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An image taken at the War & Peace Show today. This is not a political statement.
Thanks for looking and for any comments and/or criticisms.
Ann

Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Lens:EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:22 Jul 2012 - 12:28 PM
Focal Length:75mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/25sec
ISO:100
Title:Battle weary
Username:AnnChown AnnChown
Uploaded:22 Jul 2012 - 4:44 PM
Tags:Portraits / people, Soldier, War, War & peace show
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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5148 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2012 - 4:51 PM

Great shot, Ann: he does look done in and battle weary.
Very well captured expression.
Ronnie.

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SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 65069 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2012 - 4:51 PM

Those whiskers look so scratchy! Smile

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2012 - 4:54 PM

Certainly manages to indicate someone worn out and exhausted. Clearly a fine actor and a great image.

Ann

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2012 - 5:02 PM

Very well taken, and compliments to the makeup artist.
jon

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
22 Jul 2012 - 5:16 PM

He looks shell shocked Ann and you only shot him using your camera,GrinGrinGrin
Fred.

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fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2012 - 5:23 PM

Great capture Ann ~ might be worth trying in mono sometime.

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2012 - 5:57 PM

An excellent portrait, Ann. Carol

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Sezz
Sezz Plus Member 10617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2012 - 6:13 PM

He's certainly a character Ann, so photogenic and also a very nice guy!
Like the processing on this one, that's a fine expression captured - hope you had a great day today?

Sarah *

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2012 - 6:21 PM

oh dear!!!
I guess you had a load of fun though

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gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2012 - 6:48 PM

A really strong masculine portrait. - gary

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franken
franken Plus Member 123489 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2012 - 7:06 PM

Works for me Ann!

Ken

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morpheus1955
22 Jul 2012 - 7:22 PM

Out standing portrait Ann, you really have captured the mood perfectly, very well done.

Hugh

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Michaela_Solway

The processing captures the mood of the study...

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Gavin_Duxbury
Gavin_Duxbury Plus Member 5Gavin_Duxbury vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2012 - 7:39 PM

great capture, tells the story nicely.

Regards.

gavin

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Rock
Rock Plus Member 13Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2012 - 9:39 PM

No wonder he is tired the war finished quite a few years ago.

Grand shot.

Rock

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2012 - 10:50 PM

I am in the midst of reading War and Peace but I suspect this has naught to do with that book, Still, and impressive view of something I did not want to see!

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23 Jul 2012 - 5:56 AM

nice & gritty processing

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2012 - 7:23 AM

Excellent portrait.. And full marks for not correcting anything.

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 54761 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway27 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2012 - 7:52 AM

Couldn't have captured a more appropriate pose and expression, Ann. Spot on. Like the detail here, the scruffy look to his uniform is in keeping with the situation he is portraying.

Malc

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51317 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England144 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2012 - 9:08 AM

No need to batter him into submission to get his photo, Ann. Excellent crop, and the touch of topaz(?) is spot on.

Dave

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AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2012 - 10:13 AM


Quote: No need to batter him into submission to get his photo, Ann. Excellent crop, and the touch of topaz(?) is spot on.

Dave

Yes, a 'touch'.

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jdinne
jdinne  12 England
23 Jul 2012 - 12:02 PM

Stunning Ann......................

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23 Jul 2012 - 5:06 PM

A gritty shot, perfectly processed Ann.

John Smile

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Ray42
Ray42  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2012 - 5:46 PM

A great shot Ann and he played the part well - Loved Dave's quip

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bricurtis Plus Member 91976 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2012 - 8:12 PM

Superb Ann - love the treatment here.
Congrats on your GEA.Smile
Brian.

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  6 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2012 - 8:05 AM

wow that's a brilliant powerful image. love the detail. excellent work Ann. Paul

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Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2012 - 9:11 AM

The attention to his face is way ahead of the attention to his uniform and cap, he should be a lot grottier in my opinion to be realistic. The parade ground is quickly forgotten when soldiers get into battle, caps are used for many things other than carrying insignia into battle, he looks apart from his face too fresh and his eyes are quite white.

More grot from the producers would have given you a better subject to photograph, your part is very good but the uniform just looks too clean and tidy.

Some of the great war movies of recent times had raised the bar in make up and costume, it's hard to cut corners and still get the end result right.

Dougie

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24 Jul 2012 - 4:31 PM

Excellent Ann,wonderful capture..Lin

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24 Jul 2012 - 9:13 PM

excellent shot ,great detail and processingSmile

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NickHaigh
NickHaigh  3 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2012 - 10:06 AM

Good shot, sharp well exposed but i have to say i HATE these fake WW2 soldier pics!

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helenlinda Plus Member 7342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jul 2012 - 2:14 PM

A great shot Ann - congratulations on the GEA SmileSmile
Helen

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BURNBLUE Plus Member 9BURNBLUE vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2012 - 7:35 PM

Excellent Ann.

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