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Great Uncle Herbert

A time to remember

15 total reviews 
Comment from GaliaG


Interesting artist notes

good creativity, technique and initial impact

good composition and presentation

thanks for sharing

 Comment Written 16-Nov-2017


reply by the author on 17-Nov-2017
    many thanks for the great review.
Comment from Sange


Touched tribute to your Great Uncle Master J!
Your notes were touching and heartfelt by both you and your mom.
I am the keeper of all our families old photographs because I love the history and the painted color.
I think you did a fine job on honoring your Great Uncle placing him in this frame.
Nice work ;)

 Comment Written 14-Nov-2017


reply by the author on 17-Nov-2017
    thank you very much for the awesome response sange.
Comment from PrairieBee


God Bless the Military heroes!
This is such a touching piece with a tragic but heroic story of life at the times of the Great War. They all sacrificed so much during that period in history.
You can see the honor and courage in his face.

Well done!!!
Thank You to your Uncle Herbert

 Comment Written 14-Nov-2017


reply by the author on 17-Nov-2017
    many thanks for the great support.
Comment from Paul the Wizard


The picture is well done. The story is good. It looks like a great photograph to draw, line quality would be key but very interesting. The line quality is great.

 Comment Written 14-Nov-2017


reply by the author on 17-Nov-2017
    many thanks for the super words.
Comment from seshadri_sreenivasan


A noble work you have done with this post. A sad story of your great uncle touches my heart as it surely will others too! It is admirable that you have preserved his photo which can be improved upon with the technologies available in the market today.Thanks for sharing!

 Comment Written 14-Nov-2017


reply by the author on 17-Nov-2017
    many thanks for the super suppport.
Comment from a.samathasena


What a great mixed media shot of the hero.The Sad news included scene.But You created it very nicely.The Hero's face eyes action,uniform and other details, b/g are make a nice scene.I like this talent work.Focus color are excellent.Thanks.

 Comment Written 13-Nov-2017


reply by the author on 17-Nov-2017
    many thanks for the lovely words.
Comment from Yogendra R Modak


Super view of militatary a time to remember view of Great Uncle Hearbert by mixed media major by photographer.the way of showing one side dark shadow tends to shine light way from dark looking so well to produced ,great skill ,great photography.

 Comment Written 13-Nov-2017


reply by the author on 17-Nov-2017
    many thanks for the brilliant words and support.
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Comment from Malmax


What a beautiful tribute to your Great Uncle and a wonderful mixed media work. Your story and narrative is heartfelt and very emotional, and somewhat sad. Your Great uncle was a very brave and
selfless man and I can't even imagine going through the things he did. A real hero,
you must be proud of.
The work you did on this old photo is excellent. The framing is beautiful. Thank you for sharing your story.
Malmax

 Comment Written 13-Nov-2017


reply by the author on 17-Nov-2017
    many thanks for the excellent and cxhopice words.
reply by Malmax on 17-Nov-2017
    Youre welcome
Comment from Sean T Phelan


What an interesting posting this is,Vincent!
I'm glad that you chose to share this with us!
It makes me think of my Great Uncle Edmund,a Staff Sergeant in what was then the U.S. Army's 82nd Light Infantry Division who was shot apart leading an improvised charge against a heavily defended German machine gun nest during the Argonne Forest offensive in 1918!
I never met him ( of course! ) but I'm proud of him ( and of his brother,my Granpa,who was a crewman on the U.S.Navy 'dreadnaught' U.S.S.New York ( BB-34 ) which served to reinforce your Royal Navy's Grand Fleet in the North Sea towards the end of the war!
( And neither of them were actually United States citizens! They'd just walked down here from the remote Gaspe peninsula in northern Quebec province a few years earlier in search of better jobs and joined up when America declared war on the Central Powers in 1917! )
To this day a VFW ( a large American veteran's organization ) meeting hall in Tupper Lake,NY ( their adopted 'home town' ) is officially named in honor of Great Uncle Edmund!
FASCINATING STUFF!
~Sean

 Comment Written 13-Nov-2017


reply by the author on 17-Nov-2017
    many, many thanks my friend. it was indeed a tragic story but millions with a similar tale. he died at 23. his brother percy who i knew well (as a young boy) was only 16 and fought to. he lived but the army gave him an ijection of some type, that crippled him. thank you also for your great stories to and more so for your understaning on this type of material.
reply by Sean T Phelan on 18-Nov-2017
    You're very welcome,Vincent!
Comment from nikman


Yes, it was pretty dangerous being an officer in the First World War. Your fine image certainly has the look and feel of that era. Nicely done!

 Comment Written 13-Nov-2017


reply by the author on 19-Nov-2017
    yes he was only 23, a young officer sent to his death.