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Union Forever...

SONY DSLR-A100 1/320 second F/6.3 ISO 160 300 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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tyan from Singapore, Singapore

the grainy look really worked wonders.Are they finally returning home?:)

27 Feb 2009 5:35am

@tyan: Well, they're going back to 'their northern side' of the 'Mason Dixon Line". <grin>
The line symbolizes a cultural boundary between the Northern United States and the Southern United States (Dixie).

Markela from Athens, Greece

It looks as if this photo came out of an old photo album, Judy! Nicely done! I also like the perspective...

27 Feb 2009 7:36am

@Markela: Thank you very much ... that's what I'd hoped for. *smile*

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

It seems to be in a movie there ...well were as in reality ...:-)Beautiful composition and I love this sepia !

27 Feb 2009 8:45am

@Marie-Hélène Ammor: Thinking of all who died in that war, this is a sad reminder, and the sepia tones do work well for many of these shots. I really love color, so sometimes it's a difficult choice. :D

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

I just watched a favorite old John Wayne movie, "The Horse Soldiers" and this shot so reminds me of it.

27 Feb 2009 1:17pm

@Viewfinder: He was the best old cowboy........!

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

Perfectly composed and captured Judy!

27 Feb 2009 2:33pm

@Jen: Thank you!
PS: How's MJ?

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, Wales., United Kingdom

When I saw this shot I couldn't help but think of the 620,000 men who never marched home again...A very moving and evocative picture, well done Judy.

27 Feb 2009 4:22pm

@Jeff: Thank you, Jeff, and my Yankee heritage shows in my title, but so many were lost in the Civil War. The saddest to me, is when brothers, or father and son took opposite sides and perhaps then killed the other. In my opinion, mankind should have learned eons ago, that wars are hell.

Arathi from San Bruno, United States

amazing shot

27 Feb 2009 6:10pm

@Arathi: Thanks again.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

great catch on this photo, and the sepia tone really makes it look like it's an original, from back in the day...... Nice work!!

27 Feb 2009 8:36pm

@Susan: Thank you, Susan.

Scott Schilling from San Martin, United States

Judy, I love this in the landscape cropping that you did - beautiful work! This again appears like it could be a photo from the Civil War itself with the processing - I have enjoyed these photos. This war was terrible and brutal, amazing that often we don't realize what people and families in our country have gone through, and even today the sacrifices that are made - these have been very thought provoking.

27 Feb 2009 10:18pm

@Scott Schilling: Your comment is touching, Scott, on various levels. Thanks for your words on this and the other reenactment photos, but also about the Civil War. Every life lost in a war is devastating; those lost in the Civil War are excruciatingly painful in their sheer numbers.

Fliss from Melbourne Beach, United States

I am in the middle of talking Mike into going to this next time around...

27 Feb 2009 11:54pm

@Fliss: Good idea!

Marion from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

We really can't imagine what it was like for those men during this terrible time. Well captured and great in sepia.

28 Feb 2009 12:50am

@Marion: You're so correct, Marion, however all wars are horrible ... is it in a man's genes that war is appealing?
Thanks, my friend.

JJ from Jersey City, United States

This looks so from back in the day, Superb processing, this series is one I hope never ends, love all the shots

28 Feb 2009 1:55am

@JJ: I'm sorry, JJ, but this was the last for now. It's time for me to move to another 'era'. :D
I appreciate your comments and glad you've enjoyed this series.

EYES WIDE SHUT from United Kingdom

Such a terrific shot, Judy. We are transported back in time

28 Feb 2009 4:26am

@EYES WIDE SHUT: Thank you very much, Paul.

Magda from Canada

This is a great shot Judy! I really like the panoramic view. Nice to see the "whole" picture! :)

2 Mar 2009 1:55am

@Magda: This was only a small section of the huge field, but I liked the lineup.

1/320 second
ISO 160
300 mm (35mm equiv.)