Inspiration for Brunnhilde

Today I am taking the base photographs for a couple of images I have had in mind for a long while and have now decided the time is right.  I am talking about Brunnhilde, of course, my tribute to the Wagnerian Heroine, so for inspiration here are a couple of famous Valkyries from days gone by, Astris Varnay and Birgit Nilsson.