View upwards on the Katz castle, on a hill above the town of Sankt Goarshausen.
First built in the 14th century, destroyed and demolished several times and rebuilt, nowadays it’s a boutique-hotel. (source from Wikipedia).
Location along the Rhine river: 50.152, 7.724
Previousely posted on the Katz castle.
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pierrefonds (68855) 2014-04-14 4:21
The trees are framing well the castle. The point of view is showing the details and the colors of Katz castle. The quality of the light is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.
snunney (103207) 2014-04-14 4:33
A perfect place for a castle and a hotel:-) The upwards point of view accentuates the impressive architecture. The splendid sky makes and excellent backdrop. Very good colour contrasts and perfect sharpness.
federico (4139) 2014-04-14 4:48
hi ike, very sharp and colourfull shot with an interesting subject good composition too
jhm (156458) 2014-04-14 5:12
Again a very nice picture of your trip to Germany previous year.
Formerly must all castles, are two or three time become destroyed, people are sometime devilish, learn never to today not out of past, looks to Ukraine, Syria, Egypt and a lot countries in the world.
Happy your picture is perfect and pleasant to look at.
Technical excellent taken
Excellent composition, good presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
Romano46 (18472) 2014-04-14 5:58
i castelli lungo il corso del fiume Reno sono tutti belli e resto sorpreso nel leggere che questo è stato trasformato in un hotel.
Ma i tempi sono cambiati e probabilmente è giusto che sia così.
Una bella composizione per una foto che include un soggetto delizioso, colto con bella luce, ottimo contrasto e nitidezzaa superba.
Ciao, buona giornata e buon inizio di settimana
kato (11630) 2014-04-14 7:05
You're capturing well this architecture by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see that there is a castle with elegant shape on hill top. I always wonder thinking about why do Germanic people build a castle on the top of a mountain or a hill.It harmonized beautifully with the surrounding lush green and blue sky.
dip (23890) 2014-04-14 7:26
I was also many times there,the castle is very impressive,
amaryllis (37039) 2014-04-14 8:08
une superbe photo avec un cadrage en contre plongée fort bien réussie avec cette paroi rocheuse et ce château-hôtel tout en haut, d'ailleurs la vue doit être magnifique
Merci de ce partage excellent
Nicou (146722) 2014-04-14 8:16
Quel château et vue superbe quel cadrage et mise en valeur sueprbe image sur son éperon rocheux dominant le tout sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
Cricri (122473) 2014-04-14 8:47
Ce POV est plus impressionnant a voir que celle sur le lien, ici l'on voit mieux la construction au bord des roches joliment garnie de verdure, très belle réalisation
cornejo (44635) 2014-04-14 10:26
Hello Ike, very good picture of this beautiful and interesting view of this beautiful castle, very well captured with excellent perspective on this beautiful image with good sharpness, depth, light and beautiful color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
ourania (48706) 2014-04-14 14:03
a very attractive picture, your point of view is very effective and exalts the style and position of the castle. A fascinating building, it must have marvelous views all around too. I like very much the vividness and richness of the colours, the light is wonderful and gives a special allure to the atmosphere. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
carlo62 (52014) 2014-04-14 15:44
questi castelli sulle cime delle rocce sono veramente belli, si sceglievano dei luoghi molto impervi per costruirli, ma adatti allo scopo.
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-04-14 22:32
Splendid castle you have captured so well, being down on the river gives us the scale of these castle up on their elevated positions.
Well managed, super colours.
fabbs99 (17175) 2014-04-14 23:56
Superb shot with great clarity and colors.Very well done.TFS.
macjake (70515) 2014-04-14 23:57
on top of the world!
can't get any better than this eh!
now its a Hotel? oh man the original builders and owners would be turning in their graves if they ever found out!!!!!!!!!
wonderful subject and post for TE
Royaldevon (40988) 2014-04-15 0:43
This is a particularly effective view of the castle. The steep, upward ascent, with details of craggy rocks, and the castle standing proud in the sky, gives it a sense of strength, of impregnability.
Great sharpness to this exposure and lovely, natural colours.
Have a great day,
williamcoombs1 (363) 2014-04-15 7:20
Terrific POV and fabulous rendering of rock, fortress and rich greens - you capture this brilliantly!
All the best,
UlfE (14641) 2014-04-15 10:58
You have chosen a very effective perspective from your position at the riverbank . There are several diagonal lines that meet where the castle is positioned atop of the rock. The nice blue sky is a perfect backdrop and the shrubs and tree that grow on the rock make the photo extra colourful and attractive. TFS and have a nice evening!
marabu61 (11189) 2014-04-15 12:29
Quite a pleasant place for a castle and hotel. But I can't imagine the durance and hardships of the laborer of the old days when they where building this fairy tale castle at the time. The lush green scenery with the beautiful blue sky provide the perfect backdrop for this gorgeous place.
have a good evening
photoray (13981) 2014-04-15 16:47
Excellent view of Katz Schloss on its craggy mountain perch overlooking the Rhein.
Cruising the Rhein even if my auto along the river road, is a wonderful journey.
Thanks for sharing,
danos (100798) 2014-04-16 4:48
very nice the presentation of the castle on the top of the woody hill and the way that outline against the sky.The brilliant light of the day,enhance the vivid colours as the beauty of the scene.
