J.R.R. Tolkien and his wife Edith Mary Tolkien Everyone had left some precious things of their own: flowers, jevellery, books, notes... even rings (that pink ball head is mine, did it my self and it hanged on my purse couple years until it found a new peaceful home in this cemetery).
Wolvercote Cemetery in Oxford, England Photo by
After visiting there in spring 2012 I had an inspiration. Compare if you want [link]
This is the second version of the photo. I used some comments i received from the photo and made it better. I already posted it on another photography page and i've received many great comments on this version. The staff has more details visible. in the older version it was too dark on the lower section and too bright at the edges. Now it's much more balanced. Illumination on the books seems better too. There are no more over exposed brightness. The light is much more balanced over the books as well. The composition is much batter also. In the previous version there were too many "writings" in the photo and it would distract people from the main theme of the photo: the staff. I also used an advice i got, as i had a red and blue book in the previous photo, i was told to insert a green book to the picture and therefore unify the 3 main colous (Red, Green, Blue - RGB)
Used some old books i had around plus the description sheets that came with Saruman's Staff and the Anduril sword. The books are most in french or portuguese. Sorry about that No old english books. Only one about Edgar Allan Poe, but that one isn't old. You can see it on the picture. It's the green book on the upper-center spot.
And yes, the staff is real. It's hung on my wall
I've been thinking in changing this for a wallpaper. Opinions are most wellcome.
Myself as Lady Aragorn Camilla as Lady Legolas Christina as Lady Gimli
Just a few photos from the day, I'm doing a proper photoshoot soon.
Also let me stress that the bow is a LARP bow, the draw weight is very low around 20lb. The bow itself is fibreglass so its very durable and drawing the bow back again take after take was not stressing the bow. The tip of the arrow is foam and the arrow shaft is a very light pine. She never drew the bow directly at the photographer but past them. We treated the bow with much caution, we are not stupid. We also carried a un-stringer with us so we could un-string it while traveling and if MCM security had a problem with it. The feather fletching will not slice her fingers if she slipped (even though she gripped the end of the arrow head tightly) the feathers I used were quill feathers and very soft.