Post by Dave Homewood on Mar 4, 2007 22:32:38 GMT 12
Check out this photo of a No. 1 Squadron RNZAF Hudson at a gloomy looking Whenuapai in about late 1941. Note the turret guns have been removed by the armourers. And it has been raining shortly before the photo but now it seems the sun is out.
Actually, it's not. This is a digital composite I created. The Hudson is from a genuine coloured wartime photo but it was taken in Canada, not NZ, and it has been digitally altered somewhat. The hangar is from a modern photo of the No. 5 Sqn Hangar (some Orions were removed from the shot).
Many will know that today it wears an extra tin roof installed in the 1990's, so I found a genuine wartime photo from the same angle and placed the concrete roof back on top. The tarmac is from the modern photo but the water lying on the tarmac is from the wartime Hudson photo. The sky is from a seperate photo again as the modern hangar photo had bright blue sky. No. 1 Sqn codes were added to the Hudson to give it some identity.
The only immediate giveaway is the sixe of the palm tree. It was much smaller in 1941, having been there for just a year or so.
I hope you liked my latest artwork. Did it trick you I wonder though? I bet it didn't fool too many people.