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#101 Martin's grandson

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Posted 16 December 2008 - 08:48 PM

Havrincourt, if you have time I would appreciate some of your overlay magic with these:

http://www.meuse-arg...p... Part 1.pdf

Thanks very much,

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 05:48 PM

Hello John

Well here is an attempt, hope that you like it mellow.gif

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Posted 17 December 2008 - 09:10 PM

Here is a comparison for Tafski, the trees on the modern photo mean a better angle is needed dry.gif

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Posted 18 December 2008 - 09:58 PM

That's fantastic! These "morphed" photos have a unique quality that is difficult to describe -- it was in many respects a different world, but when the photos are overlaid it is as if no time has passed.

Thanks very much!

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 04:57 PM

Hello John

It's a pleasure, here we have the others, not best quality - but not too bad as there is alot going on in the picture

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Posted 19 December 2008 - 11:39 PM

This is No1 Convalescent Depot at Bouogne in 1915.
I tought the GWF would like to see one of 'The Camera Returns' team efforts.
We try to do wartime photos that have not been subject to a comparison before.
Let this sink in, and I will post the 'now' one on Saturday.
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Posted 20 December 2008 - 03:13 AM

VERY quick colourisation of the Convalescent Depot for comparison with modern day when you post it Bob blush.gif

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 01:20 PM

This 'is' the same veiw taken in 1998.
Under the X can be seen the spire of Notre Dame basilica in the mist.
The veiw can be onfirmed by other photographs that show the road on front
of the mound that has the RAMC badge. The position of the mound was paced out
from a road junction to the right, luckily when this was completed the spire came into
veiw confirming an accurate comparison.
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Posted 20 December 2008 - 04:05 PM

Bob and the "The Camera Returns Team", thank you for the comparison of the Convalescent Depot , as you say this part of the front not a common place to be visited or remembered

I like the colourised version Brian, brings these places back to life

John , here we see some of the others from your trip

Beney village

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 04:15 PM

Flirey

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Posted 20 December 2008 - 06:16 PM

Pals,

these are great shots, thanks for your efforts and sharing them.

Regards and best wishes,
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Posted 20 December 2008 - 07:15 PM

With due acknowlegement to Havrincourt for the concept!

Voila!


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Posted 21 December 2008 - 11:55 AM

Thank you guys, glad to share these views and enjoy everyones input. Keep them coming chaps

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Posted 21 December 2008 - 04:27 PM

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 10:50 PM

Driant at the crossroads at the Boise des Caures and the scene in 2006.





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Posted 25 December 2008 - 01:10 AM

i mucked around with the 'transform' tool in photoshop, to better align the perspectives.

[some people have too much time on their hands] smile.gif

i chose this one...i even managed to get the downpipe aligned in the centre.

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 01:13 AM

i then brought the ghosts out of hiding...if only i had better resolution.

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enjoy!!


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Posted 25 December 2008 - 11:28 AM

Very nice Fraser, looks good...we do have too much time on our hands laugh.gif

Pooter, good shot of Driant there - missed the Boise des Caures on our last trip

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Posted 25 December 2008 - 02:22 PM

Slight variation on the photo comparison theme I recently made a video trying to match up Malins Hawthorn Ridge mine explosion video with a modern comparison and find the location he set his camera up in. I admit I am no expert so any comments on the video or accuracy of the location appreciated.

Video History Today: Hawthorn Ridge

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 10:39 AM

Very interesting Maurice, superb idea and a nice piece of detective work!. The other videos on You Tube are worth a look at too, thank you

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 09:40 PM

Trying to upload photographs, the uploader tells me that my pictures are 12 MB!!

Anyone else having the same problem?

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 09:51 PM

Apparently, yes; http://1914-1918.inv...i...t&p=1082382

Haven't seen anything saying this has been resolved yet.

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Posted 26 December 2008 - 09:59 PM

Thank you Nigel

Have been stuffing my face and building the kids bikes so did not notice until this morning

It looks as though the GWF Team have it in hand, so will wait until the system is ready

At least we are back online

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 05:01 PM

A fantatsic thread and the morphed pictures bring the past years to life. Wish I had as much time to play around with the images; as a new GWF member, I am absolutely hooked on the content. Keep up the work it is helpful and inspiring.

I have visited a number of the more popular battlefields and cemeteries in the past whilst ignorant of the fact that I had a relative who fought and died in that dreadful conflict. Having discovered some of his past, I intend to visit Monchy-le-Preux where he was killed and Cabaret Rouge where he is at rest for the first time around easter 2009.

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 07:33 AM

Joroti thank you for your kind comments, it would be great to see a few of your pictures in easter, have a great trip

........The Hill 60 bridge taken from German lines looking to the Dump in the distance

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