Chateau de Nazelles

The Chateau de Nazelles is located a few miles from Amboise in the Loire Valley. Built by some of the same craftsmen that constructed Chenonceau Chateau, today it is a wonderful bed and breakfast that I used as a base of operations. This image, in monochromatic HDR, conveys the feeling that being there is like visiting old France—and is more like a line drawing, or lithograph, than a photo. However, color images to come will also show the incredible lushness of the Loire in spring.

Chateau de Nazelles by Harold Davis

Chateau de Nazelles © Harold Davis

Exposure info: Nine exposures, each exposure at f/22 and ISO 100, with shutter speeds ranging from one second to 1/200 of a second; tripod mounted; exposures combined using Nik HDR Efex Pro and processed in Photoshop, with monochromatic conversion using Nik Silver Efex Pro and Photoshop black & white adjustment layers.

This entry was posted in France, HDR, Monochrome.

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  1. By Coming and Going on June 10, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    […] The entrance to the Chateau de Nazelles is shown in this image, photographed coming in through the tunnel beneath the primary structure. This kind of image is simply not possible to create without using HDR techniques, and it is a pleasure to present it in High Dynamic Range monochromatic. Today, the Chateau is a very nice bed and breakfast. […]

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