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#1 b3rn

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 01:58 AM

Depth of field is not quite right on these composites but we're in the general area and confident that this broad hilltop housed 3AGH in 1915 and 1916.

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Main road, early days

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Nurses walking through the hospital lines

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 02:00 AM

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A challenge with the ever present wind battering us from the north

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Composite - 3AGH main road

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 02:04 AM

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Sisters' lines after a storm

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Village of Nea Koutali - once Sarpi rest camp - across the water

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 02:08 AM

Taken a few hundred metres east of 3AGH (not far from the present Russian memorial) - likely to be 3AGH nurses & officers (?) - the link takes you to the Flickr page where images can be viewed at original size

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Evacuation of our troops from the Peninsula. Barges conveyed them from transports to the Island.

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The last batch of troops from the Peninsula arriving at Lemnos. Jan. 1916

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Posted 04 December 2011 - 02:22 AM

Very evocative. I particularly liked #4 with the soldiers gazing with their backs to us. Thanks for the trouble you have gone to.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 04:26 AM

Very interesting photos and thanks for showing us the comparisons.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 06:15 AM

You have put in a lot of effort on these. They are fantastic.

I love the before and after photos and could look at them all day.

Thanks.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 08:25 AM

Brilliant

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 08:46 AM

I have to add a comment as well. They are very well done, especially post 3. Just stunning.

Cheers Andy.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 10:05 AM

I agree with all of the above - fascinating! :thumbsup:

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 10:19 AM

stunningly evocative . Great work.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 11:13 AM

Outstanding work! Thanks.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 11:50 AM

Great collages!Thanks for showing

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 12:03 PM

Very skilfully done, and quite haunting to see these figures from the past seeming to occupy the same locations today.

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Posted 05 December 2011 - 08:16 PM

Truly wonderful images. They are really quite stunning and a very interesting approach. Quite unique and I think it adds a new dimension spanning time. Thanks for sharing. MG

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 06:06 AM

Mate,

Stunning, wonderfull

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 07:39 AM

Wow... the images are absolutely fantastic.

How do you do that??

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 11:07 AM

Thanks all. I know I'm not the only one that finds 'then and now' photos fascinating. Have a look at the Historypin project, great promise with some large museums/archives partnering with them, and the possibility of crowdsourcing locations and current photographs.

Wendy, the composites are done in Photoshop. You make the top layer (historical photo) opaque, and size/rotate it into place. It helps to take a 'now' photo in the right spot though. My wife has a great eye for that - better than 20/20 vision. Has warned me never to run if she's holding a gun Posted Image. That West Mudros peninsula lends itself to these photos as the mountains in the background of the 1915/1916 photos haven't changed and are clearly visible.

I am looking for photos of No. 2 Australian Stationary Hospital when it moved to Mudros West, and of the Canadian & British hospitals there so as to locate those hospitals within the peninsula as well.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 11:40 AM

what a brilliant way to show then and now. Thank you
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Posted 06 December 2011 - 02:25 PM

wow, great stuff! I've been doing some research on some chaps who were at Lemnos and it has helped shape my understanding.

Thank you and well done.

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Posted 09 December 2011 - 07:32 AM

Just love having 'my girls' to the fore - and the background! Many thanks, it's great stuff. I can see great applications for this technology.

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Posted 10 December 2011 - 01:50 AM

Kirsty - you wouldn't happen to know which nurses are pictured with the blown down tent?

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 10:29 AM

excellent comparison shots, thank you

#24 Scott Revell

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 08:52 AM

Great work on these photos. I know it is an older post but worth mentioning all the same.


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Posted 28 April 2012 - 01:46 PM

Kirsty - you wouldn't happen to know which nurses are pictured with the blown down tent?


Hi Bern
Sorry for the very delayed reply - I don't know who the nurses are - I presume Savage doesn't say on the originals? I don't recognise them from any portraits that I've seen - we need some face recognition technology me thinks!
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