I hope nobody takes any of the critiques in the POTW thread negatively. It's simply a sport in that forum to point out all that's wrong with a picture. Check out the votes though, people overwhelmingly liked it.
That being said... it would probably be very constructive and educational if we have a photo shoot AAR (after action review) not for the purpose of criticizing but to learn what to tweak for future photo shoots.
Thanks Victor, I'm actually amazed at the positive response, and yes, the criticisms are very educational and constructive. I for one am very thankful for the critiques. For instance i took it for granted that pineapple grenades were all the same (i learned about the yellow color before the shoot though) but early and late fuzes???!!!! that's really new to me. For those who weren't there, this photo was done in a mad rush as a result of a synchronicity of ideas. We were shooting the resting pic when Perry suddenly suggested we shoot atop the bridge. Mon lent his BAR to cover for the people corossing. some 5 minutes into the shoot, Toym suggested that he play a corpse at the base and that was that.
Take some of the comments with a grain of salt. This is an excellent impression and worthy of the photo of the week. I wonder how many of those negative comments were made by persons who were honored with a picture posting too?
Sir Perry has replied with some excellent counter comments. I wonder who is more versed in actual Philippine Military history or talked with as many Scout veterans than him for Christ sake?
But the comments in general are good and as always reenactor beware of this very thing. Constructive comments are always a lesson. I'm surprised nobody has jumped all over you yet for being airsofters instead of Blank fire or using real guns. fooled them though... just goes to show you.
I for one am very impressed. In one year the Manila guys are showing the whole world the way forward in reenecting and photography.
One comment I do agree with is the tree.... yes, it looks too post war. heheheeee.
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