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By phil_j  
A complete change of direction for me this evening, and a change in which any thoughts you may have on would be most welcome.

The image was taken at the Swindon & Cricklade Railway Wartime Weekend, and shows a member of the re-enactment group portrying the American 101st Airborne Division, entrenched in battle.

I have tried to capture a look of despair and bewilderment at the horror he has seen on the battle field, etched on the face of the actor, who seemed to be really into his role!

I have converted this into mono and then toned with a sepia tint, and added a little grain to give a feeling of age.

As I have mentioned your thoughts are most welcome as always.

Hope you are well, and thank you for taking the time to look.

Phil

Tags: Photo journalism Black and white Portraits and people

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Comments


14 Sep 2009 7:51PM
great feel & capture

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14 Sep 2009 7:54PM
You have captured the feeling superbly well. Just finished Band of Brothers pretty harrowing time.
14 Sep 2009 7:57PM
I really like this image. Just had to have a little play. Great stuff.
Steve_S Plus
11 180 3 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2009 8:00PM
Great image Phil, nice processing

Steve
14 Sep 2009 8:00PM
Superb capture indeed.

Chris
phil_j 10 134 4 England
14 Sep 2009 8:01PM
Thank you for the mod Justin, you have managed to achieve the look I was trying to get.

Phil
phil_j 10 134 4 England
14 Sep 2009 8:01PM
Thank you for the comments everybody.

Phil
AlleyCatz 10 274 6 England
14 Sep 2009 8:17PM
Well seen and captured Phil.
Great image.
Like the mod also.

ATB Smile


~Alley~
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
14 Sep 2009 8:50PM
He is certainly acting out the part Phil - you have caught it well.
I think you could reduce the brightness of the area next to his face - perhaps a little less toning too - but not go B&W.
Brian.
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
14 Sep 2009 8:52PM
Clever manipulation Phil. Suits the image well.
Ron
TerryMcK 8 71 2 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2009 9:30PM
Looks to me that you achieved what you set out to do, Phil. A very touching portrait which really does convey a feeling of despair.
Terry
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
14 Sep 2009 9:46PM
excellent capture, prefer the tones of the mod.lsley
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
14 Sep 2009 11:26PM
Excellent Phil. Your p/f is a joy to look at. Ron.
15 Sep 2009 11:21PM
Excellent image. I'm a fan of the 101st Airborne, especially Easy Company. What they had to endure during the Battle of the Bulge (and others) was just unimaginable.
16 Sep 2009 10:09PM
absolutely brilliant .

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