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Pikeman of the Sealed Knot

By jasonrwl
Thank you for your votes and comments on the image from Naeroysfjord.

Went to the Holly Holy Day yesterday in Nantwich which commemorates the Civil War Battle of Nantwich. Unfortunately it was disrupted by an unholy storm as the soldiers paraded in the square with first rain and then lightning and hail leaving the ground about an inch deep in hail stones. The light almost completely disappeared. I am afraid we didn't stay for the battle re-enactment and I don't know if it actually went ahead.

v2 is the colour version.

Thanks for looking
Jason

Tags: English civil war Sealed knot Portraits and people Nantwich Holly holy day

Voters: AnnaBanana, Nigeve1, NaturesHaven and 22 more


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Nigeve1 Plus
3 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2014 8:07AM
Excellent portrait, focus and determination, Jason. Excellent detail and very well processed, definitely the mono for me, suits the subject, you have handled the light around the eyes under the brimmed helmet very well.
Nigel

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Yes it went ahead and what a storm
26 Jan 2014 11:10AM
Surprisingly for me (I'm a bit of a philistine when it comes to B&W) I like V1 the best of these two. Excellent portrait. I especially like his beeny peeking out under his helmet (bit of comfort needed with that thing on your head I imagine)!
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2014 12:04PM
Worth going just to get this one image Jason.
Definitely the mono - really well exposed.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
26 Jan 2014 1:13PM
Intense and nicely exposed, Jason. The mono focuses on the expression without the distraction of colour.

Dave
nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
26 Jan 2014 3:35PM
Both are excellent shots, Jason!
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2014 6:49PM
A great portrait Jason I do like the mono version.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
27 Jan 2014 12:29AM
So sad to hear about the interruption --the storm. This one image is superb in both versions-- More would be nice-- another year!

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