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Welcome to the blog and this collection of original artwork inspired by The Lord of the Rings and J.R.R Tolkien's wider mythology of Middle-earth. Aside from the influence of the source writing of Tolkien influence is also drawn from Director Peter Jackson's film trilogy (2001-2003) and the highly regarded Tolkien illustrators Alan Lee and John Howe. The magnificent musical score written for the film trilogy by Howard Shore also holds a significant influence upon the atmospheric and evocative quality of the works in this collection. From Mordor to the Misty Mountains combines landscape, miniature-scale and composite photography to depict locations, dramatic scenes and characters from the enduringly popular stories.

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Copyright of all images belongs to John A Cockshaw

23.4.13

Footsteps of doom...


Land of Ash and Smoke


Source photographic elements: Macro photography and miniature elements of East Devon coast


“Slowly the light grew, until it was clearer than it had yet been. A strong wind from the West was now driving the fumes of Mordor from the upper airs.  Before long the hobbits could make out the shape of the land for some miles about them.  The trough between the mountains and the Morgai had steadily dwindled as it climbed upwards, and the inner ridge was now no more than a shelf in the steep face of the Ephel Duath; but to the east it fell as sheerly as ever down into Gorgoroth.”

The Return of the King Chapter II The land of shadow p.927
The Lord of the Rings Book VI (J.R.R Tolkien)

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