The Château de Hautefort is a French château and gardens located in the town of Hautefort in the Dordogne. The château was reconstructed in the 17th century, and embellished with a Garden à la française. In 1853, the landscape architect, Count of Choulot, redid the gardens, adding a landscape garden, geometric flower gardens, topiary gardens imitating the domes of the château, and a long tunnel of greenery. Next to the formal gardens is a hill with an Italian garden with winding shaded paths. Notable trees in the park include a Magnolia grandiflora and a Cedar of Lebanon. The gardens are listed by the Committee of Parks and Gardens of the Ministry of Culture of France as one of the Notable Gardens of France.
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photoray (13686) 2013-01-07 12:02
Impressed by the rock architecture chateau dominating over the classical garden, colorful flowers and uniform shrubs, all in natural lighting.
Kamilutka (8105) 2013-01-07 12:23
Good evening Adrian,
living in France you have probably plenty of stunning castles like that in supply :-) You captured it very nicely, and I like the symmetry of the foreground very much. Nice and cheerful colors, good contrast and sharpness.
Gigidusud (18065) 2013-01-07 13:51
Très jolie photo de ce superbe château avec les jardins fleuris en premier plan.Excellent cadrage et POV.Bravo!
Oceania (5202) 2013-01-08 5:41
Your picture shows the fine details of this magnificent architecture. The garden in the front is also very beautiful.
brianmcc (6219) 2013-01-09 10:27
the colours in this picture are fantastic, very bright and appealing. you have composed this well with the flower-lined path leading very well towards the castle.
have a lovely evening,
jhm (144318) 2013-01-10 3:29
A wonderful summery picture with this beautiful castle as subject.
Wonderful entrance between the nice flowers.
Lovely colors, excellent captured also nice composition.
Very well done, TFS.
rudiceuppens (555) 2013-01-10 7:05
A great picture I missed on monday. POV, composition, colours and sharpness are all very good. a castle well worth a visit,
lousat (82684) 2013-01-10 14:06
Hi Adrian,perfect choice of point of view to create this imposing perspective,a magnificent architechture taken in the best light and in the best garden season too,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
ChrisJ (104387) 2013-01-10 19:43
I might have rotated this image a little more to the left so that the horizontal lines are level & not leaning towards the right. I usually use this pattern for wide angled shots /|\
The placement of verticals on the centre line avoids excessive distortion to perspective at either side. Apart from that a wonderful balanced composition with good sharpness, color & contrast. Tfs!
Graal (100124) 2013-01-10 23:50
old castle is beautiful here. Pleasant summer green and flowers on FG. Also interesting architecture. Place and photo I like.
Have a nice day.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2013-01-11 7:28
C'est un très beau château du Périgord que j'ai pu voir et photographier. Le point de vue et le cadrage sont agréables. La lumière, la netteté et les couleurs sont excellentes. Bravo.
gildasjan (42520) 2013-01-11 9:22
Le point de vue en donne et les volumes de ce château sont bien mis en valeur par cette lumière latérale.Ce ciel bien bleu valorise les teintes des pierres de cette architecture.
Bonne année 2013
s_lush (16134) 2013-01-11 12:18
This castle looks beautiful with such a good landscape design in front of it. Excellent composition, beautiful flowers, great architecture, bright light, wonderful colors and very high quality of the picture!
Sonata11 (33697) 2013-01-11 20:30
very beautiful and lovely picture of castle architecture and spectacular garden. The greenery are strunningly beautiful. You capture this perfectly well. Fantastic management of light, contrast, beautiful colors. Perfectly well done. Thanks for sharing.
metalz (444) 2013-01-12 1:21
Nice captured of the mansion with blue sky and that flowers adding up to this photo.
serp2000 (42108) 2013-01-12 23:09
An interesting note and outstanding illustration. Superb colours, good presentation of Château. A composition some tilted to the right, it could be excellent postcard from Hautefort. TFS!
fds (8848) 2013-01-13 8:40
cher ami une tres belle image de cette chateau de hautefort que j'ai visite dans l'hiver 2009 pendant mon voyage dans le perigord
les coleurs et la nettee sont vraiment tres beaux
jacquest (18871) 2013-01-14 3:52
C'est une belle présentation de ce château avec l'allée fleurie qui y amène le regard. Le cadrage est bien exécuté sous une luminosité qui rehausse les couleurs.
macjake (61514) 2013-01-17 4:56
its a beautiful building with a complementary beautiful light and warmth, but i think the photo could be even further enhanced if you had the bottom portion of the ground in full view.
its a bit cut off, what do you think?
have a great day, see you around
gus72 (3719) 2013-01-26 21:29
Hi Adrian !!
we do not see any castles here in Australia and not to many french gardens, so looking at this picture is very pleasurable to me.
I love the slated roof with towers and bay windows.
Of course you took the shot on a perfect day and from the perfect POV.
Very nice presentation.Good work.
Cheers from Moss Vale
Noel_Byrne (27440) 2013-02-03 13:54
Striking building and gardens, and what draws me in is the pack of symmetry in its design. Although I like symmetry, it's so beautiful to see a buildingike this with su
Ch wonderful design. It's appearance is enhanced by the bright and beautiful colours of the flowers in this garden. Wonderful shot, thank you.
All the best
- Copyright: Adrian Doni (cargus) (9598)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-00
- Categories: Castles
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Châteaux en France [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-07 9:31