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Happy Hobbit Day

By Tynnwrlluniau  
A bit of fun from me today. The 22nd of September is generally accepted as 'Hobbit Day'. Why? Because both Bilbo and Frodo share this birthday. Having 'come out' as a bit of a Tolkien fan I can also reveal that I share the same birthday as the aforementioned halflings Grin In tribute to their creator I put this gaudy compilation together. I took the pic at Dinas Bran outside Llangollen.

Tags: Digitally manipulated Digital art Landscape and travel

Voters: User_Removed, HobbitDave, NeilWigan and 39 more

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User_Removed 14 26 2 United States
22 Sep 2011 11:27PM
Happy Birthday to the 3 of you - a great honor to have this birthday, Alun! Love your picture - truly hobbity, filled with color, adventure, and danger!
22 Sep 2011 11:30PM
You have done this day superb justice, Alun. Love the image and all it contains. Such a lot happening in it! Very well done!
Dave. (AKA Hobbit Dave)
Tynnwrlluniau Plus
13 112 40 Wales
22 Sep 2011 11:35PM
Well that's the EPZ Tolkien Society sorted. Wonder if anyone else will drop by Grin
Thanks, although I need to leave this blending business to others who do it well. Still it's nice to try something different.
zapar40 12 66 5 Wales
22 Sep 2011 11:41PM
nicely done and happy birthday, hope you had a good day.
Daisymaye Plus
14 25 24 Canada
22 Sep 2011 11:49PM
Happy Birthday! A great image, well put together............Sandy
RonnieAG Plus
13 154 119 Scotland
22 Sep 2011 11:56PM
I don't mind dropping by, if you'll have me!Smile, Alun.
I have no idea how you compile the sort of image you have produced in V 1.....quite beyond anything I could attempt, but I can still admire the creativity and work behind it.
Of course you had the benefit of your excellent landscape in V 2 for starters.
A great tribute image if I may say so.
And finally a very happy birthday to you as well.
Regards, Ronnie.
gajewski 18 10 9 United States
23 Sep 2011 12:15AM
Wow -- looks like a lot of work. GREAT composite.
andylea 14 37 1 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2011 12:16AM
love the comp in v2 alun but it's the fantastic work in v1 for me today simply stunning top work Wink
23 Sep 2011 12:18AM
Happy Bithday Smile
Tooth 17 5.8k 227 Ireland
23 Sep 2011 12:18AM
Put me down as a a member. I'm in awe of you now..

Quote:I took the pic at Dinas Bran outside Llangollen

you've seen and photographed a Welsh Nazgul...


Lovely stuff, happy birthday.

BTW the original pic is pretty damn good as well..

pieaddict 15 73 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2011 12:23AM
super image
NeilWigan Plus
12 17 16 England
23 Sep 2011 12:54AM
Sorry i forgot before ,Happy birthday ,in triplicate.Smile
cassiecat 14 39 46 England
23 Sep 2011 6:55AM
love the comp and colours, got to be the original for me.lesley
sherring 15 46 13 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2011 7:39AM
Great image, well put together.

saltireblue Plus
12 13.3k 83 Norway
23 Sep 2011 8:12AM
That's an excellent and fitting image you have compiled, and belated congratulations to your good self!

BillyGoatGruff 15 191 199 England
23 Sep 2011 8:19AM
Top work, Alun!

A very Hobbit Birthday to you!
Have you got to second breakfast yet? Wink

Richsr 15 91 223 England
23 Sep 2011 8:30AM
Hope you have a good day Alun, love the manipulation with this one,
A man of many talants.
Regards Richard
hobbo Plus
11 1.8k 4 England
23 Sep 2011 8:50AM
I must wish you happy Hobbit Birthday with a surname like mine:

Great creation by the way:

Coleslaw 17 13.4k 28 Wales
23 Sep 2011 9:24AM
Happy Belated Birthday, Alun.
annettep38 11 221 43 Luxembourg
23 Sep 2011 1:40PM
Christina sent me a link, but since I haven't had internet for nearly a week, please accept my belated award!
Tynnwrlluniau Plus
13 112 40 Wales
23 Sep 2011 4:12PM
Thanks so much for your birthday wishes and comments and to you Annette for your UA which is really appreciated. I may be 49 but I'm such a big kid!

Quote:you've seen and photographed a Welsh Nazgul...

- Yep and pretty scary they are too! Quite appropriately, the area near to the castle is named, 'World's End' !
Roly 15 Wales
23 Sep 2011 8:29PM
Excellent work Alun and happy birthday to you.
derekhansen 14 210 24 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2011 9:02PM
I see a future in book cover artwork calling Alun.
I am probably way behind but may I congratulate you on your appearance in Digital Photography magazine. Great to see your work in print my friend,
Tynnwrlluniau Plus
13 112 40 Wales
23 Sep 2011 9:11PM
Cheers Derek, much appreciated.

Roly - Many, many thanks for your UA. Really pleased Smile
Chris_C 11 3 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2011 9:37PM
Count me in - awesome!

Happy Birthday Alun!
23 Sep 2011 10:52PM
Love them both Alun you'll be writing in Elfvish next after these stunning LOTR shots. Has Peter Jackson seen these?
BarryC123 14 43 25 Ireland
24 Sep 2011 1:45AM
Hope I'm not to late to join in the birthday wishes.
Speaking as another of EPZ's Tolkien-lovers, I must say I'd not be at all surprised if the Professor hadn't seen this castle and used it as a basis for Weathertop - it certainly looks the part !
dmhuynh72 14 47 3 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2011 10:47AM
Happy birthday Alun, and great manipulation in v1.
Tynnwrlluniau Plus
13 112 40 Wales
24 Sep 2011 11:30AM
Thanks again to Paul, Chris, Barry and Yung Smile
Alan_Coles 16 180 11 Wales
24 Sep 2011 8:20PM
Superb manipulation and belated birthday greetings to you !! Smile
Platchet 15 5 8 Wales
26 Sep 2011 10:51PM
Nice work.Smile

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