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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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7 Apr 2008 9:32AM
great capture, those hands look spooky

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helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2008 9:36AM
Lovely detail
kaybee Plus
13 5.5k 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 Plus
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!

7 Apr 2008 10:02AM
Got some great tones in the shot Alley, nice one....

7 Apr 2008 10:04AM
A fantastic capture, incredibly good detail
MrsS Plus
11 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 Plus
10 3 England
7 Apr 2008 10:46AM
Tremendous shot,great detail.
AlleyCatz Plus
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 Plus
13 399 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 Plus
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 Plus
11 274 6 England
7 Apr 2008 11:45AM
Hmmmm.....Think they had already figured that out quite some time ago Dave! Wink

7 Apr 2008 2:18PM
cormy just told me to take a look at this. Really really great, such detail
MalcolmS Plus
12 1.2k 13 England
7 Apr 2008 7:01PM
Good candid Alley

Like this alot - nicely done

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!
lonely_oryx Plus
10 61 55 England
12 Apr 2008 10:51AM
Excellent image - I seemed to have missed it earlier
Milla Plus
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 Plus
11 2.3k 9 Wales
17 Apr 2008 5:07AM
Very different what a great image.Plays the part well.
kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2008 5:11PM
woah!! this is fantastic.. love it to bits
ill be back with my award Smile

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


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