The Castle Crackled with Magic as its Gods Held Lightning, Ready to Smite Down the Non-believers

Daily Photo – The Castle Crackled with Magic as its Gods Held Lightning, Ready to Smite Down the Non-believers

Is there anything cooler than the old architecture throughout Europe? I say there is not.

In this upcoming article that I’m working on for Smashing Magazine, I mention a membrane between fantasy and reality, and, for whatever reason, seeing things like this help me drift back and forth between what is real and what is not real. I know critics typically get caught up in reality; I get caught up in fantasy. I can’t be in places like this without thinking of the Game of Thrones.

Castle in Lyon France Night Thunderstorm

The Castle Crackled with Magic as its Gods Held Lightning, Ready to Smite Down the Non-believers

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
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  • Aperturef/22
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length10mm (15mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

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  • http://www.pmwfotos.blogspot.com p.m.w

    I can’t wait for the article nice work Again Trey

  • http://furthertofly.magekind.com Tom Horton

    Very nice! The orange lights in the window are a nice touch. I’d be tempted to crop out the vegetation and manhole at the bottom. :)

  • http://lightscrape.blogspot.com/ JH

    I like the dramatic feeling in this, and I don’t mind the vegetation and manhole – they actually provide a nice contrast to the otherwordly feeling in the upper part of the photo.

  • DEE

    I keep wondering who built the castles. What were they thinking then and who was the architect? And why?

  • Don Schulte

    Great analogy. I too grew up with e-games and hdr takes me to places where reality and fantasy collide (instead of “fantasy” maybe we should use the term “reality skewed by the mind’s adventurous eye”). I continue to favor hdr; if done well. As yours are. Great work again!

    That manhole is an entrance into worlds only dreams can go….

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com tratcliff

    Thanks all! I fixed that little typo in the title… I’m the worst…and need an editor!

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  • Caleb Evans

    Wow. I discovered your blog a couple of months ago and I’ve been reading it ever since. I’m an amateur photographer and really interested in HDR. I’ve looked at quite a few shots, but yours are the best. You don’t seem to get carried away with the effect like a lot of people do. You use it enough to make it dramatic, but not too much to make it unrealistic. I just love your work. Thanks for sharing it.

  • http://jordan.hofker.org Jordan

    Awesome shot. A Song of Fire and Ice is my favorite series, too.

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    …abandon hope all ye who enter here…


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