I don’t really have any great impression of Château de Versailles before I visited the place, everything has changed ever since after. I knew earlier from documentary variety shows that this place has really beautiful garden to stroll in and is huge. Getting there is easy. Trains do serve the station there where you have to walk to Château de Versailles by foot for another 400meters approximately. When we finally got there, we were simply taken in by its beauty from the outside. You can see tourists already grabbing shots at the main golden gate! The first shot that I’m going to share is the one I took of the Louis XIV statue. I have increased the contrast and also cropped away the unwanted objects in the image.
After you have the seen the grand entrance of Château de Versailles, you will definitely want to have a peek inside to see how gorgeous it is. We reached there at a very early time, earlier than the normal time the tour groups would start their tour at. So I quickly took the chance to snap a shot with anyone in my frame but my main object! It will not be my very ideal shot if I have tourists as well taking shots of the entrance in front of me putting themselves inside my frame.
I love my shot to be clean and neat and evenly proportioned. For the shot below, is the golden entrance gate of Château de Versailles which is not opened, you only enter the premises by another entrance at the side where you have to be scanned for any dangerous items that can cause damage to the architectures.
Once inside, with the ticket that we purchased from ticket counter in Gare Du Nord train station, we could get a device which is the recorded guide to self guide ourselves around the various grand apartments and halls. I guess I would get lost and lose interest in the architectures if I do not have the recorded guide to show me around.
The image that is shown below is a shot that I took of the Royal Chapel. I shall not go into history details as I would love to keep my post short and sweet. Getting the shot of the Royal Chapel is not easy without DSLR in my opinion because of the low light and the crowds of tourists around that will hinder your way while taking their pictures as well. No editing was done at all for this picture below.
I can say that I was quite mesmerized by the internal architectures of Château de Versailles but the amount of lights inside was not really favorable to my photography opportunities. I have few photos that I like and want to show but not many as I dislike a picture with bad composition, well, at least in my own judgement.
The following shot was one that I would like to share here. I have increased only the contrast for this image and untouched others.
For the final image that I want to show is the gorgeous garden. Several parts of the garden were closed to visitors at that time for maintenance. Moreover, there were few visitors at that point of time so I can take a relaxed walk around and taking pictures without crowds around. It was a cold weather outside, that could be a part of the reason why few visitors will visit that place.