our mind Royal Palace Brussels
Belgium.I like the angle and the
perspective you chose to take
this amazing composition,
one shot is one thousand words
ikeharel (37316) 2012-08-29 7:39
I am very fond of Chandeliers, and the one in this palace is most impressive, John, both in size and the rich elements on.
The room itself adorned and transmit a grandeur related to Royal's.
An excelent light managed indoor's, fine view upon.
eldancer1 (17036) 2012-08-29 9:12
Nice capture of this royal room. Great lighting and dof with nice details, wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
zoomer (3580) 2012-08-29 16:31
Hi,I really do appreciate this image its beautifully done with all the details and elegant colors.In Austria they would not let me take pictures inside castles at all.Best regards,Wolf.
jemaflor (68913) 2012-08-30 4:11
Nice interior well taken perfect light capture and ideal sharpness to see all the decoration, nice golden tone, good contrast with the red carpet.
aliabazari (10105) 2012-08-30 5:32
Salut, Dear John
L'enregistrement est très belle Satnty la Chambre. Excellente couleur et l'exposition. Bien joué.
CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-08-30 6:14
This reminds me of my own dining room...oh wait that is a dining room that I once imagined I had. Wonderful clarity for the limited light. Nicely composed to give a feel for the scale and formality of the room.
Schnappilic (7927) 2012-08-30 6:22
Your presentation of this royal room of Royal Palace from Brussels in very good. The exposure and sharpness are the best. From this POV we can see a lot of splendid details. Congratulations!
All the best,
jmdias (45790) 2012-08-30 7:38
very beautiful view of this rich room. I liked the pov that catch many details in a perfect angle. nice sharpnes, soft light and etc.. well done.
tedesse (22122) 2012-08-30 7:45
Wonderful interior, interesting point of view.
Beautiful frame and colours.
Very well done.
bertolucci (13351) 2012-08-30 8:22
U heeft een sterke hoek gekozen om ons deze Koninklijke ruimte dynamisch te laten beleven. De detailweergave is heel goed en er is ook een mooi geometrisch ritme te savoureren. Ik vind de sfeer ook prettig, uw welgekozen witbalans heeft daartoe bijgedragen. Mooi werk !
Groeten uit Rotterdam bij 18 graden, een 2/3 bewolkte lucht en een windsnelheid vamn 11 km/u uit het zuiden,
corjan3 (1879) 2012-08-30 9:50
I marvel at the clarity and the quality of this image. It is just so beautiful. Well done and best wishes.
raszid62 (18200) 2012-08-30 10:05
Great inside the royal palace in Brussels. Delicate neoclassical interior design shown in soft light. Beautiful colors and perfect sharpness.
Silvio1953 (98129) 2012-08-30 11:07
Ciao John, great view of fantastic interior, wonderful perspective, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
rychem (9203) 2012-08-30 11:25
Interesting photo of the Palace, beautiful interior shot, perfectly done
josepmarin (55027) 2012-08-30 12:21
by means of this splendid capture you offer us an attractive vision of this lounge, in which we can enjoy its elegant decoration and its great architectural beauty.
The light is perfectly managed, reaching a good exposure and a few nice warm tones due to the effective lighting of the lounge.
I like the visual angle and the perspective that you propose in this framing, chosen carefully.
A great composition, my friend.
Janusz1974 (2275) 2012-08-30 12:24
This palace and these decorations so fine , with so subtle colors was very well photographed! I also like lighting effects and qualities of the photo!
danos (73974) 2012-08-30 13:36
nice the interior view of the Royal Palace,with the quality and the clarity of the image to brings out the details and beauty of the scene.I like the excellent light and colour management as the beauty of the scene.
macjake (39227) 2012-08-31 2:31
we dont get to see many indoor photo's from you, so this one is a little bit different.
very well done with the handheld slow shutterspeed!
i was for sure this was taken with a tripod!
excellent lighting and overall exposure levels.
kato (6767) 2012-08-31 6:16
You're capturing well this the interor of Royal Palace by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's so interesting and impressive to see the Royal Family's room. It's also interesting in gold threshold, the wall with soft tone, the chandelier hung from the ceiling and elegant carpet. It seems that the room itself is a region of the condensed art.
