Summer Coda_The Party Tree
I’m a huge Lord of the Rings fan and have been influenced by J.R.R. Tolkien’s tales and the Middle Earth mythology he created since I was introduced to The Hobbit in form 2 (year 8) at 14 years of age.
The above image was made on location at Dareton in far southwest New South Wales (NSW) during filming of the Australian motion picture film, Summer Coda. I fell in love with this tree the moment I saw it. Standing on top of a bed of lush, deliberately overgrown grass it reminded me of the famous party tree at the beginning of The Fellowship of the Ring, the first part of Tolkien’s epic trilogy. With light from me old gaffer illuminating parts of the tree, it looked even better at night.
So, while its not a Christmas tree, I hope that the peace and beauty I felt in the presence of this marvelous life form brings you a little closer to the source at this special time of year.
I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all of you a happy and safe Christmas. May 2010 be a year full of fun, love and peace for us all.
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Glenn Guy, Blue Sky Photography