There's really not much to critique on considering how many favourites you have. You must be doing something right. But either ways, I'm here to give a critique.
First off, I think the subject matter is very unique. I don't often see the interiors of abandoned castles, so you definitely get points for originality. Now the next few elements that I like may have not been in your control, but I'll mention them anyways.
I really love the lighting in this photo. I love that it's a warm yellow light, similar to fire or candles with fits in to the setting. It is very natural lighting. I like how the end of the hall is brighter than where the I seem to be "standing", so my eyes are attracted to what is at the end. It gives a sense of direction to an otherwise slightly busy photo. When I say "busy", I don't mean that in a bad way; there is simply a lot of interesting things to look at.
The composition is very good because you give emphasis on the ceiling by allowing it to take slightly more space than the floor, but not so much so that the floor becomes nearly non-existent. I like that the end of the hallway is also slightly off-center. It prevents the photo from being static.
The colours are also very rich in this photo. I would never believe that this was abandoned because it looks as if someone was living in it just yesterday. The warm tones make me feel welcomed as if I was a guest there.
Overall, the entire photo--whether or not you intended it to be this way--gives the feeling of being an old Baroque painting. Something that perhaps Caravaggio may have done, except for the fact that the shadows are a tad too light to be Baroque. However, the bright thin highlights at the edges of walls and furniture as well as the perspective--in other words, not zoomed in--really made me think that this was a painting done by an old master. There is a peaceful silence to the piece. It takes the viewer back to the past, when the pace of life was slower. But the peacefulness is only for a moment, as if at any time, someone will walk through those doors. It makes me as a viewer anticipate this imaginary person's arrival.
This photo is truly magical. There is really nothing that I can think of that might improve it at the moment. All the elements work which shows your skill as a photographer and visionary. It's marvellous.
Hopefully you found this helpful though I couldn't really give you any advice. If there is anything else you would like me to critique, please just send over a note and I would be happy to help.
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