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Our recent pilgrimage to he Western Front included a visit to the Wellington Tunnels near Arras, where troops assembled before the battle. The way of life down there was described to us by our charming guide who is seen here explaining the plan of battle with the aid of a map illuminated from below, like a transparency on a lightbox.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D7000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikkor 35mm f2 D AF Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:4 Sep 2013 - 9:29 AM
Focal Length:35mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.0
Aperture:f/2.0
Shutter Speed:1/8sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:6400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Council of War
Username:woolybill1 woolybill1
Uploaded:9 Oct 2013 - 9:23 AM
Tags:Black & white, People, Photo journalism
Votes:46

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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 43684 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 9:26 AM

Interesting and so very well captured...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

nonur
nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 9:38 AM

Historically and photographically very interesting image, Bill. Love the way the map reading device used as the light source for the dramatic rendering of this mono work. Brilliant shot!

cats_123
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9 Oct 2013 - 9:54 AM

Like a game of RISK GrinGrin

leontari
leontari Plus Member 2leontari vcard Greece
9 Oct 2013 - 10:10 AM

Brilliant capture.
Effrossini

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 10:26 AM

The gritty, grainy texture matches the mood perfectly.

whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis Plus Member 173 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England88 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 11:22 AM

Something slightly chilling about this.

1/8th, hand-held. Pretty good, Bill.

Alan

mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 11:55 AM

There wasn't a lot of light at the end of the tunnel with that dreadful war Bill.
And what was that saying ? Lions led by donkeys I believe.
Truth in that surely !!
Rather incredible to think it will be 100 years since the start of it next year.
Interesting shot.
Mick.

franken
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9 Oct 2013 - 12:42 PM

Impressive image here Bill.

Ken

Daisymaye
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9 Oct 2013 - 12:44 PM

Creepy, like a seance. Excellent image.

Joline
Joline Plus Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 12:53 PM

This has a very eerie feeling about it, like the echos of war still resound in those tunnels.

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 1:11 PM

Yes, that lighting really gives it an eerie feeling, but it's a very well composed and captured shot, Bill Smile
Trev Smile

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 1:48 PM

Never easy to capture detail in light like this, you've done well Bill.

It tells the story well too.

Dougie

taggart
taggart Plus Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 1:50 PM

The use of the map light has made you a great image

Hop-A-Long
9 Oct 2013 - 3:44 PM

Excellent image Bill, using the available light has made it quite dramatic.

Andy

JohnChambersPhotography

Lighting is so important, it's everything when capturing something like this, the reflective light on the expressions is very nice to see, well composed but more than that it tell a story, and looking at the surrounding faces one very interesting one to hear. A photographers shot , mind always on the look out for a shot, you found another here. Good capture Bill .

SUE118
SUE118 Plus Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 4:35 PM

Very interesting capture and write up.

pascalg
pascalg Plus Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
9 Oct 2013 - 5:05 PM

superb capture!
& toning...

RysiekJan
RysiekJan Plus Member 8149 forum postsRysiekJan vcard United Kingdom
9 Oct 2013 - 5:14 PM

The body language and solemn expressions of the on-lookers tells you there is something exceptional about the place.
Brilliant image Bill, no hesitation in it my UA.


Richard

lifesnapper
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9 Oct 2013 - 5:42 PM

Excellent capture Bill, good Lighting creating the atmosphere of the Times.

John Smile

SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 64871 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 5:56 PM

That hand adds an eerie dimension to the image. Without an explanation we could conjure up all sorts of weird circumstances and stories. Top shot.
x

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 Plus Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2013 - 6:02 PM

Excellent capture Bill, to think that so many men went into there never to come back.Smile


Cliff

ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 5:14 PM

Excellent title and timing, Bill. Almost a re-enactment...with a glowing map instead.

Very well captured light Smile

Andrew

Last Modified By ChiliMan at 10 Oct 2013 - 5:14 PM
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