Castel-Meur, the famous house between the rocks near the village of Plougrescant in Brittany, not far from the Coast of Pink Granite. Built in 1861 and still belonging to the descendants of the first owner/builder. I must say it takes some time to find it as it is really in the middle of nowhere but then one is rewarded with truly a very curious sight...
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npecanhuk (76885) 2009-02-14 1:18
Truly interesting and beautiful photograph!
The vertical format was the best choice, because with the low viewpoint you could compose this image so perfectly, with many elements that were essential for the best results!
Sharpness and exposure are excellent too! What a place! What a view!
What a wonderful picture!
TFS - Congratulations!
robertosalguero (288) 2009-02-14 1:19
What a dramatic and interesting setting for this house. I like this scene very much because is clear and sharp. The colours also make natural. You framed this scene well creating a good combination of layers from fore to background. Thanks :-)
jurek1951 (42196) 2009-02-14 1:21
Nice presentation of another angle of this beautiful architecture of this building , good perpective and details, beautiful colors and very well taken and done.
JanD (0) 2009-02-14 1:21
Amazing rocks. Wonderful house. Excellent idea and very sophisticated architecture. Nice landscape.
BennyV (19673) 2009-02-14 1:24
Never seen this house before, what a sight! It reminds me of a René Magritte painting! Excellent picture, with great, natural colours and intelligent composition. I love it.
baladine (1201) 2009-02-14 1:28
very beautiful colours. The blue and green are fabulous. Good POV too.
leo61 (0) 2009-02-14 1:29
Great shot of this famous house.At this wonderful I had wonderful vacations twice.
Excellent composition with this nice foreground and perfect sharpness overall.The bright colors are very nice,too.
Buin (42502) 2009-02-14 1:37
I often have seen this motif - but never in this skillful and beautiful way. Including the foreground here creates a wonderful depth, adds some colours and show this uncommon building in its surroundings. A truly worth-seeing photo!
Greetings from Germany - and have a nicde weekend!
aadilj (18102) 2009-02-14 1:40
Hi Alexander, this is fresh and very crisp. I like the composition and the way you have composed this lovely scene. Its beautiful and well captured
snunney (104679) 2009-02-14 2:04
A lovely sharp and clear image to complement a fine composition. The point of view is well chosen to allow the curving shoreline to act a s a lead line drawing the viewer into the scene towards the delightful little house. Excellent natural colours and superb sharpness throughout. Very well done, thanks for sharing.
dta (81060) 2009-02-14 2:07
Hello Alexander ,
An original POV for this very famous place . Nice diagonals an excellent clarity . A good choice of the vertical format , to provide more depth to the picture .
ricochet (9696) 2009-02-14 2:17
Une superbe composition avec une belle utilisation de la cote pour donner de la profondeur à l'ensemble, une excellente saturation et j'adore cette petite maison coincée entre les rochers, bravo à toi c'est une belle réussite!
besnard (57102) 2009-02-14 2:41
Un très joli cliché avec cette petite maison bien à l'abri, encastrée dans les rochers. La bonne luminosité rend cette photo très agréable à regarder.
Merci pour le partage et bon week-end.
OLF (4017) 2009-02-14 2:48
You find an interresting pov with good use of different plan (grass, sand, water) in foreground to present the house between the rock. Very good colors in every plan, the excellent blue sky give a good background.
Very well done.
bostankorkulugu (42480) 2009-02-14 2:50
what an amazing seting for a house and you present it in such a good way alexander... good job indeed...
Kielia (24077) 2009-02-14 2:54
you are adding a very beautiful capture of this famous house to the already existing gallery here! A wonderful atmosphere of Brittany with a great light and strong colors. One can almost feel the wind! Congratulation!
asajernigan (21427) 2009-02-14 4:06
This is a great shot with excellent composition and POV. The grass in the foreground provides nice depth for the shot. The lighting and colors are great with excellent sharpness and detail. You created nice diagonals with the shoreline and water.
feather (51130) 2009-02-14 5:52
I had never heard of this before. It is an amazing sight and it reminds me of the children's hymn The Wise Man Built his House upon the Rock. It is an excellent composition using the curving shore and the grasses in the foreground, giving added depth.
