This is my first Re-Post. It's a 20 years old photo, taken at the Red Sea. Near the Suez Canal, when I was a young soldier in the navy.
It is also one of my first posts to TE, at the times that I didn't know much about post processing. The scanned photo sufferers from scratches and pale colors, but I really Like this shot.
Based on some ideas of Mark's (Skorj) WS, I cropped the image tighter and cleaned the scratches, one by one. A LOT of work. I removed the noise, and added a frame. I decided to keep the lens distorted horizon.
There's a story behind this photo: After sailing through the Suez Canal, we had some serious problem with our heavy gun, so my friends had to clean it while they're standing on the bridge's roof. It looks risky, but the sea was flat and calm, so it ended with no injuries.
So, I hope that you like it.
BTW, it was captured in the open sea, so maybe I should not put it under Israel, I might change it to Egypt.
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Liora (1857) 2004-07-27 15:05
Well, it was worth the hard work! An excellent photo - I can actually feel the enormous effort looking at it. I didn't know you were a sailor...
zto (292) 2004-07-27 15:22
He he, indeed it is an improvemnt Yitzhak. Good job on the PP and thansk for the aditional note.
jiherka (4538) 2004-07-27 16:13
Nice picture of the life. Good ilustration of the fact that we need help to do something and together we can make more.
Well done Yitzhak
nwoehnl (122) 2004-07-27 16:45
Very good repost, Yitzhak, the improvement is significant. Apart from the smooth look without the scratches, I really think this crop is so much better - having only the hand reach into the frame at the right adds a kind of mysterious touch. Well done.
elroyie (2750) 2004-07-27 17:24
Great picture, very good movement in the picture, the picture quality is little bit low, but 20 years...
This is nostalgic frame!
snuggleaphagus (4146) 2004-07-27 22:48
What a very cool photo, remniscent of times gone by (and I do mean more than 20 years gone by. The postures are great and I think your shot exemplifies the importance of team work. If one fails, everyone fails. I particularly like the clothing colors and the wrinkles on them too. Awesome view point.
Catli (550) 2004-07-27 23:07
very good job, Yitzhak. Great improvement from the original. Looks like it was taken from an old film.
manny (21833) 2004-07-28 0:05
Composition is the "it" of this picture. I like the outstretch hands. This is a classics. Maybe turning it to sepia and adding some grain/noise would make it even more "classic".
cgrindahl (6113) 2004-07-28 0:45
This image really delights me Yitzhak. I wish I had the time and energy to go back and look at every image posted on TE, especially those of members like you whose work I respect, just to observe the development of skills, both behind the camera and with post production work. This is living proof that skills become enhanced by participating at this site. This is a remarkable improvement over the original. More than that, however, it is a very fine image. You don't put it in the category men at work, but it surely belongs there as well.
As a student of Israeli history, it is not hard to view the hands of those two men supporting their fellow crewmen as examples of the way in which your whole country has been built, with support from both within and without. Important work requires support from steady hands. This is fine work and a positive statement about Israel, IMHO.
Jeppe (18654) 2004-07-28 1:30
Yes Yitzhak - I seams my memory serves me well - I could remember seing this image before - funny setup you captured here - and yes - the new cropping works better and the same for the framing.
avis2avis (4264) 2004-07-28 1:41
I dared to do a WS on this super shot. Manipulating a 20 year old photo, I felt like I was trying to mess with history. I thought this would look more 'classic' in BW with accentuated contrast and a little grain. Please let me know what you think.
Galeota (10338) 2004-07-28 2:57
Great shot. I love this one and I'm happy you have re-posted it!
ChrisJ (97890) 2004-07-28 3:18
Why are they holding on to each other? Is it to stop them falling off the boat, or to increase stability & safety?
Interesting photo that would almost fit in the 'humor' category.
jrzufferey (7301) 2004-07-28 4:35
Tu as bien fait de la reposter,l'image est belle et pleine d'action. J'aime bien cette scène parce qu'elle nous laisse choisir ce que nous voulons voir,que font-il exactement, le fond c'est la mer rien d'autre à se raccrocher. Superbe\jr
summer89 (5422) 2004-07-28 4:54
Great photo Yitzhak,
20 years ago... the time flys.. i like this comp+osition and colors.
Very well done
jhm (139200) 2004-07-28 5:57
Hi Yitzhak, great improvement from the original. Looks like it was taken from an old film. Dangerous work precise
mikhalych (1319) 2004-07-28 7:02
Funny moment. That hand on the right makes the shot. And too much noise reduction eliminated all textures, so now this photo looks like some poster from 50-ies.
[scrolling down the page]
Oh. I see I'm not alone in poster comparison :))
yweinreich (165) 2004-07-28 8:58
Very historical photo - with that historical feel
Piotr (0) 2004-07-28 12:43
Interesting photo, interesting note, well done Yitzhak
jrj (34841) 2004-07-30 15:40
A clear 'action shot' Yitzak. Busted or not for scratches. Hmm.. interesting and good photo work
jhonny_blue (4956) 2004-08-12 5:49
Fantastic picture ! Well composed and a very good pose of these men !
Very well done !
rudymalou (800) 2004-08-22 16:56
Very dynamic picture, Yitzhak, what I prefer is the hand on the right, coming from nowhere. A nice shot and a nice note too
- Copyright: Yitzhak Avigur (avigur_11) (22077)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1984-00-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Men at Work, Evolution - Same subject, different techniques [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-07-27 14:52