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Well here we are, 2013.

This is Stag Lord Taloch, not a Druid, but although a good guy , from a slightly darker side of Paganism.

The dirt on his face is actually from the many bonfires that were lit all night, my coat was covered in ash just from wandering around pre-dawnbreak!!

As with the rest of the series, taken at the Stonehenge Winter Solstice, 21.12.12.


As the Druids are want to say, let love & light shine & for all of you, Blessed Be Smile

Gareth

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D1x Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:55.0-200.0 mm f/4.0-5.6
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:21 Dec 2012 - 8:39 AM
Focal Length:116mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.8
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Sign of the Pagan : The Stag Lord : The Stonehenge Winter Solstice Series .
Username:UrbaneMagick UrbaneMagick
Uploaded:1 Jan 2013 - 12:19 AM
Tags:Druids, Paganism, Pagans, Photo journalism.witches, Portraits / people, Solstice, Stonehenge, Winter solstice, Witchcraft
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Votes:33
Voters:ShotfromaCanon · annettep38 · Badgerfred · Alda · Ian G W · abeeror2 · morpheus1955 · Hermanus · Deep_Bhatia · NaturesHaven · netta1234 · mrswoolybill · Maiwand · WhiteRose1 · Humblebee · fazzer · 213hardy · Alan_Baseley · Tibetan · nonur · widtink · Philip_H · mex · rayme330 · NDODS · astyag · sweetpea62 · canonfan · meniko · PinkK · andylea · avacreates · tom67 ·
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Unique Views:44

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ShotfromaCanon
ShotfromaCanon Plus Member 4ShotfromaCanon vcard
1 Jan 2013 - 12:22 AM

I really like the texture of the leather and all. Very good focus.

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annettep38
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1 Jan 2013 - 12:25 AM

excellent processing.
I like this one very much Smile

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UrbaneMagick
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1 Jan 2013 - 12:33 AM

Thankyou.. only just found this one amongst others already processed..done a little of work..and it came up ok really Smile

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UrbaneMagick
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1 Jan 2013 - 12:34 AM

oooOOOOOOooooohhhhh...Annette....thankyou so much for the award...........yikes..humbled..thankyou Smile

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Badgerfred
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1 Jan 2013 - 12:42 AM

Like the detail captured Gareth, super image,
Fred.

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Hermanus
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1 Jan 2013 - 4:11 AM

A great photo ! Have yourself a blessed new year !!

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netta1234
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1 Jan 2013 - 9:29 AM

A great image.Happy New Year to you Smile
NettaSmile

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mrswoolybill
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1 Jan 2013 - 9:35 AM

The best so far, and a very cheerful face from the Dark Side.
Moira

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Maiwand
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1 Jan 2013 - 9:40 AM

Great shot Gareth.
Best wishes for a happy and successful New Year.
Ron

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UrbaneMagick
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1 Jan 2013 - 9:46 AM

Thankyou all for you wonderful comments..I hadn;t seen the potential in this one & only processed it last night as a "something to do "project..........amd was pleased with how it came out!

To those it may concern..I hope your hangovers soon clear..it's a bright day down here, wer'e off for a walkabout around Corfe Castle .

Catch up later.

Gareth Smile

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WhiteRose1
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1 Jan 2013 - 9:58 AM

The 'dark side' looking quite bright in that light, Gareth. Beautifully processed.

Dave

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Humblebee
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1 Jan 2013 - 10:01 AM

A first class image Gareth, I love the processing and this is now my favourite of all your images so far. No hangover here, and a gloriously sunny morning. I wish you and yours a Wonderful New Year ... Carol GrinGrinGrinGrin

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UrbaneMagick
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1 Jan 2013 - 10:05 AM

Hi everyone..yikes..thankyou so much for the votes ...and even more so for comments!!

Special thanks to Annette & Carol for the awards..i;'m humbled (or humblebeed).

GarethSmile

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fazzer
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1 Jan 2013 - 10:09 AM

Hey happy new year Gareth,a very strong portrait enhanced by the processing and dirt....have a great day Smile

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Tibetan
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1 Jan 2013 - 10:18 AM

Negative, positive!Ying and yang, hot and cold, light and dark, so there has to be a dark side, but! not always bad! the dark can shield you from your enemies, or the heat of the sun, good photo mate to start the new year!and an honorable award, well done, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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1 Jan 2013 - 10:30 AM

Like this loads Gareth great detail on the fur Smile

Rod

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1 Jan 2013 - 11:03 AM

Fabulous portrait, Gareth.

P.

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rayme330
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1 Jan 2013 - 4:28 PM

Wonderful detail in this great characters portrait, Gareth.

Ray

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1 Jan 2013 - 4:35 PM

A quite extraordinary character study Gareth, wonderful detail within.

Regards Nathan Grin

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1 Jan 2013 - 5:03 PM

Hey Gareth, as always thanks for your comments and critics. This is amazing love the lights and the way you have presented. I am in dilemma whether you have done some HDR or not.

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1 Jan 2013 - 5:09 PM

Hi Astyag.
I've used the topaz adjust hdr & tweaked around from there...not the most natural of finishes, but quite like the effect.

Thankyou for the votes everyone, & thankyou forall the comments.

I'm in the process of catching up with everyone as I type.

Gareth Smile

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1 Jan 2013 - 6:04 PM

Excellent portrait Gareth,Happy New Year to you..Lin

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1 Jan 2013 - 6:19 PM

Caught at just the right time to make a splendid portrait. Long may the pagans survive and prosper.

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1 Jan 2013 - 6:22 PM

Superb portrait Gareth
Jim

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meniko
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1 Jan 2013 - 7:34 PM

it doesnt came up only okay -
it came up really fantastic!!!
Great work you did here , Gareth
meniko
Wish you a year full of creativity , joy and fun with your camera

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2 Jan 2013 - 6:32 PM

Thankyou everyone for the votes & or comments on this..very much appreciated.

Especially pleased to hit the magic "30" votes, as in hnesty, I aim for 20 .... hitting 30 is usually aiming to high..so..thankyou Smile

GarethSmile

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8 Jan 2013 - 12:30 PM

this is one of my favourites, I prefer it to the mono - I love the colour and the glow from the morning sunrise

AVA

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8 Jan 2013 - 5:05 PM

Thankyou Ava, I also prefer the colour version, my favouties are this ,the guy at the hele stone with the cap & Chris (the little guy ) with the cloth cap chap behind him (MICK).

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