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    Posted: 01 September 2009 at 14:26
The Confederate Camp







The Union March out and form Lines





The Confederates Attack !





The Union Fight Back and drive them off







Then attack



Afterwards the field is littered with dead



All from the Military Odyssey Display in Kent Yesterday.

Edited by Stuart1701 - 02 September 2009 at 09:40
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Post Options Post Options   Quote YourFunnyUncle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 September 2009 at 15:00
This isn't the civil war. Where are the roundheads and cavaliers?

Serioulsy though the PP is well done. My favourite one is the first underneath "The Union Fight back"...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Stuart1701 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 September 2009 at 15:34
Originally posted by YourFunnyUncle YourFunnyUncle wrote:

This isn't the civil war. Where are the roundheads and cavaliers?


They were the previous display. Not procesed those shots yet.
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Nicely done!
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Great shots! They have a wonderful feel to them. We have a huge reenactment coming up this month in Ohio and I hope to go and get some photos that are as nice as these!

Care to share your post-processing?



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Post Options Post Options   Quote badlydrawnroy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 September 2009 at 16:10
Stuart the PP on these seems totally sympathic to the era (I'm guessing of course ) and is quite 'plucky' I mean to desaturate, fade and 'washout' your pictures to this extent cannot be an easy choice but the correct one here. So striking Well done indeed.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote MiPr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 September 2009 at 16:16
The series is good. Well covered event. I like the atmosphere of your conversions which suit the subject/theme very well, however I believe that the blending with those old photo-papers could have been done better. At the moment they look very artificial. I tried doig something like that myself on one of your photos (I hope you don't mind this - please let me know if you would like me to remove the photo and I'll do this immediately) and this is what I achieved:



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Them's not Union. Them's Yankees. And ain't nothin' civil 'bout the War of Northern Aggression.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote MiPr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 September 2009 at 16:24
Originally posted by DFadel DFadel wrote:

Them's not Union. Them's Yankees. And ain't nothin' civil 'bout the War of Northern Aggression.

Err, please note that this is photography forum i.e. devoted to discussing photographs, not politics or consequences of politics.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Swede66 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 September 2009 at 16:25
Fantastic set and great treatment but I agree with MiPr about the "framing" it kinds of distract a bit from the otherwise brilliant work you've done.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 September 2009 at 16:41
What MiPr said... You need to extend the distressed frames into the photos. #3 and #8 are my favorites. #3 looks like a vintage portrait and #8 seems to capture the chaotic nature of the battle. Cheers... Brian
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Thanks for the comments. I actually agree with the ones about the joining to the frames being a bit artificial. MiPr - I love that version you have done. I am using Photoshop Elements 5 and have been experimenting to get the right look. Any advice you can give me about blending the frame to the photo to give a better result would be very much appreciated.
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Originally posted by DFadel DFadel wrote:

Them's not Union. Them's Yankees. And ain't nothin' civil 'bout the War of Northern Aggression.

(I think this was meant to be humorous.)
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Originally posted by Bob S. Bob S. wrote:


Care to share your post-processing?


I used a filter (from Harry's filters - a free download) to add grain and brightness, converted to sepia then added the frame. All in Elements 5.

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