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Wish You Had Mates

By davey_griffo
I do, cos then I wouldn't have to keep posting daft pictures of myself & my brothers.

My homage to a classic album cover. Google it*, if you don't know what I'm refering to.

All shot using local locations & "models". No idiots were hurt in the making of this shot.

(* That's Pink Floyd, Wish You Were Here, for those too young to remember).

Tags: Digitally manipulated Album cover Pink floyd Wish you were here Silly Sunday Humour and fun Nomates

Voters: andy210966, pluckyfilly, DRicherby and 18 more


andy210966 14 4 119 Wales
9 Jan 2011 7:40AM
Nicely done.

pluckyfilly 15 351 33 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2011 8:29AM
may I ask Davey what is that attached to you on the right please? clever work
DRicherby 13 269 726 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2011 9:15AM
I'm too young to have got the reference without your explanation but this is very well done!
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
9 Jan 2011 9:26AM
Very Floyd Davey. Ron.
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.1k 2475 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2011 10:36AM
Well you were never going to ruin a best suit by setting fire to it for real, were you!
I'm old enough to recognise the reference. The fire isn't totally convincing (maybe add some blur to simulate heat haze?), but the combination of the figures is great, looking at the handshake I can see the join but only just!
I see lots of scope for more Classic Nomates Album Covers - Abbey Road for one...
Herge88 14 40 6 England
9 Jan 2011 10:40AM
This is fantastic Dave, my favourite of the no mates so far, I am of course old enough to remember the album, and it is my favourite Floyd album. I recognised this straight away from the thumbnail, nice one.

Best Matt
NeilWigan Plus
11 17 16 England
9 Jan 2011 11:20AM
written off as just a contract filler when released ,following the dark side success,later recognised as possibly the best floyd album.Very well worked and a good tribute as we will never see the band live again,complete.
colin beeley Plus
19 1.2k 10 England
9 Jan 2011 5:31PM
just made me give it a play ! still one of my favs Wink
Great fun!!!!! Quite well done too! Congratulations.

Among the best albums you can never get tired of listening to.

mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
9 Jan 2011 11:27PM
The Edinburgh Empire during the 70s,I saw Pink Floyd play Davey.
I swear my ears are still ringing to this day.They were in the Guinness Book of Records as the loudest live band.Dunno if they still hold that record !!
Good work.
Frase 13 Scotland
9 Jan 2011 11:40PM
Wonderful .
xwang 12 56 8
10 Jan 2011 11:54AM
Nice one, good fun. Excellent effect. How did you set your brother on fire?
I don't know the Album cover,just found out, I think that the CD will be on the way.. but I remember the song.I dug up my hard drive.It is also in Echoes (the best of pink floyd disc 2).I'm listening Smile Thank you for the music...
Best wishes to you.
davey_griffo 12 213 165 England
10 Jan 2011 5:17PM
Thanks all for your kind comments, and especially to Matt for his award.

Moira - the flames are about how they appear in the original. Admittedly, they did it with film & a darkroom, as PS & digital probably hadn't even been thought of yet.
wideangler 12 8 Wales
11 Jan 2011 2:23PM
Looks to me as though the chap on the right was a bit scared of the bloke on the left!

Clever work.
acousticmist 11 10 1 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2011 3:32PM
Great shot and write up..........Martin
davey_griffo 12 213 165 England
11 Jan 2011 6:22PM
Wouldn't you be scared if he could set you on fire, Neil? Smile
colinbear 11 6 Scotland
12 Jan 2011 12:36PM
love the pink floyd theme its a brilliant album cover and fantastic shot!
Andrew_Hurley 15 71 73 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2011 7:07PM
This is an excellent attempt at a classic Pink Floyd album cover. Even without seeing the title I knew where the inspiration had come from. I would be tempted to add more flames than you have already, to make the image more dramatic, and to match the original.

It really is a great image and deserves to go into the WAPS Annual Exhibition, let's hope the judge is a Floyd fan!

davey_griffo 12 213 165 England
1 May 2011 9:58PM
Thanks Colin, glad you liked it.

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