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It's Creepy and It's Spooky.....

By Mynett
Silly Sunday upload, based on my mini series from Morton corbet Castle, a lot of you noticed the eerie atmosphere of this location and in the write up you can see there are sightings of ghostly goings on..... so it inspired me to try and create an even more spooky look to the evening .... I hope you enjoy it as much as I liked creating it.Smile

Moreton Corbet Castle
Moreton Corbet Castle is a magnificent and unusual, ornate ruin that is, very atmospheric like a stage set for a romantic melodrama. The original castle was built by Bartholomew Torret in the 11th century, then around 1239 it was acquired by the Corbetís who built a stone castle on the site. Sir Andrew Corbet died before the completion of the Elizabethan manor house. There is reputed to be a curse on the building which was vetted on Sit Vincent Corbet during the persecution of the Puritans, when a Puritan neighbour (Paul Holmyard) placed the said curse on the building after Sir Vincent asked him to leave the nearby hide out in the woods. It seems the curse was effective as the building, despite many changes of ownership has never been finished. There is a rumour that the ghostly spirit of Paul Holmyard stalks Morton Corbet's walls, ensuring that no building work is done. Nearby is St. Bartholemew's church, which contains some fine tombs of the Corbet family and which is also worth a visit.

Tags: Sunset Castle Architecture Specialist and abstract Digitally manipulated Digital art Ruin Humour and fun Morton corbet castle

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Anna62 7 1 Australia
31 Jul 2011 10:11AM
ohhhhhhhhhh....this is absolutely superb!! Love it !!!

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Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2011 10:14AM
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
31 Jul 2011 10:14AM
Fabulous lighting, Linda, a belter. Carol
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
31 Jul 2011 10:19AM
dont know about romantic ,looks great for gothic horror set ,a great one to play with.
paulknight 8 2 8 New Zealand
31 Jul 2011 10:22AM
Yes, definitely creepy and spooky. Great shot.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2011 10:38AM
love this one linda well moody cracking work nice one Wink
Suehh 11 39 6 England
31 Jul 2011 10:40AM
I don't think I would want to be there on a dark night! Very atmospheric and moody Linda - love it!
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
31 Jul 2011 11:08AM
Hi Linda
Excellent write up and love what you have done to this, you would expect Dracula to put in an entrance soon.


Ayoob 6 Australia
31 Jul 2011 11:09AM
Excellent work , very well captured.Wink
31 Jul 2011 11:11AM
Love what you have done with this Linda, I can almost imagine a ghostly image in one one of the windows Wink I enjoyed the write up, and I have to say I have loved the mini series of Morton Corbet Castle GrinGrinGrin
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
31 Jul 2011 11:32AM
Don't think you'd find me there on a dark night......

31 Jul 2011 11:41AM
Fantastic work..Lin
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
31 Jul 2011 12:25PM
So, you didn't get to meet the ghost then?! Wink Think I'd have run a mile! I remember 3 years ago when we had the earthquake...I was just nodding off in bed when it occurred, and the bed shook several times end to end - nothing else moved, and when I looked outside everything was peaceful and still. I really thought it was a poltergeist, and it scared the s**t out of me! Grin This is a brilliant shot, Linda, has extra spookiness to it!! Smile
Trev Smile
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2011 12:26PM
Oh wow I love this Linda, don't know what you have done but its quite superb. I keep expecting to see Christopher Lee swooping into the scene Smile

31 Jul 2011 12:45PM
I this...fantastic image and the overall effect on the viewer is just terrific..Jo
Brian65 8 2 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2011 12:53PM
Great shot and work on this to get the effect Lin.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2011 12:56PM
Ghostly..oh yes with the processing you have given to this image...Linda superb!
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2011 1:35PM
thanks everyone, some great comments, no takers then for a midnight shoot here.....???
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
31 Jul 2011 1:40PM
Definitely isn't some place I'd want to spend the night.Smile
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
31 Jul 2011 1:58PM
Wouldn't want to be there alone. Great light and beautifully processed..............Sandy
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
31 Jul 2011 2:20PM
POWERFUL, and creepy, very well done

