Buttercups in the sunshine look like little cups of gold. Perhaps the Faeries come to drink the raindrops that they hold. ~Elizabeth T. Dillingham, “A Faery Song”
These ones were my favourites from the entire shoot but unfortunately the forest was tired of the sun and the lower parts of the forest were quite dark to shoot in, and we were relying on natural lighting!
“Legolas told them tales of Lothlórien that the Elves of Mirkwood still kept in their hearts, of sunlight and starlight upon the meadows by the Great River before the world was grey. […] The voice of Legolas faltered, and the song ceased. ‘I cannot sing any more,’ he said. 'That is but a part, for I have forgotten much. It is long and sad, for it tells how sorrow came upon Lothlórien, Lórien of the Blossom, when the Dwarves awakened evil in the mountains.'
I realized I never did share my Lothlorien elf costume! I made the dress over a day, the trim and beading taking up the most part of it. I wish to shoot this in the proper environment, i think it could look wonderful!
“It’s a big house this, and very peculiar. Always a bit more to discover, and no knowing what you’ll find round a corner. And Elves, sir! Elves here, and Elves there! Some like kings, terrible and splendid; and some as merry as children. And the music and the singing…” (Sam - The Fellowship of the Ring, Book II, Chapter 1)