Upper Guardhouse, Esslingen am Neckar, Germany (10-6-2007)

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Comments (3)

©Würmer on January 1, 2008

Ken, you take great photos, I love working my way through them... :-)

btw, the name of the river is spelled "Neckar"

Ken Badgley on January 29, 2008

This is 100% natural light, no digital enhansements done.

Mélax on June 24, 2008

The picture is nice, yet the designation "Esslingen castle" is misleading. Esslingen had fortifications, including fortress buildings for the city guards, but being a Free Imperial City, there was never a castle of a lord. The photo shows the so-called "Hochwacht", or Upper Guardhouse, and parts of the rampart to the left and right. The Upper Guardhouse and the "Thick Tower", another often shown landmark, are parts of the city fortress.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 20, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Ken Badgley
    • Camera: SONY CYBERSHOT
    • Taken on 2007/10/06 08:28:20
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 24.40mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: -1.70 EV
    • No flash