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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.
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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.





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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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:iconoro-elui:
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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:iconoro-elui:
oro-elui Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank You, and sorry for delayed reply :stupidme:
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:iconbagnaguagard:
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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:iconoro-elui:
oro-elui Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank You kindly :thanks:
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shanti4 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Piękne!:wow::clap: Po prostu niesamowite! Te kolory!
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:iconoro-elui:
oro-elui Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
dziękuję :bow:
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shanti4 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Proszę^^ Mam nadzieję, że też się tam wybiorę, ale na razie trzeba namówić skarbników rodzinnych:D
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:iconoro-elui:
oro-elui Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hah, ja wstąpiłam po drodze z Warszawy, już po zachodzie słońca. Na sam zamek więc nie wchodziłam. i tak warto było się przespacerować wokół po zmroku, niesamowitą atmosferę ma to miejsce.
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shanti4 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Do Warszawy... Eee, ja tak daleko nie jeżdżę. Niestety.
Ale ma nadzieję, że chociaż tam dotrę, a jak nie to pojedziemy gdzieś bliżej może:)
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oro-elui Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
zawsze się znajdzie blisko coś niezwykłego, trzeba tylko dobrze poszukać :)
a skąd jesteś, jeśli można spytać?
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shanti4 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
Okolice Nowego Sącza, woj. Małopolskie.
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:iconoro-elui:
oro-elui Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
o, to właściwie w moim sąsiedztwie :D w pobliżu mamy całą masę równie ciekawych jak Chęciny miejsc, które warto odwiedzić. chociaż dużo jeżdżę w takie miejsca ciągle ze zdumieniem znajduję nowe, zaraz za płotem, o których istnieniu do tej pory nie miałam pojęcia.
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PTDaHood Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012   Writer
Oh my...it glows and seems to have a light of its own.
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:iconoro-elui:
oro-elui Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
well, thank You. It's amazing place, especially after sunset :thanks:
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proszeek Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Świetne zdjęcie! ;) Jedno z moich ulubionych miejsc pokazane w piękny sposób :D
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oro-elui Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
cieszę się, że się spodobało.
byłam tam tylko raz, ale czuję, że i dla mnie będzie to odtąd miejsce ulubione.
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FilipaGrilo Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
your picture have been featured on the journal [link] of the group :iconoldarchitecturelover:
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arualcat Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
Lovely and gorgeous photography! The effect of light is very beautiful!!!
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plusticcafe Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel that I into the world of fairy tale...
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X-ample Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student Interface Designer
I really love this. Your colors are so bold.
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mixxon Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
lovely picture vibrant colours and interesting photoangel.
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:iconoro-elui:
oro-elui Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks, though I am not sure if I understand what "photoangel" is.
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mixxon Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Sorry the word i was looking for was photoangle hope you understand me better now any way its positiv.
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pap911 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
Uwielbiam Chęciny. Nad ranem, gdy wschodzi dopiero słońce i człowiek jest umordowany nocnym 'spacerem' też jest piękne.
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oro-elui Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
domyślam się :)
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PsykoHilly Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
Excellent shot!
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:iconoro-elui:
oro-elui Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank You!
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PsykoHilly Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
A real pleasure, you're most welcome! :salute:
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inObrAS Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
:thumbsup::nod: Great!
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oro-elui Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks :aww: :hug:
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ETRSTUDIO Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Very beautiful shot!!!!
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:iconoro-elui:
oro-elui Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank You kindly for Your comment and for the fave :hug: I am happy You found this interesting :)
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