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27th Annual Brooksville Raid

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 19 January 2009 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

This is the first of a number of shots I took Jan. 17th, at our local Civil War Reenactment.

SONY DSLR-A100 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 100 82 mm (35mm equiv.)

January 1st is around the corner, along with an end to my daily posts, at least for now.
Dementia is so debilitating and Hubby needs more of my time.


* Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." ... <)))><
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Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Hehay....fantastic! Those beards are really something! Did you take part too and dress up?? Bet it was lots of fun:-)

19 Jan 2009 5:42am

@Linerberry: Ha, ha ... I dressed up for sure, in warm clothing to fend off the cold ... but as a local photographer! <grin>

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

so did you make the costumes?:) Wow,so much effort is made to reanact!:)

19 Jan 2009 6:01am

@tyan: No, sweet Tyan ... I didn't do any of the sewing for this. These reenactments are a big business for those who make and sell the costumes for 'battles' here in the US and in Europe.

Barbara from Florida, United States

Well captured and composed shot, Judy. So authentic and you appear to be right in there with them. Looking forward to seeing other interesting images of this event. It was a great day for this.

19 Jan 2009 6:07am

@Barbara: The Union and Confederate camps are 'open' for anyone to walk through; they do tie their tents closed if they're changing their clothes! *S*

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Love the costumes. Great capture!

19 Jan 2009 6:54am

@Magda: Thanks, Magda!

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

Great capture Judy

19 Jan 2009 10:16am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

The sunlight is glorious and highlights the colors of their costumes! Excellent composition, Judy!

19 Jan 2009 11:20am

@Betty: Yes, the sun came out and began warming things up; it was a welcome treat as it had been in the upper 30's in the wee hours. It had to be cold in their tents!

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

Lovely detail and color, Judy. They look so clean and spiffy. I imagine the real soldiers to be more than slightly soiled.

19 Jan 2009 12:06pm

@Michael Skorulski: By the end of the battle, some of the 'soldiers' are a bit sandy and soiled, but the wool brushes off fairly well for the next day's reenactment.

MJ from Delaware, United States

great shot and colors... We have a re enactment also... I love the period costumes

19 Jan 2009 12:44pm

@MJ: Thanks, MJ ... I really love going when I can and 'ours' is the largest, though not the oldest, in Florida.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Fantastic historical portrait shot....I love it, bravo Judy ;) can't wait for the rest....

19 Jan 2009 12:46pm

@Lorraine: You asked for it! <grin>

Chris from South Jersey, United States

nice to see some living history - are you going to try some sepia shots for that "authentic" look?.

19 Jan 2009 4:34pm

@Chris: I may try that some day when I'm 'playing'. *smile*

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

The costumes are marvelous, would love to get to an event like this (hopefully this year I will :) ) I'm definitely looking forward to seeing more Judy!

19 Jan 2009 8:44pm

@MaryB: Thank you so much, Mary ... it's living history, and wonderful!

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

Takes you back in time...very nice

19 Jan 2009 8:56pm

@Jen: Thanks, Jen!

Mandy Provan from Johannesburg, South Africa

Wow Judy - this must've been so cool to experience!! You guys have such a wonderful way of keeping your history alive! I love this shot!!

19 Jan 2009 9:24pm

@Mandy Provan: Thank you, Mandy ..... I felt a part of the living history just being there. I took several hundred but won't post 'em all! <grin>

JJ from Jersey City, United States

such a great capture of them all dressed in the costumes, one day here I must go to one of these re-enactments

20 Jan 2009 1:19am

@JJ: Go, JJ, if only to capture some good shots, but while there, relive some of our history!

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

Very authentic looking, and keeping up the traditions...!!

20 Jan 2009 1:37am

@Observing: Thanks, Mike ... they do a 'crackerjack' job!

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Great to see the uniforms and dresses of the time period. Thanks for the great photos!

20 Jan 2009 2:17am

@Scott Schilling: Thank you, Scott; I appreciate your comment!

Stunner from Kingston, Jamaica

Nice shot of this scene from the past being recreated.

20 Jan 2009 4:28am

@Stunner: Thank you, Stunner!

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Well......I'd say...too clean, too mannered, too peaceful.....after all it IS only a re-enactment! And...I have some news in this Romania,too, there are such clubs that perform re-enactments of various battles or events in the Romanian history. One of my colleagues in highschool time has a son who is a passionate participant at such events.

23 Jan 2009 9:43am

@Japanalia: The participants take such good care of their equipment that yes, it looks too clean ... just look at their tents. However, they are so passionate about their hobby. I do believe it keeps the image of these battles alive in the hearts of 'men' ... but they never seem to learn that war is hell.

1/250 second
ISO 100
82 mm (35mm equiv.)