Titanic Backdrop in ship photos question

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#1
Arkansas
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I am interested in having a picture made with this backdrop.
But when I seen others that had this picture made, they did not look right because the clothing of the people was modern.
Has anyone else went out and bought 1900's clothing to take for this backdrop?
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Phila Pa
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Hi,- We had a picture done with the Titanic backdrop. And eventhough I didn't plan it our clothes were appropriate. Look at pictures from 1900. Look at just the dress, or just the suit, note the details. look at the jewelry, how is it worn. Accessories-bag-hair clips-hankerchef. You don't have to buy vintage. Go into a dept. store and see how you can utilize what is there. Also aside from the color photo, they took our picture in black and white, which I have in an antique frame.
Sometimes you got to think outside the box.
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Thanks for the chicken link, I have a page on my web site with just some chicken stuff!!!
I just gave away 11 white silkies so my family would not have to take care of so many chickens. I am down to 7 now.
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#7
Orlando, FL, USA
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The best one we have with this background is my daughter, about age 16 I think, standing by herself with her long dark hair (down to her rear end) pulled back in an elaborate silver barrette, dressed in a dark green velvet dress. The dress was not actually floor length, so he shot her from the knees up, facing to the side, with a dreamy half-smile on her face. She LOOKS like she could have been sailing back then! It is still one of my all time favorite pictures of her!

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#8
WV
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We were on Mariner of the Seas week before last and they had a big rack of period appropriate clothes for use with that backdrop.
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#10
Upstate NY
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We posed with the staircase backdrop on formal night - no period clothing, just our "modern" dress. The picture is in my office; I actually had someone look at it and ask "Wow, is that your house?"
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#12
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Originally posted by nitnyleo
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Sounds like you still might be celebrating beating 'Bama....
Nitnyleo,
Thank you for still using my casino comment.....
Now, here is the ugly truth.....
I am a PITT graduate and I still tense up when I see the head of the Nittany Lion being used as a symbol. On second thought, it beats a profile shot of JoPa as an icon. I know that Joe is an icon in his own mind but that's another subject.
Just kidding about that. Our son is an Industrial Engineer (1987 or so) with a degree from Penn State. When he was looking at colleges, I agreed that Penn State was OK. But when he wanted to add WVU and Syracuse to the list, I absolutely refused.
I have absolutely nothing to contribute to this thread.
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#13
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Originally posted by nybumpkin
We posed with the staircase backdrop on formal night - no period clothing, just our "modern" dress. The picture is in my office; I actually had someone look at it and ask "Wow, is that your house?"
Hope you said, "Nope, that was my boat. But, it sunk."
Les
#14
South Jersey
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Joined Jun 2004
On Adventure of the Seas, they offered the Titanic photos and provided the period dress for everyone to make them more realistic. The line was like a mile long so we didn't get one taken.
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#15
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A friend and I took a picture in front of the backdrop a couple years ago on the Imagination. It was formal night, so we were appropriately dressed, BUT, we also put on our life jackets. It was hysterical (at least to us, and those in line with us). Oh yeah, we didn't smile for the photo either.

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#17
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Before my last cruise I spent a couple of days in Southampton. More than 500 people from Southampton lost their lives. Almost every family was effected and still today there are many monuments to honor the victims and memories everywhere. In the museum there are very moving exhibits and you can listen to the voices of survivors. It is just horrible.
The fazit: In my humble opinion, sorry, it is totally wrong to pose for pictures playing with all their fate and even more to make money out of myth of this tragedy.
#18
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Why choose the Titanic backdrop? I became hooked on the Titanic story at the age of 7, when I first watched the 1953 movie "Titanic." (A much better movie than the 1997 version - I hated that one! I always thought that if they combined the script of 1958's "A Night to Remember" with the special effects of the 1997 movie, they would have had the most compelling Titanic movie ever made.) Of course the sinking of the Titanic was tragic - as the mother of three, I cannot today watch the conclusion of "A Night to Remember," with the steward holding a child as the ship sinks, without becoming emotional. At the same time, what I saw in the movies and books was a beautiful ship - one that should have sailed for a number of years (at least until 1935, as did her sister Olympic), but for the egoism of its owners and ultimately mistakes in seamanship. The Titanic led me to explore the stories of other ocean liners, and ultimately led me to explore the world of cruising. Hence the Titanic photo. (For the record, I also have a photo of us with the Carnival Victory as a backdrop, lest you think I'm stuck in a time warp.)

This past summer, we cruised to Halifax, which was the port given responsibility for the recovery of the remains of Titanic victims. We visited the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, which has a permanent display devoted to the recovery efforts. It is a sobering exhibit.

Any of us who cruise - and whose biggest complaints appear to be formal dining apparel and kids in hot tubs - need to keep in mind that we entrust our safety to professionals, with the latest in navigational aids and technology. We sometimes take that for granted.
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