Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Shire

February 15th, 2011 - Day 46
"Do you remember the Shire, Mr. Frodo? It'll be spring soon. And the orchards will be in blossom. And the birds will be nesting in the hazel thicket. And they'll be sowing the summer barley in the lower fields... and eating the first of the strawberries with cream. Do you remember the taste of strawberries?"
— J.R.R. Tolkien

When I first saw this drainage area and thought to shoot it, I thought it would look like a cool, spooky photo. I figured it would come out looking creepy. Then I took the picture, came and looked at it on the laptop, and it gave me a COMPLETELY different feel. It looks almost peaceful like and it kind of even reminded me of the visuals from the Lord of the Rings movies of the Shire. I could almost picture a little Hobbit coming out of there like it was his home. Funny how the feel of a picture can change so much in just a short amount of time.

February 15th, 2011 - Day 46


Mom said...

Not sure if peaceful is what I see but not spooky. Just expecting something to come from the hole. Nice picture

Jose said...

And here I am thinking it was either a comma or an apostrphe. We all see different things.

laura b. said...

I'm getting a little creepy from it. But I think that is what makes great art...individual reactions!

Miss Sassy Pants said...

That is unbelievable! The reflection in the water is awesome. I love how the center of the photo, the concrete and water, are tones of gray, very bleak and dreary, and the top is colorful with the green grass. Simply beautiful!!

Tara said...

That does look like a hobbit's home! My mom has an antique, tilt-top table that has a round top. She had the top leaning against a wall one day when she was moving furniture around, and my nephew saw it and said it looked like a hobbit door.

dmarks said...

Does look sewerish. You might find Gollum coming out of it, if anyone.

And technically, Gollum is a hobbit.