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This picture has been taken during a visit to Roeselare, on 5 mile found I this castle of Rumbeke, (I took this castle five year ago, I placed then also a picture on TE, with a other lens and other camera)
Since end of restoration is everything very lovely inclusive the garden and forest to the backside.
Also the outbuildings are fantastic renovated, later I shall places a picture of these outbuildings.
The history of the Castle Rumbeke begins with a legend: a story based on legend.
A certain Baldwin as forestier forest master or charged with the supervision of the forest and swamp rich region of Flanders, the northernmost district of his master, Charles the Bald, grandson of Charlemagne and king of West Franconia. His boldness and strength in the battle against the Moors in the South gave him the name of Baldwin the Iron Arm, and the overall title of Knight of the most devout Christianity.
On his return from the south, he meets a beautiful morning, the equally beautiful Judith, daughter of the same French king, when she was eighteen years already the widow of King Noble Wolf of England, and after a desperate affair with her stepson Noble Bald back in France. It was love at first sight. Baldwin and his beloved chess escape with it to Flanders. The castle of Harelbeke bless the Bishop of Tournaithe marriage with the consent of Louis Stammerer, Judith's brother, Crown Prince of France and a friend of Baldwin. They spend their honeymoon, more hidden in the woods, in the castle of Rumbeke. The intervention of the Pope cools the wrath of the French king. He gives the area between the North Sea, the Somme and the Scheldt, to his son and encourages him to "Count of Flanders": the love of a beautiful princess and a forest master, around 862.
The castle, which once "the cradle of Flanders" was, is characterized by two specific details. A: The castle had its five centuries of history few renovations and was in a remarkable state of our sakes. Two, only two families have bridged the time: the family Thiennes remained in the turbulent history of Europe, the family-Limburg Stirum helped in the formation and development of the Belgian state.
I wish everyone a lovely day.
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jjcordier (77816) 2011-08-31 23:23
Belle présentation, lumineuse et colorée, de ce château original.
besnard (54241) 2011-08-31 23:24
Une très belle composition de ce château tout rouge, élégant qui se détache sur un ciel légérement tourmenté. Une bonne idée de laisser une grande place à la pelouse qui conduit notre regard vers le château.
Bravo et bonne journée.
Guenther (10915) 2011-08-31 23:24
Good Morning John,
I like the big space you gave to the lawn in foreground creating a great depth, beautful sky too!
Have a nice day
yeln (11516) 2011-08-31 23:33
dobro jutro John
vedno znova me presenečajo lepe fotografije v vai galeriji in tudi ta ni izjema. polna je lepih kontrastov in ivahnih barv. odličen POV in DOF!! TFS!
prijeten dan elim, vojko
JFS (32459) 2011-08-31 23:39
Delightful shot with all this green and this brick red castle in background. Clean shot, good Work! Thanks John!
Have a good day!
Graal (99088) 2011-08-31 23:45
good composition with the castle in BG. I like the green carpet also. An interesting note. Photo well done.
Have a nice day.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-09-01 0:25
Dag best John,
Excellent presentation of this beautiful castle with too a very interesting note. The red color of the edifice arise very well. The large Fg give depht nad learn the glance. Good framing too with the tree on the right which give a beautiful chromatic contrast with the castle.
DjoleEric (0) 2011-09-01 2:17
Beautiful photos with vibrant colors and painted from the excellent angle.
Bluejeans (64249) 2011-09-01 2:58
Bonita esta tua foto parece uma pintura com o castelo de fundo em tijolo vermelho faz um bom contraste com o verde, gostei muito do céu , boa luz e cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
pierrefonds (58710) 2011-09-01 4:21
The dustance between the lawn and the castle is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the Rumbeke castle. The trees are framing well the castle. The afternoon light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
Sonata11 (33426) 2011-09-01 4:40
a very beautiful composition and perfect framing. Great POV and DOF also great. Impressive architecture of this castle.Fantastic colors, sharpness,clearity. Perfectly excecuted image. Wonderful work. I love it. Awesome. Perfectly well done.
All the best,
timecapturer (49288) 2011-09-01 4:43
a beautiful shot of this impressive looking castle. I love the warmth of the walls which stand out and contrast so perfectly with the greenery. Light management and clarity flawless as is the presentation. Excellent!
Enjoy the day - Brian.
Sergiom (63901) 2011-09-01 5:01
Un cadrage remarquable.La longue pelouse donne une belle profondeur à l'image, le château est parfaitement placé dans l'image et le ciel qui prend beaucjoup de place est magnifique.
ikeharel (60317) 2011-09-01 5:22
The green lawn in FG giving a sense of vast ground area, where the red-bricks castle on it's BG.
