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Ian_B

Troops in Train



taken at Bury War Weekend 2013

taken at Bury War Weekend 2013
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Rafal_Antoniuk
 
Rafal_Antoniuk September 04, 2013
Nice shot!
Ian_B
 
Ian_B March 13, 2014
Thank you
barbarabrock PRO+
 
barbarabrock June 26, 2014
Very powerful. It caught my attention among the finalists!
Ian_B
 
Ian_B June 26, 2014
I'm glad it was able to standout against some excellent finalists - Thank you
diporzio
 
diporzio June 26, 2014
very interesting and intense
ArtQ
 
ArtQ June 26, 2014
Congrats on your finalist award.
KoralC PRO
 
KoralC June 26, 2014
Great shot..heartfelt!
Dibeau PRO+
 
Dibeau June 28, 2014
Emotion provoking, a real winner!
normg123 PRO+
 
normg123 June 28, 2014
Tells a good story.
Crystal3d
 
Crystal3d June 30, 2014
Very creative angle and thought in taking this photo.
cmorisset PRO
 
cmorisset July 13, 2014
Superb portrait, bravo!
AndreaE
 
AndreaE July 22, 2014
Awesome shot! Congrats on your win!!
LeeBennett PRO+
 
LeeBennett July 22, 2014
Congratulations on your win! Well deserved.
birdlover54
 
birdlover54 July 22, 2014
Congrats on your win! What a wonderful capture. the soldiers face says it all.
Jocmif
 
Jocmif July 22, 2014
Congratulations, great shot.
Dacemac PRO+
 
Dacemac July 22, 2014
So very creative...Congratulations!
Crystal3d
 
Crystal3d July 22, 2014
I voted for you in this contest. I am glad you won.
KathyWess2014 PRO+
 
KathyWess2014 July 22, 2014
What a moving image you created. Congratulations for the top Win.
DIXIEDOLLYMAMA Premium
 
DIXIEDOLLYMAMA July 22, 2014
Congrats for capturing this powerful image.
Kraay
 
Kraay July 23, 2014
incredible capture of emotion and story
sharonmorris Premium
 
sharonmorris July 23, 2014
Congrats!! Very well seen and taken!! :-)
AymanSaadedin
 
AymanSaadedin July 23, 2014
terrific work well-done !
chertel
 
chertel July 23, 2014
Congratulations!
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teambergie July 23, 2014
Congrats! Well done!
KoralC PRO
 
KoralC July 23, 2014
Congrats!
estercastillo08 PRO+
 
estercastillo08 July 23, 2014
Interesting photo , Congratualtions !
diporzio
 
diporzio July 23, 2014
congratulations
you deserved the prize
Vash01Photo PRO
 
Vash01Photo July 23, 2014
Great topic
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta July 23, 2014
Congratulations on being the Winner.
MelissaSword PRO
 
MelissaSword July 24, 2014
Intense!
Rl1956
 
Rl1956 July 25, 2014
congrats on your win
terryacregan-leidigh PRO+
 
terryacregan-leidigh July 27, 2014
Congrats on your Win! Remarkable Image!
otxanh
 
otxanh July 27, 2014
congartulation
Unlimited
 
Unlimited July 28, 2014
This image looks like a scene from a movie, the lighting is that perfect! Well done!
TatianaTravelways
 
TatianaTravelways August 03, 2014
Absolutely fantastic image - real piece of art!
Congratulations!!!
vbsuzanne33_ca1117751
 
vbsuzanne33_ca1117751 August 12, 2014
This says so much...
dorothypierini-rodgers
 
dorothypierini-rodgers August 22, 2014
This shot certainly tells a story - great very powerful story indeed.
Brun0
 
Brun0 November 09, 2014
amazing shot!
charlena PRO+
 
charlena November 16, 2014
What a great shot!!!!!!!!!!!
suecondon
 
suecondon March 12, 2015
Love this, he has such tired eyes...
MelissaSword PRO
 
MelissaSword March 28, 2015
Wow, powerful and emotional. Well done!
Jessthelorax
 
Jessthelorax May 01, 2015
Fabulous
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots June 03, 2015
Great capture! Congrats.
OwenJFitzpatrick
 
