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1912 or Not...........

By Hop-A-Long the case may be.

This is a little something I have done since Bill woolybill1 mentioned that this photo could have been from 1912 if it were not for the new buildings and other modern stuff in the frame.
I have painstakingly spent the last couple of days working on this, on and off, give or take a few hours here and there participating in other activities such as heaping up pots of spuds and training beans to climb up bamboo poles, this I might add has resulted in a few raised eyebrows from the neighbours. I suppose it's not everyday you get to see a man pole dancing in the garden whilst wrestling with a plant, especially in a polkadot bikini, just kidding, honestly you'd believe anything, there was no plant.
Now with all the spuds covered up, the beans reaching for the sky, the bikini safely tucked away in the wardrobe until next year and the rain pouring down whilst the thunder, er thunders I can finally upload and gently sip a nice steaming cup of tea. It's just a short waffle today as I want to concentrate on munching on the lovely sarnie my wife has just served up in front of me, cheers Gill.

I hope you like this, I have uploaded the original as a version. Thanks for any comments you may leave.

Tags: Mono Film Digitally manipulated Bronica Sunderland Boys school

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SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
15 Jun 2012 7:19PM
What excellent work. It really does look authentically old.
I think you've earned that sandwich. Smile

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Suzicoo 6 481 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2012 7:37PM
It was worth the effort, v1 is excellent
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2012 7:40PM

Quote:I suppose it's not everyday you get to see a man pole dancing in the garden whilst wrestling with a plant, especially in a polkadot bikini
You realise that image will remain with me for a long time...
Excellent work. Now if you could get to work on our local town centre...
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
15 Jun 2012 8:52PM
Excellent work, Andy.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2012 9:01PM
Wow - what a lot of work you have done Andy!! Even down to changing the road surface!! Very well manipulated - it's excellent!
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
15 Jun 2012 9:07PM
Yes, a lot of work in between dancing and tea drinking--- and it has paid off---a could be 1920!
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2012 9:33PM
Funny, I really thought the PLANT was in the polkadot bikini Wink

Andy I'm right chuffed that you took me at my word: the result is every bit as good as I had imagined in my wildest dreams (and I have some pretty wild dreams - as do you, with the plants in polkadot bikinis and so on!)

Removing the 21st century has the added effect of emphasising the composition, too: straight road heading downhill, curved road heading away to the right from the same source; and now I notice the row of houses on the horizon that I had totally missed before. Fantastic work.

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2012 9:43PM
I prefer the warmth of V1 but well shot
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2012 10:09PM
Impressive work in version 1.

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
16 Jun 2012 1:25AM
Yes Andy,a big difference with all the modern trappings removed.
You must have the patience of a Saint.
And if you insist on wearing a bikini then you must be called Saint Ann !!
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
16 Jun 2012 10:11AM
Well done

gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
18 Jun 2012 4:20AM
A very nice mono -- worth all the work.
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2012 8:32AM
Superb image, definitely V1 one for me Smile

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2012 1:22PM
The mind running riot! what a way to go
love your conversion on this
tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2012 8:58AM
Can easily passed off as the genuine article.

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