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* Castle of Ghent*


* Castle of Ghent*
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Copyright: john vantighem (john1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-01-04
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Sony A350, Sony 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom, SanDisk Ultra ll 4GB
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-08 13:54
Viewed: 1412
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The present castle was built in 1180 by count Philip of Alsace [2] and was modeled after the crusaders castles that Philip of Alsace encountered while he participated in the second crusade. Before its construction, there stood a wooden castle on the same location, presumably built in the ninth century. The castle served as the seat of the Counts of Flanders until they abandoned it in the 14th century. The castle was then used as a courthouse, a prison and eventually decayed. Houses were built against the walls and even on the courtyard and the stones of the walls were used to erect other buildings. At one time it even served as a factory. At the end of the 19th century, the castle was scheduled to be demolished.

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Hoi John,
Very funny, I made that photo too ! see link. (I made a dracula version :-)

I think you made a good capture, with good exposure and colors. Maybe the sky is a bit too light, but that is not easy in this photo.
Tfs
Joop!

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 13 N: 634] (21244)
  • [2012-02-09 11:41]

Amazing architecture of this old castle, it can be really a scary castle, well done
regards
Ryszard

Hi John,
A beautiful very old Castle well taken here!!
excellent capture et détails,
Magnifique architecture et ton de couleurs,
tous mes compliments
Michel

Ciao John, great POV on fantastic castle, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-02-09 14:12]

Hi John


A sturdy image with attractive tones, very pleasing position at the corner as the mote bank arcs around. Good framing although i am distracted by the light from the right. TFS

Stv

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2012-02-10 2:16]

Hi John,

Good capture of the old stonework castle. Excellent sharpness & I like the curving semicircular presentation. The fg moat adds depth & layering. Tfs!

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