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Another from the archives, taken at a 1940s weekend in Haworth. For those who don't know, there was a TV sitcom series back in the 60s & 70s called Dad's Army, based on the Home Guard. A character in the series called Private Pike would often say "Don't panic Captain Mainwaring", and the chap here on the right happened to look remarkably like him.
Though the subject suits mono, thought I'd give it the colour-popping treatment, but with a twist, having the background in colour rather than the subject.
Correction: ...it was corporal Jones played by Clive Dunn who used to say don't panic...
Thanks Trev (achieverswales)!


Techie stuff see Exif
Single Raw image processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Photomatix Pro and Elements 6.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.

Trev Smile

Camera:Nikon D3000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm VR Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:17 May 2009 - 12:50 PM
Focal Length:45mm
Aperture:f/11
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture Priority
Metering Mode:Matrix
Title:Don't panic Captain Mainwaring!
Username:TrevBatWCC TrevBatWCC
Uploaded:22 Jan 2012 - 12:14 PM
Tags:1940s weekend, Digitally manipulated, Haworth, Portraits / people
Votes:47

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2012 - 12:22 PM

A very well composed candid from the event, Trev, and the 'reverse colour-popping' was a clever idea to have and in m opinion has worked so well.
Very well done.
Ronnie.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2012 - 12:25 PM

Yes, makes us look twice to see if they are statues or real people. Great idea and well done.............Sandy

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achieverswales
22 Jan 2012 - 12:27 PM

Love the use of colour popping Trev, we still watch this program on Gold, you are wrong about private Pike though! It was corporal Jones played by Clive Dunn who used to say don't panic and also they do not like it up them was another of his.

Regards

Trev.

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2012 - 1:15 PM

This is well done, Trev - I wonder if you have tried reversing the effect?
Regards
Bill

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2012 - 1:26 PM

Like ghosts from the past, works well this....

Ade

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raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
22 Jan 2012 - 1:34 PM

excellent capture trev,great title,well done indeed.ray

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2012 - 1:59 PM

Great colour popping, Trev, and that guy is definitely Captain Mainwaring's double Smile Carol

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digital_boi
22 Jan 2012 - 2:42 PM

good idea to colour pop them great image and he does look similar for sure

Graham

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2012 - 3:07 PM

Great pose and love the expressions on thier faces, Well captured!
Diane

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2012 - 4:28 PM

Certainly done a great job here Trev, they would be proud of youWink
wonderful
Lillian

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8317 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2012 - 4:34 PM

good decision to colour pop the b/g and it works well Trev

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2012 - 4:43 PM

I think it is the German pilot panicking here Trev,after landing in Haworth instead of Holland !!
Good work.
Mick.

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
22 Jan 2012 - 5:29 PM

My first thought when I looked at the thumbnail was 'Dad's Army'. Do like the way you have processed this shot, great effect. Moira

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RockArea
RockArea e2 Member 8RockArea vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2012 - 6:12 PM

An unusual way of selective colouring but very effective in this instance. IU love the looks on their faces.

David

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twelvemegs
22 Jan 2012 - 7:24 PM

Who do you think you are kidding Mr Bottomley if you think.......
Please feel free to add your own words. Grin
Great shot Trevor, this one stood out in the thumbnails.
I would never have thought of a reverse colour pop.

David

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pamelajean
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22 Jan 2012 - 8:51 PM

This works really well, clever idea Trev.

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2012 - 8:39 AM


Quote: Like ghosts from the past, works well this....

Ade

Exactly....

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gingerdelight
23 Jan 2012 - 10:57 AM

An excellent twist on colour popping here - mono popping! Superbly captured and worked Trev!
Carol

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Jodyw17
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23 Jan 2012 - 11:06 AM

Fabulous image, the decision to have the characters in mono works well

Jody

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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7123 forum postsTrev_B vcard England66 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2012 - 2:50 PM

Well done Trev the inverse colour pop is a great idea and is perfect for this image.

Trev

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2012 - 3:46 PM

Impressive ...
Love that town ...
Tho havent a decent image from there Sad

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sable
sable  6 England7 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2012 - 4:27 PM

Great candid shot - love it xx

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JOKEN
JOKEN  5 United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2012 - 7:12 PM

Splendid work,Trev. Here on the Severn Valley Railway we have two 1940's weekends in the summer. They provide wonderful photo opportunities.
Ken

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luceombra
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3 Feb 2012 - 2:47 PM

Great work indeed. Great candid and great processing.

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