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Castle of Decay

January 14th, 2011

This castle was build in the late 1800s and was abandoned in 1991. Since then it has been rotting away.

Canon EOS 7D, Tokina 12-24, Hama Traveller tripod, Adobe Lightroom 3, Photomatrix Pro 3.

HDR, f/6.3 at 1/640th, 1/160th, 1/40th, ISO 160.

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Comments from the Community

Posted By: Ryan
about 13 years, 3 months ago
I love everything about this photo! Where did you take it at?

A little ghosting of the tree branches in the top right/left. Other then that it's perfect.
Posted By: MrPacMan36
about 13 years, 3 months ago
I love abandoned buildings... Seeing this and thinking to myself how probably no one has laid foot in there since 1991 and how, if that building was alive, lonely it feels just rotting away. I rarely do this and this is probably the second or third time. But I feel like this image speaks to me in the sense that it's alone.

The image is amazing. It feels slightly tilted to the right, but it's nothing a simple photo shopping or windows live photo gallery can't fix. I sincerely admire this photo a lot.
Posted By: Krakauer
about 13 years, 3 months ago
This is photo is sick!
I really like the what you did with this, just stunning amazing...!
Posted By: WhiteDog
about 13 years, 3 months ago
A really sad, foreboding image. Very powerful. It would make a good set for a ghost story.

Nothing to criticize this time around. For once the post-processing is appropriate to the image. Good job.
Posted By: Rastur
about 13 years, 3 months ago
Incredible photo. Just want to sink into this building. Please tell us where this castle is located
Posted By: tiziano
about 13 years, 3 months ago
Cloudy day and gray colors were the right choices.
Posted By: cuitpoisson
about 13 years, 3 months ago
Amazing color and feel to it. The atmosphere is wonderful. Also the name of the castle seems to be Castle of Miranda. Check out more information from this flickr set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hdr400d/1817260328/in/set-72157602830114983/
Posted By: J-Alex
about 13 years, 3 months ago
I have to say I am not a fan of most of the over processed HDR's that appear on interfacelift, but I love how the HDR works with your photo, you have managed to capture this decaying old building perfectly.

As with the above posters where was it taken?
Posted By: stubulman
about 13 years, 3 months ago
Thanks a lot, @Scarluuk. Now people know where I live and I will be forced to leave my basement hideaway!

Very spooky and forbidding. I wonder what they will do with the property.

I'm not a huge fan of HDR, but I think in this case it's warranted.
Posted By: Luukdek
about 13 years, 3 months ago
Hey guys,

Thanks for al the good replies!
The Castle is just like Cuitpoisson said Castle Miranda A.K.A. Chateau Noisy.
I'm not going to give the exact location but you shouldn't have any trouble finding it when you type that name on google.
Hint: It's somewhere in the Ardennes in Belgium.

Grtzz ScarLuuk
Posted By: BatsaxIV
about 13 years, 3 months ago
This photo is really awesome ! My new wallpaper on all my computers ;)
Posted By: MrPacMan36
about 13 years, 3 months ago
Posted By: nuvs@nuvs.com
about 13 years, 3 months ago
Very nice job! Reminds me of Stephen King's stories.
Posted By: Daddy_Gemini
about 13 years, 3 months ago
I love this piece the detail is amazing and you should be really proud of the final product. This is one of the few that I had to show somebody else to share in its beauty. (Should that "its" have an apostrophe?) Anyways, thanks scarluuk!
Posted By: Luukdek
about 13 years, 2 months ago
That's one of the feelings I'm trying to create with this picture, thanks for noticing!
Good to hear man! It's really nice to hear something like that, it made my day :D
Posted By: K
about 13 years, 2 months ago
As others have said already, for once this HDR has been made properly, it was appropriate to the picture and it was rendered in very nice tones. First time I saw it I said "OMG, another HDR picture", but this serves as template to all other rather poor samples. I definitely like this picture.

I have a feeling that the picture is slightly tilted, but measuring it at full resolution is just a fraction of angle and should not be visible. Despite this, the tower seems to be slanted on the right. The photographer might consider adjusting it to perfect a very nice picture.
Posted By: ItBurn
about 13 years, 2 months ago
I like the castle and scene. I like the fact that it's gloomy and I especially like buildings in ruins.

Is there a way to get the untouched picture? I really wish I could get the original colors and details. Too much photoshop makes the subjects fake for me.
Posted By: nuvs@nuvs.com
about 13 years, 2 months ago
@scarluuk, so you're a Stephen King fan, too? :)

The feel conveyed by your image reminds me of the mansion in the King 2002 TV miniseries "Rose Red". Did you see it?

The actual place is in Seattle, WA, USA: http://www.thornewoodcastle.com/movie.htm
Posted By: Dime5150
about 13 years, 2 months ago
Awesome.. Just Awesome. Perfect Picture- would not change a thing.
Posted By: Jinchengfan
about 12 years, 10 months ago
Like many others, I love old, abandoned buildings. Recently watched an old horror movie that used the exterior of Chateau de Miranda as the basis of a haunted mansion. I think it sad that such wonderful places could be deserted and just left for dead.

Don't. It isn't needed. The cloudy, overcast sky amd altogether grey aspect makes it a perfect shot. It needs nothing.

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