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Old Apr 14, 2010, 7:30 AM   #1
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Took a shot from a Civil War Days event and turned into a Mathew Brady.
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Old Apr 14, 2010, 7:33 AM   #2
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Shades of Matthew Brady. Nicely done.
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Old Apr 14, 2010, 9:06 AM   #3
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Very nice. It looks like it could have come from some old history book.
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Old Apr 14, 2010, 12:53 PM   #4
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Nice job getting the old look to the picture. Just seems funny with all the advancement in photography we like to make pictures look old.
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Old Apr 14, 2010, 5:19 PM   #5
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I'm not sure who Mathew Brady is but I think the sepia look is perfect for the subject. Nice job.
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Ditto. I really like the aged look.
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Old Apr 15, 2010, 7:47 AM   #7
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Thanks folks. Reading about Brady and the difficulty of photography in the 1800s is interesting and inspiring.
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Old Apr 16, 2010, 1:36 PM   #8
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Cal,

FYI.
Matthew Brady is perhaps the most well known of early War Photographers having gained fame photographing the American Civil War. War photography dates back to the Crimean War (1854) when it was common to carry around a busload of equipment to take photos. Something our PS now capture in the palm of your hand..
These early photographers have been accused of faking many scenes. Understandably so because exposure times using Daguerrotype process took several minutes and thus required individuals to be posed for long periods of time. Much criticism centered around his depiction of the war dead because bodies were moved to improve the composition and dramatic effect. Despite this Brady's work still stands as an outstanding contribution to the history of war photography.
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Nicely done. It looks old.
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