Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe. Even in winter, the world famous mountain park unfolds its beauty. Snow and Ice enchant the whole landscape. For me, an ideal day for shooting.
I photographed the Devil's Bridge.
"The mountain park of Kassel, the largest mountain park in Europe and a landscaped park of international standing.
The park is internationally known in Kassel particularly through the fountains, the Hercules, the castle and the lion Wilhelmshöhe castle. From 1696 began the construction of the park where the extension lasted for a period of about 150 years ago. The builders were the Landgrave and Elector of Hesse-Kassel.
The mountain park level is unique in the history of European Garden Art: Italian Baroque gardens were also on mountain slopes, in terrace form, created, but never included such a large area and French Baroque park stretched only in the plane. The present shape of the mountain parks Wilhelmshöhe, particularly in the lower range, but is not a Baroque garden, but follows the ideas of the English landscape garden.
Known is the height of mountain park today, especially because of the fountains which flow from Hercules in the park over the Cascades to the east and Castle Wilhelmshöhe, and by the lavish garden art. The castle grounds are a reflection of European art and cultural history through several epochs. Georg Dehio, the doyen of modern conservation, said of the park: "... perhaps the most grandiose of Baroque has ventured somewhere in between architecture and landscape."
Hesse has the World Heritage Centre of UNESCO made the request to include the Mountain Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Since 2009, the park is part of the European Garden Heritage Network. "(Wikipedia)
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Kielia (21533) 2012-02-10 4:15
schön, dass wir heute Nachbarn sind!
Dieser Park ist zu jeder Zeit attraktiv und dieses Mal hast Du ein wirklich märchenhaftes Bild unter äußerst schwierigen Lichtverhältnissen komponiert. Die Perspektive ist exzellent. Kompliment!
timecapturer (37200) 2012-02-10 4:36
a stunning winter shot this. The frozen waterfall is amazing but it is the light here that adds such a magical atmosphere and golden glow. A glimpse of winter's beauty and captured so superbly. Love it!
Have a great weekend - Brian.
Afsanehbagheri (3206) 2012-02-10 4:49
سلام دوست من
آسمان - درختان -وضوح - تصویر عالی و شفاف
Bluejeans (64243) 2012-02-10 5:39
Uma bela foto de inverno com a bela ponte no alto , fantástico esta queda de agua congelada , gostei muito das cores douradas das árvores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Yiannis84 (2824) 2012-02-10 5:51
What a wonderful composition of beautiful winter scenery and gorgeous place...awesome place to taking a walk around:)) very well done my friend!
Sergiom (45567) 2012-02-10 5:52
C'est comme une sculpture faite dans la glace. Le cadrage vertical donne beaucoup d'ampleur à la composition. Les couleurs sont merveilleuses .
holmertz (31380) 2012-02-10 7:27
This is an enchanting view and a very nice composition. The winter sun shines nicely on the trees to the right whereas the rest of the area is mainly shaded. The frozen waterfall has produced some beautiful "sculptures" and above it the bridge makes a very elegant curve.
prasun984 (5590) 2012-02-10 8:06
nice composition of this beautiful winter scenery with nice framing...
Great management of light, sharpness, clarity. Wonderfully executed photo.Fantastic POV and also DOF.
I like it a lot. Amazing work !!!!.
Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
batalay (33439) 2012-02-10 11:45
Your photo successfully conveys the feeling of extreme cold, the frozen waterfalls creating patterns that mimic the rock formation.
Warm regards and have a good weekend,
SnapRJW (23724) 2012-02-10 20:49
Hello Wolfgang - What a beautiful winter shot. The composition is filled with wonderful and interesting detail. The delicate curve of the bridge is pivotal I think and the whole shot works nicely around it. The light is magical and colours subtle Warm regards Rosemary
cavli (1874) 2012-02-11 1:20
breathtaken view. well framed an composed. Very good colors and light. I like the sharpness of the picture very much.
danos (78144) 2012-02-11 2:18
Good morning Wolfgang,
nice the Wintry scenery with the frozen waters of the waterfall to are an incredible sight from this vertical format scene.The white bridge connecting the two banks of the waterfall is a good optical eyes catching of the image.
Have a good weekend,Danos
bukitgolfb301 (32680) 2012-02-11 3:56
Hi my dear Wolfgang
Another great mastetpiece for nature is coming!
Great sharp color refllecting the cold morning perfectly! Sharpness and clearness are remarkable as always. Perfect framework and well considered composition! Thanks for your sharinig with finest work and have a good weekend!
Takero from Tokyo
Nard (6915) 2012-02-11 8:47
Amazing winter picture with this frozen waterfall. I like how we can fell the texture of the ice and thez contrast with the rocks. A good choic of vertical format showing the colored top of the trees.
notrap (5010) 2012-02-11 9:39
Sehr schön! Dort habe ich auch schon mal gestanden, und vor lauter Gegenlicht kein Foto machen können, aber wahrscheinlich sieht der Wasserfall jetzt sogar besser aus als zu jeder anderen Jahreszeit.
COSTANTINO (44199) 2012-02-11 22:46
another shot from a snowy winter shot
the winter is very strong this year
even in Greece,magic snowy moments
with freshness and beauty
RhodieIke (9247) 2012-02-14 1:40
Hi Wolfgang, Super winter scene you have captured so well, looks cold, love all the frozen waterfall,great Pov, and note, well managed, Cheers Iain.
Sonata11 (31253) 2012-03-22 20:41
What a lovely shot of nature in winter scenery and amazingly beautiful landscaping. Beautiful colors, sharpness, fantastic POV, Perfectly well done. Like it.
All the best,