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Silmarillion: Losgar by LadyElleth Silmarillion: Losgar by LadyElleth
Another submission for the Seven in '07 Project, although the drabble is yet missing.

I'm not all that pleased with the outcome, but I can't put my finger on what's wrong... if you see anything, please let me know.

Maedhros at Losgar, after his father had the Swanships set on fire. He alone stood aside.

But when they were landed, Maedhros the eldest of his sons, and on a time the friend of Fingon ere Morgoth's lies came between, spoke to Fëanor, saying: 'Now what ships and rowers will you spare to return, and whom shall they bear hither first? Fingon the valiant?'
Then Fëanor laughed as one fey, and he cried: 'None and none! What I have left behind I count now no loss; needless baggage on the road it has proved. Let those that cursed my name, curse me still, and whine their way back to the cages of the Valar! Let the ships burn!' Then Maedhros alone stood aside, but Fëanor caused fire to be set to the white ships of the Teleri. So in that place which was called Losgar at the outlet of the Firth of Drengist ended the fairest vessels that ever sailed the sea, in a great burning, bright and terrible.


(J.R.R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion, Chapter 9: Of the Flight of the Noldor)

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Photoshop 7; this thing quite literally took me ages... augh. I'll never do another night-and-fire picture again.

Credits:

:iconcobweb-stock: (Maedhros - [link])
:icondarklaela-stock: (the background - [link])
:icondazzle-stock: (fire - [link])
:iconsyccas-stock: (fire - [link])
:iconcacus-jh: (the swanheads - [link])

Next up: Aredhel and Eöl.
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:iconfreefloatingrib:
freefloatingrib Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
awesome! You capture the spirit of middle earth in your art.
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:iconladyelleth:
LadyElleth Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I certainly try, thank you very much. :)
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Tusculanum Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
I always wondered why Maglor didn't stood aside also.
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:iconladyelleth:
LadyElleth Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sure he had his reasons other than narrative necessity. And Maedhros was hoping for Fingon, which I suppose is quite the strong motivator.
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Mrs-Haldir Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it :D
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:iconladyelleth:
LadyElleth Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :) What's so funny?
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:iconmrs-haldir:
Mrs-Haldir Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :)
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ArwenAmidala Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just magnificent. I'd totally buy a print! It captures the moment amazingly.
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MELARka Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
wonderful!!!!
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Elistariel Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008
<---- can't find the "swan heads."
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