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U.S. Army Air Corps, 1944-1945
U.S. Army Air Corps, 1944-1945
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Buttons (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8D
Date: Nov 11, 2012
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/25
Galleries: Black and White, Military
Date Uploaded: Nov 11, 2012

My father's U.S. Army Air Corps uniform, circa 1944. He enlisted at the age of 17 and trained as a navigator on B-29 Super Fortress long range bombers for use in the Pacific Theatre. Fortunately, he and his crew never saw action as the war ended on 15 August 1945.

I tried photographing just the jacket on a hanger, but it didn't work. I finally talked my oldest son Charlie to put it on and 'model' for me. It worked much better and the connection of Grandfather and Grandson worked well for me.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 60
Avg (all users): 6.2232
Avg (commenters): 7.3000
Avg (participants): 6.3333
Avg (non-participants): 6.1711
Views since voting: 997
Views during voting: 242
Votes: 112
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0


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AuthorThread
11/21/2012 07:27:29 PM
Congrats on #6! Well-done.
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11/19/2012 12:04:01 AM
The tones are so perfect, Peter. Beautiful shot.

Congrats on finishing in the top 10!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/18/2012 08:35:40 PM
Good comp and textures. Don't think the buttons have changed much - mine were like them in 1968 as far as I can recall.
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11/18/2012 03:19:27 PM
Nice and simple. Well executed.
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11/17/2012 12:10:24 AM
Great textures.
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11/15/2012 02:30:35 PM
Excellent comp and detail. Voted earlier.
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11/13/2012 09:59:39 AM
Love the lines and details. And sepia tones just make this right.
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11/13/2012 12:40:48 AM
Spiff's? well done
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11/12/2012 06:51:49 PM
I love the texture, tones and how sharp it is. Got my 9.
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11/12/2012 06:25:06 PM
Great clarity in this shot. My dad was a member of the US Army Air Corps as well from 1943-1945
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11/12/2012 01:25:40 PM
Very well put together.
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11/12/2012 06:48:38 AM
Great detail.
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11/12/2012 12:10:58 AM
Really like the grittiness and steel grey tones.
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