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TZP: Returning to Lon Lon Ranch by Adella TZP: Returning to Lon Lon Ranch by Adella
Even though the ranch was isolated for those who lived there, it was in the perfect location for Link whenever he felt the calling of a warm meal and a good song.

The Zelda Project is a Los Angeles, CA based group of friends who seek to bring to life the characters, settings, and overall feel of Ocarina of Time through photography and film. Our ultimate goal is to create the characters as they would appear in reality to the best of our abilities, placing them in beautiful sceneries true to their Hyrulean counterparts, and creating elaborate photosets, as well as a film short (coming soon! Stay tuned for our Kickstarter project!).

Link Model: Anthony "Lune"
Epona Model: Big John
Costume: Made by Sarah Quillian Adella
Photography: IndigoVerse Indigo76
Matte Painting: Mickael Forrett
Makeup/Special FX: Chase Birdsong
Leatherworking: Ben Wallace, Me
Sword/Shield/Sheath: Aaron Granofsky
Navi Effects: Julia Starr night-fate
Lighting Assistant: Marcus Eddings
Assistant Camera: Julia Starr
Horse Trainer: Dawn Stafford (Stafford Ranch & Stables)
Horse Owner: Jerry Rudolph
Horse Wrangler: John Sedano
On-Site Vet Tech: Marcus Eddings
Horse Make-up: Marcus Eddings
Storyboarding: Sofia Alexander Elenath

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The boots, gloves, and belts are all real leather. The sword and shield are made with a number of different materials including high density foam, fiberglass, and resin. The matte painting of the ranch was a beautiful job done by Mickael Forrett to bring Lon Lon into reality. Epona also is wearing make-up. Big John didn't have the dark spots on his legs, so we painted them with horse show touch up paint to give his legs that gradient effect. Stay tuned for our BTS video for more about the ranch shoot!

Lon Lon Ranch was my favorite place to go when I played Ocarina of Time. Throughout the years as the game held up to it's replay value, it still was where I liked to take Link to hang around. Something about it held a really warm and special place in my heart, and I imagined that despite it's isolation, it's central location in Hyrule Field made it a perfect place for Link to stop and eat, hang out, and sleep in a cozy bed.

This cosplay photo was a huge combined group effort that was a labor of love by friends and fans of the Legend of Zelda series. Combining all aspects of art from photography to matte painting, we wanted to bring the Legend of Zelda to life as best we could in a final presentation. So far this has been incredibly rewarding, and we hope that those of you who view our work are brought a little bit more into the world of Hyrule through our art.

A special thanks to everyone who has helped us get this far! Without all of your support and kindness we wouldn't have been able to make this happen. We only hope that with what we produce, a smile is put on your face!

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mompop26isback Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
I, as well, always thought Lon Lon Ranch was a very welcoming place. But, I think Kakariko Village is my favorite place for Link to hang out, enjoy a warm meal, and find a cozy place to sleep. Lon Lon Ranch was an amazing place, though, no doubt about that. 
Gardusanctuair Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
nice very nice
AlexRose1214 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
of all the lame adaptations why hasn't this been a huge Hollywood movie?
probably because link never talked :/
but still. cool pic, my new background
HHorseLover96 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, good job
Derf0007 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Professional Filmographer
This is awesome!
InfinityGirlWPasta Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
These are amazing! 
roiikkata Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol its hyrule field
yamamoto87 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student Artist
hi there,

your photos are so awesome.
this one inspired me for a picture in my school project.
feel free to check it out ;)

keep on doing.

Mega-Matt-X Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Where am I, is this heaven? Awesome pic.
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