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Hidden Deep within the Woods by LiKovacs Hidden Deep within the Woods by LiKovacs
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If you followed me on twitter you may remember a post I made about over two weeks ago saying I was visiting a part of Hyrule and took pics. Well I took this picture there. This is really the master sword in the forest. Built a quick pedestal for it to be placed in.

The only photo editing I did to this image was the filters and enhanced the lighting, other than that it's all real.

Basically, we went to Yosemite lol and we get to get in for free and I took so many pictures there, that I am still going through most of them.

I spent all day scouting out a perfect location for the master sword to be set up for pictures. We got there around 8am and I found this spot at around 3pm, and I couldn't be happier. All the other locations were too dark, or too open. But this one had just the right amount of light and a small open area almost perfect for the master sword to be set up in.

I was super picky and such a total perfectionist when it comes to Zelda lol. Throughout the years I've been doing what I can to bring Link and his world of Hyrule to life. All items and locations are real that I scout out myself and set up to make the perfect image as much I could. This is the Ocarina of Time version of the Master Sword.

Over all, I feel this pic could be better. But, eh.. ill leave it for now :)

More pictures from this set:
Blade of Evil's Bane - Zelda by pikminlink Taking a Break - Zelda by pikminlink

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Sword is made completely by me and my father. We both worked on it super hard to make it as accurate as possible. (it's not the same one in my older pics)
Photo - Me (pikminlink)
Legend of Zelda (c) Nintendo
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:iconrhinehalt:
Rhinehalt Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome.
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hjdkraus Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017
This is awesome! :D
What makes it even awesomer is that I just took my first trip to Yosemite last month and now I know that I was in Hyrule! ;)
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imacomin4u Featured By Owner May 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah it looks 
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imacomin4u Featured By Owner May 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Good
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Yoshikazero Featured By Owner May 18, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Photographer
This looks really cool!
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garrus368 Featured By Owner May 17, 2017
so cool
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BeauZa Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Es good!
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:iconwolfofender:
WolfofEnder Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing.......:iconilikeitplz:
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katcarson Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I could never find that sword...
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:iconhale-hamasaki:
Hale-Hamasaki Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
wonderful! ...is that poison oak i spy? *itches psychosomaticly* O-e
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ThePhantomWolf Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Your photography is amazing! It's Hyrule, well and truly alive!
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Shilphe Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woo! Great!!CX
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jaleesa12 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
i love this! it's beautiful ^^
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zeldachronicles Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Cool if I use one of these pics in my layout? Credit will be given ofcourse.
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LegacyxOfxLight Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this one! Makes for a very nostalgic image... reminds me of when I first played ALttP! <3
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Vanitas4ever Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
that looks so awesome!
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animegirl434 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
pretty
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SwornAllegiance Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Absolutely outstanding. Incredible job.
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Hetare-muni Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome DUUUUUUDE ITS GLOWING !!!!!!!!!!!!
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thespiritmaiden2 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ok, wow.
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Zelliana Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012   Traditional Artist
It's like you were in Hyrule and tooked this photo !!! :')
This is AWESOME !!!!!
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TrainerHarmony Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
O.O

Oh....My....Gosh....
THE BEST THING i'VE EVER SEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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TrainerHarmony Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
O.O
Oh....My....Gosh....
The most best thing I've ever seen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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AokitianWolf Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Student General Artist
That is amazing... it's the real life version practically!
Nice job on the accuracy too! :D
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WindMageVaati909 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
.:trys to pull out sword several times:.
WHY WONT IT BUDGE!?!?
lol thats an amazing sword, it looks exactly like the Master Sword!
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Konrax Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student General Artist
Wish there was a wallpaper for this
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epicfallen Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
that looks amazing! i just wanna run up to it and grab it XD
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onlyanime14 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Student Artist
Seriously amazing c:
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auress Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this looks damn awesome
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FaylenFarore Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I like to much of your stuff >.>
I'm planning on cos playing Zelda:D but I need to save up some money first
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DarkInuyasha7 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Student Artist
It is beautiful!!! but..not wishng to be mean..but the master sword looks a little out of place..and looks as if it was just put there!!! its lovely though!!-plz dont kill me..
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CarinaVahinian Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
lighting is great wise choice my friend
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WingedMidnight Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
Looks absolutely perfect! I especially like that lighting job you did... makes it look even more awesome =D
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ArtLover28 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
Amazing!
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Amber-Rain Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Student General Artist
How in the world did you make the sword? That's amazing...
I <3 link :D
Zelda would be cool but she's kinda wimpy.

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Silvermare Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I have been following your work ever since I had the pleasure and honor of meeting you at Anime Oasis in Boise, Idaho in 2005 and at another convention later that same year. My cosplay group hired your dad to take professional photos of our costumes. I have been in love with your costumes and props ever since then. You have never failed to amaze me. Thank you for all of the joy your costumes, props, and photos have brought me over the last 6 years. Thank you for making these beloved characters and images "real".
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stillalive64 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Student General Artist
"Throughout the years I've been doing what I can to bring Link and his world of Hyrule to life."
Have you heard of *Adella's Zelda Project? They pretty much have the same goal :3
Maybe you could help each other, 'cause I'd love to see the pictures ^^
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thebalanceofchaos Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
I need to go to Yosemite
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zariots Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Simply... Beautiful!!!
As you say: it looks some photo-edited but now that you clear the matter I am speechless.

Again... VERY GREAT WORK!!! as well the rest of your pics and things. I will be waiting for more of your pictures.

GOD bless you!!!
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CinderBlockStudios Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
That's really cool!
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Kishi005 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Nice image! Yosemite is one of my favorite places. It is definitely suitable for a Zelda themed shot. :D
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BringMeCake Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
Since it prompted me to comment, I shall. (I thought you had disabled them.) Not that you haven't heard this before, but: The galleries on this site are simply amazing. You've captured the essence of LoZ in every image. I was 8 year old when the original was released, and this is one of the quintessential images that has been in my mind throughout the years. The skill you've put into creating the props is as staggering as your intricate costumes. You are #1. I will have to follow your work more closely and type to you more often. One more thing: TURTLE POWER!
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WindMageVaati909 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Your signiture is awesome!
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Abraal Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
Can I ask a slightly bigger version? :) My desktop fell in love with this.
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whirlwind-watch Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That is pretty freaking cool :D
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GZLsarah Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
Where do you find all these epic locations???
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JashinChan Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Student Digital Artist
AWESOOOOOOME :love:
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Raphesia Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
Is the sword made of real metal, or would you not be allowed into Yosemite, if it were real?
I've been there too, but I didn't get to go exploring much.
Did you get to see that huge waterfall with the bridge and bunch of round rocks in front of it?
I loved that spot the most, out of all the...rather few...places I got to see, and take pics of.

Very good job on this shot! I don't think ANYONE, not even the creators of zelda themselves, could have taken a better shot...without CGing it, atleast...

And wow! :D It's always super awesome, when a father supports his child(ren) so much that he makes stuff like this with them! You're super lucky and blessed! ^_^
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photographysdead Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
link to the past master sword would work way better (mind you its also just my favourite one
but still super sweet
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AnnabellaBarnes2 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
Wonderful!
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