View Full Version : Another trip in the way back machine ...
One of my favorite subkjects is historical recreations.
Although one can never truly relive history, at recreations I have found a number of people who have became so wrapped up in their characters that they bring a pseudo reality that TV, movies, and print media can never duplicate.
During the last few weekends I was privileged to witness a couple of cannon demonstration recreations. I wish I could post audio of the talks I had with some of the amazing people I spoke with.
All photos were shot with a Nikon D50 and Nikkor 24MM-120MM f3.5-f4.5 AF-D lens with aperture priority AE.
I hope they are enjoyed.
The above were taken at George rogers Clark State Park at a recreation of the Battle of Pecuwe where the British tried to retake cannons stolen by Clark and used to defend the Miami valley of Ohio.
The gentleman on the far left is the retired head of the history dept at nearby Wittenburg University. Next to him is an amazing font of revolutionary war data.
Above is an attempt at a Matthew Brady, if photography had existed then, type shots.
The above is a US Civil War cannon recreation and the cannon's crew that was taken just outside of Lebanon, Ohio.
And the Brady effect attempted again.
Getting the correct amount of faux grain and low contrast is challenging.
And amomg my favorite recreation characters, not appearing however at these events, are Abraham Lincoln.
And PFC Beauregard B Burntout.
I won't name them because they would take it as other than the humorous way it is intended, but there is a member here who I have this photos as a mental image of.
08-18-2008, 03:21 PM
Recreating everything but the smell. Civil War scouts could smell the troops from a good distance.
Great photos, thanks Larry.
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