The place is overwhelming.
abmdsudi (44964) 2011-09-01 6:28
Absolutely beautiful shot of this historic castle with great details, texture and sharpness
Very well composed and balanced in subtle light and shadows with great depth,
rich colors. THe wonderful sky further adds the beauty. A very pleasing image
well taken, Congrats.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-09-01 6:51
The grey sky and the green of the lawn bring to light the ochre color of the castle. The composition is artistically and technically well conceived, looking of the depth. The light, the exhibition(exposure), the colors, the neatness are very good. The architecture is interesting. Bravo.
Have a nice day
nobuikehonda (3848) 2011-09-01 7:59
Everyone is very impressed with the FG of the green lawn. I must say that I agree with them. The word "generous" comes to my mind. Colors and the clarity of the image is stunning. I am only one of many who are convinced of the quality of the image presented. TFS John
With my very best wishes,
saxo042 (37596) 2011-09-01 8:30
A very interesting note to this beautiful picture. The castle is well positioned in the composition and the sun shines pleasantly over the scene.
wolf38 (31282) 2011-09-01 9:29
Hi John. Another great picture from your camera. Tyspische your handwriting is visible. Well done. A masterful shot. Rgds, Wolfgang.
Kielia (23993) 2011-09-01 10:12
a very interesting impression of a wonderful castle. You have chosen an excellently working POV. The colors are really beautiful but it is the light that is so nicely illuminating the building that creates a great mood. My compliments!
cornejo (33958) 2011-09-01 10:28
Hello John, good and beautiful picture of this enchanting castle, a charming building and a nice environment and good care, good composition with very good quality, good and beautiful work, congratulations. Good afternoon and happy weekend.
pajaran (53680) 2011-09-01 10:33
Dobar tekst o mestu i dvorcu ...
Lep pogled preko zelene livade na stari dvorac i bele oblake, lepa fotografija.
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast, kompozicija i prikaz lepim bojama, moje cestitke na dobrom radu.
Uvek pazljivo procitam vas tekst sa podacima o nastanku snimka i upotrebljene tehnike, vrlo poucno.
Goed artikel over de plaats en het kasteel ...
Zeer mooi uitzicht over de groene weiden van het oude kasteel en de witte wolken, mooie foto's.
Goede ernst opnemen, contrast, samenstelling en weergave van de prachtige kleuren, mijn felicitaties aan het goede werk.
Lees altijd zorgvuldig uw artikel over de herkomst van de gegevens opnemen en toegepaste technologie, zeer leerzaam.
All the best.
Good evening, sir.
Good article about the place and the castle ...
Very nice view over the green meadows of the old castle and white clouds, beautiful photos.
Good severity recording, contrast, composition and display of beautiful colors, my congratulations on the good work.
Always carefully read your article about the origin of the data recording and applied technology, very instructive.
All the best.
josepmarin (57837) 2011-09-01 11:57
a beautiful image of the castle and its surroundings, well caught by means of a very well chosen framing, who emphasizes its interesting architecture of red bricks and its roofs of slate, in the middle of a very beautiful forest and an elegant garden.
The sky and the clouds are magnificent, and increase the beauty of the composition, with a high aesthetic level.
Excellent work, my friend.
adores (39179) 2011-09-01 12:25
A beautiful and well preserved castle.The red door really stands out. Very good colours, sharpness and dof!
bukitgolfb301 (36998) 2011-09-01 14:24
Hi my dear John
Another great shot indeed!
Perfect framework and composition via so clear and sharp presentation as always. This deep and sharp clearness is astonishing also shocking to me. Your high technique should be so highly appreciated. Thanks for sharing with your finest shot and have a good day, Best regrads.
Takero from Tokyo being hitted by a big typhoon
baddori (19985) 2011-09-01 15:24
Un castello con una manifestazione culturale in corso .
Per un po sembrava di essere in una Reggia nordica L'erba verde ,,,il rosso della costruzione ...
Questo tuo girare e trovare sempre il più bel momento ..il miglior luogo .
Complimenti caro amico .
subhendu_bagchi (25935) 2011-09-01 18:11
excellent framing. The castle in background is looking superb. You composed it with a nice POV. Colours are vibrant. Great depth and perfect light. Excellent presentation. Thanks for sharing.
Alco (7026) 2011-09-01 20:50
A succesfull composition.That castle has a beautiful architecture with its towers.I like the colors of its walls.The trees on the left and the right create an excellent framing.Great sharpness and clarity and superb colors.Well done.
bayno (18344) 2011-09-01 22:45
Hi John, very nice shot, the colors are gorgeous, and the color contrast having good effect, interesting castle in the background, good job, TFS, Valter
dkmurphys (50730) 2011-09-02 3:19
Beautiful place with a calm atmosphere. Great colors and very attractive red brick texture.
