The Mad King's Playground by HillbillyDeluxe
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The Mad King's Playground

by HillbillyDeluxe in Over There

Found this lurking in the hard drive. Dusted it off, spruced it up a bit and here it is!

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  • Submitted:Jun 29th, 2012
  • Resolution:4288x2535
  • Date Created:Jun 29th, 2012
  • Filesize:2 MB
  • Camera:NIKON D300
  • Exposure:1/160
  • Aperture:f/16.0
  • Focal Length:17mm
  • ISO Speed:400
  • Software:Adobe Photoshop CS4
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  • Bojan1558

    Bojan1558

    very beautiful

    Mar 30th, 2013 Reply
  • RedRed

    RedRed

    Great shot!!!

    Nov 26th, 2012 Reply
  • Mishelangello

    Mishelangello

    stunning view!

    Jul 16th, 2012 Reply
  • nolan

    nolan

    Beautiful view, beautiful place, beautiful photography

    Jun 30th, 2012 Reply
  • chrismasun07
  • JurgenDoe

    JurgenDoe

    Congratulations!

    Your art is very inspirational to all of us artists and at Shadowness we like to thank our amazing artists for all they do, to show our appreciation for you, your artwork has been featured in todays Daily Inspiration #481

    http://shadowness.com/dailyinspiration/forum/daily-inspiration-481

    Jun 29th, 2012 Reply Subscriber
  • TerrySlater

    TerrySlater

    Lol just looked at the comment below after I had zoomed in and I totally agree. Great image with lots to see. ZOOM IN. Great stuff Tom.

    Jun 29th, 2012 Reply
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      Thank you sir! The camera doesn't do it justice...it was a gorgeous, might I even say "magical" place to visit!

      Thank you again for adding my work to your favs. I really appreciate your support and kind comments!

      Jun 30th, 2012 Reply C'mon Pookie...
  • Lucifer

    Lucifer

    very beautiful place where you live. i had to zoom it to see all :D the lake or river is amazing!

    Jun 29th, 2012 Reply Who wants a hug?
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      This is in Germany near Füssen in Bavaria! I wish I lived there! It was a beautiful place! Thank you for the fav too!

      Jun 30th, 2012 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • Lucifer

      Lucifer

      oh Germany :D almost one step from here :) i wish i could travel some day too. you are welcome :)

      Jun 30th, 2012 Reply Who wants a hug?
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      Nope...not very far at all! You should go if you can...it's gorgeous!

      Jul 1st, 2012 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • Lucifer

      Lucifer

      i have never had much chances to travel but it will change soon :) my dream is Norway but in every country is something what is worth to see and i love to meet new people and know more about their culture. oh how i wish i could go somewhere right now! :D wish you nice Sunday :)

      Jul 1st, 2012 Reply Who wants a hug?
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      Thanks! It was a great Sunday!

      I would love to go to Sweden....and not just because it's the home of Ikea!

      Jul 1st, 2012 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • Lucifer

      Lucifer

      hahahaha :D i have some things from IKEA at home :D yes Norway, Sweden, Finland....beautiful and diverse nature. i would love to live in log cabin there in a wild nature. just spend few nice days there...watching sunrise with siipping my coffee and in the evening amazing sunset with little bit wine :D and of course many trips and enjoying nature and taking pics!

      Jul 1st, 2012 Reply Who wants a hug?
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      Yup...me too! Can't argue with Ikea! Generally good design and affordable!

      Yup...cabin by a lake, wake up to pancakes (I'm still very Canadian) with Lingonberry jam and some coffee. A shopping trip to Ikea, a hike through the forest with my camera and to finish the day, that evening some meatballs and mashed potatoes! And a couple of bottles of good German beer...Sweden does lots of things right but no one beats Germany for it's beer!...Belgium comes in a close second!

      Jul 1st, 2012 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • Lucifer

      Lucifer

      we have great beer too! :D czech is beer is one of the best :p you should taste czech beer some day to compare :D ...a shopping trip to ikea ...hahahahahaha to buy some things for camp fire and flashlight to scare wild night animals snaking around you XD

      Jul 1st, 2012 Reply Who wants a hug?
    • Lucifer

      Lucifer

      *czech's beer

      Jul 1st, 2012 Reply Who wants a hug?
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      I would buy a ton of candles and potpourri to scare away the animals!

      Pilsner Urquell and Budweiser Budvar are two of my favorite beers! I'm sure there are even more waiting for me there!

      Jul 1st, 2012 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • Lucifer

      Lucifer

      candies? and how do you want to scare animals with candies? throw it at them? XD you made me smile because i thought there are big differences between man and woman when they are in wild nature. i would never expect that some man will say he will go shopping or buy ton of candies :D hahaha its cute :D

      Jul 1st, 2012 Reply Who wants a hug?
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      Candies, candles and potpourri! Those animals will be terrified!

      Jul 1st, 2012 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • Lucifer

      Lucifer

      :D if you say so i will believe you :D i should try it to find out if its working XD

      Jul 2nd, 2012 Reply Who wants a hug?
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      Jul 3rd, 2012 Reply C'mon Pookie...
  • JurgenDoe

    JurgenDoe

    Awesome landscape and I love the castle on the hill

    Jun 29th, 2012 Reply Subscriber
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      I will assume you have been here...it is considered one of the top destinations in Deutsche, right?

      Ah...but wait...you're from Köln...is there are rivalry between Köln and Bavaria?

      Thank you for the fav too!

      Jun 29th, 2012 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      In Köln we don't talk about the Bavarians much ... they really think they are a country in a country

      Jun 29th, 2012 Reply Subscriber
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      I've heard that before....my Schwabian friends didn't much of me going over to Bavaria either...

      Jun 30th, 2012 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      they was right .. never cross the border from schawabian to bavaria

      Jul 5th, 2012 Reply Subscriber
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      Jul 6th, 2012 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      This is an insult to the Schwabians

      Jul 6th, 2012 Reply Subscriber
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      I'm sure it was, yet Neuschwanstein was on my list of things that I really wanted to see...so they didn't mind too much....I think!

      Jul 6th, 2012 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      Well I hope they didn't and Schloss Neuschwanstein is always a very good trip

      Jul 7th, 2012 Reply Subscriber
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      They didn't. They had Spaetzle and Sanwald waiting for me when I got back. If they were angry, they would have given me a cheeseburger from McD and a Bud light...ewww.

      Jul 8th, 2012 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      Well they thought more you need to have good food after crossing the border because in Bavaria you can't eat right .. so Spätzle und Sanwald was something very good to keep you going

      Jul 9th, 2012 Reply Subscriber
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      haha...it's true...I never ate anything in Bavaria...just a hamburger from a highway rest area.

      Jul 9th, 2012 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      a hamburger on a autobahn restaurant

      Jul 10th, 2012 Reply Subscriber
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      yup...I think I got a Whopper from Burger King! BK isn't too popular here in my area so it was nice to have one. Wouldn't want to eat it all the time though...

      Jul 10th, 2012 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      can you believe that people live on this food every day

      Jul 12th, 2012 Reply Subscriber
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      I know...what's the obesity rate in the US now? 50%?

      Jul 12th, 2012 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      I bet is much much more ... they don't know how to cook .. so they live on junk food

      Jul 14th, 2012 Reply Subscriber
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      I've heard some rumors that he government could help by limiting the amount of sugar in food, especially the high fructose corn syrup.

      Jul 14th, 2012 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      here is everything with corn syrup and the government allows this ... they just want to make people sick so they have to go to the pharmacy to get some drugs and this is where they make lots of money

      Jul 15th, 2012 Reply Subscriber
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      I don't disagree. AND the corn farmers get a lot of money from the gov't to produce the corn too, I heard. It's a vicious cycle they are stuck in.

      Jul 15th, 2012 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      You need to watch the documentary "Food Matters" ... many ppl should or better all and they would stop buying in Supermarkets and and and ... especially here in the US

      Jul 15th, 2012 Reply Subscriber
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      Thanks Sensei...I will try to find that here.

      Jul 17th, 2012 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      You'll be shocked after watching it

      Jul 17th, 2012 Reply Subscriber
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      I was disgusted just by watching "Super-size Me". I still occasionally eat at fast food restaurants but not with the same frequency as before. I'm really trying to cut them out all together. But as I mentioned to /EarthHart in a separate thread, it's hard to do. My schedule often leaves me with little time to prepare food and I just grab something on the go.

      Jul 17th, 2012 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      You will never see me in any fast food stores .. I don't call them restaurant as well ... this is disgusting and should be forbidden

      Jul 18th, 2012 Reply Subscriber
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      At least NYC is taking a few steps in the right direction by limiting soda sizes and banning trans fats. People cry that it is the gov't interfering too much but I think they should do more. Obviously people are having a hard time controlling their dietary habits and need all the help they can get.

      Jul 18th, 2012 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      People should start cooking for them-self instead of going to fast food places ... the only help they need is to control their habits ... places like McDonald or Burger King or KFC wouldn't exist in the first place if people stay at home and cook ... the sad truth is that over 90 % of Americans don't know how to cook at all :(

      Jul 19th, 2012 Reply Subscriber
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      I believe that! But I also know it's hard to change people's habits. Occasionally, as a break from cooking, eating out at a restaurant is a nice distraction. BUT eating everyday at the fast food places is going to kill them all!

      Jul 19th, 2012 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      agree with that .. sometimes we need a break from home cooking but Americans don't cook at home at all .. they just go out every day and eating this cheap pizza's and any other junk .. they are truly the #1 nation of fat and unhealthy people even if you have them in every country

      Jul 19th, 2012 Reply Subscriber
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      That's what I have heard too...and Canada is not too far behind them! It's getting worse here too. Portion sizes have been increasing and "Mega" is a key word in some restaurants now.

      Jul 20th, 2012 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      Yeah they won't to keep their customers happy but mega portions makes it easier to share one plate and that's what they don't think about at all

      Jul 21st, 2012 Reply Subscriber
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      I found the portion sizes in France, Belgium and Germany to be just right. Yet when I went back to Canada I often felt ill after eating out because of the amount of food I ate. :P

      Jul 23rd, 2012 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      It's because they don't go with quality ... they only think of quantity

      Jul 23rd, 2012 Reply Subscriber
    • HillbillyDeluxe

      HillbillyDeluxe

      very true!

      Jul 23rd, 2012 Reply C'mon Pookie...
    • JurgenDoe

      JurgenDoe

      Jul 24th, 2012 Reply Subscriber