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Sunny day in Versailles

Sunny day in Versailles
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Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11641 W: 123 N: 29576] (139254)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-01-18
Categories: Castles, Architecture, Artwork
Exposure: 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-02-11 1:44
Viewed: 1308
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was very lucky that I had marvelous weather in Versailles. It was cold, the ponds were frozen, but it was sunny. In the Palace there were many tourists but later in the gardens of Trianons it was very quiet.

Here the northern facade of Petit Trianon.
It was designed by Ange-Jacques Gabriel by the order of Louis XV for his long-term mistress, Madame de Pompadour, and was constructed between 1762 and 1768.Madame de Pompadour died four years before its completion, and the Petit Trianon was subsequently occupied by her successor, Madame du Barry.
Upon his accession to the throne in 1774, the 20-year-old Louis XVI gave the château and its surrounding park to his 19-year-old Queen Marie Antoinette for her exclusive use and enjoyment.

The château of the Petit Trianon is a celebrated example of the transition from the Rococo style of the earlier part of the 18th century, to the more sober and refined, Neoclassical style of the 1760s and onward. Essentially an exercise on a cube, the Petit Trianon attracts interest by virtue of its four facades, each thoughtfully designed according to that part of the estate it would face.

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11127 W: 57 N: 19211] (71944)
  • [2017-02-11 2:06]

Hello Malgo,
The winter weather you had here was fantastic indeed. The bright light brought out the colours so well, they're very well saturated. A lovely view of the gardens of the famous palace.

Hello Malgo,
The panoramic frame was a good choice putting the emphasis on the palace and using the water course as a lead-line and to create depth. The winter light is very attractive indeed bringing out the colours and architectural detail to perfection.

Dear Malgo,

What beautiful colours!

Best Wishes,

Hi Malgo
A really interesting presentation of this famous palace, and a unique one too. Normally the gardens are much more formal and the man made element much stronger, but here the natural environment takes prominence softening the opulence of the palace very well. Nicely done

Czesc Malgosiu
Rzeczywiscie piekna pogoda i super swiatlo. Zoltawa zielen swietnie kontrastuje z kolorem nieba. Rzeczka i droga prowadza wzrok w kierunku glownego tematu zdjecia.
Pozdrawiam serdecznie

Hello Malgo,
How very wise of Louis XV to have another mistress so this beautiful building would not have been left unused. ;-) You found a good place for this photo where the building is seen between the trees, on line with the river. The light and colours are wonderful.
Kind regards,

Ciao cara Malgo, lovely composition with beautiful river, fascinating reflections, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11603 W: 163 N: 19507] (142723)
  • [2017-02-11 5:48]

Czesc Malgosiu!
Przyjemny widok.
Fajny kadr i kolorystyka.Rzeczka ladnie prowadzi wzrok.
Milego weekendu.

Ciao Malgo,

J'aime beaucoup cette composition. Très bon choix de point de vue avec en prime une très belle lumière qui fait briller les détails. Ces jardins sont magnifiques.



Hello Malgorzata,

wonderful view from the parc of Versailles castle. Excellent composition, fine clarity and sharpness. I like the shot very much.TFS.

With regard from Luxembourg


Bonjour, chère Malgo,
Le hameau de la Reine séduit toujours autant, il faut dire que cette reconstitution (dont une bonne partie à été refaite :
Abîmé par le temps, le petit village normand de Marie-Antoinette a été restauré grâce au mécénat de Dior.
Se promener à travers ce parc, c'est avoir l'impression de remonter le temps.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13512 W: 125 N: 24156] (121047)
  • [2017-02-11 12:17]

Hi Malgo,a new pic from Versailles in this lucky sunny winter day,perfect to take this corner with the Petit Trianon. The graden isn't a spectacle like in summer,but the composition is stil beautiful. Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Malgo
mi piace questa vista di Versailles, è inconsueta e ci mostra anche una parte meno "nobile" del luogo.
Buona domenica

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4871 W: 2 N: 8908] (42736)
  • [2017-02-11 17:10]

Czesc Malgo
Pogoda dopisala w tym miejscu, choc ogladajac wcale nie stawialbym na zimowy miesiac zrobienia zdjecia;) Swietna nasycona kolorystyka i dobra kompozycja.Ciekawa notka. Zastanawiam sie czym mam ten fragment na swoich letnich zdjeciach... poszukam :)

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4209 W: 0 N: 9976] (68021)
  • [2017-02-11 22:03]

Pogoda swietna jak na zimowy czas, to i zdjecie super, jak zwkle zreszta,
pozdrawiam Ryszard

Hi Malgo,
Lovely view with the sun light, well captured, good composition and depth with the view of water and reflections on the FG, interesting architecture ... before photos of the famous castle, I suppose.

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2017-02-12 0:19]

Witaj MAlgo,
beautiful Wintry scenery with the canal to adds depth and perspective in the scene.The created reflections and the facade of Petit Trianon make the image even more attractive.

Have a good Sunday,Danos

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  • cargus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1470 W: 76 N: 1421] (12419)
  • [2017-02-12 0:32]

Beau paysage, de belles couleurs, bien cadré et rendu, l'image bien fait.!

Hi Malgorzata
Belle présentation, des couleurs lumineuses et de superbe reflets, toute belle réalisation
agréable soirée

Hello Malgo,

Were it not for the naked branches, I would think this was late spring!
The light is glorious pepping up the colours, creating long shadows and making reflections in the water.
You have used the line of the path and the waterway as effective guides and it is fitting that the chateau is situated centrally, between the two guides.
A lovely, well composed shot.

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

Hello Malgo,
What a beautiful day in Versailles! Although I prefer my subjects off-center, I find the location of the building in the middle of the frame to be most agreeable here. Well done!

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11415 W: 174 N: 20888] (92011)
  • [2017-03-02 0:45]


when I visited the gardens it was almost raining in some parts. marvelous this angle catching the canal and the building. I liked the colors and the composition.



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