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King Ludwig's Mansion
King Ludwig's Mansion

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Challenge: ABC...LMN...XYZ (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges 2008
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Bavaria
Date: May 10, 2008
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Architecture, Travel
Date Uploaded: May 11, 2008

King Ludwig II built this lovely place - Neuschwanstein, literally "New swan stone" - which served as the inspiration to Walt Disney. This is your typical tourist shot taken from the bridge VERY high over the gorge behind the castle. I'm pretty sure there are several thousand similar shots from the past couple of days alone. But to get it, I had to brave the hords on the bridge and get a spot. And probably only a very small percentage of those hords thought to underexpose by a stop and a half or so. :-) Anyway, a nice vacation shot - I'll post more of the castle at some point.

The Bridge:
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The bridge when viewed from the castle:
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Other views of the castle:
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Place: 44 out of 194
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06/04/2009 07:44:20 PM
I visited Fussen back in 2006, got the similar shot but the sun was from the 'wrong' side. Great place. I spent a few days as a guest in one 'commune'. Must come back once in my life...
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05/25/2008 01:08:38 PM
Great shot, great story. As usual. :) Thanks for sharing the other pics - that bridge is something else!
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05/19/2008 05:02:24 PM
This is breathtakingly stunning. Postcard, perhaps, but there is a good reason for that. I love that a bridge was built over the gorge, makes you wonder if it was specifically built for the view of the castle.
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05/19/2008 04:49:07 PM
I liked his castle Linderhof (which is more like a mansion).

Also, did you ever check out the Texas Falkenstein castle during your stay in San Antonio? It is based off of a Ludwig design for a castle he never built.

p.s. Nice picture.
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05/19/2008 10:26:49 AM
How BEAUTIFUL! A postcard!!
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05/19/2008 09:08:59 AM
I got to a point where i was not even looking at titles any more. I just liked this for the overall presentation. The sky is beautiful, I love the lighting on the castle, and it's also cool to see the town/village in the background. Beautiful shot!
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05/19/2008 08:22:46 AM
What a cool castle !
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05/19/2008 12:29:37 AM
Congrats on your high score Deb, and thanks for sharing your story with us! I love your image...it was worth your effort!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/18/2008 07:25:00 PM
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05/18/2008 12:28:07 PM
Wow! What a fairy-tale like image. Maybe a tad over saturated, but...wow! It's simply breathtaking. The type of photo you would see in a tourism brochure or magazine.
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05/18/2008 02:30:00 AM
I hope to see this one day. What a HUGE building this is!! I guess I had no idea it was this large. The village in the background works nicely to showcase this castle. Your detail and color tones are postcard beautiful!!
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05/16/2008 11:19:16 AM
wow, very beautiful capture, i like the gradient look to the sky and the lightness of the water in the distance, I also like the positioning of the castle -Lovely image!! :) I personally might have cropped out that left corner tree branch? but its a very slight almost unnoticible thing that I only noticed now because i'm staring at the image in awe :)
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05/15/2008 09:24:14 PM
nice colors and composition
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05/15/2008 08:03:59 PM
What an amazing castle.
Well done capturing the enormousness and beauty.
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05/12/2008 10:30:59 PM
Wow - stunning.
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05/12/2008 11:27:53 AM
Amazing view, very nice.
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05/12/2008 09:24:03 AM
Lovely bright postcard picture.
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05/12/2008 12:31:06 AM
Hmmm When I got to visit that wondeful Castle I didn't notice the 'place' where this picture may have been taken? Was it perhaps quite a way from the castle or taken from a 'flying machine?
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05/12/2008 12:12:25 AM
is this the same castle from chitty chitty bang bang?
gorgeous setting
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