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Old Sep 3, 2007, 1:17 AM   #1
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My wife and I attended a Civil War reenactment yesterday here in Huntington Beach. There must have been 300 "actors", and the battle they waged was most impressive. I took lots of pictures with my 5D and 70-200 2.8L IS lens. Here is one (converted to grey scale) of three Union soldiers transporting field artillary.

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Old Sep 3, 2007, 1:21 AM   #2
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Here's the original.

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Nice shot Walter. I love those Civil War reenactment pics. I hope to see one some day. But here in Canada they dont happen often. hahahaha
For some reason when I did the sepia the pic seems sharper. Nothing else was done but the sepia conversion. Please show more of this. Thanks.
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An interesting shot, Walter. It's a little rare to see the small transportable field pieces at these re-enactments. More often, they're held at battle sites, where one of the guns from a main line battery is brought into action. Well done.

Cal and I had a conversation earlier on the relative merits of PSP 10 v. PSP 11 and whether it's worthwhile to upgrade. This type of shot is one of the few in which the new "Timeline" tool is really nice. You can make a one-step conversion to a reasonable facsimile of a daguerretype.
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Old Sep 3, 2007, 11:54 PM   #5
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From a slightly different angle with a sepia action in CS3

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Another nice shot. Thanks Walter. Had they fired the cannon yet? I notice the "lens cap" has been removed.
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Old Sep 5, 2007, 10:17 AM   #7
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No, it hadn't been fired yet. Here's a larger one in action. Sorry for the framing but I've been modifying all my reenactment shots to look the same (frame, fading and sepia) in order to post them on my photo site later today. (Done!)

http://www.pbase.com/gwcoles

Note: Go to the 2nd page at that site for the Civil War pix.


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Bravo, encore.

I just checked out your site with all its pics of the reenactment. I thoroughly enjoyed each and every picture. Matthew Brady was smiling down on you that day.
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