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Santiago by RadoJavor Santiago by RadoJavor
The Biggest naval battle of Spanish-American war, called Battle of Santiago de Cuba. The whole war went very unfortunate for Spain and This was a end of the hundreds years old Spanish empire, it was year 1898.
I think Its an interesting moment in history and I also like the design of the ships from this age. Especially this cruiser Infanta Maria Teresa. It was sunk with all other Spanish ships.

Done in photoshop with the help of wacom tablet. It was quiet slow picture done in about two weeks evenings. Spend ages on the old photos and plans for this ship.
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EternalUniverse1 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
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Calleahan Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
Que bonito! :clap:
PanzerBob Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
BRAVO ZULU On an excellent really capture the feeing of been at sea..
IronCross1871 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Absolutely flawless!!! I must know what software you used to pull this off. Please share your methods
Sentinel103 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013

I will try to give a decent critique here since I am familiar with military photos since I was a 96D2T in the Army.


First it is very dramatic obviously out gunned against what looks to be a larger and better armed opponent. I would think that the wheel house would be better armored since that is where the captain would be during an engagement, but I have to remember this was a portrait of a ship that sank pre-20th century.


The artwork on the bow is good, I do remember ships having that. Also the primitive style of range finding on the fore turret is a nice touch which few would see.


All in all this is a very good work in my opinion.

Skoshi8 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Actually, the captain and helmsman would be in the armored conning tower directly beneath the wooden wheelhouse.
SvenLittkowski Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
I like that era of ships, too. They re-used the ancient ram hull concept after the "Re d'Italia" was rammed and sunk some decades earlier that way. This era got some of the most amazing ship concepts.

Technically the colors and the contrast inside the image are kinda low. It's still somehow not looking real enough. Still, it's a master piece, and it cought me for a long time and made myself dreaming.
Weesel71 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Very very nicely done. The ships are authentic for the period and the navies.
wyky Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a very pretty ship for a warship :O
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