Cretense (68703) 2009-02-14 6:03
Fantastic landscape, excellent nature photography! Great choice of the vertical framing, very well "studied" composition, with tho strong focal points and excellent depth of field. Flawless light managment, brilliant colours, amazing definition! Congratulations!
kingurek (724) 2009-02-14 6:59
I haven't heard about this interesting place so thanks very much for sharing this incredible and unique sight. I like colours of your photo. It is so vivid and full of warm... Beautiful composition with so many details. I like it very much.
mortijo (12828) 2009-02-14 8:07
Beautiful photograph. Sharpenes, exposures and colors are excellent.
Philippe (11836) 2009-02-14 8:31
Hi, Alexander. It's not the first time I've seen that house on TE, but I must admit I find your framing original. You have the good idea to include grass in the foreground and use the stones on the right to point towards the main subject. There are good contrasts and the house and rocks stand well out against the sky.
Have a nice weekend,
jonathan_hart (21276) 2009-02-14 8:38
very bright photo, well captured, interesting POV to show this famous house
gilou530 (34) 2009-02-14 10:04
une vue de cette magnifique maison sous un angle différent de la mienne mais avec beaucoup de couleur saturée surtout le vert, trés belle lumiére du jour et tu as bien profité
bosskokoss (2272) 2009-02-14 10:12
Witaj Olku. Bardzo ładna fotka, ciekawe, optymistyczne kolory
świetna ostrość. Bardzo ładna kompozycja, ogólnie bardzo pozytywnie. Pozdrawiam Piotr.
sacavem (18620) 2009-02-14 15:32
Very nice landscape shot. The colors are brilliant with excellent clarity and sharpness.
Best Regards, and have a nice weekend,
MarcT (20964) 2009-02-15 2:23
Prachtige kleuren, heerlijke spot, mooi Licht.
CLODO (35352) 2009-02-15 5:24
Very interesting spot of French Britany well found (!) and taken with the front giving the depth of the landscape.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2009-02-15 5:27
Wonderfull picture on this wonderfull place. All is very well done here. The cropping, the sharpness, the light and the colors. Very professional work
cherryripe (21033) 2009-02-15 11:48
The sharpness is fantastic here and the scenery with this cute house squeezed in between the rocks is so cute. The composition is perfect too the way the eye is drawn first to the interesting seascape in the foreground then to the original scene behind.
zmey (7335) 2009-02-16 7:41
a tad cluttered, yet visually very pleasing shot. the house sure is peculiar: well protected from at least two (probably three...) sides.
PixelTerror (0) 2009-02-16 22:01
Ah it's been a while I have last seen this house on TE, nice sunny image with good coastal foreground, hope you didn't get in trouble as the owners are said to be a bit upset by the visiting masses ;-)
Have a nice day JY
Pitoncle (3745) 2009-02-17 12:06
Une vue très classique, maintes fois reproduite et toujours différente comme ta publication baignée d'une superbe lumière qui fait resplendir les couleurs.
A bientôt sur TE pour de nouvelles aventures.
macondo (19780) 2009-02-25 2:14
What a place to build a house! Your photo of it is absolutely marvellous. First, I think you have cropped it as well as possible, given the elements of the picture. Second, the foreground shoreline is magnificently captured and makes a beautiful curving diagonal. I visited this coast in June 07, but missed this place. I certainly wouldn't have had such a nice day anyway, as it rained all the time.
Great shot; just makes me want to visit Brittany again.
Gerrit (52123) 2009-05-27 0:39
well composed view with the elements well balnced.
Good colors and fine landscape.
delkoo (68) 2009-10-24 13:50
Your photo has a pretty well chosen pov and an elaborated composition that helped to enhance the interest of the place, with also excellent exposure and sharpness!
ericfarge (914) 2009-11-01 3:37
Excellent composition in this photo. I like the way you include the coast. I don't if a square format cutting the empty sky will have been better.
Cricri (123700) 2009-11-02 9:04
Vraiment une très belle présentation, une belle recherche dans le cadrage, la vue superbe de la maison entre les rochers, la lumière et des couleurs splendide
testmaniac (13508) 2009-11-19 23:27
Hello Alexander, no dobut great place and good photo!
The composition and colors are great!
I think you have a lose of details.. may be over sharped or not good compression. Think about it.
TFS and regards,
- Copyright: Alexander Pasternak (pasternak) (15185)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-06-25
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Sigma 18-200 f3.5-6.3, Hama HTMC PL circular M62
- Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Eric's Favs [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-02-14 1:16