Castle Ortenburg in Bautzen was built on the highest hill on the River Spree. There were found the first traces of Slavic settlement on the area of Lusatia. the first fortified building of the castle was built already in the 10th century. The whole area of Lusatia was ruled alternately by: Slavs, Germans, Czechs, and Hungarians. In the 15th century the castle was rebuilt in the Gothic style by Hungarian King Matthias Corvinus. Therefore the tower visible in the picture is called Matthias Tower. In 1698 the castle was again rebuilt in Renaissance style. Today it is the seat of the local prosecutor's office, castle theater and Sorbian museum.
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emka (99901) 2014-07-21 21:12
Witaj, bardzo ładne pastelowe kolory, atrakcyjne niebo. Ciekawa architektura tego zamku.
daddo (26874) 2014-07-21 21:32
Hi Ryszard. This scene is alive with bright light and vivid colours. The clouds with their various forms seem to be competing with the castle for our attention. Lovely POV. Pozdrawiam. Klaudio.
fabbs99 (17167) 2014-07-21 21:56
Beautiful shot of the Ortenburg castle.Nice colors and sharpness.Excellent POV.TFS.
robertosalguero (288) 2014-07-21 22:09
This image is all about clouds in my opinion. I find the castle takes a second place to the interesting formations in the sky. Soft colours overall but good framing of the scene. I wonder if a black and white version with a green filter would make the image more dramatic. Thanks.
COSTANTINO (66166) 2014-07-21 22:15
Good morning dear friend
wonderful execution of this unique
composition this wonderful castle
dominates the photo built on the
highest hill on the Rover Spree
the cloudy sky is unique and creates
a particular atmosphere that
changes everybody s mood
have a nice time
jemaflor (98771) 2014-07-21 23:23
Interesting and original architecture, well framed,good pov and nice colors and contrast with this sky with clouds, tfs.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-07-22 4:30
such an unusual and almost fairy-tale looking castle this. Set against a dramatic sky its beauty and presence seem all the more compelling. Wonderful shot!
asajernigan (21427) 2014-07-22 4:45
This is a great shot of this castle placed against a dramatic sky. The upward angle of the shot works well emphasizing the height of the building and placing it against the sky. The photo has nice lighting and color as well.
dta (79050) 2014-07-22 4:55
Hello Ryszard ,
Wow ! What a fabulous sky ! The castle is splendid , too , but all the composition is outstsanding , with these so dynamic clouds .
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-07-22 6:43
The clouds in the background really made this stands out and making it more powerful. I like your pov and it has sharp details. Well done, tfs.
holmertz (54235) 2014-07-22 10:22
The castle is certainly a fine building but it faces tough competition from the clouds. They are truly magnificent and the good light helped you take a terrific photo.
lousat (92808) 2014-07-22 14:20
Hi Ryszard,truly beautiful this castle that i never seen before.A great choice of point of view to create this imposing perspective,the white of facades is perfectly exposed,spectacular sky in background too! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Nicou (144200) 2014-07-22 20:04
superbe mise en valeur de ce château merveilleux quelle prestance et vue avec ces toits ocres quelle vue et la végétation sur son éperon rocher splendide.
Bravo et amitié
jjcordier (79297) 2014-07-22 21:27
Le joli ciel en arrière-plan met en valeur ce château au style original.
Cricri (120491) 2014-07-22 23:46
Une architecture du château très particulière, plus moderne, j'aime les façades blanches et le haut de couleur, un ciel super, comme un effet 3D
abmdsudi (55116) 2014-07-23 12:35
The wonderful dramatic sky occupies most of the frame as it rightfully deserved and what a splendid colour contrast it turns out to be - it's mouth watering indeed. I love the perspective, viewpoint and the brilliant lighting with excellent sky effect. Indeed a vibrant scene and much more to savour. Very well done shot! Congrats
Graal (103028) 2014-07-24 7:43
interesujace miejsce z takim zamkiem w Saksonii. Fajne ujecie, kadr i zestaw kolorow. Mimo chmurek sporo blekitu urozmaica niebo. Bdb zdjecie i informacje.
ines8 (6120) 2014-08-05 6:07
Yours Germany shots are wonderful and charming, I like them a lot.Beautiful and perfect!
- Copyright: Ryszard Michalik (rychem) (37325)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-07-15
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR
- Exposure: f/6.4, 1/2500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-21 21:08