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Caer Ibormeith
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Published: November 3, 2015
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Part of a series I am working on.
Self Portrait

In Irish mythology, Caer Ibormeith was a daughter of a Prince of the Tuatha De Dannan.
 Every alternate  Samhain she would change into a swan, in which form she would remain for a year before becoming human again the following Samhain.
She eventually married Aengus of the Tuatha de Dannan, but first he had to pick her out, in swan form, from a group of one hundred and fifty other swans.
 Having chosen correctly, he turned into a swan himself and they flew away, singing beautiful music that put all its listeners asleep for three days and nights
Image size
824x984px 297.47 KB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/128 second
Aperture
F/14.0
Focal Length
50 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Nov 3, 2015, 10:02:02 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Macintosh
Sensor Size
5mm
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Comments (24)
Karolina-Borkowski's avatar
Karolina-Borkowski|Hobbyist General Artist
I am not ok with this not being stock :D 
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fae-photography's avatar
fae-photography|Professional Photographer
my own art is too precious to me to give away.
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LizzyBee2003's avatar
LizzyBee2003|Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crap, I swear on my life I see a wing where her leg should be...
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marphilhearts's avatar
marphilhearts|Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a beautiful story! And I love this piece of art. It makes me think that she's mid transition. Stunning!
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fae-photography's avatar
fae-photography|Professional Photographer
fantastic! that is what i was hoping for :)
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marphilhearts's avatar
marphilhearts|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! You did perfect!
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Villenueve's avatar
Villenueve|Hobbyist General Artist
Superb!
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FabioKeiner's avatar
FabioKeiner|Hobbyist General Artist
and then she discovered being leda and put an egg :))
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fae-photography's avatar
fae-photography|Professional Photographer
you might be getting your mythology mixed up there :)
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DarqueThoughts's avatar
beautiful photograph! nice choice to use a pure black background.
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Pureblackmagik's avatar
Gorgeous!!!!!!
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VagueDreams's avatar
VagueDreams|Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful, i love the light and contrast in this photo. The white dress looks beautiful in this shot as well. I also love the story behind the picture. Very beautiful. Great work. :)
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BobTheRanter|Hobbyist Digital Artist
THAT is a beautiful shot.  Very light and ethereal.  Great movement in the dress and veil.  This is one of those rare one in a million shots! 
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merlynhawk's avatar
merlynhawk|Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic, both the picture and the legend that you chose to go with it. Really beautiful. You do look very swan-like.
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mrcup's avatar
mrcup|Professional Digital Artist
The way the light doesn't quite illuminate your legs makes you look like you're actually transforming.
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strongerdiamonds's avatar
i think this is so deep. i'm really impressed with your self portrait. you always are for me a good composer. keep this way <33
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lightandshadow's avatar
magic as always Jess. More please!
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AlexTextures's avatar
AlexTextures|Hobbyist Photographer
Very beautiful image, great work :)
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VagueDreams's avatar
VagueDreams|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful. :)
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tinythings's avatar
tinythings|Hobbyist General Artist
This is wonderful! <3
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skiesofchaos's avatar
skiesofchaos|Professional Photographer
Such splendid work my friend, your self portraits, along with your most excellent photography, and other creative genius are a muse for many and inspiration for all. :)
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mecengineer's avatar
very beautiful
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FrenchGentleman's avatar
That's a truly beautiful shot, as the legend that inspired you (thanks for mentioning it, by the way). The exposition is perfect, and the way your dress and veil float in the air... Brilliant.

Have a nice day, bye ! :) (Smile) 
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fae-photography's avatar
fae-photography|Professional Photographer
Thank you :rose:
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