The Chateau Chillon on the banks of lake Geneva is glowing in the low winter sun just before sunset.
During december the castle from the 12th century holds a charming medieval market with foods and good from the middle ages, presented by originally clad locals who also perform music and dances from long bygone times
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Romano46 (15574) 2013-12-22 8:42
un vero incanto!
Il castello e le acque del lago che lo circondano creano, grazie alla tua ottima tecnica, un paesaggio da fiaba che merita un elogio.
Una splendida fotografia elaborata in maniera eccellente.
La nitidezza ed i colori sono di altissimo livello al pari della composizione.
Ciao e buona domenica
claudeD (28848) 2013-12-22 8:43
I like your contribution to TE very much. Excellent composition and fine ligh b managment.You had the photographer's eye here. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
rigoletto (33776) 2013-12-22 9:02
hi daniel. the easiest word coming to my mind is: WoW! stupendous atmosphere. were it not for the airplane tracks in the sky, i would think that you had gone to the medieval times. i wish to visit that place in near future.
yquem46 (38076) 2013-12-22 9:07
une image étonnante !
On n'a pas l'habitude de voir ce fameux château sous une telle pâle lumière qui donne des couleurs pastel bleues et jaunes très originales
Bravo pour cette belle image singulière
bon dimanche et joyeuses fêtes de Noël
williewhistler (11260) 2013-12-22 9:19
your very fine use of the ND filter has given the image a most attractive ethereal appearance.
The silky water and gorgeous blue and pink tones are delightful in a very well balanced composition.
With the look of a work of Art,it`s a fine piece of photography.
Best regards Lees.
jrleborgne (1506) 2013-12-22 9:24
Très jolie réalisation qui incline à la rêverie.
Merci pour cette illustration pour quelque conte médiéval fantastique.
Bonnes fêtes de fin d'année.
annjackman (16819) 2013-12-22 10:15
This is a magical image with lovely soft tones. I like the way that the lake and sky seem to merge into one - lovely!
Kind Regards, Ann
sabermonajati (8583) 2013-12-22 10:24
fascinating landscape you shot.colors and composition is dreamily.
worldcitizen (6115) 2013-12-22 11:13
Excellent composition! This photo is a work of art. The soft colors of the sunset remind me of an impressionist painting, and then, off to the side, the castle appears. I like that you chose not to show the whole castle. The long exposure created a soft and attractive effective on the water and sky. Have a very Merry Christmas!
ricardomattos (3868) 2013-12-22 11:33
Wonderful mood here. I love this light and colors too. Magnificent Chateau.
parvatibb (1295) 2013-12-22 11:42
Splendid view! Magical colors. Love it!
Looks like a scene from “ones upon a time”. A TV series that I follow up :).
oss (425) 2013-12-22 12:40
very beautifull. An out of the world shot of a magnificent place. Great light, colour and sharpness. Striking tranquility.The only ting that reminds us its a present day picture are the plane stripes in the air. Otherwise it would be totally "King Arthur-ish".
dta (60173) 2013-12-22 12:51
Bonjour Daniel ,
Une vue superbe du célèbre château , avec un cadrage original -fort décentrage- , et une lueur jaune du plus bel effet au milieu de ces teintes bleutées .
holmertz (34613) 2013-12-22 12:55
This is a stunning view and a fantastic composition. The light and the colours are just supreme and the castle looks just like a real castle should. This is a castle that the little boy inside me enjoys :-).
siudzi (29617) 2013-12-22 13:09
Wow! What a great shot! Absolutely marvelous moment you have seen and photographed! It looks really special and magical with these charming blue and yellow tones. TFS!
Energysavingelk (833) 2013-12-22 13:16
Chillon habe ich schon mehrfach besucht. Als "Randerscheinung" bei einem nachgerade unwirklichen Himmel habe ich es noch nicht gesehen. Das also war dort der Winteranfang!
Frohe und besinnliche Weihnachten, und gutes Licht im Neuen Jahr wünscht Dir und Deiner Familie
carlo62 (23676) 2013-12-22 13:37
il castello è molto conosciuto e molto bella, ma la tua foto ne esalta le caratteristiche e lo rende ancor più bello.
Una foto di eccellente fattura e di grande atmosfera.
fabbs99 (14449) 2013-12-22 18:40
This is a magical scene.I love the chateau and the bluish tinge of the waters in Lake Geneva.Absolutely great presentation.TFS.
mcmtanyel (8177) 2013-12-22 21:17
This photo looks like it came out of a fairy tale. It's a photo of an enchanted land. Congratulations & TFS!
