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Tales Long Lost

Posted by
Martin A. Mora (North Platte, United States) on 25 January 2010 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

With sword of rust, forsaken trust
Forgotten there by most
Yet there he guards, past deadly wards,
A kingdom's stately ghost.

His shoulders bent, their vigor spent
The weight of all the years
Falls on his cowl. Mere blackened scowl
Remains of mortal fears.

No strength remains. The knight retains
The challenge he has wrought,
Past slivered age the destined wage
Of wars that once were fought.

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Martin from North Platte, United States

This is something Iv always wanted to try, being a fan of authors such as George R.R. Martin and the likes, This Time of History has always Intregued me.

25 Jan 2010 7:21pm

Helen from Melbourne, Australia

This is fabulous! .... really. Composition, colour, tone ... and you chose a perfect model. Nice work!

25 Jan 2010 9:03pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

He must be one of your favourite models Martin, I see you posted him back in December too. Great lighting in this shot and the reds are so attractive.

25 Jan 2010 9:54pm

@Curly: right curley, these were actually shot on the same evening, the robe he has is actually a type of south american panch, but when it put it on, i thought it would look great as a robe, so I grabbed a sword (everyone has one of those laying around right?) and we took this shot for me :)

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Wow, what a shot !!! He's a wonderful model, whoever he is....and you've done him proud!!!!

26 Jan 2010 12:06am

Paul from summerside, Canada

Great capture

26 Jan 2010 12:46am

Evening Song Imagery from Springfield, WV, United States

Stunning . . . and I thought chivalry was dead.

26 Jan 2010 3:36am

keith from killarney, Ireland


the directional light is perfect great image, the intensity in the features are wonderful


26 Jan 2010 11:56am

Louloupix from NEW YORK, United States

Another very nice portrait...Thought initially it was from a movie set. Well done.

26 Jan 2010 8:44pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Another outstanding shot! Not only the light and composition but the post processing are spot on!! Bravo! You should be teaching me how to take a "good" portrait! :))

28 Jan 2010 1:22am

Helena from San Sebastian, Spain

WOW! That's truly good, excellent I'll say! So perfect detail and accurate exposure... My fav!

29 Jan 2010 1:21am

QB from Canada

Wow. That is a fantastic portrait. It is so classic -- as in the Dutch masters. What a great pose! You make this man very photogenic. The verse quoted is totally appropriate. I'm a George RR Martin fan myself so I love the subject matter.

19 Jul 2010 6:04am

@QB: thats totally awsome, have you read the fire and ice series? a game of thrones and so on, its the best Iv ever read, and looking forward to it coming out as an HBO special.. :)

gezz from Leeds, United Kingdom

love this love this must of taken a lot of time to set up..

1 Sep 2013 5:12am

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