This picture was taken from a bus window while riding the E44 autobahn towards Cologne.
The castle appeared in view about 1km ahead of the point taken this photo, prominently on a hill-top above the town of Montabaur, I had enough time to set the camera and strike this shot.
Built some 1000 years ago, until 1945 was the district administrator’s office, than local government's, today Montabaur Castle is used as a luxurious hotel.
Location on map: 50.4393,7.8272 .
16:9 aspect ratio, cropped from its top.
A Wikipedia page about Montbaur.
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UlfE (14641) 2014-02-16 1:48
Splendid photo of this beautiful castle. Given that it was taken from a bus at full speed in the autobahn makes it even more impressive. The composition and the format are perfect. Luckily enough the weather was also perfect for this photo.The dark blue roof looks great against the clear blue sky. TFS and have a nice Sunday!
snunney (96721) 2014-02-16 1:50
I also have some pictures of this impressive castle with its distinctive yellow paintwork, but I was fortunate enough to be able to visit the grounds. Your point of view shows it in context. The shot is well composed with the building placed off centre. Good colour contrasts and excellent sharpness.
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-02-16 2:18
a superb photo of this amazing architecture, the composition is very nice, grea details and lights,
jhm (150788) 2014-02-16 2:28
Through the quick exposure time has you a very good picture taken, through the window of the bus.
The different towers care for a nice picture.
A nice daily life picture with an excellent sharpness and clarity.
Excellent composition, good presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
Gigidusud (20765) 2014-02-16 2:55
Beautiful colorful castle in amidst greenery, well framed. Well done!
Have a nice sunday my friend.
saxo042 (37794) 2014-02-16 3:52
An interesting castle with very attractive round yellow towers. You managed to find a good picture from the bus, just the castle surrounded by the green trees. A lucky shot.
pierrefonds (64808) 2014-02-16 4:39
The trees are framing well the castle. The point of view is showing the details and the colours of the castle. There is a good contrast between the colours of the picture. Have a nice day.
mirosu (16033) 2014-02-16 5:10
Excellent view of such a beautiful castle. The shiny roofs are in excellent light. Overall arrangement is very good, contrast against blue sky perfect.
Very well done.
papagolf21 (98684) 2014-02-16 9:18
Bonsoir, cher Ike,
Ce château bénéficie d'une architecture très particulière avec ses toits en forme de bulbe. L'environnement végétal forme un bien joli écrin.
pajaran (59085) 2014-02-16 10:42
Dobar tekst ...
Lep pogled iz autobusa ...
Dobar snimak, ostrina i kontrast, lepo pokazana arhitektura i zeleno drvece, lepe boje.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc, sve najbolje.
A good text ...
Nice view from the bus ...
Good shot, sharpness and contrast nicely demonstrated architecture and green trees, beautiful colors.
Good evening and peaceful night, all the best.
jcpix (13908) 2014-02-16 15:59
You've developed a good eye and quick reflexes for photographing from a moving object. :) Although we can only see the rooftops and domes, I like the appearance of the castle at such a distance...looking as if it's meant to be hidden from sight, but begging to be explored at the same time. The yellow turrets stand out quite well against the darker tones and soft blue sky. Another job well done under the circumstances, the detail is defined and the panoramic cut works nicely for this point of view. Enjoy the week ahead.
Miguel82 (27670) 2014-02-16 17:17
Ike, you were prompt to capture that picture from the bus , that old castle was converted to a hotel, nice panoramic view and excellent hues, all the best, have a good start of week
mcmtanyel (21362) 2014-02-16 18:25
This is a surprisingly good photo for having taken from a bus moving at autobahn speeds. It is a great view of this castle rising out of the foliage. Well spotted and very well rendered.
danos (96103) 2014-02-16 23:55
Good morning Ike,
nice the creative texture of the upper section of the castle with the domes to make the image even more effective.I like the quality of the scene taken from the moving car.
Have a good week,danos
Oceania (5202) 2014-02-17 6:02
Though took this picture in a moving bus. The quality of the picture is excellent. With deep blue roofs, the castle is unique and pretty. It's very nice.
Royaldevon (37593) 2014-02-17 11:30
This is a fine shot especially as you were travelling on the autobahn at the time! It is well composed with fine sharpness to the details.
It is a remarkable castle. Its towers are surmounted by roofs that look like helmets. They have a very proud, smart nature, just like soldiers on parade. I cannot think of any castle that I have seen previously that is painted this bright yellow. Truly it is a castle amongst castles!!
Thank you for sharing this.
kato (11630) 2014-02-17 15:52
You're capturing well this architecture by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the castle with black/yellow colors and sub-buildings of the dome shape. It's good architecture and it's also impressive that this castle is surrounded by deep greenery.
delpeoples (57266) 2014-02-17 22:39
This image is a little dark on my monitor, but it could be my problem instead of yours. The positive thing is that the colours are really rich, as are the textures. I like the panoramic format, not something we often see from you. Good work, keep them coming!
