Marienberg fortress, Wurzburg, on the map: 49.79, 9.922, prominently above the old town and across the Maine river. It was first built on the 8th century, as a church, than continued to build as a fortress until late in the 15th century.
Picture was taken from the Alte Mainbrücke, opposite this view. My last picture on Wurzburg from the 6/2013 trip.
+0.3 exp. bias, 16:9 aspect ratio, cropped a bit from the top.
A Wikipedia page about the fortress.
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pajaran (54203) 2014-03-12 8:52
Dobar dan, popodne.
Dobar tekst o staroj tvrdjavi, lep pogled ...
Dobar snimak, ostrina i kontrast, lepo pokazana arhitektura i detalji, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo mesto i arhitektura.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
A good article on the old fortress, nice view ...
Good shot, sharpness and contrast nicely demonstrated architecture and details, beautiful colors.
Good work and composition, beautiful place and architecture.
Nice afternoon and all the best.
saxo042 (37602) 2014-03-12 9:26
This is indeed an interesting and beautiful castle. Your low POV emphasizes the impressiveness of the building, A well captured sky with these dark clouds and overall very soft and pleasant colours. There is a museum here, well worth visiting.
macjake (60048) 2014-03-12 10:45
haha...when i viewed this one I thought it was taken along the river boat trip you took...guess i was wrong.
looks like the fortress has a steep wall all around it, must have been very difficult to invade it.
and of course they had the height/leverage advantage too.
jurek1951 (42194) 2014-03-12 10:48
Excellent POV and composition.Interesting architecture of fortress.Lovely colours and light.
Interesting note.The perspective is excellent.
UlfE (14641) 2014-03-12 11:07
Looks like the bridge was the best POV for taking a photo of the castle. The photo is very crisp and even if the weather was not terribly exciting the lighting was quite attractive. I like it a lot. TFS and have a nice evening!
cornejo (34626) 2014-03-12 11:20
Hello Ike, great view of this interesting fortress on the hill, very well captured with a good pov, very good in this picture. An interesting image of an interesting place with good sharpness, good light, color and quality. Nice good job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good afternoon and happy rest of the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
carlo62 (37340) 2014-03-12 12:06
un'altra splendida immagine di questo bellissimo castello, ho visto un documentario in tv e ne sono rimasto affascinato.
photoray (13232) 2014-03-12 13:35
Fine view of Marienberg Fortress, the huge rock walls surrounding the medieval castle which appears to evolve into later architecture, and unique onion domes and conical towers.
Looks like a fine place to visit for history and culture.
Royaldevon (32681) 2014-03-12 14:53
There is some interesting information about the castle in your link.
The towers have very characteristically German tops to them. I noticed similar toppings in other German cities.
It looks as if there are vineyards or some other cultivation, right up to the castle walls, which are smooth, sloping and look very difficult to climb! I would imagine this castle was very secure! It looks pretty impregnable!
You didn't have wonderful light but you have captured the details with fine sharpness.
Thanks for sharing this,
ourania (35164) 2014-03-12 15:04
a very attractive castle, it looks in perfect condition and its surroundings are neat and delightful too. I like very much the upward point of view and the tight framing, the grey walls add depth and dynamism. The weak and moody lighting hasn't prevented you from showing well defined and lovely colours. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
kato (11630) 2014-03-12 16:18
You're capturing well this architecture by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the beautiful Marienberg fortress with elegant style and somme spires which is built above the town. It's also impressive that it's surrounded by a rich greenery. And, it harmonizes well with the leaden sky in spring.
mcmtanyel (15647) 2014-03-12 16:58
Majestic building, beautiful architecture, lush greens. all yielding a lovely photo. TFS!
pierrefonds (59426) 2014-03-12 17:24
The trees are framing well the fortress. The point of view is showing the details and the colours of the fortress. The cloudy sky is giving a good contrast to the colours. Have a nice day.
jcpix (13730) 2014-03-12 19:33
Seems like everywhere you turn there's something of interest to photograph...where to begin?? :) I get so frenzied with the overwhelming options sometimes, I just want to capture everything, and all at once! haha
A lovely and beautiful fortress, well within view as it sits boldly atop the vineyards. This viewpoint gives us a good idea of its length, and I like how it combines the opposing angles of the fortress and surrounding walls. This works well in the panorama format too, emphasizing the layout of the walls and fortification. Have a great day ahead. All the best.
emka (84305) 2014-03-12 23:25
Hello Ike, Nice view of the Wurzburg fortress. Impressive building, beautiully presented. You found a good POV on the bridge.
WArm regrads MAlgo
RhodieIke (11742) 2014-03-12 23:46
A super Pov, onto this Fortress, giving us a view of it's size and fortification against the enemy in bygone days.
Boy, to those walls look thick and sturdy, the building seems to twee for the outside walls, and I read with interest your note about it's history.
