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Jan 26, 2013, 5:43:47 PM
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Beauty in Blue by Matthias-Haker Beauty in Blue by Matthias-Haker
Abandoned castle somewhere in Europe

©Matthias Haker 2013
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You have a very wonderful way of captivating the feel of the places you photograph. I almost don't need to ask what the walls would say if they could talk, they are speaking to me through the cracked paint and rubble. I really enjoy the bright blue on the ceiling, it has a very cosmic feel to it. Your composition is wonderfully balanced in all areas. I am especially astonished by the use of light. Your attention to detail is also very impressive. From the wood work, down to the smallest piece of broken tile, I can only imagine how beautiful this space must have been when it was first built. Phenomenal work!
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Critique by Bantico Mar 24, 2013, 4:04:01 PM
The first thing you notice when you look at this is the deep contrast of the bright, cheery blue ceilings with the dull walls and floors. It adds to the sense that this place was once very significant. I think you could have used the lighting a bit differently to add to that effect, but it still does help that cause. My eyes are drawn to the rubble on the floor, the focal point seems slightly disputed. But overall, it really does tie together perfectly, from the slight greenery showing at the stairs, to the intricate designs of the windows. (Sorry if this doesn't make sense, first critique. I tried to make it sound as professional as possible.)
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer

Hello :wave:

This wonderful deviation has been featured in my journal.

Have a nice day :aww:

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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
I need to make a fortune so I can buy this place and do it up before someone knocks it down. If they haven't already...
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Jenna7777777 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So beautiful!!!!
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Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow. I wish I could go there. I would wander the ruins for hours just imagining what it was like to live there.
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the882mel Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Miranda....of course.
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Chocolatecookiecrumb Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing, I love how you included the ceiling!
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katcho Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow. It looks really beatiful :) wonderful art :)
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Keyshe54 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013   Traditional Artist
That is really stunning blue, looks great with the faded white and rust colors
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poecillia-gracilis19 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Looks like the exterior of Qolshariff mosque. Beautiful..
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Mr-bateman Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful building. They just don't make them now like they used to.
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IoaSan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013   Photographer
Feature in my journal: [link]
Congrats for your work! : )
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co-boldt Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW!!! Ich frag mich, wie man ein Goldstück wie dieses so verkommen lassen kann. Es muss mal umwerfend schön gewesen sein, ist es selbst jetzt noch
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augenweide Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
your beautiful work is featured here [link]
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Shaboomi-Barakuti Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
i just dont understand how places like these can be left abandoned how can they be so easily forgotten :( it makes me wonder how beautiful they must have been
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melanie12271994 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
First of all I wanted to say how beautiful this photo is (well all in your gallery). The colours are great and I love how you perfectly blended the abandoned and decaying aspect of this castle but also its former beauty. Truly magnificent. Another thing I love about it, is that I have been working on a story where some places are abandoned due to war and this is the state that some are in, so its perfect! Thank you for sharing! :)
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girlwiththecam Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Photographer
I would totally want to go here. Want to do a shoot here. :">
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Lionsong Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your amazing photography has been featured here: [link] Please :+fav: if you enjoy the article! :heart:
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ShigatsuSakura Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Amazing work!!
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yozgt Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
VERY BEAUTIFUL PLACE
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frambies Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
fantastic! i love it again :D
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amosduggan Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
AMAZING photo's
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OoOoOoOmnaOoOoOoO Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
wow
i like to contrast in the ceiling and the rest of the buildng. the bright blue ceiling hints this place used to be once lively
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BuuckPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
This place looks awesome!
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nicholasphoto Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013   Photographer
Haunting and sad. Wonderful hues, beautiful capture!
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Markirya Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
How can such a beautiful place be abandonned?
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:iconhadeel95:
Hadeel95 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Amazing! :)
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Tanoi Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thats really pretty !
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jedion357 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nicely composed, I thought it was one of those pictures with all these exits arranged to confuse and distract but then realized the composition was not artificial it was in you eye when you chose the shot. Good Work
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Wingnut55 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
poignent beauty. somehow this has a trompe-l'œil look, especially in that corridor on the left.
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Brandon1920 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Even in it's present condition it's beautiful, like so many of the places you photograph. Did you get any shots of the red ceiling beyond the rectangular door? Your photos are among my very favorites here at DeviantArt.
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Ikonion Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing, and yet very sad.
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FennecKajidaKitsune Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow! The ceiling is so bright and beautiful! I love this shot, mostly because of all the lighting and exactly where you are standing when this picture is taken just makes me wonder... how BIG is this place, you know? ;D You take amazing pictures! <3
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LockedAsh Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really amazing. Because as you sit here and look at it and study it's details you begin to wonder what it looked like in it's prime.

It is beautiful.
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Slushypuff Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks like a wonderful and enchanting place to explore! ^_^
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ma1a Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
It is interesting how the lighting and contrasts are making this place alive....
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TheJuraj Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
The colours work together so well! Love it.
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jim88bro Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is a great find and capture....it must have been really something to behold back in the day!
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hadasaugh Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
There is such a feeling of the past and what may have been. The angle is perfection - seeing through the debris and erosion to further doors and windows leading to where?
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Makki-Summer Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Awesome!
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RGrimmy Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
its beautiful, even in the state its in.
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User-9 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
great scene and colours, and DOF
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Hadeel95 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Awesome! :D
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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Michael1525 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful.....<3
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ichimarunef Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Where are the elves ?
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cloudswill Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
is this photograph in anyway edited/manipulated/photoshoped? if its just a photo taken with a click of a camera, WOW :O
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lichtie Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Very Surreal, Matthias!
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Meggie272 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is truly lovely - such a vibrance to the colours! The atmosphere of decayed grandeur is beautiful.
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weremoon Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Artist
When I look at photos like this one I wish I had enough money to buy, restore and then live in a place like that.:D Good photo, it's easy to image how beautiful this place was.
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