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January 31, 2015
Pestilence by Autonoe
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Pestilence

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I've been reading a lot of books involving the Plague as part of the plot,
one involving a noble teenage girl in the 1300's that runs away to London in
the beginnings of its spread, so I guess that is where this image came from.

I'm feeling a bit out of practice, it's been too long :(

Thanks for looking!

Model | Purchased depositphotos.com/4897966/stoc…
Veil is my own photo
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blood Brushes | KeReN-R  worker1
Image details
Image size
1286x1650px 1.25 MB
Make
Hasselblad
Model
Hasselblad H3DII-39
Shutter Speed
1/250 second
Aperture
F/16.0
Focal Length
210 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Nov 28, 2010, 6:18:14 PM
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salomnsm's avatar
Wow, very beautiful!! 
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thewrabbithole's avatar
Whoa this is so eerie... I almost can't decide if it's a picture or a painting... You've struck a happy medium it seems ^ ^

Composition wise, I'm really digging the multiple frames going on here!  Colors are perfectly balanced and even the repetition of black blood gives it a lovely unity.

Well done!!
PaMonk's avatar
Congratulations on the DD.:D
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Love-and-Blades's avatar
This freaks me out so much. Amazing work!
Finding-The-Sun's avatar
This is a beautiful work. Perfectly ethereal and creepy. If would like a more fantastical spin on the plague, you should check out "The Devil's Diadem" by Sara Douglass. It's an amazing book. 
angelinad9's avatar
Same as nicktapp1966

Beautiful and thought provoking. You are drawn to the eyes.

Fractaldragon's avatar
Beautiful and disturbing! Congrats on the DD!
sRahabin's avatar
Elisabeth Báthory ,in their eyes I see the price for eternal life, very intensive
bloomyuki's avatar
this is nice Heart 
IndigoSummerr's avatar
Congratulations on the DD :clap:
Have a nice day! :swoon: by PunkyB
SilvieTepes's avatar
Yay for the DD! Congrats! :dance:
Lintu47's avatar
Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :love: by CookiemagiK
MBHenriksen's avatar
Congrats on the DD - such an amazing piece!
Bathoriya's avatar
I like contrasts in this artwork. 
Tell me please, what is the name of the book inspired you? It seems very interesting to me)
Autonoe's avatar
Thank you for the kind comment :)

The book I referenced is called  "Pestilence: A Medieval Tale of Plague" by Jeani Rector

Another one I really liked is "Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague" by Geraldine Brooks.
It is very beautifully written.

If you like medieval fiction as much as I do, anything by Karen Maitland is also a good read. :D
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