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The Alchemist

By AlleyCatz
Good morning all……We had snow over night but it has all melted now Sad


I took this shot when I went to a Robin Hood pageant at Nottingham Castle. This chap was in the role of an Alchemist and I thought he really looked and played the part. I really liked all his trinkets and paraphernalia. The conditions were not that good and I just managed to stay under the edge of the tent he was in as it was absolutely chucking it down with rain…and grab a few shots. At least the downpour cleared the crowds and I did not get jostled around for a minute or two!


Thanks for stopping by Smile

C&C welcome

Large is probably better


~Alley~

Tags: Alchemist Robin hood pageant Nottingham castle Portraits and people

Voters: christabella, helenlinda, kaybee and 40 more

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Comments


christabella 12 133 1 England
7 Apr 2008 9:32AM
great capture, those hands look spooky
Christine

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helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2008 9:36AM
Excellent.
Lovely detail
Helen
kaybee 12 4.8k 25 Scotland
7 Apr 2008 9:37AM
I took shots of him years ago.................again in the pouring rain
He really got into the character and was shouting at the photographers to stop stealing his soul
AlleyCatz 10 274 6 England
7 Apr 2008 10:01AM
Thanks for your time...


Quote:and was shouting at the photographers to stop stealing his soul

He did not shout at me....I was the only idiot left standing in the pouring rain....so I suppose he was playing gladly to an audience of one!


~Alley~
Raindancer 10 20 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2008 10:02AM
Got some great tones in the shot Alley, nice one....

Rog
challicew 8 1 1 South Africa
7 Apr 2008 10:04AM
A fantastic capture, incredibly good detail
MrsS 10 4.5k 18 England
7 Apr 2008 10:25AM
What a super shot, Alley Smile

Off to catch-up with your pf, now Wink

F xx
DaveU Plus
10 1.3k 123 England
7 Apr 2008 10:43AM
A pleasing image Alley. He certainly looks the part, Catweasle springs to mind. All those background objects really add interest to the shot.
Cormy 8 3 England
7 Apr 2008 10:46AM
Tremendous shot,great detail.
Cheers
Alan
AlleyCatz 10 274 6 England
7 Apr 2008 10:51AM

Quote: Catweasle springs to mind


Dave.... I had completely forgotten about catweasle!!

Are we showing our age?


Thanks again folks Smile


~Alley~
C_Daniels 11 399 10 England
7 Apr 2008 10:53AM
Flippin ech - what's he making...?

Smile
DaveU Plus
10 1.3k 123 England
7 Apr 2008 11:17AM
We are Alley ... most EPZ'ers have probably never heard of the guy. Just googled for him and first shown in 1970 apparently.

Lol, have a look at .....

http://www.catweazlefanclub.co.uk/
AlleyCatz 10 274 6 England
7 Apr 2008 11:29AM
LMAO Dave!

That site is so funny....

If you join the fan club you get a keyring with "Brother or sister in magic" on it!

~Alley~
DaveU Plus
10 1.3k 123 England
7 Apr 2008 11:36AM
Aye, but all your friends will think you've gone bonkers.
AlleyCatz 10 274 6 England
7 Apr 2008 11:45AM
Hmmmm.....Think they had already figured that out quite some time ago Dave! Wink


~Alley~
MickyMc 8 8 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2008 2:18PM
cormy just told me to take a look at this. Really really great, such detail
Mavis
MalcolmS Plus
11 1.2k 13 England
7 Apr 2008 7:01PM
Good candid Alley

Malcolm
7 Apr 2008 7:30PM
Like this alot - nicely done

Alan
POOCHIE 10 21 6 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2008 10:50PM
Wow this is fantastic Ali.

Pooch.
fotodayz 8 179 1 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2008 11:16PM
wow isnt he - fab portrait!
12 Apr 2008 10:51AM
Excellent image - I seemed to have missed it earlier
Milla 8 7 2 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2008 3:36AM
Just came across this one, it's so great! Everything about this shot is brilliant, love the stark and sharp treatment, composition, style, the attitude n' all.
Excellent work.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
17 Apr 2008 5:07AM
Very different what a great image.Plays the part well.
Tom.
kitsch 10 439 4 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2008 5:11PM
woah!! this is fantastic.. love it to bits
ill be back with my award Smile

Jo
AlleyCatz 10 274 6 England
18 Apr 2008 5:14PM
Thanks Jo.....thats made my day.

I am pleased as I really like this image.

Thanks again Smile


~Alley~
Vilcens 9 39 3 Latvia
25 Jun 2008 11:43AM
Love this one !

Vilcens

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