SnapRJW (27012) 2013-12-22 21:24
Top shot Daniel - Congratulation on a very beautiful, well executed shot. This is so much more than a record of a place. Warm regards Rosemary
delpeoples (50651) 2013-12-22 22:52
This is a masterpiece. Easily one of your best and so hauntingly beautiful it takes my breath away. The pastel blue and yellow, the mist and the position of your main subject on the right, reflected so skilfully, all combine to make this what it is: a brilliant piece of photography. Congratulations.
Warmest wishes for the holiday season
adidas5nb (4005) 2013-12-22 23:42
thats just a stunningly beautiful shot.it has got a surreal,a dream like quality.love the vacant spaces and it does not have a negative impact.great light and mystic environment.
saxo042 (35798) 2013-12-23 0:25
Beautiful sunset colours and a very interesting and impressive castle. A very calm and peaceful mood in this picture.
Noel_Byrne (17175) 2013-12-23 2:11
What a beautiful scene, straight from the pages of a fairytale. the chateau in its own right is romantic and playful in its design, but to capture it under this amazing light is a truly special moment. Soft light and soft reflections with incredible colors. Your composition is perfect too, the small piece of land on the left makes me think of a hundred stories that could be built around this image.
Thanks for sharing a real beauty.
Merry Christmas Daniel,
All the best
timecapturer (41792) 2013-12-23 3:20
WoW! This is just amazing. So much tranquillity and beauty here in this almost ethereal capture of this famous castle. The light and your execution here are superb and the result a stunning presentation. Glorious image.
jimmj63 (2295) 2013-12-23 3:22
bellissima immagine calma e dai colori delicati
Zengi001 (2319) 2013-12-23 5:12
Extraordinary composition and great colors in this one..
Very successful indeed!
abmdsudi (36294) 2013-12-23 9:56
This is terrific. I love the smoothness on the water and the framing is just perfect here, and the soft texture makes it like a painting with lovely touch of warm tones. Fine capture, Congrats
Silvio1953 (111038) 2013-12-23 13:48
Ciao Daniel, fascinating composition with fantastic reflections, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, Merry Christmas Silvio
chrislo (3737) 2013-12-24 1:10
L'image semble tirée d'un rêve, et dans cette extraordinaire lumière qui nimbe le paysage, le château prend des allures de conte de fées. Quelle douceur dans ce paysage ! La vue est très reposante, on sent le temps comme suspendu. J'adore, c'est sublime !
Bon réveillon et joyeux Noël.
eldancer1 (23067) 2013-12-25 15:18
Beautiful capture! So peaceful and calm looking sunset scene. I wouldn't mind living in that chateau. Good lighting and nice details with wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
robmal (1858) 2013-12-29 5:22
This is a fantastic blue composition with amazing castle and lovely romantic sky, ccongratulations.
adores (32676) 2013-12-29 7:27
With the mist and such tonalities it seems almost taken from a fairy tale! I like the way you framed it and the moment was very well chosen!
Have a great New Year!
SWEETFREEDOM (20804) 2013-12-29 8:18
a good exposure and composition. i like the lake in fg with the castle on the right side.
zanzi (13426) 2013-12-29 11:12
Alors là, je m'incline. Quelle beauté !
J'adore les couleurs.
Je suis moins fan de la composition trop originale pour moi (le château coupé).
Cela me donne envie de redescendre faire quelques clichés ces prochains jours.
vjmite (3622) 2013-12-29 21:22
A well composed photo with a lovely soft yellow light on the lake. You have carefully composed the photo to exclude any modern infrastructure, so it could be a view from the 12th century.
bostankorkulugu (41732) 2014-01-04 2:13
like a fairy tale castle... looks mesmerizing indeed... all the best in 2014 daniel...
ikeharel (48302) 2014-01-05 5:40
Used well the backlight glow to give a nice effect on the image.
The lake smooth surface and reflection with the Chateau, superbly applied.
Maybe a slight POV more to right, just to show a bit more of the magnificent castle.
Have a nice new week,
5774 is right - but we use 2014 regulary.
jcpix (9274) 2014-01-05 8:12
Sorry for such a late reply, I've missed quite a bit over the last few weeks unfortunately...and this is certainly one that I wouldn't have let slip past me otherwise. I have to think it's pretty much impossible for anyone to come away from here with anything other than a beautiful photo, there's just something surreal about this Chateau and it's placement on Lac Léman.
I really like the simplicity of this shot, you've allowed for everything to speak for itself with a beautiful display and most peaceful of atmosphere. Amazing how still the water appears, that long exposure was a great idea to enhance the visual and mood. Hope your holiday season was full of family and friends. All the best to you and yours in 2014 my friend. Take good care.
- Copyright: Daniel Solinger (marabu61) (6477)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-12-21
- Categories: Castles
- Camera: Nikon D90, Tamron 18-270mm, ND Filter Vario 1 - 10 stops
- Exposure: f/22, 30 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-22 8:35
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