Stuttgart is not a part of Black Forest, it was just my last stop before leaving Germany. This beautiful city lies about an hour from the Black Forest in a lush valley, nestling between vineyards and thick woodland close by. The city is often described as lying between forest and vines.
I’ve taken this last photo from my recent Black Forest trip in the yard of Stuttgart’s Old Castle, which dates back to year 950 when Stuttgart was a small settlement for breeding horses.
In front of castle inner yard façade you can see the statue of Count Eberhad im Bart (Eberhard the Bearded) von Wurttemberg (1445-1496), the first Duke of Wurttenberg and founder of the University of Tubingen.
Count Eberhad was residing in Old Castle from 1484 until his dead in 1496.
Today the Old Castle is a museum dedicated to the memory of Claus Schenk Count von Stauffenberg a former resident of Stuttgart who attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler on 20th July 1944.
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Apurba20 (984) 2014-06-05 2:50
Nice sculpture of the count on a horse with a somewhat dull background that brings out the contrast so well.
Nice sharp image.
Have a nice day.
danos (85221) 2014-06-05 2:54
nice the staute of Count Eberhad im Bart in the castle,with teh warm light of the day to enhance the colours and the details of it.
I was in Bavaria and Baden-Wurttemberg the last seven days, so i saw a lot of interest tourist attractions of South Germany.
snunney (81885) 2014-06-05 3:00
The imposing statue makes a fine focal point and sits beautifully against the golden sunlit walls of the castle. Ideally exposed and with very good colours and sharpness. A splendid way to round up your trip to the Black Forest.
papagolf21 (84804) 2014-06-05 3:24
Très bonne présentation générale de cette sculpture cavalière avec un environnement architectural de toute beauté.
La version large nous plonge au coeur de cette très belle cour.
jhm (137668) 2014-06-05 3:56
Your picture is wonderful made with a very high sharpness quality.
But also a nice architecture view about these place.
Very well picture, nice composition, excellent captured.
Nice done, TFS.
Sergiom (57851) 2014-06-05 5:10
Une bien jolie présentation. L'ensemble est bien composé et offre de belles couleurs affirmées . On sent bien la texture de la pierre. Le chevalier est d'une grande netteté.
Nicou (119547) 2014-06-05 9:08
sur son cheval noir quelle vue quelle statue et ce fond quelle couleur et rendu de l'art merveilleux.
lousat (75063) 2014-06-05 9:36
Hi Miro,another great postprocession to have the best on this difficult light,a beautiful capture with soft detail and special colors,the perfect way to show this famous and magnificent statue,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
ikeharel (55368) 2014-06-05 10:01
Good evening Miro,
Distinct view onto the inner square, with the horse and rider monument within.
Details on the walls and paved cobble stones floor, in exquisite in clarity. An interesting note about the place.
Noel_Byrne (22793) 2014-06-05 10:40
A really cool statue, I love the sword raised in the air like this! It contrasts well against the colors of the castle behind, while the building also presents such a perfect frame. The columns on the right look fascinating, so details compared to the windows all around.
carlo62 (30625) 2014-06-05 14:57
bello scatto, ben inquadrato e con dei bei riflessi alle finestre.
Ottima luce diffusa e buona qualità.
PiotrF (6816) 2014-06-12 11:50
nice view of the statue of Count Eberhad im Bart in the castle.
Very nice and interesting capture of a very good perspective and superb technical quality
jmdias (54123) 2014-06-13 7:29
an amazing background to the beautiful sculpture. I liked the light and the contrast here. beautiful details of architecture we can see at side. nice job showing a famous but not so known town (by photos).
PS: yes, Brazilian team suffered but got a victory.
umutlu101 (13481) 2014-06-13 9:10
une belle perspective qui est mise en valeur avec ce beau statut
tenretin (2408) 2014-06-13 10:22
a beautiful picture full frame and a beautiful POV with natural colors. A very nice capture .... fun bike ...
jcpix (13404) 2014-06-13 19:12
Looks to be a relatively quiet courtyard area, but one full of appeal. Love the rich colors you've extracted from the surrounding buildings, and the statue makes for a solid centerpiece. You know, I think this is another fine example when the simpleness of the subject matter works to your best advantage. The small confines have a nice charm, and the singular subject stands proud. Well balanced framing, and notes which help detail the visual. All in all, a very pleasant photo! Enjoy the day ahead. All the best.
Silvio1953 (119690) 2014-06-14 3:30
Ciao Miro, lovely composition with fantastic castle, beaitiful stastue and bike, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
abmdsudi (42012) 2014-06-15 7:28
What stupendous detail you have on this statue and its surroundings, an informative but brief History lesson supported by a wonderfully imposing mounted figure and the waving sword! The processing allows me to see the finest of colour, contrast and clarity superbly. Great work, Congrats
ourania (29445) 2014-06-15 14:12
the statue is elegant and attractive, the great sharpness of your picture accentuates the charm of its details and plasticity. I like very much the rendering of its textures too. You have included an interesting context, architectural details that are lovely and moody. The past and present status of this castle are very interesting. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely week,
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (13190)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-30
- Categories: Castles
- Camera: Nikon D600, Nikkor AF-S 24-85 mm f/3.5-4.5 G
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-05 2:43