Have a nice weekend.
sacavem (18572) 2012-08-31 7:01
Simply spectacular. The rich detail of the interior of the palace are magnificent. Perfect photo.
Graal (88886) 2012-09-01 0:10
interior is beautiful. Amazing details. Fine lamps light, like a especialy for you. Good informations and photowork.
Have a nice WE.
claudeD (24173) 2012-09-01 4:42
very fine picture showing an interesting interior architecture. Very fine colors and perfect sharpness.Our Grand Ducal palace here in Luxembourg shows the same architecture ... Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
pedram_abazari (917) 2012-09-01 12:25
عکس زیبایی است ورنگ خیلی خوبی دارد .
ترکیب عالی .
TRB (12317) 2012-09-01 12:45
colors, sharpness, the light is perfect.
kennyblack (4125) 2012-09-01 12:55
Spectacular image of internal high-quality images. The definition of these objects gives the perception of being able to be touched by what seem real. Very nice color and excellent light management. This is a masterpiece. Thank you for sharing.
Warm Regard's ... Marino
bayno (16195) 2012-09-01 13:36
a difficult shot in low light and for which low time but I do not see the presence of micro rough, great success, the room is amazing...nice one...
janjan1897 (835) 2012-09-01 13:39
A perfect shot in all photography aspects. The use of the wide angle lens creates a very effective volume in the image. The gold cast of artificial lighting brings out the golden mouldings of the room, enhancing the feeling of wealth and prestige it conveys. A great picture, John. You and your Canon did an excellent job here.
Have a nice Sunday.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-09-02 3:51
a beautiful photo of this elegant interior, the composition is very nice, great details and the lights are beautiful, Tfs! Have a nice Sunday! Kellemes Vasárnapot kívánok!
mirosu (5509) 2012-09-02 11:01
Fascinating interior photo and you have captured and presented it in such stylistic fashion. Great composition with the triangle arrangement. Marvelous lighting and perfect sharpness. The hanging light is perfect focal point of this beautiful photo. I really love this one.
adramad (27552) 2012-09-02 11:12
A wonderful composition interior, superb elegance and beautiful decoration of this room, the perfect sharpness and brightness of the image allows us to recreate the many beautiful details.
A very natural color contributes to the success of this excellent work.
Good start to the week.
UlfE (13730) 2012-09-02 11:45
Splendid interior shot. Good such shots are usually quite difficult to take. The space for finding a good perspective is often limited and the lighting is usually quite poor. I guess that you had such problems here, but handled them in the very best way. The composition is really great, the sharpness, details and colours are excellent. TFS and have a nice Sunday evening!
boa (4313) 2012-09-02 12:10
Amazing environment with many interesting details in this Royal room. It reminds me of when i visited the Winter palace in Saint Petersburg, extreme luxury for the elite.
Anyhow, excellent handling of the light and a very sharp picture, did you use a tripod here? Tfs!
Have a nice Sunday my friend.
batalay (32860) 2012-09-03 2:08
What perfect elegance, what exquisite photography. For a hand held interior shot you have achieved remarkable sharpness and light management. A shutter speed of 1/13 second is very slow. For analogue (not for digital) the rule of thumb would have been 1/13 sec is acceptable, if the lens has a focal length of approximately 13 mm (almost a fish-eye); and for 1/60 sec, then you can use a lens of 60 mm focal length. It is easy to convert this formula from analogue to digital lenses.
trevormoffiet (925) 2012-09-03 3:51
It nearly seems pointless adding my critique to so many others that you have received. It is a beautiful well-considered well-lit image taken just from the right height and angle to suit the room. I am amazed at what you have achieved at 1/13 sec f7.1. A good balance between depth of field, light and camera movement and at only ISO 200. I would have been tempted to increase the ISO to get a faster shutter and therefore take away the risk of movement.
chrisvek (5453) 2012-09-03 5:18
Superb shoot with so nice composition from a very good POV.Excellent colors and amazing framework.Well done!TFS
Have a nice week
bona (10144) 2012-09-03 6:52
Very beautiful room. I really like rooms like that. I was some weeks ago ate Petropolis city that was founded during the Brazil imperial time and have many houses with this style, but most of then if forbidden take photos.
