Schloss Hohenschwangau

The childhood home of King Ludwig. Looking out from Neuschwanstein you see this view. Just imagine that the roads and parking lots aren’t carved into the forest. With the sun setting in the upper right corner of the picture, it made it hard to lower the exposure of the sky without making the clouds lookContinue reading “Schloss Hohenschwangau”

Fairytale Castle

And when you think of fairytale castles, you think of this one: King Ludwig’s Schloss Neuschwanstein in Bavaria with its bucolic backdrop. The original was good, but I wanted to give it more of a fairytale book look. I immediately went to my Lightroom presets that I have loaded and chose CoffeShop’s Velvet Butter. BecauseContinue reading “Fairytale Castle”

Church at the Burg

There’s a small church at Burg Lichtenberg. Reach it by the cobblestone pathway. The original was dark and flat. I warmed the whole picture, then I used a radial filter and adjustment filter to sharpen the cobblestones but soften the church and light around it. I used a graduated filter to darken the sky justContinue reading “Church at the Burg”

Burg Lichtenberg

The largest castle ruins in Germany, with one of the best restaurants as well. I’m pretty sure I knew when I took the picture that I would want it to be in black and white. It just lends itself to that. So, I turned it black and white, and increased the contrast, clarity, and exposure.Continue reading “Burg Lichtenberg”