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Sign of the Pagan : The Stag Lord : The Stonehenge Winter Solstice Series .

By UrbaneMagick
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


Tags: Stonehenge Witchcraft Solstice Druids Winter solstice Portraits and people Paganism Pagans Photo journalismwitches

Voters: ShotfromaCanon, annettep38, Badgerfred and 30 more

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

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annettep38 Plus
8 219 42 Costa Rica
1 Jan 2013 12:25AM
excellent processing.
I like this one very much Smile
UrbaneMagick 7 172 1 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2013 12:33AM
Thankyou.. only just found this one amongst others already processed..done a little of work..and it came up ok really Smile
UrbaneMagick 7 172 1 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2013 12:34AM
oooOOOOOOooooohhhhh...Annette....thankyou so much for the award...........yikes..humbled..thankyou Smile
1 Jan 2013 12:42AM
Like the detail captured Gareth, super image,
Hermanus 7 4 South Africa
1 Jan 2013 4:11AM
A great photo ! Have yourself a blessed new year !!
netta1234 7 382 2 Wales
1 Jan 2013 9:29AM
A great image.Happy New Year to you Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.6k 2080 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2013 9:35AM
The best so far, and a very cheerful face from the Dark Side.
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
1 Jan 2013 9:40AM
Great shot Gareth.
Best wishes for a happy and successful New Year.
UrbaneMagick 7 172 1 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2013 9:46AM
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's a bright day down here, wer'e off for a walkabout around Corfe Castle .

Catch up later.

Gareth Smile
Jasper87 Plus
9 2.3k 157 England
1 Jan 2013 9:58AM
The 'dark side' looking quite bright in that light, Gareth. Beautifully processed.

Humblebee 7 1 England
1 Jan 2013 10:01AM
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
UrbaneMagick 7 172 1 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2013 10:05AM
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).

fazzer 10 54 7 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2013 10:09AM
Hey happy new year Gareth,a very strong portrait enhanced by the processing and dirt....have a great day Smile
Tibetan 7 3 England
1 Jan 2013 10:18AM
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
widtink 7 406 2 Scotland
1 Jan 2013 10:30AM
Like this loads Gareth great detail on the fur Smile

Philip_H 7 12 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2013 11:03AM
Fabulous portrait, Gareth.

rayme330 7 17 1 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2013 4:28PM
Wonderful detail in this great characters portrait, Gareth.

9 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2013 4:35PM
A quite extraordinary character study Gareth, wonderful detail within.

Regards Nathan Grin
astyag 12 12
1 Jan 2013 5:03PM
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.
UrbaneMagick 7 172 1 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2013 5:09PM
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
1 Jan 2013 6:04PM
Excellent portrait Gareth,Happy New Year to you..Lin
cameraman 16 227 1 England
1 Jan 2013 6:19PM
Caught at just the right time to make a splendid portrait. Long may the pagans survive and prosper.
canonfan 9 7 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2013 6:22PM
Superb portrait Gareth
meniko 8 Cyprus
1 Jan 2013 7:34PM
it doesnt came up only okay -
it came up really fantastic!!!
Great work you did here , Gareth
Wish you a year full of creativity , joy and fun with your camera
UrbaneMagick 7 172 1 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2013 6:32PM
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 Smile

avacreates 8 448 1 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 12:30PM
this is one of my favourites, I prefer it to the mono - I love the colour and the glow from the morning sunrise

UrbaneMagick 7 172 1 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 5:05PM
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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