First rays of morning sunshine reaching Prahova Valley.
This fairy-tale Neo-Renaissance castle was constructed between 1873 and 1914 for king Carol I of Romania.
With this kind of climate no wonder it was the first castle with central heating in Europe...
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brianmcc (5536) 2013-01-04 12:17
the sunlight illuminating the castle walls is wonderful and has helped create some lovlet colours as well as a fantastic atmosphere to this image. the blue sky contrasts so well with the white snow covered scene.
have a lovely weekend,
cornejo (17988) 2013-01-04 12:20
Hi Kasia, excellent photo of this lovely and interesting castle surrounded by a lovely snowy landscape. Lovely photo perfectly composed and performed with very good quality. Chaming job perfectly done my friend, my congratulations. Thanks for sharing your interesting work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Greetings from southern Spain.
holmertz (26876) 2013-01-04 12:39
This is a very well handled shot with the morning light just touching half of the building. Every part of the photo is well exposed and the POV gives full credit to the spectacular building. In fact I found most of Romania to be a spectacular country, very interesting.
Kind regards and all the best for this new year.
Sonata11 (28235) 2013-01-04 13:42
Piekna zimowa kompozycja ze wspanialego ujecia. Cudna kolorystyka, ostrosc, supe pov, kontrast, doskonala ostrosc. Bardzo mi sie podoba to zdjecie. Super praca.
Serdecznie pozdrawiam i zycze wszystkiego najlepszego w Nowym Roku 2013,
emka (58024) 2013-01-04 14:38
Witaj Kasiu, swietne zdjecie zamku Peles, bardzo podoba mi sie swiatlo. Wieza pieknie oswietlona, inne czesci w cieniu, ale tez dobrze widoczne. Swietnie sie prezentuje w zimowej scenerii. I wnetrza ma wspaniale, prawda? Szkoda, ze tyle kaza sobie placic za mozliwosc robienia zdjec.
Super wygladaja te osniezone swierki.
ACL1978 (5729) 2013-01-04 17:39
Well managed shot, Kasia - the line separating light and shadow matches well with the treeline, creating an interesting dualism to the shot. The setting itself is gorgeous as well - I wonder what a pulled back image including more of the hillside would look like? How high up is this castle?
GiovanniG (1619) 2013-01-04 21:21
Splendid capture of the the subject. So nicely balanced with clouds and light. I love your pov and of course the time of day for this exposure.
Well done Kasia!
krzychu30 (8797) 2013-01-05 1:33
widze,ze w tym zdjeciu wszystko ci dopisalo-zimowa aura,no i piekna sloneczna pogoda.Zamek faktycznie wyglada bajkowo.Bardzo podoba mi sie rowniez gra swiatla i cienia podkreslajaca kontrast pomiedzy pieknie oswietlonym zamkiem a znajdujacym sie w cieniu pierwszym planem.Teraz rozumiem dlaczego tak bardzo liczysz na snieg podczas twojej nastepnej podrozy.Piekna scena!
Zycze Ci Wszystkiego Najlepszego w Nowym Roku
dkmurphys (36727) 2013-01-05 2:26
Picturesque capture of the impressive royal palace. Great winter catch, have a fine day.
timecapturer (30226) 2013-01-05 3:46
a stunning shot this. The light striking the castle is compelling and your management here is just pefect. A fairy-tale image of real quality and dsitinction. Beautiful!
Enjoy the weekend - regards Brian.
rychem (9175) 2013-01-05 9:05
Baśniowy zamek w zimowej scenerii, konkurencja dla Neuschwanstein w Bawarii, troche tajemniczy, trochę jak zamieszkały przez duchy, pieknie
danos (73926) 2013-01-05 9:50
very nice the view as the presentation of the Neo-Renaissance castle that really looks like as a fairytale.I like its placement in the image with the surrounded snows to complete perfect the whole scene.
emilbo (20818) 2013-01-05 10:15
Très moi panorama d'hiver et magnifique château bien présenté dans un beau décor de neige. Excellente qualité d'image, bonne gestion de l'éclairage entre ombre et lumière et beau contraste de couleurs avec le superbe ciel bleu pur.
