As the setting of countless Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales, the Black Forest happily plays up to its image as a land of cuckoo clocks, hefty half-timbered farmhouses and hill upon hill of dark evergreen forest.
But even brief exploration soon reveals more of the character of a region that’s part of the state of Baden-Württemberg but was shaped as much by its history as a long-disputed borderland between Germany, France and Switzerland – and where something of each is in evidence.
The photo shows a view down to village of Bechtersbohl from Medieval Castle Ruins at Küssaberg. Not a very typical Black Forest architecture, but it is also a part of Black Forest which is not very often captured by visitor’s cameras.
The Municipality of Küssaberg is located at the southernmost edge of the Black Forest, near the Swiss border.
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Apurba20 (984) 2014-05-30 2:08
That is a nice charming view of the houses with roofs of unique colors and designs and with greenery complementing the scenery in every way.
Loved the POV.
Have a great day!
snunney (78789) 2014-05-30 2:10
A very interesting set of roofs we have here, of all shapes, sizes and colours. The contrasting greenery makes an excellent frame. Good technical quality.
shreya2000 (775) 2014-05-30 3:59
A lot of colour can be seen in you pic. Nice one.
Look to be quite peaceful village life. Lush green atmosphere.
Thanks for sharing.
Noel_Byrne (20085) 2014-05-30 4:22
This downwards view is really nicely captured, and it's a beautiful town. When you speak of so many influences playing part in forming this place, it helps explain the beautiful buildings. They look postcard perfect. Another great addition to your series.
kato (11630) 2014-05-30 5:39
You're capturing well this village of the Black Forest by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting nd impressive to see the colony of lovely house as fairy tales as you note. It's also tasteful for red tiled roof. And, it harmonizes well the surrounding lush green nature.
Nicou (115280) 2014-05-30 5:53
Grandisoe compoe t vue quel graphsime de toits et iamge sueprbe quelle compoet vue avec le clocher vert au milei la belle verdure sueprbe ensemble et compo.
Bravo et amitié
bona (12193) 2014-05-30 6:22
first, thanks for the black forest name explanation.
I love the details of this village. I think I could live in a plce like that. I like mountains, green and calm places like that. The village really made me remember a Grimm Brothers' tale.
Nice colors and point of view from above, like a witch flying on a broom in search of little kids :)
mkamionka (29153) 2014-05-30 7:32
lovely composition with the houses of the village crossing the frame diagonally. They seem to be all in a similar style. Well done processing to emphasize their details.
fabbs99 (15675) 2014-05-30 12:29
Great shot of the houses.Nice colors and sharpness.Excellent POV.TFS.
jcpix (11040) 2014-05-30 19:57
Once more, something a bit out of the ordinary...I like it! :) Although a traditional style from the region, this vantage point and composition leaves something to the imagination in regards to locale. Without a title or description, one could assume a multitude of locations...which in its commonality actually creates more of a thoughtful regard. Vibrant greens filling much of the frame with the rustic rooftops and fuchsia colored tree just off center make for a wonderful mix of colors and element. Beautifully arranged from corner to corner. Enjoy the weekend. Take it easy.
ikeharel (51473) 2014-06-01 0:38
Good morning Miro,
View from a higher point over the beautiful village, brought a great mix of colors on the scene. The place envelopes in green surrounding, lavish vegetation everywhere you look.
Beautiful example of Black-Forest arae.
Have a nice sunday,
jmdias (51959) 2014-06-01 14:37
this high angle let us to see many details of architecture and the daily life of this people in this area. nice contrast between the red roofs and the greens around.
abmdsudi (38822) 2014-06-01 22:19
An idyllic rural scene and the sense of isolation well depicted within the lush green surroundings, I think we can easily live longer here! such a tranquil cute village. Your viewpoint and focus reveal the gorgeous colours, clarity and light to the optimum with lovely play of shades which all together lend so much liveliness. Extremely a peaceful spectacle skillfully captured, and you did your best here! Congrats
fotka (3181) 2014-06-10 6:36
Great shot of small village from the surrounding hill. Mix of the shingle colors made this photo very attractive. Great quality, well done!
ourania (25508) 2014-06-25 8:31
a lovely and interesting view of the characteristic village from above, a very pleasing full frame. I like very much the strong diagonal layout and the many shorter diagonals of the roofs, that create a vibrant rhythm. A very effective composition with various degrees of depth and excellent sharpness on all the textures and details included. The colours are bright and attractive. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
adores (33924) 2014-07-01 17:12
Seems a very nice village, seen from a very good pov. I like to see the houses with the same style and colours are very good, it's nice to see some trees in bloom among them.
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (12284)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-27
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D600, Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED AF VR
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-30 1:48