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Treebeard's Chair

By CSuk
J.R.R. Tolkien is well known for his epic book, 'Lord Of The Ring's'. In it there was a character called Treebeard, an Ent/Fangorn leader and one of the forest tree's. Before that however, Tolkien wrote a separate book/story about Treebeard alone. I read LOTRings 7 times before I was 15 and I always loved Tolkien's books. Treebeard alway's stuck in my mind. It is because of this that I immediately associated this chair, found at a Sunday market, with Treebeard - though he would'nt be too happy one of his own kind had been killed to make this. Its still a great chair though. It's the only good angle for a shot I could get on it as there was too many distractions surrounding it.

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism Close-up and macro

Voters: prabhusinha, colmar, davey_griffo and 22 more

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prabhusinha 12 5 5 India
24 Nov 2009 3:50AM
It worth a million.

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colmar 13 42 35 Scotland
24 Nov 2009 5:02AM
Grand story and a good image to go along with it thanks for sharing Colin
davey_griffo 11 213 165 England
24 Nov 2009 6:36AM
Very weird.

I don't know why you were worried about the background. It's street photography. You expect some clutter, & there's nothing you can do about it anyway, so it doesn't detract from the image.

I like this, for no reason I can pin down. Though the light helps. It makes a good photo great.
24 Nov 2009 7:21AM
Great image, what a fantastic chair - well taken

mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.1k 2232 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2009 9:26AM
That's extraordinary - beautiful to look at, but I'm trying to imagine sitting in it, and where I would find room for it in a normal house. I suspect that the market is limited...
I like your quirky details.
woolybill1 Plus
13 33 76 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2009 9:52AM
A remarkable piece of furniture. Although the wood is dead there is still life in it: the visible legs are decidedly porcine and look ready to break into some strange dance......
The colour is excellent; as davey_griffo suggests, you are lucky to get such a good angle on it at all. If the clutter really bothers you a partial desaturation of the background might reduce its impact.
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2009 10:29AM
Did you not buy it then???
I adore it tho' living in a back to back in Leeds hard pushed where to put it!!
Costapix 10 2 Spain
24 Nov 2009 3:16PM
thnx for the share Calor ... tell me you got the chair ..? ...! ...
gingerdelight 13 298 11 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2009 7:03PM
Firstly, what a wonderful chair! A real work of art, although I should imagine it is a tad uncomfortable! Secondly, you have captured this shot really well, it shows all the twists and turns of the wood beautifully.
SKETCHER68 12 4 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2009 8:07PM
What a great piece of art work,
nicely captured. S
foggytwo 17 36 1 Scotland
26 Nov 2009 6:23PM
A great description Carlos to go with an excellent capture.
27 Nov 2009 10:49PM
Angles are a problem, for me I found there was reflections everywhere in exhibtion halls etc
helenlinda Plus
13 366 22 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2009 2:28PM
Fascinating chair and interesting write up
Suehh 13 39 6 England
29 Nov 2009 4:21PM
Lovely tones in the chair - interesting info too.
photophantom 12 108 3 Philippines
30 Nov 2009 7:51AM
fascinating chair, we have plenty of chairs like that here in the Philippines, for sale. It came from the dead woods coz by the past typhoons. The furniture artists from all over the provinces that affected by the past typhoons created the fascinating chairs as an alternate source of income.
GMKhamish 12 1 2 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2009 10:48AM
Different and interesting,
MickyMc 12 8 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2009 4:26PM
Very unusual chair, the seat looks like hands, and how interesting to read photophantoms explanation
panda 16 5 1 England
2 Dec 2009 11:49AM
Amazing chair, so intricate, well taken.

Regards Phil
Sean_Dillon 11 2 2 England
2 Dec 2009 12:54PM
Wow what a chair, it deserves a less cluttered background, but an interesting story too.
Mynett 12 142 6 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2009 10:06PM
ha what a chair......

Linda Wink
Scaramanga 12 60 6 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2009 10:25PM
Apparently the guy in charge in that building behind the chair, the bloke who wears a silly wig, nipped out at lunchtime on his way to Greggs(open Sundays nowadays) and now presides over the populace of the shires of Elswick and Byker in Treebeards chair.
Shootme 10 England
4 Dec 2009 8:49PM
Wow! thats some chair, and a good story to go with it, well spotted.


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