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American Civil War

By ginz04    
this photo was taken at the American Civil War re-enactment at Tatton Park-Cheshire earlier today - Ive sepia toned it as it seems to be appropriate for the time.

Tags: Portrait Cheshire Park War Toned Sepia American Outside Tatton Civil Portraits and people

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soulofharmony 8 22 1 Norfolk Island
29 May 2011 5:06PM
Nice to see you're still here also..Smile
just love that old tatty hat...picture has so much character as does that old gentleman !!

Beautifully photographed and converted !!!

Nikki !

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paulbroad 10 123 1250 United Kingdom
30 May 2011 7:55AM
Nice image and good to see you getting in and filling the frame. The sepia is like a faded old print, but too even to actually replicate that. I would have used sepia, but gone for a much darker brown to give the image some punch. Sepia removes contrast in effect - brown being less intense than black.

Possibly a little more space in front of him, at the expanse of the back of his head if necessary. Nice and sharp.

ginz04 14 281 20 United Kingdom
30 May 2011 9:58AM
thanks paul and nikki
KevSB 14 1.5k 5 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2011 9:46AM
I personally feel its need more impact by the subject looking at the camera and giving it a main focal point with the eyes, My other point could be effected by my knowledge of the period, sepia was not used much during this period so seems false to me but as I pointed out this could be down to my knowledge of period photography that I Asume that your tring to replicate. If you go again ask the gentleman(malcolm is is name btw to do a pose for you, i can assure you he will be happy to do so).

You chose one of the most photogenic subjects btw, I have quite a few of him myself.

ginz04 14 281 20 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2011 11:16AM
hi Kevin he was certainly the most photogenic person there and i have several of him as well - why sepia - i didnt think black and white was enough of a difference to try to bring some authenticity to the picture im not sure whether sepia is quite right either but I think it does look good and im happy with it.

Thank you for your constructive comments



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