Enjoy a fine weekend.
bertolucci (13358) 2011-09-02 4:19
Een interessante architectuurplaat. Ondanks de forse (maar elegente) dimensies van het kasteel doet de dramatische lucht het klein lijken. Fijn licht en overtuigende details hier ook. Sterk.
Groeten uit een zonnig (eindelijk) Rotterdam,
npecanhuk (68104) 2011-09-02 6:01
Sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, colors, contrasts and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
Silvio1953 (126762) 2011-09-02 9:57
Ciao John, great POV on fantastic castle, lovely composition with beautiful sky full of clouds, excellent sharpness, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Fis2 (87979) 2011-09-02 11:33
I like tower.
Good composition and colors.
Photo has climate.
Have a nice weekend
Budapestman (82620) 2011-09-02 13:48
a beautiful atmosphere with very nice colours and lights, the composition is superb, excellent shot, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
Nicou (126216) 2011-09-03 1:06
fantastique captage de ce château dans un merveilleux parc, quelle mis en valeur super bompo e tiamge très bel ensmeble.
Bravo et amitié
janneman (2620) 2011-09-03 7:03
Mooie wolkenlucht en omlijsting door bomen en bijgebouw voor het kasteel dat zo fraai in het middelpunt van de belangstelling komt.
Jammer van die geparkeerde auto's, maar ja je kunt niet alles hebben.
carper (96) 2011-09-03 9:34
ja deze heb ik er ook nog op staan mooie plek, weer fraai in beeld gezet, mooi fotowerk weer.
TopGeo (38206) 2011-09-03 11:07
Hello John! Beautiful place, great landscape photo, with an impressive of architecture! Great POV, framing and composition, with castle and flawless light management, wonderful colours!
Very impressive photo, perfect in any aspect! Excellent perspective, impressive sky! Congratulations!
agulberk (3794) 2011-09-03 12:05
Hi Dear John
History-steeped castle with the impressive architecture in a beautiful green garden under wonderful white puffy clouds seems to be not lost its former glory.
As always You captured this interesting image very well with high quality photograph.
Selam ve sevgiler...
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-09-04 5:07
An excellent presentation of this lovely red castle with sharpness and details. I like the green front lawn which stands out well against the castle.
serp2000 (41316) 2011-09-04 9:23
Another beautiful castle! Is there real ghosts?
Outstanding composition and superb quality!
Have a great week!
agjika (3616) 2011-09-04 11:03
What an exposure even the eye could not do a better job and it is certainly not hdr!Not even a pixel of overexposed sky and there is plenty of detail in the shadows.
Great composition and I love the wonderful light.
macjake (58782) 2011-09-04 12:49
another fine scene.
if i ever travel to Belgium, i'll be sure to view all of your photos before i leave :)
classic JHM with the long perspective point of view.
strong looking castle set in the bg, the modern cars give a strange contrast :)
vasilpro (41035) 2011-09-04 13:02
Wonderful composition with that beautiful castle, interesting architecture, excellent POV, natural colors lovely atmosphere and light management, TFS!
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
TRB (13844) 2011-09-04 13:36
Clouds is very beautiful, impressive .. Sharpness, colors, and with the perfect image. Shades of color harmony super, very nice framing.
danos (88819) 2011-09-05 0:27
Good morning John,
very nice the panoramic view of the place with the castle to dominates this beautiful area.I like the brilliant light and colour management, as the well maintenance of the foreground grass.
Have a good week,danos
pablominto (53744) 2011-09-05 5:52
A beautiful composition and a very attractive scenery!
The light plays nicely with the castle, making the red bricks really sparkle in the sun...
The well groomed lawn leads nicely to the main subject, beautiful colours all over!
eldancer1 (29990) 2011-09-05 8:58
Very nice capture of this castle and with the beautiful cloud formations in the background the image looks magical. Too bad about the cars in front, but I guess you can't have them all. In spite of that, well done, tfs.
sacimar (26069) 2011-09-05 9:23
good image of this castle, I like the composition with the tree on the right, the sky is beautiful also, good colors and light management, well done,
jafadabret (56501) 2011-09-05 10:28
Le gazon du premier plan met bien ce château en valeur. J'aime la lumière et les couleurs. Le ciel est sublime.
Tout est de grande qualité.
stevesaba (8135) 2011-09-05 18:22
A very fine one indeed, with a great feeling of depth and three dimensions! Perfect color to the sky and grass without being overly saturated. And what a great castle. Altogether a very satisfying photo. Fine work, warm regards,
anokutan (15097) 2011-09-06 7:46
Beautiful photos with vibrant colors and painted from the excellent angle.
janusz2054 (2) 2011-09-06 12:00
Beautiful shot of this impressive castle, you captured it with a very good POV, great perspective and nice colors.
resat1972 (7486) 2011-09-06 12:59
a great atmosphere
a very beautiful landscape
very good colors and integrity
set a good use of light
stylish scene showed clouds
dip (23732) 2011-09-07 4:50
wonderful image of this impressive castle,excellent clarity and sharpness,amazing colors and good lighting,the sky lokks superb,
very well captured,
emilbo (22616) 2011-09-07 6:20
Merveilleux château bien présenté avec une excellente perspective. Bonne gestion de l'éclairage entre ombre et lumière. L'architecture est magnifique et beau contraste de couleurs avec la verdure.
