While exploring north of my daughters place in Albertville on our tour, we came across the butterfly Museum in Faverge. The old castle had been used as an orphanage for girls. To support themselves, they raised silk worms and made silk cloth. The museum was closed but we could walk around the tower in the courtyard and view the renovations taking place. The free access to many of the areas and sights in France made the trip memorable especially since this was not the tourist season.
I felt the gray of the building and tower blended well with the snow and rock of the mountain behind them. The mountains and water of Savoie and Haute Savoie were especially beautiful this time of year.
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Angshu (56406) 2011-03-28 22:04
I am surprised at the lack of comments here. The picture is attractive, maybe lacks a bit of contrast & sharpening...but composition wise it is well done. The Museum with the amazing tower does create a fine subject against the mountaineous backdrop
batalay (36149) 2011-04-01 3:42
The scenery is out of this world, and in depicting it you have chosen a particularly vantage point. Placing the round tower of the very close to 1.00:0.618 from the left, you've chosen the golden ration. In short, it is around 2/3 (=0.667), but more precisely 0.618. (This was one of the themes of my book, "Math and the Mona Lisa," about how the artist unconsciously picks up certain salient proportions as subliminal messages from nature.) The diagonal created by the slope leads one's eye directly to that tower. This is a first rate photon, and one that I am glad my good friend from Trekearth, Angshuman Chatterjee, also appreciated.
Have a good weekend,