Gutenfels castle above Kaub along the river Rhine.
Built in 1220, 110m high above the town and river, nowadays it’s a boutique-hotel.
Source from Wikipedia.
Picture was taken from a boat during a cruise on the river.
Location along the Rhine: 50.0875, 7.7657
Previously posted picture from Kaub.
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Oceania (3836) 2014-02-20 8:25
Vineyard in Germany? If people do not see this beautiful picture, they never think it's the case. In my thinking, wine making vineyards are in dry and hot places. Maybe, Germany produces different kind of wine. The setting is extremely beautiful there. I enjoy it totally.
Have a nice weekend!
Miguel82 (16568) 2014-02-20 8:57
High quality picture Ike, bravo, a superb scenery of Rhine river, vineyards on the hill, fluvial boats and a brillant architecture with roofs made with slate, thanks, all the best, have a good afternoon
COSTANTINO (46512) 2014-02-20 9:34
amazing capture of this town with those
big traditional houses and the castle
on the top of the mountain dominating
all this district high quality photo
nice pov looking at this shot
carefully everybody can travel by his
imagination to this place
have a nice new day
cornejo (24633) 2014-02-20 10:31
Hello Ike, excellent photography of this beautiful and interesting interesting postcard village on the bank of the river and the castle on the hill surrounded by vines, beautifully captured in this interesting well framed image with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Very good job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
photoray (7952) 2014-02-20 10:41
Fine Kaub scene with the historical buildings lining the Rhein, the steep vineyards, then the medieval Gutenfels Schloss on top.
Would love to stay in the castle some day,
jurek1951 (38974) 2014-02-20 10:44
great view, the composition is very spectacular, the architectural details are splendid,
mcmtanyel (7335) 2014-02-20 11:06
It is good to view this outstanding structure without competition for attention from Castle Pfalz. A very enjoyable postcard from Kaub, TFS!
photographer_sg (873) 2014-02-20 11:16
fantastic view of the castle on the green hills. Lovely colour and fine details. Wonderful foreground provided by the row of houses by the river bank. Thanks for sharing and have a great new day.
ourania (21482) 2014-02-20 11:35
a very beautiful and interesting view. I like very much how layers of interest built a composition that climaxes at the impressive castle standing against the sky. There's superb clarity in your photo and an amazing 3D effect. Each element is portrayed faithfully, the rendering of colours is great. I love the green area and the patterns of the vineyards. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
pierrefonds (52606) 2014-02-20 12:25
The distance between the town and the castle is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the détails, the colours of the buildings and of the castle. I like the contrast between the colours of the picture. Have a nice day.
Gigidusud (11667) 2014-02-20 12:48
Very nice view of the city overcome these terraced vineyards. Magnificent this castle that dominates the scene. Beautiful picture,I like it!
Best regards and thanks again.
carlo62 (22375) 2014-02-20 13:04
bellissima panoramica, il fiume e la città corrono orizzontali come a sottolineare il castello e i bei terreni coltivati.
Uno scatto molto bello, ben studiato e ben realizzato.
PS quello che sembra un gabbiano nero, è un uccello finto che fa parte di una scultura carnevalesca che avevo postato in precedenza. Grazie
npecanhuk (58246) 2014-02-20 15:40
Very beautiful picture!
Special regards to the chosen pov, composition, soft light & colors!
TFS - congrats,
fabbs99 (13515) 2014-02-20 19:18
Nice shot of the Gutenfels Castle with good lighting and sharpness.Very well done,TFS.
jcpix (8362) 2014-02-20 19:57
This certainly takes on a new life without the other castle in the foreground, concentrating solely on the hillside castle and small town with this shot. A picture postcard view, and I mean that in the most complimentary fashion. I know some people think that terminology is demeaning, but this is truly a beautiful and well frame image. The vibrant green vineyards and soft blue sky is a lovely combination of color, exposed properly to enhance their values. With views like this, I would hope the cruise never came to an end! :) Have a great day. Take care.
kato (10593) 2014-02-20 21:52
You're capturing well this landscape by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the tasteful spectacle along the calm river Rhine. It looks like a good harmony between a row of lovely buildings along the river, terace field as vineyard and old castle on top. And, the greenery draws out a gentleness in the whole.
emka (67325) 2014-02-20 23:41
Nice view from the Rhine trip. beautiful composition with the vineyards on the hill, the castle dominating the area and nice houses. Superb shot.
WArm regrads MAlgo
krzychu30 (14398) 2014-02-21 1:08
the topography of this region is fabulous.
Steep,green slopes,the castles and towns along the river makes it really picturesuqe place to discover.
The cruise provided you with magnificent view of the place with whole its architecturala dn natural beauty.
I like also these vivid and well saturated colors(especially green shades are delightful!)
Wish You a nice weekend
Kamilutka (5725) 2014-02-21 1:50
this is truly wonderful view, well done for finding this place and capturing it so lovely. The castle on the top of the hill seems to dominate composition but then one notices other lovely elements. The town on the shore is very photogenic and the lighter colors of the building add some contrast to the dark green hill.
The hill itself gains a lot from the fields marked on it and giving it very interesting structure.
