Hi dear TE friends,
I made this picture from another side of river. You can see another picture in the WS
Bratislava Castle is the main castle of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia.
The massive rectangular building with four corner towers stands on a quite isolated rocky hill of the Little Carpathians (Malé Karpaty) directly above the Danube river in the middle of Bratislava. It is an outstanding feature of the city.
It provides an excellent view of Bratislava, of Austria and, when there is good weather of Hungary. Many legends are connected with the history of the castle.
Castle building (the Palace)
The castle building includes 4 towers (one on each corner) and a courtyard with an 80 m deep water well. The biggest tower is the Crown Tower in the south-east from the 13th century, which housed the crown jewels (see History). The outside walls and inside corridors contain fragments of old Gothic and Renaissance construction elements. To the east of the main entrance, one can see the walled up entrance gate from the 16th century. Behind the entrance, there is an arcade corridor and then the big Baroque staircase, which leads to the expositions of the Slovak National Museum (Slovenské národné múzeum). The left part of the southern part of the building houses the 4 halls of the Treasure Chamber (opened in 1988) with a collection of the most precious archaeological findings and other objects found in Slovakia, including the prehistoric statute called the Venus of Moravany. The 3rd floor houses the exposition History of Slovakia. The 1st floor in the southern part of the building houses the rooms of Slovak parliament - the National Council of the Slovak Republic - including parts of furniture from the 16th century. The northern part of the building- the former Baroque chapel, houses the Music Hall in which concerts are held. The court yard includes the entrance to the Knights Hall. From Wikipedia.
O Castelo de Bratislava localiza-se no centro histórico da cidade de mesmo nome, capital da Eslováquia.
No alto de uma colina, em posição dominante sobre o rio Danúbio, a sua construção iniciou-se no século X.
Atualmente é a residência oficial do presidente da República.
As suas quatro torres laterais são consideradas o símbolo da cidade.
Lens: 18-55mm F/3.5-5.6 G
Focal Length: 55mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
Exposure Comp.: +5.0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Optimize Image: Vivid
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: AF-A
Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: Normal
Hue Adjustment: 0°
Sharpening: Medium high
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besnard (50031) 2008-09-11 23:11
Un joli cliché de cette belle construction avec son toit rouge qui ressort sur le ciel bleu.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
bracasha75 (24481) 2008-09-11 23:12
Wonderful castle in city who have nice name....
Excellent present and great POV
robertosalguero (196) 2008-09-11 23:20
I like the contrast of colours int his image. The castle has a vantage point to make it a prominent focal point. Good light and details as the image seem sharp. The view is beautiful and pleasant. Thanks Aires :-)
devimeuxbe (58557) 2008-09-11 23:20
Beautifull picture on this caste. The red roof give a nice touch of color to this classicl composition.
Have a nice day
InasiaJones (30064) 2008-09-11 23:38
Light is what makes this landscape striking with superb light and warm colours.
This sky is extremely attractive and a perfect backdrop for the colourful castle. The vegetation is particularly well exposed and greens are excellent.
Have a nice weekend!
barrufeto_77 (28876) 2008-09-11 23:49
Un POV "elegante" para el castillo claro que sí. Me encantan los contrastes.
Un saludo, OScar
Graal (92340) 2008-09-12 0:19
good presentation of famous castle in Bratislava. Good POV and composition. I like the colours also. Interesting note.
rodgerg (55767) 2008-09-12 0:29
A very beautiful castle, very impressive. A good POV and a good use of light. The colors of the castle- especially the red of the roofs - arise very well between the green of the vegetation and the blue of the sky.
Have a good day,
jasmis (57616) 2008-09-12 2:51
Superb panoramic view in amazing light. Splendid photo.
Regards my dear friend.
Budapestman (82620) 2008-09-12 3:09
Amazing shot from this imposing castle with beautiful composition. The POV is great and the colours are splendid. Great panorama, Very well done! Have a nice weekend
Muse (34936) 2008-09-12 3:21
Une architecture intéressante et de très belles couleurs.
Bon pov et cadrage sous une belle lumière.
Le commentaire est intéressant.
ChrisJ (91420) 2008-09-12 3:31
A striking warm vs cold colour contrast between the blue sky & red roofs. Good sharpness and framing. Tfs!
patdeph (35744) 2008-09-12 3:38
the wonderful light gives some superb and warm colours to the picture!The red roofs are particularly catching the eyes by its vivid colours and the strong contrast with the landscape!Magnificent!
carper (96) 2008-09-12 3:41
It's a beauty Aires,
a very nice one, the red roofs are doing fantastic by this sky, fine contrast and good composition, I like it my friend, have anice day.
ribeiroantonio (22631) 2008-09-12 3:42
Mas é evidente que o presidente da república tinha de viver no castelo. Se o Cavaco souber disso, vai logo para o Castelo de São Jorge!!!
Bonita foto, com uma luz fantástica e cores a condizer.
zeynepe (9828) 2008-09-12 3:47
A splendid castle view with your perfect low POV. The trees, the fantastic sky, architectural beauties make the composition wonderful.
Congrats and kind regards,
PaulVDV (17497) 2008-09-12 3:52
A good POV and composition. The colour contrast is very nice. I also like the different green and yellowbrown tones of the trees.
