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Hold your ears...

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 1 February 2011 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

...and be prepared for the explosion!

#1 of 6 in this series of people in the Confederate and Union camps.

SONY DSLR-A100 1/320 second F/6.3 ISO 200 300 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.

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tyan from Singapore, Singapore

such good action! I was looking at the girl on the right getting ready for the explosion. Such fun! Pardon my ignorance,but what is the purpose of such reenactments?

ps:thanks for your prayers:) I am thankful i can bring the boys with me for the sonograms,it would be great if they can be with me in the birthing room too!haha!:)

1 Feb 2011 9:24am

@tyan: The reenactments are to demonstrate to the public, some of the activities, style of dress and battles that took place in the U.S. Civil War in the 1860's. Wikipedia has a fair description here under History.

PS: our d-i-l wanted her 4-yr-old allowed to watch, but the nurses said that mommy's struggles to give birth can scare the children. He knew his sister was 'inside' and got to meet her after she was born.

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful collage that captured the intensity and devotion these players have to their roles! Nicely done Judy! ;-)

1 Feb 2011 12:23pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thanks ... just a single image didn't seem to portray the action.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Very interesting shots. I was ready to hold my ears too.

1 Feb 2011 3:26pm

@B. Thomas: Thanks for each of your comments ... I'm busy getting ready to get away over the weekend.

Franz from Baden, Austria

never knew they had so many female soldiers in the civil war! ;-))

1 Feb 2011 3:27pm

@Franz: Many had their hair cut short like a man, to hide their female identity.

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, Wales., United Kingdom

Nice series so far,love to see history brought to life...I'm reading about the Confederate prison camp at Andersonville at the moment, don't want to see that re-enacted.

1 Feb 2011 6:55pm

@Jeff: No, I don't want to see that reenacted either. ""As we entered the place, a spectacle met our eyes that almost froze our blood with horror, and made our hearts fail within us. Before us were forms that had once been active and erect;—stalwart men, now nothing but mere walking skeletons, covered with filth and vermin. Many of our men, in the heat and intensity of their feeling, exclaimed with earnestness. "Can this be hell?" "God protect us!" and all thought that He alone could bring them out alive from so terrible a place."

However, the Nazi war camps were worse!

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Great triptych, you can almost hear the boom and feel the recoil. I am always amazed in summer how the people in these re-inactments can wear layers of wool. I don't know how folks did it.

2 Feb 2011 3:18am

@Ralph Jones: Thanks, Ralph; I appreciate your words. I too, wonder about the wool they wear for these events. Florida can offer hot temps, even in spring and fall.

L'explorateur from Vancouver, Canada

Hi Judy, here I am back to your Reenactment series. Great sequence here! I would never stand THAT close! Eh eh :)

2 Feb 2011 5:54pm

@L'explorateur: Thank you, and I'm glad you are enjoying these shots; there are lots more to come. I hope they don't become boring. ;D

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

nothing boring on this end! some like to do these in bw/sepia, i like the verve and vivacity of color. i'm sure you know there were several documented cases of the fairer sex's involvement in the war. they were not found out until they were either wounded and were attended to (what's this?...or what's missing..., the medical staff asked) or had a baby (guys can't do that!). several received pensions. look into it :)

2 Feb 2011 11:42pm

@Tim: I hear you re: "boring" ... it isn't to me either, but . . . I've done a few in sepia or b/w in the past, but I too, enjoy color. Yes, I've read some about the females' deception being discovered. I like the way you put it, "what's this?...or what's missing" ... pretty descriptive, and a BABY? Whoa ... that's funny.

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Re-enactment seems to be for real! Well....there are hobbies and....hobbies....

12 Feb 2011 5:45am

@Japanalia: Thank you, Gabriela, for all of your comments. I'm short on time.