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TZP: Returning to Lon Lon Ranch by Adella TZP: Returning to Lon Lon Ranch by Adella
Even though the ranch was isolated for those who lived there, it was in the perfect location for Link whenever he felt the calling of a warm meal and a good song.

The Zelda Project is a Los Angeles, CA based group of friends who seek to bring to life the characters, settings, and overall feel of Ocarina of Time through photography and film. Our ultimate goal is to create the characters as they would appear in reality to the best of our abilities, placing them in beautiful sceneries true to their Hyrulean counterparts, and creating elaborate photosets, as well as a film short (coming soon! Stay tuned for our Kickstarter project!).

Link Model: Anthony "Lune"
Epona Model: Big John
Costume: Made by Sarah Quillian Adella
Photography: IndigoVerse Indigo76
Matte Painting: Mickael Forrett
Makeup/Special FX: Chase Birdsong
Leatherworking: Ben Wallace, Me
Sword/Shield/Sheath: Aaron Granofsky
Navi Effects: Julia Starr night-fate
Lighting Assistant: Marcus Eddings
Assistant Camera: Julia Starr
Horse Trainer: Dawn Stafford (Stafford Ranch & Stables)
Horse Owner: Jerry Rudolph
Horse Wrangler: John Sedano
On-Site Vet Tech: Marcus Eddings
Horse Make-up: Marcus Eddings
Storyboarding: Sofia Alexander Elenath

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The boots, gloves, and belts are all real leather. The sword and shield are made with a number of different materials including high density foam, fiberglass, and resin. The matte painting of the ranch was a beautiful job done by Mickael Forrett to bring Lon Lon into reality. Epona also is wearing make-up. Big John didn't have the dark spots on his legs, so we painted them with horse show touch up paint to give his legs that gradient effect. Stay tuned for our BTS video for more about the ranch shoot!

Lon Lon Ranch was my favorite place to go when I played Ocarina of Time. Throughout the years as the game held up to it's replay value, it still was where I liked to take Link to hang around. Something about it held a really warm and special place in my heart, and I imagined that despite it's isolation, it's central location in Hyrule Field made it a perfect place for Link to stop and eat, hang out, and sleep in a cozy bed.

This cosplay photo was a huge combined group effort that was a labor of love by friends and fans of the Legend of Zelda series. Combining all aspects of art from photography to matte painting, we wanted to bring the Legend of Zelda to life as best we could in a final presentation. So far this has been incredibly rewarding, and we hope that those of you who view our work are brought a little bit more into the world of Hyrule through our art.

A special thanks to everyone who has helped us get this far! Without all of your support and kindness we wouldn't have been able to make this happen. We only hope that with what we produce, a smile is put on your face!

Related Images:

TZP: Malon in the Pasture by Adella TZP: Link and Malon by Adella TZP: Link Malon Epona and Cuccos by Adella TZP: Link and Malon observe Death Mountain by Adella TZP: Malon Singing by Adella TZP: Link Rides Epona Into the Sunset by AdellaTZP: Goodbye Epona by Adella
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TZP: Returning to Lon Lon Ranch by *Adella ( Suggested by Koukounut and Featured by pullingcandy )
JohnK222 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2018
:wow: Wowzer! No wonder you got that DD! This is awesome! :-)
Jenny1990ey Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018
Mes 20 photos intimes et 1 vidéo ici kayfuyte!
Spirit-Lover-Forever Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I can't tell if that's a real horse, or it's art
Adella Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2018
It's real! :D
JZLobo Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
FantasyFeathers Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
O-O :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:
majid143R Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Professional Photographer
i like it
meuame Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2016
Nailed it :D
iDunnEvenKno Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2016
Sometime I wish our would resembled theirs. No, not even sometimes - ALL the time.
BvanT Featured By Owner Edited Oct 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is such an awesome project!
KiranSahani Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
Breath-taking. Awesome work!!! Keep it up, pal
jhroberts Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
can we get a 1920 x 1080 of this ?
mompop26isback Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
I, as well, always thought Lon Lon Ranch was a very welcoming place. But, I think Kakariko Village is my favorite place for Link to hang out, enjoy a warm meal, and find a cozy place to sleep. Lon Lon Ranch was an amazing place, though, no doubt about that. 
Gardusanctuair Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
nice very nice
AlexRose1214 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
of all the lame adaptations why hasn't this been a huge Hollywood movie?
probably because link never talked :/
but still. cool pic, my new background
HHorseLover96 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, good job
Derf0007 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Professional Filmographer
This is awesome!
TheInfiniteGlow Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Student General Artist
These are amazing! 
roiikkata Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol its hyrule field
yamamoto87 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student Artist
hi there,

your photos are so awesome.
this one inspired me for a picture in my school project.
feel free to check it out ;)

keep on doing.

Mega-Matt-X Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Where am I, is this heaven? Awesome pic.
LazyAppleLane Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
This wonderful!!!
Phramer Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This photo almost brought a tear to my eye for a couple reasons. Number one being when me and my older brother first started bonding instead of fighting. Video games was a big part of us spending time together, and we both really got into orcarina of time at that time. Second being I used to have a horse that look just like that. His name was Thor, and he was my best friend for years until he died. I know you didn't have any of that in mind when you made it but all the same thank you. Thank you so much.
Mochi-Neko Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
watch out for the cucoos! :D
G-4b Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
I had reached my wits end I cant believe how much this exceeded expectations my success was effortless just wanted to share the wealth
HardcorePrison Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I had reached the end of the line this would really interest you im headed straight to the top dont hesitate trying this out
fhealer Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Local Mom lost 57 pound in a week
guillepo Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
you look like you lost weight in this video
WoIfshead Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
no regrets after doing this venture
MechaHerc Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
I am my own boss try it out for yourself
theinvisiblegurl Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013   Interface Designer
Found interesting opportunity
therealpongo Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm listening to this while looking at these pictures [link]
KathinaGallery Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!!!! Just speechless this is AMAZING!! You deserve the Daily Deviation Congrats!! :dance: :)
231Rich Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Lon Lon Ranch holds a special place in my heart, especially considering I grew up on a rural farm. So Lon Lon Ranch felt like another home to me, I even wished it to be my real home when I was young, what you've done over at the Zelda project has only made that dream seem more possible. Thank you so much, if there's any way I could help your project, I'm more than willing to help.
CrimsonDreamer14 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love all the zelda project pictures!
Mengtastic Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Gawd, even the bushes on the ground and the tree next to the ranch looks so realistic! Arghhwjdfskjdfn -implodes- Its so much to take in!
kuroneko908 Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
TimberSlashWolf Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love you,Epona!!!Great job!!
AtlasMaximus Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
My new wallpaper!!!!!
Lightwind9 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
This is... perfect! Looks like the video game became reality. You guys are amazing!
trippingbillies Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Well... my Zelda 3DS doesn't seem all that impressive anymore.
N-vi Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Fantastic picture ! I love it..
My new wallpaper ;)
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