The Fortress of Carcassonne (Aude, southern France)is a unusually well preserved medieval city. Thousands of people vistit this place every day, in particular during summer. Most of them come into the city by the way of the drawbridge from which this picture is taken.
Carcassonne fortress is known since the VIth century, but has been built for its major part during the XIIIth Century. Its exceptionnal preservation is due to the fact that people have always lived in it and the city has never been abandonned (as most of other medieval places), and to the fact that it has been entirely restored by the french architect Violet le Duc during the XIXth century.
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nwoehnl (122) 2004-06-03 15:37
Your idea for a composition was very well chosen here, Loic! The diagonal chain in front, and the shadow leading from the bottom left corner towards the tower are very appeadling. Good historical note, too, thanks for sharing!
The photo has some problems with overexposure (particularly in the sky) and suffers a little from the strong contrast of shadow and light. I did a workshop for you to show you an alternate representation; I hope you like it.
rage_tm (623) 2004-10-05 5:51
I like the workshop done by nwoehnl and agree on overexposure feedback. Also noticed some hairlike dangling near the chain which i think could be fixed by clone tool.
What i liked in this shot is the mood that of going back in time where Knight were still present :) .. Also like details of chain showing its age and perspective of this shot.
Thanks for note too.
Jeppe (18654) 2005-05-04 16:52
A fine compostion and I guess a hard motif to capture - too bad with the overexposed sky - I like the mix of close objects and the line of shadows.
Thanks Loic - I place to visit.
fkk (2031) 2005-09-21 11:00
beautiful composition, good shot, clean photo...
zincir fotografi cekici yapmis güzel bir düsünce ve harika kompozisyon, tebrikler bazal...