Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Picture Perfect Competition #4: NOSTALGIC


It's Week 4 of the PICTURE PERFECT winter competitions. This week our host is Gary The Gator, whose chosen theme is 'NOSTALGIC'.  Had to do a little bit of lateral thinking on this one. 

My photo, taken in 2007, is of a group of old soldiers on an outing to the nearby seaside town of Saundersfoot. Their conversations, reminiscing about 'the old days', was definately nostalgic. I made it sepia to enhance the feel of nostalgia.
All Our Yesterdays

34 comments:

  1. ah..old soliders on an outing..I bet they had many many memories to talk about.

    smart of you to use sephia which added the effect you wanted to underline.

    thanks for your comment to my entry Those were the days

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    1. They stood and talked for quite a while, so I guess there was much nostalgic recollection going on :-))

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  2. Would love to hear their stories. Sure miss hearing my Dad's WWII stories.

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    1. Hi Lynda. Yes, I'm sure they'd have a lot to tell :-))

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  3. what a wonderful photo! excellent take on the theme!

    I'm on the linky here.... [and at muse]

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  4. perfect for the theme, and I love your photo

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  5. the sepia is the perfect shade, especially for nostalgic...

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    1. Thanks Danette :-)). I lost a lot of detail of the background (the sea) when I applied the sepia, so I had to play with the contrast and sharpness some. You can see a little bit of detail now.

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  6. Brilliany capture, Mitch!

    http://nomadtravellingman.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/nostalgic.html

    I was in Japan for 13 years in the end.

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  7. you know mitch ive been lucky enough to catch these old timers when they get together..folks if you ever get the chance to share in this please do...the nostalgia/history of these men and women is priceless ..gopd job here mate

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    1. Thanks Gator. Yes, I agree with you on that.

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  8. Very nice one, Mitch.

    I still don't know how to make my link active over here and am now doing all my postings over on Muzenews, but here is the link,anyway and if you copy and paste it, it will take you to mine.

    http://muzenews.ning.com/profiles/blogs/picture-perfect-nostalgic-2

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    1. Thanks Karen :-))

      I don't have a Muze account, so I can't visit entries posted over there.

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  9. Wouldn't you love to know what these old soldiers were talking about...I'm sure a bit of history was told with each other over some great memories. They were part of a great generation . Love this capture..it feels so spontaneous !

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    1. Thanks Catherine :-)) The shot itself WAS spontaneous, I came across them quite by accident while I was out with my camera, and just had to get a couple of candid shots!!

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  10. What a beautiful photo! My dad is a soldier too (oh well, he was a general) but he can tell stories too .. . I would have loved to listen in on these guys :)
    http://riete-riete.blogspot.nl/2013/01/picture-perfect-nostalgic.html

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  11. This is a great one, Mitch. These men must be in their 80's and 90's by now. Reliving their memories of that time would be bittersweet, I'm sure. Excellent photo.

    Harriet
    http://muzenews.ning.com/profiles/blogs/picture-perfect-nostalgia

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    1. Thanks Harriet :-)) Yes, some are happy to discuss their memories, other stay tight-lipped. I guess some have seen things that they would rather not remember.

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  12. Aww that's cool! I shot the WWII veterans when they came to DC last year for a friend of mine, his dad was there. He says his dad still asks after me because I made him feel like a rock star! I love our veterans! http://muzenews.ning.com/profiles/blogs/ppwcw4-nostalgic

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    1. Thanks Val. For what they did for us, they should all be treated like royalty.

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  13. Great thinking Mitch. The war vets get forgotten especially as they are getting fewer and fewer.

    I love what you have done with the photo too.

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    1. Thanks Shayna. They should never be forgotten for what they did for us all.

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  14. The sepia works perfectly. It is a wonderful photo for this theme Mitch.

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  15. I really love this photo, Mitch! Remembering the Past is like bringing it back to nowadays...

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    1. Thanks Belita, forcoming back and posting your comment again :-))

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  16. I bet they had many of nostalgic moments to
    talk about.
    Love the sepia effect. It defines the photo.

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  17. You've captured the moment perfectly Mitch. I love this bit of history and nostalgia.

    Cherie

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