The Chateau of Chenonceau…the most visited Chateau in France (after Versailles)…

I have probably used up all the superlatives on previous posts about the architecture in France, however they are all equally applicable here fairly obviously… A mix of late Gothic and early Renaissance, the Chateau was designed by the French Renaissance architect Philibert de l’Orme, and then developed further by the wife of owner Thomas Bohier, (Katherine Briconnet), which led to the Chateau being regarded as very feminine in it’s style…

Certainly it is beautiful…

The Chateau of Chenonceau, on the Cher river
The Chateau of Chenonceau, on the Cher river © Michael Evans photographer 2013
The Chateau of Chenonceau, on the Cher river
This little cottage is situated directly opposite the Chateau, next to the ornate gardens © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
The Chateau of Chenonceau, on the Cher river
A five image stitch to incorporate the gardens… © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
The Chateau of Chenonceau, on the Cher river
Handheld HDR image of Chenonceau © Michael Evans Photographer 2013

This image above is a five image handheld HDR shot, processed out in Photoshop. I do shoot with HDR in mind for the majority of my commercial work (www.michaelevansphotographer.com), however it is rare that I am as unsubtle as in this image. Overdone certainly, however I just liked the result…

The Chateau of Chenonceau, on the Cher river
Colour… © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
The Chateau of Chenonceau, on the Cher river
…or B&W..? © Michael Evans Photographer 2013

This two image panoramic stitch above was originally intended to be in colour only, however while processing it I saw the BW potential…any comments on which works for you welcome!

The Chateau of Chenonceau, on the Cher river
The tower directly in front of the Chateau © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
Path leading to the Chateau of Chenonceau, on the Cher river
Pathway to the Chateau… © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
The Chateau of Chenonceau, on the Cher river
Massive tapestry… © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
The Chateau of Chenonceau, on the Cher river
The lights to illuminate can clearly be seen…alas we visited at the wrong season, as they are only used certain times of the year… © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
The Chateau of Chenonceau, on the Cher river
View up to the chapel ceiling… © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
The Chateau of Chenonceau
More buildings in the gardens… © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
Beautiful rustic France
Beautiful rustic France…outbuildings at the Chateau of Chenonceau © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
The Chateau of Chenonceau
A beautiful chestnut tree… © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
The Chateau of Chenonceau
Building in Chenonceau’s gardens…just as the clouds moved in… © Michael Evans Photographer 2013
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