Yesterday was fantastic event in old castle of Cesis!
Here is a photo...
and here is a history: "German crusaders known as the Livonian Order began construction of a castle (Wenden) near the hill fort in 1209. When the castle was enlarged and fortified, it served as the residence for the Order's Master from 1237 till 1561, with periodic interruptions. In 1577 the garrison destroyed the castle to prevent it from falling into the control of Ivan the Terrible. In 1598 it was incorporated into a Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and Wenden Voivodship was created here. In 1620 Wenden was conquered by Sweden. It was rebuilt afterwards, but was destroyed again in 1703 during the Great Northern War by the Russian army and left in a ruined state. Already from the end of the 16th century, the premises of the Order's castle were adjusted to the requirements of the Cēsis castle estate."
Critiques | Translate
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2006-05-21 12:58
wow, such beautiful night photo! The colours are amazing, almost unbelievable...excellent catch!
Nice evening, Ivana
PixelTerror (0) 2006-05-21 12:59
Nice blue hour shot, this special lighting gives the shapes of the castle a feeric appearance, I like the overall rendering and especially how the various windows stand out with different colors, lovely !
Have a nice evening,
mouzakof (396) 2006-05-21 13:00
what a great photo
thanks for sharing
cherryripe (21033) 2006-05-21 13:28
What a fairytale place.You captured it in the blue hour which makes it even more mystical. I really like those colours, the interesting brick and how you framed it with the silhouette of the tree. The tower does seem slightly tilted though.
Alise (906) 2006-05-21 13:36
Urrā! Iespaidīgi, ne katru dienu pili var redzēt ādu! ;)
xavshot (69835) 2006-05-21 14:05
superbe photo colorée ! J'aime beaucoup ce mélange de couleur qui fait ressortir ce château. Belle composition. Bravo
Davidwh (3662) 2006-05-21 16:10
It's been a while and you have added some nice images to your gallery.This one among them.Lovely colours and soft atmosphere.I like the deep colour of the sky (a bit of noise though).The stone has good texture and is clear and sharp.Have a good week.
DarkoG (8) 2006-05-22 2:42
This is probably one of few best night shots seen on TE.
Excellent exposure bring out all neccessary detailes without burning out highlits.
Good composition and interesting vivid colour make this photo excellent.
isabela_sor (47541) 2006-05-22 4:44
Those colors are just breathtaking...the light effect is simply amazing!
pastadog (13111) 2006-05-22 5:49
Beautiful mix of light, colors, "magic hour" and fairytale ruin, Ivars! TFS!
rhizomes (15343) 2006-05-22 11:09
Very nice night shot ! Colors on the castle are beautiful and this blue sky is impressive !
Congratulations for this result, certainly not easy !
leo61 (0) 2006-05-22 12:13
Wonderful night shot.The ilumunated walls look great and I like your composition with the branches silhouettes an top.
josepmarin (57517) 2006-05-22 15:03
Fantastic nocturnal shot, to the blue hour, that it allows to still see the sky us. The illumination of this castle is magnificent, it gives beautiful colors him to the photo. I like the branches in the high part of foreground.
You have managed exposure well to obtain this good lighting and good sharpness.
rosaline (0) 2006-05-22 15:09
This is a fantastic night shot. As a fan of the genre I am impressed. Good capture in the blue hour, nice colours and good composition. Excellent shot.
ALIRIZA (16423) 2006-05-22 16:21
Magnificent!...Ivars. Dreamy, mystical... Delicious colors and light. What can I say more?... Congratulations...
vincent24 (9060) 2006-05-22 16:51
It was te right moment,i mean for the sky and for the colorful lightning,the princess is in the tower?
Nice natural frame with the leafs in the sky,
P-S-I-G (25532) 2006-05-23 1:29
Yes, it is a great shot.
Very good sharpness. I like the colors.
Very good POV and moment chosen, the blue hour.
A great composition. Bravo !
imrek (4) 2006-05-23 3:45
ohohhhh...what a nice and colorful night shot...really beautyful...composition is superb and light is very well handeled...enjoyable work Ivars!!!
Cricri (101513) 2006-05-23 11:41
Belle image nocturne de ce château aux jolies élairage varié, belle composition, compliment
jbweasle (9373) 2006-05-23 14:02
Hello Ivars, I love these wonderful colours. It makes the castle look like a stage set. The deep blue sky makes for a perfect backdrop and the leaves fill the top part of the frame well.
carper (96) 2006-05-24 4:11
I had mis this one Ivars,
realy a marvelous nightshot, great are the colours and the well taken composition, great light, very good job.
jemaflor (80828) 2006-05-24 6:13
Lovely night shot, superb effect with these colours lights, well taken, the composition is good with leaves on the top of your photo.
capthaddock (28790) 2006-05-24 10:17
Hi Ivars - beautiful lighting, excellent sharpness, I also like tyhe way the leaves fill the sky, great work, I bet the crusaders did not see this castle with these colourful lights.
TeresaT (10806) 2006-05-24 19:09
Beautiful night shot.
With amazing colours and light.
osse (2808) 2006-05-24 20:55
Great night shot. Good colours, details, sharpnes, light and DOF.
donluicu (24718) 2006-05-27 3:38
i love the colors of this old building (castle)...
good idea oh the manager of this house...
lu_muratori (618) 2006-05-27 19:50
What an awesome shot, great light metering!
crazyman16 (173) 2006-10-18 8:12
Mmmm gaismas! :) Loti labi! :)
jpwashere (148) 2006-10-28 21:05
plenty of color draws the viewer's attention to the castle. good composition and exposure.
flatwin (2181) 2007-02-02 14:44
magnifique couleur sur cet édifice-
peut etre un point negatif la correction de la distortion à revoir
merci pour le partgage
Gerrit (44273) 2007-11-07 14:25
great colours in this fairy-tale shot of a castle by night.
Thanks and regards, Gerrit