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Chateau at Rigny Usse (2)

Chateau at Rigny Usse (2)
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Copyright: Beverley Robinson (Royaldevon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6022 W: 295 N: 13780] (54690)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-01
Categories: Castles
Camera: Nikon D200, NIKKOR AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED DX, 62 mm HOYA Circular Polarize
Exposure: f/1.6, 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-05-17 1:56
Viewed: 1503
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Good Morning Everyone,

Please click here to see the much bigger, clearer version. Honestly, it's worth the effort.

My previous photograph showed the strength of Chateau d'Usse whereas this photograph shows the beauty and the size of the chateau.

I remember standing in awe as I reached this viewpoint and looked over the bridge. Luckily, a couple approached and I was able to incorporate them into my photograph as a useful guide.

This chateau is reputed to be the one that inspired Walt Disney and was the style he used in his fairy story cartoons.

Thank you for your interest, Bev :-)

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Good morning Beverley,
Awesome beauty from this POV, the turrets and chimneys shown here with wider facade view. Favorable light and distinct clarity, intriguing and interesting sight, a photographer's small heaven.
Wondered where did you hide those photos since 2009?
Have a nice new day,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11930 W: 126 N: 21574] (110493)
  • [2017-05-17 2:28]

Hi Bev,a second pic from this magnificent castle that in effect reminds a lot something of Disneyland. A full view in a lovely imposing perspective very very sharp,the diagonal light gives a very good 3D effect too! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14090 W: 0 N: 16150] (171852)
  • [2017-05-17 2:29]


quelle vue de ce château fantastique il est d'une architecture très imposantes et ce pont avec les personnes qui passent ces différents paliers avec la végétation ces tours quel ensemble.
Bravo et amitié

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  • daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3581 W: 114 N: 6346] (28696)
  • [2017-05-17 3:27]

Hi Bev. I am sure you waited till the inclusion of the human element could occur and the two are very well placed in this fine composition. Excellent sharpness, light and colours. Regards. Klaudio.

Bonjour Beverly

La mâchoire nous tombe presque au sol devant la beauté très assumée de ce château parmi tant d'autres en Loire. Tu as su trouver le point de vue parfait pour le montrer dans son ensemble.



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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24641 W: 523 N: 41366] (177722)
  • [2017-05-17 5:52]

Hello Bev,

You show us a wonderful old castle with pleasant architecture.
Nice composition and presentation.
You will see that pictures have no date, you has long waited to posting.
Perfectly sharp and clear.
But very well done, TFS.

Have a nice day,

Bonjour, chère Bev,
L'on dirait que le château a revêtu sa plus belle robe pour rappeler une histoire de dessins animés.
Sa position haute permet d'admirer l'architecture générale remaniée au cours des siècles.
La présence de personnages anime joliment la scène.

Hello Beverley!
Wonderful architectural details!
Very beautiful picture too!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,

Hello Bev,
I liked the close view in the last photo but this view is even more stunning. We see here how BIG the castle is and how good it looks with this dense forest/park as a background. The bridge was another perfect excuse for a photo from this angle, and the two persons made this excuse impossible to resist.
Kind regards,

Hi Bev, very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting view of the interesting castle, very well captured in this beautiful image, with good clarity, light, color and quality. Great and interesting work perfectly done, my congratulations, my friend. Thank you for sharing this beautiful work.

Good night and happy rest of week.
Best wishes from the south of Spain.

Hello dear Beverley and have a nice time
what could I say for this fantastic castle?
only greetings for the capture and the
right timing full view in a lovely
imposong perspective

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9882 W: 157 N: 16101] (126619)
  • [2017-05-17 13:06]

Witaj Bev!
Beautiful castle, makes impression.
Excellent frame and composition.
Nice colors and sharpness.
Couple add flavor to this composition.
Well done.
Good evening.

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4195 W: 2 N: 7169] (35082)
  • [2017-05-17 16:05]

Hello Beverley,
Interesting view of old castle with beautiful architecture.I like nice composition and beautiful colours.
Fine presentation

Good morning Bev,
Spectacular castle, what an impressive place to visit! I love the couple contemplating the view. Good catch!


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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3449 W: 0 N: 7971] (57329)
  • [2017-05-18 8:32]

A fairy tale castle, beautiful combination of different buildings terraces and towers, a very good POV and excellent quality
regards Ryszard

Ciao Bev
un castello magnifico, ma è molto bella anche la tua foto.
Inquadratura originale, ottima presenza delle due persone e ottima qualità.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14501 W: 1047 N: 29331] (138586)
  • [2017-05-20 8:12]

Hi Bev,

Missed this one. Another superb shot of this imposing castle. The bridge at left adds lead in lines and perspective. Good sharpness and the people provide scale & a focal point. Tfs!

Hi Beverley,

The presence of the persons has an effect of scale. The point of view is showing the details of the castle. The ;ight is giving good colours rendering. Have a nice day.


Hi Bev,
beautiful castle indeed. Multitude and diversity of turrets adds a fairy tale feeling indeed! Very interesting idea to capture it across the bridge and the presence of people adds some more life and color to the scene.
I am learning every minute something new on TE, there are so many beautiful place of which existence I was completely not aware!
Excellent work,

Hello Bev,

good image of this beautiful castle, I like the composition with the people walking by the bridge, the architecture of the building is interesting, well done,

Best regards,


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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 174 N: 18146] (80623)
  • [2017-05-29 1:54]


for some reason this image makes me to think about this castle like a miniature.
nice angle showing visitants in the bridge and the lower pov enhancing the beauty of the shapes of the castle up there.



Hi Beverly,

A beautiful old castle and perfect presentation. Excellent sharpness and good detailing, perfect horizontal format. Very pleasant color also. I very much appreciate your shooting position. Well done.

with deep regards,


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