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chaz58 07-21-2008 02:47 PM

Official Bimmerfest Neuschwanstein Castle Photo spot.
 
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Many ED Bimmerfest members photograph their car in front of Neuschwanstein. Here are the directions to the photo spot – so you can spend your time touring the castles instead of boring your wife or significant other looking for the perfect photo spot.

Basically, driving down the main road, you will see some open farm fields off to the right. There is a “no traffic allowed” sign at the entrance to the street (Red circle with white center), but if you don’t drive too far no one seems to mind. Park near the tree at the fork in the road (three hundred meters from the main road) and photograph your car with the castle in the background.

Late afternoon is probably the best time for a shot. A polarizer filter is a good idea to bring the colors out in your paint job. Try to a long lens to help magnify the castle, or less of a telephoto of you want to emphasize the car.

Here are directions from the parking lot to the photo spot:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=e...02856&t=h&z=16

chaz58 07-21-2008 02:50 PM

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And, some member photos.

Don't forget to post your photos here!

mrbelk 07-21-2008 03:34 PM

here is mine...
 
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from 2004...

-MrB

One&Only 07-21-2008 06:02 PM

I'll be eternally grateful for this post.
My ED starts next Sunday and I wanted to bet a photo at exactly this spot.

You've made it sooooo easy! :D

maande10 07-21-2008 07:52 PM

There was a farmer on a tractor doing some work in that vicinity when I was there, so it was a no-go. I immediately recognized it when I drove by.

My alternative photo location was a small parking lot right on the edge of the town of Schwangau, with a clear view to Neuschwanstein. I used my 55-200 VR at about 80 mm, f/18, which allowed me to get the castle and the car in focus.

The location ("Official" location circled in light blue, my legal alternative is the "A"):
http://internetisapropernoun.net/alt...spot_thumb.jpg

Without polarizing filter (notice the glare on the windows and the blue tint to the forest :():
http://internetisapropernoun.net/DSC_4672_thumb.jpg

With polarizing filter (no window glare, nice colors, sharper woods :)):
http://internetisapropernoun.net/DSC_4677_thumb.jpg

Kzang 07-21-2008 07:55 PM

Beautiful shots! Thanks for sharing.

lilskel 07-21-2008 09:05 PM

I remember one fester posted a pic of his car parked right up at the castle...that was awesome

SJAPoc 07-22-2008 06:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Kzang (Post 3412155)
Beautiful shots! Thanks for sharing.

+1 on the photos! :bigpimp:

chaz58 07-22-2008 06:53 AM

We aim to please!

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Originally Posted by One&Only (Post 3411952)
I'll be eternally grateful for this post.
My ED starts next Sunday and I wanted to bet a photo at exactly this spot.

You've made it sooooo easy! :D


chaz58 07-22-2008 06:57 AM

Yeah, he was working the field when I was there too, but he didn't seem to care. He had just mowed the grass under the tree shortly before I was there (kind of nice as it allowed me to get a low angle picture). The fork in the road actually goes off to a small (one lift) ski area that you can see from castle).

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Originally Posted by maande10 (Post 3412147)
There was a farmer on a tractor doing some work in that vicinity when I was there, so it was a no-go. I immediately recognized it when I drove by.


Tanning machine 07-22-2008 07:18 AM

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Originally Posted by SJAPoc (Post 3412861)
+1 on the photos! :bigpimp:

And +1 on the map. Great post. We should get this up in the wiki, since it's almost as obligatory as the 12-hour post (if you go to Neuschwanstein).

mlinkibikr 07-22-2008 08:13 AM

I'm leaving Saturday for a Monday pickup. I'll be there about two weeks later - hopefully will add an Alpine White to the catalogue!

Dave.

thurst0509 07-22-2008 11:04 AM

Nice thread idea Charles! I actually found that spot on my own as we drove into the castle area. Turned out to be the best car pics I got on the entire trip.

Here's mine: (you'll have to click the link since blogger doesn't seem to allow embedding of images)

http://bp2.blogger.com/_CIw5O2o3lv8/...0/DSC02907.JPG

bimmernupe 07-22-2008 12:17 PM

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Originally Posted by chaz58 (Post 3411578)
And, some member photos.

Don't forget to post your photos here!

Yes definitely this is a great shot if you get it during the correct time of day or use a filter. One of my favorite shots.

Pedal2Floor 07-22-2008 07:33 PM

What....no GPS coordinates? :D

Skiddy 07-22-2008 08:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Pedal2Floor (Post 3414655)
What....no GPS coordinates? :D

47.566010, 10.745966

or take the attached file and rename from POI.PDF to POI.GPX and import into your GPS!

voxmandoo 07-22-2008 08:56 PM

Not my car, but..
 
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Well, my car is in a pick. It was just an soggy day when I was there and I did not know about the secret photo area. Shoot, I almost left before the castle stuck its pointy head out of the clouds. Here's the best I could do.

chaz58 07-23-2008 01:14 PM

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Originally Posted by lilskel (Post 3412309)
I remember one fester posted a pic of his car parked right up at the castle...that was awesome


Something like this (best done under the cover of darknes???):

chaz58 07-23-2008 01:17 PM

How do you update things on the Wiki anyway???

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Originally Posted by Tanning machine (Post 3412939)
And +1 on the map. Great post. We should get this up in the wiki, since it's almost as obligatory as the 12-hour post (if you go to Neuschwanstein).


Pedal2Floor 07-23-2008 09:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Skiddy (Post 3414806)
47.566010, 10.745966

or take the attached file and rename from POI.PDF to POI.GPX and import into your GPS!

Thanks!!!!!! that is awesome!

Pedal2Floor 07-23-2008 09:10 PM

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Originally Posted by chaz58 (Post 3416369)
How do you update things on the Wiki anyway???

Click the Edit link or tab and type away

thurst0509 07-24-2008 06:27 AM

Here's my pic from the castle spot, re-hosted on photobucket.

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/m...9/DSC02905.jpg

Edhermosa 07-24-2008 07:32 PM

Here is a pic of my car (with wife inside) taken Saturday, July 5, 2008. Drove straight there from the Welt (after seeing the BMW Museum and having lunch of course). Pic was taken late afternoon on a Panasonic DMC-TZ5 digital camera I bought for the wife especially for the trip. I ended up using it more than she did. :supdude:

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2007-.../CarCastle.JPG

va_lemon 07-24-2008 07:39 PM

Here's my attempt. Got lucky with the weather and timing. Just wish that turnout was a bit more level.

http://hhonthenet.com/gallery/europe...s/_MG_0214.jpg

Tanning machine 07-25-2008 07:18 AM

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Originally Posted by va_lemon (Post 3420050)
Here's my attempt. Got lucky with the weather and timing. Just wish that turnout was a bit more level.


You should have parked on the other side of the road

:)


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