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Ludwig' s fairy-tale castle

Ludwig' s fairy-tale castle
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Copyright: Carol Dorion (CAROL50) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 853 W: 113 N: 2287] (8960)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2000-08
Categories: Nature, Architecture
Camera: Minolta X700, zoom 28-85 mm
Exposure: f/16
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-03-09 10:13
Viewed: 2036
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A cliché, a classic nevertheless a must-see on every tourist' s list of attractions in Bavaria , here is the Neuschwanstein Castle . Ludwig, the Fairy-tale King's own creation , he was the last member of the Wittelsbach dynasty which ruled Bavaria for nearly 800 years. Above all he was a builder of lavishly castles and he was ready-made for the state's tourism industry which opened his chambers to visitors just days after his death . The castle is a fascinating piece of architecture perhaps the world's best known castle , the fantastic pastiche of architectural style inspired Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle. It was built in 1869 and by the time Ludwig died in 1886 the first New York skyscrapers were being built but ironically for all the money he spent on it the king himself spent just 100-odd days there !
1.3 millions visitors wind through the castle on average every year .That's a lot!
There are several vantage points to admire the building from a distance , a popular one is only a fifteen minute walk up fron the castle entrance (to the left in the photo ) this will take you to a bridge ( Mary's bridge ) the panorama unfolding here is at eye level and is spectacular or for a more 'aerial' view one can hike uphill farther along ( roughly an hour more )yo will end up by some steep cliffs on a tall hill behind the castle this is where i took this picture , a most rewarding hike yielding some marvellous views of Neuschwanstein and the plains beyond .
You have no idea , oh yes you have , of the sheer number of photographs of this picturesque building displayed on the Net, undeniably a very very popular place !
Scanned print, cropped a bit , played with contrast and brightness , sharpened and framed .
Thank you for reviewing this photo,

shelbeesmom, tnahari, Silvio2006, urs0114, horias, berger33, lilimih33, Scharan2, mvdisco, szatanowska has marked this note useful
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Ohhh! No kidding! What a great shot and you had an incredible POV here Carol! Very nice and sharp! I like it!

Ciao Carol, great POV on fantastic castle, wonderful composition with splendid light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Carol
great pov.
excellent capture of the fascinating castle.
splendid clarity of details.
wonderful sharp colors.
good pp work on a scanned photo.

Bonjour Carol.
Un splendide château de conte de fées présenté une fois de plus dans un beau paysage.
L'imagination des bâtisseurs n'a pas de limite au grand plaisir des spectateurs et photographes.

Bonne soirée.

Bonjour Carol

Superbe photo de ce majestueux château bavarois!!
Son architecture élancée est absolument superbe au milieu de ces sapins qui essaient de rivaliser!!
Bravo et TFS.

Hi Carol
Greta landscape with this wonderful capture!
Amazing castle!
You take this fron a bridge?
Fantastic point of view!

A wonderfully detailed shot,amazing scan job.This is a great view showing the castle in relation to its surroundings.Excellent light,greetings Otto.

Bonjour Carol
Quelle vue vertigineuse! on dirait le cliché d'un oiseau...l'image d'un aigle avec un appareil photo vient de me traverser l'esprit...heu...non, ce n'est pas possible :)
même si ici on a l'impression d'être dans un conte de fée! Ce roi qu'on a dit fou a payé très cher ses rêves...et la Bavière aussi!
Merci de ce partage!

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2010-03-09 12:39]

HI Carol
Once again I am impressed with the quality of your scans.
You took in so much details all of which is tack sharp.
Great composition, great results


Hi Carol,
very nice view.Regards

Hi Carol,
This is awesome, you took this shot from the perfect POV with excellent camera setting (f/16 always suits when there is enough light!) Great how this fairytale castle shows from above. It is really a "must" when in Bavaria, so I have to adjust my plans for next summer: I never visited this great place. Thanks for showing me.

This is one the best shots of this famous castle I've seen on TL, spectacular view, ideal weather conditions and an excellent composition.. well done Carol


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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2010-03-09 14:16]

Hi Carol,
Stunning shot with an excellent PoV, the colours and detail are amazing. Best wishes.

Hello Carol!
Very beautiful this Castle!
Nice point of view!
Lovely green composition!
Best regards!

Bonsoir carol
Quelle magnifique château au allure gigantesque qui
sort de cette superbe verdure.

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2010-03-09 17:26]

Hi Carol,
This looks like a model or from a movie set. Amazing POV.
Great shot.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2010-03-09 20:41]

Bonjour Carol,
Quelle superbe plongée! Le point de vue est fantastique ...toutcomme ce château posé comme une pierre précieuse dans son écrin de verdure.
La netteté est parfaite, tout comme les couleurs! Bravo pour la mise en page, aussi! Annie

Hi Carol.
Nice capture of this wonderful castle.
Well done.
Best regards.Alin.

Olá Carol
Uma foto linda deste castelo, um ótimo
ponto de vista. Quanto verde ao redor,
em várias tonalidades, isso é lindo!
Ótima luz e nitidez.

Hello Carol

A great POV here. How did you get such a great POV? Very sharp and full of color.


Salut Carol,
Superbe prise de vue et composition,
une vrai carte postale..quelle magnifique architecture de ce château de contes de fée,
superbes couleurs et lumière,

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