Everyone a good 2013.
With this picture I end with the mini serie of
this beautiful castle.
The Fairylike lightning on the castle did me
forget the real time. I didn't hear the driving
cars, but I hear the horses in the past, with
knights and all the rest of that time.
I was hoping for more clouds, but I guess I
had nothing to grumble: at the ends this is
personal one of my favorites pictures.
Canon 5D MarkII
Canon 17-40mm L4
Velbon Sherpa 600R
Have a nice weekend
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jjcordier (79064) 2013-01-11 23:41
Encore une magnifique réalisation de ta part avec un superbe effet glacé sur l'eau du lac, un reflet splendide, un bel effet de mouvement des nuages dans le ciel et une qualité d'image parfaite. Du grand art!
Bonne année 2013.
pajaran (55091) 2013-01-11 23:48
Lep pogled na dvorac ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst i kompozicija, lepo pokazano.
Lep dvorac i refleksi na vodi.
Lepa arhitektura i trenutak.
Imajte lep dan za odmor, sve najbolje za vikend.
A nice view of the castle ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful color.
Good content and composition, well demonstrated.
Nice castle and reflections on the water.
Beautiful architecture, and the moment.
Have a nice day to rest, all the best for the weekend.
HimalAnda (10303) 2013-01-11 23:59
As usual, the colors are beautiful, the sharpness is perfect and the composition is good. Congratulations.
Happy new year 2013!
GREGG (7888) 2013-01-12 0:17
very good composition,
good light and great tone
papagolf21 (90576) 2013-01-12 0:27
Bonjour, cher Robert,
Encore une image très réussie et digne de figurer dans un livre ayant trait aux châteaux.
Une image réalisée avec talent.
Mes meilleurs voeux 2013.
jhm (144318) 2013-01-12 0:41
Inderdaad een feeëriek beeld, u maakt steeds gebruik van een statief dit bevorderd alleen de kwaliteit van de foto.
Deze foto doet mij denken aan de oude schilderijen, zeker de kleuren waar zo de zachtheid kan vanaf schrapen.
Proficiat voor het maken van deze beelden een meer waarde voor TE. Bedankt.
Prettig weekend, en volgende sneeuw beelden volgen het laatste weerbericht.
dta (71461) 2013-01-12 0:49
Hello Robert ,
Despite of eh fact that I'm not allways a fan of long exposures , I appreciate a lot your pictures , because there is something different in you picture , very personnal and artistic . Of course , the technical quality is superb , and here , this is a so beautiful subject .
SnapRJW (31627) 2013-01-12 0:49
Hello Robert - The inclusion of the rocks in the FG was inspired; the textures contrast with the rest of the shot really well and help emphasise the gorgeous silkiness of the water with the soft reflections. A fairy tale indeed, the castle with its warm colours placed to allow a fine view of the mountains and the lovely sky with moon. Picture perfect work. Warmest wishes to you and your family for 2013. Rosemary
JFS (32459) 2013-01-12 1:17
Amazing shot, magic i would say. A very good work, thanks for sharing!
Kamilutka (8105) 2013-01-12 1:31
Good morning Robert,
your photo is outstanding in terms of light management as well as neat elegant composition. The subtle colors of the background make perfect fond for the castle which looks almost like on fire. The stone in the foreground offers nice natural framing at the bottom. Lovely refelctions on the surface of the lake.
Thanks for sharing!
UlfE (14641) 2013-01-12 1:33
What a fantastic series of this beautiful castle. I really enjoy your photo when it has got a little bit darker and the castle is illuminated. The composition is excellent with the rocks in the foreground and the brighter sky behind the castle and above the mountains in the background. Yes, you could sometimes hope for a different sky, but this is beyond control. TFS and have a nice weekend!
chrislo (4155) 2013-01-12 1:45
Heel mooi dit vergezicht met die rotsen op de voorgrond. De verlichting en weerspiegeling van het kasteel in het water benadrukken de verfijnde architectuur van dit prachtige middeleeuwese gebouw. Ik vind het contrast fantastisch tussen de stille gladde waterspiegel en de vliegende wolken. De bergen in de achtergrond geven, doordat ze in de schaduw staan, diepte en sfeer aan dit geweldige landschap. Heel mooie zachte kleuren en ook erg goede verdeling qua licht. Je genoot hier van de zonsondergang, en het blauwe uur leverde een mooie lucht op. Prima werk !
