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Hearst Castle

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 20 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 1/321 second F/9.0 ISO 100 18 mm

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Othersideblue from Kerman, Iran

Every time you amaze me with such marvelous shots !
Very beautiful skys as well

20 Nov 2012 5:55am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Lovely frame Steven

20 Nov 2012 7:40am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Excellent - love this variation in your composition.

20 Nov 2012 9:33am

Sylvie capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire (Loire Valley), France

wonderful treatment.

20 Nov 2012 10:12am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

I'm more captivated by the trees today, they seem to go up and up for ever!

20 Nov 2012 10:27am

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

Great shot .

20 Nov 2012 11:41am

Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran

fantastic shot!

20 Nov 2012 12:03pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & wonderful!
so beautiful colors!

20 Nov 2012 12:38pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

A difficult shot without a super-wide lens, but you managed to get it all in, including the very tall palm trees. I'm not sure I like how the HDR treatment darkened the front and upper parts of the castle.

20 Nov 2012 1:57pm

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

Nice HDR.

20 Nov 2012 2:58pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Hervorragendes HDR,

20 Nov 2012 3:20pm

franz from Baden, Austria

equally impressive in a horizontal format!

20 Nov 2012 3:47pm

Yonatan from New York, United States

Great perspective to show just how magnificent this castle is. I'm glad that you were blessed with an interesting afternoon sky to add more interest to the scene.

20 Nov 2012 4:35pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Love that POV and processing. Such a fantastic building and those surrounding trees seem perfectly suited.

20 Nov 2012 5:45pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Another impressive view and beautiful decorated grounds surrounding the architecture!

20 Nov 2012 7:32pm

yo from Ile de France, France

Tout aussi magnifique sous cet angle et un beau ciel cotonneux !

20 Nov 2012 8:35pm

Ruthiebear from Tituhsville, NJ, United States

The HDR really makes this a dramatic image. The sky is amazing. I like the POV very much too.

20 Nov 2012 8:58pm

tataray from france, France

Ohhh magnifique image délicate et superbe fond avec le ciel en coton.)

20 Nov 2012 9:11pm

Antoine from France

Superb photo with beautiful colors and a excellent framing. I like it. Je vais te souhaiter de passer une bonne fin d'après-midi. Amicalement Antoine.

20 Nov 2012 9:30pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Another great shot of this magnificent building ... the sky is really amazing !!! Excellent HDR treatment ...

20 Nov 2012 9:37pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Very good image, so well taken

20 Nov 2012 11:18pm

Visualaccent from somewhere in the, United States

Great picture showing nice architecture. HDR processing added a lot to it.

20 Nov 2012 11:23pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful POV. Wonderful image. I visited there many years ago. It was an amazing place!

21 Nov 2012 1:01am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Nice HDR.

21 Nov 2012 1:29am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A castle indeed! Beautiful capture.

21 Nov 2012 1:37am

Harry from Apex NC, United States

The HDR processing really sets off the clouds and the gentle palms against them.

21 Nov 2012 1:54am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

I like this view very much..

21 Nov 2012 9:40am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A marvelous capture of this beautiful castle with a fantastic perspective and colours.
Well done indeed !

21 Nov 2012 10:56am

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

A view of this outstanding building in an equally flattering style with such gorgeous colors and amazing detail.

21 Nov 2012 3:57pm

|\Mohammad/| from Tehran, Iran

Very nice HDR. nice toning.

21 Nov 2012 6:28pm

Bill Brown from California, United States

Nice HDR processing!

22 Nov 2012 3:20am

Carol from Leamington, Canada

That certainly is an outstanding castle, it's so unique in its design. Your processing makes it pop Steven, the colors are crisp and clear.... fantastic!!

22 Nov 2012 3:45am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

The presentation suits this to perfection !

22 Nov 2012 9:16am

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

Excellent treatment!

24 Nov 2012 6:32pm

C. Intempor'elle from Paris • Alma Andaluza •, France

Awesome scene through a great processsing !

5 Dec 2012 1:25pm