Sunday, February 5, 2012

Cover of the Week War Picture Library 71 Zero Hour

No doubt what's going on here! A race to the wire is in progress in War Picture Library 71 Zero Hour.

This cover has everything going for it.

It has focus and no ambiguity.

Only one thing can happen at zero hour and the artist who painted this cover has put us right in the middle of it all.

There's so much to like. I don't believe I have ever seen a helmet so lovingly rendered as the one the main subject is wearing. The detail of the netting over the helmet and the way it fits under the helmet is just superb. The helmet strap is also just so well done.

I also like the way the advancing troops appear to be shouted out by the main subjects' intensity. Those silhouetted bayonets are both a menacing and poignant  indicator of the carnage that is about to unfold.

The best part about this cover is - there's no stupid flash cut out breaking up the flow of the image.

There's no doubt the score for Zero Hour. 10/10.

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