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War of the Worlds

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 22 May 2014 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

"No one would have believed, in the last years of the nineteenth century that human affairs were being watched from the timeless worlds of space. No one could have dreamed that we were being scrutinized, as someone with a microscope studies creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. Few men even considered the possibility of life on other planets and yet, across the gulf of space, minds immeasurably superior to ours regarded this Earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely, they drew their plans against us."

It was easy, the voice of Richard Burton instantly came to my mind, reciting lyrics from Jeff Wayne's "War of the Worlds", in fact many years ago a full military orchestra performed the piece a few yards from here as part of a very elaborate and entertaining fireworks display. So naturally I just had to play around in Photoshop to try and recreate the feeling of an alien invasion.

This is the Herd Groyne lighthouse at the mouth of the River Tyne in South Shields.

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PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Superbe prise

Bonne journée

22 May 2014 5:14am

PATRICK from miramas, France

top compo

22 May 2014 5:42am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Stunning image Curly and definitely brings to mind War of the Worlds

22 May 2014 6:50am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(Old West Wales Boy), Germany

"The chances of anything coming from Mars is a Million to one he said" !! Fantastic creation.I love H.G.Well´s work and the stunning Jeff Wayne concept Album.

22 May 2014 9:26am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Beam me up Curly :)

22 May 2014 10:02am

Devi from Chennai, India

Stunning image Curly...
and I loved that narration bit!!!

22 May 2014 11:46am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Yeah, this is stunning, this is a masterpiece !

22 May 2014 12:17pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Stunning ! great Tittle...:-)

22 May 2014 2:52pm

digitalCG from Manchester, United Kingdom

Good fun image, Curly!

22 May 2014 9:24pm

Moridi from Tehran, Iran

Wonderful shot.

23 May 2014 4:04am

Langevine from Angers, France

superbe les deux rayons du phare et les couleurs

23 May 2014 6:12am

1/500 second
ISO 200
31 mm (35mm equiv.)