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Another from the Pickering war weekend

As part of the conscription requirement women had to chose whether to enter the armed forces or work in farming or industry. By December 1943 one in three factory workers was female and they were building planes, tanks, guns and making bullets needed for the war.

Thanks for the response to my previous efforts all looks clicks and comments gratefully received Grin Smile

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

Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:14 Oct 2012 - 12:00 AM
Focal Length:176mm
Aperture:f/4
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture
Metering Mode:Multi segment
White Balance:Auto tweeked in lightroom
Title:WW2 Factory Girl
Username:Briwooly Briwooly
Uploaded:30 Oct 2012 - 7:25 AM
Tags:Black & white, Humour / fun, Photo journalism, Portraits / people.Pickering.War weekend.
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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2012 - 7:31 AM

Wonderful contextual portrait in mono!

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2012 - 7:52 AM

excellent portrait, and good choice of toning.
regards
Yung

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2012 - 8:04 AM

Superb portrait with great toning
Jim

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longhoss
longhoss e2 Member 4longhoss vcard United Kingdom
30 Oct 2012 - 8:22 AM

Superb portrait Brian
The mono makes the image seem more in keeping with the era.
glyn

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2012 - 8:56 AM

typically excellent Brian, the contrast and texture in the image really brings the portrait to life. reminds me a bit of Hilda Ogden though!

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chris-p
chris-p e2 Member 864 forum postschris-p vcard England
30 Oct 2012 - 9:16 AM

Admire your skill in capturing 'people' pics Brian..

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surfinsurveyor
30 Oct 2012 - 10:07 AM

Great candid with a perfectly fitting background. The toning of the image really gives it a sense of the era. GrinGrin

Keith

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Humblebee
Humblebee  2 England
30 Oct 2012 - 10:41 AM

A first class portrait Brian, with excellent processing, that brings back memories, but after the war, I wasn't quite here during it. My gran first worked in armaments then making silk parachutes - she bought us one that was duff. I also remember the 'headgear' well. Carol GrinGrinGrin

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2012 - 1:40 PM

A cracker Brian. She has certainly bee around for a while.

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twelvemegs
30 Oct 2012 - 2:47 PM

Excellent image Brian, toning works well.

David

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2012 - 3:09 PM

Another super portrait in this series, Brian, wonderful quality Smile
Trev Smile

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2012 - 4:53 PM

An excellent portrait - and so of the time!
Ann

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2012 - 8:40 PM

Nicely done Syeve

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2183 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2012 - 8:58 PM

A brilliant portrait that reminded me of Hilda Ogden as soon as I saw it.
NettaSmile

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2012 - 9:42 PM

An excellent character study, this one looks really authentic

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
30 Oct 2012 - 9:52 PM

Superb portrait works well in sepia tones

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2012 - 10:27 PM

Superb portrait and interesting write up. paul

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8769 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1596 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2012 - 3:02 PM

Lovely bright eyes with catchlights, and a perfect expression, very good portrait on which the toning works a treat.

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