Calendar Photo of the Month- April 2016

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Every year I put together a calendar of my favorite images from the previous year. Each month here on the blog, I’ll take the photo from that month’s calendar page and tell the story behind it.

I said last month that it was rare to take my full-size camera on our day trips in France, but here is another instance where I did just that. Château de Chambord was the first castle that we visited in the Loire valley, and certainly the grandest. Built with French Renaissance architecture, it served as a hunting lodge for generations of French kings. Some lodge.

The château is topped with a series of fantastic white towers, like something out of a fairy tale. This is a shot looking up at the towers on top.

Since making the calendar I’ve learned more about Lightroom’s perspective editing tools to remove the tilt, but I wanted to keep the original in this post.

Technical Data: Canon 7D, Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM at 17mm, f/8.0 at 1/250, ISO 200.

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