Princely View

Princely View

When visiting a historical spot, I always have a sense of history weighing on my shoulders. Here in Schloß Hohenschwangau I picture King Ludwig II moving through these rooms and looking out the window. He is widely thought to have been a disturbed man, I wonder if he felt the same soothing effect of the mountains that I did. Such a view is simply breathtaking.

I was not just trying to capture the amazing view of the Alpensee. I aimed to get the effect of looking out the window from inside, trying to capture the experience the Bavarian royals had. On such a bright day, it was hard to get the lighting right, as the inside of the castle is dimly lit. I was able to get the picture I wanted with minimal adjustments to highlights and shadows in Lightroom.

Camera: Canon 600D
Lens: EF 15-85mm at 19mm
Aperture: f/7.1
Shutter Speed: 1/160
Postprocessing: Lightroom

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