Well managed, Tfs,
snunney (88465) 2014-03-13 4:00
A fine composition of this impressive palace-castle. The changes in tone as we move up the frame result in a pleasing layering effect. I like the soft light and natural colours.
mirosu (15126) 2014-03-13 4:48
Excellent view up to the majestic castle and fort walls above the Maine river. All in very nice light and well balanced colors. I like the combination of natural green foreground and blue sky in BG.
Very well done.
jhm (142920) 2014-03-13 5:23
Germany has a lot nice places, also these place is wonderful to look at
You create a wonderful depth and perspective picture
Excellent archtecture picture too.
Wonderful composition, excellent presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Oceania (5174) 2014-03-13 7:23
The architecture is magnificent. I like the angle looking up. These green trees really make the fortress more beautiful.
adramad (39806) 2014-03-13 9:01
Splendid POV, to fully show this great fortress crowning the hill, magnificent contrast the green of the trees that surround it, with the same gray walls, varied form of towers, gives a nice touch to the edification, giving an air more palatial.
Nice color, in these natural tones.
Also both sharpness, such as lighting are great.
Well taken photo. I Like
Enjoy a nice day.
Cricri (110295) 2014-03-13 10:46
Excellent POV, j'aime tout ce vert naturel qui cadre le château, une lumière douce qui fait ressortir les détails et couleurs, belle présentation
Kamilutka (8103) 2014-03-13 14:50
Germany has a lot of nice architecture to offer and this fortress is quite impressive too. Nicely taken from good POV and prettily combined with plenty of greenery it is good quality picture.
Good colors, especially the sky came out very well considering lack of sun - well done!
Thanks for sharing
fotka (3877) 2014-03-14 6:09
Splendid castle-fortress surrounded by the walls. Cloudy sky better underline background for the castle. Very interesting architecture and well done quality of the photo.
Have a nice weekend,
marina7 (8055) 2014-03-14 10:15
Beautiful image, Ike!
So much lush greenery surrounding these ancient walls...The upward look is great even if the skies don't promise much:)
have a great weekend!
fabbs99 (16813) 2014-03-14 12:26
Nice presentation of the old beautiful Marienberg fortress.Great colors and sharpness.Keep sharimg.TFS.
nikkitta (16230) 2014-03-15 15:57
Just see the other picture and remember wondering what people were looking at
Now I understand, great place to capture the fortress and impressive towers, all surrounded by winegars and very green vegetation
Before reading the note I was sure it was a photo taken from thr Rhin
Buen fin de semana
Sonata11 (33526) 2014-03-16 14:49
Hello Ike, impressive and very beautiful composition. I like that you captured from that POV. Wonderfully executed and composed. Perfectly well done. Tfs. Have a great begining new week, Barbara
ChrisJ (102893) 2014-03-18 16:15
Missed this one. Good sharpness and a fine upward pov with a pleasant diffused light from the cloudy day. I like the angled pov on the ramparts of the fort and castle. The fg vineyards add depth and a nice repetitive element. Tfs!
mkamionka (32043) 2014-03-19 9:49
the weather was really quite bad for photography but the place is so interesting that your presentation is still great. I have been there twice but I have never had a closer look at this castle. It was really worth to zoom in to be able ta appreciate the interesting design.
Very well done,
Miguel82 (26288) 2014-03-19 12:56
Dear Ike, this is a superb castle built on a hill, a part of a vineyard is visible, good light and perfect sharpness, greetings
adores (39942) 2014-03-20 9:05
A very nice view, even on a cloudy day. The dark sky is very good here. I like the colours and the low pov. Very good atmosphere!
josepmarin (57841) 2014-03-26 11:35
this view of the fortress, from a low-angle shot, is very efficient graphically, and offers us its beautiful architecture, nicely surrounded by a green scenery.
The light is good, in spite of the cloudy day, and the colors are vivid and very pleasant at sight.
fritzi007 (8124) 2014-05-24 0:05
sehr gute Darstellung der Burg Marienburg und Information, gratuliere!
Wünsch dir ein schönes Wochenende
jmdias (58185) 2014-05-25 3:34
a nice view of this curious castle . I liked the shapes of the ramparts, so strong and with few adornments. the plantations embracing the castle is another interesting detail. nice job.
berek (42352) 2014-08-13 22:33
another beautiful picture of this beautiful castle. i love green nature too.
you took this one very good angle.
danos (89691) 2015-05-06 8:11
nice the view of Marienberg fortress,as dominating on the hill the whole area.The beautiful and dense greenery surrounding it makes the image even more effective.Good the clarity and the sharpness of the image.
Matyas (6770) 2015-05-20 1:07
Shalom Ike! Fantastic fortress. Superb defensive architecture. Fine low POV. Good exposure and capture. Good DOF. Superb natural colours. Regards!
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (61549)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-31
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-12 8:42