PS: Thanks for your lovely comment on my Valentines Day photo, the Moderators reinstated it!
Nicou (139084) 2014-02-18 1:00
sueprbe panorama et vue de ce château comme le tours ressortent de la végétaiton ces châpeaux pointus sur le toits en gris sombre brillant et le jaune sueprbe contrastes.
Bravo et belle journée
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-02-18 7:50
considering the picture was taken from the bus you did very good job keeping it sharp and clear.
Nice cropped image of the castle, surrounded by loads of trees and bushes - it gives impression of the building emerging from this greenery.
Very pretty architecture and well presented.
Well done and TFS.
Enjoy the rest of the evening
adramad (44306) 2014-02-18 13:10
A splendid composition, in which the most curious of this castle that can only see rooftops and towers by the large trees are its towers with that helmet-shaped termination, really curious ....
Very good brightness and sharpness, with beautiful colors.
Well seen and done better. I love it.
Have a good day.
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-02-18 13:40
great photo opportunity excellently utilized by You from riding bus(I must admit,if you didn´t mention it,I wouldn´t guessed it was taken from behind the window in in motion).Superb quality of the shot.
And of course the most important thing is the beauty of this Castle and its perfect placement in the frame.
ourania (43594) 2014-02-18 13:52
the building is intriguing and imposing, your point of view makes it mysterious too. I like very much how it's surrounded by luscious vegetation, the dark colours around it set off its yellow hues delightfully. Your composition is simple, solid and elegant, the colours make a very pleasing combination. This must be a superb place to stay. A great capture under challenging circumstances, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
lousat (89200) 2014-02-18 14:08
Hi Ike,excellent work from a difficult point of view like a bus window,the architechture of this castle is truly unique and original,a very useful post made with excellent quality! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
clic (16841) 2014-02-18 14:17
Why didn't your bus stop at this luxurious hotel for a few pictures inside!
It appears very 'cozy', so wrapped in fresh greenery, and the four yellow dungeons seem anxious to tell their secrets to photographers!
Sonata11 (33753) 2014-02-18 21:11
Wow! what an interesting roofs. Colors are fantastic. Very, very beautiful. I love it. Perfect snapshot. Tfs.
Best regards, Barbara
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-02-18 23:42
Great shot of this Castle through the bus window. Love the colours, bluely grey against the yellow and green, super.
Looks a great Castle, and a wonderful hotel to stay, wow.
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-02-19 4:47
Very interesting architecture, the towers reminds me of the helmets used by German soldiers. It's amazing that this is over 1,000 years old. Nicely captured with good details. Well done, tfs.
nikkitta (17066) 2014-02-19 9:06
You managed well , not easy at all, to adjust the camera and take the capture just when the towers and roofs were well seen contrasting with the green vegetation and blue sky ( not so easy to obtain)
jemaflor (95355) 2014-02-19 11:17
Interesting architecture well presented, good light for colors, tfs.
photoray (13981) 2014-02-19 16:54
Attractive roof-top view of Schloss Montabaur, unusual domed towers, and surrounded with forest.
I regret not having enough time to visit the Cologne area on my two week Deutschland journey. But hopefully next time.....
Thanks for sharing,
Cricri (117315) 2014-02-23 10:30
Bien enfui dans un écrin de verdure seul ces tours jaunes fait leurs apparition sous une belle lumière, belle présentation , et tout bon POV
mkamionka (35570) 2014-02-25 8:36
I am quite surprised with the picture quality. I have never managed to get anything satisfactory taken from the bus or plane. This was a great POV to show the castle from a distance which always provides a better perspective. The yellow color of the towers seems quite extraordinary but so is their shape.
One more place which I have never heard about,
Very well done,
carlo62 (45840) 2014-03-22 2:30
questo castello sembra sbucare direttamente dalla foresta, come se ne facesse parte e fosse nato con essa.
Ottimo punto di ripresa, il giallo delle torri spicca su tutto il resto.
jmdias (62929) 2014-05-14 17:29
I ever compared these roofs like the hat used by german soldiers in the first war. nice this far view of the buildings with good details of the place around. TFS.
swapankumarroy (2847) 2014-09-30 23:56
I have browsed your gallery, really many photographs are there, this is a nice castle and you efficiently managed and shot it from a bus, good composition and excellent color balance.
my warm regards and thanks,
berek (49298) 2014-11-24 20:28
Good morning Ike,
This castle has a very special architecture with its roofs bulbous. The plant environment forms a very pretty setting.
Matyas (0) 2015-04-21 1:42
Shalom Ike! Wonderful castle. Amazing natural scenery. Superb landscape. Fine point of view and cut. Good focus effect. Marvelous colours. Regards!
ChrisJ (111632) 2015-10-13 14:52
I like the wide angled, panoramic crop and the high pov. Good sharpness and the butter yellow facade of the castle contrasts well with the blue sky. Well composed with the horizon placed off center. Tfs.
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (69213)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-06-04
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/3.7, 1/1000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-16 1:25