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"Did you hear that?"

How often does someone say that at a museum or historic site; and then, somehow someone always manages to shine a torch in your eyes.


This was made for Men In History Contest, hosted by ManipulateThis.


Theme: This is a Historical theme contest. The scene must match the model’s costume. 

Skill Level: 2, Novitiate

Due Date:
June 4, 2017



Sometimes at a museum, or historical site, especially if you’re doing research, you can almost sense the presence of those who lived and maybe died there.

And, sometimes you have to wonder if, as my one friend who is sort of psychic says; if they know they’ve passed on.

Maybe, they’re still there: looking on, or don’t know they passed on, and still half alive.

The challenge was to use the whole stock in a historic setting. There can't be anything much more historical than an archaeological site.

Actually, the average height of Roman Legionnaires was 165-170 cm, about 10 cm shorter than the modern standard, which made scaling a little difficult. Although, some "Barbarians" were closer to the contemporary standard, who Romans called "Giants". [All of who were probably still taller than myself.]

Thanks to all the Stock Artists and ManipulateThis, for hosting.


Resources: (Required Stock Denoted With an Asterisk *)

Roman, Celtic, and Barbarian Ghosts:

* jason aaron baca highlander classic 2537, by jasonaaronbaca

- Jason Aaron Baca,

Photographer - Portia Shao,

* jason aaron baca classic0565 roman, by jasonaaronbaca

- Jason Aaron Baca,

Photographer - Portia Shao,

jason aaron baca spartan0574free, by jasonaaronbaca

- Jason Aaron Baca,

Photographer - Portia Shao,

Warriors 17, by CathleenTarawhiti

Gordon Thom and Connor Rogers

Photographer: Cathleen Tarawhiti, CathleenTarawhiti

Archeologists, Students, and Volunteers:

Archaeology 3, by magikstock

Browncoat - Stock Reference 14, by faestock

Coat VIII - Footsy, by BlooDoveStock

Steam punk 3, by magikstock

Backgrounds: Archeology Site:

Roman Passage, by EveLivesey

Kourion 100, by MASYON

Kourion 95, by MASYON

Other Resources:

Headlights, by YBsilon-Stock

Plant Stand Tripod png stock (updated), by Mom-EsPeace

tripod with camera stock, by donstock

Telescope Thingy, by FantasyStock

Stock-wolfworx-Sunrise-Imk59130, by wolfworx

Texture 32, by CathleenTarawhiti

Texture 164, by Malleni-Stock

Fire png, by TinaLouiseUk

Lamp post, by TinaLouiseUk

STOCK PNG black smoke, by MaureenOlder

STOCK PNG white smoke, by MaureenOlder

Skull png, by TinaLouiseUk

Stock, by devious-stock

Sky, by CathleenTarawhiti



PSE9, Photoshop Elements 9



Special thanks to Branka-Johnlockian and Jean52 for helping figure out how to get the lamp stands to work.

Solar/ Battery powered LED lights are the best.


Listening to:

Indiana Jones- The Last Man Standing

The Ultimate Indiana Jones Montage

[Yes, I do often wear a Fedora, or a Breezer hat. And, yes, I do have a bullwhip.
But, as one of my Professors said, that’s probably best kept for herding Undergrads.
(though, not sure what HR would have to say about that.)]

Hammerfall- The Last Man Standing



Actually, I was just starting the long march towards a D.Litt. when I was rammed by a drunk driver on my way to an exam; I don’t know when I’ll get back to it; but, who knows, maybe someday, like Professor Binns (History of Magic, at Hogwarts).

Actually, speaking of Men In History reminded me of a Professor who said that men had already had more than enough to say in history; one student asked if that meant he didn’t have to turn in a paper; she said, “Of course not.” [Which sounded ominous.]


As the Dean, one of my Classics Professors, always said, “Keep digging!”

“You can’t get an ‘A’, unless you dig it up and, translate it, yourself.”




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