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Old 11-15-2008, 04:02 PM   #1
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'The one with his name on it' Tommies In France, 1944

Another bash using the borrowed tommy figures (thanks morse monkey).

Not being able to weather the figures was rather constraining so I came up with the ingenious plan of taking the photo's then editing them with a paintbrush after they were printed

I also changed the mood from comic to tragic.

Hope it works , let me know what you think.



















As always, all comments much appreciated

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Old 11-15-2008, 04:08 PM   #2
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Excellent, a sequence full of drama, very well done
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Old 11-15-2008, 05:17 PM   #3
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Great sequence and excellent P'shopping!

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Old 11-15-2008, 06:47 PM   #4
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You are really displaying a skill for creating photo realistic sequences with minimal resources and synthetic outdoor scenes. Your work is refreshing and WELL DONE!
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Old 11-15-2008, 07:39 PM   #5
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Very nice!

I like the story very much - I'm not a big fan of paintshopping - but as the figures are borrowed - its allright...

The backgound and figures work great - even without the ps'ing.

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Old 11-15-2008, 08:22 PM   #6
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Greta sequence
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Old 11-16-2008, 03:28 AM   #7
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great photo series, Peter.
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Old 11-18-2008, 08:49 AM   #8
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Woww fantastic sequence!!! Very well done !!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-20-2008, 08:26 PM   #9
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a sad sequence of effents, great dio though.
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Old 11-21-2008, 07:23 AM   #10
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excellent, The sequence of the injured man falling to land, very well realized....
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:59 PM   #11
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Re: 'The one with his name on it' Tommies In France, 1944

Thanks everyone,
I went away for a while and forgot to respond to these last comments.
That was about three years ago.

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Old 11-19-2011, 11:14 PM   #12
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Re: 'The one with his name on it' Tommies In France, 1944

Great sequence there telling a story great dio.
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Old 11-19-2011, 11:42 PM   #13
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Re: 'The one with his name on it' Tommies In France, 1944

The paintshop worked really well on this one peter.
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:54 AM   #14
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Re: 'The one with his name on it' Tommies In France, 1944

Awesome, Peter! Simply awesome!
I always love seeing some Brits in the field.

...Speaking of which, I need to get my hands on a good Bren gun...
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Old 11-20-2011, 06:53 AM   #15
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Re: 'The one with his name on it' Tommies In France, 1944

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...Speaking of which, I need to get my hands on a good Bren gun...
Your best bet would be the DID bren that came with Michael Taylor if you can still get it, I know its still available in the UK it may still be available in the US.or the bren that came with bbi Douglas keyes is pretty sweet.
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Old 11-21-2011, 12:32 AM   #16
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Re: 'The one with his name on it' Tommies In France, 1944

You have produced another outstanding dio. I love to see each new set that you do.

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Old 11-21-2011, 01:02 AM   #17
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Re: 'The one with his name on it' Tommies In France, 1944

I missed this set the first time around. On the whole, it is very well done, as usual.

However, I dislike the "digital" weathering. I think using unweathered figures (as in the last three shots of the series) isn't that noticable. And even if it is noticable, a lack of weathering is certainly less distracting than the very obviously edited photos with computer painted weathering.

Perhaps if the digital weathering was more subtle, it would be feasible. But I imagine that would require some higher-end editing software and quite a bit of practice.

That said, it was a good thought, and an interesting experiment. I'm glad you dredged this up from the archives so we could check it out.
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Old 11-21-2011, 03:15 AM   #18
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Re: 'The one with his name on it' Tommies In France, 1944

Peter, you keep nailing these shoots. Simple, direct, dramatic!

Very well done.

Thank you for sharing.
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Old 11-21-2011, 10:35 PM   #19
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Re: 'The one with his name on it' Tommies In France, 1944

another great show Peter .....
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Old 11-27-2011, 03:22 PM   #20
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Re: 'The one with his name on it' Tommies In France, 1944

Thanks everyone,
This shoot looks a little dated now, but I still quite like the effect.
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