Taurus (2) by Anna Shaw
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Taurus (2)

And to you, my sweet Aida,
To return crowned with laurels,
To tell you: for you I have fought,
For you I have conquered!
Heavenly Aida, divine form,
Mystical garland of light and flowers,
You are queen of my thoughts,
You are the splendour of my life.
I want to give you back your beautiful sky,
The sweet breezes of your native land,
To place a royal garland on your hair,
To raise you a throne next to the sun.

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This image was created totally in Photoshop CS4.
I created the background using many layers of my own images and textures, blended together.
The morphed animals and the little dragon were created from my own stock.
Credits for the individual stock components can be found below.

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Do listen to Pavarotti singing this wonderful song.


Taurus people usually make very good friends because they tend to be trustworthy and loyal. They’ll go out of their way to help a friend in need, and this help will usually be very tangible and practical. Taurus people believe in solid actions rather than words, and most follow through on their promises. The same traits that make Taurus people such good friends also make them good prospects as business partners.

Taurus people are laid back, tolerant and easy-going. They tend to be diplomatic, and it takes a lot to get them angry. However, on those rare occasions when they are pushed too far and they blow up, they can be dangerous to themselves and others. When crossed, Taureans hold grudges forever. Most of the time they’re placid and easy to get along with, however, and their nonjudgmental nature puts others at ease.

Taureans like to attend parties or entertain, but they are also homebodies and if they do travel, they prefer to do it in comfort rather than roughing it. Unless they have the ascendant in a fire sign they usually don’t like to get cold and dirty, though most do like outdoorsy pursuits such as hikes, picnics and days at the beach.

Taurus people tend to be good cooks and hosts. They often collect attractive things, decorate nicely, and their homes are very cozy and enjoyable for those who visit. Taurus people not only like comfort for themselves but try to make others comfortable as well, both physically and psychologically. Spending time with a Taurus friend usually involves good meals or tasty treats in a relaxing atmosphere.

Taurus people tend to acquire money and become successful in the long run. This slow and steady progress is attributable to reliability and a good work ethic. They have a phobia of poverty and will work very hard to avoid this. Taureans prefer to stick with one field and work their way up rather than jumping from job to job and they usually impress their bosses with diligence, reliability and integrity.
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This is the eleventh in the ‘World of The Zodiac’ series. The others are…

I am indebted to the following artists for making their wonderful stock available…
Woman
Bull
Throne
Owl
Rocky Foreground
Table
Lion Queen
Goat
Lion Cubs
Rocks
All other components came from my own stock.

Anna and Robert have only recently moved to Kent, having spent six years living France where they first embarked on wedding photography. They are passionate about photography, and have a real love for shooting weddings, gaining so much pleasure and fun from these special days.

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Comments

  • Richard Hamilton-Veal
    Richard Hamilt...over 5 years ago

    Stunning work as usual Anna.
    xx

  • Thanks so much dear Richard.
    xx

    – Anna Shaw

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawover 5 years ago

    Wow Anna, a fabulous creation and Pavarotti as well! Superb well done. xx

  • Thanks my wonderful husband.
    xx

    – Anna Shaw

  • nishagandhi
    nishagandhiover 5 years ago

    great composition!! well done!!

  • Thanks so much my friend.
    xx

    – Anna Shaw

  • portparadise
    portparadiseover 5 years ago

    Gorgeous work anna

  • Thanks so much. That means such a lot to me.
    xx

    – Anna Shaw

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 5 years ago

    this is just superb Anna, you never cease to amaze me with your beautiful work.x

  • Thanks so much dear Catherine. That is lovely.
    xx

    – Anna Shaw

  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...over 5 years ago

    Absolutely awesome work Anna! I love the detail in what you have created here. Are you completing all the signs of astrology in this series?

  • What a lovely comment. Thank you. I hope to do them all, but each one is getting more difficult now!!
    xx

    – Anna Shaw

  • diLuisa Photography
    diLuisa Photog...over 5 years ago

    oh Anna….this is beautiful!!! :)

  • Thanks so much, that is lovely of you.
    xx

    – Anna Shaw

  • TatumWulff
    TatumWulffover 5 years ago

    This is amazing Anna!!! You are so talented!!! :))

  • Thanks so much dear Tatum.
    xx

    – Anna Shaw

  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanover 5 years ago

    Another wonderful piece of art Anna, the colours and textures are as usual amazing, I love how you are so creative with the animals in the shots….or do you have winged elephants in Kent….they are a funny bunch down there after all!!!! xx

  • Thanks so much my friend. The winged elephants only appear after several glasses of wine! LOL.
    xx

    – Anna Shaw

  • Steve Silverman
    Steve Silvermanover 5 years ago

    I am totally speechless, this is a Masterpiece, as are the others in your series. Your work is brilliant and you are such a fine talent.

  • Thanks so much Steve. I treasure your kind and thoughtful comments.xx

    – Anna Shaw

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