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Emperor Of The Sun - Southland New Zealand by AndreaEL

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Watching the sheep graze in the early morning through the mist while the sun is rising. Nature tends to put on a very fine day at times when there is an early morning mist….One could say it is an aura, or a halo…

In parapsychology and many forms of spiritual practice, an aura is a field of subtle, luminous radiation surrounding a person or object (like the halo or aureola in religious art). The depiction of such an aura often connotes a person of particular power or holiness. Sometimes, however, it is said that all living things (including humans) and all objects manifest such an aura. Often it is held to be perceptible, whether spontaneously or with practice: such perception is at times linked with the third eye of Indian spirituality. Various writers associate various personality traits with the colors of different layers of the aura. Skeptics such as Robert Todd Carroll contend that auras may be seen for reasons such as migraines, synesthesia, epilepsy, a disorder within the visual system, a disorder within the brain, or due to the influence of psychedelic drugs such as LSD. Eye fatigue can also produce an aura, sometimes referred to as eye burn.
A halo also known as a nimbus, aureole, glory, or gloriole) is a ring of light that surrounds a person in art. They have been used in the iconography of many religions to indicate holy or sacred figures, and have at various periods also been used in images of rulers or heroes. In, among other religions, Hellenistic Greek, Roman, Hindu, Buddhist and Christian sacred art, sacred persons may be depicted with a halo in the form of a circular glow, or in Asian art flames, around the head, or around the whole body, this last often called a mandorla. Halos may be shown as almost any colour, but as they represent light are most often depicted as golden, yellow, white, or red when flames are depicted. Halos are found in Islamic art from various places and periods, especially in Persian miniatures and Moghul and Ottoman art influenced by them. Flaming halos derived from Buddhist art surround angels, and similar ones are often seen around the Prophet Muhammad and other sacred human figures. From the early 17th century, plainer round haloes appear in portraits of Mughal Emperors and subsequently Rajput and Sikh rulers; despite the more local precedents art historians believe the Mughals took the motif from European religious art, though it expresses a Persian idea of the God-given charisma of kingship that is far older. The Ottomans avoided using halos for the sultans, despite their title as Caliph, and they are only seen on Chinese emperors if they are posing as Buddhist religious figures, as some felt entitled to do.

Emperor Of The Sun

Sheep In The Mist!


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My fascination with birds began as a child and almost 50 years down the track my love for our feathered friends has not diminished. Once we moved to Tranquillity (our little country retreat) my passion for birds, all nature and wildlife became a digital reality through the lens of my camera.

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  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 3 years ago

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterabout 3 years ago

    Beautifully done Andrea xx

  • Thank you for your wonderful kind comment, very much appreciated Lynn

    – AndreaEL

  • Steve
    Steveabout 3 years ago

    great silhouette Andea!

  • Thank you for your wonderful kind comment, very much appreciated Steve

    – AndreaEL

  • Meladana
    Meladanaabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful shot, great atmosphere created with the silhouette in front of the gate…striking work Andrea!!

  • Thank you for your wonderful kind comment, very much appreciated Meladana

    – AndreaEL

  • Loree McComb
    Loree McCombabout 3 years ago


  • Thank you Loree

    – AndreaEL

  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 3 years ago

    This has such a feeling of down home country the way it is presented, Outstanding

  • Thank you for your wonderful kind comment, very much appreciated Byron. So pleased you like this one.

    – AndreaEL

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful silhouette Andrea – glorious colours !

  • Thank you for your wonderful kind comment, very much appreciated Roy

    – AndreaEL

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonabout 3 years ago

    Great work

  • Thank you for your wonderful kind comment, very much appreciated Joy

    – AndreaEL

  • Rose Gallik
    Rose Gallikabout 3 years ago

    So love!!! Beautiful – I love your write up !

  • Thank you Rose, pleased you enjoyed this one. The credit goes to my hubby, he captured me taking shots of the sheep in the mist.

    – AndreaEL

  • Chris Armytage™
    Chris Armytage™about 3 years ago

    Great shot Andrea!

  • Thank you for your wonderful kind comment, very much appreciated Chris

    – AndreaEL

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