The Fight For Newcastle

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A digital photo montage that fictionally depicts the fight to defend Newcastle in the Second World War.

Edited in Paint Shop Pro -
I selected the sky and deleted it and then imported the sky from another photo. I applied a filter effect to the building and imported the image of the airplane which had been removed from its background and scaled down. I duplicated the airplane and positioned the copy on a new layer. I applied a tinting layer to the whole image to soften the contrast between the sky, planes and building.

The bunker photographed is located at Shepherds Hill in Newcastle. Newcastle was never invaded by the Japanese in WWII, but one of their submarines did fire all 34 of their shells on the 8th of June 1942. No one in Newcastle was injured and many shells that landed caused little damage and some did not even explode on impact.

Fort Scratchley, a couple of miles north of Shepherds Hill fired 4 rounds back at the submarine.

Artwork Comments

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