Great exposure control
Buin (42084) 2012-09-03 9:10
Nice that you show us your sitting room! ;-)
What a splendour! It's interesting that you obviously were allowed to take photos there. Here in Germany we photographers again and again have difficulties when taking pictures in such places. A photo to look at a bit longer - because of the many beautiful details. I like especially this wonderful ground floor.
Greetings from still summerly Westphalia! Have a nice week!
Angshu (51174) 2012-09-03 23:05
A fine crisp picture from the inside of the Royal palace, well captured from the corner, with full use of the wide lens to capture the beauty & grandeur of the room. Perfectly handled lighting to make this a fine image!
Highmountains (1834) 2012-09-05 3:50
Wao ! The depth and clarity of the photograph - with the golden borders of creme frames of the walls - the elegant and styled carpet - the designed floor - is a treat to watch.
The lighting has been very well managed. The light from the chandelier and the lamps on the walls have a glow and shine that is very well captured.
Thanks for sharing the beautiful photograph.
Waylim (22355) 2012-09-07 12:39
Wow, what a beautiful and grand room. Somthing we see in movies about historical old time of the rich and royalties. I love the glow of the light, give that warm feeling to the room with elegant and well decorated. Great photo quality that captured so much details.
ktanska (21513) 2012-09-08 10:17
A charming interior shot. Golden tones of all those detail give a feeling of luxury. Carefully chosen camera angle where use wide angle lens fits perfectly.
icesurfer (374) 2012-09-08 16:00
What a beautiful capture of this very "royal" room. Delicate and balanced colours, perfect composition, and I like the effect of the warm light coming from all the bulbs.
Even more than that, I like the perspective achieved with the ultrawide lens, especially visible on the carpet.
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2012-09-09 20:18
A very fine looking room of the palace with so much richness. Every piece from the carpet to the furniture looks very elegant. the colors and sharpness are simply superb.
maloutim (8608) 2012-09-11 16:42
What a lovely room ! You caught the golds and the lights beautifully, and congratulations for doing it so sharply without a tripod !
I also love the golden colour given to the whole room and the subtle contrast with the beautiful pink and white carpet.
carper (96) 2012-09-12 13:58
prachtige interieur foto John.
erg goed ingevuld deze compositie is mooi van balans en een plezier om te kijken.
Zucca (4304) 2012-09-13 9:34
Very good light and sharpness, and interesting note ! This palace is worth to be known and visited...
Have a nice evening !
archimatica (19980) 2012-09-15 13:57
Ottima gestione della luce e composizione impeccabile.
frunchy (1301) 2012-09-17 1:59
an excellent inside shot! The light balance is very good, all is lightened up but no overexposed highlights, very well done!
Best regards, F.
ManuMay (33343) 2012-09-17 2:10
One more time your technicall skills and your very good taste are shown here!
Perfect sharpness and definition and the best point of view to cover thwhole room, superb light and colours and a good lesson of photography...Thanks!!
I want to congratulete you for your very nice new post on your web site...My compliments...
Have a nice day...
clic (11001) 2012-09-18 7:02
That's a most-superb view of the ballroom captured WITHOUT any overexposure for an allover softness and pleaseantly-matched tones.
Straight side verticals too to complete the enjoyment!Those lights on candelabras were "by then" real candles and when the host didn't appreciate too much the visitors, she asked for the installation of short candles, so people could leave earlier!!
SWEETFREEDOM (18415) 2012-09-21 4:33
wonderful interiors, great light management and sharpness.
Noel_Byrne (7352) 2012-10-14 2:50
Beautiful golden interior, that looks indeed fit fora king. The royal red carpet, and your angle to include the gilded walls and chandelier is perfect, as it give great idea to the size of this room too. How the other half lived!
All the best
elenimavrandoni (5789) 2013-02-05 16:52
Hello John, Royal Room and a royal picture!
Elegant and attractive details, amazing color and soft light, great touches of gold showing everywhere!
A very informative and useful note to top it off!!
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (122444)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-25
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 LII USM, Sandisk CFIII 16GB, B+W 82mm 010 UV-Haze
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/13 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-08-27 22:55