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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


Tags: Alchemist Robin hood pageant Nottingham castle Portraits and people

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christabella 13 133 1 England
7 Apr 2008 9:32AM
great capture, those hands look spooky

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helenlinda Plus
10 344 22 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2008 9:36AM
Lovely detail
kaybee 13 5.3k 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 11 274 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 I suppose he was playing gladly to an audience of one!

Raindancer 11 20 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2008 10:02AM
Got some great tones in the shot Alley, nice one....

challicew 9 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
11 1.4k 125 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 9 3 England
7 Apr 2008 10:46AM
Tremendous shot,great detail.
AlleyCatz 11 274 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

C_Daniels 12 399 10 England
7 Apr 2008 10:53AM
Flippin ech - what's he making...?

DaveU Plus
11 1.4k 125 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 .....
AlleyCatz 11 274 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!

DaveU Plus
11 1.4k 125 England
7 Apr 2008 11:36AM
Aye, but all your friends will think you've gone bonkers.
AlleyCatz 11 274 6 England
7 Apr 2008 11:45AM
Hmmmm.....Think they had already figured that out quite some time ago Dave! Wink

MickyMc 9 8 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2008 2:18PM
cormy just told me to take a look at this. Really really great, such detail
MalcolmS Plus
11 1.2k 13 England
7 Apr 2008 7:01PM
Good candid Alley

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

POOCHIE 11 21 6 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2008 10:50PM
Wow this is fantastic Ali.

fotodayz 9 179 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 9 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 11 2.3k 9 Wales
17 Apr 2008 5:07AM
Very different what a great image.Plays the part well.
kitsch Plus
11 439 4 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2008 5:11PM
woah!! this is fantastic.. love it to bits
ill be back with my award Smile

AlleyCatz 11 274 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

Vilcens 10 39 3 Latvia
25 Jun 2008 11:43AM
Love this one !


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