This is the Baroque Castle Wöbbel in the very north-east of the federal state North Rhine-Westphalia. The castle is part of a beautiful ensemble composed of a church, an estate, a manor-house and a palace garden with wonderful old trees. The castle originally has been a moated castle. The moats have been filled up in 1850.
From 1584 to 1958 this ensemble belonged to the noble family von Donop which in 1690 built the here shown castle in place of a Renaissance building which was destroyed in the Thirty Years' War.
In workshop you can see the gateway in the outer bailey of the castle.
THIS WAS MY LAST PHOTO HERE ON TrekEarth. PLEASE READ MY INTRO ...
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snunney (100698) 2010-04-16 1:14
The building on the left provides a useful frame and has the benefit of directing the viewer's attention towards the main subject. The image has a pleasing overall tonal palette and good sharpness.
PS My pictures were taken last Sunday before the volcanic eruption.
buscape (6219) 2010-04-16 5:17
irgendwas gefällt dem System nicht an meiner Kritik (Critique may not contain any reference to points that will be given in the future) und deshalb lasse ich sie dir andersweitig zukommen.
Viele Grüße aus dem Donautal,
batalay (39129) 2010-04-16 10:44
A surpassing and superb shot of the structure that has seen so much history. I think of what has transpired since this beautiful edifice was built, and what it replace. The depth of field, the colors and the resolution are exquisite.
Warm regards and have a good weekend,
npecanhuk (75592) 2010-04-16 10:54
Very interesting and truly beautiful architecture!
Sharpness, exposure, pov, colors and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congratulations!
edge (7030) 2010-04-16 19:46
Hello Frank, Beautiful palatial manor. You must have a thousand castles in Deutschland. Everyone posts castles and they are all different. This looks well maintained with typische Ordnung one finds in the German makeup. Very nicely done. TY again for seeing my Kirchen blooper. Have a good weekend. Roger
Nicou (144228) 2010-04-17 17:05
Mangigique image de ce château, dna s sont écrin de verdure, le pavage, le vert, cves tons chaude, une merveille.
Bravo et amitié
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2010-04-18 2:07
Hello Frank! Interesting castle. Good note. Nice scenery. Very nice light and bright, good natural colours. Original work. Well done!
Budapestman (82620) 2010-04-18 11:02
a superb photo of this picturesque place, the composition is very nice, beautiful details and the POV is attractive, an excellent shot..
These are the moderators again. I hope that you change your mind. You are an important member for the TE community! I hope for your other decision... :)
Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét Kívánok!
saxo042 (37898) 2010-04-18 11:38
I just found out that you are leaving TE! I will send you a separate mail, but I just like to honour you "last" photo, which is, together with your interesting note, a very fine TE contribution. Better than most of photos on this site!
jasmis (58159) 2010-04-18 11:49
Superb presentation both here and in WS.
Last? Certainly not. I'm sure. Don't let mods feel they won, Frank.
Regards my dear friend.
hardyuno (4650) 2010-04-19 0:07
schade, dass wieder einer rausge.. wird. Ich habe solches Machtgehabe auch schon in einem anderen Foto-Forum erlebt, leider scheint es überall gleich zu sein. "Wir haben unsere TOS und davon weichen wir kein my ab" Punkt. Aber wir sehen uns auf photofolia.
PS: Schönes Bild ;-))
emka (99931) 2010-04-19 0:14
The last photo on TE? It cannot be true. I think you are also TE-addict as I am. Not to think what photo to post, what will be the critics, what other friends will post? I simply cannot imagine this. It is now my daily routine. But not the photos here are the most important, one can see them in other sites, but the friendships behind them.
Many all friends are on Fotopedia and Facebook, there is some fun there, but it is not the same. I hope you will miss the site and change your decision.
