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Old Jul 9, 2013, 5:18 PM   #1
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Default Gettysburg 150th Anniversary Reenactment

The last four days have been absolutely unreal. Extremely hot (I'm burned to a crisp) but the rains held off until after the very last battle of the final day. And, what a battle it was!! The whole four days was history in the making. Over 15,000 reenactors (registered), over 400 horses, about 75 cannons - to put things in perspective, there were approximately tens times that number of participants in the actual battle. I got my first-ever REAL media pass. Met some photogs that were so gracious and friendly it was surreal. There were photogs from all over the WORLD! Poland, Spain, England, Australia, to name a few. Crowds averaged 30,000-40,000 and for the most part were VERY well-behaved (with exception of some vile children that really had no business being there). So much to see! So much activity!! I'm not going to bore y'all with stuff that may seem redundant. So, I'll post a link to the updated slideshow and you can check it now and then to see what's new. http://goo.gl/yuAii I only took two lenses out with me: I mounted the Tamron 18-200mm on my K-30 and the Sigma 170-500mm on my K-30. That's all I needed! I took the tripod for the K-30 and used my Stedi-stock EXTENSIVELY on the K-5. I'm VERY glad I took it as it works as advertised. Although, I should have used a CPL, I think I did pretty well with out it. As I mentioned before, I was bless with a media pass that got me up and above the crowd (no umbrellas or big heads! ) If you've never been to an event like this, you owe it to yourself to do so! These are more or less in reverse order because I got stupid. SOOOOoooo... without further ado...

After the largest cannonade and artillery duel ever conducted, General Pickett's infantry advances to "open the ball". Keep in mind, this is only the left side of the field. A panorama was out of the question as these guys advanced pretty quickly. Notice the darkening skies, too. AS SOON as this battle ended it rained in buckets!


The Confederate left. The rail fence you see traversed almost the complete field and was constructed specifically for this battle and to be torn down during the advance.


It is fairly difficult to catch muzzle flame from these guys. Notice the shutter speed!


Pickett's troops come through the fence on the Union left. Notice the "dead and wounded" the "body" on the fence. Mercifully, he didn't have to stay there too long.


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Dismounted cavalry holds the flanks



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Old Jul 9, 2013, 5:49 PM   #2
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Nice set. I would've like to seen a lot more close up action shots. Out of these though, I liked the antiqued ones the best. It made them look of the era.
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Nice set. I would've like to seen a lot more close up action shots. Out of these though, I liked the antiqued ones the best. It made them look of the era.
Thanks. I don't come to Steve's as often as I used to, so pardon my delay in reponse.
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