Chambord revisited

Château de Chambord, black and white, hdr

Château de Chambord

A few weeks ago I paid another visit to the castle of Chambord. This time we had bright sunny weather, with (almost) no cloud on the horizon. Conditions were far from optimal for photography but I decided to give it a try anyway. Again I had to use HDR to tone down the sky and to get out the shadows a bit more. This is the north-face of the castle and thus, by definition, always in shadow.

We also did some  fashion-like stuff with strobes  that day, which is something completely different, but lots of fun! Maybe I’ll post some pictures of that later.. who knows?

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Chambord

Black and white; Chambord castle on a cloudy day; sideview

Chambord castle

I took a lot of pictures of this castle over the past few years. Why? Well, it’s close to my place,  it’s a beautiful building and it’s free! It’s very nice to be there first, early morning, before the hordes of tourists arrive. This one was taken on a warm but not particularly sunny day back in August 2010.

The royal Château de Chambord at Chambord, Loir-et-Cher, France is one of the most recognizable châteaux in the world because of its very distinct French Renaissance architecture which blends traditional French medieval forms with classical Renaissance structures. 1

 

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