The Photographer And Her Brainchild by artwhiz47

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You remember (don’t you?) how in the olden, golden days of Greece, Hephaestus took a big ax (this was before Lizzie Borden’s time) & cleaved the Great God Zeus’s head, releasing the fully-formed, armor-clad Athena – a motherless brainchild herself. Well, Tarn & I did a re-enactment of this momentous event ourselves, though Tarn/Athena could only boast a new collar for the occasion. By the way, Zeus himself suffered no permanent damage (unless having a full-grown, armor-wearing, mouthy, wise-but-war-mongering daughter [who also was the goddess of craftsmen/women & other bright spots] can be considered ‘damage’) as he simply pushed the two halves of his cloven head back together & said, ‘There!’ Taken in the vicinity of Cunsey Beck in Cumbria, on 8 October 2010. No Greek gods were injured in the making/taking of this shot.

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cumbria, tarn, dog, athena, zeus, cunsey, nonsense

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  • Jadon
    Jadonalmost 4 years ago

    LOL..I remember this one,, good shot Sheila…

  • One of many of this ilk. I think I sent you the one of you & Gary milling aimlessly while my great Zeus shadow oversees the proceedings…. Thanks, Jase.

    – artwhiz47

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadealmost 4 years ago

    A Myth-Taken Tail, . . .er Tale.

  • Well put … I think. You know – a tale (tail) told by an idiot (Yours Truly), full of sound & fury & signifying something inscrutable, in this instance. Thanks, Kay.

    – artwhiz47

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyalmost 4 years ago

    What in Tarnation???? Glad to see no lasting damage to the mighty Vaughn. Although she was a little Thor after. Cool capture, Sheila!

  • Just a mild Excedrin Headache is all. And for the record, it’s VAUGHAN. No one ever spells it right, so you are not alone. On the other hand (head), you do spell ‘Sheila’ correctly (& I know why), & that is in itself No Mean Feat. My name has always been problematic. Maiden name was McConnell, & we always had to spell it – ‘M-double-C-O-double-N-E-double-L’. Bracket it with ‘Shelia’ & ‘Shiela’ at one end & ‘Vaughn’ at the other, & voila. Who is that broad anyway?

    – artwhiz47

  • 1stImpressions
    1stImpressionsalmost 4 years ago

    this is one wonderful image


  • And the story is 100% true, would you believe? Tarn seems to cooperate even when she doesn’t mean to. Thanks, Steve

    – artwhiz47

  • VoluntaryRanger
    VoluntaryRangeralmost 4 years ago

    That’s my girl….but how come Jason remembers it? Lovely shot of the little tyke

  • Aren’t you in the least concerned about my headache? I figure Jason has a crystal ball, & I ask no questions. Thank you, J. Thanks to tireless model Tarn, too. I know you were at the end of that tether.

    – artwhiz47

  • And oh, yes. Thank Tarny for that favoring. Without me, she’d be just a little grey cell.

    – artwhiz47

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyalmost 4 years ago

    Great shot Sheila.

  • It was an enormous effort. Thanks, Gary.

    – artwhiz47

  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 4 years ago

    beautiful shot

  • Thank you, Antanas. She’s such a great dog!

    – artwhiz47

  • Meg Hart
    Meg Hartalmost 4 years ago

    Love Mike’s clever comment…can’t top that!!…Talk about the ubiquitous Tarn…how many redbubblers have her in their heads, I wonder?!..(My hand is up. :))

  • Thanks, Meg. I agree about that Mike – he does have the gift, even if he did spell Vaughan wrong (along with almost everybody else)…. As for Tarn, you’ve hit the nail on the head. Ouch.

    – artwhiz47

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