Another photo from my trip to south-west Switzerland showing Geneva Lake with passenger cruise ship “Vevey” passing by Château de Chillon (Chillon Castle) during busy summer day.
Pleasure cruise ship excursions on Lake Geneva’s boats offer one of the best ways to explore the beauty of the Lac Léman (Geneva Lake) region in western Switzerland. Cruise ships are available every day in addition to the regular passenger ferry boats crossing the lake to connect Swiss and French cities.
Geneva, Nyon, Lausanne, and Vevey are good cities to depart on boat cruises with many boats also passing the Lavaux area and calling at Montreux and Chillon.
Lunch and dinner cruises are popular and may require advance reservations. Historic paddle steamers are used on some routes. Except for special dinner cruises, passengers can choose any of the ports of call to start and end pleasure cruises.
Chillon Castle, an island castle, is an architectural jewel located in the most beautiful setting imaginable - on the shores of Lake Geneva, right at the foot of the Alps.
This monument with over 1'000 years of history, has always inspired artists and writers, from Jean-Jacques Rousseau to Victor Hugo and Lord Byron, from Delacroix to Courbet.
The Castle Chillon was never taken in a siege, but did change hands through treaties. It is amongst the most visited castles in Switzerland and Europe.
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asajernigan (20906) 2014-08-08 6:26
This is a nicely composed shot of the steamship and castle. The inclusion of the short dock in the foreground directs the eye t the subject. The people add life and scale to the shot.. The photo seems to be tilted a bit, I would straighten by the shoreline in the background.
snunney (80689) 2014-08-08 6:40
I like the point of view and composition, also the pleasing warm light and colours. The lake steamer to which we are directed by the castle walls makes a fine focal point.
papagolf21 (84048) 2014-08-08 6:41
Lorsque l'on ouvre la version large, nous prenons une grande claque à travers cette présentation.
Les détails sont percutants.
Image très réussie méritant les félicitations.
ikeharel (54195) 2014-08-08 7:32
Fine timing with the boat just passed behind the known Chateau, Miro.
Good DOF over the lake, mountains "framing" the far side, and only on my second glance realized the youngsters swim in the lake.
maria-v1981 (10814) 2014-08-08 7:39
Terrific pov to create that wonderful composition. Superb bright and full colours too. The castle in the foreground and that wooden dock add a lot to the scene and gives perspective which I always appreciate in this kind of shot. Nice work.
Have a nice evening,
dta (64142) 2014-08-08 8:07
Hello Miro ,
Excellente compsition , avec le mur aux teintes chaudes du château , le vapeur , et les montagnes ennuagées en arrière plan . LA dame blonde au premier plan et le drapeau suisse fournissent deux bons points d'accroche pour le regard .
rychem (20861) 2014-08-08 8:44
This is a beautiful and varied landscape, a lake, mountains, beautiful castle. Fantastic photo with great light and composition
Noel_Byrne (22112) 2014-08-08 9:17
It is not often we get a fine old ship, a beautiful landscape and a great castle all inside the same view! Very nicely composed to take in so many elements. I really like the dark brown tone of the castles stonework, something I never get to see in real life. The clouds have such excellent drama!
Thanks as always
Cricri (103101) 2014-08-08 10:07
Bon cadrage avec une partie du château, la longueur immense du bateau bien capturer, le drapeau attire le regard, j'aime voir les gens dans l'eau, la fille faisant un signe de la main, le ciel dramatique caressant les montagnes, des couleurs bien rendue, belle réalisation
Silvio1953 (118290) 2014-08-08 10:08
Ciao Miro, fascinating landscape, lovely composition with fantastic ship, splendid light, wonderful colors and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
serp2000 (38838) 2014-08-08 11:35
Just a masterpiece! Excellent combination of the nature, architecture and transport. The colors and sharpness are superb! Well, I want to visit this lake for some interesting ideas too. ;)
Tue (27400) 2014-08-08 12:44
What a magnificent view of the famous Lake Geneva. Beautiful colours and light and your composition is excellent. Good use of the castle in the foreground and I really like the cloudy background too.
carlo62 (29453) 2014-08-08 16:06
bella composizione, castello, lago e barca compongono una bella immagine di questo luogo.
Sembra che tu abbia utilizzato la tecnica HDR e, in questo caso, mi sembra che tu abbia ottenuto un ottimo risultato.
bukitgolfb301 (34932) 2014-08-08 16:47
Hi dear Miro, how are you? Sorry for long no reply.
Another face of your great country image bu your own original identity.
So well considered framework and composition are so nice to see indedd.
All the best and have a good weekend! Takero from Tokyo
jcpix (12574) 2014-08-08 20:48
I've probably said this about every Swiss city I've visited, but this is one of my favorite locations, without doubt! Château de Chillon has such a breathtaking location, and is quite beautiful itself. I like what you've done here to include a small portion of the castle, and really making a point to show it's location along the lake, while including one of the desired transportation options. The Swiss flag makes a great statement as well to the country being presented. beautiful rich colors, sharp detail and varying textures. More great memories come flooding back, thanks for the trip down memory lane. :) Enjoy the weekend. Take good care.
danos (84367) 2014-08-10 2:40
very nice the view of the lake boat with the red flag to be the eye catcher of the image.I like the well chosen POV with the part of the castle and the lonely tree on the left to completes perfect the whole scene.Excellent the light and the colour management.
mesutilgim (81392) 2014-08-10 12:18
Hello dear Miro,
In my childhood every Christmas time we eagerly waited for a Wall calendar from Switzerland with 12 wondefull landscapes from Swiss World.
This capture reminded me to those calendars.
Perfect capture from A to Z but the cloudy sky here is the "master" ! Next to you !
TFS and best regards
adores (35100) 2014-08-15 1:57
Good composition! I like the way you framed the boat and part of the castle. The flag is a great detail and it really stands out. I also like the presence of the woman there, like if she's saying goodbye.
jmdias (53535) 2014-10-02 17:12
after some days off I am back home.
interesting angle catching part of the castle and the boat and people ahead. a compo well done. TFS.
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (12754)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-08-05
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D600, Nikkor AF-S 24-85 mm f/3.5-4.5 G, circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/14.0
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-08 6:21