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August 15, 2007
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Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
Shutter Speed
1/80 second
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F/5.6
Focal Length
200 mm
ISO Speed
100
Date Taken
Aug 4, 2007, 12:47:27 PM
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The Brigadier by Pete-B The Brigadier by Pete-B
Brigadier Benjamin (Benji) Medley-Smythe OBE
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:iconvasilisa-uzhasnaja:
Vasilisa-Uzhasnaja Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
He looks exactly like this old man in the town I used to live in, who'd always dress in flashy clothes that his dead wife wore. Exactly like this photo :) It's a great shot
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NiraGonzalez Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007  Professional Photographer
muy buen retrato, es inusual :)

very good!!

:wave:
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:iconpete-b:
Pete-B Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007
Thank you :D
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007
This is a superb shot, the light, the composition and the reflections are bang on....Excellent stuff indeed
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:iconpete-b:
Pete-B Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007
Thank you Andy. It was a fun day being Paparazzi to a load of drag queens :D
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now-voyager Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007
First - the photograph: Such a juxtaposition of attitudes and feelings - it makes me want to study it or make it go away. I am not sure this man is unhappy, for this is a mere split second in the time of his life. BUT, it speaks volumes - he could be miserable. I will never know, hence the intrigue and splendor of this shot. Wonderful photojournalism Pete.

Second - I am not sure which I am coveting the most. The earrings, the hat, the boa? I think the boa...

Third - I forgot because I have had two glasses of wine and can't get past the boa. I want one!! :tears: :cries:

Kudos Master :worship:
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:iconpete-b:
Pete-B Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007
Thank you very much. This was the shot I processed first and I kind of new it was going to be the best. Which is why I posted it last.

:D
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now-voyager Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007
Nice - now I know there's nothing more to look forward to, right? lol
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:iconpete-b:
Pete-B Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007
Nope.... Nothing ever again :D
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:iconnow-voyager:
now-voyager Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007
:cries: :tears: I am racked with pain! Nothing?? Ever agane?? NOooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
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twinkletinker Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007   General Artist
Ok.. hang on.. I'm not really sure about this but is it a she or a he....???
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:iconpete-b:
Pete-B Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007
lol

Its a he being a she :D
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marleyjane Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007   Photographer
ah, that's awesome :highfive:
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:iconpete-b:
Pete-B Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007
Thank you very much :D
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marleyjane Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007   Photographer
:highfive: :handshake: :highfive:
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:icontoolow:
Toolow Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007
Interesting...
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:iconpete-b:
Pete-B Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007
Thank you.

I have doubts about those earings with that hat :D
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BaddogLtd Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007
love her cause she's not slathered up like a prostitute. Just a couple of baubles and trinkets and feathers to make a girl feel good about herself. =D
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:iconpete-b:
Pete-B Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007
I love her too. She looks so dignified in all that red.

She so reminds me of an old army officer I once served under (Draw your own innuendo) and we have a great tradition in Britain where all our senior civil figures... Colonels and Judges etc.... have their kinks and vices.
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hoodie2u Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007   Photographer
The features are awesome! Must be Dame Edna's sister! lol
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:iconpete-b:
Pete-B Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007
They are all much pettier than that old bat :p
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007  Professional Photographer
I look at him and I think of my :granny: how wrong is that??

still like the image though!! lol
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:iconpete-b:
Pete-B Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007
I look at him and think of my grandad.... But then we have always been a bohemian family :D
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KirlianCamera Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007  Professional Photographer
:D
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laurengary Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
Hi ! You can find this wonderful image featured in my journal here ---> [link] . Please let me know if you'd rather I didn't feature it & I'll be happy to remove it. :)
Lauren
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:iconpete-b:
Pete-B Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
No I do not mind at all. I am always happy to be featured. Thank you :blowkiss:
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:iconlaurengary:
laurengary Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007
You're welcome !
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:iconcylan:
cylan Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Geddy Lee in drag?
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:iconpete-b:
Pete-B Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
Its not. But the resemblance is uncanny isn't it :D
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mrlex Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007  Professional Photographer
Lol fantastic, he looks so severe and proper even dressed up like that :P
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:iconpete-b:
Pete-B Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
Doesn't he just. I wonder who he really is? :D
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:iconvoracious-vixen:
Voracious-Vixen Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Well hello!!! :lol:
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:iconpete-b:
Pete-B Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
lol

I read that in the voice of Leslie Phillips :D
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:iconvoracious-vixen:
Voracious-Vixen Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:laughing: in my head it sounded more like Kenneth Williams, but Leslie Phillips will do nicely!!!!
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kakarinac Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
colors are fantastic
amazing portrait!
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:iconpete-b:
Pete-B Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
Thank you very much :D
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:iconesteficita:
Esteficita Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
This picture is almost surreal. Love the contrast between the very masculine face and the very feminine attire
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:iconpete-b:
Pete-B Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
Its quite striking isn't it. Almost as if he isn't wearing that frock through choice. But yet it is soooo his colour :p
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:iconesteficita:
Esteficita Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
Hehe, yes so his colour, but I love those earrings, too. Big is big this year!
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:iconpete-b:
Pete-B Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
Pat Butcher will be overjoyed to hear that :p
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Esteficita Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007
:lmao:
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UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
LOL verywell composed. Almost as if you were trying to keep this between the two of you. That made an awesome mood for this one. Well done.
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Pete-B Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
Thanks bud

Of all my recent 'Men in Frocks' shots, this is my favourite. It has more honesty to it and shows the juxtaposition of masculinity in a feminine setting.
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UrbanRural-Photo Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcomes
I see your point. I feel the release of shyness in this one.
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Strong character..wonderful image
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Pete-B Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
Thanks David.

He really does have that look of a senior officer in the British Army.
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Pip Pip..Cheerio lads.. stiff upper lip.. (movie cliches!) hah
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:iconpete-b:
Pete-B Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
I say Ginger..... Pass the mustache wax :D
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahahah lol
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Moogly Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
when i read the title, i thought of that bloke out of seventies doctor who. ach, i'm such a geek.

loves it!! the brig looks good! I *must* have that boa!!! :threaten: :D
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