O! Wanderers in the shadowed land by lightsmith

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“O! Wanderers in the shadowed land
despair not! For though dark they stand,
all woods there be must end at last,
and see the open sun go past;
the setting sun, the rising sun,
the day’s end, or the day begun,
For east or west all woods must fail …

Fail – even as he said the word his voice faded into silence."

The Fellowship of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings published by Unwin and Allen.


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  • loramae
    loramaeabout 6 years ago

    Spoooooky! =)

  • It seems very much like a dead forest but maybe because it’s autumn. Has a very atmospheric feel huh?

    – lightsmith

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneabout 6 years ago

    Very spooky, but compelling!

  • It was great. I love the mystery of what might be at the other end ….. :) Thanks Mel.

    – lightsmith

  • Pene Stevens
    Pene Stevensabout 6 years ago

    ooo…. i want to go there ! just to see the creepy house hiding around the corner !

  • There actually is a house round the corner but (I am sorry to say) it’s really boring and on a road. Looking down the lane though you could going anywhere….. lovely feel to it. Very mysterious :)

    – lightsmith

  • Andrew Cowell
    Andrew Cowellabout 6 years ago

    I love this type of image – provokes more questions than answers :-))

  • That’s a great compliment – I always love images that make me think. Thanks Andrew.

    – lightsmith

  • Marion Chapman
    Marion Chapmanabout 6 years ago

    love the quote with the image – so good

  • Sometimes Marion, I can almost taste, smell and touch middle-earth. I just can’t get there LOL. Glad you like the quote – it came straight to me when I looked at the picture.

    – lightsmith

  • handprintz
    handprintzabout 6 years ago

    Very fitting words for this image,a lovely piece,great work

  • thanks handprintz. Tolkien always inspires me. The quote came naturally though I did have to look it up to get it right :)

    – lightsmith

  • maka1967
    maka1967about 6 years ago

    Awesome work. So dense the woods. Love the clear details and fine contrasts which seem very difficult to get. Inspiring work!

  • Thank you maka. I appreciate your comment very much.

    – lightsmith

  • Ginger  Barritt
    Ginger Barrittabout 6 years ago

    How spooky wonderful. One of my very favorite books as well…

  • You have excellent taste in books. It’s probably my number 1 fav. I long to live in middle earth. Perhaps, combining my imagination and photographic art, I sort of do…..

    – lightsmith

  • Ginger  Barritt
    Ginger Barrittabout 6 years ago

    LOL! I use to long to be able to go on an “adventure”!!! I could see myself trekking through middle earth with the Baggins!!! (sigh) Hope you’re doing well….

  • lightsmith
    lightsmithabout 6 years ago

    I still long for it! When I wander paths less trod in the wilderness, I imagine that I might at any corner meet elves, dwarves or hobbits. I’d even settle for an orc! I did meet an Ent once LOL

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