Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Shadows in the light

Again, I took this photo from a quarter mile away from Chambord's façade. The telephoto lens is fun to use in the right conditions. On either side of the central section of the castle, two wings connect it to the the royal apartments on the left and the chapel on the right (see the banner photo above).

Sunlight shows green through the windows that connect the castle to the chapel.

This is a view of the wing that connects to the chapel on the right, or western side, of the castle. I could see people walking through the sun-lit corridor and took a bunch of photos. This is the best one. I prefer another that has more silhouettes, but it came out too blurry. You have to hold the camera very still at this distance if you're not using a tripod.


  1. I love the effect of the unshuttered windows and the silhouettes.

  2. Looks like shadow dancing silhouettes.

  3. Amazing photo. Makes me want to get a better camera! But, in addition, you've got a gifted eye.

  4. Almost mysterious catching the silhouettes in the "green-lit" windows! A photo that could be from a BBC Murder Mystery - Agatha Christy or perhaps, Poirot?

    These photos are very timely: yesterday in french class we started reading Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme by Molière. The very first performance was for the King in Chambord, October, 1670.


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