Merlin's Tomorrow

© Aggie Villanueva

Merlin's Tomorrow

Uploaded: October 19, 2007


As Merlin lived backwards remembering our tomorrows, our past his future. Perchance this enchanted fate awaits beyond yesterday. (This was taken at the Jemez Springs monument park. I did heavy post processing to create an atmosphere, but the enchanted castle was very real.) I'm thinking of adding some kind of magaical dancing lights on the tiled entry path. What do you think?

Exif: F Number: 13, Exposure Bias Value: +0, Exposure Time: 1/400, Flash: flash did not fire, ISO: 400, White Balance: auto white balance, Focal Length: 28mm, Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D


Ann Maidman October 19, 2007

AWESOME!! This is a great picture! #765966

Karen Slagle October 21, 2007

I like this Aggie. It struck me as a Central America village, such as the Aztecs/Incas/Toltecs or one of those groups. It certainly has that quality and mystery to it and that sky and colors adds the perfect touch. #4956869

Aggie Villanueva October 21, 2007

Thank you Ann and Karen. What a fun project the was. I think all of us in the club could feel the enchantment of this place even as we took the pictures. #4958075

Angela C. Wood October 21, 2007

I love the feel and quality of this photo, Aggie! The sky is superb and adds so much to the picture.
Post an unpdated version if you decide to add in the fairy lights. #4959224

Allen Maestas October 23, 2007

This is a great place, and you have done a great job and showing the magic that it exudes. Fine work.

Al #4967525

Aggie Villanueva October 23, 2007

Thank you Angela and Allen. I usually don't enter places they've erected a toll booth in front of, because that usually causes the place to lose it's special energy. But I'm glad I entered this "realm." lol I'm glad the magic came through. #4967568

Shahn Torontow October 24, 2007

Hey Aggie
Very cool shot, nice effects, maybe darken it, convert to B/W and add a ghost or two for Halloween.
Shahn #4973590

Aggie Villanueva October 24, 2007

Thankx Shahn. I guess even when Halloween isn't on your mind because there's no children around it still seeps into you and comes out in ways like this. #4973777

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