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Lady of the Lake by Adam Bird Photography
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Believe it or not, this was actually shot in my paddling pool. I draped some black fabric along the bottom and dropped in some lily pads from a local pond. Somehow, I managed to forget my wellies so had to climb in and pick them out bare fitted. It smelt horrific but I feel like all of my photographs have a funny story behind them! Also, thank you to Becky for posing in minus temperatures for me and for such a fun day :D See the behind the scenes on my Facebook/instagram! www.facebook.com/AdamBirdPhotographywww.instagram.com/adambirdyy

François-André Vincent (1746-1816)
“William Tell’s leap from the boat of his captors at the Axen cliffs” (1791)
Oil in canvas
Neoclassical
Located in the Musée des Augustins, Toulouse, France

William Tell is a folk hero of Switzerland. His legend is recorded in a late 15th-century illustrated chronicle. It is set in the time of the original foundation of the Old Swiss Confederacy in the early 14th century. According to the legend, Tell—an expert marksman with the crossbow—assassinated Gessler, a tyrannical reeve of Habsburg Austria positioned in Altdorf, Uri.