Very nicely executed picture with natural colors, well chosen POV and good sharpness.
Thanks for sharing!
jhm (130662) 2014-02-21 1:59
Your picture is very well, with a very high quality value taken.
Splendid panoramic view with a wonderful sight on the slope of the mountain and the castle high above the horizon.
Excellent captured, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
delpeoples (50271) 2014-02-21 2:29
Ciao caro Ike
I think I have seen your other photos of this beautiful place, but prefer this POV. The view is quite breath-taking, encompassing water, green terraced gardens and the wonderful old architecture of the town and church. A picture-prefect scene, very lovely.
Warmest wishes and happy weekend
snunney (75104) 2014-02-21 4:35
The point of view is ideal, encompassing the river boat, the village, the vineyard and all dominating castle. The image is evenly lit and has pleasant colours and excellence sharpness. A river cruise is indeed a splendid way to see the delights of the Rhineland.
pajaran (44372) 2014-02-21 5:43
Dobar dan, popodne.
Lep pogled ...
Dobar snimak, ostrina i kontrast, lepo pokazano mesto i arhitektura, lepe boje.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
Nice view ...
Good shot, sharpness and contrast, nice place and demonstrated architecture, beautiful colors.
Nice afternoon and all the best for the weekend, good luck.
Subhogen (3216) 2014-02-21 5:51
Fantastic view of the vineyards on the slope of these green hills. The castle at the top looks to be dominating the town beneath. Good composition to include a small strip of the river at the bottom it has divided the frame well into scenic layers. Love the natural colours and superb clarity of the image. Thanks for sharing.
batalay (33891) 2014-02-21 6:24
The scene is highly evocative of the Italian landscape. You had an extraordinary vantage point from the river boat. Have a good weekend,
jemaflor (76624) 2014-02-21 7:18
Beautiful composition and good choice for this pov. Good effect with vineyard and castle, perfect sahrpness for al the photo and these houses, tfs.
nikkitta (10462) 2014-02-21 8:00
Like the names of these places ( not understand the meaning)
Good capture in layers to best appreciated the river, houses and vinegards cultivated in a kind of terraces (like white wine)
What a place to stay is the so old castle on top od the image
Very well done
Buen fin de semana
ChrisJ (92128) 2014-02-21 8:06
Amazing repetition of both the verdant bg vineyards and the fg village of multistory dwellings and buildings. Good sharpness and the fg river Rhine acts as a nice frame. The ruined hilltop castle makes a superb focal point. Tfs!
macjake (48357) 2014-02-21 8:54
there must be so many castles and churches and cathedrals along this river boat cruise. Like i mentioned to you before, my only wish is i could get off the boat and view them all up close.
It would be cool to see all your river boat shots in succesion.
Another fine subject.
thanks for this one.
Royaldevon (23412) 2014-02-21 14:42
I remember when we sailed down the Moselle that every slope above the river was covered with vineyards and every hill seemed to have a castle. I was surprised then, how much wine was made in Germany.
This part of the Rhine is so very similar; every possible bit of that hillside is dedicated to vines. I suppose that the closeness to the river is very useful for transportation.
I delightfully composed shot, the houses along the river bank making a thirds separation line and the vineyards acting like steps up the hillside, to the strongly positioned, focal castle.
Have a great w/e,
PaulVDV (18754) 2014-02-22 15:31
A very picturesque view of this small town with the beautiful houses along the waterfront. This is one of those places where you can look upwards and discover more buildings and in this case a beautiful castle and also a number of vineyards crisscross the steep mountainslope.
The white facades make the houses stand out wonderfully against the darker slope.
Best regards, Paul
Cricri (95421) 2014-02-23 11:08
C'est une vue magnifique du château dominant les vignes et les maisons le long du fleuve, bon POV, très belle présentation
clic (13006) 2014-02-24 7:30
I see a three-layered piece of interest featuring the supreme pontiff, up high, that keeps an eye on terraced vineyard and to law and order in town!
The impression of a voyage in time machine is quite persuasive!
eldancer1 (22445) 2014-02-24 7:39
Nice place for a castle with good vantage point to make sure that the enemies can't sneak up on them. Good capture of the German architectures with nice details. Well done, tfs.
Waylim (24346) 2014-02-26 14:01
Beautiful landscape with the castle high atop the hill and the vineyard surrounding the area and the houses,buildings along the river. Good POV showing the beautiful city along the river, the castle show the history of the area. Good quality photo with beautiful colors and light.
UlfE (14455) 2014-02-28 22:55
Very nice photo indeed. The composition could not be better with the castle perfectly positioned. Your light mangement was excellent here. The sharpness and detail are remarkable both in brighter and a little more darker areas. TFS and have a nice day!
mkamionka (28037) 2014-03-05 13:19
it is a quite extraordinary landscape and I would never guess it is from Germany, well now I would already know as I have seen some similar photos which you took in this area. I like the multiple layers of composition with the houses nicely aligned along the river bank, the vineyards above and the ruins on top. Very interesting place, and the photo inspires to visit this region,
Very well done,
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (47000)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-30
- Categories: Castles, Nature
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/3.6, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-20 8:10