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Hearst Castle

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 19 November 2012 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Hearst Castle is a National and California Historical Landmark mansion located on the Central Coast of California, United States. It was designed by architect Julia Morgan between 1919 and 1947 for newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst, who died in 1951. In 1957, the Hearst Corporation donated the property to the state of California. Since that time it has been maintained as a state historic park where the estate, and its considerable collection of art and antiques, is open for public tours. Despite its location far from any urban center, the site attracts about one million visitors per year.
Hearst formally named the estate "La Cuesta Encantada" ("The Enchanted Hill"), but usually called it "the ranch". Hearst Castle and grounds are also sometimes referred to as "San Simeon" without distinguishing between the Hearst property and the adjacent unincorporated area of the same name.

Photo captured August 17, 2012.

NIKON D7000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 100 28 mm

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Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Love that sky - the detail is exceptional

19 Nov 2012 7:44am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A very beautiful capture with a marvelous perspective and beautiful colours.
Well done !

19 Nov 2012 8:54am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Stunning shot, this really shines Steve.

19 Nov 2012 8:59am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Agree with Curly.. stunning shot.. Love the cloud formation :)

19 Nov 2012 9:29am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

This is an extremely fine image and you must have booked that sky months in advance !

19 Nov 2012 9:41am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Beautiful shot, Steven - captures all the grandeur of the Hearst myth and mystique.

19 Nov 2012 10:20am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Bought the large book called Hearst's Castle, and I have always been fascinated with his collections
of antiques, even when he bought an Irish castle, magnificent photo, would love to have been there,
I could use another dozen books of his collections !~

19 Nov 2012 1:12pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Bought the large book called Hearst's Castle, and I have always been fascinated with his collections
of antiques, even when he bought an Irish castle, magnificent photo, would love to have been there,
I could use another dozen books of his collections !~

19 Nov 2012 1:13pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A grand photo of this great place. I am fascinated by this amazing property. We visited it a number of years ago and took all the tours including the one at night where the locals dress in period clothing.

19 Nov 2012 3:28pm

yo from Ile de France, France

Superbe château et un beau cadrage des deux tours !

19 Nov 2012 4:51pm

tataray from france, France

Superbe cadrage et beauté.)

19 Nov 2012 6:12pm

franz from Baden, Austria

very creative processing for this famous view !!! love the puffy clouds ...

19 Nov 2012 7:12pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Splendid image with wonderful textures. What a remarkable place.

19 Nov 2012 7:57pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Very impressive architecture and scene; great information! Beautiful photo!

19 Nov 2012 8:16pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Beautiful photo of this wonderful building !!! The details are really great ... excellent processing

20 Nov 2012 12:11am

Harry from Apex NC, United States

Nicely done HDR. Excellent perspective control.

20 Nov 2012 2:20am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Excellent. An amazing place. In 2003, I rode my bike from Astoria, OR, to San Simeon.

20 Nov 2012 3:06am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Gorgeous, ornate architecture and a wonderful shot of it with your usual spot-on processing.

20 Nov 2012 3:14am