Raymond Zurschmitten, QPSA  


Chillon Castle by Raymond Zurschmitten, QPSA

June 2021 - Chillon Castle

About the Image(s)


The image was taken with the Fuji X-T2 at 1/500 seconds, aperture 11 and ISO 640 with 50 mm (lens XF508 “ 140 mm) and a tripod. The image was processed with minimal editing in Lightroom.

In the picture you can see the Chillon Castle on Lake Geneva. It is a well visited place, which also shows the landing ship. To see the moving ship in detail, I turned up the ISO to allow a short shutter speed.


12 comments posted




Paul Hoffman   Paul Hoffman
I remember seeing and image nearly identical to this taken by my mother back in the nineties. Very pleasant scene with the boat on the tour round the lake and the castle set just off centre. If this was mine I would use PS to sink that little boat to the right as it spoils the image for me and catches the eye. A little tweak on the dark and light end just lifts the image other than that makes a great travel image.   Posted: 06/10/2021 06:35:42
Raymond Zurschmitten   Raymond Zurschmitten
Thanks Paul for your feedback
Since I am very hesitant to remove elements from the photo, I did not remove the small boat, but darkened and desaturated it so that it should no longer be distracting. As also suggested by colleagues, I moved the image towards the bottom so that the stone leading line is no longer interrupted. I also lightened dark areas like the tree on the right and the leaves at the top and darkened the left edge. I think the image is better this way.   Posted: 06/11/2021 06:34:47
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Arief Rahardjo
Your revised version look nice.   Posted: 06/11/2021 06:59:13



Randy Dykstra   Randy Dykstra
Nice photo and I like the framing you got with the tree and foreground rocks... Except I wished the foreground was cropped just a little bit lower so that the rocks on the left were connected with the rest of the rocks and land. Try a little dodging of the shady parts of the castle to make it a bit more prominent, along with a little burning of the entire left edge and upper corner, will really direct the viewers eye.   Posted: 06/10/2021 10:29:25
Raymond Zurschmitten   Raymond Zurschmitten
Thanks Randy for your feedback.
I have moved the image towards the bottom edge so that the stone leading line is no longer interrupted. I also lightened dark areas like the tree on the right and the leaves at the top and darkened the left edge. See my new image, which is filed at Paul's. The picture becomes better this way.   Posted: 06/11/2021 06:38:13



Arief Rahardjo
It's nice image with natural color. Good idea to use framing of the trees. I agree with Randy comment about the rock. It can be used as leading line too.
Here my version of your image, just a thought.   Posted: 06/11/2021 03:58:32
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Raymond Zurschmitten   Raymond Zurschmitten
Thanks Arief for your feedback
I implemented your good ideas and deposited the result with Paul. The picture is better this way.
  Posted: 06/11/2021 06:39:55



Marilyn Peake   Marilyn Peake
Nice photo. I like the framing of the trees on top, the castle and the large boat off to the left. Looks like a beautiful place to photograph.   Posted: 06/11/2021 23:18:40
Raymond Zurschmitten   Raymond Zurschmitten
Thank you Marilyn for your feedback. The place ist really beautiful.   Posted: 06/12/2021 13:03:50



Bob Patrick   Bob Patrick
Another winner. The only distraction I'd whine about is the skinny plant in the foreground.   Posted: 06/11/2021 23:36:05
Raymond Zurschmitten   Raymond Zurschmitten
Thanks Bob for your feedback
My principle of not removing anything from an image can be distracting to the viewer. I hope this does not impact the image too much.   Posted: 06/12/2021 13:01:32
Bob Patrick   Bob Patrick
It don't. I had to scratch the bottom to find something to whine about. Still a great shot.   Posted: 06/12/2021 21:08:15



 

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