Royaldevon (33387) 2013-01-12 2:15
The f/g rocks are the anchor, the point from which we can stand and absorb this beautiful scene.
You don't give us exif data but I would presume the shutter speed to be quite slow to produce this wonderful icy texture on the water.
The light on the castle gives it an extra intensity, we cannot help but be drawn to it.
Have a lovely w/e,
brianmcc (6219) 2013-01-12 2:20
happy new year to you too.
this is a beautiful picture. you have positioned the castle perfectly and the lights illuminating the walls have helped create a fantastic focal point. the mountains make a great backdrop, while the placement of the rocks in the foreground provide additional depth and context. your use of the long exposure has resulted in a wonderful effect on the water and in the clouds.
best wishes for 2013,
CLODO (32204) 2013-01-12 2:27
A good moment in the day to have such a contrast between the illuminated castle and its reflection in the lake and the moving clouds (due to a long exposure) and back mountains.
kathryn_weir (2056) 2013-01-12 2:49
This is a very beautiful photo. So much about it draws the viewers attention onto the beautiful fairytale castle- the warm floodlighting gives the castle extra weight against the otherwise cool surroundings. Even though you would have liked more cloud I think there is perfect balance here with the weight of dark cloud on the right balanced by the much lighter brighter cover on the left near the castle.
Thanks for sharing
have a great weekend
yquem46 (38750) 2013-01-12 5:14
As usual a great quality and quite moody shot
Perfect exposure of this blue/black hour shot
Regards and best wishes for 2013
npecanhuk (70106) 2013-01-12 5:16
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, black & white borders, chosen pov and compositon with those beautiful reflections are all excellent photo qualities that really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
A great saturday to you,
marabu61 (9503) 2013-01-12 5:38
Fairylike indeed this one.
Chateau Chillon is just a photographers dream and in your version with the long exposure it really looks beautiful. The light is gorgeous, the water so silky and smooth, the movement in the clouds add a good dynamic element, the sharpness is perfect.
A truly perfect and wonderful picture.
have a good weekend
Sergiom (67528) 2013-01-12 6:14
J'aime beaucoup la texture que la longue exposition a donné à l'eau qui entoure le château. La lumière sur ses murs est superbe ainsi que le mouvement dans les nuages.
smash2707 (3320) 2013-01-12 9:23
Hi Robert. Nice composition, nice light. I like the blurred reflections. TFS
emka (86577) 2013-01-13 0:00
marvelous view, indeed like the castle of the Prince waiting for the Princess. Fantastic light, splendid calm atmosphere, amazing colour. What a good start in 2013.
All the best in new year
elenimavrandoni (14209) 2013-01-13 1:59
Hello Robert, no more clouds needed....this is beautiful as it is!A picture that has all the magic of all times, all the right colors of the light before darkness, all ths sharp details of the natural surroundings, the mystery and the elegance of the castle and an extraordinary mirror-reflection!
I can picture Knights on their white horses!!
timecapturer (49288) 2013-01-13 3:06
could not be anybody else's work but yours. The quality and technical expertise here is just amazing, but that is typical of all your fine images. This one is so beautiful and the light does give the castle a magical glow, and I like the moon sitting inside the scurrying clouds. Immaculate and awesome! Love it!
Have a pleasant Sunday - Brian.
ktanska (25907) 2013-01-13 3:31
You really captured perfect light there! Wark sunset glow hits right on the famous castle. Lake is still and makes interesting blurry reflections. And motion of clouds shows well on this longer exposure.
kasianowak (7565) 2013-01-13 5:47
Beautiful scenery in wonderful lighting! The long exposure changed it into a fairy-tale setting. Great idea to include some foreground rocks.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-01-13 7:35
Una inquadratura perfetta che concorre a rendere eccezionale questo scatto, dove tutto concorre ad appagare l'occhio.
Anche il tempo si scatto molto lungo certamente ha contribuito al risultato perchè ha reso setosa l'acqua e permesso di registrare il movimento delle nuvole.
Ciao e buona domenica
chawax (19850) 2013-01-13 11:46
That's a very beautiful shot ! The composition is very well balanced and I love the long exposure time effect. Nice light on the castle too.
