The castle Steinhöfel was built in the end of 18th century by the architects David und Friedrich Gilly. In 1840 the erection of the side towers was finished and in 1880 the front wall of the building was reconstucted in neo-barocco style.
Right now the castle is a cozy hotel for those who want to get away from the noisy cities. It is a perfect place for romantic vacations, rest and solitude. The castle is situated in a beautiful garden which is considered to be one the first examples of English landscape design on the East German territory.
Update about sharpness
Unfortunately, the sharpness of the image has suffered from resizing and downloading it here:( It was my first attempt to do it in Corel Draw, not very successful. The original version is here (220 Kb).
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carper (96) 2007-07-07 2:20
very nice one Katia,
the point of view is good, the format is my favourite one, good balance, and very nice photojob here, well seen, have a nice day.
jurek1951 (42194) 2007-07-07 2:24
Great sharpness photo! Excellent detail in this building! The colours are beautiful. Well done.
leo61 (0) 2007-07-07 2:24
Good shot of this nice castle .I like how it is framed by the trees.Good reflections,too and nice natural colors.
cessy (13647) 2007-07-07 2:29
beautiful place, very nicely captured
the colors and reflection are so wonderful
slightly soft, but a beautiful picture nevertheless
aadilj (18102) 2007-07-07 2:33
Thats a lovely capture of this ancient castle and its reflecion in the water with all the surroundng greenery. theer's an aura of mystery here and the colours and textures ae sharp and well defined. ike this image a lot Katia. Great Job
AyseGurel (574) 2007-07-07 2:43
like a place from a story book ..very beautiful place and very nice reflections.
sebinho342 (19317) 2007-07-07 2:43
Hi Katia, this is beautiful, this square format is really nice for this kind of shot, putting in evidence the beauty of your composition. The reflexion is impressive and the overall result is at high level.
Perhaps a little little tilt which disturb a little and a little bit high light on wall of this castle.
An excellent picture Katia
daddo (25435) 2007-07-07 3:11
Zdravstvuy Katia. You have created a gentle mood here thanks to the generous composition in which the blue of the sky and its reflection in the water create a sense of openness and light- heartedness. The light gives a lovely glow to the castle and the vegetation. Sovsyem odlychno.Klaudio.
manada (6239) 2007-07-07 3:14
Very nice Pov of the castle, in the middle of a quiet oasis...
Nice reflection too, you manage the light in right way.
Have a nice week end
josepmarin (57841) 2007-07-07 4:25
Nice image, it looks like a postcard, but its square format allows a more complete vision of this beautiful castle, and catches all its reflections and those of the vegetation that surround it, in the water, in an elegant mirror effect.
Good work with the exposure, I like the light and the colors that you have obtained.
kiwi_explorer (12209) 2007-07-07 4:38
Lovely reflections to give an added dimension to the compo. I like the softness around the castle ... nice effect. Well captured and composed. Well done! tfs
atus (15838) 2007-07-07 6:40
it looks like a fairy-tale for its softness, the composition and the gorgeous reflections.
Very nice one! Tfs and best wishes.
asajernigan (21382) 2007-07-07 7:35
Nicely composed photo with a great reflection. The reflection adds nice depth and balance to the photo. The lighting and colors are outstanding with nice sharpness and DOF.
Zepter (2) 2007-07-07 13:07
nice picture with a great reflection!very good that you have a small foreground!tfs
huahoa (3698) 2007-07-07 13:40
Wonderful reflect on water !
The POV is great too, well done !
Have a good weekend
Silvio1953 (128359) 2007-07-08 0:36
Hi Katia, splendid old castle with fascinating reflections and wonderful colors, very well done, have a nice week end, ciao Silvio
papagolf21 (89085) 2007-07-08 1:46
Bonjour, mon amie Katia,
Superbe mise en image de ce château qui se mire à loisir dans cette eau calme.
La beauté architecturale est très particulière. Vous avez réalisé un cadrage très soigné mettant bien en valeur l'ensemble.
La composition s'apparente à une peinture du dix-neuvième siècle.
