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Don't panic Captain Mainwaring!

By TrevBatWCC    
Another from the archives, taken at a 1940s weekend in Haworth. For those who don't know, there was a TV sitcom series back in the 60s & 70s called Dad's Army, based on the Home Guard. A character in the series called Private Pike would often say "Don't panic Captain Mainwaring", and the chap here on the right happened to look remarkably like him.
Though the subject suits mono, thought I'd give it the colour-popping treatment, but with a twist, having the background in colour rather than the subject.
Correction: was corporal Jones played by Clive Dunn who used to say don't panic...
Thanks Trev (achieverswales)!

Techie stuff – see Exif
Single Raw image processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Photomatix Pro and Elements 6.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.

Trev Smile

Tags: Digitally manipulated Haworth 1940s weekend Portraits and people

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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
22 Jan 2012 12:22PM
A very well composed candid from the event, Trev, and the 'reverse colour-popping' was a clever idea to have and in m opinion has worked so well.
Very well done.

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Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
22 Jan 2012 12:25PM
Yes, makes us look twice to see if they are statues or real people. Great idea and well done.............Sandy
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
22 Jan 2012 12:27PM
Love the use of colour popping Trev, we still watch this program on Gold, you are wrong about private Pike though! It was corporal Jones played by Clive Dunn who used to say don't panic and also they do not like it up them was another of his.


woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2012 1:15PM
This is well done, Trev - I wonder if you have tried reversing the effect?
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
22 Jan 2012 1:26PM
Like ghosts from the past, works well this....

excellent capture trev,great title,well done indeed.ray
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
22 Jan 2012 1:59PM
Great colour popping, Trev, and that guy is definitely Captain Mainwaring's double Smile Carol
22 Jan 2012 2:42PM
good idea to colour pop them great image and he does look similar for sure

Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2012 3:07PM
Great pose and love the expressions on thier faces, Well captured!
Lillian Plus
9 22 17 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2012 4:28PM
Certainly done a great job here Trev, they would be proud of youWink
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2012 4:34PM
good decision to colour pop the b/g and it works well Trev
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
22 Jan 2012 4:43PM
I think it is the German pilot panicking here Trev,after landing in Haworth instead of Holland !!
Good work.
moiral 8 12 Scotland
22 Jan 2012 5:29PM
My first thought when I looked at the thumbnail was 'Dad's Army'. Do like the way you have processed this shot, great effect. Moira
RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2012 6:12PM
An unusual way of selective colouring but very effective in this instance. IU love the looks on their faces.

22 Jan 2012 7:24PM
“Who do you think you are kidding Mr Bottomley if you think.......”
Please feel free to add your own words. Grin
Great shot Trevor, this one stood out in the thumbnails.
I would never have thought of a reverse colour pop.

pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2024 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2012 8:51PM
This works really well, clever idea Trev.
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2012 8:39AM

Quote:Like ghosts from the past, works well this....


gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2012 10:57AM
An excellent twist on colour popping here - mono popping! Superbly captured and worked Trev!
23 Jan 2012 11:06AM
Fabulous image, the decision to have the characters in mono works well

Trev_B 11 151 68 England
23 Jan 2012 2:50PM
Well done Trev the inverse colour pop is a great idea and is perfect for this image.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2012 3:46PM
Impressive ...
Love that town ...
Tho havent a decent image from there Sad
sable 10 9 7 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2012 4:27PM
Great candid shot - love it xx
JOKEN 9 3 10 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2012 7:12PM
Splendid work,Trev. Here on the Severn Valley Railway we have two 1940's weekends in the summer. They provide wonderful photo opportunities.
luceombra 6 27 5 Italy
3 Feb 2012 2:47PM
Great work indeed. Great candid and great processing.

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