Happy Bastille Day
Castle of Amboise and ducks, crummy scan, I willl add one with better reflections to workshop. Taken shortly before sunset. Unfortunately as I was squatting to take these photos, my expensive Maui Jim sunglasses fell out of my pocket and I could not find them again. So if you go there and find them, please send them to me.
cut & paste info:
In the Middle Ages, Amboise was in a strategic position looking over one of the few bridges that allowed people to cross the Loire. The Counts of Anjou owned a keep that was confiscated by Charles VII in 1434 after an attempted coup. The chateau then became Crown property.
The Valois and Bourbons honored Amboise with their presence until the Revolution. In 1821, the chateau was passed on to Louis-Philippe by his mother, and remained part of the heritage of the Maison de France.
Amboise chateau now belongs to the Fondation Saint-Louis, which is run by the Count of Paris, who ensures the conservation of this historic building.
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devimeuxbe (58557) 2006-07-14 15:04
Quel cadre magnifique pour photigraphier des canards. C'est sûr que cette image est parfaitement composée, lumineuse et bien nette.
Bravo, c'est splendide.
MIMACSKA (291) 2006-07-14 15:12
First i came to this pic. becouse i like it very much, and after i saw it is yours! :-)
Amazing details, bravo!
You are very good!
pasternak (15183) 2006-07-14 15:19
Very good image, Tan, the ducks really add life to your great composition, although I must confess I prefer workshop version, I'm a reflection lover, you see... Very dynamic shot with the perspective of the bridge, and a great light.
alvaraalto (6499) 2006-07-14 16:56
Beautiful mixture of an interesting foreground and interesting background. Maybe the bridge is also a bridge between these two different worlds.
peter1892 (1681) 2006-07-14 16:58
Hi Tan - certainly an appropriate posting for today! Nice viewpoint & the ducks do add a sense of life, though if I was to choose it would be the workshop version, I like the reflection in it.
Gerrit (51906) 2006-07-14 17:50
good decision not to take the Loire but this pool as a FG. I like the light and the colours here. Good POV and composition.
PJE (20758) 2006-07-14 19:35
So Alvin I am wondering why you are shooting with a film camera when you took your latest Nikon to France with you? Its not hard to see its a scanned photo. But I must say its a nice one at that. The frame is broken up nicely into thirds and I see that Mallards are global ducks! TFS!
rafelito (3648) 2006-07-14 20:15
hi Tan, I like this shot, wonderful composition and many details.Many regards, Rafael
Cormac (26563) 2006-07-14 21:11
Well, I was just in Amboise a few weeks ago, but I didn't see you glasses, or this scene. Great eye to spot this from across the river, and to include the bridge and of course the ducks. This is so well framed and balanced that it makes the castle appear to be almost an organic element, naturally rising out of the river. Great work!
ChrisJ (109532) 2006-07-14 23:49
Good sharpness, color & pov, with an excellent & informative note. Tfs!
jjcordier (79295) 2006-07-15 1:51
Un point de vue original et très bien vu pour ce célèbre chateau. Peut être un tout petit peu trop d'accentuation...ou une qualité seulement moyenne du scan?
delkoo (68) 2006-07-15 5:02
jolie composition le couple canard chateau fonctionne bien et la note fort interessante.
carper (96) 2006-07-15 12:33
the shot is nice Tan
the point of view is well choosen, the balance is nice, maybe a little crop from the left side for making the shot higher, but thats personal, very good job.
Deepforest (9260) 2006-07-15 17:24
Fantastic composition and very original view of castle. I like here especially the ducks - mallards in the foreground, because birdwatching is my passion!
Good colours,light and sharpness, an excellent note.
bakes888 (18499) 2006-07-16 1:39
Hi Tan. I have a sneaky feeling you can kiss those sunglasses goodbye. Great image though. I love the POV, something wild set against something ancient. Thanks for sharing.
john_c (24666) 2006-07-16 12:47
Well composed with the foreground ducks and water a perfect lead-in. I like the way the bridge angles into the frame and helps separate the scenes, with the castle and other buildings beyond. Good sharpness and exposure level. Its a close call with the WS, as the reflection is better indeed, but I think you made the right choice. Well captured.
Stepan (27210) 2006-07-17 17:36
Thanks for that national day dedication !!! A good pov with unexpected ducks to create some originality about that place. Well composed.
VeeJayCee (2410) 2006-12-18 16:59
Hi Tan. I think I prefer this posted image for composition. The ducks add to it, providing foreground interest. It is a little oversharpened though and your workshop image is better in that respect but colours are good in both.
batalay (37851) 2007-04-15 8:19
In the random order that you have arranged your Intro page, this remarkable photo came up. I have always wanted to see Amboise where Leonardo died. King Francois I. had become an ardent patron and had given him a chateau in Cloux, near his own castle. On May 2, 1519 Leonardo passed away, according to some scholars, attended by the King himself. I am happy to adopt this among my favorites, and indeed in giving lectures around the world, I will show this image in my PowerPoint presentations -- If it is alright with you.
- Copyright: Tan Yilmaz (capthaddock) (28790)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-10-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Minolta 404si, 28-80mm, Fuji Superia Reala, Circular Polariser
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2006-07-14 14:58
- Favorites: 1 [view]