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Cinderella Castle (Neuschwanstein)

Happy Monday!  I hope everyone had a good weekend.

Because I did not get a chance to post on the blog a couple days last week, I decided to do one last day of Germany.  I believe this will be my last image from this amazing trip, that is until I go digging through my photos again a few months down the road.

Today’s image is a view of Neuschwanstein Castle in Southern Bavaria.  The image was captured on a lookout seen on a previous image of mine (Marienbrücke). Yes, the bridge was really that high up from the bottom of the Pöllat Gorge.  I have two images because I wasn’t sure what processing I liked more.  What do you think?


9 responses

  1. Wow…that castle is amazing! Awesome vantage point.

    I really like the sharpness of the top image…I think the bottom is a bit too soft for me. Nice work on this one, dude 🙂

    March 14, 2011 at 1:09 pm

  2. Wow, what a cool castle! I would have loved to have been there! Were you able to get inside at all? I’ll have to look up the history on it. I like the first picture better! I agree with Heath. Just a bit to soft for me.

    March 14, 2011 at 4:44 pm

  3. This is a delicious image. Agree with Heath. Love how the top image pops. Love the muted tones of it as well.

    Great image.

    March 14, 2011 at 7:22 pm

  4. Wow…simply beautiful! I also agree with Heath; the second one is just too soft and fairy-tale-ish for my taste. The first one is stunning!

    March 14, 2011 at 8:03 pm

  5. Thank guys for all the comments and advice! Heath, you’re a pretty smart guy! Everyone agrees with you ;). But yeah, after coming home from work I see what you guys are saying. As the rest of you do, I agree with Heath.

    March 14, 2011 at 10:33 pm

  6. Chris DeAngelis

    I also like the first one, although the dreamy feel of the 2nd is nice too… Maybe selectively sharpen the castle in that one for the best of both worlds 🙂

    That is a beautiful area, I was able to go when I was 14 and can’t wait to go back (with nicer gear). Love the vantage point with the rock face! Looking forward to more of your work!

    March 14, 2011 at 10:38 pm

  7. Stunning viewpoint – nice capture. I agree with the above and prefer the first shot, finding the second a little too soft for my tastes. Saying that, I do prefer the blue sky emerging in the second image, and find the sky in the first to match a little to much into the roof of the castle. I would like to see a little of that blue sky brought into the first image (though not as bright as it is in image 2 as this would be a little too overpowering) just to give it a hint of colour. Again though, a great picturesque view.

    March 15, 2011 at 1:11 pm

  8. Sweet processing – looks like a fairy-tail castle.

    March 15, 2011 at 10:51 pm

  9. I am sorry but both seems totally fake for me in spite of the picture itself is beautiful (as all of your photos btw ^^). The second is so kitsch with shinny colors and blury style.

    Neither I like when you switch a same picture from color to B&W maybe it is because I am an old fashion B&W “photographer” with all the chemical stuff. Anyway, a B&W snap is not only switching a B&W button.

    PS: btw your photos are by far better than my english ^^

    April 15, 2011 at 3:17 am

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