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    Posted: 27 July 2008 at 20:31
With apologies to the mother country, today's offering was shot at a reenactment of the days of the American Revolution. All shot w/ either Tam 17-50/2.8 @ 17mm or Min 200/2.8 HS, in keeping w/ July Fever rules.
Comments and suggestions are always welcome. Hope you enjoy.

#1. All good revolutions start with a hearty breakfast. (This isn't a PP frame, although it almost looks like it. It's shot in a mirror.)




#2. Don't forget to put the cream back in the cold cellar.




#3. Right then. Off to school with you...




#4. ...where you had best behave or face wearing the dunce cap.




#5. Bored of Education? Want to learn a trade instead? Reflecting on being a blacksmith?




#6. Or perhaps you'll go to be a soldier? I hear they're calling 'em up young these days.




#7. Aye, but there are some old codgers too!




#8. Drill, and drill, and drill you will...




#9. ...'til off you march, to take that hill.



#10. While back home they sing "Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier".




Thanks for looking.

Edited by wross - 27 July 2008 at 23:45
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Very nice serie, Ross. Sharp focus and well exposure.

I like #7 the best. It's like in a real-time strategic game trailer.
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All are very nice.
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All well done. I like the reflection shots, very imaginative, very well executed.
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Love the mirror shot in #1, love the eyebrows in #7, love the eyes in #7. They are all great shots.
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#9's very effective too!

How do you find that 17-50?
 



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Good job on #2, the tasteful amount of grain adds to the 'old look' flavor.
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Goes to prove that not all Americans are revolting, and that some Americans take good photographs.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote badlydrawnroy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 July 2008 at 00:07
Beautifully shot Walt, informative and amusing. Love the titles which show your sense of humour.

Has the wross patented 'blur' machine been rolled out for use on the FG of #6 ?
I think #7 is a hoot ! did you know the old guy is having a cat nap under those eyebrows ?

Certainly up to your usual high standard.

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"With apologies to the mother country" what has Japan got to do with this ?
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Great series Walt, love the special chalk board message in #3, the reflection of the blackie in #5 and thoses eyebrows in #7
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Post Options Post Options   Quote wross Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 July 2008 at 00:38
Thanks to all for the encouraging words. This was a fun few hours spent, and I'm glad you enjoyed the outcome.

Originally posted by dilettante dilettante wrote:

How do you find that 17-50?
It suffers from lack of self-esteem, since it doesn't get spoken of the way the CZ 16-80 does. But I've had both, and done a controlled shoot-off between the two, and at the end I sold the CZ. All around the 17-50 is an excellent performer. The only thing I would wish for would be for it to be a touch wider and longer, something like, oh, say 16-80 or so.

Originally posted by le_rez le_rez wrote:

Good job on #2, the tasteful amount of grain adds to the 'old look' flavor.
I'd like to take all the credit, but that is straight out of the α100 at ISO 1600. BTW, #2 is actually two shots stitched.

Originally posted by brettania brettania wrote:

Goes to prove that not all Americans are revolting, and that some Americans take good photographs.
Why, thank you, suh! The way things are going here in the Colonies these days, it may be time for a NEW revolt soon. Using Dyxum as my travel guide, I've identified quite a few places on the globe that seem a wee bit more civilized. But I digress...

Originally posted by badlydrawnroy badlydrawnroy wrote:

Has the wross patented 'blur' machine been rolled out for use on the FG of #6 ?
Actually, Roy, with practice I'm getting (I hope) a little more subtle with it. It IS in use in #6, but primarily with the BG, not the FG. Shooting at close range w/ the 200/2.8 stopped down only to f5 was enough to lose the foreground. Curiously, I find that knowing how to create the effect in PP makes me work that much harder to produce it in the camera.

Originally posted by badlydrawnroy badlydrawnroy wrote:

I think #7 is a hoot ! did you know the old guy is having a cat nap under those eyebrows ?
Hoot is right! Given a subject with THAT much character, it's tough not to produce an entertaining photo.

Originally posted by RosieA100 RosieA100 wrote:

Great series Walt, love the special chalk board message in #3, the reflection of the blackie in #5 and thoses eyebrows in #7
PHEW! I was beginning to think no one would notice the chalk board. Thank you, Rosie, for restoring my confidence! (The mirror shots are always fun too.)


Edited by wross - 28 July 2008 at 03:42
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Originally posted by badlydrawnroy badlydrawnroy wrote:

"With apologies to the mother country" what has Japan got to do with this?
Not the Minolta/Sony mother country, the US mother country. But you knew that.
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Great series Walt! I really like the old guy in #7. Very entertaining!


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Originally posted by Kirk Kirk wrote:

Great series Walt! I really like the old guy in #7. Very entertaining!

Thanks, Kirk. I'm almost wishing I hadn't included him -- he stole the show!
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