Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The gate guard

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About halfway up Shepherd's Hill Road, this lion is guarding a gate. He's only around a foot high, and he's been there a long time. I love heraldry, and this guy really appeals. Normally you're driving past too fast to notice him, but this particular day we parked opposite for some reason ... something to do with a truck, I believe! ... and I grabbed my chance, without having the opportunity to get out of the car. This is an extreme telephoto shot, and enhanced a little to give it contrast because the raw image is a little faded by the sheer distance involved. 10:1 optical zoom on the Fuji 6500. Photo by Jade, 2007.

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