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Silencium by Matthias-Haker Silencium by Matthias-Haker
Abandoned castle somewhere in Europe

©Matthias Haker 2013
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First of all I want to praise your choice on the lightning. Its subtle and gentle touch really befits the solitary theme. Though the lightning may be forgiving, the colours on the wall on the left seems to have been preserved too well. However the broken piano and the chair totally makes up for it as it gives off a powerful impact of destruction and abandoned. Though I'm not sure whether this is intentional or not I realise that the rubble are all pointing towards the Piano as if drawing the audience's attention to it. Overall good choice of angle and great work.
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Critique by FluteLoop3 Jan 29, 2013, 9:59:26 AM
I was particularly drawn to this work as it reminds me of the Baroque era. (If you see my page you'll understand). I think it's very visually dynamic and has a sense of ageing, but in the modern day. It sort of looks like the Chenobyl disaster nowadays, with the eery green. I like your lighting choice, and how the natural light from the window in the foreground comes through. I think perhaps it is a little too finely set up as a set, which is why I've marked slightly down on orginality.
Overall, a beautiful piece of artwork. My Congratulations!
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Aeter-Link Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017
Ashes to ashes
priestessmikokikyo Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
amazing you wont find this beauty in the states!
LovEya4evaXD Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Student Photographer
So beautiful!
CommanderKip Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Whoof, so gorgeous, it steals the breath. Poor abandoned piano.
Dozerson Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello there fellow Deviantartist, this is you friendly neighborhood photographer, Dozerson. I am very pleased to let you know that your art has been featured. ([link] Also included is a link to a 8,000 point giveaway which you or anyone else can join in. Also could you please check out my art in my gallery, I'd really appreciate that. ([link] Take care and thank you for the art.
founfoun Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
not nice to advertise on someone elses site, dont you think so?
Dozerson Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Well I am letting you know that I'm advertising YOUR art.  :) 
UltraStallion Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, you said nothing about advertising other people's art in your "advertisement" other than saying that this artist's picture is featured. And yeah, it is inappropriate to advertise along with someone else's art without their permission. 
midoriloka Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Where is this place? It looks so quiet and misterious.
Shikarinshimoto Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
fabelhafte Bilder! bin hin und weg!
daxusflashlight Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
wow this is amazing!! Have you seen any ghot in this place?
sweety15267 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student Interface Designer
WOW, I love how virbrant these colours still are <3
Aude-la-randonneuse Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:wave: Your work is featured here [link]
Cherryblossom-24 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this places like these they have so much hidden beauty :)
augenweide Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
your beautiful work is featured here [link]
creativemikey Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
Impressive visual & thanks for sharing!
Ariba-05 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
badly abandoned o.O
carrotghoul Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
I like places like this,as if you could hear the echo of history,silent and hauntingly beautiful
IntoxiKat Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Incredible. As is most of your work.
meryempirlak Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
is this how you would
alireza1 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Your great shot has been featured here [link] .
AliceVII Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
wow this is the most beautiful place i ever seen :rose:
how did you find it??
hayley--jade Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
featured!: [link]
fave for more exposure! :hug:
MarcosRodriguez Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Hi, you've been featured in the #VenatoresLucis's Weekly Light Hunters Feature #52, greetings!!!.
frambies Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
it's wonderful! The color, light, subject.. Every thing! Bravo :)
terryher Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
(sorry bout my broken english) i like this, but if you let me give expression about this, is better if there's have a smoky effect, a little touch of hdr effect and focal point is focused on the chair and piano so that attention is not split anywhere as result by more lights out from the room next door. but overall is really great. well done mate.
VashtasSlaveGirl Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh how I would love to go there. Beautiful in a haunting kind of way.
ciyzis-kirayzs Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
woaw how the hell u find all those places:))
andro0meda Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful !
Dianah3 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Amazing work! Beautiful!
JayyJayTheJetPlane Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
That's actually Hogwarts, you just don't know it cause you're a muggle...
Dozerson Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Patrickc1193 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This room has seen better days. Great picture!!!!!!!!!!
Elle-Labelle Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love it!!
Callyzah Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
:heart: I read your journal and I agree ... despite wanting to know who, where and what are (were) these places, over time some people destroy these places ... in my small town there are some houses and factories of the 20's and it was wonderful to explore that in my youth ... I knew the stories of haunting, and I explored the abandoned constructions ... in the heart of the forest ... and I took a few friends to see the places ... now, everything is badly damaged ... :noes:

=D I look at your photos and for a moment I can see the place restored, people walking, talking ... the fascination of the place and what it meant to those people ... I imagine the stories about these people ... and the walls witnessed ... joys, sorrows, death and love ... not just another time, but another reality of life ... :meow:
thank you for that! :)
vykkurt Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Judeyy Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
woooow nice color <3
iluvmochipoland Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Someone should save the piano. It is a very nice piano...
WhIppIng-b0y Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist
You live near such interesting places, or at least can travel to them. Very nice.
alexjustdoit Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Photographer
There's a scene in the opening of "The Pianist" that looks exactly like this, perhaps it was shot at the same location.
El-Arte-de-Angelina Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I can't believe this beauty of a place is abandoned actually.
Even when it shows decaying, i love the look of it, those greens ... my god, as a huge fan of history i can't believe this kind of thing happens to places that should be protected.
Overall, the pic frooze a moment in time, a perfect one ;)
BuuckPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
An abandoned castle? That sounds epic :)
JeremyOsborne Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
How in the world do you get these awesome photos? Such amazing locations!
myzmuddy Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this
SirKronan Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Wow. I don't even really know what to say about this, other than "Good job!" So many different thoughts and memories come to mind.
Bushaqua Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is beautiful, excellent shot:D
Scottworldwide Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Photographer
Awesome shot
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