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As part of the displays etc at Rufford, the NFS re-enactors put on a fire and rescue display, the aftermath of a flying bomb attack scenario.

I have tried to take pictures without the MOPs/audience and other present day distractions in, clean pictures as I call them, in order to make it visually realistic looking, I should perhaps have put them in a storyline order, but using two cameras and over two days what you see is what you get :)

http://s53.photobucket.com/user/AzRange ... itz?sort=3

OK .. its not bullets and battles, its not everyones cup of tea, but it is still all WWII re-enactment, ' dont shoot the (photographer) messenger' .. this is more for the folks that took part.

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Nice! :) Was surprised to see colour but has come out rather well! :)


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Great pictures Allen!

Nice to see some quality home front reenactors.

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Yin717 wrote:
Nice! :) Was surprised to see colour but has come out rather well! :)


You were ??? :)

I did toy with the idea of making them B and W, but as I often say to people who ask what film I shoot on, color was around then and had I been too, I would have moved heaven and earth to get the color film and shoot on color as I do now, the other advantage being of course is that I can get a B and W print from a color neg, the best of both worlds, ... we cant get a color print from a B and W negative .... well not yet anyway ... :D :wink:

nb; .. what I cant seem to do is get the pastelly sort of color a lot of original film and pictures from the 40's show ... nothing I do seems to get the effect, will get there one day though .. !!

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Oh no I agree! It wasn't a surprised in that I think you should have used B&W, it was a surprise because people who take stuff on original camera's like to stick to black and white! Hats off to you my man! And it does seem to show how the quality of photos has not really changed that much in 70 years! In my opinion anyway. :D lol.


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I have to admit I am often tempted to use B and W film Ieuan ... as a film trained photographer in my opinion the digital B and W doesn't have the full tonal range of true B and W film, there is something about a B and W print from a B and W negative, quality, tonal range, a certain oomph that hits you when you look at it .. some of my fellow photogs may disagree, but then thats what makes the world a more interesting place ... :)

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I completely agree! Most certainly a huge difference just to the eye let alone with feel ect with an actual B&W photo opposed to a digital photo made B&W.


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Great pictures Allen, thanks!


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Lovely pictures you've taken - and hats off to the NFS chaps (and chapesses!) who put on such a full-blown display and mid-day live-action reenactment.


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Nice Job, Allen. That's quite an impressive display and group. :)

I often get the comment from other photographers that my B/W film results look more historically accurate, than the color film results. Well screw that noise; go look at some of Alfred Palmer's Kodachromes! :P

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I often get the comment from other photographers that my B/W film results look more historically accurate, than the color film results. Well screw that noise; go look at some of Alfred Palmer's Kodachromes! :P


I actually came to this conclusion myself once when a friend shared one of their pictures with me. It seemed t pure and perfect. And then I stopped and had a think and then had a look at some original photos again. Why would the film quality change so drastically when the film itself hardly changed? haha. Like I say, I reckon some of the wartime photos are better in quality than alot of modern ones!


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It reminds me of a friend who is a few years older than me, who told me that his young son asked him some years ago - "Daddy - was everything in black and white when you were little?" An honest opinion of a child who only sees photos and film of when his dad was growing up that are in black and white!

So if you want to take colour photos of reenactments then I say go ahead - and, if they look like period colour photos then that is even better!

AND - those pics are excellent - well done! :)

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McVickers wrote:
Lovely pictures you've taken - and hats off to the NFS chaps (and chapesses!) who put on such a full-blown display and mid-day live-action reenactment.


Not just the NFS chaps were taking part


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The display is organised and orchestrated by the NFS groups I believe, but it is true a lot of non NFS people took part ... me for one ... :)

... my thanks to all for the comments re; the pictures .. !!

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blueknighttbk wrote:
McVickers wrote:
Lovely pictures you've taken - and hats off to the NFS chaps (and chapesses!) who put on such a full-blown display and mid-day live-action reenactment.


Not just the NFS chaps were taking part


Yes, but as Correspondent has already said, it was they who organised and orchestrated the whole thing, so it is them who I am directing my praise at.


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Excellent pics!That looked like a seriously good display...


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