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It was 2am on the 1st July 1916, Joe couldn't sleep, both his boys were away with the Leeds pals, somewhere in France. He had a feeling of foreboding as he was checking his property deeds.


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A big thanks to all those who gave great advice on the last upload, I've tried to take as many of the suggestions on board as possible.

This time no HDR, and no focus stacking, just a simple 1 image shot.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Lens:50.0 mm f/1.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:50mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.7
Aperture:f/14.0
Shutter Speed:1/30sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Family Ties
Username:Nick_w Nick_w
Uploaded:28 Mar 2013 - 12:44 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flash / lighting, Photo journalism, Portraits / people, Specialist / abstract
Votes:59

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michelle30
28 Mar 2013 - 12:54 PM

I love this Smile

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Richsr
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28 Mar 2013 - 1:35 PM

Like the story set up and light in this Nick - good one
Regards Richard

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Daisymaye
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28 Mar 2013 - 1:36 PM

Very well done. .....Sandy

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bluesandtwos
28 Mar 2013 - 2:09 PM

Excellent, in every aspect. I like a bit of text to go with the image Grin.

Dave

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28 Mar 2013 - 2:33 PM

It's a moving, intimate image, beautifully lit. But can I be nit-picky? (I am, I am... ) The date on the letter...
Moira

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73802 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2013 - 2:38 PM


Quote: It's a moving, intimate image, beautifully lit. But can I be nit-picky? (I am, I am... ) The date on the letter...
Moira

Course you can Moira I knew it would be picked up on (it's why I said he was checking his property deeds).

Tho I'm trying to get my Mum to lend me her collection of letters from her Dad to his then Fiancée (eventually his wife, my grandmother.) she kept all the letters on the 2 weeks before he was posted missing, thankfully he had been taken as a POW.

This is still WIP, as I'm not completely happy, but have some skills I need to develop, and collect some more props.

Last Modified By Nick_w at 28 Mar 2013 - 2:40 PM

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chase Critique Team 81115 forum postschase vcard England234 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2013 - 5:04 PM

Much,much better ref the candle flame Nick,I like the lesser content too.The holder is much straighter & I like the end books leaning inward.
Nice story-line.
All you need now is to burn that candle on a regular basis so it drips & runs wax all the way down the holder.
In keeping with the story,I think one of the fag boxes could be replaced with a nice old pocket watch showing the time at 2am....if you have one that is,if not,Keef has a couple of spares Wink

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28 Mar 2013 - 5:21 PM

Poignant message Nick.
Ron.

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73802 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2013 - 5:37 PM

Funny Janet, I was thinking along the same lines re the pocket watch, I'm even watching a couple of items on eBay, for that reason.

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28 Mar 2013 - 5:54 PM

Beautiful composition !
George

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jdinne
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28 Mar 2013 - 7:11 PM

Wonderful composition, very thought provoking.

John

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Mrsbass
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28 Mar 2013 - 7:15 PM

This is a fabulous still life - the whole story telling both in words and image is both poignant and heartfelt. Superb work.

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dathersmith
28 Mar 2013 - 10:25 PM

Great work Nick and an improvement on the last one, flame looks much better.

Darren.

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derrymaine
29 Mar 2013 - 5:58 AM

fantastic composition, I' d like it b&w, or sepia I think

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Nick_w
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29 Mar 2013 - 8:59 AM

Thanks Pete, I didn't see that coming Smile

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29 Mar 2013 - 9:31 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

The problem with this to me is that once you introduce a very specific storyline, the egg timer becomes obsolete.

Like the technical but not keen on the content.

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Nick_w
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29 Mar 2013 - 9:37 AM

I have a pocket watch on its way Keith Wink

Although this was all about getting the technical bits right (thanks for the advice BTW) the next image will be harder, as it is the one I've been wanting to do for 2 years.

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29 Mar 2013 - 12:30 PM

Whilst your other image is great, this one wins for me. Focus stacking and all the rest of it is fine, and it definitely has its place, but I actually find this to be a clearer image that the one that used all of those myriad techniques. A simple approach is often best, it would seem.

Michael.

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