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Abandoned castle somewhere in Europe

©Matthias Haker 2013
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:icondbartlett:
I didn't see that you requested a critique so I cut it short haha. But I also like how the windows sit in between two semi-ellipses, giving the piece a lateral movement. The shape of the room allows the windows, through perspective, to funnel the viewer towards the focal point, or rather dual focal points(the chairs). I like the use of complimentary color, red and green. And the green around the focal point lets you settle there, while the red around the green agitates the eye and leads you there. The texture is also very pleasing. I also like how the brick on either side frames the piece. And again in the upper left, green vines, and on the upper right, red stone, a nice complimentary juxtaposition. I am not a photographer myself but I hope this critique is sufficing to a photographer of your caliber.
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Hello there, Matthias!

I'm sure waiting for better days will not bring this castle back to life. It's a totally abandoned castle, once full of luxury and valor. T'was a beautiful castle to look at. When I look back in time, it was beautiful and splendorous. But now, when we look at reality, it now looks like an abandoned place, filled with dust, rubble and debris, like if a part of the castle collapsed. The chairs may have been remade today if someone was interested in buying it. If the castle was restored it would have been splendorous still today. I love this photo and especially the little sepia tone makes it look like from the 60s. I hope you take more photos of abandoned buildings and I'm sure if I look back in time, it would have been beautiful.
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heroinist Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This made me cry ;_;
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
It upsets me that such places are allowed to become dilapidated...
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lifeless-dreamer Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
This is simply beautiful. I'm lost for words. The colours and the way the rust embrace them in this picture gives it a sense of depth that is indescribable. This here is a stunning representation of how life used to be in the good old days and you have captured every detail.
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Jenna7777777 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Those chairs are just sitting there all lonely... :(
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clarax78 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey, your pictures are all awesome !! o_o
I will try to enter an abandoned sanatorium soon, and i just want to ask you something : do you always use HDR techic for all your pictures ?
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ScottMan2th Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
whispered threads of long ago
linger still, yet almost wounded
sleeping dust and shafts of light
darkness weaves her pretty dreams
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:iconbantico:
Bantico Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really pretty!
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thobiasxxx Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
fuckinnng hell
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:iconpsychchameleon:
PsychChameleon Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
A truly awe inspiring piece showing the calmness of .

Telling by the total decay in the area and the electrical wiring used, I would almost say that this castle was built between the late seventeen hundreds to early eighteen hundreds.

This is a very beautiful area indeed.
You captured the splendor of it's beauty perfectly, and for that, I thank you Matthias
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StarlightAngel-Wolf Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm curious, have parts of these abandoned places been refurbished a little? such as furniture? I would think with the amount of rubble the furniture would appear more disintegrated. Not that I'm an expert in how things age =P
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frambies Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Wow wonderful!!
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ObscureSanctuary Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
that's just crazy good!
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Khitii Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The rubble spilling in at the left, the beautiful seafoam still clinging desparately to the windows & falling from the arched ceilings and walls...the chairs, with a bit of life still in them...and collapse of the surrounding furnishings...make this a beautiful yet, despairing scene.
It's as if the castle is breathing out one last plea...in it's final hour. <3
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daxusx Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
wow is amazing work:D
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dansch Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
featured in my journal [link]
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Ikonion Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wahnsinn! Wundervoll eingefangene Atmosphere. Die Farben sind außerdem fantastisch. Blass und das wirklich grüne ist das Moos am Gewölbe, wo der Putz längst abgeblättert ist.
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SnailPropulsionLabs Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Gorgeous compsition and colouring.
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:iconvelindro:
velindro Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
Great Photo, hdr?
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:icondreamingofsunshine:
dreamingofsunshine Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student
I just want to dance in this room.
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:iconevopics:
evopics Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
gorgeous photo
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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Paw07 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It almost seems comfy with those two chairs like that. :D
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:iconelectricrosez:
ElectricRosez Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful castle.. I'd like to live there after a little clean up ◕‿◕
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Piimocial Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a pity, that the castle is abandoned.
But your picture is very nice. :) I can feel how it was through your picture.
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:iconpolskadude:
Polskadude Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The lines of this photo are just perfect. Your eye is drawn perfectly to the two chairs. Very well done.
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MarcialCoba Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
very interesting and ironic at the same time....
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tallycat2 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
woah this is beautiful and haunting at the same time :O Great photo!
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JaqErant92 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. This is a pretty cool picture.
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ThePAGrandGorgeChick Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
The placement of the chairs is perfect. As though at any moment two people could come and sit down and talk about everything like it was simple.
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lieveheersbeestje Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
beaaaauuuutiful!
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rockfaerie666 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Photographer
Outstanding atmosphere.
Congratulations!
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:iconchibirollinggirl:
ChibiRollingGirl Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow! Was this PAINTED :O? THATS SO COOL!
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:iconmaashellee:
Maashellee Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks good :)
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:iconbornfreak:
BornFreak Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist
Oh my, this is so poetic! I would really like to visit this place one day...
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:iconhfphotography:
HFPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Amazing~! + FAV
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falljade Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
heartbreaking
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bvcastilho3D Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Impressive picture and place. Its crazy to think in all work and time invested in this building just falling apart. Dificult to understand how this can happen. If is so abandoned why the authorities dont get it and sell to someone that can restaure and use.
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punpatrol Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Those two chairs remind me of the Pixar movie, Up.
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:iconpolskadude:
Polskadude Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I thought the same thing!
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Nightnightwalker98 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
This is very well done!
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destinyeternity Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
This is why I love old ruined buildings so much, as eerie as they are, there's so much character and so much beauty.
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trajektoria Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
There's something really poetic and yet very tragic about those two armchairs.
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MiriamOhMy Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Scary... but really beautiful.
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:iconkiwie77:
kiwie77 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this does not look like a photo O_O so pretty!
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:iconcarnalconcepts:
CarnalConcepts Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If ever there was proof of the law of entropy, this is a good example.
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CarnalConcepts Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"somewhere in Europe"? :)
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:iconmaryschild:
MarysChild Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
You drawn this?
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DanielCoffey Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Look through the gallery - these are all real abandoned buildings, photographed by this person.
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:iconmaryschild:
MarysChild Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
O.K. Daniel :-) ! Thank you! Greetings to Edinburgh
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walkwsmile Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
You are right. These places are absolutely fascinating. You must spend a hugh amount of time scouting for them. My question is do you have to get permission to go into them and isn't it dangerous?
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