Silvio1953 (148411) 2014-04-16 6:53
Ciao Ike, great view of fantastic castle on beautiful hill, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
jcpix (13930) 2014-04-16 16:08
This castle sure has a grand stature, and even more so from this particular angle. It almost feels as if it's puffing out it's chest to be even more striking and visible. :) Not a bad take in the lot, each view is equally enticing and shows the beauty of architecture, color and surrounding landscape. You couldn't ask for a better blue sky as a backdrop, as it greatly enhances the greens. A proud image for a proud castle! enjoy the new day. All the best.
Didi (60590) 2014-04-16 17:08
Great view on the castle in good lights ambiance
Very difficult for me to climb up :)
mcmtanyel (25584) 2014-04-16 20:08
Blue skies for a change! I like your composition with castle perched on the hill appearing as the uppermost object in the frame. Very cleverly done!
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-04-17 10:18
Beautiful castle up on a hill. I just got back from San Diego and I really admire the houses they have down there that were built on top of the hills. I like your pov and it has sharp details. Well done, tfs.
nikkitta (17066) 2014-04-17 12:18
Fabulous castle, building and location on top of the hill
Great composition in the form of a triangle and for once, good contrast with a blue sky
Well done, tfs
pajaran (63440) 2014-04-17 23:05
Interesantan tekst o starom zamku, lep pogled ...
Dobar snimak i kontrast, lepo pokazano brdo sa zamkom, lepe boje.
Lepo mesto na kojem je bio zasticen od osvajaca.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
An interesting article about the old castle, a beautiful view ...
Good video and contrast nicely shown hill with the castle, beautiful colors.
Nice place where he was protected from invaders.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
delpeoples (59184) 2014-04-18 5:17
Nice to see you got some blue sky on your trip. This hillside is wonderful and the karst reminds me a little of what I saw in Thailand and Malaysia. Except there were no medieval castles at the top of it! :) It amazes me to see how they built a church in a remote place like this. Excellent POV and good light management.
COSTANTINO (67274) 2014-04-18 7:52
Hello dear friend
what a beautiful and impressive shot
what a beautiful castle too
on the top of the mouunatin
the question is :how did they built
this castle the old times it looks
very difficult indeed
the excellent chosen point of view
shows the details
have a nice evening
boa (7543) 2014-04-18 11:01
it is quite impressive to build a castle like this when you consider the placement on a hill! It looks like a castle from a fairytale and i would not mind to live there:)Good pov and colors,tfs!
Have a nice evening/
Waylim (25502) 2014-04-18 13:59
A very nice shot of the castle perched high up on the hill. I can imagine the view from up there. Lovely blue sky and green trees all around the hill. Like a fairly tale setting. Good quality image with rich colors and good light.
Gigidusud (21191) 2014-04-26 14:36
Amazing castle perched on the hill, what a view we must have. Excellent this POV too, well done!
Have a nice Week-end my friend.
mkamionka (39133) 2014-04-28 8:33
spectacular location of this charming castle makes the photo really eye catching. I like the sharp spires of the structure, it feels medieval. It must a pleasure to stay in a hotel like this I guess. You had a great weather this time which added so much color here.
Very well done!
papagolf21 (105240) 2014-04-29 4:00
Bonjour, cher Ike,
Superbe prise de vue de ce château construit sur les ruines d'un édifice médiéval.
Je plains les bâtisseurs pour l'édification de ce château.
Très bonne journée.
Robert1969 (7160) 2014-04-30 8:55
I like the open spaces in the picture arround the
castle, this with the lower position makes the
hill extra higher and the picture extra exciting.
Light management and the composition are good.
adores (46079) 2014-05-04 16:45
This one is situated in a very impressive place. Your pov is very good to show it and you even had a nice weather on that day.
siolaw (38292) 2014-05-06 10:23
A stunning place to build a castle, and you captured that well. Must be an expensive hotel to stay!
Good general quality and framing.
jmdias (66323) 2014-06-10 15:55
really only a cat would climb these slopes. haha.
I imagine this place is the same of a kind of a famous wine.
very nice view showing the impressive site of the castle and its shapes.
PiotrF (20608) 2014-06-25 15:41
Nice view of this castle.Wonderful composition of colors you framed. Composition and presentation make these picture attractive.
berek (50506) 2014-10-02 22:20
good morning dear Ike
a great shot with a framing against successful diving well with rock wall and castle hotel at the top, the view must also be beautiful. well framed
swapankumarroy (2849) 2014-11-01 11:48
Very beautiful composition, the castle was placed at the center of frame surrounded by lush green at the top of hill under the blue sky make it gorgeous and rich in color, I like its POV.
Matyas (0) 2015-06-17 0:33
Shalom Ike! Fantastic castle. Wonderful landscape. Marvelous sky. Good POV and DOF. Good take. Sophisticated effect. Regards!
fabianoleite (11813) 2016-06-04 19:34
Castle on top of a mountain, very typical and beautiful, from a great perspective and with nice colors. Very good, congratulations!
ChrisJ (116674) 2016-10-25 12:48
A good upward pov on the Katz Castle with the the wooded green hill enhancing the scene. Excellent sharpness and framing. The blue sky makes a good backdrop. Tfs!
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (74733)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-30
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-14 4:12