Battle of Resaca 2015 images

Reenactor friends, sorry for the delay in posting these images, but with the kids getting out of school for the summer and all their activities, I have been swamped.  Here is a link to the images: Battle of Resaca, 2015 and below you will find a few of my favorite images.

On the two images above, if you look close you can see the fire from the vent hole and the above it is a dark blur that is the match.

More Battle of Atlanta Images

I have added some more images to the gallery for the 2014 Battle of Atlanta.  I added 18 new images to the Battle gallery and then added images the camps to another gallery. 

Here is the link again:  Battle of Atlanta 2014 Images

Here are a few of the images from the camps.

The Battle of Atlanta Reenactment 2014

     I have to say that this was probably the best reenactment I have seen.  It is obvious that it was a well planned and extremely well executed event.  I was only able to attend on Sunday, but was really happy I made it for at least one day.  The action on the field was great.  The reenactors were really into their roles and played them out really well.  The Confederate charge followed by the Federal counter charge was just awesome.  The artillery display was especially good.  There so many cannons firing that sometime you could not see the field for all the smoke and I have to think that in many battles throughout the war, that was the case. 

Here is a link to the images from the battle:  Battle of Atlanta 2014
I also have some images from the camps the I will post in a few days.
Here a few of my favorite images.
The first image has a smoke ring from one cannon and fire form another.  If you look close in the center, you will see a bird in the smoke. 

Images from my portrait project

I thought I would share a few images from my portrait project of reenactors.  I have met quite a few recently and really enjoy talking to them about reenacting.  They all have such a passion for it and for many different reasons.  They have all been so nice, supportive, and enthusiastic about my project.  I have a feeling that before all this is over, I to, will be a reenactor.

A Project Within A Project

So, a new project has been born within my current War Was Here project.  It is something I can do in parallel and shoot all the images for both projects at the same time.  The new mini project is going to be a portrait series.  I made a portrait at the Resaca Reenactment that really resonated with me and I have decided to make all the portraits in a similar style.  The subject was standing with his back to the wall of a white canvas tent.  I was able to “blowout” the white background and ended up with a sort of modern look that seems to work well with the juxtaposition of the period attire.  The portraits will all be of reenactors, both military and civilian.  I have acquired a portable backdrop and will use it along with my speedlights to recreate these portraits.  I will have to travel light since I will be on foot and away from the car at most reenactments.  I still don’t have a title for the side project, but I am sure it will come to me in time.  Below is the portrait that I made at Resaca.  All the rest will be styled after this one.  I can not decide which one I like better, but eventually the images will let me know.  I usually lean more toward black and white, but for some reason I like the color one.  Must be the contrast with the black and white image he is hold in his hands.  Or the blue coat.