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Great War Picture

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:05 pm
by Eyemo
This is my little tribute to the soldiers who died in the great war...Hope you like it..

Image

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:51 pm
by lidimy
Oh wow - that's lovely!!!

And on second viewing, it's hard to tell whether she's just about to let go of his hand...

...which would question the initial interpretation of what she represents....



ohh 'tis good

8)

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:23 pm
by Eyemo
nice one Lidimy, didn't think of that....Thanks for the nice comment :D

Posted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:45 pm
by Wim-Jaap
bloody nice picture!

just one word:

WOW!

greenthings,

Wim-Jaap

Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:37 am
by Skevmeister
Seimon,

Bloody fantastic mate, I would love to see that in the papers

Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:19 am
by Eyemo
Thanks Guys for the great comments...I was a bit unsure about moving into this kind of subject matter...but your comments has convinced me to do more... :D :D :D

Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:58 pm
by nattyjack
Excellent Simeon
website great too
nattyjack

Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:06 pm
by nattyjack
Excellent Simeon
website great too
nattyjack

Great War Picture

Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 5:20 pm
by Marghec
Well done.

Photographed as such or digitally created? Where are you? I have a few ideas for photos along similar themes.

John T

Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:33 pm
by Jorel
Excellent! Very nice indeed! :wink:

Jorge

Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:46 pm
by Bogwoppit
That is lovely. :D

Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:55 pm
by Brother Ranulf
A very emotive image and one you should be very proud of. Some things are simply greater than the sum of the parts - this is far, far more than just the setting, the people, the clothes and the lighting.

Well done, and be encouraged to produce more.

Re: Great War Picture

Posted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:50 pm
by Eyemo
Marghec wrote:Well done.

Photographed as such or digitally created? Where are you? I have a few ideas for photos along similar themes.

John T
Hi John,
No, it's all as-is... Real people and all set up... I'm too scared of photoshop... :D More fun doing it the "old way"... Cheers!

BTW I'm near Carmarthen. :D

Thanks Guys and Girls... This is great feedback!..

Great War Picture

Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:50 am
by Marghec
I am Upper Swansea Valley Eyemo. I have ideas, multi period kit and horses. Worth a meet?

John T

Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 10:51 am
by Bogwoppit
Eyemo - would you mind if I fiddled with this picture in PSP to see what it would look like a bit misty and ethereal? I just think it would look really good surrounded by the smoke of war sort of thing. I wouldn't pinch it, obviously, just for my own curiosity.

Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 7:07 pm
by Simon_Diment
Hi Seimon

Lovely piccie, the only incongruous feature to my unfamiliar eye to the period is the soldier at the front seems to be smiling while the others are all suitably anguished looking due to their injuries. Of course it could put down to his contact with the lady in white :D

Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 7:45 pm
by Eyemo
They desperate smile I feel comes from that contact...But of course he has no idea who is guiding him...

Thanks!!.. :D

Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 10:23 pm
by red razors
i only just scrolled the whole way across :oops: before that i thought it was an unknown someone's hand coming out of a tent!

Great War Picture

Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:27 am
by Marghec
For my part, I think that the smile of the leading soldier makes the image, suggesting hope, or safety at last?

John T

Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:27 pm
by Cat
It's a very emotive image.
If you can stand a bit of feedback, the 'angel' has a very modern, straightened hairstyle. In my mind's eye, I can see her as more of an Alphonse Mucha angel, with her hair swept up into a Viccy style.

The front soldier is already dead. That's not a smile of relief, nor is his body language as desperate as it would be if he were grasping a friendly hand in his darkness. It is a beatific smile. That's how I'm seeing it, anyway.

Makes you think, and that's always good.

Great War Picture

Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 1:07 pm
by Marghec
Perhaps the Angel's modern hairstyle is a link with the present Cat, an indication that we have learned little.

John T

Re: Great War Picture

Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 8:08 pm
by lidimy
Marghec wrote:For my part, I think that the smile of the leading soldier makes the image, suggesting hope, or safety at last?

John T
OR

Maybe he's imagining her??? Maybe she's not real at all and the image he has in his head is enough to bring him an element of happiness?? Hence why he's the only one smiling?

Posted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 9:20 pm
by Eyemo
Just love your interpritations on this... Excellent!..makes me feel that I've achived something special...Thank You!

Great War Picture

Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:35 pm
by Marghec
"Just love your interpritations on this"

Is that not the definition of art, as opposed to illustrations?

John T

Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:31 pm
by Eyemo
Picture is going to be featured on S4C at 3pm today...for those of you over the boarder wishing to see it, I think it's Sky Channel 134.

Cheers,
Seimon.

Posted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:37 pm
by Thrud
b**ger.. Saw this post at 15:35!

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:46 am
by Eyemo
:D
Image

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:01 pm
by Thrud
Saw you in the Cambrian Snooze last night hugging that "Welsh tart"...

Good article and you looked very pleased.

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:41 pm
by lidimy
Coool! Looks brilliant framed! :D :D :D

Posted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:08 pm
by Eyemo
Thrud wrote:Saw you in the Cambrian Snooze last night hugging that "Welsh tart"...

Good article and you looked very pleased.

Mixing with the stars eh??.. Good night that was... :D

Will be up in Aber on the 5th of December if you fancy a chinwag and curry?
Thanks Lidimy..We'll have to get involved in some shoots!..