Critique Chateau de Chenonceau: Loir Valley

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Lovely imgaes Stephen, love the warm reflections in the first couple and the receding patterns and shapes in the second.(y)
 
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as above really, lovely warm summer feel to the outdoor shots. great symmetry in the indoor shot getting lined up that closely must of taken a while
 
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Three great images, lovely warm light in the first two, I bet you were disappointed with the reflections though :D

I can't fault the symmetry in the last, perfect.
 
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Three great images, lovely warm light in the first two, I bet you were disappointed with the reflections though :D

I can't fault the symmetry in the last, perfect.
Very disappointed. I'm planning a return trip later on when hopefully the river will be stiller due to reduced water flow.

It can be like a mirror and that is the only way for me.

Plus in June/July they light it at night :)
 
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Big place aint it. As above, love the shots but the symmetry of the last and non converging verticals is very good indeed, were the tourists on strike! Love a strike do the French.
 
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Big place aint it. As above, love the shots but the symmetry of the last and non converging verticals is very good indeed, were the tourists on strike! Love a strike do the French.
The 1st two were taken around 6am before the tourists arrived on a May AM

The last shot was taken Mid March on a week day just as the castle openned, I got a rare chance to take the image without people and the time to level the tripod and camera. I was lucky.
 
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The 1st two were taken around 6am before the tourists arrived on a May AM

The last shot was taken Mid March on a week day just as the castle openned, I got a rare chance to take the image without people and the time to level the tripod and camera. I was lucky.
I think you made your own luck there, I'd still have been in bed :)
 
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Steve...that inside pic...wow!
 
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Not a criticism Steve, more a foible of mine but I would like to have seen my favourite image, no.1 in landscape format, something like this but not as tightly framed:

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I did take it but due to horrid distortion issues due to using a really short fl to frame the full castle and reflection it just didn't work
 
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The third is a lesson in framing things correctly in camera (I assume but it looks like thought was put into it) and out of the first 2 there is something I prefer about the first, where the whites are whiter and the warm light is red rather than yellow...
 
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