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Author:  Stigroadie [ Mon Jun 13, 2005 8:04 am ]
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But there are as many of you at the top of the dunes as at the bottom, for realism and accuracy some should have been left on the beach?:twisted:

Author:  Graeme [ Mon Jun 13, 2005 15:34 pm ]
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smudger wrote:
Great photos Mick, especially well done with the landing craft, very Robert Capa :D

I'd love to see a version of that in pure black and white without the scratches, as it would have been printed at the time.

You guys should have looked a lot more worried on the way up that beach :wink:

Well done,

Smudger


You can't really see their faces to tell.

Author:  Westerwald [ Mon Jun 13, 2005 16:57 pm ]
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Great photos, particularly the distressed 'old' ones taken on the beach.

An MG42 firing at you from the bluff above the beach would have looked the part though!!

Author:  smudger [ Mon Jun 13, 2005 18:19 pm ]
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There's more to looking worried than the expression on your face :wink:

Smudger

Graeme wrote:
smudger wrote:
Great photos Mick, especially well done with the landing craft, very Robert Capa :D

I'd love to see a version of that in pure black and white without the scratches, as it would have been printed at the time.

You guys should have looked a lot more worried on the way up that beach

Well done,

Smudger


You can't really see their faces to tell.
:wink:

Author:  Chris [ Mon Jun 13, 2005 18:22 pm ]
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Thanks for the comments guys, and well done to Mick for taking the photos. It's something we intend to do every year in rememberance of those who did it for real. We paraded for the veterans later that day at different locations, and on the last parade one of the 1st Inf veterans said something along the lines of: "Gentleman, on behalf of the 1st and 29th Divisions we thank you for what you are doing. They dont teach this in schools anymore, so its up to you. Keep up the good work, I salute you". That was more than enough to bring a tear to my eye.

Author:  smudger [ Mon Jun 13, 2005 18:35 pm ]
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Well done!

That's what it's all about :D

Smudger

Chris wrote:
Thanks for the comments guys, and well done to Mick for taking the photos. It's something we intend to do every year in rememberance of those who did it for real. We paraded for the veterans later that day at different locations, and on the last parade one of the 1st Inf veterans said something along the lines of: "Gentleman, on behalf of the 1st and 29th Divisions we thank you for what you are doing. They dont teach this in schools anymore, so its up to you. Keep up the good work, I salute you". That was more than enough to bring a tear to my eye.

Author:  MyAssAmDragon [ Mon Jun 13, 2005 21:22 pm ]
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Well done lads.the pix are great and getting such a response from the veterans really backs up why we do this.

Author:  mick.wilson [ Mon Jun 13, 2005 23:58 pm ]
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smudger wrote:
Great photos Mick, especially well done with the landing craft, very Robert Capa :D

I'd love to see a version of that in pure black and white without the scratches, as it would have been printed at the time.

You guys should have looked a lot more worried on the way up that beach :wink:

Well done,

Smudger


I took some great looking cine film of the guys coming on to the beach cant wait to get it developed :D

Author:  smudger [ Tue Jun 14, 2005 7:21 am ]
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Nice work, very nice! Just like I remember it :wink:

Cine film? What did you use for that? Dont forget to get it transferred to DVD and upload a clip on here when you get it back!

Smudger



mick.wilson wrote:
smudger wrote:
Great photos Mick, especially well done with the landing craft, very Robert Capa :D

I'd love to see a version of that in pure black and white without the scratches, as it would have been printed at the time.

You guys should have looked a lot more worried on the way up that beach

Well done,

Smudger


I took some great looking cine film of the guys coming on to the beach cant wait to get it developed :D
:wink:

Author:  jeremy [ Tue Jun 14, 2005 7:31 am ]
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Many thanks to Chris and the guys from the 29th Infantry re-enactment group for the invitation and opportunity to deliver them to Normandy and back.

The thanks from the veterans was one of many occasions on which I had a moistening of the eyes.

Great photos Mick.

It would be great to do it again next year, if you'll have me.

Author:  mick.wilson [ Tue Jun 14, 2005 7:57 am ]
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smudger wrote:
Nice work, very nice! Just like I remember it :wink:

Cine film? What did you use for that? Dont forget to get it transferred to DVD and upload a clip on here when you get it back!

Smudger

Hi smudger,
I used my "Canon 518SV" with super 8 cine film, I just got the Standard 8 film back that I took during the battle at the Gunpowder Mill event, looks great, a real 1940's look to it, I will convert it to DV and let you have a look soon.

Mick.

Author:  smudger [ Tue Jun 14, 2005 9:59 am ]
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Ah Mick, those old Canons are damn good cameras. I used to do Super 8 and Std 8 many years ago myself.

Just getting into 16mm with an old wartime Bell & Howell 70D at the moment, it's a bit of a culture shock :shock:

Look forward to seeing your results. :D

Smudger


mick.wilson wrote:
smudger wrote:
Nice work, very nice! Just like I remember it :wink:

Cine film? What did you use for that? Dont forget to get it transferred to DVD and upload a clip on here when you get it back!


Smudger

Hi smudger,
I used my "Canon 518SV" with super 8 cine film, I just got the Standard 8 film back that I took during the battle at the Gunpowder Mill event, looks great, a real 1940's look to it, I will convert it to DV and let you have a look soon.

Mick.

Author:  Chris [ Tue Jun 14, 2005 10:02 am ]
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Smudger, does your 70D have the focus viewport on the side? Mine doesn't, so it looks like it'll have to be guess work!

Author:  smudger [ Tue Jun 14, 2005 10:38 am ]
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Chris,

No it doesn't, the 70DA added that I think.

You have a choice of methods:

1. Guess!

2. Hyperfocal distance (generally used for live 'action').

3. Tape measure.

4. Still camera rangefinder (easily found on eBay for a few pounds).

Smudger

Chris wrote:
Smudger, does your 70D have the focus viewport on the side? Mine doesn't, so it looks like it'll have to be guess work!

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