Chambord castle, sunrise

Black and white photo of the castle of Chambord at sunrise

Sunrise at Chambord

The castle of Chambord always offers a spectacular sight, but it’s even more impressive at sunrise. This is a view of the castle as seen from the little bridge over the river “Cosson”. You don’t see a lot of photos from this point of view, because you need to walk half a mile to get to the bridge… Too much trouble for most of the visitors…

Chambord is the largest château in the Loire Valley; it was built to serve as a hunting lodge for François I, who maintained his royal residences at Château de Blois and Château d’Amboise. The original design of the Château de Chambord is attributed, though with several doubts, to Domenico da Cortona. Some authors claim that the French Renaissance architect Philibert Delorme had a considerable role in the château’s design, and others have suggested that Leonardo da Vinci may have designed it. 1

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Standing Tall

Standing Tall, Lighthouse Perros Guirec, long exposure

Standing Tall

The last one from my “lighthouses series” and another one from “Red Rocks” or, as the locals call it “Men Ruz” at Ploumanac’h near Perros Guirec. As usual, a long exposure (22 seconds) in order to get a nice blur in the sky and “dreamy” waves. This way I also got rid of a few tourists who were lingering around the building. You can read more about this series here and here.

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