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alanbutler57
16-Nov-2014, 17:55
I've spent all day developing film, and will add to the thread as I get the scanning done. I decided to put some digital aging on this one as well.

1940 Speed Graphic, 127 Ektar, HP5,
Microphen (4mo old), stock, 7 min. constant agitation Jobo
Waxahachie WWII Weekend 2014

Plus border and texture

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7480/15621817938_d5b25a8f3c_b.jpg

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5604/15622616667_510dc2ed58_b.jpg

alanbutler57
16-Nov-2014, 20:41
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5607/15808337105_aff9068636_b.jpg

Tim Meisburger
16-Nov-2014, 21:00
The first one reminds me a bit of photos I have of my father. It looks real, except the title on the jeep, the age and weight of the soldiers, and the sunglasses.

alanbutler57
17-Nov-2014, 13:48
The first one reminds me a bit of photos I have of my father. It looks real, except the title on the jeep, the age and weight of the soldiers, and the sunglasses.

Hi Tim,
Indeed, age and weight are issues with photographing the re-enactments. I put a scratch texture on the first one as well. After the one on the scanner now finishes cooking, I'm going to try scanning at lower resolution with out "ME" engaged in Silverfast. Using the Multiple Exposure mode in SilverFast then reducing to "sharpen" in Photoshop is rendering images too sharp to be vintage looking I think.

Nonetheless, here are a couple more I've already scanned though they may look too "modern"

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7471/15191717213_9fc1f9fc4e_b.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7583/15627983948_7b4a4bc16a_b.jpg

alanbutler57
17-Nov-2014, 16:09
Dropped resolution way down on the scans to save time, added some texture for realism.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5606/15629940257_2b84be1b5d_b.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7528/15629414889_67503af1be_b.jpg

Decided to keep this one despite camera shake,

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7546/15629441289_d7563a97f4_b.jpg

alanbutler57
17-Nov-2014, 18:01
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8656/15195722214_97e1b87986_b.jpg

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5608/15792113446_46bc80cfe3_b.jpg

I think my mistakes with this one actually worked OK:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7511/15196449393_1ee6b635e7_b.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7510/15815968075_8fc2e2510a_b.jpg

ImSoNegative
17-Nov-2014, 18:54
great images

Bill_1856
17-Nov-2014, 19:39
Are you sure that wasn't a WW ONE reenactment. Boy, those guys look OLD and wasted!

alanbutler57
17-Nov-2014, 20:55
Funny you should write that. This is the first film developing day I've had in many moons. Even earlier that WW1! And so it isn't too surprising that I found this duplicate in the bottom of the "exposed" box:

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7524/15818310712_1b87d8c7b9_b.jpg

Tim Meisburger
17-Nov-2014, 23:15
Cool looking at this stuff. Brings back a lot of memories from my childhood growing up between Quantico and Ft. Belvior Va. My dad was still in the army then, and almost all of our neigbors had served either in WW II, or if they were youngsters, Korea. My uncle was a bit of a bad ass. A glider pilot that flew gliders into combat three times, and won the Silver Star. My dad (his little brother) won the Bronze Star for calling in artillery fire from a water tower between two armies when he was 19. My brother's best friend's father had a Navy Cross from sinking a Japanese cruiser with a torpedo bomber when he was just 19. When we were kids we ran around playing army with swords and helmets captured by our parents...

Darin Boville
18-Nov-2014, 00:49
Nice images--but don't the re-enactors and gear need to be dirtier?

I'm reading the new Rick Atkinson book right now--it would be cool to re-do specific incidents/battles.

--Darin

alanbutler57
18-Nov-2014, 05:44
Nice images--but don't the re-enactors and gear need to be dirtier?

I'm reading the new Rick Atkinson book right now--it would be cool to re-do specific incidents/battles.

I agree on both counts. I think there is an annual, multi-day reenactment in NM but it's rules of authenticity means nobody with modern clothing. . . or cameras get close. I don't think spectators are even allowed. It's sort of like the Heisenberg effect, the more modern "civilians" there, the harder to find an angle to shoot without them being in the shot etc.

--Darin

Darin Boville
18-Nov-2014, 14:03
Ahhh, but if you are talking WWII then there could easily be cameras and even movie cameras in the scene....

--Darin

alanbutler57
18-Nov-2014, 15:33
Ahhh, but if you are talking WWII then there could easily be cameras and even movie cameras in the scene....

--Darin

Very true. I should have said modern cameras. During the Waxahachie re-enactment I shot film before and after but digital (from outside the battle area) during the battle. Looking closer at one of my captures I see a re-enactor in the thick of battle. . . with a DSLR in his hands! Opps.

goamules
26-Nov-2014, 05:57
Great shots and re-enacting is a lot of fun, and good study of history. But usually the age and weight of the participants is skewed older/fatter than the actual age groups of the actual battles. That's what blows some of the shots for me, in WWII everyone was 18 - 30, and under 160 lbs usually!

Nodda Duma
26-Nov-2014, 08:11
Would that happen to be from the Collings Foundation Battle for the Airfield reenactment?

Bruce Barlow
26-Nov-2014, 08:55
I want the Jeep.

alanbutler57
27-Nov-2014, 08:56
The last two WWII shots were from Gainsville, TX. They held their first re-enactment this year. The others are from this year's re-enactment in Waxahachie, TX, they put on a re-enactment every year, each year has a Flickr Group into which numerous photographers dump their shots. This year I talked to a couple of folks who were shooting film, but I didn't see anyone else using large format. I switched to digital for the action shots but enjoy using the Speed Graphic whenever I can.

https://www.flickr.com/groups/waxww2weekend2014/

SergeiR
2-Dec-2014, 07:32
The last two WWII shots were from Gainsville, TX. They held their first re-enactment this year. The others are from this year's re-enactment in Waxahachie, TX, they put on a re-enactment every year, each year has a Flickr Group into which numerous photographers dump their shots. This year I talked to a couple of folks who were shooting film, but I didn't see anyone else using large format. I switched to digital for the action shots but enjoy using the Speed Graphic whenever I can.




I couldn't come, sorry :) Plans were made, arrangements, but it sort of got out b/c kid didn't feel well.

alanbutler57
2-Dec-2014, 08:52
I couldn't come, sorry :) Plans were made, arrangements, but it sort of got out b/c kid didn't feel well.

Sorry to hear that! I hope the youngster is feeling tip top now!

SergeiR
2-Dec-2014, 08:56
Sorry to hear that! I hope the youngster is feeling tip top now!
aye, he was fine very next day.. Typical :)

John Kasaian
2-Dec-2014, 09:19
I want the Jeep.
I had a '43 MB. Man, I miss it!