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Happy New Year to everyone! Nothing new to upload but after seeing 'The Hobbit' last week, it reminded me of an image I took at last years Medieval Festival at Herstmonceaux Castle, Dwarves and long beards etc Wink Was a great film by the way, can't wait for part two!

Erebor became the home of the Folk of Durin, a clan of Dwarves known as the Longbeards, after they were driven from their ancestral home of Khazad-dm. In the latter days of the Third Age, this Kingdom Under the Mountain held one of the largest dwarven treasure hoards in Middle-earth. The mountain was aptly named, as it stood hundreds of miles from the nearest mountain range. Tolkien's map shown in The Hobbit depicts the mountain as having six ridges stretching out from a central peak that was snowcapped well into Spring. The whole mountain was perhaps ten miles in diameter, with Dale, a town of Men, built between the two southern spurs.

Few escaped the fire of the Dragon Smaug when he fell with death and ruin upon the Dwarf realm of Erebor beneath the Lonely Mountain. Even fewer expected to find King Thror or his son Thrain among the survivors, but against all hope the Longbeards had escaped the sack of the city by way of a secret passage.
Centuries later, the precious key to this back door to the mountain kingdom would find its way into the hands of Thorin Oakenshield, grandson of Thror and the heir to Erebor, and with it, hope of restoring his thone.

Song of the Lonely Mountain

Thanks for your time and as always, your thoughts/comments are very welcome!
Regards - Sarah J x

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:sigma 70-300mm APO DG MACRO
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Thoughts of Erebor
Username:Sezz Sezz
Uploaded:8 Jan 2013 - 3:05 PM
Tags:East sussex, Herstmonceux castle, Medieval festival, Portraits / people, South east, The Hobbit
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Group Event:Herstmonceux Medieval Festival

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 3:22 PM

A wonderful capture of this whiskery chap, Sarah Smile As with 'Lord of the Rings', think I'll wait until it comes out on DVD! Wink
Love the song too...Smile
Trev Smile

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amarmishra1910

Very nice.....

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Meheecho
Meheecho  1275 forum posts United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 - 3:40 PM

Super image, great colour and detail
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LesF
LesF e2 Member 7176 forum postsLesF vcard 8 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 4:26 PM

Defo a hobbit reminder Sarah

LesF

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mrswoolybill
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8 Jan 2013 - 5:00 PM

Very Tolkien!
Moira

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 6:24 PM

Smashing colours in this image Sarah, you have a Hobbit of taking this type of image Smile

John Smile

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JJGEE
JJGEE  96303 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 8:27 PM

I have been reading an essay on Colour Harmonies and this illustrates one of the concepts very well ... Warm Colour Harmony

This guy was quite a character and you appear to have caught him perfectly just as he had "dozed" after a swig too many from his mug ! !

In reality he was a story teller so probably just deep in thought in this shot.

Last Modified By JJGEE at 8 Jan 2013 - 8:29 PM

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95916 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 8:41 PM

Probably thinking, who's going to give me a top upWink

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Suehh
Suehh e2 Member 739 forum postsSuehh vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 8:50 PM

Such a great capture Sarah

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DeSilver
DeSilver e2 Member 7DeSilver vcard England11 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 8:34 AM

Wonderful image. As well as being a Medieval type image it also reminds me of a biblical scene. Shepard's arriving at the stable. I don't know why as I'n not a particularly religious person.


David.

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Sezz
Sezz  9617 forum posts England15 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 9:59 AM

Thank you everyone for your time and kind comments, always appreciated! Smile

Sarah x

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JohnChambersPhotography

The light is fantastic brings all the colours to life, seems hobbit like to me very in at the moment. nice one

John

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RockArea
RockArea e2 Member 8RockArea vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 8:26 PM

Very apt and a super image, Sarah.

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2013 - 12:53 AM

yes definitely looks like the Hobbit from LOTR.
Fine capture as usual.
regards
Yung

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oll1e
oll1e e2 Member 757 forum postsoll1e vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2013 - 4:15 PM

just been watching a program about the filming of this Sarah ,looks like it should be good if not great .
This guy def looks the part ,wonderful warm coloursWink

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Sezz
Sezz  9617 forum posts England15 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 11:04 AM

Thank you very much everyone Smile

Sarah x

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tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2013 - 7:36 PM

Wonderful lighting. Full of character.

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