Saturday, 5 December 2015

The rise of the Oak King

16 days from now an epic battle will take place. A battle between winter and summer, between the Holly King and the Oak King. According to ancient Celtic-based legend, these two kings fight for supremacy on the summer and winter solstices. I enjoy the festive season, but the time will soon come for the rise of the Oak King.




See what other fantastic bloggers have done with the theme of 'Festive' in this week's Sinful Sunday:



Sinful Sunday

23 comments:

  1. Fantastic photography. I'm trying to figure out how it's done, but one thing is sure: I love it!

    Rebel xox

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's all Christmas magic. Well, OK, with a little help from a small table beneath my butt and back and some leg and stomach muscles!

      O

      Delete
  2. i really enjoy where you went with this! it is gorgeous and classic
    !!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, I may have to bring these out again at the summer solstice!

      O

      Delete
  3. This is absolutely magical, brilliant levitation photography

    Mollyxxx

    ReplyDelete
  4. Wow - this is bloody fantastic - the energy you've captured certainly drums up the feeling of an impending battle.
    Love it x

    ReplyDelete
  5. I agree with Molly, the first things I thought was "magical". Really like this

    ReplyDelete
  6. I like the way it looks like you're floating.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

      O

      Delete
  7. I love Winter Solstice!
    Great photos :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Me too, I think I may be a little bit pagan at heart. Thanks for your comment.

      O

      Delete
  8. Well done with the photography. I'm always in awe of those of you that can edit the photo so well.
    Very magical and very creative.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, but the editing is just trial and error!

      O

      Delete
  9. These a gorgeous. I've no idea how you got those effects but they're wonderful. And I love that you used the old myth. It's been a long time since I thought of it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's a great myth. The effects are nothing but a small table and lighting! Thanks for your comment.

      O

      Delete
  10. Wow! How did you...? Amazing. I love that you take the idea of one king rising up against another and make it look as though the Oak King is actually rising from the dead.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, it's all pure magic! Long live the Oak King.

      O

      Delete
  11. This is absolutely stunning. I gasped out loud when I saw it. There are so many delicious things about it. The battle (a story I'd actually never heard, but am googling next) the Oak King rising (and it actually puts me in mind of that other "king" rising to heaven, maybe the same story somewhere way back) the strategically placed, yet absolutely natural looking leaves, the lighting, the levitating. I love that this was a physical effect and not a photoshop trick. Somehow that makes it even more magical.

    ReplyDelete

Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.