Recently, I have been converting some of my photos into HDR photos to understand the effects.
It was a very serene scene with some beautiful clouds too.
The clouds here look more dramatic and shows more details,
but I rather like the mood of the original picture.
What do you think?
The trip to the Baltic countries is memorable.
However, I have totally mixed up the names of the places I visited in Latvia and Lithuania.
The only place I have very clear memory is the Trakai castle – a beautiful castle by the Lake Galve.
This is the most fairy tale like castle I have ever visited!
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Lake Galvė is a lake in Trakai, Lithuania. It has 21 islands, and one of them houses Trakai Island Castle ( see my previous posts). The lake and most of the other lakes surrounding the castle and city have myths and legends connected to them, of which most contain a tragic love story. The lakes and castle are therefore also said to be haunted.
It found it very serene – with the sailing boats and the blue sky.
Hope the serene scenes bring serenity and inner peace.
This week’s photo challenge is One.
The last one was taken at Lake Galve, near Trakai Castle in the Baltics – as a contrast, it shows one boat, one mansion in color in a Western setting.
Boats are my favorite subject; hope you enjoy them!
It was our first trip to the three Baltic countries Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. At Lithuania, we stumbled across this sleepy small town of Trakai, which is surrounded by lake Galve. This castle has a stunning setting. Originally built in the 14th century, it looks like it came out from a fairy tale.
We have seen castles located romantically on some Scottish islands but this red colored castle with round towers surrounded by tranquil lakes against a clear blue sky was the most picturesque that we have ever seen.We walked across a timber footbridge which connects the castle to the shore and entered into the castle.
From the outside, it’s a conventional castle of red brick, with watch towers and walls and a keep and everything. In the inner fortress there’s a courtyard with wooden walkways all along the inside and it’s now a national museum.
There are two things which I have always liked watching; yachts and castles. Here at Trakai, the two just came together, in a delightful and picturesque manner.
I walked around the island; couldn’t help admiring at the scene as they entered my very eyes. It was just breath-taking. The sky was blue, the water turquoise , a yacht with yellow sail gliding past in front of a neo Renaissance building.
I knew I couldn’t stay too long loitering around, leaving my wife in the castle. So I hurried back to the castle.
Under the light from the setting sun, it was a very pretty and very interesting castle and stepping inside, it was very warm and cosy . . . . . . . . . . . not knowing what time it was , my wife was still engrossed with the historical displays!