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The Prisoner's Jacket

By Sezz    
The Prisoner's Jacket lays over the trench of the "Queen's Own" Royal West Kent Regiment
Taken at the War & Peace Show, I just really liked the colours and textures here.

The Q O R W K R WW1 display won first prize, it really was well deserved and was also my favourite display on the living history field - more to come from here soon!

Thanks as always for your time, your thoughts/comments are very welcome.

Regards - Sarah J x

Tags: Photo journalism Kent Jacket Wwi Hop farm Beltring South east Living history War and Peace Show 2012 Q O R W K R

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marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 10:46PM
Superb image Sarah J

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AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 10:50PM
I love the textures and colours too Sarah - especially in the lining!
paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2012 10:51PM
Interesting capture.
Tibetan 6 3 England
31 Jul 2012 11:07PM
My son in-law came back from Afghanistan after his second term in that hell hole! his best friend was killed at his side! which shattered his dreams of being a hero! so I wrote the following being an ex soldier myself: A zip of a bullet above his head; his best friend at his side he lay there dead, Pinned down by a sniper far away, there was nothing to do but hope and prey.
He started to shake and felt quite sick, if it's my turn next?, God make it quick, a sudden crack he to was gone, it happened daily on the Somme. Many a lad died like a man! it's happening in Irag and Afghanistan, It's the Politicians that bring us hell, to sell arms their coffers to swell.
they care not a jot for the like of you or I, we will set you free is what they cry,while sitting safely in Parliament! war is what they implement, so join with me in this soldiers Lament.
By l.j.Arditti., leon the lion.
Sezz 13 617 15 England
31 Jul 2012 11:17PM
Thanks all!

Leon - strong, thoughtful, emotive, sensitive and heartbreaking words.
My thoughts are with you and your son and to all those who were and are still serving!

The Q O R W K R are a living history, rather than a battle re-enactment group and their focus is on education and research. Their members dress in period uniforms and equipment in order to give the most accurate portrayal of activities of the time.

They attend events to provide displays of uniform and equipment and to also assist people who wish to find out more about their relatives who fought during the Great War or other related research.

Sarah x
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
1 Aug 2012 6:22AM
Makes a strong statement about war, Sarah. It should be over !!
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 6:45AM
you've capture the detail really well Sarah.
tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 9:17AM
Awesome collection of images in your gallery. What stand out most are the colour and crispness of the images. Great work Sarah. SmileSmileSmile
Sezz 13 617 15 England
1 Aug 2012 12:26PM
Many thanks everyone!

Sarah x
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
1 Aug 2012 2:12PM
Wonderfully captured detail here, Sarah, excellent shot Wink
Trev Smile
RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2012 5:54PM
Great colours and textures brought out by your fine processing, Sarah.

JJGEE 13 7.2k 18 England
1 Aug 2012 6:00PM
Lost me completely with this one I am afraid. ( Not from a technical aspect )

Possibly because all your other shots so far from W&P have the people themselves and you can visualize / interpret the context / story straight away.

Perhaps I am just getting lazy ! !
Sezz 13 617 15 England
1 Aug 2012 6:19PM
Thanks all, appreciated.

Jeff, there isn't really a story. This is a close-up crop of the coat that was just thrown down by one of the re-enactors. I just liked the colours and textures, however the more I look at it the more I question and imagine - open to your own interpretation I suppose..

Sarah x
1 Aug 2012 6:28PM
Great shot Sarah, and reminds me of a Song I wrote back in my Teens, called 'Who's Was That Jacket That You're Wearing'? I think the verse that best suits your image, is this one.

Who's was that Jacket that you're wearing ?
was it part of a patriotic scene ?
It's a Blue'ish Brownish Greyish colour,
Could it have been Green ?
Who's was that Jacket that you're wearing?
Did you find it in an Anique Store
Or in a Jumble sale,
Or in the Attic of a House built long ago?
If I tried it on and liked it,
And offered then to buy it,
Could you find it in your Heart
To let it go?

Yes I know, I've always been shot away Smile
All the best to you Sarah,

John Smile
Sezz 13 617 15 England
1 Aug 2012 6:31PM
Thanks John, love the lyrics Smile

S x
saltireblue Plus
8 8.1k 33 Norway
1 Aug 2012 9:04PM
This just shows you how simple, yet how effective an object can be when someone has the imagination to see what it can become. As you say, Sarah, it's all about the colour and texture contrasts. A good un.

FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
2 Aug 2012 2:00PM
Superb detail and colour, all down to your superb processing Sarah,
DeSilver Plus
10 14 12 England
2 Aug 2012 4:10PM
Sarah, only you could make a great picture of an old coat! Nice one. Smile

Sezz 13 617 15 England
2 Aug 2012 5:22PM
Malc, Geoff & David - thank you very much Smile

Sarah x

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