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Old Feb 6, 2011, 8:03 PM   #1
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Took some shots at Stones River Civil War Battlefield here in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The stone monument is the Hazen Brigade Monument, built by soldiers in 1863. It is the oldest surviving Civil War monument still in it's original place. I must admit, that on some of these I went a little 'creative' in PP, but most were just adjusted for some sharpness, contrast and saturation.
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Old Feb 6, 2011, 8:05 PM   #2
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A few more.
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Craig - these are really great shots! What a beautiful place.
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Hi Craig,

Well photographed - creative PP is nothing to be ashamed of though; some of these (e.g. the cannons) could do with some more IMHO.
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Thanks Saly.

Mick, I always appreciate a valued opinion. What would you suggest?
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Craig, I'm no expert but I usually prefer a bit more contrast. What do you think of this before-and-after comparison? The colours are warmed up a bit too:
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That is a great series, Craig. The photos look good!

However, Mick's suggested contrast change makes that photo look even better. Nic job Craig and Mick!

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Old Feb 7, 2011, 12:27 PM   #9
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Thanks everyone.
Mick, that does look better. I didn't change the contrast because I was worried about blowing out the highlights at the top of the cannon barrel, but it does look good now that I see it on here. Thanks.

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I am beginning to take note of posts like yours with images from the Civil War battlefields. My wife and I are planning a trip to Washington this April and are planning to stop at Gettysburg on the way down and then stay in Fredericksburg while we visit Washington. I am getting a lot of good ideas as to how and what to photograph. Thanks for sharing.

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