Selling The Drama

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Marlinspike Hall

Any fans of Tintin out there? This is the Chateau de Cheverny, the inspiration for Marlinspike Hall.

comments (12)

  • Raffi
  • United States
  • 5 Jan 2009, 03:05
perfectly executed. Well balanced and well processed. Another great one Sam.
Samarth: thanks raffi
when I see it I have thought immediatly Tintin, I did not know there was another castle of Cheverny ! Perfect in B&W !
Nota : Hergé cut the two towers for the Moulinsard's Castle smile
Samarth: thanks zeb... yes, sadly he did
Lovely clear and crispy image!
Samarth: thank you arjan...
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 5 Jan 2009, 11:52
A real PhotoSam conversion. Great picture and yes I am/was a Tintin fan.
Samarth: thanks louis...
Just plain gorgeous shot.
Happy New Year.
Samarth: thanks chris...
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 5 Jan 2009, 13:15
Astonishing! I have no idea how you achieve that sheen.
Samarth: thanks ray.. i was helped greatly by some lovely natural light
An amazing finish to this Sam and what a beautiful building.
Samarth: thanks brian...
  • blackdog
  • The Wasteland
  • 5 Jan 2009, 22:23
Perfection Sam and love the high key lighting.
Samarth: thank you
Nice building! I used to love Tintin as a kid!
Samarth: thanks sumedh
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 7 Jan 2009, 03:59
impressive structure. nice in b&w.
Samarth: thank you otto...
Great shot! Beautiful building, nice processing. It could just use some straightening (or even perspective correction if you would become very ambitious). Also the sky contains to much noise; I'm experimenting with Noise ninja, which does an awesome job. The details in the building look fantastic. I really love it.
Samarth: would definitely use perspective correction on this... the noise appeared after i artificially passed it through a red filter (in PS), will try Noise Ninja.
A visually interesting piece, yet its a bit too... (other than being head-on again)... formal? I've seen this before from you and I'm looking for more play with your subjects, however large and immovable they may be.

Things like getting closer, cutting it in at angles, you know.
Samarth: been thinking the same thing lately, i've stopped experimenting with architectural subjects...

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