Castle Eltz is a medieval castle nestled in the hills above the Moselle River between Koblenz and Trier, Germany. It is still owned by a branch of the same family that lived there in the 12th century, 33 generations ago.
The castle is surrounded on three sides by the Elzbach River, a tributary on the north side of the Moselle. It is situated on a 70m rock spur, on an important Roman trade route between the rich farm lands and their markets
The exact date of construction of the castle is not known. The first mention is to be found in a document of Fredrick I Barbarossa of 1157.
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wolf38 (30714) 2007-07-27 4:10
Hello Philip. A beautiful and worth seeing photo. It would fit well in each book of pictures over Germany. The sight of this castle is really fantastic. Best regards, Wolfgang.
manada (6239) 2007-07-27 4:12
The answear to your question is Yes ! looking your photo.
Nice compo, the castle is wonderful.
patdeph (35748) 2007-07-27 4:43
When I see a such incredible construction,I could believe of the fairy-tales!
The castle is very well framed because we can see the nature around it ans se how majestic it is,on the top of a hill and surrounded by others hills!Fantastic!
Bruno40 (6658) 2007-07-27 5:32
Really good POV and composition. Dramatic sky colours, and good sharpness.
jean11-3 (2799) 2007-07-27 10:42
Lovely composition Philip;I like the castle set against the green woodland and the spires set against the grey sky.
The lighting is spot-on and I like the natural colours.
Well done, tfs.
Best wishes Jean.
pboehringer (770) 2007-07-29 13:01
your series of this castle is something that makes me speechless. not only the architecture is amazing but also your sensitivity to capture it from different angles and exquisite compositions are very remarkable. Additionally your PP treatment is exactly as I like it.
Last shot entered into my favorites and this time you will end up in my list of favorite TE photographers.
Warmest Regards, Peter
kristofk (791) 2007-12-07 5:57
a splenid photo - the dark clouds gathering over the castle really invoke a sinister and medieval feelings. The colours and composition are very appropriate. A great piece of work.
Best regards, Kristof
iceman64 (0) 2013-02-27 18:06
Philip, the digital sharpness, ominous sky, and mossy look of the vegetation give this photo a kind of unreal, fairy tale quality. Definitely eye-catching.
- Copyright: Philip Peynerdjiev (testmaniac) (13508)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-07-21
- Categories: Castles, Daily Life, Nature, Artwork
- Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM, Hoya Circular Polarizer 77mm
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2007-07-27 3:57
- Favorites: 1 [view]