Beautiful baroque castle in NRW. I haven't heard about it.
ellelloo (6572) 2010-04-19 0:28
This fine shot of the beautiful baroque Castle Wöbbel together with its note is a good example of your excellent TE contributions, which we will be missing now, if you will not change your decision of leaving.
A perfect POV, a pleasant balanced composition, good natural colours, good depth and sharpness and last but not least the photo transmits a mostly cloudy early spring day in an attractive way.
A hope that you will return one day.
jhm (154508) 2010-04-19 2:13
Guten Morgen Frank,
What a sad story, end of TE, I understand you completely, after the changing one year ago are always problems, I read never the forum, I want never a dicussion with other people, I am old age pension and almost 70 year old, I want quiet and I want a little pleasure in my life, this with photography.
Frank, I found your a very good photographer, also a very good man, I hope that we perhaps each other see back on a other site or in Cadzand.
You show us lovely castle, with a good composition soft color, perfect presentation.
You can my send an email: email@example.com
Thank you very much.
Greetings from Belgium,
eska (522) 2010-04-20 5:45
Sad, Frank, that you abandon Trek Earth. But I understand you completely. You have learned a lot here and you have contributed even more. Your notes have always been first class and providing very interesting facts about your the subjects of your photos. Comments from you had a lot of meaning to many people here.
I will never forget you were the first to welcome me to TE, minutes after I posted my first picture.
Great loss for TE, what a shame.
But your friends will remain your friends.
Greetings from the forest.
Chris and family.
BeBeHooker (0) 2010-04-21 6:34
Interesting topic and very interesting picture. Nice light and colors. Good contrast and sharpness.
You are wonderful photographer and good man. Good luck, my Friend!
Leconte (5795) 2010-04-21 15:31
pity that you left, I just start to get my bearings on TE, and have not had enough time to write and visit all your beautiful gallery, hoping, as Branko, you change your mind,
What a beautiful composition of this Baroque castle, beautiful colors, great definition, excellent framing, we need to see good work like yours, it represents 50% of learning,
all the best,
jlynx (12647) 2010-04-22 2:07
Good morning Frank,
Very nice Baroque building. I like it here especially in the key of which is shown on the castle. It fits very well into the season. Young green and the pavement is decorated with very good fore frame. In the depths of a beautiful block of the Baroque castle from the period of the Thirty Years War. Unlikely that this picture was your last one in the TE. Please Frank, stay with us my friend.
Best wishes and I hope that you will still be telling us interesting stories from their region through their photos.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2010-04-22 13:25
Good evening Frank,
Your photograph as all your photographs is of a great interest and very a good quality. I regret your departure and hopes to see you returning on TE. It reigns on TE, because of some too dedicated people, too intolerant and limited a deleterious climate, where a mood of détente and shared pleasure should reign, it is madness. The censure in all its forms is a madness. Frank congratulations and thank you. so long.
Have a good evening
josepmarin (58359) 2010-04-24 12:44
I have found out that you are going to leave TE.
Bad news, undoubtedly. I have read your note and I understand that you have reasons to leave this site, but for me and for many people on TE is very sad to lose a good friend, who has dedicated four years and a half of his life to share his great photographic work with us, establishing in addition a few big bows of friendship.
It will be hard not to see any more your photos nor read your always nice critiques.
I would like than you were reconsidering your decision, but I respect it.
Friends for life, Frank.
My best wishes,
pablominto (53746) 2010-04-27 23:10
I'm shocked to see you are leaving TE after all these years..!!
Hopefully you will reconsider at a later time when things calm down a bit, for who else shall give us the historical buildings and scenes from times gone by in Germany?
Like this one, perfectly reproduced in a balanced and attractive composition!
Cretense (68703) 2010-04-28 6:39
Great architecture photo, beautiful castle! Simple but great composition and framing, beautiful trees on both sides of the building! Great light management, beautiful colours!