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
31 Jul 2011 2:37PM
A super bit of light here Linda.
And I know all about Puritan neighbours.
I have one that complained about a little party I had a few weeks ago.
Not my fault the bar-b-que got out of control and burnt down her garden hut !!
31 Jul 2011 2:39PM
Fantastic capture!
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
31 Jul 2011 2:53PM
What amazing light and colours!!! You can almost hear the diabolical "moo hoo hoo HA HA HA HAAA" from within Smile

VERY well shot and processed, Linda.

cassiecat 9 39 46 England
31 Jul 2011 3:16PM
very spooky, well done. lesley
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2011 3:44PM
Very very good.
wolfy 14 36 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2011 5:39PM
Brilliant work, love the processing here, im truly scared and wont sleep tonightWink
tommyld 7 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2011 6:18PM
Brilliant work...
sidaorb 12 3.9k 2 England
31 Jul 2011 6:20PM
Stunning colours. Great capture all you need is a monk or ghost.
31 Jul 2011 6:27PM
very spooky. great work .Gill
Beautifully done, you have worked your magic. A superb shot.
User_Removed 9 26 2 United States
31 Jul 2011 7:32PM
Wonderful image, love the presentation. Only one thing would have improved it - if you had caught the ghost!
Gezina 11 3 6 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2011 9:13PM
Great manipulation and lovely result - Ina
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2011 10:22PM
Superb piece of manipulation. Making the most of the erie castle subject matter. Love it. Paul
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2011 10:23PM
Fantastic light and a really spooky sky!
31 Jul 2011 10:44PM
Stunning light and colours,great job Smile
SecRATary 7 1 Wales
1 Aug 2011 8:51AM
A stunning capture Linda, with some superb processing.

Very well done !

Cheers ...

Dave (R.A.T.S.)
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2011 8:53AM
thank you all for the comments and clicks, and it has made a very enjoyable readSmile
User_Removed 8 48 1 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2011 12:04PM
Superb image, great portfolio.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
1 Aug 2011 12:41PM
Nice bit of manipulation, Linda: the ruined nature, sloping walls, sombre tones despite the sunshine and rich sky all add to the sense of mystery.......just like a set from a Hitchcock movie.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2011 2:33PM
Creepy and spookey !!!!!!
JackieB 7 18 3 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2011 3:21PM
Wow, just love that ominous sky.....excellent

imagio 11 12 1 England
1 Aug 2011 8:08PM

maryg 9 66 18 Scotland
1 Aug 2011 9:15PM
Love the way the viepoint gives a very spooky perspective and the proessing adds to this eerie feel of the place. Fabulous work.
Regards Mary
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
1 Aug 2011 11:45PM
You certainly have achieved what you set out to do here Linda, beautifully worked in all respects,
DeSilver Plus
10 14 12 England
2 Aug 2011 8:25AM
I'm a bit late on this one Linda, but better late than never!
Its a cracking image that has loads and loads of atmosphere, Sad Wink bucket loads of it. Well done. Smile

Very, Very moody, love it !
BERTRAM 10 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2011 11:07PM
Love the image brilliantly worked.
BarbaraR 11 17 1 England
3 Aug 2011 3:14PM
Yes, you have done well, it is
a very dramatic, spooky image.

Well taken and worked Linda.

DaveMead 8 23 14 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2011 11:34PM
Great work Linda.
Porthos Plus
8 40 1 Northern Ireland
6 Aug 2011 3:49PM
Great dramatic light and colour....Derek
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
8 Aug 2011 9:37PM
Excellent processing work to create this eerie atmosphere, such a menacing sky
16 Aug 2011 10:52PM
This is really it.

Hello from Germany,

Sezz 13 617 15 England
21 Aug 2011 11:34PM
What a fabulous place Linda, love this one - so dramatic!

Sarah *
tbrown 11 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2011 9:59AM
love it....
philhomer 7 77 32 England
22 Oct 2011 9:58AM
i'm late i know but just saw this and love the whole feel of it

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