Once again thank you for all the awards etc on the last image.
Please base the comments on V2 as I messed up the Keyline on V1, V3 is slightly too bright andorange for my liking and V4 too muddy
This is an image I was in two minds about uploading.
For quite some considerable time i've been playing with a few still lives, trying to get a style that I like, I've tried textures, HDR, natural light, and for some reason they don't quite feel right for me (if that makes sense). Over the last month I've been experimenting with light painting, just using a maglight, not easy, its requiring a lot of layer blending.
I took a decision a while back to be more selective in the uploads, selecting those im happy with, both in subject and processing. Today I break that rule, don't get me wrong I'm getting there, but I feel its still WIP, whether thats subject matter, or processing, I'm not sure.
Some have seen this before in my blog (I will put up the variants, which may help with your input).
More information on the image, I have always had a massive interest in my Family History (well history in general), this image may form one of the images to illustrate my family history, which I hope to produce for family members. This will dipict a family at war (Hence the title), the 2 medals on the right are my grandfathers from WW1 which I am the proud owner. The others sadly are not originals, but are to help depict another family member who died in WW2.
Thanks again for looking.