Napoleonic Military Portrait

Australian Napoleonic Association, History Alive, Fort Lytton.

Uploaded for Helen's sake to illustrate another processing technique.

I think it works a bit better when it comes to a painted look than previous attempts, but probably still wouldn't pass muster compared to an actual painting.

By the way, the remainder of the <a href="">History Alive 2010 Photographs</a> are now live on my site.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 13th June 2010, This photo: 2:07pm

Previous Photo: French Infantry


  • batch2008 said:
    Nice work David. I enjoy seeing your different portrait work come through. I'll give it go some day
  • looby88 said:
    thankyou David, different again, certainly worth persevering with I reckon, I would have thought you could make some pennies from this !
    went on your site- who's been busy then !!
    Definitely like the Alabama sepia ones the best, possibly because I can relate to old tatty looking photos. My parents had a box full of various unknown relatives and ancestors- who's parents dont have such a collection !?!?
    Some good stuff
  • Dylan Toh said:
    looks great david - all of these shots have a great polish to them - the texture work really has been put to good effect and I Really did think it was a painting
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Pete :) I do like taking interesting portraits, it's always a bit of a challenge, but can be really rewarding.
    Yeah, I think I'm better at the old photo look than the painted look, mostly because an old photo is still a photo and thus has photo-like qualities that a painting does not. I also like looking at old photographs, it's interesting seeing how the world was.
    Thanks Dylan, I guess, for me, this is the closest to a painted look I've managed so far.
  • Cobra_11 said:
    Great texture - gives a true vintage look to the photo. Oh, and a good choice of the model, too - he looks truly Napoleonic. Well done!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks - 'twas a great session and we all had fun.