PLAY February - Fuji 18mm f/2: Château de Josselin by vignouse

PLAY February - Fuji 18mm f/2: Château de Josselin

This is the main entrance to the imposing Château de Josselin which gives on the the River Oust and for centuries defended the town against water-borne invasion: it's such an unprepossessing gateway to such a magnificent building. The first construction on this site was in 1008 and the current building dates from 1370. You can see the riverside view in my 365 album here: https://365project.org/vignouse/365/2017-02-09

This is for my PLAY project - you can read more about it in my profile - where I'll be using a different prime lens for each month of the year: for February it's the Fujinon 18mm f/2 on an APS-C sensor camera (today the Fuji X-Pro1) - the equivalent of a 28mm lens on a full-frame camera.

This is also for the Flash of Red 2017 challenge.

View on black for maximum impact...
So many different textured areas, so good for B & W
February 9th, 2017  
Love the textured stonework, perspective, roof lines
February 9th, 2017  
So much to look at. Terrific shot and pov.
February 10th, 2017  
Looks so quaint and cozy
February 10th, 2017  
This forecourt gives a glimpse of what lies beyond. You've captured this anticipation well.
February 10th, 2017  
Wow, it is old! Great shot!
February 10th, 2017  
Lovely shot. It brings back memories, as I visited that chateau when I went on holiday to Brittany.
February 10th, 2017  
What a beautiful building, shot perfectly.
February 10th, 2017  
what a wonderful place. love your pov and all the stonework. Fav
February 10th, 2017  
A delightful courtyard - so much to see and investigate - fav!

Ian
February 10th, 2017  
You have a fine and cultivated sense of old architecture. The people then built with the materials from the immediate environment - and what nature gave them: stone and wood. The stone may be stone, and wood may be wood - nothing is pretended.
No industrial mass production, no large construction machine contributed. You can feel the human hand, and in all things a human measure works. Each form is individual and unique. And yet, windows, doors, walls, roofs fit into a formal context, into an ensemble. The spirit in which these buildings were created is enduring.
Yet every time has its art, its questions. The old demands for contemporary interpretation. Culture is both: tradition and development in one. Like the river, which can only be river by always pouring after new water . So: Let us keep the old and look for the new.
February 10th, 2017  
Love the comp and processing, fav
February 10th, 2017  
I dream of having such a scene to photograph. Thank goodness you get to AND you share your photos here on 365. (Now if only I could get a grip on time and manage to get here more faithfully to see your creations.)
February 10th, 2017  
Such a photogenic and well cared for place it looks, clean and tidy. Beautifully captured.
February 10th, 2017  
Great courtyard Fav
February 10th, 2017  
Very nice perspective and textures.
February 11th, 2017  
I'm a sucker for these buildings, another fav.
February 11th, 2017  
Beautiful architecture. I love the conical roofs on the buildings xx
February 12th, 2017  
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