Location: Sprielderbos, the Netherlands. Post-processing: I changed the colours, upped the highlights and lowered the lowlights (= made the light parts lighter and the dark parts darker), reduced the noise and darkened the edges.
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'Well met, I say again!' said the old man, coming towards them. When he was a few feet away, he stood, stooping over his staff, with his head thrust forward, peering at them from under his hood.'And what may you be doing in these parts? An Elf, a Man, and a Dwarf, all clad in Elvish fashion. no doubt there is a tale worth hearing behind it all. Such things are not often seen here.' 'You speak as one that knows Fangorn well', said Aragorn.'Is that so?' 'Not well,' said the old man: 'that would be the study of many lives. But I come here now and again.' 'Might we know your name, and then hear what it is that you have to say to us?' said Aragorn. 'The morning passes, and we have an errand that will not wait.' 'As for what I wished to say, I have said it: What may you be doing, and what tale can you tell of yourselves? As for my name!' He broke off, laughing long and softly. Aragorn felt a shudder run through him at the sound, a strange cold thrill; and yet it was not fear or terror that he felt: rather it was like the sudden bite of a keen air, or the slap of a cold rain that wakes an uneasy sleeper. 'My name!' said the old man again. 'Have you not guessed it already? You have heard it before, I think. Yes, you have heard it before. But come now, what of your tale?'
Just reading that makes me want to start in that book again. The image captures the mystery well. Besides, with the obligatory Fangorn references in the comments, it was a long time coming.
Interesting how this one seems to focus on that truncated trunk (pun intended) in the near-center of the picture! Those glory-beams look cool, too, as do those horizontal lines of leaves (what an interesting way those grow...)