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Gothic Architecture two

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There are many reports of a spirit who is beleived to be Robert Scott. He was employed as the gamekeeper at the house for many years. It is reported that Scott was murdered by a poacher and his angry spirit still wanders the grounds today. His ghostly apparition is often seen walking down the Gothic staircase leading to the Castle. His presence is often reported by Psychic Mediums, all insisting his spirit is consumed with rage over his untimely and unjust killing. There are regularly reports of the sound of giggling children echoing through the long corridors and rooms of the family areas. There have also been sightings of children in Victorian dress drifting in and out of doorways and mischievously moving objects.
The dominating figure of what is beleived to be the blacksmith is a familiar sighting to many of the gamekeepers and gardening staff who maintain the vast castle grounds. Even the night security guards often report sounds of running footsteps and chattering voices, but can give no explanation due there being no living intruder.
Reports of cold spots and orbs are a very common phenomena in the Castle, it appears the Castle and surrounding grounds is a haven of psychic energy.
Projectiles have been thrown at many who have conducted seances and endeavour to communicate with the spirits. Perhaps the most violent and angry spirit is reported to be that of Robert Scott who is said to have slammed doors and hurled projectiles, and emit a foreboding presence.

Photograph Technique

HDR - Multiple layered images of various exposures, tonemapped and then colour edited giving this animated appeal.
Image size
4285x2845px 7.43 MB
Shutter Speed
100/49999 second
Focal Length
18 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jul 3, 2011, 4:39:19 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 Windows
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EXCELLENT!! I am saying this since you said many have downloaded this image and it is widely used. Sort of your Excalibur, so Just an Idea.   What if you add a small variation like that Manse is growing out of the Ground and the roots are visible on the underneath,  yet the roots are inhabited by specter's and such, that can be seen in the stonework if people look closely enough at the image. Even add some pixel manipulation that makes some pop out if viewed thru a different filter even make some look like their eyes are following you with inverse shaders.  Again just an idea. Great Work.
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OMNICRON8000 General Artist
Wonderful atmosphere and I love the angle
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dabstractsHobbyist Digital Artist
✩✩✩✩✩ Awesome Work ✩✩✩✩✩
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DebasishPhotosHobbyist Photographer
Beautiful job. Looks like a haunted house. 
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abonnyProfessional Digital Artist
Great atmosphere, very dark!
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ArtClemHobbyist Traditional Artist
I wonder what technique do you use to get this dark and vibrant atmosphere? Do you edit the pic with Photoshop?
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JackSivyerStudent Photographer
I used Photomatix and Photoshop, my friend.
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isischneider Photographer
wow!! impressive building,great shot.
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keithmore2000Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful work
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Looks like the setting for an Agatha Christie murder mystery!
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Scootie-chanHobbyist General Artist
Did you make this? '.'
What reference did you use? It's amazing~! ^^
I've been wanting to make Heartwind manor, but I've had a lotta crummy luck with inspiration lately in that area. xD
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JackSivyerStudent Photographer
Yep I made it using HDR photography and some editing techniques, I hope this inspires you!
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Scootie-chanHobbyist General Artist
Awesome~ *o*
I've always been a sucker for manors, especially those with the Gothic style. ^__^
Definitely~! ^^
I should start building Heartwind Manor sometime soon, I really would love to try out those new Sai textures I got...^__^
:hug: Thank you~<3
This is an awesome manor~~~~ ^o^
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I love this depiction of Margam Castle and I am wondering if I could use it in future for one of my writings
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JackSivyerStudent Photographer
Of course by all means. I also find this place particularly inspiring.
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KevinMorris2Student General Artist
May I use this?
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JackSivyerStudent Photographer
What would you like to use it for?
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KevinMorris2Student General Artist
To Crush the dreams of some kid..... Na! Just kidding. I what to use it like a background, like this [link]
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JackSivyerStudent Photographer
Yes you're welcome to use it non-commercially, I ask that you could credit my work when it's posted though, thankyou.
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KevinMorris2Student General Artist
Thanks mate, sure I'll give ya credit and stuff mate!
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whoed want to live there? it looks so depressing...:(
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JackSivyerStudent Photographer
I'd love to!
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