DarkoG (8) 2007-07-08 2:49
Fine photo with really nice reflection that gives fairy tale like mood to this scene.
PixelTerror (0) 2007-07-08 2:49
A lovely piece of german castle, being by the water you could capitalize on its reflection from this nice angle and contribute to a very romantic impression, I like it !
Have a nice sunday JY
feather (51130) 2007-07-08 3:31
A very well composed image of the castle and its lovely reflection. I like how you have almost filled the edges of the frame with foliage. I think it could benefit from sharpening but that is easily done.
evanrizo (456) 2007-07-08 5:06
Wooooh Katia, what a wonderful image, you have a very nice work here, very nice composed with very beautyful lightness and reflections.
bhuniatrekearth (764) 2007-07-08 5:11
You have captured the calm and the serene atmosphere of the place.
The greenary and the lake are very inviting. May be an excellent promo shot for that hotel.
korbee (6617) 2007-07-08 6:52
Almost the perfect symmetry Katia.
delkoo (68) 2007-07-08 9:08
this is absolutely great shot, full of light and colors. Excellent composition and perfect moment to capture such place and such scene.
UnTrained (0) 2007-07-08 10:07
a lovely postcard capture with the nice reflections, the light spots and good colours. Very good POV looking over the water and to the edge.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
kermit350 (9016) 2007-07-08 11:20
Hello Katia, one intends almost the melody of nature to invade us by contemplating this building even if the photo lack a little piqué this castle is to photograph under ideal conditions, I like much the point of view, framing brings a very beautiful balance in luminous texture between the sky and the greenery which sends the direct?il on the castle and of is architectural style is splendid, in short many elements which attract the?il, English architecture is extremely beautiful to see and brings much to the beauty of the unit sincerely......................Bonjour Katia,
l’on entend presque la mélodie de la nature nous envahir en contemplant ce bâtiment même si la photo manque un peu de piqué ce château est photographier dans des conditions idéales, j'aime beaucoup le point de vue, le cadrage apporte une très belle balance dans la texture lumineuse entre le ciel et la verdure qui envoie l’œil direct sur le château et de sont style architectural est magnifique, bref beaucoup d'éléments qui attirent l’œil, l'architecture anglaise est fort belle à voir et apporte beaucoup à la beauté de l’ensemble bien amicalement
salvator (19102) 2007-07-08 12:41
Wonderful composition superb colors and wonderful reflections. The use of the wonderful sky is very very nice.
Best regards. Salvator.
vinicio (23423) 2007-07-08 14:57
Hi Katia, maybe you don't believe to me but I've encountered the, by now, famous Opel Tigra and taked the classic image of its name thinking to you, that's a bit stupid but I've thinked to you with pleasure, thanks to you and your nickname.
And compliments for this good image of the castle and its pond around it, POV and composition are really good, a bit overexposed but stilla good and interesing view.
Have a nice sunday
shevchenko (18892) 2007-07-08 21:37
Thanks for write into my photo at last Friday, so that i have a chance look into your photoes too, this photo have a great reflection, good pov of the castle surrounding by the clumps, really silent and relaxing environment, right place to be a hotel.
Muse (34942) 2007-07-09 0:10
De superbes reflets de cette belle architecture dans l'eau. Une vue tranquille, de jolies couleurs sous un ciel azur.
danos (89625) 2007-07-09 0:36
excellent capture of this castle with this great reflection on the water.The greenery environment make the place ideal for romantic vacations.It looks like a painting.Well done.
syd1946 (18663) 2007-07-09 4:00
Dreamy atmosphere and beautiful gold reflections on the water.Also the point of view you choose for the shot helps very much to enjoy the whole composition...
Have a nice day,
ahmetgedikli (25548) 2007-07-09 4:50
Beautiful architecture... I like the colours, reflections and POV. Well done.
sayat (2949) 2007-07-09 11:46
This is a marvellous reflection! Great calmness and beautiful colors. Amazing shot.
fkokol (1636) 2007-07-09 13:29
What a beautiful place. Great architecure and shot. amazing colours and reflection.
cuneyt-sb (6576) 2007-07-09 15:04
Wonderfull reflect of this lovely building,
Goos colors and point of view really,
Trees and blue sky gives alot to your capture
Goos composition and clarity also
TFS/ ;Kind regards
izmirli (3987) 2007-07-09 16:02
merhaba dear katia
beutiful colours and refletions.well done.
