Frederiksborg Palace in Hillerød, Denmark was built as a royal residence for King Christian IV. It is the largest Renaissance palace in Scandinavia. The palace is located on three small islands in the middle of Palace Lake, (Danish, Slotsø), and is adjoined by a large, baroque formal garden. The oldest parts of the palace date back to 1560, and were built by King Frederick II, after whom the palace is named. Most of the current palace, however, was built from 1602 to 1620 by Christian IV using Dutch architects, Hans and Lorents van Steenwinckel, and follows the Dutch style favoured by Christian IV for his new buildings in Copenhagen. After Christian IV's death in 1648, the palace was used mainly for ceremonial events, primarily the anointing and crowning of the Absolute Monarchs in the palace church. Since 1693 the church has also been used as Knight's Chapel for the Order of the Elephant and the Order of the Dannebrog. The palace was also used to house the royal family's art collection; as a result, it came to be regarded as a national monument.
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janneman (2484) 2010-02-27 3:31
The painted sky is a wonderful background for the nice colours and beautiful details of this palace.
carper (96) 2010-02-27 3:50
prachtige foto Alexander,
zeer fraaie kleuren, goede contrast erg mooie uitsnede, zeer fraai fotowerk hier. prettige dag verder.
dta (63552) 2010-02-27 3:58
Hello Aleksander ,
The architecture is wonderful , and your composition is really remarkable . Superb colors and lighting , too .
A beautiful post card from Denmark .
snunney (79973) 2010-02-27 4:07
A fine composition of this many towered palace. The warm sunlight brings out the rich tones in the brickwork to very good effect. Excellent colours and sharpness.
Jeppo (17639) 2010-02-27 4:21
I like the particular evenening light kissing this castle that creates a pleasant atmosphere.
I also visited this wonderful place (in the far 1998)
papagolf21 (83520) 2010-02-27 5:38
Bonjour, cher Alexander,
Ma passion pour l'architecture est comblée à travers cette très belle composition où la lumière vient éclairer avec bonheur l'édifice.
Excellent cadrage (il faut trouver l'endroit idéal pour réaliser une telle photographie).
Cretense (68685) 2010-02-28 4:28
One more beautiful architecture photo in your beautiful gallery! Amazing palace, great composition and framing! Perfect light management, fantastic colours and excellent definition!
wolf38 (30576) 2010-02-28 8:54
Hello Alexander. An impressive photo. Sometimes it is not easy to find the ideal location for a photograph. In this case, the search was successful. The side light is ideal. And the light is wonderful. Overall, a good shot. Regards, Wolfgang.
belido (19934) 2010-02-28 11:53
what I like here is the light. It's incredibly pleasant and natural. I know you can't get that just by clicking so I must congratulate you for this post processing. Fantastic landscape and great photo!
Gerrit (44887) 2010-02-28 13:55
Excellent composition in fine colors.
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2010-03-02 0:20
great architectural shot and the light is indeed great here...well done!
Take care, Ivana
Ricx (13495) 2010-03-02 3:13
Hi Alexander, What a great building and well photographed. I like the POV , however I may have been tempted to give it a bit more foreground.. Good colours Well done Ricx
jemaflor (81460) 2010-03-02 4:45
Well framed to give an interesting composition, nice light on this Palace, good effect with these colors.
Muse (34938) 2010-03-03 7:57
Une superbe architecture bien mise en valeur et de très belles couleurs, le tout bien cadré.
Graal (95644) 2010-03-03 23:43
Nice old architecture. Well presentation. Good shot. An interesting note also.
Have a nice day.
fanni (14377) 2010-03-28 12:14
this is a very lovely view which warms me up in the current cold of Stockholm and makes me wonder if I should re-visit Denmark in the summer...
Very well composed photo, I like its summer mood and the soft light :)
greetings from Stockholm,
macjake (53036) 2011-02-16 12:41
this is why i love europe, we dont have these buildings, these castles here in canada!
love the height variances, combined with the long angled line of bricks along the bottom.
the light is smart placed on the structure, and warm for viewing.
beautiful composition, the perfect postcard
- Copyright: Alexander Pasternak (pasternak) (15177)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-08-04
- Categories: Castles, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Sigma 18-200 f3.5-6.3, Hama HTMC PL circular M62
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-02-27 3:09