French Infantry

Napoleonic Era musket infrantry (foot soldier).

Nick, Allan, Jeff and myself did a series of portraits today at Fort Lytton for various re-enactors in a lovely little part of the fort with natural Rembrandt lighting. Thus I processed this one appropriately to accentuate the "Old Master" look.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 13th June 2010, This photo: 2:03pm


  • aramisfirefly said:
    Love that processing Dave, and the texture looks fantastic.
  • nick.lagos said:
    Lovely lovely work David....well done....congrats
  • Cobra_11 said:
    What a great historic portrait! Well done! You chose the perfect texture to go with the atmosphere of the photo.. Well done!
  • David de Groot said:
    Turned out fairly well eh Matt. :)
    Thanks Nick! I'm not sure it's quite right, but given it's really a first attempt at this sort of thing, it means a lot to have such comments from you. :)
    Thanks! Got a few more to do too before getting them online for the re-enactors to view.
  • Adam Bolt Photography said:
    Excellent Dave.
    Cheers Adam
  • FrAcTuReD...fOtOs said:
    and a darn fine processing job to boot - Love the colours David.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Adam :)
    I have a better one Jeff. Just need to resize the textures and do it full size.
    Getting a better understanding as to how this all works.
  • looby88 said:
    fancy having to go to war with all those tassels flapping around in your face ! Just reading a book called Agincourt by Juliet Barker bit earlier than this, 1400's. None of this sloppy romance stuff for me ! Henry the V against the French, we won of course !
  • David de Groot said:
    Ultimately you won against these guys too ;-)
    The mode of battle was still a bit on the silly side at that stage too - prancing around in brightly coloured uniforms. Standing still on the battlefield waiting for the order to fire. All very silly - probably just as well that muskets were notoriously unreliable and inaccurate.
  • allan_niels3n said:
    I'm still to do this one, think I'll use yours as the benchmark ;) very nice work.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Allan. 'twas the first one I tried and thus still very photograph looking rather than painting-like, but it's not a bad photo for sure.