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Guys, what can I say, this location was perfection.

Edit: GUYS OH MY GOD. I'm SCREAMING!!! I never, ever, EVER thought this would make the Daily Deviation - in fact, I never thought this was gonna happen in my whole life. And I got so much positive feedback and constructive criticism for it. THANK YOU!!! Seriously, it made me almost cry from happiness. I probably will never get over it, so here is it again: A HUGE THANK YOU TO THE PERSON WHO SUGGESTED THIS PICTURE!!!!
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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 :D 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 =P

I've been thinking in changing this for a wallpaper. Opinions are most wellcome.

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The Hobbit and a bit of Smaug's treasure!

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Figure sculpted by :iconthiagoprovin:

my review: [link]
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June 8, 2010

Gandalf held it up. It looked to be made of pure and solid gold. 'Can you see any markings on
it?' he asked.

'No,' said Frodo. 'There are none. It is quite plain, and it never shows a scratch or sign of wear.'
'Well then, look!' To Frodo's astonishment and distress the wizard threw it suddenly into the
middle of a glowing corner of the fire. Frodo gave a cry and groped for the tongs; but Gandalf held
him back.

'Wait!' he said in a commanding voice, giving Frodo a quick look from under his bristling
brows.

No apparent change came over the ring. After a while Gandalf got up, closed the shutters
outside the window, and drew the curtains. The room became dark and silent, though the clack of
Sam's shears, now nearer to the windows, could still be heard faintly from the garden. For a
moment the wizard stood looking at the fire; then he stooped and removed the ring to the hearth
with the tongs, and at once picked it up. Frodo gasped.
It is quite cool,' said Gandalf. 'Take it!' Frodo received it on his shrinking palm: it seemed to
have become thicker and heavier than ever.

'Hold it up!' said Gandalf. 'And look closely!'
As Frodo did so, he now saw fine lines, finer than the finest pen-strokes, running along the ring,
outside and inside: lines of fire that seemed to form the letters of a flowing script. They shone
piercingly bright, and yet remote, as if out of a great depth.

'I cannot read the fiery letters,' said Frodo in a quavering voice.
'No,' said Gandalf, 'but I can. The letters are Elvish, of an ancient mode, but the language is that
of Mordor, which I will not utter here. But this in the Common Tongue is what is said, close
enough:

One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.

--

My first picture with my new macro lens : Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 USM. I hope you like it!

The text was from "The Fellowship of the Ring" by J.R.R Tolkien. Chapter 2; The Shadow of the Past.

If you wonder where I got the Ring it was something I got when I bought the limited edition of Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria.

© Kasper Gustavsson
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This photo features a full size replica of a High Elven Warrior's helm and sword, both made by United Cutlery.


"This is from the Allegiance of Elves and Men as they fought Sauron and his orcs in the plains of Golgoroth.
The prologue Elves are in the springtime of their years, so we tried to capture a motiff, a colour, a pallette of spring. The subtle greens, the succulent plant and vine work. This is a race that's come into the world. A race that's in the strengths of it's time. It's got the insignia of Gil-Galad on the nose bar of the helmet"

-Richard Taylor, WETA

Both seen in the Fellowship prologue battle.
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Stained glass window located in Unitarian Universalist Church in Peoria, IL, USA.
Canon EOS Rebel XT w/ Tamron zoom lens
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I just transferred the photos from my camera to my computer and thought this might be interesting for some:

Snapshots of the big Smaug sculpture they'd built for the European premiere here in Berlin. They kept it over the holidays as part of the Christmas decoration. It is gone now, and since I quite miss old Smaug, I made this little tribute, though I'm indeed no great photographer. The upper-left picture is from the actual premiere. Soon after that the camera battery gave up and I was frustrated. To destroy any possible illusions: the wind-blown gnome on the upper-right picture is me.

To see full size, click twice.

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Back in my photography unit in high school I took a picture of a stained glass window I rather liked, then started experimenting with the different acids and toners to give it that blue tone.
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A beautiful stained glass window inside the caste of Fontainebleau.
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