Janos Demeter, EPSA  

Castle Chenonceau by Janos Demeter, EPSA

August 2022 - Castle Chenonceau

August 2022 - Janos Demeter, EPSA


About the Image(s)

This is castle Chenonceau in the Loire valley, France. I took it in 2019.
T=1/240 sec, f/2,6, ISO 100 and altitude 109 m from where I was

4 comments posted

Drema Swader   Drema Swader
Hi Janos. I like the contrast you added to the castle, and how you brought out the color in the water. I understand why you cropped off the horizon at the top, but I do like the river there. If you had been able to get a sunstar there and reduce the exposure so it is not quite as blown-out, it would have been a nice addition to the picture. But as is, I think cropping it was the right choice.

You have lost a bit of the morning haze... I'm wondering if it might help to add a bit of haze back at the very top behind the castle.

I would clone out the light spot in the water in the foreground. It wasn't as visible in the original, but the processing brought it out, and it is distracting... my eye went right there.

Remember, the viewer's eye goes right to the brightest areas of a photo, which in this case are the grassy areas on the left and the trees at the bottom. I would recommend darkening those down a bit (but not so much as to lose the morning sun feel) and perhaps lightening the subject a little bit more.   Posted: 08/07/2022 13:34:29

Julie Vause
Oh wow, I'm impressed that you were able to put your drone up there. I've been to Chenonceau and absolutely loved it. I agree to remove the green highlight from the water and wonder about slightly darkening the bright green trees, each side lower picture. I also agree to put back a bit of the haze at the top and add a sun star as Drema suggested. It's such a wonderful shot.   Posted: 08/08/2022 01:30:38

Pete Scifres   Pete Scifres
Nice image. I tried it with the top cropped off and the castle thus closer to the top. And with the bright lanscape in the upper left burned down. To my eye that seemed better.

Not sure but I think the castle is tilted very slightly up on the right, and once I see that it's hard to get out of my head   Posted: 08/13/2022 16:42:07

Lisa Cirincione   Lisa Cirincione
Beautiful image, I would have loved to have my drone when I was there. I love seeing the garden in the upper left, it is so beautiful.
I see the reflection in the water of the castle and was wondering if you had any shots lower of just the castle and the water and the reflections?   Posted: 08/16/2022 14:29:30


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