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Semper Fi

Posted by
shoti (somewhere in, China) on 11 December 2009 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

forever faithful to Emperor Qin

Xi'an
Shaanxi, China

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Levi Cusio from West Vancouver, Canada

wow! stunning capture! turning them into green soldiers. amazing!

11 Dec 2009 6:07am

Fred from Manila, Philippines

Ah...yes! Taking the USMC Credo to another place. Semper fidelis. Nice!

11 Dec 2009 7:06am

k@ from Paris, France

Semper (sci) fi too with the green beam through ;) Very strange in that hue, did you intend something special with that warm green ?
I like how you frame them, with the one with no head in a central/essential positioning...

11 Dec 2009 8:24am

@k@: nope. what I did was process a RAW image in photomatix then did some levels in photoshop and finally some sharpening. I didn't mind if it was green or anything hehe

Antoine from France

Very beautiful capture.

11 Dec 2009 8:49am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Great capture! Very beautiful green color!

11 Dec 2009 10:24am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

They look so good in green, an inspired choice.

11 Dec 2009 12:32pm

Valé from Besançon, France

All differents, fantastic view !

11 Dec 2009 1:27pm

Jean-Luc from Lyon, France

so strange , but beautiful and perfect framing ! Green is the real color ?

11 Dec 2009 1:59pm

@Jean-Luc: hmm actually, I can't really tell which is green and which is not. I have a problem identifying colors correctly :)

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

excellent :)

11 Dec 2009 2:20pm

jeanclaude from st mande 94160, France

superbe ces soldats qui doivent venir de chine, bravo

11 Dec 2009 2:31pm

catherine from quelque part en france, France

wonderfull !

11 Dec 2009 3:52pm

Slackwater - don from spokane, United States

What a striking image with its repetition and fine color!

11 Dec 2009 3:58pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique, j'aime beaucoup.

11 Dec 2009 8:54pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Awesome green color and tones. Nice shot.

12 Dec 2009 3:42am

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

great shot.

12 Dec 2009 5:32am

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

whoa. are they really that color? it's amazing!
love it shoti. really good.

12 Dec 2009 7:47am

@Seraphine: hehe please see other pictures of these soldiers. this one is an HDRi, hence, the saturation and tones are unrealistic. thanks for dropping by Sera :)

k@ from Paris, France

For me this is clever use of Photoshop, subtle one I like it ;) cause you can see the picture below was already very good. You say you don't see colors, all of them or only red/green like daltonians ? How do you see them, by the way ? Your B&W have this little hint of special color, maybe that's your precious personal touch, we enjoy it a lot, be sure...

12 Dec 2009 8:39am

@k@: hello again Karine. It's not that I don't see the colors, it's just I cannot correctly identify which is which. and many times I cannot see the difference of one from another. it's a problem I have which roots from nursery school, I remember I didn't really fully memorized the color wheel, much less the whole color palette. Daltonian? I think I'm not a daltonian. I still can see red and green but sometimes I cannot distinguish the difference. how do I see the colors above? well I think it's green hehehe but I'm not really sure, like most of the time. Thanks for taking the time to comment Karine :)

k@ from Paris, France

I think nobody sees the same way, my brother just like you does not really see the colors (brown, green, gray, he does not see the differences, the same between different blues, and so on) but I guess for a photographer and a good one like you are it must add something, don't ask me what ;) but just like for a painter, and i'm always touched by our differences - they make us who we are (Amen ;) Have a nice sunday, dear ~ 

13 Dec 2009 8:56am

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

a beautiful shot of this timeless warriors -- and i love the extra green touch!

14 Dec 2009 3:09pm