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Frederiksborg Slot III

Frederiksborg Slot III
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Copyright: Lars Zwemmer (Tue) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9610 W: 57 N: 16406] (60634)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-09
Categories: Castles, Daily Life, Architecture
Camera: Canon Powershot A75
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Architectural reflections in water, My Reflection Photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-12-18 11:18
Viewed: 2884
Points: 78
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Frederiksborg Slot III

Here's my fourth picture in the little series of Frederiksborg Slot in Hillerød. This time the reflection of the biggest tower as well as the west-wing.
My other picture of this castle:
Frederiksborg Slot I
Frederiksborg Slot II
Frederiksborg Slotskirke

Frederiksborg Slot is located on three small islands in Slotsøen (Castle Lake). It was built as a royal residence for King Christian IV (1577-1648). It is the largest renaissance castle in Scandinavia. The first parts were built by King Frederik II (1534-1588), Christian's father, and date back to 1560. Frederik II gave the castle also its name. However most of the current castle was built between 1602-1620 by Christian IV and designed by the Dutch architects Hans and Lorents van Steenwinckel. The castle is built in Dutch Renaissance-style, just as many other buildings in Copenhagen, that date back to Christian IV's time, like Børsen (Stock Exchange) and Rosenborg Slot.

After Christian IV's death, the castle was mainly used for ceremonies, especially to crown the Danish Monarchs. In 1720 Freden i Frederiksborg (Treaty of Frederiksborg) was signed here, that ended Den store nordiske krig (Great Northern War, 1700-1721), between Denmark-Norway and Sweden.
Nowadays the castle is used as a museum, Frederiksborgmuseet (The Frederiksborg Museum) or Det Nationalhistoriske Museum (Museum of National History). This museum was founded in 1878 by brewer J.C. Jacobsen of the Carlsberg Breweries, who also funded the reconstruction of the castle after a large fire in 1859.

In the WS I posted a rotated version.

I hope you like this shot too! :-)

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  • PJE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2045 W: 133 N: 4148] (20758)
  • [2005-12-18 11:21]

Very good relfection Lars. Good timing with the lighting on the building too. I love the colors!

Hej Lars,
Very nice composition and reflection, it almost looks like a painting. I like the beautiful warm tones of the castle which stand in strong contrast to the deep blue colour of the water/sky. Well seen and done!

Regards, Christian

Hij is prachtig Lars,
goed gezien uitstekende reflectie, goed scherp, mooie compositie, echt heel mooi werk.
gr. Jaap

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24946 W: 520 N: 42061] (180286)
  • [2005-12-18 12:40]

Beste Lars,
het zou mogelijk zijn de foto te draaien, zo scherp is de weerspiegeling, maar ook uw nota is een halve encyclopidie, daar verlies ik mijn tijd om alles eens na te kijken, maar ik leer zeer veel uit nota's, dus blijf ik verder doen.
Het idee van dergelijke foto tenemen heeft al zijn vaste waarde.
Mooi gedaan Lars.

Hi Lars, A creative angle to view the architecture. Nice colors view through the reflections. The sunlight and shadow contrast provide a nice effect. A well seen and well taken picture.


Really nice capture. Although a very simple shot you made it very interesting by using the reflection of the water. There is just enough disturbance in the water to tell it is a reflection without hurting the overall quality of the shot. Great work.

Bonsoir mon ami Lars,
Félicitations pour ce très bel effet (merci pour notre tête "torticolis" d'avoir publié en atelier montrant la photo retournée ! ;o))
Ce reflet est vraiment superbe. Les petites taches blanches font penser à des étoiles dans le ciel.
J'aime beaucoup.

Hi Lars - amazing reflection, I really like the deep colours and just the right amount of water distortion, excellent work.

Fantastic reflection image with wonderful light. The rotated version is interesting too as the bits in the water look like stars in the sky. Well done

Hi Lars
I like this framing of the reflection. It gives a very textured look. The light and contrasts are great. Pretty blue of the sky too.

An excellent reflection of this magnificent monument, Lars; the perspective and DOF are very good and the photo has great impact. Good work!

Hey Lars. Good idea focusing the shot entirely on the water. You could almost rotate this upside down and we'd never know the difference! What clarity and focus. Good job Lars!

Hej Lars, 100% reflectie, heel mooi onderdeel van je Frederiksborg serie. De hoek is zeer goed gekozen en het diep blauwe water zorgt voor een fraai contrast met de rode baksteen.
Heel goed werk. Een goede week en Glædelig Jul toegewenst alvast!

