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Stag Lord Taloch : Winter Solstice , Stonehenge 2012.

By UrbaneMagick
I slept at Stonehenge last night in the car & have taken a series of shots at the Winter Solstice celebrations at daybreak this morning.

The guy in the antlers is "stag lord" Taloch of the Dolmen Grove Pagan group.

Taloch is also lead singer of the Pagn folk rock band "The Dolmen."

As yo can imagine, there were a variety of characters present, pagans, warlocks, witches & druids, but a very nice, warm & welcoming group of people.


Tags: Photo journalism Stonehenge Solstice Witches Druids Winter solstice Portraits and people Solstice 2012 Pagans

Voters: NDODS, mrswoolybill, rayme330 and 20 more


9 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2012 11:59AM
What a wonderful thing to experience and to document...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.6k 2079 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2012 12:21PM
Clear-eyed and optimistic.
And in real life he is probably a Civil Servant or a dentist or a postman...
It would be a dull world without him.
UrbaneMagick 7 172 1 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2012 12:23PM
Hi Moira,
strangely enough, he is an old friend of mine.
He's actually a full time band member lead singer of the Dolmen band..they are quite successful, especially in Germany .
rayme330 7 17 1 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2012 12:25PM
Well your persistence has certainly paid off, Gareth, great shot, marvellous detail.

fificat100 8 5 2 Scotland
21 Dec 2012 12:35PM
Interesting. Very well captured. Lovely clean detail and happy expressions.

Jasper87 Plus
9 2.2k 157 England
21 Dec 2012 12:50PM
Beautifully captured, Gareth. Listening to 'A Fisherman's Song' as I type, and will now have to check out more on You Tube.

UrbaneMagick 7 172 1 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2012 1:15PM
Hi Dave/......Fishermans Song is a bit special!!
fazzer 10 54 7 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2012 7:57PM
looks like a fun couple,lovely bit of morning light and a great choice of F-stop,i bet the place was full of characters
jeremy Smile
Humblebee 7 1 England
21 Dec 2012 9:37PM
A super shot Gareth, beautiful morning light enhancing these two attractive souls - have spent a few hours resting at Stonehenge and watched the sun rise and it is a magical experience, probably more so at the solstice ... Carol GrinGrinGrin
UrbaneMagick 7 172 1 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2012 10:49PM
Hi Carol,
thanks to Arthur Pendragon( you may have sen him on the news today..I have photos if him & his druid "warband" to follow), on the Solstice days, you are now allowed free acces within the opposed to having to pay to see them from the outside.
It is a n ice experience, though we slept in the car overnight..very uncomfortable & wee up at 5.45 a.m as the pagans had started their druming & chanting by then !!

Hope your'e good Carol?

Gareth Smile
HELANA 9 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 8:40AM
Grate capture in a very special morning light Gareth, By looking at this shot,it must to have been a lot of other charecters too.nice image.
UrbaneMagick 7 172 1 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 1:32PM
Hi Helana,

it was full of characters, & everyone of them friendly....which made it really Smile
Tibetan 7 3 England
22 Dec 2012 3:43PM
I saw it on the tele quite a good show it looked good fun, well taken photo Gareth, nice clear shot, like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
UrbaneMagick 7 172 1 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2012 3:52PM
Hey Leon,
the chap in the antlers here is the same one you saw on hte news.
Also, the interview with King Arthur aout the solstice and end of days...I'll e posting photos of him through the week.
annettep38 Plus
8 219 42 Costa Rica
23 Dec 2012 7:57AM
What an excellent portrait
How strange everybody noticed The Lord but no one the lady... And it was her hat I noticed fist.. Use dead crow the Christmas decoration and the wide smile were such a great combination. I think I have to search on YouTube now.
UrbaneMagick 7 172 1 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2012 9:11AM
Hi Annette,
I have a link on my other solstice upload.
Thankyou for the comments & votes Smile
carper123 Plus
7 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2012 7:09PM
And another quite superb image, Gareth, luv the colours and fantastic detail.
Nice one.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
UrbaneMagick 7 172 1 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2012 7:13PM
was a cheeky snap actually DFarryl...the gril was posing with "Taloch" for her boyfriend to take a photo..I was in the stones & able to take this :-p
tom67 12 1 England
23 Jan 2013 4:57PM
I haven't gone through this in any particular order, the photos are superb, the subject matter is very interesting to have done very well...thanks for sharing these images...excellentSmile
UrbaneMagick 7 172 1 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2013 5:05PM
Thankyou Tom, I really appreciate your votes ..and even more so your comment.
I'm glad the subject matter is of interest to you & that you have enjoyed the means a lot to me as I have enjoyed taking this series so much!!

I will have another set forthcoming after the Spring Equinox in March.

Gareth Smile

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