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Aos Sidhe by lucias-tears Aos Sidhe by lucias-tears
The Aos Sidhe (pronounced "ess shee"), are a powerful, supernatural race comparable to the fairies or elves of other traditions.
They live in an invisible world that coexists with the world of humans.
The Gaelic Otherworld is seen as being closer at the times of dusk and dawn, therefore this is seen as a time special to the Aos Sidhe, as are some of the festivals such as Samhain and Midsummer. The Aos Sidhe are generally described as stunningly beautiful, though they can also be terrible and hideous.

I cursed myself for walking too deep into the forest and missing seeing the sunset from the view point high on the hillside like i intended, but the evening rays brought colour to the forest like I wouldnt have imagined.
The forest is very much still in green, but the backlighting from the sunset has given such warmth to the leaves.

As it was so late in the day, this is a 1 second exposure.

all feedback is so highly appreciate :heart:

edit: really didn't want to do this but I've had to shrink this one aswell, its either this or plaster it with visable watermarks!

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Sveen Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015
These colors in here are exaggerated in a very nice and dreamy way. Looks almost like a painting, I like it a lot!
Merilda16 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It dosen't even look real. Beautiful!
OaktorPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
The colours and light are just sublime, well composed.
DavinYar Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
What an amazing photograph!
PdPatty Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
silver211 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
hmm this is really nice i wish i had landscape like this to take pictures of ^_^
JovanaScepanovic24 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
Great Photo !
blartyfast Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
absolutely amazing, and i'm not easily amazed
LadyLunaRay Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's like a rainbow. :)
SandyLynnWalllis Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
The light is beautiful. I think it makes the whole picture.
lea-michelle Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
This is an amazing photo and obviously someone else thought so too, as it appears on [link]. Wasn’t sure if you were aware of this because this person has used and credited one of my works to himself. If you didn’t give him permission to use this photo, then I recommend reporting him to facebook(should be pretty easy to do in the help section), as he seems to be using many works without permission. I don't recommend emailing him because I and many others have gone this route with him, and he was very rude. He did however remove our works only to replace them with someone else's uncredited work. Best wishes and best of luck.
veralfar Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks almost like summer fading to autumn. I love this.
dagravo Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply awesome!
CptnEdge Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
Sensual in beauty the palette is amazing.
HybridMustang Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so beautiful may i use this as a background in an image i am making? Its of a girl whos running through a forest :)
nin04 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely beautiful. Well done. (:
magyc468 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
Highly inspiring to a fantasy story I've had in mind! I love it!
girl-withagun Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
At first I thought this was a manipulation, but then I realized it was only exceptional lighting... your accident seems to have produced AMAZING results. bravo!
Neria-Mahariel Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Just curious, where was this taken? It's absolutely amazing!
Jillybeanzz Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
MissiTheRaccoon Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
that is.. just wow to amazing for words!:wow::clap:bravo!
APRILFLOAT Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
I love the shot. A warmth given within the shadows of the forest that is very hard to duplicate.
Godstreasures Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Ada666pounder Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's perfect...
neerlandica Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
The colours...they're stunning. Even the path is somewhat purple instead of brown. And the sun highlighting the trees...amazing. =)
MadCamera Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
Wow, this is so beautiful. The colors are just stunning, it almost looks like a rainbow's kind of been laid over the picture, you know? That's what I first thought when I saw this. Amazing!
OddFacade Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
Amazing capture of colors! We all know that common dirt is brown under ordinary conditions. It's cool that you've captured it in such a way that its color is affected by golden leaves on the right, blue leaves in the background on the left, and hey, even caught the same substance with a red hue on the bottom-right! If I ever wore a hat, I'd take it off to you. :3
DXLVII Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Student General Artist
KWLynch Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This shot has absolutely stunning colour and light. I love it! Thanks for sharing. :+favlove:
andrewsgirl123 Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Professional Photographer
MJMenco Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
this place is so colorfully
:) love it!!
Laycross Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
MirtKlaar Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
marvellous blending of colors, very impressive!
SidhePrankster Featured By Owner May 21, 2010
This really is ethereal! It reminds me of myths that claim the Otherworld has "Quick Paths" and "Slow Paths" so that sometimes two times or season can appear side-by-side. The Sidhe-- and their conterparts in other cultures-- are said to sometimes use these paths-- especially the Quick Paths-- for Otherworldly travel. (Humans are warned to shun such paths. If they don't, they will either return to their own world old and grey after only moments have past, or they will return long after their family and friends are dead, but will be unchanged and will think they've been gone only minutes.)

...But I digress. Any way, the photo is incredible! It's absolutely beautiful-- like being in a dream world! You have a great eye for photography!
Wildphoenix22 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful shot.. very neat colors!
kazimkirmani Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
Simply stunning! Love the colors! Awesome!
petteuk Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010   Photographer
gorgeous color love it ;)
Jack-Lilac458 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
This looks like a place where Little Red Riding hood would walk :lol:

Great shot! <3
LovePang143 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
Amazingly beautiful. I adore the old gaelic legends and seeing this brought to life is awesome. Definitely one of my favorites.
DH-photo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010   Photographer
Wonderful photo, the colors are just amazing.
izuniaaafoto Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
beautiful photo :heart:
VagueDestiny Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
hi im back to say this is a truly amazing piece that strikes jealousy in me.:]
RebeliousStars Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009

This shot has a sort of half and half value to it, the right looking warm and vibrant, while the left is a cool and calm atmosphere. It gives the feel of a path that you don't know where it may lead, but both ideas seem pretty good.
Sevena78 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009
wonderful, very fitting for your reference of the sidhe.
KosmoKris Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009
All your photos are great, but this one is just stunning. I wish it was available in the DA shop. <hint hint, nudge nudge. ;)
mixandmatch Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009
Wow, that's so gorgeous. I never would've thought light would reach like that either!
Bronn66 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
just discovered your gallery - love your work and the sense of fantasy they evoke - inspiring work - can't wait to see where your images take me next time!
DnvSierraVista Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
How serendipitous your walk was - you caught an amazing, surreal, colorful forest picture. I just love the colors and your story seems to fit perfectly in this photo -- much like your cemetary horse shot.
PrincePuck Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
toon53 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009

Wow. . .
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Camera Data

Canon EOS 40D
Shutter Speed
1 second
Focal Length
17 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jul 27, 2008, 2:07:12 AM