Grand Trianon, Versailles, France

Grand Trianon, Versailles, France
Photo Details
Title:Grand Trianon, Versailles, France
Taken:22 August, 2010
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal length:24mm
Shutter speed:1/60s

When we traveled to France in 2010, we made sure to include a visit to Versailles on our itinerary. So much of Versailles is extraordinary, but the Grand Trianon château stands out as one of the more beautiful. This section of the palace was roped off, allowing one to view it but preventing entry. There was a crowd of people all taking photos, so I only had a brief moment to slide in and take a few shots handheld.

This is an HDR composition of three separate exposures. The HDR effect conveys a nice dreaminess to the scene that adds magic and color without being too overdone (as HDRs often could be). I regret not getting the chandelier at the top fully in the photo, but doing so would have required me to back up and risk including the ropes in front of me or other tourists in the shot.

2 comments on “Grand Trianon, Versailles, France

  1. Chuck Graziano says:

    Great photos. I particularly like your Chatsworth Library and Versialles hallway photos for their clarity, color management and detail – quite outstanding and difficult to attain considering the different lighting conditions under which they were taken.

    1. Stanton says:

      Thanks Chuck! I appreciate it!

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