I visited the village of Bad Bentheim, Germany on a rainy day in January 2012. The castle looked quite dark and ominous, and I decided to enhance that feeling. Using Corel PSP X3 I changed the sky, added the light in the window, and added the bird (and several other tweaks). While working on it I remembered the poem by Edgar Allan Poe, which to me is very alike in atmosphere: The Raven
Artists Universe, 2012-feb-12
Amateur Photographers’ Association, 2012-feb-12
Before and after, 2012-feb-17
All elements are from my own photos, shot with my Nikon D5000.
Main photo original: