This image is a “constructed image” of a Sci-Fi, or, Medieval type of Genre. All parts of the photograph are real, except the water.
The castle ruins and red sandstone landmass, are models that I made (sculpted/formed) and painted. The surface is made to look weather-worn and ancient.
The photograph title reflects that I made this image in March of this year (2007).
Lighting for this “macro-landscape” setting is tricky, but not so difficult if well thought out.
The important thing for me when doing these types of multi-medium artworks is that when I construct it, the parts of the image becomes a story, or a History.