Graal (99474) 2007-07-10 0:04
beautiful place and view, great reflections and interesting architecture. I like it. Horoshije dielo.
saylan-cb (12738) 2007-07-10 1:38
Great reflections!A very good view and good shot of this castle.
John_F_Kennedy (43353) 2007-07-10 3:38
Very nice picture, with a perfect composition and beautiful colours! I lkie the crystal reflections
clnaef (6289) 2007-07-10 7:33
Magnifique présentation de ce château et son double dans un magnifique écrin.
siolaw (38292) 2007-07-10 7:37
Good POV at the castle andsurrounding greenery... all of which give superb reflections in the pond... Excellent light managment and good colors/sharpness.
axiotea (21649) 2007-07-10 8:41
Excellent view of the sunlit castle and the trees reflecting in the mirror like water, with nice light/shade contrast and color saturation. I like as well the inclusion of the grass in FG and the square format which fits perfectly the scene.
grantlp (2113) 2007-07-10 9:22
A beautiful view of this castle hotel. Your POV and composition is excellent, and the reflections obviously create even more interest in the image. Great work, well done.
Cricri (110295) 2007-07-10 11:53
Trés belle copie du chateau dans l'eau, joliment cadrer par les arbres, sous une belle et douce lumiére, trés belle présentation de ce lieu ou en effet il doit etre agréable de séjourner
guillaumejm (0) 2007-07-10 12:16
perfect composition with great colours and light. reflects are really great as the framing. Just one little remark : I don't find where the focus adjust is set on. So it gives me a little imprression of missing sharpness.
Anyway a great shot.
danyy (0) 2007-07-10 13:32
une superbe photo où le post traitement a apporté un plus.
Le cadrage symetrique laisse beaucoup de place aux reflets qui sont magnifiques.
Un scène à peindre incontestablement.
rbcy1974 (20758) 2007-07-10 13:34
Very nice reflection, great use of symetry, its like a symphony, very nice to look at
nadine432 (1128) 2007-07-11 0:54
superbe vue et cadrage
Angelillo (9374) 2007-07-11 7:52
Great composition and contrast. The castle is very well lightned, and the POV chosen from you is amazing! Very beautiful! Thanks.
Wanda1 (15000) 2007-07-11 20:40
The buildings and tehir reflection are framed so nicely by the trees. Great light and colour too.
jmcl (14535) 2007-07-11 22:22
Very nice .. Elegant building .. wonderful framing trees .. beautiful reflection .. ugh .. about the sharpness problem .. maybe just add a sharper workshop? .. I really like it .. I bet it is stunning in a larger size.
wondrous elegant simplicity ..
CeccoPhoto (2717) 2007-07-12 0:34
I Cannot add more words now...
But i can tell that this photo is all FANTASTIC!
bakes888 (18499) 2007-07-12 1:31
Hi Katia. I don’t think any lack of sharpness hurts this image in fact it probably gives this shot more of a “painting” feel. The composition has that “artist eye” quality. Good colours and POV also. Thanks for sharing.
bostankorkulugu (42190) 2007-07-12 5:43
this one looks poetic katia... i dont know if it is the pp that makes it look that way or the light, all i know is that this is such a great shot of that beautiful schloss...
all the best
KostasKon (0) 2007-07-12 13:04
Very nice photo.
The colors and the water reflections are very good.
The POV is great.
emjleclercq (15780) 2007-07-12 13:12
A really excellent reflexion of that castle, nice positionning of the trees in the image and good colors. Sharpness could be possibly improved a bit but otherwise a beautifull view.
All the best,
Emile (20350) 2007-07-12 21:15
Impressive landscape captured with a good point of view, colors contrast are great, your composition is excellent with the castle surrounded by beautiful vegetation and the amazing reflection. Maybe a little bit of more definition is needed but this doesn't change the superb shot.
