The Victory Show, Cosby, Leicestershire. Sept 9th 2012

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by Jeff Spangle, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. Jeff Spangle

    Jeff Spangle TalkEmount Rookie

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    Sep 6, 2012
    Leicestershire, UK
    The Victory Show is a WWII re-enactment event with static displays, air craft displays and the final "battle". It's on a large scale. Sherman tanks, 88mm field guns, Thompson sub-machine guns - the lot.

    Here's a few images taken with my NEX-5n, I have more taken last year with an Alpha 700.

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    20120909-DSC00526 by Jeff Spangle, on Flickr

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    20120909-DSC00550 by Jeff Spangle, on Flickr

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    20120909-DSC00555 by Jeff Spangle, on Flickr

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    20120909-DSC00522 by Jeff Spangle, on Flickr

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    20120909-DSC00546 by Jeff Spangle, on Flickr

    Victory Show, Cosby Sept 2011 - a Jeff Spangle set on Flickr
     
  2. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Looks like a fun time. I wish we had something like it here.
     
  3. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    Great shots Jeff! Yeah, I'm into period stuff like that too. :)

    I'm still sniffing around for a period 1940's legacy lens to use for WWII shots like those...
     
  4. Electric Shepherd

    Electric Shepherd TalkEmount Regular

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    May 12, 2012
    Leicestershire, U.K.
    Ben
    Nice shots Jeff, I like the close detail, not a bad idea when you're trying to keep all and sundry out of the scene!
     
  5. Electric Shepherd

    Electric Shepherd TalkEmount Regular

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    May 12, 2012
    Leicestershire, U.K.
    Ben
    Dioptrick, last year I took along a 40's Zeiss Ikonta to get some shots, that was interesting!
     
  6. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    I keep coming back to this... really pleasing composition, textures, colours and vignetting.

    Makes me think of the TV series "The Pacific"
     
  7. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    +1 i like it
     
  8. Jeff Spangle

    Jeff Spangle TalkEmount Rookie

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    Sep 6, 2012
    Leicestershire, UK
    Thanks for the comments. I try to crop close to remove very distracting backgrounds (public milling around etc.). These RAW files were put through Lightroom and tweaked a little as the 5n seems to slightly overexpose (expose to the right isn't a bad thing as you can recover the shadow areas).