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Thoughts of Erebor

By Sezz    
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

Tags: East sussex Herstmonceux castle Medieval festival Portraits and people South east The Hobbit

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TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
8 Jan 2013 3:22PM
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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Very nice.....
Meheecho 5 275 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 3:40PM
Super image, great colour and detail
LesF 11 182 9
8 Jan 2013 4:26PM
Defo a hobbit reminder Sarah

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 5:00PM
Very Tolkien!
8 Jan 2013 6:24PM
Smashing colours in this image Sarah, you have a Hobbit of taking this type of image Smile

John Smile
JJGEE 13 7.2k 18 England
8 Jan 2013 8:27PM
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.
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 8:41PM
Probably thinking, who's going to give me a top upWink

Suehh 11 39 6 England
8 Jan 2013 8:50PM
Such a great capture Sarah
DeSilver Plus
10 14 12 England
9 Jan 2013 8:34AM
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.

Sezz 13 617 15 England
9 Jan 2013 9:59AM
Thank you everyone for your time and kind comments, always appreciated! Smile

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

RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2013 8:26PM
Very apt and a super image, Sarah.

dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2013 12:53AM
yes definitely looks like the Hobbit from LOTR.
Fine capture as usual.
oll1e Plus
11 57 2 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 4:15PM
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
Sezz 13 617 15 England
19 Jan 2013 11:04AM
Thank you very much everyone Smile

Sarah x
tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 7:36PM
Wonderful lighting. Full of character.

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