Good to see you are back in business, Phlebas!Ok the dead hard disk held me up a bit but I'm back in business
"Remember that publicity board for Coca Cola a mile back? They sponsor our border signs! If you had bothered to learn the local language, you had understood you were crossing the border there. But do not worry! After your public whipping, you will have plenty of time in jail to learn it from our wicked prison wardens! First lesson starts here! The verb 'strip completely' in our language is...!"
If you'd keep your passport in your bag, or some other obvious place, like other people, you wouldn't always lose it and have to strip completely just to find the thing.
I am struck by the "old photo" look of the images. I can only imagine that 2002 posed some interesting manip problems that we don't have to deal with using later versions of Photoshop, Paintshop Pro, and the like.Ok the dead hard disk held me up a bit but I'm back in business
I'm struck by how small these older pics often are, screen resolutions have made a big difference over the years.
Still in 2002, a productive year.
Hey Phlebas,Thank you Jack.
I'm almost tempted to wait until next year to start posting my old pics, as my first ever published manip was in May 2000 on the old Crux group. But I'll probably start before then
But first, here's one I don't think I've posted yet, from January this year. What's the background? Not sure. Perhaps these are Kurdish fighters who have captured a Russian or Syrian agent?
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The #93, #95, #98 and #100 contain clear travel warning advice for some part of the world (and #97 actually too, but for Australia).Anyway, getting towards the end of 2002, and hitting the century mark.
The woman on the ground looks very attentively to the execution. The soldiers don't know, but she will have to Judge them afterwards. They'll better take care to crucify her according to the instructions! Or they will be the subjects to be crucified during the next drill!Boot camp mock battlefield training for the all-new, mixed-gender army. The green team has just captured a couple members of the red team and have set about interrogating them.
The fate of a few British RAF pilots, it seems, who had fallen into hands of rebels during the 1920 Iraqi rebellion. The tribal women took care of that job too!ph093 You can see that the lady on the left and the woman second from right are each holding something very dear to the western prisoner.
The titulus above her head already tells it : 'infidel peril'.ph116 aid worker peril, or perhaps she's a journalist?
Especially, she was asking for trouble, when she flashed them, shouting : "Hong & Kong are free!"ph115 nipple piercing is obviously frowned upon in China