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Where Lleprechauns Sleep

Where Lleprechauns Sleep
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Copyright: Robert Shannon Sr (eqshannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2458 W: 216 N: 10292] (31141)
Genre: Fungi
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2007-06-14
Categories: Fungi
Camera: Leica D-LUX 2
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-21 8:07
Viewed: 2684
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
"Come away O human child!
To the waters of the wild
With a faery hand in hand,
For the worlds more full of weeping than you can understand."


My wilderness is only a short drive from this city location in which I temporarily find myself exploring medical help for my ailments. Yet it wasn't the harsh mountains which caused my ailments, it was simply age and genetics. And some things I had overlooked while being a hermit with some rather large munchkins did indeed catch up with me on the very last day in our hideaway...as we 'graduated' our last of the clan of seven. Yet they are all still a part of Mountain Wind Family, a name we chose for ourselves...and the mountains are still a part of them...

...and so it is with those trained eyes allows me to look beyond the facade of a 'city' and into the natural piece of land which it was before the invasion of white settlers into Native American territory. They say, I have heard, from time to time, that 'some cannot see the forest, for the trees'. Yet I and mine can. We look beyond the pavement and find our own distinct line between what was and what is and what shall be.

........I looked beyond the seeded grass to see some 'shrooms' popping up. It seemed as nobody else noticed. They pass to quickly which speaking on cell phones and unlocking the electronic securities of their autos. Now I see them and I hunker down near them with my black and white eyes. I let the Leica do the rest......ah I love German lens.....a simple machine to help me pass my days found fortune along to you...

Bolbitius vitellinus

"What is age to you? Do you fear growing old? Or are you one who takes it all in your stride and who knows and understands that the fountain of youth is in your own consciousness? " Ms Cady of Findhorn Gardens in Ireland

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The Stolen Child has one of the most beautifully haunting rhythms - it moves something in me.

This is a wonderful photo that reminds me of childhood. We had a tapestry on the wall of our bedroom with little elves, fairies, toadstools and mushrooms. I always wanted to turn tiny and hide away in that magical place.

Great composition and I love the b&w - it is more like a memory that way. Thanks!

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-06-21 8:51]

Hi Bob,
Outstanding B/W shot. Reminds us of the olden times. The ambience and the flavour of your setting is just majestic and the portrayal is WOW.....to say the least. Wilderness is such a wild thing to breathe-in. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

Hello Bob
Very nice presentation
Fantastic B/w shot,Great composition
contrast and lighting,Superb shot,friend.


Hi Bob.
Wonderful in b/w. You have given the feeling of moving through the grass and coming upon these. The composition, detail and your notes are great.
Wonderful image


Hi Bob,
The conversion to B&W was an excellent idea for this shot. Had it been in color I don't think it would look near as dramatic as this version. Nice tonal range and detail. Since I don't see the Leprechaun here at the moment. I'll wait for the rainbow shot with the Pot O' Gold to meet him.....Must be my Irish heritage.............

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  • clnaef Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 778 W: 67 N: 645] (6814)
  • [2007-06-21 10:46]

Bonne idée que d'avoir fait ce cliché en noir et blanc.
Bonne journée.

I like that last quote in your notes, Bob. We old poeple need to ponder over it :-).
This is a lovely capture of these tall and well-shaped mushrooms.
I think you have done well in choosing the B&W medium for this picture.
Thanks and take care.

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  • jmirah Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 5 N: 1141] (4687)
  • [2007-06-21 13:20]

Nice B & W...Good contrast...TFS

Oh I like this one Bob! I've been having to discipline myself lately to look past the spanning grandeur that is the landscape composition and also take the time to seek out the smaller pieces of paradise that lay around one's feet. Beautifully composed Bob with a wonderful blend of contrast and sharpening combined with an expertly crafted depth of field.

Hello Bob,
your shots would not be the same without your notes. I was a little busy with the final exams of my students, but now the worst is passed. Great idea the B/W. My wishes for your health.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-06-22 4:08]

Hi Bob,
a great shot.
Once again the B and W gives it a brilliant atmosophere.
Excellant composition and POV.
Well done,

Hello Bob!
Even if I am not a very old person I remember the times where only black-whit photo could be taken (especially in Central Europe where the cost of colour pictures was very expensive). And this picture remind me these times ;)
And even if it is "only" BW, I like it a lot. Moreover thank to this it is very artistic picture. I like contrast, details and sharpness too.
Many thanks for showing this beuty picture!

It is a nice shot, with a nice B&W contrast managed. I never dared to post a b&W fungui shot, it is nice to see yours.
Thanks and regards, Felipe.

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