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Officers and a Lady

By TrevBatWCC    
Going back through the archives, reworked this image taken at a 1940's weekend, held annually in Haworth during May, though don't think it went ahead this year due to the Coronavirus. With participants all dressed in costumes and uniforms of that period they make great photographic subjects. Inspired by Moira's (mrswoolybill) dabbling with the Bleach Bypass effect in the Nik Collection of plugins, which both enhances detail and desaturates colours, thought this event suitable for a bit of faffing.

Many thanks to Jeff (cats_123), Colleen, Peter (Mollycat), Val (Val Prowse) and Dave (HobbitDave) for their User Awards on my previous upload, Chantry Chapel , most appreciated 🏆👍

Raw image processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Nik Collection's plugins, and Photoshop Elements 2020.

Thanks again to everyone for your vote & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging 😃👍

Trev 😀

Tags: Costumes Event People Haworth 1940s weekend Portraits and people

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21 Aug 2020 9:55AM
Love these event's, great capture Trev.
PhilT2 Plus
11 536 31 England
21 Aug 2020 10:24AM
Very much like your processing of this one Trev. The guy on the left seems to be holding back a laugh at the expense of the one in the middle with the tell tale lipstick on cheek whilst the lady looks on demurely.
Thats the trouble with forties cosmetics
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
21 Aug 2020 10:44AM
Well framed...she certainly carries it off 😁
Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2020 11:00AM
Very authentic looking.
Good to see how these filters work
and with what type of image.
Nice work Trev.
chase Plus
15 2.1k 562 England
21 Aug 2020 11:16AM
Love the lipstick 'kiss' on the cheek of the guy in the middle.
21 Aug 2020 11:56AM
Very well photographed Trev. The atmosphere comes across straightaway.

Joline Plus
14 34 59 United States
21 Aug 2020 1:00PM
The editing works beautifully on this. I love the facial expressions, and the toning is perfect for the era.
21 Aug 2020 1:42PM
When I first saw 1940's I actually thought this was an old photo that was colorized, the bleach process works very well in giving this image a real look of an antique photo.
21 Aug 2020 1:57PM
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
21 Aug 2020 2:15PM
Looks like it's a genuine old portrait in very good shape.
dales Plus
5 11 Australia
21 Aug 2020 2:38PM
Such a great result Trev , excellent image
21 Aug 2020 3:27PM
echoing others: very authentic, and i love the lipstick mark too
excellent picture
saltireblue Plus
11 11.8k 75 Norway
21 Aug 2020 4:48PM
"Overpaid, Oversexed, and over Here" Doesn't seem to bother the lady, though...probably thinking of the new nylon stockings she has just been given.Wink
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2020 6:00PM
A terrific shot
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2020 7:51PM
Such a charming candid. The man look so good with their uniforms...
Beautiful image Trev, good write up... Isabel GrinGrin
21 Aug 2020 9:46PM
Excellent vintage mood Trev, great processing.

Saastad Plus
2 16 15 Norway
21 Aug 2020 10:05PM
Good one Trev!
I like the processing and the lipstick Smile

Arne Smile
22 Aug 2020 1:36AM
Goat image, Trev...lipstick, her almost deadpan...the bleached out color...almost like an old hand colored ti.

bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
25 Aug 2020 9:47AM
like the vintage mood - excellent

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