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Old Kalmar castle in sepia

Old Kalmar castle in sepia
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Copyright: Carol Dorion (CAROL50) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 853 W: 113 N: 2287] (8960)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2006-09-06
Categories: Architecture, Mood
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Friday theme 2008/02/29 "Old Building Sepia" [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-29 8:29
Viewed: 3691
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 46
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My contribution to this Friday's Theme,i would like to present you the Kalmar castle ,Sweden.
Its construction began in the 12th century as a fortified tower .Later on in the 1280s King Magnus Ladulas ordered the construction of a fortress around the tower and was further expanded in the centuries that followed. One of the most important political events took place right here in the Kalmar castle in 1397 when the Kalmar Union was formed- a union of Denmark,Sweden and Norway,organized by Queen Margaret 1 of Denmark.The fortress was improved during the 16th century under the direction of King Gustav Vasa and his sons who turned the fortress into a castle fit for a renaissance king.Today it is one of Sweden 's best preserved renaissance castle.Located on the east coast close to the Oland island bridge.
Photo was taken across the medieval harbour near the railway station,

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This is a stunning shot to begin with, and the sepia really works well with it. Excellent use of the tree for natural framing and of the open spaces for composition strength. The crisp focus makes this a stand-out! Excellent

Great photo and POV
Love the tree in front so it creates more dept of field

Hi Carol,
very good foto and nice POV, I like the castle you take shot,
good work,
regards Karolina

Superbe capture.
Excellente netteté et détails.
Sujet bien cadré naturellement :-).
Bien vu

A perfect harmony, I've heard a little about the Kalmar Union when I traveled in Scandinavia, but never had the chance to see how the place looks like.
Thank you for the historical comment too.

Farouk Chaabna

Salut Carol,
Belle prise . J'aime la façon dont tu t'es servi des roncs pour cadrer ton image . Beaucoup de choses à voir comme la réflection et les détails sur les troncs . Une large profondeur de champs permettant une netteté d'image de près et au loin . Beau travail

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  • ttreen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1317 W: 129 N: 3792] (15759)
  • [2008-02-29 12:23]

Hello Carol
I really like how you framed your old building with the tree.. the sepia really works wonderful here to bring out the details on the trunk.. Nice old shot!


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  • philip Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 31 N: 186] (1350)
  • [2008-02-29 12:59]

Great capture...the castle is nicely "framed" in the tree. Good pov.

This is great--it is so sharp and crisp-excellent detail, exposure--well done-nicely sepia'd---Lynne

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2008-02-29 19:25]
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Belle image que je qualifierais de léchée,dans le sens que les textures sont pratiquement disparues,tout est lisse,soyeux tout en comportant une superbe clarté d'image.Bel effet visuel créé ici.Belle composition avec ce château bien placé entre les branches de l'arbre.J'aime beaucoup ces teintes variées de sépia.Très jolie photo!

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-02-29 20:25]

Bonjour Carol,
Voilà une composition qui ne manque pas d'intérêt! Quel suberbe premier plan pour encadrer ce "château dans l'eau" comme dirait Félix Leclerc. L'ambiance est tout à fait surréaliste et la conversion en sépia ajoute à l'étrangeté de la scène! Magnifique! Bravo! Annie

Hello Carol!
Really great sepia composition for Helens theme!
Beautiful castle and lovely your point of view!
The tree is old, too!
Best regards!

...I return with points... :)

Hello Carol,

This is a well conceived pov to create natural borders with the trees! Good sharp images and excellent dof. The refections are the added bonus!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

interesting texture and light of the tree, nice form too
good composition, nice reflection...

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2008-03-01 10:02]
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Hi Carol, nice placement of this tree for framing the Castle
the tree looks very old & the Sepia brings out its texture a bit more,good castle reflection.TFS


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  • eBirdy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 184 W: 1 N: 60] (1528)
  • [2008-03-01 10:53]

Hi Carol,
I like a lot your proposal... I particularly like the patterns on the tree, the loneliness of the landscape and the way to frame the castle... TFS, Marta

Superb tones for a superb compo !

ps.I'll be back with points

Hello Carol

An absolutely delightful shot here, i really love the natural framing with the tree. Nice sharp image with good lighting and excellent sepia conversion

TFS and for joining in the them

kind regards Helen

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2008-03-02 11:54]

Hi Carol
What a brilliant shot you have here - I love your composition looking through the trunks of the tree.
And your sepia colour looks quich deep and rich - well done


Once again you define the 'art of seeing' with this wonderful image.


Very pretty image, nice composition, i like those kind of image, where the objet in the front bring a new dynamic to an other one in the back...very well done.

Bonjour Carol!

Éclairage dramatique et un décor presque théatral avec ce ciel monochrome. Profondeur de champ impeccable pour une composition tout à fait efficace. Le filtre utilisé ajoute beaucoup de style pour un effet rétro très réussi. Du beau travail !

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  • hama Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 182 W: 0 N: 74] (1454)
  • [2008-04-07 10:45]
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Hi Carol,
Sma Land is one of my favorit suburbs in Sweden and the Castel you have framed in your camera is admiring. You really made me go back in my student days when I was student in Sweden.
The Picture is great award winning and I am becoming your fan. You did a wonderful job, Congrats. The tone matches the subject too good and the view through the "V" is making the picrure more attractive. Perfect sharpness and POV.

Great Job, keep doing the same and share with your internationl friends.

Good Luck


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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 728 W: 0 N: 107] (2973)
  • [2008-07-07 11:37]

Du grand art, Carol!
Une cabane dans les arbres, comme celle de mon enfance à l'orée du bois!!
Cependant la mienne n'était pas doublée d'aussi beaux reflets ni encadrée aussi joliment!
Qualité photo digne d'un Linhof 8x10 et virée en laboratoire!
À la prochaine.


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