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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Gorgeous composition and wonderful light! Well done Jacques!

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.

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!

Beautifully processed!

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

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

I like the little stars peeking out. Great capture!

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

Fantastic as usual Jacques.

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

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

The lighting and comp are spot on. Excellent work.

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

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!!

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

Wow. Just great. Killer.

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.

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