I've had not very nice weather at this time we were there. In meantime was a little raining. That the sky is so white.
Carcassonne was struck from the roster of official fortifications under Napoleon and the Restoration, and the fortified cité of Carcassonne fell into such disrepair that the French government decided that it should be demolished. A decree to that effect that was made official in 1849 caused an uproar. The antiquary and mayor of Carcassonne, Jean-Pierre Cros-Mayrevieille, and the writer Prosper Mérimée, the first inspector of ancient monuments, led a campaign to preserve the fortress as a historical monument. Later in the year the architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, already at work restoring the Basilica of Saint-Nazaire, was commissioned to renovate the place.
In 1853, works began with the west and southwest walling, followed by the towers of the porte Narbonnaise and the principal entrance to the cité. The fortifications were consolidated here and there, but the chief attention was paid to restoring the roofing of the towers and the ramparts, where Viollet-le-Duc ordered the destruction of structures that had encroached against the walls, some of them of considerable age. Viollet-le-Duc left copious notes and drawings at his death in 1879, when his pupil Paul Boeswillwald, and later the architect Nodet continued the rehabilitation of Carcassonne.
Fortress of Carcassonne
The restoration was strongly criticized during Viollet-le-Duc's lifetime. Fresh from work in the north of France, he made the error of using slates and restoring the roofs as pointed cones, where local practice was traditionally of tile roofing and low slopes, in a snow-free environment. Yet, overall, Viollet-le-Duc's achievement at Carcassonne is agreed to be a work of genius, though not of strictest authenticity.
Fortification consists of a double ring of ramparts and 53 towers.
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mirosu (5507) 2012-10-12 18:00
Excellent perspective. I like the composition with the wall crossing almost diagonally the frame. very good viewpoint. Nicely done. Have a great weekend.
delpeoples (44888) 2012-10-12 18:14
These famous walls are very beautiful in any type of weather, but I feel sorry for you with these overcast conditions. Of course the sun normally lights up the stonework, but here I think you did really well in the overcast conditions. Excelletn POV, good sharpness and saturation. The textural details are also very beautiful, well done.
ciakgiak (30329) 2012-10-12 23:43
Malgrado una non facile condizione di luce hai tirato fuori una gran bella foto, con un soggetto splendido, un ottimo POV e dettagli eccellenti.
Un caro saluto
gildasjan (38160) 2012-10-13 1:24
Une très bonne perspective sur les murs de cette forteresse de Carcassonne.Il est juste un peu dommage que ce ciel soit si blanc.
Bluejeans (64211) 2012-10-13 2:49
Ola Barbara ,
Boa diagonal com esta muralha , são lindas estas torres redondas , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
tedesse (22053) 2012-10-13 7:54
Doskonaly POV i kompozycja pokazujaca masywnosc twierdzy Carcassonne. Ladny kadr, doskonala ostrosc, ladne kolory, imponujaca notka.
jlbrthnn (79773) 2012-10-13 10:12
Despite the inclement weather, you got a picture very descriptive, the ramparts of Carcassonne. A good framing and many details. Bravo.
Have a nice day
carlo62 (12434) 2012-10-13 14:26
la luce non era bellissima, ma le mura di Carcassonne sono splendide ugualmente.
aliabazari (10105) 2012-10-13 18:14
The castle is very beautiful and impressive. Perspective is very powerful and has a very good exposure and sharpness.
Thanks for registering image
baddori (18984) 2012-10-13 23:14
Imponenti come l'illustre nome.
Un cielo bianco da "secchiello" ed una lungo prospettiva.
Silvio1953 (97953) 2012-10-14 0:51
Ciao Barbara, great perspective on fantastic castle, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
macjake (39207) 2012-10-14 1:16
I was surprised just how large this castle and its walls are when i opened up the photo! It was an eye opener.
as you mentioned, I think the photo turned out well despite the poor weather conditions.
nothing to be ashamed about there.
In fact, i think it made the purply blue color turn out even more noticealbe, so perhaps it worked out in your favor anyways :)
excellent POV to highlight the length and size.
mkamionka (24455) 2012-10-14 2:28
pogoda Ci troche nie dopisala ale miejsce robi tak ogromne wrazenie ze nawet przy tej pogodzie zdjecie jest super. Te wiezyczki sa super urocze i swiadomosc ile ich jest jest niesamowita. Ladny fragment muru wybralas do pokazania z kilkoma roznymi rodzajami wiez. Ciekawa atmosfera, w zasadzie to szare niebo dodaje zamkowi charakteru upiornego zamczyska.
Piekne miejsce i bardzo atrakcyjna prezentacja,
Didi (48872) 2012-10-15 13:01
It's a bad chance to come in this sunny area without sun.
Of course the highlights of the sky has influenced your sensor for an under exposure and you tried to correct by giving more lights.
The solution is to use a gray grad filter while taking the picture. I have done a WS
jmdias (45762) 2012-11-14 0:40
excellent framing cathing well the beautiful shapes of this castle. even the white sky wasn't so bad because there is a good contrast with the golden of the walls. TFS.
- Copyright: Barbara Stec (Sonata11) (28209)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-01
- Categories: Castles, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T2i, Tamron 18-270 F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-12 16:12