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People #3/7

These two chaps at the Kedleston Hall 1940's rally were happy to pose for just about anyone.

In this case I decided not to take a "facing the camera" shot as I feel it captures a bit more their enjoyment of the whole occasion.

Notice the masked headlamps on the Austin car behind them.

People #3/7

These two chaps at the Kedleston Hall 1940's rally were happy to pose for just about anyone.

In this case I decided not to take a "facing the camera" shot as I feel it captures a bit more their enjoyment of the whole occasion.

Notice the masked headlamps on the Austin car behind them.

comments (18)

  • Astrid
  • not in the Netherlands
  • 10 Jun 2009, 01:01
They really look like two partners in crime having a great time, this is a wonderfull picture, you made them look so proud.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid, they were really enjoying themselves and wern't a bit shy.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 10 Jun 2009, 01:02
You got yourself two very dapper gents, Brian...and a nice car to boot!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ginnie, dapper was the word I thought of when I first saw them.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 10 Jun 2009, 07:57
Looks like they are even adopted a pose fit for the times they are simulating, Brian.

Belly lice!
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed ray, I think they were really enjoying themselves.
  • graham pickett
  • United Kingdom SOUTHSEA HAMPSHIRE
  • 10 Jun 2009, 08:25
Ah!the days of the running boards,super capture,delightful .Hope these pair of expert posers have a chance to see it.The angle of shot really works,nice one Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much for your comment Graham.
What a pair of poseurs! Nice shot Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill, these guys really got in to the spirit of the occasion.
Good of them to present themselves in black and white Brian.
Brian Walbey: Were there any other colours in the 1940's Chad. Thanks for your comment.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 10 Jun 2009, 09:19
Good one
Brian Walbey: Thanks vintage.
  • Alan Rolfe
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Jun 2009, 09:43
Another timeless view. How anyone could drive with lights like that is beyond me!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan. I guess when they had the headlamps covered because of the blackout there wasn't many other vehicles on the road.
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Jun 2009, 10:05
Love those outfits - you can't beat a nice waistcoat with a chain. Those were the days when men always wore hats and doffed them when a lady came in the room. How things have changed!
Ingrid
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Ingrid, my paternal Grandfather always wore his watch and chain, and he and his friends, being country people, always wore their caps in the house, don't ask me why.
You captured two great posers Brian. Fine shot!
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Richard.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 10 Jun 2009, 10:25
These two blokes knew what they were about, great capture mate
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Tony.
  • Philine Kleinknecht
  • Germany
  • 10 Jun 2009, 11:41
Yes, you are right! The two gentlemen look fine and happy, but not too fine although dressed up with tie, hat and clock-chain- whereas visible braces -sorry, in our eyes- are not so tasteful, rather plebeian or -under young men- extravagant-modern!
Brian Walbey: Back in the 1940's most men wore braces in the u.K.Philine, not so nowadays of course.
This could be Tiff and Bill in five years time.
Brian Walbey: Indeed perhaps sooner than that Chad, but will you join them like this is the question smile
Ha! ... and following on from my comment yesterday this must surely be 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid'. Another great one Brian.

richard
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Richard.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Jun 2009, 19:13
They certainly look like they are enjoying their day in the limelight. And you were right to avoid the straight on to camera, much more interesting this way, one gets a good sense of context.
Brian Walbey: I wanted to give a semblance of candid Mike even though, strictly speaking, they are not I suppose.
Great series Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Albert.
great idea. Do something different.
This works well. The B&W is fitting. Sepia might be cool too, with a "1940" filter to make it look like an old negative.
Nice series
Cheers
Rob
Brian Walbey: That's a good idea Rob, might give that a try sometime.
Fine chaps, fine shot Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Pamela.

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