Félicitations!... et toutes mes amitiés,
s_lush (16134) 2011-09-07 11:49
This castle looks great in the frame of vegetation and the beautifully clouded sky. The composition, sunlight, colors, qualities of the capture and photographer's note are perfectly good here. Excellent presentation of this highly picturesque place!
adramad (39442) 2011-09-08 10:56
A magnificent view of this beautiful garden and the wonderful background image of the castle, the light that illuminates the building is particularly beautiful and it brings out the merits of that beautiful sky with clouds so pictorial.
As always care job in terms of brightness, color and sharpness, all highlighted with an appropriate framework.
paololg (31448) 2011-09-09 8:10
Ciao dear John,
rightly you have given space to this beautiful green carpet, getting a good depth and a nice contrast in color between the green and red of the castle. The perfect clarity, as always, allow us to enjoy this interesting architecture. Excellent light management, especially in the clouds, Congratulations!
Ciao, have a very nice weekend!
Angshu (56406) 2011-09-10 22:17
Good view of the red brick castle with the red colour really providing strong contrast illuminated by the good light. Well framed with the tree on the right. The expanse of green lawn in the FG allows a good lead-in. Good work!
emka (82506) 2011-09-10 23:37
beautiful old castle and nice garden. it reminds me the big manors in England. Pleasant phboto with fluffy clouds and big tree framing.
WArm regrads, have a sunny day
jmdias (57505) 2011-09-11 7:17
excellent pov and framing. I liked the architectonic shapes and the colors with the brownish castle making a nice contrast with the greens; beautiful texture of the sky. TFS.
jemaflor (87291) 2011-09-11 11:19
Interesting depth result with the perspective, good effect with the light and colors, great contrast between the red and green colors, well presented.
gildasjan (41928) 2011-09-12 5:47
Une bonne orientation de la lumière qui crée des ombres sur cette architectures dont les volumes sont ainsi bien rendus.Une image magnifique sous ce ciel.
Selmik (3192) 2011-10-24 22:18
fantastic view with beautiful contrasted green lawn against bricked castle.
PaulVDV (23409) 2011-11-19 2:48
De foto geeft een rustige, landelijke sfeer weer op een mooie, zomerse dag met een aantrekkelijk kasteel waarvan de diverse torens naar de schitterende wolkenhemel reiken.
Het enige dat die rust wat verstoort, zijn de vele geparkeerde auto's. Natuurlijk kon je ze moeilijk laten wegslepen :)
Fantastisch scherp en klaar beeld.
Vele groeten, Paul
gus72 (3719) 2012-06-09 23:34
Hi John !!
You are presenting a very nice composition of an elegant castle....... not huge but very worthy of an Architectural award.
I like the effect of the grass at the front leading the eyes to the main theme in the centre.
Very nice work.
Cheers from the Southern Highlands.
ourania (34357) 2012-10-26 14:03
a very beautiful presentation of this elegant and impressive castle and its surroundings. Your composition is very well considered and balanced and, along with marvellous lighting, clarity and colours, has led to a magnificent interaction of elements and colours. I love the colours, contrasts and atmosphere as well as the very attractive silky looking texture of the clouds. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
Noel_Byrne (26101) 2012-12-16 8:33
The great big space of the lawn makes the castle even more impressive, showing its stature to have such a well manicured space. THe red brick contrasts so nicely with the grass and that wonderful active sky.
All the best
Schnappilic (9690) 2013-03-30 4:03
Very good presentation of this little and elegant castle. This POV offers a splendid view. Also I like the clouds and the light.
COSTANTINO (57871) 2014-04-02 22:16
Good morning dear friend
I visited your gallery today again
its a real treasure of old castles
landscapes and beautiful places
I liked the greenery in the foreground
adding depth to the place of the castle
great pov and interesting architectural
a very pleased image prfectly executed
have a nice day
berek (41069) 2015-01-24 21:27
A beautiful composition of any red castle, elegant that stands on a slightly stormy sky. A good idea to leave much room for the lawn that leads our gaze to the castle. Love it.
- Copyright: John Maenhout (jhm) (141921)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-18
- Categories: Castles
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, Sandisk EXT.III4GB, B+W 77 010 UV-Haze 1x
- Exposure: f/22, 1/250 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-08-31 23:18