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The Quiet Man (1)
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Published: November 8, 2011
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Capt. Bruno Peters, 9th AF, 354th FG, 355 FS. He let his warplanes and saxophone make the noise. Please also check out the companion portrait of this man 70 years later in The Quiet Man (2)

Update: This great man departed this time-space manifold on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, just two months short of his 101st birthday. He is sorely missed.

Compressed charcoal
Original in the collection of Bruno Peters.

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Image size
2158x2847px 4.23 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Aperture
F/4.0
Focal Length
22 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Oct 24, 2006, 2:18:01 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
Sensor Size
13mm
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Brandoch-DahaHobbyist General Artist
Looking good! Really good job on the googles, really, all of the machined parts. nice pic
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meregoddessHobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely fantastic.  What a talent you have with charcoal.  Mail me some, wouldya?  (talent that is)  
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Looks really good!! :)
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LB-enzoHobbyist General Artist
Totally Epic... World War 1 or 2?
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emcorpusProfessional General Artist
This portrays him in World War 2 (though he continued flying through the Korean War). He flew many different kinds of airplanes. However, he's best known for flying the P-51D Mustang with the 355th Fighter Squadron, 354th Fighter Group. He scored a kill on an Me 262 on March 1, 1945. Thanks for the fave, Lorenzo.
Ed
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LB-enzoHobbyist General Artist
You seem quite fond of the heroics of the World Wars =)
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emcorpusProfessional General Artist
Here in the U.S., today May 25, 2015, is Memorial Day. I'm not a war buff by any stretch. All wars are horrible, in my opinion. However, I do have gratitude for the men and women who sacrifice much, up to and including their lives, to fight oppression and injustice. Yet, even when the cause is just, horrible things always happen, human mistakes made are amplified to a terrible degree. Regarding Bruno Peters, I know of him personally because he is my ladyfriend's father. I wanted to bring to light qualities that I find admirable in the man. Despite the bluster and aggression that are often displayed by men, whether they are military or not, Mr. Peters is truly a quiet man. He regarded being a "fighter" pilot as just a job that he needed to do. His passion was in being a pilot flying airplanes, and in playing in jazz bands. He did not regard his heroic actions in war as "heroic", but of being able to take advantage of being at the right place at the right time to do the right thing called for in the moment. And when the war was over, he went on to lead jazz big bands, play violin, clarinet and saxophones until his sight and hearing failed him. In a sense, I see him as iconic of many persons, men and women of his generations and of many generations.
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LB-enzoHobbyist General Artist
true words man... true words :nod:
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Amazing! :)
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SpacyheadHobbyist Traditional Artist
Exquisite details!
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emcorpusProfessional General Artist
Thank you, Anna.
-- Ed
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Nice tone. Excellent.
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emcorpusProfessional General Artist
Thank you.
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You're welcome.
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MonikaLoesserProfessional Traditional Artist
Absolutely splendid!
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emcorpusProfessional General Artist
Thank you for your kind words. This is a portrait of my ladyfriend's father in WWII.
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