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Staff of Saruman by Shadrak Staff of Saruman by Shadrak
This is the second version of the photo. I used some comments i received from the photo and made it better. I already posted it on another photography page and i've received many great comments on this version. The staff has more details visible. in the older version it was too dark on the lower section and too bright at the edges. Now it's much more balanced. Illumination on the books seems better too. There are no more over exposed brightness. The light is much more balanced over the books as well. The composition is much batter also. In the previous version there were too many "writings" in the photo and it would distract people from the main theme of the photo: the staff. I also used an advice i got, as i had a red and blue book in the previous photo, i was told to insert a green book to the picture and therefore unify the 3 main colous (Red, Green, Blue - RGB) ;)

Used some old books i had around plus the description sheets that came with Saruman's Staff and the Anduril sword. The books are most in french or portuguese. Sorry about that :D No old english books. Only one about Edgar Allan Poe, but that one isn't old. You can see it on the picture. It's the green book on the upper-center spot.
And yes, the staff is real. It's hung on my wall =P

I've been thinking in changing this for a wallpaper. Opinions are most wellcome.

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:iconhephaestus24:
Hephaestus24 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
Did you make the staff?
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Crimson-Dragon-King Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice, I like Saruman's Staff.

P.S. I am a Fan of Lord of the Rings
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Crimson-Dragon-King Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I added the Art as a Favorite :)
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shadowsteed15 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Oh my... I would give everything to have this thing. Saruman is my favourite character from LOTR. :D What I always found interesting is the actual resemblance between the staff and the tower of Orthanc. :)
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taintsshadow Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
i've been wanting to get this staff. how do you like it?
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jemms2012 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Just ... Amazing :p
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Mrs-Haldir Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool, I like it :)
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randia Featured By Owner May 26, 2007
yeeach i like Saruman ;)
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:icondemaio:
DeMaio Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006   Interface Designer
Great composition, and nice staff :)
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darthpayback Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006
Awesome!! I've been thinking of doing something like this for Sting, seeing as how I can't find real life giant spider webs...
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Shadrak Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006
have you thought about those halloween decorative spider webs? we're almost there, so you shouldn't have any trouble finding those now. they're usually quite big, thought i don't know if they can hold the swords weight :P
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darthpayback Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2006
I've thought about that, and recently purchased some at the local Halloween store...just not sure if it will look "real" and not like a decorative web. That might depend on my PS skills.
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Shadrak Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2006
usually those look realtivelly real enought. all you need to try is to get them look a bit more slimy and "gooey" on photoshop.
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mohartenaic Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2006
Wow.. está excelente... transporta para outro mundo mm... :clap:
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genocyber Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw one in a store to buy.It was heavy! Expensive too! O.O
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Shadrak Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006
a little heavy, but not as heavy as gimly's axe lol
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:iconmoreira:
Moreira Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2006
Realy Nice shoot and an amazing gallery although it makes me think!

Where The Fuck Did You Got The Rod From? And The Sword?
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:iconshadrak:
Shadrak Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2006
actually it was from a store here. but you can get it online [link]
i also saw one in a store once in manchester.
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Moreira Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2006
Nem Pensar k iria dar tanto dinheiro por isso:P
Mas a foto está mt fixe!
Keep Up the Good Work!
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itookprozac Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2005
Lindo... Tanto a foto como o bastão... mesmo... lindo... E a foto ta mesmo... brutal...

Mas... Entretanto, quer dzer... ah e tal gastar-se 190 euros por um bastão pronto... é aquela coisa e o bastão é lindo diga-se de passagem... agr ah e tal a proxima compra vai ser também a mao de Sauron... que... custa sensivelmente 710 Euros eh pah a mão penso que não é douro... XD Mas lá está sao... fixações, mas por acaso desconhecia este tipo de artigos as réplicas do filmes, mto... engraçado (pa não dzer fixe que fica mal)... hã... sempre já aprendi qualquer coisa cntg! Ficai bem, *

p.s. - não sou nem maraca nem pikachu nem nda parecido... -.-
:chainsaw: , curti est boneco...
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Lady-Proserpine Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2005  Student
Now I like it :)
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Procrustian Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2005
interesting...nice work...looks like a part of lotr;)
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Lady-Proserpine Featured By Owner May 5, 2005  Student
Não perdeste oportunidade para mostrares o bastão, né? =P Está muito original. Gosto da ideia dos livros :)
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jorgeluis Featured By Owner May 5, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
wow! :D Great pic!

Where did you get the staff, by the way? Or did you make it yourself?
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Shadrak Featured By Owner May 5, 2005
Thanks :) lol no i didn't make it. i bought it on a store here. it cost me 190€. but you can get it online. here's some links:

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