Best regards, Paul
asajernigan (19669) 2008-09-12 3:55
Nice shot of this great castle. Your off center placement of the castle works well. The angle of the shot is great giving the shot nice depth and a good sense of direction. The lighting and colors are great with excellent sharpness and DOF.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2008-09-12 4:22
Ola Aires! Amazing Castle of Bratyslawa. Wonderful POV. Nice light and bright. Perfect capture. Original work. Good luck! Saude!
jlynx (12643) 2008-09-12 5:47
The impressive picture, splendid colours and the incredibly good composition. The most beautiful shown space and the magnitude of the defensive building. the fantastic light concentrated its own rays on of castle if additionally extracting his values. I like the sharpness on this photo, the splendid saturation of colours and beautiful composition.
Best regards from autumnal Poznan,
lucasgalodoido (21046) 2008-09-12 6:39
outro belo castelo você nos apresenta, gostei das cores de sua captura, bem vivas.
Parabéns e Abraço
Docarmo (9639) 2008-09-12 7:51
Ambas as fotos, principal e WS, são belíssimas! Composições bem escolhidas, cores e nitidez excelentes. Um lugar muito bonito.
Obrigada pela nota informativa,
Cormac (26545) 2008-09-12 7:56
Nice shot of this place, showing how the building is perched right on the edge of the hill. Great colour too, especially the contrast between the red roof and the blue sky and green forest. Nicely done!
francio64 (38254) 2008-09-12 15:25
gran bel pov ed eccellente gestione delle luci.
Immagine ben studiata, arricchita dalla presenza delle nuvole!
siamesa (27461) 2008-09-12 17:02
Se não fossem as torres, pareceria um casarão desses antigos e belos. Mas castelos e igrejas são minha paixão e esse ponto de vista é maravilhoso porque destaca também a rica vegetação. A nota é ótima e as cores estupendas.
gneufeld (15870) 2008-09-12 18:18
This is a very attractive image and those red roofs certainly capture immediate attention. Great diagonal lines and good foregroud, and good depth. Well done and TFS. Gerald
mauro61 (52545) 2008-09-13 0:45
bella vista del castello che sale sulla collina.
Ottima inquadratura e colori vivi a rendere bellissimo lo scatto
jurek1951 (37040) 2008-09-13 1:32
well captured shot of this great castle.Superb sharpness, great colours too.Excellent clarity and perspective,
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2008-09-13 1:32
Great castle on the hill. Good composition, lovely colours.
Have a nice day.
Nicou (106307) 2008-09-13 2:02
Quelle beau château, sa couleurs est fantastique, trois belles tours le dtout dans un beauc cadre végétatis, un il fier, le cadrage est parfait, un bien bel ensemble.
Bravo et amitié
bostankorkulugu (41406) 2008-09-13 9:20
both shots are very nice aires... i havent been to wien yet, but when i go i will definitely visit bratislava as well...
you have a beautiful soft light in this shot making it a pleasure to look at... the architecture is so plain though...
all the best
Charo (51208) 2008-09-13 9:58
Outro magnífico palácio, desta vez longe de Portugal e ao abrigo de um lindo céu. Excelente luz e contraste de cor com muito boas perspectivas.
alvaraalto (5473) 2008-09-13 12:25
Nice romantic castle captured with a great POV.
Only the prince with the white horse is missing :- )
papagolf21 (79778) 2008-09-13 14:54
Bonsoir, cher Aires,
Ah ! c'est un pur régal ce site, il me permet de m'évader de mon écran, de découvrir de merveilleux lieux, sites architecturaux, paysages, etc.
Ici, vous nous faites un joli cadeau en nous présentant ce magnifique château bénéficiant d'une superbe lumière.
Merci pour tout, pour la photo, la note très documentée et la photo superbe présentée en bonus.
Clementi (52514) 2008-09-14 0:31
magnifico e imponente castello che con i suoi colori vividi si vede da molto lontano.
bellissimo il cielo. ottimo lavoro
pablominto (53744) 2008-09-14 2:15
The fine light on the castle really makes this interesting piece of architecture stand out!
This is a well balanced composition, where the colours and sharpness of details are very attractive...
The angle of light adds a fine 3-D effect to the building!
emka (64550) 2008-09-14 21:39
Beautiful view of the Bratislava castle. Interesting architecure, nice colours. Splendid sharpness and nice composition. Regards
berek (32071) 2008-09-15 21:55
I miss this one my friend. lovely clouds come slowly . beautiful architecture and roof colours. well framed picture. best wishes.:-))
ahmetgedikli (25193) 2008-09-17 12:56
Very nice scenery... Beautiful colors, light with superb POV. Nice work.
stego (22556) 2008-09-19 12:46
A luz e a compo fazem justiça à grande beleza do castelo no cimo da colina cheia de árvores verdes. A muralha ajuda a vista a encaminhar-se para o castelo e as nuvens tb. ajudam o enquadramento.
Um abraço, José.
dkeus31 (27733) 2008-09-22 0:45
impressive castle, the light and the saturated colors are also nice
Didi (51447) 2008-10-06 3:18
Very beautifull warm lights on the castle
Your point of view makes a 3D effect to the architecture volume; it's very appreciable.
joro_m (8) 2008-11-09 11:56
Hi,Aires!The castle is wonderful, I like the colours of the sky and the red colour of the roof of the castle.Best wishes,
Fellini (6401) 2012-03-27 8:24
wonderful colour and lucky sky conditions.
The postprocessing adjustment is really good, i like the quality of the tonal contrast, of the exposure management and the warm tone.
- Copyright: Aires dos Santos (AiresSantos) (56155)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-04-14
- Categories: Castles, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D40X, AF-S NIKKOR 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 GII ED
- Exposure: f/18.0, 1/15 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): My favourite Europe [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-09-11 23:06
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