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History

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.
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:iconomnicron8000:
OMNICRON8000 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014   General Artist
Wonderful atmosphere and I love the angle
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:icondabstracts:
dabstracts Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
✩✩✩✩✩ Awesome Work ✩✩✩✩✩
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:icondebasishphotos:
DebasishPhotos Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful job. Looks like a haunted house. 
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:iconabonny:
abonny Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Great atmosphere, very dark!
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:iconartclem:
ArtClem Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist 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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:iconjacksivyer:
JackSivyer Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Student Photographer
I used Photomatix and Photoshop, my friend.
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:iconisischneider:
isischneider Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014   Photographer
wow!! impressive building,great shot.
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:iconkeithmore2000:
keithmore2000 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful work
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:icongothold:
gothold Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Looks like the setting for an Agatha Christie murder mystery!
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:iconsnowwhitequeen73:
SnowWhiteQueen73 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Oh my god!
Beautifull
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:iconscootie-chan:
Scootie-chan Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist 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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:iconjacksivyer:
JackSivyer Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student Photographer
Yep I made it using HDR photography and some editing techniques, I hope this inspires you!
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:iconscootie-chan:
Scootie-chan Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist 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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:iconodzer:
Odzer Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
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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:iconjacksivyer:
JackSivyer Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student Photographer
Of course by all means. I also find this place particularly inspiring.
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:iconkevinmorris2:
KevinMorris2 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Student General Artist
May I use this?
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:iconjacksivyer:
JackSivyer Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Student Photographer
What would you like to use it for?
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:iconkevinmorris2:
KevinMorris2 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Student 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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:iconjacksivyer:
JackSivyer Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Student 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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KevinMorris2 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks mate, sure I'll give ya credit and stuff mate!
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:iconnormandy24:
normandy24 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
whoed want to live there? it looks so depressing...:(
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:iconjacksivyer:
JackSivyer Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Student Photographer
I'd love to!
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:iconnormandy24:
normandy24 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
isnt it haunted ?
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:iconjacksivyer:
JackSivyer Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Student Photographer
supposedly but that doesn't bother me. :)
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:iconnormandy24:
normandy24 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
isnt it an amusement park ?
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:iconjacksivyer:
JackSivyer Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Student Photographer
no, it's a building
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:iconnormandy24:
normandy24 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
but isnt there one around it ?
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:icongemneroth:
Gemneroth Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Student Interface Designer
<3
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:iconraventroglin:
RavenTroglin Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This makes me think of Dracula!
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:iconjacksivyer:
JackSivyer Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Student Photographer
Agreed! Haha, could you do me a favour please? Could you like me new facebook page? [link]
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:iconraventroglin:
RavenTroglin Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I have done so~
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:iconlostlainelove:
Lostlainelove Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Student Photographer
Wow this is great :love:
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:iconjacksivyer:
JackSivyer Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Student Photographer
Thankyou! :D
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:iconeternaltao:
eternaltao Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
Great moody shot.
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:iconjacksivyer:
JackSivyer Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Student Photographer
Thanks a lot :D If you have time, feel free to check out the rest of my shots :D
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:iconhalak-ing:
halak-ing Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
If you don't mind sharing some of your secrets, how did you get this tone in your picture? Natural light plus post production?
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:iconjacksivyer:
JackSivyer Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Student Photographer
Its 5 pictures, all with different exposures, capturing the low light and high light details. Using photomatix I can then merge, align and de-ghost the images into one image. Then it's simply a case of de-saturation and colour replacement in photoshop. :)
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halak-ing Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for sharing!
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:iconnightreign123:
Nightreign123 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Student Writer
ooooooooooooooooooooooh, dark castle.... *drools*
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:iconjacksivyer:
JackSivyer Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Student Photographer
Hahaa, thankyou! Please feel free to check out the rest of my gallery :)
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:iconvlacruz:
vlacruz Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
great work and faboulous atmosphere. Could you give us more details of what and how?
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:iconjacksivyer:
JackSivyer Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Student Photographer
Thanks a lot, do you mean details about the history of the castle or? :)
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:iconvlacruz:
vlacruz Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Both the history of the building and how did you get to this great result :)
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:iconjacksivyer:
JackSivyer Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Student Photographer
History

Margam Castle is a large mansion house built in Margam, Port Talbot, Wales, for the Talbot family. It was built on a site which had been occupied for some 4000 years and from the 11th century was an abbey. The "castle" is actually a comfortable Victorian era country house, one of many "mock" or "revival" castles built in the 19th century during the Gothic Revival. It was commissioned by Christopher Rice Mansel Talbot (1803–1890) and was constructed over a ten-year period from 1830 to 1840.



Hauntings

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.
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:iconmawaz:
Mawaz Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
excellent detail :)
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:iconjacksivyer:
JackSivyer Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Student Photographer
Thanks a lot man Please feel free to check out the rest of my gallery :)
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:iconmawaz:
Mawaz Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
sure i will :) do take a look at mine as well , thanks! :)
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:iconr-t28:
R-T28 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks so creepy!! it gives a terrifying vibe that something is going to happen anytime :D :
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:iconjacksivyer:
JackSivyer Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Student Photographer
Yea haha, amazing building though! Please feel free to check out the rest of my gallery :)
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:iconr-t28:
R-T28 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:D i'll check out your gallery
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Jul 3, 2011, 4:39:19 PM
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