Have a nice week,
madhumita_roy86 (2344) 2013-01-14 1:39
beautiful colour tones...
very attractive composition..
Didi (59114) 2013-01-14 8:54
An new post, that's good.
Very good frame quality with the strategic position of the castle.
Interesting iced waters by the long exposure
zanzi (13670) 2013-01-14 12:55
The light on the walls of the castle is beautiful. As is the blurry reflexion in the lake.
danos (90413) 2013-01-14 23:49
nice the view of the castle in this great and tranquil place with its reflections to complete perfect the beauty of the place.I like the excellent light and colour management as the clarity of the image.
Have a good day,Danos
lousat (82684) 2013-01-15 3:28
Hi Bob,a pic that seems to come from a book of fairy tales! What a spectacle made by ligths and reflections,a great pleasure for my eyes,i like it!! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
mjw364 (2) 2013-01-15 9:18
A fantatsic composition with great managemeent of light and colour with use of your filter to create that flat sheen on the water. Excellent.
Waylim (25368) 2013-01-15 9:47
The more I see your photo from here, the more I want to come back in the evening when the sunset and after the sunset. I was here in the afternoon, but could not wait till the sunset, since we had to catch the last train to Zermatte.
Once again the moood you have captured is very uniquely Robertish. Unmistakably you style. I can feel the cold air, as there are some snow or frost on the foreground rock. I might have zoom out a little to get more of the rock. The lake is so fine and silky ti feel like thin layer of ice. The warm glow of the light illuminating the castle adds a sense of magical atmosphere
Yes, the whole scene is very fairy tale like. I'm just waiting for the princess to appear anytime soon.
My admiration to you always.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2013-01-15 12:14
The picture is very neat and clean. Point of view and framing are obviously well chosen. The colors and landscape are remarkable. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
kiks (11785) 2013-01-18 5:44
ik kan mij voorstellen dat je het gevoel kreeg om in een sprookje te zijn bij dit uitzicht. Prachtig gedaan.
berek (43691) 2013-01-18 7:05
i just say incredible . i like it very much. very good light managment and pastel colors.
congratulations. Have a nice weekend.
abmdsudi (46936) 2013-01-18 7:18
This is another of your terrific long exposure shot yet it' s a tranquil scene with fantastic effect on the water. I love the smoothness and placement of subjects are just perfect here with the stunning Alice's fairytale castle ensures focus is held there strongly. Your colour palette is absolutely beautiful with soft reflections and so luminous. complemented nice by the sky and backdrop. My congrats on this quality picture.
chrisvek (7001) 2013-01-20 3:58
Wow!So amazing landscape.Perfect colors and so unique atmosphere.I like very much the POV you chose and the framing.Well done.
Have a nice day
thebest (4276) 2013-01-20 5:35
Beautiful - the castle looks incredible with the lighting - the dramatic sky - the glossy texture of the water & your amazing perspective - well done a thousand times - I LOVE IT!!!!
gildasjan (42520) 2013-01-21 3:25
Magnifique lumière et quelle partition de couleurs.C'est tout simplement très beau.
fabianoleite (9783) 2013-01-21 4:54
Just incredible, the red shades of the castle are excellent, and the smoothness of the waters is amazing, making a great composition. Congratulations!
macjake (61514) 2013-01-21 16:24
there's a simple reason why this photo is so well liked and admired.
Personally, i think its so smart to include some minor rocks along the bottom to complete the scene.
Often, less words are more.
simply stunning glass-like effect on the water.
Nicou (130203) 2013-01-23 7:33
Fantastique vue sur le château de Chillon une splendeur, ces reflet comme un beau miroir, ces tons et couleur avec les alpes en fond, le rocher en premier plan quelle composition d'image.
Bravo et amitié
jemaflor (89405) 2013-01-23 10:50
Excellent shot well managed, I like the light on the castle and the icy effect for the lake, tfs.
quovadis (1128) 2013-01-24 4:18
Hi Robert !!!
Your exposures just amaze my eyes and mind, relax and invite to contemplation:)
The softness of tones and beauty of surroundings impress me from every point of view.
Yes, you are an artist !
josepmarin (57947) 2013-01-24 4:50
a precious image of the castle and its beautiful golden lighting, which you have located in a side of the framing in order to create an asymmetric and effective composition.
