When choosing photos to publish, I usually know right away the photos I want to share. Trips like the one to Maine yield easy choices because I have spent seven concentrated days shooting. Day or weekend trips are much more difficult because I can only affect certain photographic elements. I cannot change the weather, and lighting depends on the time of day I am shooting.
When KI joins me, my focus is split on enjoying our time together and shooting the one great photo scene of the day!
On a recent weekend trip to Gettysburg National Battlefield with KI, I spent one afternoon while walking the battlefield, rather than driving, photographing. When I got back, I did not like any photos. A week later that opinion did not change.
But one day, when playing with one of my iPad photo editing programs, I chose these two photos to experiment with. I liked the results. I hope you do too. In Countryside above, there is a monument in the background. It is the largest at the battlefield, The Pennsylvania Monument. It deserves this place of honor as this battle was fought in Pennsylvania. I also like the contrast of the monument and the countryside as this war was fought primarily between “brother and brother”.
As we near the end of 2015 and of the 150th anniversary of the last year of the war, I pay tribute to those who fought and died on both sides of the war. Check out KI’s wonderful historical romance on the War, House of Clouds. It gives a unique perspective on the families that fought in the war.
My last blog of 2015 on 12/20 features Colonial Williamsburg. I find every year that I end with a blog on this exceptional place in American history as it is KI’s and my favorite place to visit.