US Civil War Camp Re-enactment - Sully Historical Site VA

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by Penfan2010, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. Penfan2010

    Penfan2010 All-Pro

    Jul 21, 2012
    NJ, USA
    All with the E-M5 and E-PL3, either with the Panny 20mm F1.7 or the Zuiko 45mm F1.8. PP'd on LR 4.4, monochrome/"antiques" with Silver Effex Pro 2.












  2. RT Panther

    RT Panther All-Pro

    Dec 25, 2012
    Excellent work here!
  3. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    A great set - very atmospheric - love the antique look.
  4. CapoDave

    CapoDave Top Veteran

    Dec 3, 2011
    Mission Viejo Ca
    Dave Kavlich
    Very Nice!
    Almost feel like I was there.
  5. Isoterica

    Isoterica Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    Niiceee! I have a similar collection I took a couple weeks ago of a re-enactment here. I really like your bleachy hazy processing on 3 through 6.
  6. rbelyell

    rbelyell All-Pro

    May 14, 2013
    NY Mtns
    very nice PP, fits the subject so well. i really enjoyed them.
  7. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    The grainy sepia shots look like they could have been from the actual war. Except the one advertising Philly Cheesesteaks! If those had been available on the battlefield, nobody would have been fighting - just eating!

  8. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    Great set. The last one is brilliant, especially with the olde style rendering.
  9. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Very well done - and what a wonderful opportunity for "shooting" portraits. We have a good friend who is a re-enactor. I've got a few shots of him but never have seen him encamped, yet.

    My favorite is #8 because it really does have an authentic feeling to my eyes. I think the way the one soldier is looking right at you with his very smooth and old style features and style, his horses neck bent down to the left, eyes open...the other soldier turning away, his horse looking as though he's ready to move... This one gives me the feeling of an old time photograph - just enough "blur" or lack of detail in some places but also just the right amount of exactness, too. I'm probably not describing it as well as I could... Beautifully seen and processed.:bravo-009:
  10. Penfan2010

    Penfan2010 All-Pro

    Jul 21, 2012
    NJ, USA
    Thanks, everyone, for your comments. I definitely had a fun shoot, and as much fun doing post-processing. Thankfully haven't seen any of the "why bother using a camera like an E-M5 and those lenses if you're just going to soften everything in post?........" comments. :smile: Oh, wait a minute, wrong forum!
  11. Penfan2010

    Penfan2010 All-Pro

    Jul 21, 2012
    NJ, USA
    Thanks, BB, I see what you mean. I actually think the photo of the two soldiers, one leaning against the tree, the other staring into the distance, looks the most "Matthew Brady-esque", but this is what also makes it a cliche. almost. The photo of the horses, and the random expressions of the men (you've described it much more elegantly) does have more an unplanned "I was there" look. Thanks.
  12. Penfan2010

    Penfan2010 All-Pro

    Jul 21, 2012
    NJ, USA
    Love it, Ray! There's something in there like "make loaves, not war".......
  13. TheRubySusan

    TheRubySusan Top Veteran

    Sep 2, 2013
    Henry, IL
    Nice shots, especially the monochromes! What's in the box in no. 6 - surveying equipment?

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  14. Penfan2010

    Penfan2010 All-Pro

    Jul 21, 2012
    NJ, USA
    Thanks; I don't know what was in the box, sorry.