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Dusk of the Kingdom. by oro-elui Dusk of the Kingdom. by oro-elui



photo: me.
edit: me.



taken: May 22, 2012, Chęciny (ŚK, Poland). .
taken with: Nikon D40x, AF-S kit Nikkor Lens 18-55 mm.


Castle in Chęciny at dusk.

"The Chęciny Royal Castle was built in the late 13th century. It fell into ruin in the 18th century and remains in that state to this day.
(...)
It is certain that the castle existed in 1306, when king Władysław I the Elbow-high gave it to the Archbishop of Kraków, Jan Muskata. A year later, under the pretext of detection of a plot against the royal power, the castle returned to the king. It played a significant role as a place of concentration of troops departing for war with the Teutonic Knights.
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In the second half of the 16th century the castle began to decline. In 1607 the fortifications and buildings were partially destroyed and burned. The destruction was completed in 1707 during another Swedish occupation. Then, the last residents left the castle."

source: wikipedia

Reportedly on the narrow path leading to ruins through the woods strange sounds of hoofbeat can be heard. Local villagers claim it is a sign that mysterious ghost cavalier is travelling across the forest mounting a black horse.


This place has some incredible mood, especially when night already falls and everything is covered with gloom.
The wind blew intensively, crickets whispered somewhere within high grass and quick shadows of lonely bats flitted from tree to tree soundlessly.





HDR merged from 3 shots of different EV.

















DON'T STEAL, PLEASE.


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:star: full view recommended. :star:
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Olliefant Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Amazing shot, the composition is what I'm particularly impressed by, the building next to the blueish rocks work aesthetically, I got to say I've looked at it for a while now and I'm still picking out things I like about this shot :)
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baronjungern Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Great shot, I love your HDR images! :)
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ChaosOfGods Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student Photographer
Beautiful moment. Love everything about this. It's wonderful.
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Ardgy Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wow awesome capture, the sun and the light looks amazing
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oro-elui Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
actually it's not the sun, but a headlight. the photo was taken after the sunset.
thank You kindly :bow:
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MRvLPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely shot!
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oro-elui Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank You, and sorry for delayed reply :stupidme:
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Bagnaguagard Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Lol, jak zobaczyłem tą fokę to od razu poznałem zamek :D
Super zdjęcie ! Wygląda lepiej niż na żywo :)
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pitschke Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
cool photo the texture and colour of the rocks are great
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oro-elui Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank You kindly :thanks:
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