Trees to mask unwanted stuff

Chillon is one of the most beautiful castles in Switzerland. Too bad it is very close to the town of Montreux and it seemed unavoidable to get a big portion of the town in the background. Fortunately, the castle is near a park and, by searching the proper composition, I was able to mask the undesired stuff behind the trees. Trees with foliage are a great solution to control the background.

Furthermore, shooting in full daylight from under a tree, foliage usually get dark or black, in silhouette and can be used to create a frame for the composition.

Chateau de Chillon (Switzerland). Nikon D200 + AF 180 f/2.8N, 1/500 sec @ f / 8, -1 EV, Auto ISO @ ISO 180, hand-held.

Chateau de Chillon (Switzerland). Nikon D200 + AF 180 f/2.8N, 1/500 sec @ f / 8, -1 EV, Auto ISO @ ISO 125, hand-held.

Chateau de Chillon (Switzerland). Nikon D200 + AF-S 12-24 f/4G @ 24mm, 1/500 sec @ f / 11, -1 EV, Auto ISO @ ISO 220, hand-held.