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This image was inspired by the book 'Sovereign' by CJ Sansom, where there had been a rebellion in York in the 16th century - and Henry VIII had tricked the rebels into surrendering, then killing them all and placing the conspirators heads on spikes and nailing body parts to buildings.

This image took days to do and was very challenging.

It's a combination of my own images and stock images. There originally was a knight on horseback on the bridge, but I took him out as the image is busy enough!

I used my own images for the hands, the arms, the sky, the grass embankment and the stone archway. The castle walls had to be created using cloning, multiple layer copying and content aware fill - as the source image was of the two towers only. The bridge had to be extended using cloning and content aware fill - it was a nightmare trying to get the perspective just right!

2 heads come from ~chamberstock
1 head from ~nitch-stock
1 head from ~alastock
2 heads from ~wakenthedeadstock
Castle towers from *CAStock
Castle door from ~autumn-icestock
Noose from ~Drake-Stock
Rope from =Falln-Stock
Leg from ~Stoked-Stock
Mud tracks from =night-fate-stock
Axe from *Shoofly-Stock
Vulture from ~SalsolaStock
River bank from ~alienjacki-stock

Rest of stock (e.g. fire, eagle, birds motion blurred to look like flies) paid for from istockphoto.

Blood from a stock pack but can't remember from where, sorry.

Raven from image I found in my stock library, if it's yours, let me know. Same with the eyeball, the optic nerve, the smoke and the wall torches.

If I have forgotten to link you back to this image, please forgive me, I will sort if you let me know.
Image details
Image size
7382x4272px 8.81 MB
Canon EOS 450D
Shutter Speed
1/395 second
Focal Length
20 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
May 29, 2009, 2:10:45 PM
Sensor Size
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greenhuntingcat's avatar
Nicely done image, and good telling of the historical event that it is based upon.
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Appreciate that, it's done its job then!
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Oh man this is right up my alley. Wonderful work and damn it... I really like this. :evillaugh:
fatgordon0's avatar
Thanks for that, your stock head image was perfect for it!
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Test link <img src="[link]" alt="Rebellion" />
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