Nature Photography – The Fair Folk

Being Irish I am both a devout Christian and somewhat superstitious. Nothing too serious mind you but the Irish love their folklore. My favorite stories from my youth involved the daoine sídhe (“deena shee” as its correctly pronounced). Out of fear, superstition and respect they are often not named directly, but rather called “The Gentry,” “The Fair Folk,” or simply “The Folk”. As far back as I can remember, I’ve always been fascinated by the tales of these creatures. We even have a small statue of one swinging in a tree in our back yard for luck.

The Fair Folk

Sidhe
Copyright © 2009 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 50D set on aperture priority (Av) using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM hand-held. The exposure was taken at 95mm, f/5.6 for 1/90th of a second at ISO 100 on Lexar Professional digital film. Post capture processing was done in Lightroom 2 using Nik Software’s Silver Efex Pro. Click on the image above for a larger version.

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