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Pale Rider

Pale Rider

I published this before but I think I did it in HDR. I honestly wasn’t going to republish it here but my schedule has gone nuts so go with what you have when in need. This was shot at Manassas National Battlefield. I have no idea what the statue and the rider is about. It was a bit dark when I took the image and I never wandered back over to investigate it more. For me it was all about…

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The Bright Path

The Bright Path

I’ll be honest and say I was going to name this the shining path but I believe that is a Communist militant¬†organization from Peru so bright path it is! This was taken at Antietam National Battlefield along some path leading up toward the watch down your see in the distance. The sun was up by that point and it was a nice day out. When I was walking up the path I saw this and thought it would be a…

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Monumental Dawn

Monumental Dawn

I took this at Antietam National Battlefield when I was there last year doing a dawn shoot. The monument in this image is the New York State Monument to honor those from the state that fell. It’s one of the largest in the park and it’s near the visitors center so the one usually seen. I took the photo with the dawn coming up over the hill with the mountains in the background. Just liked the effect. Editing wise this…

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Amber Waves

Amber Waves

I shot this while I was in Sharpsburg, Maryland. I was was shooting over an old fieldstone wall while standing in a graveyard. It was super windy but I just liked the color contrast that were going on. I shot this image intended it to be in HDR but reality is sometimes far apart the vision in your head. The problem here was the wind. Also the camera did some really funky stuff to the sky. I really don’t remember…

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Dawn On The Gazebo

Dawn On The Gazebo

Change it up and going to Antietam Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Maryland. It is also a HDR image which I haven’t processed many of lately. I have no idea what this gazebo is. It’s got small memorial plaques which you see. I personally liked the light of the dawn coming over the hill just giving enough light for the path and the gazebo to be exposed. Haven’t processed HDR in awhile but this image just cried for it. It also helps…

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Dawn Over The Rolling Hills

Dawn Over The Rolling Hills

Returning to Sharpsburg, Maryland for this dawn photo shot at the Antietam National Battlefield Park. I have been relying heavy on the dawn shots because they are extremely rare for me. I’m more of an evening photographer versus a morning one. If I have a choice of sleeping in or going out for a sunrise shoot I can guarantee sleeping will win. So it’s a bit of a treat for me to edit these. This is a HDR photo but…

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The Dawn Tree

The Dawn Tree

I discovered that I do not live that far from Antietam National Battlefield in Maryland. It’s an American Civil War National Park. So I woke up at an unholy hour and drove the hour to get there to do some sunrise shots. One of the things about battlefields having visited a view now is that they are flat. You need wide open spaces to maneuver your army back then. While there may be slight hills here and there you don’t…

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Grey Dawn and Silent Cannons

Grey Dawn and Silent Cannons

This was shot on the Manassas Battlefield just as dawn had really set in and the light wasn’t going to get much better than the grey that was already in the sky. I was going to do this image in monochrome but I just wasn’t getting the tonal separation I wanted. After thinking about it for a minute I saw that the washed out color that was there gave me separation and a sense of distance and scale that monochrome…

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Silent Canons

Silent Canons

This shot comes form the Manassas Battlefield. This is only half the canon that was in this particular row and I don’t know how historically accurate their placement is but they were on a slight rise so strategically speaking it would have been a position to fire down on enemy troops. While I wasn’t intimidated walking up to them it would not be something that as an average soldier I would have wanted to attack. While canon themselves weren’t accurate…

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