Emil the Black

Category: People


Photo and caption by Chris Menges

A 13th century knight clad in leather and steel stands in a rotted out redwood tree. Lee Kessler, a member of the Seattle Knights stage combat performance and jousting troop, is dressed in his character garb for a show in Arcata California. Before the show he wished for some photographs to be taken in the Redwood National Park since we had all just traveled some 11 hours from Seattle by car and truck with horses for the show. Taking this picture was a bit of a challenge because I was dressed in 80 pounds of full armor laying on my belly and straining my neck to get just the right angle.

Location: Redwood National Park


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