Well done. TFS.
Angshu (56454) 2007-07-13 0:55
Long time...how are you? A good job in framing the castle with the trees with nice colours. the reflections are good & I like your inclusion of the grasses in the FG. A small attempt from me in application of saturation & sharpness in the WS (done by Picassa)...hope you don't mind.
Stepan (27210) 2007-07-13 12:15
Very classical, very "old style" but very effective. The square frame works well here and everything's well placed/composed.
Atousa (7131) 2007-07-13 22:41
Nice shot of this hotel .Very good framing and reflection.
fserajian (2295) 2007-07-13 23:44
Lovely shot, I like the soft tone. TFS
xavshot (69835) 2007-07-14 13:20
j'aime beaucoup ce cadrage avec la verdure qui entoure la compo. Les reflets sont superbes et le château est bien mis en valeur. Bravo
Nelu_Goia (3116) 2007-07-14 13:39
Contrary to my personal taste for strong colors I would call this a marvelous pastel.
The composition is amazing and the calm and the serenity of this-let me call it a painting- are so outstanding!
Scharan (14144) 2007-07-14 17:12
Lindíssima foto, cores agradáveis e bem naturais. Bonita composição e um reflexo maravilhoso...
jafadabret (56501) 2007-07-15 7:47
Katia, cette photo est magnifique grâce à une excellente composition est aux belles couleurs. Pour ce qui est de la netteté, c'est sûr on en perd en compressant pour TE. Personnellement je passe le plus souvent ma photo compressée par l'outil "plus de netteté" de PhotoFiltre.
deblink (2548) 2007-07-15 14:54
This is a glorious image with wonderful reflections. The old building looks superb. The way you have framed it by the trees looks great. The inclusion of the reeds in the foreground adds interest also. Nice.
Budapestman (82620) 2007-07-15 15:07
Beautiful shot, I like the picturesque atmosphere and the gorgeous reflection, really fascinating spectacle, Its so than a romantic painting. Composition is superb, colours are very nice, splendid realization, Congratulations. Have a nice week
JPlumb (3159) 2007-07-15 17:34
Hi Katia, this is a very beautiful castle, wonderfully captured in this shot of yours. The composition is excellent with very good lighting. The capture of the stream had provided a very good reflection. The inclusion of the aquatic plants in the foreground provides very good depth to the overall shot. The trees on both sides of the stream provide a very good natural border. It might be just a tad soft, but you knew that. Very well done.
JCG (35129) 2007-07-16 0:28
Congratulations for this superb photograph. Framing is superb, damage for clearness and thank you to have put to us the original one in link. It is beautiful work. I like much this splendid reflection and the harmony of the colors, a true painting. An enchantment, cheer and thank you Katia.
With all my friendships and a good week,
jplebrun (21208) 2007-07-16 17:26
Bonsoir Katia, superbe cliché de ce château avec un magnifique reflet dans l'eau, bien vu, bravo, ;)
AiresSantos (56155) 2007-07-16 23:05
Hi dear Katia,
Maybe your best work in TE gallery.
Winderful reflections, nice colours and very well framed. The sharpness could be better but i like it so much
All the best to you
utkue (3420) 2007-07-17 10:20
Wonderfull shot, I very like cadrege and reflection, composition and colours are very nice.
Congratulations and best regards.
Docarmo (9639) 2007-07-18 8:46
What a beautiful image!
The point of view is very well chosen! The colours are pleasant! The note is very informative.
Thanks for sharing,
Maria do Carmo
Jonas_Schmitt (3074) 2007-07-19 10:19
Nice picture with a great reflection.
Good depth and fine colors.
Thanks for sharing.
Bluejeans (64249) 2007-07-19 10:33
Ola Katia esta tua foto parece uma pintura a oleo , que belo castelo , gostei muito do reflexo sobre o lago , e um belo ponto de vista , gostei das cores , parabens!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Bruno40 (6658) 2007-07-20 2:53
Fantastic photo, realy amazing. Excellent composition, POV, and exposure.
