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Antietam Battlefield: Revisited

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by F/Stop, May 16, 2013.

  1. F/Stop

    F/Stop Mu-43 Veteran

    451
    Mar 9, 2013
    West Virginia
    Brian Y.
    The last time i went here, i was disappointed that i forgot to take some pictures of Bloody Lane, and antietam creek.. went back today with the 25 f/1.4 and now i am happy.. A little information

    Union and Confederate troops dug in. For nearly four hours, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., bitter fighting raged along this road as French, supported by Gen. Israel B. Richardson`s division, sought to drive the Southerners back. Outnumbered but with a well-defended position, the Confederates in the road stood their ground for most of the morning. Finally, the Federals were able to overwhelm Hill's men, successfully driving them from this strong position and piercing the center of the Confederacy's line. However, the Federals did not follow up this success with additional attacks, and confusion and sheer exhaustion ended the fighting in this part of the battlefield. In three hours of combat, 5,500 soldiers were killed or wounded and neither side gained a decisive advantage. The Sunken Road was now Bloody Lane.



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    The Tree At Bloody Lane by Leading Line Photography, on Flickr

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    Bloody Lane by Leading Line Photography, on Flickr


    Sunken Road by Leading Line Photography, on Flickr


    Sunken Road - Bloody Lane by Leading Line Photography, on Flickr

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    roulette house road by Leading Line Photography, on Flickr


    fence post by Leading Line Photography, on Flickr


    Bloody Lane by Leading Line Photography, on Flickr


    antietam creek by Leading Line Photography, on Flickr
     
  2. caimi

    caimi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2012
    middle US
    Caimi caimiphotography.com
    Some very nice work. I especially like the color shot with the winding road and fence line.
     
  3. Stephen Geis

    Stephen Geis Mu-43 Top Veteran

    538
    May 13, 2010
    Charlotte, NC
    Beautiful photographs.

    Without the description that you provided I would never have guessed that it was the sight of what must have been a horrific scene that day.
     
  4. the_traveler

    the_traveler Mu-43 Veteran

    204
    Sep 12, 2011
    Columbia, MD
    Lew Lorton
    I like #5 the most (why not number them to make referring to them easier?) with that lovely composition and the curving road embracing the memorial. Nicely balanced, color a bit bright for my taste.
    Unfortunately, in several of these, the vertical is off.

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  5. F/Stop

    F/Stop Mu-43 Veteran

    451
    Mar 9, 2013
    West Virginia
    Brian Y.
    Thanks all! And lew I know the vertical is off lol. Shot #2 is corrected. Unlike the others. I shall fix one day!

    As always CC is always welcome !
     
  6. F/Stop

    F/Stop Mu-43 Veteran

    451
    Mar 9, 2013
    West Virginia
    Brian Y.
  7. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Texas
    Great series for sure! :smile:
     
  8. aragorn1980

    aragorn1980 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    698
    Aug 10, 2012
    Athens Greece
    Takis
    Very nice set! Well done!
     
  9. F/Stop

    F/Stop Mu-43 Veteran

    451
    Mar 9, 2013
    West Virginia
    Brian Y.
    thanks all! :drinks::2thumbs::drinks:
     
  10. spinyman

    spinyman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    603
    Nov 19, 2010
    San Diego
    Very nice set.Like the color!