It is so hot, I am lazy. Photo fro waiting list, note from Wikipedia, less critics.
Duino castle is a castle in Duino, overlooking the Gulf of Trieste. The castle dates back to 1389, when the Wallsee family commanded the construction of a strong fortress. Over time, the Wallsee family disappeared and the castle, after having been used as a prison, became the residence of the Luogar and Hofer. At the end of the 19th century it became the property of Prince Alexander Johann Vincenz Rudolf Hugo Karl Lamoral Eligius von Thurn und Taxis from the Czech branch of the House of Thurn and Taxis. It remains with the family to this day with his great-grandson Prince Carlo Alessandro della Torre e Tasso, Duke of Castel Duino the current owner. The castle has been opened to the public as a museum and park.
The writer and poet Rainer Maria Rilke wrote the Duino Elegies in the castle while visiting the Princess Marie von Thurn und Taxis (born Princess of Hohenlohe). Rilke subsequently devoted his work to the princess, who was one of his biggest patrons.
Critiques | Translate
Nicou (124948) 2012-07-11 6:41
Très belle compo e tiamge sueprbe vue avec l'ombre du portrail et ce rendu sur les pierres, la vue sur les cyprès très beua cadrage et ensemble.
Bravo et amitié
bertolucci (13358) 2012-07-11 7:41
A fine Mediterranean atmosphere and motif here. I like the shadows too!
Re: Thanx, it's good to be back at TE.
Best regards from a cool and clouded Rotterdam. Quite a diffrence with the Algarvian weather - we returned from there last weeks.
asajernigan (21360) 2012-07-11 8:03
The arched gate provides nice framing for the scene. The path leads the eye through the scene nicely. The lighting is great and the photo has fine color and sharpness.
mauro61 (52623) 2012-07-11 14:06
ciao Malgorzata ,
tra luci e ombre si apre questo arco che va sul vialetto alberato e sul paesaggio di fondo.
Ottima l'idea compositiva,
jaywalker (16101) 2012-07-12 10:48
Hi Malgorzata, I love the cast shadow of the large gate, also the view through the arch is very eye catching, the shot is over-exposed in parts but well composed, kind regards Wilson.
tyro (20884) 2012-07-13 5:49
So you're suffering in the heat of Warsaw? But there's nothing wrong (in my opinion anyway) about taking bits from Wikipedia for your notes, just so long as you edit the quotations, add some bits of your own and don't include things like - ["citation needed"] and funny references. I think we all use Wikipedia to some extent for helping us to compile notes - I find that you learn quite a lot yourself doing that too.
But this is a fine photograph, nicely framed through the archway and with the tall (?poplar) trees dominating the composition. Lovely colours and lighting and excellent sharpness.
And an interesting note too!
ChrisJ (100602) 2012-07-14 1:36
Good use of the fg arch to frame the poplar trees in the bg. Excellent sharpness, colour & saturation. Love the graphism of the gate's shadow at right against the sunlit stone wall. I may have burned in the highlights & bg using levels. Good lead in lines & perspective with the path. Tfs!