The photo is quite soft, but this gives a special atmosphere to it. I know by your note that you got this by accident. Well, good accident!.
toto (0) 2007-07-21 15:00
Belle photo de cet endroit superbe qui semble venir d' un pays merveilleux. Les arbres sont jolis et le chateau est magnifique et le reflet extra,belle réalisation je trouve. Amitiés Thomas
pboehringer (770) 2007-07-21 21:33
Your image with the soft look makes a very powerful impression. It almost seems to be a fairy tale image. Good dsitribution of the elements in your composition and the reflections are a perfect add to give the real punch to this photography!
capthaddock (28790) 2007-07-22 0:23
Hi Katia - the sharpness issue has been discussed so I won't mention it again, though I guess I already did :-), anyway a delightful castle, the reflections double the pleasure.
luiscar (3286) 2007-07-23 6:57
I like your gallery, it is high quality.
this image demonstrates it, you have obtained a beautiful image with excellent framing, definition, color, and a few reflexes in the water with perfect symmetry.
belido (19934) 2007-07-23 7:49
beautiful! The composition is excellent! There is something magic in this shot and it looks like a painting or next to those old pictures. Untouchable image! I have taken a look at the original one. I don't think sharpness was a big issue here, but I'm sure you will improve your skills in Corel Draw soon. Great job, Katia. Well done!
TeresaT (10806) 2007-07-23 14:14
Fantastic view of this Castle.
It almost look like a painting.
The refelctions on the water are perfect and create a nice symmetry.
Excellent colours too.
vascao (192) 2007-07-23 17:11
A view from a fairy tale, indeed. Lovely reflections, wise composition and very attractive colors. It deserves every single point it has.
Durakers (543) 2007-07-25 1:23
Hola Katia preciosa ,preciosa foto deja a uno sin palabras el reflejo es totalmente bonito,es muy buena captura.
starky (1616) 2007-07-28 2:28
Hi Katia.Beautiful picture and nice reflection in water.
Best regards, Bosko.
Photo65Net (43120) 2007-07-30 9:33
Outstanding reflections !
Good POV, with great balance in the image... Very good job,
Benedict (7076) 2007-07-30 22:47
wonderfully composed! the colors, the lighting, the reflections- all say the experimental attempt you did is near perfection. yes, the sharpness has "suffered" a blow!
Malyshev (2522) 2007-07-31 12:38
Приятно долго смотреть!
vincz (19113) 2007-08-30 5:04
Excellent composition, beautiful reflection. A bit soft, you may try sharpening especially on the building itself. Tones are very pleasant. A very good one.
tica (896) 2007-09-13 0:23
Ich habe das photo lieben! Wunderbar!
The angle, colors, saturation and equilibrium are very good.
Congratulations, simply: amazing how Germany is beautiful.
my best regards, keep it up! ;-)
God bless you Katia, haben Sie eine gute tage.
Bis dann. =]
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2008-02-22 15:48
OK, you convinced me to put it on my list for my next holiday in Europe. I hope they have rooms for backpackers!!! Your photo is superb in composition, colour and sharpness. Well done.
LamCam (3603) 2008-02-23 9:10
Your great POV and good cropping make the best use of this handsome building and its reflection. Lovely natural colours too.
Didier38 (710) 2008-04-20 15:02
Une composition très réussi avec un beau reflet et un bon cadrage.
paura (47166) 2008-04-21 5:35
The composition is really nice in this photography from the "Schloss Steinhöfel". The nature is very beautiful here.
elendim (69) 2008-09-30 16:05
Nice shot and great reflections!
jemaflor (88161) 2009-01-16 3:40
Well taken with these interesting reflections on water, nice alos all these green trees on each sides of the shot, good light on the castle, well done.
- Copyright: Katia Danilkina (tigra) (2968)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-05-15
- Categories: Castles, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Tamron 28-75 f/2.8, Hoya 67mm Circular Polarizer
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Best of reflections, Around the World [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-07-07 2:16