The Guardians at the Gate

Berlin is a great city, with lots to see and photograph.  With only a few months remaining to explore, I am trying to get to the places I’ve had on my “must-see” and “must-photograph” list.  This, Schloss Charlottenburg, is one of those places.  So, after a great tour of the castle, a fantastic dinner in the castle restaurant, and a wonderful baroque concert performed by musicians in period dress, I grabbed this shot outside the gates as a memory of that perfect evening.

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May 11, 2011 - 13:33

Jim Denham Gorgeous composition and wonderful light! Well done Jacques!

May 11, 2011 - 13:36

Brian Furbush I absolutely love blue hour shots, and you crushed this. Stunning light Jacques, and the few stars that pop on the left are a great touch as well.

May 11, 2011 - 13:43

Chris Nitz They almost look as if they are doing battle in the sky. I really like the blue glow coming from the left hand side. Nicely done!

May 11, 2011 - 14:19

Scott Beautifully processed!

May 11, 2011 - 15:52

vladimir Koznatkin Berlin is indeed a great city. Too bad it’s filled with Germans.

May 11, 2011 - 16:42

Jason Hines I love the processing on this one! Great job with the processing. Especially the sky!

May 11, 2011 - 16:42

Kristi Hines I like the little stars peeking out. Great capture!

May 11, 2011 - 16:56

Jim Nix man,that is awesome! pure perfection! great shot. Jim

May 11, 2011 - 18:04

Jerry Denham Fantastic as usual Jacques.

May 11, 2011 - 18:32

Steve Beal I like the tilt effect on the columns – just an incredible, image.

May 11, 2011 - 18:35

Randy Bayne Beautiful image. Fantastic lighting. The tilt really helps to draw the viewer in.

May 11, 2011 - 18:51

Chris Frailey The lighting and comp are spot on. Excellent work.

May 11, 2011 - 18:57

Adam Olson Wow, this is stunning! I love the lighting and the blue tones. So smooth! Love it!

May 11, 2011 - 19:25

Toad Hollow Photography Good GOD, how do you DO this? Love the lighting in this shot, especially that swatch coming out of the little guard room on the left there. Stunning, Jacques, utterly stunning!!

May 12, 2011 - 21:07

Matty Geez, that sky is like perfect. Unreal! Great capture Jacques!

May 12, 2011 - 21:24

Bob Lussier Wow. Just great. Killer.

May 12, 2011 - 22:29

Jacques I thank you all. This one was definitely one of my favorite shots of late, and really got me thinking hard about the importance of the perfect light you find at the edges of the day. I need to find more opportunities to get out an shoot during those times, which as most of you all know is very hard to do. But that won’t keep me from trying.

May 14, 2011 - 14:20

Mark Blundell Thats a pretty special image – love the dome colour popping out!

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