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Yankee Cannon fodder

By C_Daniels
Taken a month or so back during an American Civil War re-enactment at Norfolk Park in Sheffield...

Looks like one soldier got a bit near to the cannon here Smile He was actually loading the gun behind. It was a great day there with a number of period battles brought to life ranging from the Romans through to the middle ages and then WW2. I sepia toned this one to try to make it look like an old picture taken at the actual time of the real battle, not that they had cameras back then lol, or did they...?

Thanks for taking a look anyway, better large.

Tags: Re-enactments Sepia toning American civil war Portraits and people Norfolk park sheffield Cannon fire Humour and fun Sports and action

Voters: elcid, GlynnisFrith, Possum and 24 more

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GlynnisFrith 11 23 3 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2007 8:26PM
Great shot well caught catching the smoke from the cannon

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Possum 11 148 England
2 Oct 2007 8:27PM
I really like this dark sepia look - and such good timing!
helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2007 9:31PM
Super shot..all round........
Like the colour and the detail
csr 10 3 England
2 Oct 2007 9:47PM
Go large looks great spot on
GillyB Plus
12 317 8 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2007 9:53PM
Lovely timeless quality to this Caleb Smile

C_Daniels 13 399 10 England
2 Oct 2007 9:58PM
Thanks Smile
Sezz 13 617 15 England
2 Oct 2007 10:49PM
Sepia toning works well for this type of image Caleb, looks like one poor guy has had his head blown off Wink

Sarah *
3 Oct 2007 9:15AM
Good exposure on the smoke of the canon..sepia tone makes it come alive in period.

Excellent Caleb !!1
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
3 Oct 2007 10:18AM
The toning suits this scene Caleb.I hope you were wearing your ear defenders Wink
Desh_M 13 397
3 Oct 2007 1:58PM
Hi Caleb, sorry haven't been around for a while. you have added a lot of great shots into your pf, like the tones in this one, nice shot
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
3 Oct 2007 4:02PM
Hmmm! I believe they had rudimentary cameras-- We, in south-central Pennsylvania have been told that the guns at Gettysburg were so intense that they could be heard from where we live-- -- it is only 35 miles-- Strange to see a British re-enactment of this war!

SueTurner 13 81 3 England
3 Oct 2007 10:00PM
looks so authentic - toned to perfection
6 Oct 2007 3:36PM
..just needs some dust & scratches and we're there !

I agree with all that Jennnn said and I may be able to send you an example from a book I ran across recently...
iajacks 12 24 England
12 Oct 2007 3:53PM
at last a shot from that day. i lost all my shot Sad

well done on the toning and composition.

riprap007 13 1.6k 37 England
16 Oct 2007 11:04AM
good comp and timing with the smoke discharges
KevSB 14 1.5k 5 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2008 7:43PM
great capture, well done.
KevSB 14 1.5k 5 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2011 9:37AM
Cameras was very common during this period, hand colouring was even being used. thats 150 years before photoshop lol, cameras were mainly box types which required long exsposures so most pictures were of static objects or highly posed photos due to long exsposure times

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