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So many tent poles...

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 23 January 2009 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

This is the fifth of a number of shots I took Jan. 17th, at our local Civil War Reenactment.
In this Confederate camp, they had an actual 'community' set up; it was fascinating.

SONY DSLR-A100 1/80 second F/9.0 ISO 100 60 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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Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

I enjoy the colorful flags, Judy, and wonder if the original soldiers had chairs like this to sit on.

23 Jan 2009 5:50am

@Michael Skorulski: I'm sure they were lucky if they had a little 3-legged folding stool!

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

i didnt even think some of these props exist anymore..bravo reenactment,i am still so awed by it:)

23 Jan 2009 6:09am

@tyan: Many of the things they bring with them are handmade because you can't buy them ... unless someone makes reproductions.

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Judy, wonderful photo looking down the tents - gives a great perspective and I love seeing the flags with the colors- Nice Composition!

23 Jan 2009 7:13am

@Scott Schilling: Thank you, Scott, for your kind words.

Mandy Provan from Johannesburg, South Africa

this is such a great series Judy - I am loving it!!! great shot!

23 Jan 2009 7:20am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

The flags add really nice color to this wonderful look at the reenactment!

23 Jan 2009 11:00am

@Betty: Thanks, Betty, for this one and for yesterday's comment also.

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

They really go all the way out...very authentic, Great photo again Judy :)

23 Jan 2009 11:20am

@Lorraine: I read this and smiled ... and thought of how dirty and rag tag the real soldiers and their camps must have been.
Thanks, Lorraine.

Barbara from Florida, United States

This perspective gives us a real sense of the atmosphere, and how it might have really appeared when they set up camp. Great series, well captured, Judy.

23 Jan 2009 1:16pm

@Barbara: This might be good in sepia tones........perhaps more of a period look.

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece


23 Jan 2009 2:35pm

Jen from United States

Very nice perspective Judy

23 Jan 2009 4:09pm

@Jen: Thank you, Jen.

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, Wales., United Kingdom

When I was a kid I wanted to be a Johnny Reb, because I could do the rebel yell..But I reckon i'd get some funny looks if I did it nowdays..Maybe I should come to one of your re-enactments and let rip there,and i'd bring my camera and try and get as good a shot as this. ;>))

23 Jan 2009 4:11pm

@Jeff: Oh, Jeff ... thank you; you are kind. Come on over with your camera of course, and get photos - they seem to walk in front of you every where you turn.

Susan from Pompano Beach, FL, United States

A bit more in this photo, that shows it wasn't really olden times..... But still a great catch!!!

23 Jan 2009 8:11pm

@Susan: Thanks, Susan ... smile!

Rags from Plano, United States

Lovely. I really love hostorical re-enactments.

23 Jan 2009 8:15pm

@Rags: Thanks, Rags ... I do also.

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

It is like stepping back in time. Great shot.

23 Jan 2009 8:30pm

Chris from South Jersey, United States

I like how you lined up this image, with the poles and flags. It looks like these re-enactors have some fun with this.....

23 Jan 2009 8:41pm

@Chris: Oh, they do have fun, Chris ... they came in on Thursday, 'battled' for school children on Friday and then for the public on Saturday and Sunday. AND... we were below freezing on three consecutive mornings. That's devotion to a hobby!

JJ from Jersey City, United States

This shot gives a great idea of the magnitude of the setup at this reenactment site, very impressive, thanks for sharing your visit with us all

24 Jan 2009 1:57am

@JJ: ... and this was just one small portion of the Confederate campsite area.

1/80 second
ISO 100
60 mm (35mm equiv.)