I took several photos of Manresa Castle in Port Townsend, Washington (USA), on my recent trip to visit my family. This is now a hotel, but there are stories, going back many years, that it is haunted. We lived a couple of blocks away, when Brian was a teenager. He swears that he saw a ghost of a woman looking out one of the upper windows. Ten years later, he took his wife to meet our family and they stayed in Manresa Castle. She says that she saw a young boy, dressed in 19th century clothing, in their hotel room, an experience that rattled her. Brian thought it was cool.
I wanted to portray this place the way my children saw it, as they were growing up. I can’t remember everything that I did, but it involved several layers, filters and blending modes. I used the Redfield bas-relief filter to get the etched look and an abstract fractal for the sky and road. The Nik Photography plugin with the “Midnight” option added the dreary look, along with the Flaming Pear Melancholytron filter, which darkens and blurs the edges of the photo.
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