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Untere Schmiedgasse, Rothenburg

By TrevBatWCC    
The day following our trip to Neuschwanstein Castle we went to the medieval walled town of Rothenburg, which dates back to around AD 970. It has to be one of the most delightful towns I've ever visited, with its quaint buildings and cobbled streets. Its full name is 'Rothenburg ob der Tauber', which means in German, 'Red fortress above the Tauber', the town being located on a plateau overlooking the Tauber River. As to the name Rothenburg, it's said to come from the German words Rot (Red) and Burg (burgh, medieval fortified town), referring to the red colour of the roofs of the houses which overlook the river. Siebers Tower is one of many clock towers in the town, and is seen here in the centre.

Single Raw image processed in Adobe Camera Raw 7, tweaked in Photomatix Pro 4 and Photoshop Elements 11.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.

Trev Smile

Tags: Architecture Bavaria Germany Rothenburg Untere Schmiedgasse Siebers Tower

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Comments


24 Apr 2013 11:31AM
A lovely collection of pastel shades. This is a very attractive image without being "in yer face"......Peter

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24 Apr 2013 11:32AM
This is an excellent image, Trev - there is so much to see!
An excellent composition.

Richard
Hermanus 3 4 South Africa
24 Apr 2013 11:38AM
This is one amazing photo !! Excellent !! Great info on the town as well Smile
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 11:44AM
As always Trevor you have provided the viewer with an informative foreword which immediately sets the scene. For me it is a trait which I think so many should adopt... The image itself fantastic, captured from what appears to be an ideal point view allowing you to capture as much of this Fairy Tale setting as possible, your 18-55mm lens being the perfect choice. If I were a purist I would have removed the scaffolding, the white van and maybe the row of cars in yonder in order to provided a clinically clean composition. Your choice of processing has been done sympathetically and wisely allowing the beauty of the location to shine through without being destructive and over the top.

All in all , a beautiful image, very well observed, composed, exposed,captured, processed and presented Trevor

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
CarolG Plus
9 193 18 Greece
24 Apr 2013 11:50AM
What a wonderful place, Trev, and as usual, your superb processing has made it look so appealing. Carol
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
24 Apr 2013 11:54AM
What a beautiful looking town Trev, so much to look at, gorgeous architecture! Aw I so want to go here, i'm going to research more about it! thank you for sharing! Smile

Sarah *
woolybill1 Plus
9 19 66 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 12:01PM
Looks a pretty hillside town in typical south German fashion. I agree entirely with Nathan's comment above; since I'm no purist I am happy to see the town as it is lived in rather than left clinically vacant awaiting the tourist hordes on high days and holidays.
I wrote south German but in fact it reminds me of Meissen in layout if nothing else!
Regards
Bill
phil99 Plus
9 45 6 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 12:02PM
Just looked throgh your recent uploads Trev . Really is some outstanding work and I wish I coul process as well as you .Hope you are feeling better and it was an isolated thing with no explanation as to why it happened ...Phil
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
24 Apr 2013 12:07PM
As Nathan says, you always provide such interesting b/g info about your shots, Trev: indeed this view shows what a delightful old town it is and what an experience to be able to wander round the old centre with it's medieval buildings.
A fine view that begs one to visit again and explore further.
Ronnie.
Joline Plus
9 27 52 United States
24 Apr 2013 12:29PM
Your excellent processing adds so much to this village scene.
achieverswales 5 8 101 Wales
24 Apr 2013 12:33PM
Fairy tale indeed Trev and your excellent processing the icing on the cake.

Regards

Trev.
lonely_oryx 8 61 54 England
24 Apr 2013 12:33PM
Well composed to give a lot of interesting things to look at
ColleenA Plus
3 315 3 Australia
24 Apr 2013 12:34PM
What a stunning village scene....great processingGrinGrin, you have provided us with magnificent images from your holiday
mrswoolybill Plus
9 877 1433 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 1:16PM
How very inviting, it leads us in but gives us a choice of route.
Moira
24 Apr 2013 1:22PM
love your processing of this delightful scene
24 Apr 2013 1:52PM
A lovely and most interesting town. So well kept up and so OLD. Wonderfully composed and processed image Trev........Sandy
LynneJoyce Plus
7 20 99 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 2:47PM
It has all been said above so I'll just add "enchanting."
cats_123 Plus
12 4.5k 26 Northern Ireland
24 Apr 2013 3:06PM
I remember it as if it were yesterday, but it must have been 20+ yrs ago when we were there last GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
I like the pastel shades, has a very nice effect good comp with lots going on nice one Trev you sure do these well.
debu 6 India
24 Apr 2013 5:21PM
Glad to click 30 on this.
debu
helenlinda Plus
8 343 22 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 5:58PM
Delightful town and processing Trev - I love all the golden signs on the building to the left SmileSmile
Helen
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 6:07PM
Lovely TrevSmileSmile
Diane
RockArea Plus
9 18 3 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 6:21PM
That's a great composition, Trev. I love the diagonal that goes up to the left. It's a very beautiful place.

David
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
24 Apr 2013 7:47PM
The different levels makes an excellent composition, Trev, and the processing is spot on again.

Dave
gingerdelight 9 298 11 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 8:08PM
The detail in this superb image is second to none Trev, well captured and processed.
Carol
CaroleS Plus
5 414 3 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2013 7:32AM
Such an pretty and interesting scene, well processed too!
5 May 2013 11:05PM
A proud picture of a lovely town.
Johanna

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