Hi Lars, nice capture !
Gorgeous composition with very good colors, sharpness and contrast.
I like this fantastic reflection, strong colors and good POV.
Very well viewed.
Thanks for sharing, Aires

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  • cessy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1883 W: 90 N: 2350] (13647)
  • [2005-12-19 5:19]

very nice reflection, Lars
so clear and details well captured
the colors also very good
I prefer the one in WS though :)

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  • Emile Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 152 N: 5590] (20352)
  • [2005-12-19 8:55]

Hola Lars.
Excellent reflection, one of the best i have seen posted in TE. Good composition, nice colours and lighting.
Very well done.

Hi Lars,
Very nice reflections here ! It's always great to have such a good light and excellent colors when shooting this !
This one is very impressive !
Congratulations !

Hi Lars!
Very nice composition with this reflection. The light and contrasts are great too. Fine idea. I think that you like using reflections ;)

Hi Lars,
a beautiful shot, nicely captured as reflected in this deep blue pond. It has a great painting effect to it. nice angel of shoot...

Hi Lars
Nice idea. The composition is not only intelligent. It's also beautifull. Excellent light and sharpness
Well done

Hej Lars,
Good idea to show the slot just as a reflection.Nice play of light and shadows,I like the deep colors a lot.

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  • Jeppe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3938 W: 385 N: 4195] (18654)
  • [2005-12-20 4:40]

Hej Lars

Et fin og original måde at bruge dette vandspejl på - Jeg kan godt lide det lidt specielle perspektiv som du har fanget her - til lykke med det fine resultat.

God jul

Lars, this is a wonderful reflection. Somehow the water makes the colours even richer. Maybe it has a polarising effect. Beautiful.

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  • jjbach Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1868 W: 57 N: 1761] (9326)
  • [2005-12-20 17:29]

Hi Lars,
What can I say ??? Fantastic reflections!! Even from this mirroring, we can admire the wonderful architecture of the building. I love the framing and the point of view you chose.

Regards John

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  • john_c Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4079 W: 52 N: 5746] (24666)
  • [2005-12-21 10:41]

Hi Lars,
Magnificent reflections. Good contrast between the castle and the water, and all in seemingly perfect proportions. The integrity of the castle is maintained. Very well done, Lars.

Lars, nice picture. I like the arhitecture i can apreciatte. Also the idea of the reflection is very nice.
Merry Chritmas!

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  • Stepan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4529 W: 89 N: 3989] (27210)
  • [2005-12-21 16:12]

Beautiful reflections and light...
Simple but so effective composition.
Good dof too.

A nice reversed architecture and the composition by the water effect is beautiful, looking like a "tableau".
Compliments also for the complete framing of the architectural element.
jean Michel

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  • jrj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4529 W: 494 N: 7430] (34843)
  • [2005-12-22 6:43]

Good idea to use the reflection as the major part of this compo lars. Nice presentation of this castle where this reflective variant is an interesting part of the series.

great reflections here, I like the colour of the sky and the paint like picture, well done

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8670 W: 4460 N: 15277] (61503)
  • [2005-12-23 9:52]

Bonjour Lars
Une flaque d'eau sur le sol où une rivière peuvent donner d'excellentes composition comme c'est le cas ici.
J'apprécie beaucoup.
Joyeux Noël.

Hello Lars
A water puddle pool on the ground or a river can give an excellent composition as it is the case here.
I appreciate much.
Merry Christmas.

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  • sarju Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1045 W: 50 N: 1260] (5324)
  • [2005-12-24 21:41]

HI Lars
Merry christmas to you too
this photo definitely has one of the best reflection that I have ever seen on a photo.
tfs ... regards ... sarju

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  • Steft Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1214 W: 128 N: 1547] (5977)
  • [2005-12-26 7:36]

Prachtig! Zeer heldere foto en het blauw is prachtig diep en donker. Goed gezien en gerealiseerd!

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  • MvS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 697 W: 53 N: 796] (4163)
  • [2006-01-04 16:29]

Härliga färger Lars. Jag gillar din WS bäst - prickarna i vattnet blir som stjärnor på dagen. Kul att höras av igen!

Hej Lars,
This an excellent reflection shot of this magnific building. It has a clear image, where we can apreciate all the details on the façade, with the nice distortion of the image, that makes it a more artistic approach, which is enhanced by the up side down image. We can look to other details of the image, besides the regular shape of this fine example of architecture. Congratulations!
Have a good weekend,

Bonsoir Lars,
je suis un grand fan de reflets et celle-ci me plait beaucoup. La reflection est excellente et ce grâce au calme de l'eau et à la lumière franche. Bravo pour cette réalisation

Superbe reflets, les couleurs sont au top c'est tout bon pour les yeux. Excellente composition !

Nice to see the world upside down sometimes, especially when the sky is so blue. This is again a very nice reflexion.

All the best,


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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10395 W: 174 N: 18563] (82687)
  • [2018-01-12 13:57]


nice view of this beautiful architecture reflected in these calm waters. I liked these colors too.
take care


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