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Composite of three photos
Girl photographed on Saturday at Haworth 40s weekend.
Huts at Paddy's Hole Redcar
Spitfires at Derwent Dams flyover

I like to shoot candids at reenactments as that allows me to capture real expressions. I use a 300mm lens which is not always easy to keep still, but I've not done too bad.
I'm not sure what she was thinking but later in the day she was dancing around full of joy. I decided to use the sombre expression with these elements blended in Photoshop using layers and masks.

I've partially toned to give an older feel.

Brand:PENTAX Corporation
Camera:Pentax K20D Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:smc PENTAX-FA 80-320mm F4.5-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:7 Feb 2010 - 12:45 PM
Focal Length:24mm
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:We'll meet again
Username:Pete Pete
Uploaded:21 May 2012 - 10:29 PM
Tags:1940s weekend, Digitally manipulated, Haworth, Paddy's hole, Spitfire
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cabbie
cabbie e2 Member 7cabbie vcard United Kingdom
21 May 2012 - 10:31 PM

A splendid image well worked

Bob

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 53998 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2012 - 10:33 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Really well put together and excellent components, but I think I'd have preferred her to have been diffused and blended more into the background. Her face is very bright and looks harsh compared with the rest of the image. I know she's the main component of the image, but just a bit too prominent for me. Hey, not that I could do it or anything. Wink
Chris

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jdinne
jdinne e2 Member 10jdinne vcard England
21 May 2012 - 10:38 PM

Brilliantly done, fantastic work.

Rgds

John

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Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1218416 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2012 - 10:50 PM

Thanks all. Chris you're right, the edge may be too sharp. It was intentional to stand out, but having done another version I do prefer a slightly softer edge, But I do still want the lift in tone. I've added a couple more versions 1, 3 or 4 folks?

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canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 3canonfan vcard United Kingdom
21 May 2012 - 10:56 PM

Beautiful work
Jim

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2012 - 11:01 PM

v3 for me, superb work.
ant.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2012 - 11:01 PM

personally I like V1

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exposure
exposure  91305 forum posts England
21 May 2012 - 11:06 PM

A Brilliant image...V1... a true feeling of the era
Pauline.

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Glyn1
Glyn1  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2012 - 11:07 PM

Vi for me.

Glyn

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Scaramanga
Scaramanga e2 Member 637 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2012 - 11:15 PM

V3 for me personally.

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bryan26
bryan26  4 United Kingdom
21 May 2012 - 11:24 PM

I agree with the comments about her face but I still feel its a nice piece of work. Well done.

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 3NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2012 - 11:50 PM

Can see you have softened the edge in the later versions but i still prefer V1.

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pdove
pdove  4 United Kingdom
22 May 2012 - 12:20 AM

Cracking image. I'm firmly in favour of V1
regards, Phil

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2012 - 1:01 AM

V1 is far better for me. Great image!

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4133 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2012 - 3:21 AM

Wish I could do something like this but layers and masks have me beatenSad........I think I tend to agree with Chris's comment although I understand your intention, but for me V 4 is the I vote for, Pete.
Fine piece of composite imagery.
Ronnie.

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
22 May 2012 - 6:25 AM

Stunning work Pete, all the images are worthy of individual uploads.

Len

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JohnChambersPhotography

Top work of art, works so well with lots to like and admire, excellent work

John

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Briwooly
Briwooly e2 Member 8452 forum postsBriwooly vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2012 - 7:45 AM

Some excellent processing Pete V4 for me

Brian.......................................................

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RLF
RLF e2 Member 4RLF vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2012 - 7:53 AM

Excellent collage. Spitfire and Hurricane in the pictureWink

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 53998 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2012 - 7:58 AM

V4 does it for me Pete. Smile

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gingerdelight
22 May 2012 - 8:35 AM

Superb images here Pete. My own personal preference is for V1, although the sepia version comes a close second!
Carol

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sherring
sherring  646 forum posts United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2012 - 8:45 AM

Very nice V1 for me.

One Spitfire, One Hurricane by the way.

Steve.

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cassiecat
cassiecat  539 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2012 - 8:54 AM

for overall blending i'll go with v4, but like the colour version, agree with chris's comments. must learn how to do this.lesley

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England205 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2012 - 10:50 AM

Well worked with these Pete, for me V4 works best with the blending
Regards Richard

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cambsman
cambsman  4 Cyprus2 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2012 - 11:51 AM

Excellent shot. The womans expression is one that must have been on thousands of mothers , girlfriends and wives every time their men took to the air !

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RobboB
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22 May 2012 - 12:20 PM

V4 for me. Evocative like a poster from that era.

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 7lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
22 May 2012 - 7:02 PM

Great set Pete, with some smashing processing.

John Smile

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twelvemegs
22 May 2012 - 7:10 PM

Wonderful work Pete.
V1 does it for me.

David

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
22 May 2012 - 7:31 PM

Wonderfully crafted and worked image.

P.

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Brian65
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23 May 2012 - 5:19 PM

Fantastic work Pete, wish i could do it, will have a go one day.
Brian

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5170 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2012 - 12:52 PM

Very nicely done Pete. V1 for me.
Derek

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bluetitblue
bluetitblue e2 Member 5bluetitblue vcard United Kingdom
24 May 2012 - 8:39 PM

Some great work here Pete V1& V4 for me make excellent images.
Pete.

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chase
chase Critique Team 81104 forum postschase vcard England231 Constructive Critique Points
24 May 2012 - 11:37 PM

Nicely put together Pete,I am with Chris ( Slowsong) on the sharpness/brightness of the face though.
I do like the colours in V1 but prefer the texures in V3 ( except for the very bright part on her left cheek).
Her expression does fit the composite very well.

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
25 May 2012 - 10:48 AM

I like the concept Pete and how you have put this together - V1 for me but like V4 too.

Sarah *

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Jat_Riski
Jat_Riski  559 forum posts United Kingdom
28 May 2012 - 5:15 PM

V3 for me Pete.

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paulcr
paulcr e2 Member 91536 forum postspaulcr vcard Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2012 - 4:18 PM

Nicely done Pete. Nice to see the originals too. I see the benefits of the softer version (3) but I prefer the slight detatchment of the model in V1. It gives her more of an air of loss or sorrow as if shes trying to turn away from whats in the bg, if that makes sense Smile
Paul

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tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jun 2012 - 10:40 PM

Like how you put this together. Most inspiring. Thanks for sharing the secret.SmileSmile

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jinstone
jinstone e2 Member 7jinstone vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 5:32 PM

V1 for me, but they are all superb
J

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