OwenJFitzpatrick June 03, 2015
Great shot. The re-enactor nearest the window is dressed as an 82nd Airborne 'All American' paratrooper. Congrats on award.
elliebug1
 
elliebug1 June 09, 2015
Reminds me of a Rockwell !! Superb.
sherriestambaugh PRO+
 
sherriestambaugh August 12, 2015
I love this, a lot of emotion to it.
pamwemhaner
 
pamwemhaner May 17, 2016
Awesome capture! Their fatigue is obvious. Fabulous.
allanthemofmanhamilton
 
allanthemofmanhamilton May 21, 2016
Airborne in Transit
TwentySevenSins
 
TwentySevenSins May 21, 2016
wow :)
jimhelmick
 
jimhelmick May 21, 2016
Superb photo - looks like 1940's.
naumanziabutt
 
naumanziabutt May 22, 2016
Its just like scean from a Movie. Great Work
asia_krasuska
 
asia_krasuska June 17, 2016
Charged with emotion! Great capture!
maureenhopkins
 
maureenhopkins June 19, 2016
awesome photo , very moving , peace and blessings to the troops
MerindaE
 
MerindaE June 27, 2016
this is a story photo!
MerindaE
 
MerindaE June 27, 2016
this is a story photo!
Betty_A
 
Betty_A June 27, 2016
Wonderful photo and processing. Congratulations on your Win in Battle of the Amateurs
joycealicesmith
 
joycealicesmith June 27, 2016
Wow!!! Amazing!! So very worthy of the win! And I should say....wins!! This isn't the last time this photo will be chosen! Much congratulations to you!
MikeBoyle PRO+
 
MikeBoyle June 27, 2016
Congratulations on your winning photo. Nice...Very nice
bebotroque
 
bebotroque June 28, 2016
mood perfectly captured
Loreal183
 
Loreal183 June 28, 2016
Oh my! What a shot, so much emotion captured in this scene. LOVE IT..!!
maenad
 
maenad June 28, 2016
I came here hoping to find an A1 camera with a pro lens, but seeing the specs gives me hope.
I love it, keep up with the good work ?

Congrats on the award.
javier_parra_photo
 
javier_parra_photo June 28, 2016
excellent
gigiatene
 
gigiatene June 28, 2016
Amazing shot!!! Congrats!
FraserPearson
 
FraserPearson June 28, 2016
Congrats with you win! Fantastic capture Ian
andreamarie
 
andreamarie June 29, 2016
God Bless or troops...
An extremely sensitive photo Amazing!
Congrats
shelleylittle PRO+
 
shelleylittle October 04, 2016
wow
kennethstorey PRO+
 
kennethstorey October 11, 2016
Not much more I can add. Great photo.
Pidge815 PRO+
 
Pidge815 October 07, 2018
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
Pidge815 PRO+
 
Pidge815 October 07, 2018
Absolutely amazing!!!!
allanthemofmanhamilton
 
allanthemofmanhamilton October 23, 2018
Extremely well done!
rwhittall7
 
rwhittall7 Jan 08
i love this !!#
rwhittall7
 
rwhittall7 Jan 08
i love this !!

Behind The Lens

Location
This was taken at East Lancashire Railway - my local steam railway. Each year they hold a World War II weekend and invite members of societies and the general public to dress up and roll back time to the 1940's.
Time
Taken at the end of my day, maybe about 3pm and was one of the last photos I took from the day.
Lighting
It was a slightly overcast day and shooting into the carriage was quite dark!
Equipment
I own very basic kit (need to win a new camera on Viewbug!) - I used a Canon 550D with a 18-55mm standard lens.
Inspiration
It was a spur of the moment shot - good photos can be taken without endless preparation - so this was 'shot from the hip' so to say! There was no real inspiration to take it but the guys on the train just looked so real - it looked like they were going on a mission!
Editing
Post processing is such a sensitive subject amongst amateur photographers like myself, but I'm a big fan of post processing - I'm lucky that being a graphic designer I have all the tools i need at my disposal! First off this image went into photoshop - with the glass there were a lot of reflections - the worse was a red car and a picket fence that had to be removed. Once they had gone it then had two Alien Skin filters applied - one to age and colour the photo and then a second to give it a feel of being shot in film. After all this It went into Lightroom and a final sharpen and slight colour tweak were made.
In my camera bag
Basic kit. Canon 550d. 18-55mm, 50mm and 75-300mm lens. Oh and occasionally I'll have my tripod with me!
Feedback
The best advice I can give to others wanting to take the same is firstly don't worry about your kit - I have really basic equipment and my image has been up there with professionally shot images. Secondly the best tip is to shoot and shoot. Take lots of photos - you will always find a diamond in the rough. For example on the day this was shot (I had only owned my camera a month) it was set to shoot black and white jpg with a Raw back up. Getting home and looking at the b/w jpgs nothing really stood out from the images - not until I went through the colour raw files and there was my diamond in the rough!

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