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LotR: Rauros by LadyElleth LotR: Rauros by LadyElleth
An entry for LJ's lotr_community's recent art challenge, the text should be self-explanatory.

Sorrowfully they cast loose the funeral boat: there Boromir lay, restful, peaceful, gliding upon the bosom of the flowing water. The stream took him while they held their own boat back with their paddles. He floated by them, and slowly his boat departed, waning to a dark spot against the golden light; and then suddenly it vanished. Rauros roared on unchanging. The River had taken Boromir son of Denethor, and he was not seen again in Minas Tirith, standing as he used to stand upon the White Tower in the morning.

(The Two Towers)

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:iconsyncallio:
SynCallio Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"Rauros, golden Rauros falls" <- what immediately came to mind when I saw this.
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:iconladyelleth:
LadyElleth Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was listening to the tune by the Tolkien Ensemble's version of the poem while I worked on this, so that quote is not far from the mark. Thank you for the lovely comment. :)
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hhimring Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Congratulations! I guess you know already that you deservedly won the First Place in the Photomanip category and the Second Place in the Overall Art category with this in the Tree and Flower Awards on MPTT, but if you don't mind I'll just state it here, for other people on DA to see...
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:iconladyelleth:
LadyElleth Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, I saw. Thank you for the reminder, though. :)
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ErisDulig Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
I recognize the view. The earth shakes where you stand in a small walled platform in front of a long tunnel cut into the cliff like the roughest of those cut by dwarves or the Eldar. Beautiful, as always Lady Elleth!
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:iconstrawberryjam1313:
StrawberryJam1313 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Oh wow, it's beautiful...
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:iconladyelleth:
LadyElleth Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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:iconstrawberryjam1313:
StrawberryJam1313 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
Welcome! xD
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:iconzireael07:
Zireael07 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is so awesome!!!
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:iconladyelleth:
LadyElleth Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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:iconburtn:
Burtn Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:)Very smooth and tender look.
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:iconladyelleth:
LadyElleth Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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Qitian Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hah! I thought "I wonder if this is based on Niagara...?" and I was right! I am obviously intimately familiar with the great waterfalls of the world. :P
Anyway, I love what you did with it! The mist and the light are so beautiful. (Although for some reason it suggests to me that the boat is going up-waterfall somehow. My mind is weird.)
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:iconladyelleth:
LadyElleth Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lucky you! Waterfalls are beautiful, can't see enough of them in person. :)

And heh, weird minds are good to have sometimes. And by now Boromir has so many adages and associations ("they flushed him down that waterfall like a goldfish!" being the least of them) that levitating up Rauros isn't even the strangest. ;)

Thank you!
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:iconneranella:
Neranella Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Amazing. :aww:
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:iconladyelleth:
LadyElleth Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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:iconnoleme:
noleme Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Beautiful.
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:iconladyelleth:
LadyElleth Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. ^^
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:iconladymothwing:
LadyMothwing Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SO beautiful!
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:iconladyelleth:
LadyElleth Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaaw, thank you! And congrats, I just saw your journal. :)
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:iconladymothwing:
LadyMothwing Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome and thank you! :hug: Finally, the journey has an ending. And how are you? Busy with finals or final(ly) free? :)
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primulatook Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
such majestic beauty
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:iconladyelleth:
LadyElleth Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) Thank you. But to be completely fair it wasn't hard to already admire the original stock image.
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:iconjayden444:
jayden444 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
two words. goose pimples!
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:iconladyelleth:
LadyElleth Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Two more words: Thank you! :)
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:iconearlofchutney:
EarlofChutney Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Student General Artist
This is really great. Poor Boromir (even though Faramir is way cooler).
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:iconladyelleth:
LadyElleth Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconearlofchutney:
EarlofChutney Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome.
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heidinanookie Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very beautiful!
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:iconladyelleth:
LadyElleth Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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