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The ruined medieval castle of Château Gaillard which overlooks the River Seine at Les Andelys, Normandy, France.

Richard the Lionheart ordered the castle’s construction in 1196.

Nikon D7000 Nikkor 70-300 VR

Texture on the sky by Lenabem Anna


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  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • Thank you, Audrey! :0)

    – Michael Carter

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 1 year ago

    Wow! What a perfect capture and point of view!!!!! Such an amazing place, must have been wonderful to see it in person, though quite a climb it appears!

  • Thanks everso, Angie! Yes, it was high up with a commanding, strategic view of the river. Quite a ruin! :0)

    – Michael Carter

  • Stephanie Aughenbaugh
    Stephanie Augh...over 1 year ago


  • Thank you so much, Stephanie! :0)

    – Michael Carter

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyover 1 year ago

    Stunning and beautiful capture.. Please add what texture you overlaid on the photo and then resubmit it to our group… Thanks

  • Thank you! That is so kind of you :0))

    – Michael Carter

  • Christine Smith
    Christine Smithover 1 year ago

    A powerful and dramatic image Michael. Beautifully done.

  • Thank you so much, Christine! I’m really glad that you like this one :0))

    – Michael Carter

  • Evita
    Evitaover 1 year ago

    Beautiful work !!!!

    Click on the link below to view your feature and congratulate your fellow artists
    Nature And Man ~ FEATURES ~ November 21st 2012

  • That’s wonderful! Thank you so much, Evita! :0)

    – Michael Carter

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchover 1 year ago

    Oooh, this is fabulous, Michael!! Excellent composition and texture work, and an amazing place!!!! :)))

  • It was quite a place, Laurie. Great views towards Paris miles off. Glad you like this one! Thank you! :0))

    – Michael Carter

  • MarieG
    MarieGover 1 year ago

    Mike!! your images are pure visual poetry!…with such stories to be told…feels like you’re going to rescue a princess in that one….! Fabulous capture and great editing! Have a great weekend my friend! xx

  • I looked for her… but I was 800 years too late! Thank you, dear Marie. Someday soon I will return to the land of music and poetry and look again xx

    – Michael Carter

  • marens
    marensover 1 year ago

    fantastic capture and treatment Michael!!!

  • Many, many thanks, Marens! Glad you like it! :0))

    – Michael Carter

  • OpalFire
    OpalFireover 1 year ago

    Stunning and atmospheric! :o)

  • Thank you soo much! :0))

    – Michael Carter

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