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Into The Shire by MikeShawPhotography Into The Shire by MikeShawPhotography

Into The Shireby MikeShawPhotography

Photography / Urban & Rural / Country Life©2010-2014 MikeShawPhotography
A cold dreary start to the day became so much more when the sun started to warm up the sky through the low lying mist. A small makeshift bridge covering a crack in the earth on a local farm.

This place is magical, it feels like a shire from Lord Of The Rings when you walk around here.

Copyright of Mike Shaw 2010, please do not alter or use without first asking permission.

Thank you for any comments favs etc, its always appreciated :)
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Critique by Cathedral-Of-Flames Dec 10, 2010, 11:13:26 AM
What an interesting title for such an interest photograph that has a fantasy touch to it. The blurred distance gives the photo a dream-like feel, as the artist said "a lord of the rings feel"; I feel like I can walk right into the scene. The title, to me, seems to be referring to the crack in the earth where water seeps from beneath the plowed field in front of it. The water giving nutrients to the roots(veins) of whatever is grown or is to be grown here. I find the solitary tree invigorating in it's own sort of way, between an open plow of land and a quiet "steam", telling me "there is something there, just look for it". The sky really catches my attention, all the colors blending together like a strawberry and banana smoothie. All in all, this photograph was mind-blowing, one I would recommend to anyone and everyone.
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tuliipiie Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my gosh... this is exactly how i imagine the Shire :heart:
this is breathtaking :faint:
MikeShawPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
Thank you :)
Dygera Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thats so beautiful^^
zootnik Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
I like this one a lot...very artisitic...could easily be a water color
EYELIGHTZONE Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
great composition and colors once again !
Mishelangello Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
Very beautiful!:iconomgsocuteplz: :iconclapplz:
owensangel10 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
OK Mike...I have to stop. I am viewing your last 15 photos and I love them all. I want to collect them all!!
SMerle Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Professional Photographer
amazingly beautiful!
meppol Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
great atmsophere and symmetry in the image. Fascinating :love:
MikeShawPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
Thanks Mary :hug:
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