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Seems like you have given this thread a bump to encourge comments....well I for one think this is a very strange entry and, to be brutally honest, a rather unpleasant and distateful shot.Not for me I'm afraid.
I really don't know what to say about this, apart from the fact that I agree with Terry about this being a rather unpleasant and distasteful shot.
And I didn't, quite frankly, understand what on earth did that text about stun guns have to do with this monthly photo competition.
If you enjoy pictures of dead people (be it "only" a re-enactment), I'm sure there are forums for that. Don't think this is one of them. Sorry for not being able to understand this.
Strange I thought it was a great photo as all I saw was men playing on a beach and one pretending to be dead I love all things ww2 or is it the fact that this is something that really happened don't understand
Not sure about this either as I don't quite understand where the "from above" comes from as this is shot at ground level and it seems quite a big mental leap to assume the sniper was above the victim ???? so not really on theme from me.
Technically I also have a problem with the washed out PP that has been done (B&W is Ok though), I'd rather have had the photo properly exposed with a pseudo grain added to make it look "period". But then again I can't really comment on PP given my entry this month.
Also, before the mods get in, there seems to be no exif data on this which makes it invalid (need to check compo rules).
I don't have any probem with the subject matter at all - I find it a well comoposed shot - I'm not too keen on the processing as it's a bit too high key for me personally and would have liked more highlight detail and the shot doesn't really say "from above" to me either.
I know the picture does not show from above but it was based on the landing of Omaha beach which the Germans where placed all along the hill top firing down onto the americans as we all know so he was killed from above well thats how i see it.
I like this shot and while the subject matter might be uncomfortable I don't find it distasteful. The processing isolates the subject absolutely and makes me think of faded or aged prints. The discarded helmet adds gravity and lets your imagination wonder what happened to the owner. I think this is a pretty strong picture and the explanation of how it fits the theme is fine by me
Don't understand the animosity towards this photo. It's a war re-enactment not a crime scene. The image itself isn't on theme for me but there's something about the stark processing that I think resonates with the subject.