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Part of a series I am working on.
Self Portrait.


"When angels fell, some fell on the land, some on the sea.
The former are the faeries and the latter were often said to be the seals." 
  - Anonymous Orcadian

Selkies are mythological creatures found in Irish, Scottish and Faroese folklore.  Selkies are said to live as seals in the sea but shed their skin to become human on land.

Stories concerning selkies are generally romantic tragedies. Sometimes the human will not know that their lover is a selkie, and wakes to find them returned to their seal form. In other stories the human will hide the selkie's skin, thus preventing the selkie from returning to its seal form. A selkie can only make contact with one human for a short amount of time before the selkie must return to the sea. The selkie is unable to make contact with that human again for seven years, unless the human steals their selkie skin and hides it or burns it.

In the surviving folklore, there is no agreement as to how often the selkie-folk were able to carry out the transformation. Some tales say it was once a year, usually Midsummer's Eve, while others state it could be “every ninth night” or “every seventh stream”.
Regardless of how often they were able to transform, the folklore tells us that once in human form, the selkie-folk would dance on lonely stretches of moonlit shore, or bask in the sun on outlying skerries.
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner May 20, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Very interesting concept! Beautiful photo.
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fae-photography Featured By Owner May 20, 2017  Professional Photographer
Thank you
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Nice Shot you have it!
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fae-photography Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Professional Photographer
Thank you :rose:
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pimpanelly Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
HeartHeartbeautiful workHeartHeart
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Absolutely stunning! :heart:
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Charlene-Art Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I daresay this is even more stunning than your usual stock photography!
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fae-photography Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Professional Photographer
I should hope so :) I don't put much effort into editing or curating the stock images as i do my own artwork.
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Charlene-Art Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Fair enough!
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ThreeViews Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016
Love the magic here. :)
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fae-photography Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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Bennuendo Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooo, those eyes! You're still as wonderful as ever
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ElyneNoir Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, this is so beautiful. I like your series :)
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Using the water as in camera photoshoping is inspired.
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Amazing photography!
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Beautiful!!! :heart:
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Eevl Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Professional Photographer
Nice work!
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JERRYARTZDESIGN Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Bravo! I like the hair and effects of the image, well organized and lighting :)
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crescentsi Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
That's fantastic Miss Fae! :-)
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Wow
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excellent
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FrenchGentleman Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015
A beautiful and striking shot... The color toning and lighting are superb, as the composition. Another incredible work !

Bye !
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