OMD Goes to Antietam Battlefield

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by F/Stop, Apr 2, 2013.

  1. F/Stop

    F/Stop Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 9, 2013
    West Virginia
    Brian Y.
    I have been trying to go here for awhile, and finally the other day i had some free time to take the OMD out of the lowepro and start really using the lenses i recently bought and put them to some good use..

    All photos were taken with one of the following lenses and processed in Lightroom4.3 12mm // 17mm // 75mm

    Antietam Battlefield - a set on Flickr

    here are just a few of my favorties

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    Mumma Farm by Leading Line Photography, on Flickr

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    Old Sign by Leading Line Photography, on Flickr


    Through The Wheat by Leading Line Photography, on Flickr

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    Clara Barton by Leading Line Photography, on Flickr

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    canons and trails by Leading Line Photography, on Flickr


    Mumma Cemetery by Leading Line Photography, on Flickr
     
  2. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Very, very nice. :thumbup:
     
  3. krugorg

    krugorg Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 18, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Beautiful shots!
     
  4. dornblaser

    dornblaser Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 13, 2012
    Chicago-area
    David Dornblaser
    Great pics, moving place.
     
  5. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    Antietam is about the least commercialized National Battlefield Park in the country and lends itself to great photo opportunities because of its lesser visited status (people get in the way everywhere you go! :smile: ).
     
  6. caimi

    caimi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2012
    middle US
    Caimi caimiphotography.com
    Beautiful, intelligent compositions.
     
  7. luiztakei

    luiztakei Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 13, 2012
    Luiz
    Very beautiful pictures indeed!!!
     
  8. F/Stop

    F/Stop Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 9, 2013
    West Virginia
    Brian Y.
    I was quite surprised that i found myself very comfortable there because of the lack of people, I always get very anxious when lots of people are around and i always feel like im in the way.

    I live about 30 minutes from Antietam, and this is only my second visit. I will for sure be going back, (on a more weather friendly day)

    The good thing about all this is that i learned quite alot (history and photography wise) from the few hours i was there, and next time i would like to make it an all day affair, sunrise to sunset.

    thank you all for your comments, as always constructive criticism is welcome, because you cannot succeed without failure....:2thumbs:
     
  9. Strick

    Strick Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 8, 2013
    Columbia, MD
    Rob
    Beautiful set and very well done!
     
  10. dav1dz

    dav1dz Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 6, 2012
    Canada
    Looking at these photos and what you said reminded me of something Galen Rowell once said. The best weather to shoot is between a storm and calm.
     
  11. Heavy Doody

    Heavy Doody Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 17, 2012
    Very nice work. I especially like the decisions you made about which ones to leave in color and which ones to convert to B&W. A lot of people (myself included) make the wrong choices.
     
  12. F/Stop

    F/Stop Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 9, 2013
    West Virginia
    Brian Y.
    Thank you! :2thumbs:
     
  13. aragorn1980

    aragorn1980 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 10, 2012
    Athens Greece
    Takis
    Great set! Thank you for sharing!
     
  14. slothead

    slothead Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 14, 2012
    Frederick, MD
    Some other additions:
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  15. fsuscotphoto

    fsuscotphoto Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 15, 2013
    St. Cloud, FL
    Ron
    These are all wonderful. By education and hobby I am an historian. In the next few years one of the criterion for our moving will be proximity to historical sights. I envy all of you that have places so close by that going to shoot isn't a major expense.

    For those that are interested, this year is the 150th anniversary of Gettysburg. This will be one of the largest reenactments ever in the US. Opportunities for photography will be amazing!
     
  16. fsuscotphoto

    fsuscotphoto Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Feb 15, 2013
    St. Cloud, FL
    Ron
    One other thing, most battlefields will make special efforts to let photo clubs have exclusive access to the area when no one else is in the park. It is very much to their advantage to have these kind of pictures out in the public eye.

    For more info on preserving our heritage try here: http://www.civilwar.org/
     
  17. nuclearboy

    nuclearboy Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 28, 2011
    USA
    I pass the exit for Antietam once a month or so and have stopped in to stand in bloody lane and contemplate the battle. Your photos show the area very well and bring back memories of my visits. Thanks for sharing.

    Now I just hope to have my camera with me when I visit again.....
     
  18. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Really nice sets of images here, they really seem to "jump" out of the screen in some cases and have a feeling of depth you could almost step into.

    Very thought provoking compositions as well.

    Thanks for sharing.
     
  19. F/Stop

    F/Stop Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 9, 2013
    West Virginia
    Brian Y.
    Thanks a lot! I have some more ill post up later today !