Nicolas Fouquet (1615-1680) conceived the château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, as Superintendent of Finances for Louis XIV (1638-1715) and patron of the arts. The construction of the edifice began in 1656 and was accomplished finally in 1661. Fouquet employed three artistic geniuses and 18,000 men to work in collaboration for the first time on the Baroque château and gardens of Vaux-Le-Vicomte situated 55 km SE of Paris in Melun.
This is the first photo of a series of a dozen images from Vaux-le-Vicomte, the largest private property in France, I hope to present the architecture and its beauty along with a minimum of stories of a man who undertook the creation of this most extraordinary edifice in 17th century France.
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dale54 (6551) 2012-01-30 7:52
nobu hey,very well done pic,like this after effects.very good note too! tfs! dr
dta (65010) 2012-01-30 8:08
Hello Nobu ,
The angle of view and the dramatic sky provide a strong atmosphere to this superb castle . The composition is excellent , too , with the statue in the FG .
jlbrthnn (79703) 2012-01-30 8:19
You choose the significant buildings, the history of France, as the castle and its owner and builder. The view is interesting and spectacular. The colors of the facade and sky are superb. The quality of the production is good. Bravo.
Have a nice day.
SnapRJW (30687) 2012-01-30 8:25
Hello Nobu - An excellent sky is the perfect backdrop for this attractive building. The POV with the statue nicely placed in the FG works well. One from your archives I see - I look forward to seeing more from the series. Warm regards Rosemary
PaulVDV (21661) 2012-01-30 8:37
The castle is taken from a good angle with a nice inclusion of the statue and the flowers on the foreground.
The overcast sky also shows a clear part that seems to originate from right behind the castle. This gives even more attention to it.
Best regards, Paul
lousat (75063) 2012-01-30 8:46
Une choix de la prise de vue geniale pour creer cette magnifique composition,les lumieres et le ciel ont aidee' toi a completer le cadre,couleurs et details super.Mes compliments et belle soiree',Luciano
brianmcc (6099) 2012-01-30 10:02
hi nobu,the colour tones in your picture are fantastic, very rich and textured. the light on the chateau is superb, and really makes the building stand out. the closeness of the statue in the foreground creates a great perspective. there is also incredible drama in the picture, a combination of your viewpoint, the colours, light and shade, and of course the wonderful sky and clouds.
mauro61 (52623) 2012-01-30 11:04
la scelta di antichizzare l'immagine con questa leggera grana la riporta indietro nel tempo conferendole una piacevole qualità.
Buoni i colori, ben saturi.
prasun984 (5590) 2012-01-30 11:12
very nice architecture shot you have captured in a cloudy weather...nice play of warm light over the yellow tone architecture...the FG textured statue on the pillar add a dynamism in this image...
nice POV...good light management with nice color contrast & sharpness...
Bluejeans (64247) 2012-01-30 11:13
Ola Nobu ,
Bonita esta tua foto com este palácio de fundo , bom primeiro plano com esta estátua , boas cores e luz , bom trabalho de scan , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-01-30 13:19
Again an interesting note about this image makes it more interesting. You have presented this beautiful castle in a very nice angle where one can see the whole front facade with all the details and the surrounding area. The statue is very nicely placed in the foreground with the backdrop of the sky. I like the natural colors, textures and lighting. This is the image that is worth seeing many times. Thanks for sharing.
With warm regards,
divail (8322) 2012-01-30 17:49
Le château est bien mis en valeur par la superbe lumière et les nuages qui semblent l'encadrer. J'aurais aimé me rendre à cet endroit l'été dernier mais le temps a manqué. J'ai bien hâte de découvrir votre série.
sabermonajati (9181) 2012-01-30 21:12
excellent composition you captured.
this landscape is nice.
gildasjan (41412) 2012-01-31 4:10
Les parties claires de ce ciel derrière cette belle pièce d'architecture donnent beaucoup de caractère à cette image.Très beau rendu chaud de la façade de ce château de Vaux-le-Vicomte.
cargus (8094) 2012-01-31 22:20
The castle is well presented, interesting vision in excelent color,contrast and brightness, a successful picture.
danos (85221) 2012-02-01 1:01
nice the panoramic view of the Vaux-le-Vicomte's château,with the statue on the right to completes perfect the whole image.I like the dramatic atmosphere with the blue of the sky to contrast perfect with the paint colour of its facade.
sacimar (25975) 2012-02-01 7:05
this building is impressive, I haven't seen it before, I like the dome in the center, good composition with the statue on the right side, good light management despite the cloudy day, well seen,
ikeharel (55368) 2012-02-01 8:25
The impressive château seem to rise through the mist, as sides of the image are darker that it's center.
Fine view on the facade from lower POV that adds to it's magnitude.
The statue on right gave extra depth on picture.
Angshu (55295) 2012-02-02 1:14
Hello dear Nobu-san
To begin with I didn't even know of this place. Your picture is fascinating & if I may dare say, one of the best in terms of quality & compostion. The play of the wide lens is delightful here...the subtle falling lines, the radial clouds in the sky. The contrast between the dark sky & the cream tone of the chateau is beautiful, but for me the tour-de resistance has to be the statue on the right!
Best Regards Nobu-san & have a good Thursday
sacavem (18610) 2012-02-02 9:35
Very nicely captured and composed shot from a very good POV.Nice picture, beautiful place.Just exactly what we may think of the French castles.
kordinator (15797) 2012-02-02 12:12
Fantastic angle of view on the castle.
I like dramatic atmosphere with this cloudy sky.
Nice colorful image.
chanteuse (210) 2012-02-19 7:28
I am finally catching up to the beginning of this series, Nobu - I adore the way the sky frames the chateau and the slight angling of the view makes it seem even more imposing. That marvelous warm ochre tone has even more impact when set amid the darker shades. Bravo, a wonderful capture which goes way beyond the usual "here is a chateau" approach!
- Copyright: Nobu Nobudy (nobuikehonda) (3848)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-00-00
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Leica M6, GR21mm/f3,5, 35mm negative, No Filter
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-01-30 7:27
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