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Treasures Of The Trenches

By Sezz    
Taken in the trenches of the Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment at the War & Peace Show!
Just a bit o'baccy and a drop of Rum... that's if you were very, very lucky...

The pipe I think, belongs to the prisoner who's jacket you can see on my previous upload - thanks for the comments there, appreciated!

V2 was the first image I processed, I liked it but was unsure of the central position of the mug...

As always I thank you for your time, your thoughts/comments are very welcome!

Regards - Sarah J x

Tags: Photo journalism Cup Kent Pipe Wwi Hop farm Paddock wood Beltring Living history War and Peace Show 2012 QORWKR

Voters: annettep38, johnriley1uk, paskinmj and 39 more

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annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
2 Aug 2012 11:49PM
the scratchy textures and the rich wood of the pipe make a nice contrast.
only.. if you allow me to say so, I would have preffered a bit narrower focus, to get a softer b/g.

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Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
2 Aug 2012 11:53PM
Thank you Annette, that's a fair comment, I'm just going to upload a version, don't think the background is that much better but see what you think, always difficult to get these grab shots when so many people about..

Sarah x
tonyguitar 4 55 32 Canada
3 Aug 2012 2:52AM
Your sense about the centered mug is 100% correct. V1 makes all the difference and the closer crop works too. Great..[now]. TG
RobinF 10 83 1 England
3 Aug 2012 6:03AM
Both work really well and I prefer version 2 because there is a little more space around the subject matter. Nice colours and really good detail.
kind regards,
I'm going with your original thought here Sarah, you can just get a whiff of the baccy.

Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
3 Aug 2012 8:48AM
Like the details in the items Sarah, of the two V1 is the better image.
Regards Richard
mrswoolybill Plus
9 986 1500 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 9:15AM
I go for V2, for a bit more space and the complete loop of green string. It's not the softness/or otherwise in the background that distracts me, it's the brightness - I would prefer it more subdued.
derekhansen Plus
8 210 24 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 12:28PM
A lovely little still life Sarah. Your processing has brought out the texture and detail perfectly.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
3 Aug 2012 4:18PM
Forget the baccy, but I'll have a drop of rum! A wonderful still-life, Sarah, and I go for V2, as it includes the whole of the piece of string on the right Wink
Trev Smile
3 Aug 2012 6:21PM
Brilliant title for this lovely image Sarah.

John Smile
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
3 Aug 2012 10:14PM
Thanks everyone, your time and comments are always appreciated!

Sarah x

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