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Nov 21, 2011, 1:53:01 PM
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Haunted pond by Northstar76 Haunted pond by Northstar76
"Het Solse gat" has quite some history.
It is located in one of the most ancient forests in Holland,
the speulderforest and it is said it excists since the ice age.

According to the urban legend, there was once an evil monestary, ages ago, built by monks who sold their soul to the devil.
At night all the witches and ghosts would come to join
the monks and their evil ceremony.

This lasted till one stormy christmas eve when there was a big bang to be heard and when the people from the town went to take a look in the forest, it was swallowed by the earth.
Since then, there is a pond where once the monestary was located and at midnight there are still sounds from the bells of the old monestary to be heard and shadows of the monks are to be seen around the pond.
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When I was there to photograph the area, there was no one around and the only sound I could hear were the drop of dew falling from the leaves on my shoulder.
The thick fog gave the scenery a wonderful atmosphere.
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:iconminsie2000:
Minsie2000 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Used it here thanks!:
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SharonLeggDigitalArt Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Featured [link]
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Northstar76 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Thank you very much Sharon, it's much appreciated.
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HovmanJakob Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Faved...!
Excellent tonal job in this picture Jeroen...
Reminds me of Copper Gravure...
I like the "Da Vinci feel" from Mona Lisa...
Mona is missing here...
but there is two different horizons left and right...
Hills in Holland...?! another wonder...!
Greetings from Denmark...Jakob.
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Northstar76 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
yes there are some hills, but very small though.
The right is more elevated than the left.
Thanks a lot for commenting Jakob!

Take care,
Jeroen
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demoszick Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
yes ...yess...i like thiss
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Northstar76 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
:) Thanks!
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MAXiE-AMIGO Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist
Photo to Soul...
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:iconnorthstar76:
Northstar76 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Thank you Amigo :)
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Harrygirls93 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Beautiful picture!
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:iconnorthstar76:
Northstar76 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Thank you very much :)
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MartaGrzywna Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Amazing picture!
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Northstar76 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Thanks a lot Marta :)
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Dance0927 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
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krukof2 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Professional
Hello :wave:
Your Amazing Artwork is featured here [link]
have a beautiful day :sun:
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:iconnorthstar76:
Northstar76 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Thanks so much for the feature :)

You too, have a wonderful day!
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:iconcybersoul56:
CyberSoul56 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
This evokes the feeling of a long forgotten dream. I love this photo!
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:iconnorthstar76:
Northstar76 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
:) Thank you!
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Deshipley Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the amber tint to this piece. And those trees just barely to be seen lurking in the fog on the left adds an extra sense of wonder; are we perhaps being watched?...
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:iconnorthstar76:
Northstar76 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
Yes, we are.
They're everywhere!
Thanks a lot for commenting! :)
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blackresurrection Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
featured! [link]
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:iconnorthstar76:
Northstar76 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
Thanks so much, awesome!
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NinjaCheetah Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Lovely Picture, creepy story :XD:
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:iconnorthstar76:
Northstar76 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Thank you very much :)
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:iconfinding-equilibrium:
finding-equilibrium Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oooohh, amazing! :wow: :love:
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:iconnorthstar76:
Northstar76 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Thanks so much, I appreciate it!
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:iconfinding-equilibrium:
finding-equilibrium Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :)
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event---horizon Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
This picture's got a lot of atmosphere. I love it
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:iconnorthstar76:
Northstar76 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
yes, the atmosphere was awesome but I enhanced it a little with ps ;)
Thanks for commenting!
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JPtHart Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Student Photographer
Featured here! :aww:

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Northstar76 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
Hey dank je wel!:)
Da's een mooie collectie van prachtige beelden,
leuk om er tussen te staan.

Fijn weekend!

Groeten,
Jeroen
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Fionnualagh Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Wow!Amazing atmosphere... Along with your story it sounds really mysterious and magical!
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:iconnorthstar76:
Northstar76 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Thank you very much, I'm glad you like it :)
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:iconfionnualagh:
Fionnualagh Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
:)
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MagicalDragon8 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
mystical forest... :meditation:
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:iconnorthstar76:
Northstar76 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
:)I suppose it is.
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Annabelle-Chabert Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011   Photographer
I love it :love:
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:iconnorthstar76:
Northstar76 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Thank you!
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:iconsmerle:
SMerle Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Professional Photographer
love the atmosphere you created here which goes so well with the story. Love it!!!
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:iconnorthstar76:
Northstar76 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Thank you very much!
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:iconin-the-picture:
In-the-picture Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely atmosphere :clap:
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Northstar76 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Thanks for commenting!
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BEAUTIFUL :heart:
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Northstar76 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Thank you! :)
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yumyumblutigenbonbon Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
of course!
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BthePugLover Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
This is really beautiful and eerie
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:iconnorthstar76:
Northstar76 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Thank you very much!
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BthePugLover Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Yep :)
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GlassHouse-1 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Wonderful photo and love the story behind it. I love all things spooky and mysterious.
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Northstar76 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
Thank you very much, I like spooky and mysterious things as well :)

Take care.
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