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  #200 Black and White
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Chenonceau castle       ©2018 Thivi
Panasonic DMC-G80       1st place, 178 points
1/2000s, f4, ISO 200, 16mm, Aperture Priority, Pattern, no flash
Post-Processing: RAW to JPG with DxO PhotoLab
B&W conversion with Silver Efex Pro 2, profil complete contrast and structure
      Extra Info: None
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May 16, 2018
    Congratulations on a superb shot.

May 16, 2018
    Thank you all for votes and comments !
This image was shot with the Pana 7-14mm f4 lens which I love.
It's true that it looks better in B&W that in colors...
Many thanks for the tips to enhance the image, I'll try to correct the vertical orientation.

May 16, 2018
    Amazing subject shot on a terrific day. Congrats.

May 15, 2018
    Congrats on the 1st place finish. Well done!

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May 15, 2018
    Great subject but almost too textured. The fabulous but busy sky plus the busy water and stonework are a bit distracting

May 14, 2018
    I have seen this photo taken in colour - I'm amazed at how much more powerful it is in B&W. The turbulent sky really adds to the beauty of the castle and the B&W emphasizes the architecture.

Old Finn
May 14, 2018
    Interesting view. Good BW tones. In my favs.

May 14, 2018
    Well exposed and this image has all of the wonderful grey tones. IMHO I would have used the transform - skew to align the buildings in a more vertical orientation. The left-leaning portion of the castle on the right side of the image is distracting.

alis nocturnis
May 13, 2018
    At first I thought that it would have been better to use a longer lens or to correct the verticality of the walls. Then I saw the imposing chateau puffing out its chest - look at me! Gorgeous sky, hard stone building and silky water. Bravo.

May 13, 2018
    Well done, lots of grey tones, it is a it busy with so much to look at but still a very nice image. high in my top picks.

May 13, 2018
    Beautiful building and fabulous sky.

May 12, 2018
    Neat shot of a great chateau! A few suggestions:
- The detail in the clouds is dramatic, but here it competes with the chateau. You could use a mask and negative Clarity to soften them. Maybe be lighten the sky a little, too, while you're at it.
- Crop off the bottom at the end of the diagonal pier.
- Usually I'd use Perspective Correction to straighten out the building distortion, but here I might even increase it, enhancing the sense of everything radiating from the central tower.

May 12, 2018
    Fabulous subject taken from a good viewpoint with a magnificent sky.

May 11, 2018
    Beautiful. Very interesting castle with dramatic clouds in sky.
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