Toutes mes félicitations et bonne fin de semaine,
elenimavrandoni (5789) 2013-01-05 11:57
Hello Kasia, fairytale Castle and a fairytale picture! Great angle to show a more spectacular look and interesting light-shadow contrast! The snow addas a winter look and the sunshine gives brightness and highlights all the great architectural detail.
A beautiful picture!
fanni (13864) 2013-01-05 13:37
I was about to say that "this winter at least someone is lucky to have much snow and frosty weather to shoot such beautiful photos!" when I saw the date of shooting: January 2012!
A beautiful view. Looks a bit like a fairy-tale scene. The bright sunshine and the blue sky create an impression of a very frosty day :)
best wishes for the Year 2013!
greetings from Stockholm,
lousat (57542) 2013-01-05 15:37
Hi Kasia,magnificent choice of point of view to create this imposing perspective,and great exposure in these different light levels,it looks like to be in a fairy tales book,i like it!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
npecanhuk (53861) 2013-01-05 15:39
Hello Kasia !
Very beautiful Castle!
Very attractive picture!
Sharpness, management of (very difficult) light, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition truly pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
Silvio1953 (98001) 2013-01-06 2:53
Ciao Kasia, fascinating winter view of fantastic castle, excellent exposure, good POV, splendid light, wonderful colors and beautiful clarity, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
SNOOP_Chan (3472) 2013-01-06 10:31
Hello Kasia, very nice shot here, i've got something similar in my gallery. It's one of my favorite spots in Romania. Amazing blue sky and the pertfect angle on the shot. Good job!
ourania (12287) 2013-01-06 11:33
an exquisite composition from an upward point of view that exalts the elegance and dynamism of the elaborate architecture, makes great use of the sweet morning light making its way over the snowy slope and gives almost equal space to two marvellous tonalities of blue which are interrupted by the light and have superb interaction. There's fantastic clarity in both the lit and shady parts and the smoothness of the snow matches well that of the colours. Congratulations and thank you!
A very happy new year and all the best!
annjackman (13177) 2013-01-06 23:56
The fairy-tale castle sits so well in its snow-covered surroundings. Lovely detail in the architecture so very well done on exposure and sharpness.
A very lovely winter scene.
Kind Regards, Ann
marabu61 (3869) 2013-01-07 6:34
Szczęśliwego nowego roku to you, may the year bring you joy, happiness and lots of great travel and photo opportunities.
This is a very nice castle in a gorgeous light, a scene like out of a fairy tale.
Lovely fresh snow in a sunlit scene, an absolut dream for me as a winters person.
Welcom back and have a good day
Graal (88808) 2013-01-07 6:55
ciekawe zdjecie wyciagnelas z szuflady. Zamek w zimowej szacie wyglada bardzo ladnie. Dzieki, ze pokazujesz to miejsce, chyba malo uczeszczane przez turystow a zasluguje na zwiedzanie.
sacavem (18566) 2013-01-07 7:31
Great architecture and you have chosen well a good position from which to capture it.The "white" snow in the FG creates a nice contrast.
Waylim (22349) 2013-01-09 16:20
And this one get less attention that the wedding shot? :)
Excellent qualiyt image and as we know, it is a challenge to manage the light with distinct shadow and light you did a great job here. Love the soft and pale blueish shadow and the warm sun light.
COSTANTINO (42744) 2013-01-12 9:19
what a beautiful shot of this castle
surrounded by this winter,snowy landscape
it looks like a scenery from a book with
fairy tales,shadows and lights play together
interesting architectural details very well
composed,the blue sky contrasts perfectly
spigola (333) 2013-02-26 8:26
It is a wonderful picture and you have swelled my heart with joy because your subjet is one of Romania's greatest prides!(and I was born there :))
The perfect clear, blue sky and the untouched snow almost give the feeling we have entered an enchanted world!
Thanks for sharing this picture!
All the best,