Sunday, October 9, 2011

Civil War Picture

From David Peterson Photography
I took this photo at a Civil War Reenactment. My desire was to try to recreate an authentic looking picture from the Civil War. The composition is a major part of the recreation. I've come close with this I think. My biggest problem was the subject. They were very joyful people and they don't seem to have the glum looks on their faces you'd expect from this time. The other issue to over come is modern digital vs period camera's. They just take a different picture and so some photo editing is required. The exact blend of options is difficult. I am fairly pleased with this photo, but I believe it could be better.

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