Castle of Chambord, early morning

Castle of Chambord at sunrise; view over water

Castle of Chambord

A photo of Chambord, taken on a warm and beautiful morning back in august 2010.

The palace of Chambord is situated a few kilometers from Blois in Sologne, 177 kilometers south of Paris. An example of the early French Renaissance, the palace of Francis 1 is an essential stop on the circuit of the castles of the Loire valley.

Château Chambord bedroom interior with bed, chairs and table

Castle of Chambord bedroom interior

If the influence of Leonardo da Vinci, friend of the king and official ‘’architect’’ (who died a few months before construction began), hangs over the spectacular staircase of double symmetrical flights, the author of this strange residence –both astonishing and uninhabitable – is still not known. The plan of the building is that of a fortress on flat country. It includes a vast rectangular enclosing wall, with round towers at the corners and a much larger tower rising from one side. This is of truly colossal proportions and by itself makes up almost all of the castle. Inside, though, a surprising arrangement of standardized apartments belies a skilful knowledge of avant-garde architecture. 1



Camera on a tripod, lens used: Nikon 70-300mm.

  • Exposure Time (1 / Shutter Speed) = 1/50 second ===> 0.02 second
  • Lens F-Number / F-Stop = 11/1 ===> ƒ/11
  • ISO Speed Ratings = 200
  • Original Date/Time = 2010:08:22 07:53:44
  • Shutter Speed (Exposure Time) = 1/50 second
  • Aperture = ƒ/11
  • Exposure Bias (EV) = 0/1 ===> 0
  • Flash = Flash did not fire
  • Focal Length = 110/1 mm ===> 110 mm


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