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May 13, 2012
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PENTAX Corporation
PENTAX Optio A10
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Focal Length
8 mm
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Date Taken
Nov 13, 2010, 5:20:51 PM
Optio A10 Ver 1.00
The House of the Executioner by Malintra-Shadowmoon The House of the Executioner by Malintra-Shadowmoon
The crumbled house of the executioner lies a little off the ghost village Galmbach in German Odenwald. The village was deserted in 1836 after "the little ice age without summer" caused mis-harvesting. This miserable situation was provoked by an outbreak of the Krakatoa.

This photo is my contribution to the "Lucky Star Badge"- Contest of :iconwhispermewish: - group.
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Hmm... this is a very nice picture. The colors are very nice and the feeling from this picture is very strong. Even though time may pass some things don't always disappear, because history has already happened and will always leave its marks on the Earth. I think this is a great picture. If you look at it hard enough you can almost see a glimpse of the past. Only one thing I might add, the colors probably should have been adjusted a little more to add a more sensible feeling to the background, the colors are a little dull, the colors are good, but I don't think it has enough color to it. I'm saying this is a great picture all in all, but I think if the quality was a little better and it had just a little more color to it, then this picture would be much better. Anyway, great Photo. :thumbsup: :nod:
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kaikaku Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, wow, really cool. 
Malintra-Shadowmoon Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for liking it :)
madameshadowenn Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I really like this photograph. The setting for the ruin is just perfect and I love how the colours of the foreground and background come together to give a slightly ominous feel. Nice work :rose:
Malintra-Shadowmoon Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Thanks for liking it. And I am really proud of it. But if you believe it or not: When I was there I felt something that attired me and kept me there. And when standing there, the "ill" feeling came over me. I wanted to leave as I have felt there happened something awkward - a dark feeling, a gloomy feeling. It cost some effort of my will to leave that place.

madameshadowenn Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, that's fascinating! It's always eerie when a place makes you feel like that.
Malintra-Shadowmoon Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks but there were times I wished that I never had these feelings until I have learned to live with them.
seth-ravenclaw Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
three words. INSTANT CONTEST WIN! at least in my opinion.
Malintra-Shadowmoon Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you think so? That really honours me a lot as I am only an amateur and I am still learning to make things better. Thanks for your nice comment :)
seth-ravenclaw Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
if it's true that you are an "amateur"( what i don't believe ^^) you have a loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo *inhales* ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo *inhales again* oooooooooot of talent.
Malintra-Shadowmoon Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I am even rather an occasional. The last pictures have taken are approx. two months ago. We have no white winter here - so no good winter pictures. Thanks for the compliment :)
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