Silvio1953 (145579) 2010-04-28 10:20
Ciao Frank, never say never, I hope to see you again on TE, wonderful composition with fantastic castle and beautiful trees, great light and colors, beautiful natural ambientation, very well done my friend, greetings forn sunshine Italy Silvio
papagolf21 (103026) 2010-04-30 2:26
Bonjour, cher ami Frank,
Ma passion pour l'architecture est comblée à travers cette composition.
Un grand merci également pour la vue présentée en atelier , c'est vraiment impressionnant, une époque où l'on savait construire pour longtemps (la preuve !).
Le ciel est aujourd'hui masqué par des nuages, toutefois, la température reste agréable.
wolf38 (31296) 2010-05-15 3:55
Hallo Frank. Dein Photo steht nun schon einige Zeit auf TE. Es ist informativ wie immer.
Nach meiner Rückkehr aus Usbekistan sah ich, dass es irgendein Problem für Dich gibt. Obwohl ich einige Äußerungen von TE-Membern las und auch den Text in Deinem Intro, bin ich immer noch nicht schlauer geworden. So oder so hoffe ich, dass Du Dich vielleicht doch mit den TE-Moderatoren arrangieren kannst. Es wäre sehr schade, wenn wir alle auf Deine Beiträge verzichten müßten. Gruß, Wolfgang.
lestans (17168) 2010-05-21 0:00
Nice picture, Frank!!!
this is the third time I try to post a critique because TE answers that I only asket to see your photos, not allowed to write anything,
TE aim is advertising! We can use it if we agree with their main aim and not disturb anyway.
Well, I know where I will still see your beautiful pictures!!
Ciao from sunny Italy!
Vasa (515) 2010-05-28 13:53
c'est avec grand plaisir que je revois vos posts. Votre rentree est la reflection de l'amities pour tout le monde. Ce sujet formidable a aussi une atmosphere qui me seduit. Bravo et merci,
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2010-06-16 14:57
Es wird etwas neues für mich, eine Kritik auf Deutsch tun, aber versuche ich. Sehr kurze an Anfang. Ich mag die Architektur, gute Perspektive auch, aber ein bischen zu wenig Licht ;).
Urs (14082) 2010-07-24 18:04
Das allerbeste Wetter hattest du bei diesem Schuss sicher nicht, aber du hast das beste daraus gemacht. Vielleicht hätte ich den Vordergrund etwas kleiner gehalten, aber das Kopfsteinmuster ist ganz nett, vor allem wenn man bedenkt, dass der Himmel mehr weiss als blau war. Gutes Lichtmanagement and feine Pasteltöne. Guter Photojob. Danke für die Kritik meiner Monsunwolkenberge.
Herzliche Grüsse aus dem heute nicht so sonnigen Alor Star.
jurek1951 (42196) 2010-08-22 13:03
Wenn wir sehen neue Bilder,schöne Schloss,
LEA (4984) 2010-08-28 5:20
I read your "new" profile. It's sad . But i understand. From times to times i come on trek and encounter the same problèms...
The difference between french and german castle is that german castles look more like places to live in with his ( big) family.
Nice pictures and colors.
See you soon, I hope.
bobocortis (16026) 2010-09-03 3:13
Great mood. It's a pity the top of tree was cropped, but the shot is well composed and framed.
jafadabret (56501) 2010-09-03 13:59
Content de te revoir !
Cette photo met en valeur cette architecture sobre qui a belle allure.
Cricri (120491) 2010-11-02 23:56
Une belle mise en valeur de ce grand château, bonne préservation des couleurs et de la lumière du moment
je vois que tu passe un peu sur TE, peut être un nouveau post suivra bientôt....
gildasjan (43650) 2010-11-09 4:45
Encore une belle pièce ici de votre patrimoine architectural.Une image accompagnée de la note qui convient.
A bientôt sur TE
- Copyright: Frank Kaiser (Buin) (42466)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-03-31
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 400 D, 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 II
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/40 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2010-04-15 22:49