The natural landscape of the lake and of the mountains is magnificent, and I like the visual effect on the clouds and on the water because of the long exposure time.
The reflections on the lake increase the aesthetic quality of this beautiful capture at the blue hour.
A beautiful work, as usual.
Silvio1953 (130472) 2013-01-24 12:08
Ciao Robert, fascinating view of lovely castle with fantastic reflections, wonderful colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
vjmite (4114) 2013-01-25 2:05
The composition and color are superb, with the orange light on the chateau and its reflection. The long exposure has given the lake a silky sheen. The moon is nicely positioned in the centre. Great job.
ikeharel (63019) 2013-01-29 7:08
Good evening Robert,
A fabulous long exposure time, created a silky water surface on picture, and the illuminated castle on lakeshore in great contrast to the grey tone over.
Fine photojob, well collected the moment.
mkamionka (32521) 2013-02-01 13:43
breath taking view. I admire your attention to detail. The rocks make a great foreground. Long time exposure results in a nice contrast of the moving smooth clouds and the crispy sharp castle. Perfectly balanced exposition. The photo was taken exactly in the very best moment.
Great POV of course as well which allowed to present beautifully the fantastic location of the castle.
dale54 (6707) 2013-02-04 12:23
robert hello,got to say i love this pic.beautifull lite feel and scene,love that reflection too! dr
jcpix (13814) 2013-02-05 17:28
I can't get enough of your Chateau de Chillon pictures, simply gorgeous! The long exposure has Lac Leman looking like a mirror, and it's the perfect reflection. The foreground rocks are a brilliant touch. I can't say much more that hasn't already been said, well deserving of every positive comment!
adramad (40702) 2013-02-06 7:48
Superb composition with a well chosen POV, which gives most of the space, the lovely image of the lake, with its beautiful patina reflexes and ideal texture. the charming castle looks like a jewel and lit.
Very well done. I love it.
Have a nice day.
fds (8848) 2013-02-06 11:50
dear friend robert
another very beautiful composition with very great castle
great and very impressiv sky and water
great colors and light
sacavem (18614) 2013-02-18 6:14
Beautiful peaceful composition.
Nice landscape and colors. Good work to capture this beautiful image.
Urs (14082) 2013-03-05 17:46
An interesting but also strange light, obviously the sun beam is on the castle. Excellent capture POV and setting, well done
EstelleJ (921) 2013-03-05 18:50
Everything about this photo is incredibly beautiful, ethereal and has a sense of almost pulling in the viewer into a different realm, dimension. The lighting, the composition, the colors are fantastic! Truly fairylike, as the title says it!
Thank you for posting this masterpiece!
Longroute (19396) 2013-04-14 9:33
Really fairy-like thanks also to your skill in capturing such a tones and composing the image masterfully. The smooth surface of the lake and the reflections are your trade-mark.
bayno (18344) 2013-04-18 9:44
Ciao Robert, the location here is fantastic, you choice the best our for the light and the atmosphere....perfect performance and composed shot...the mix between hot tones and cold tones is beautiful...
manrezaei (1837) 2013-04-20 0:50
Excellent shot. Superbly managed the details. The sharpness, calrity and lights superbly managed. Well done.
AdrianWrobel (1676) 2013-04-21 1:08
Heil Robert, zachwycam sie twoimi fotografiami i s± bardzo ³adne -przestrzeñ, ¶wie¿o¶æ i natura. Efektownie siê prezentujr barwa- Pozdrawiam -Adrian
Miguel82 (26543) 2013-05-01 16:00
Nice castle nearby a lake, amazing sky
Good work, excellent exposition and colors
ourania (36472) 2013-06-05 12:31
a marvellous picture with dramatic and fairytale-like atmosphere and an absolutely captivating impact. Your technique in capturing the fantastic textures and colours was excellent. The sense of depth is superb and we get a feeling that we could slide towards the castle which makes a magnificent focal point. I love the role of the rocks in the foreground and of the clouds: the surrounding elements and colours seem to be wrapping around the castle which defies the cold atmosphere and the darkness in a lovely way. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
Cricri (111485) 2013-07-05 22:52
Magnifique cette image, la couleur chaude du bâtiment, avec les reflets, sur cet eau rendu par un bel effet (longue pose) le ciel est superbe , compliment