Love going through my catalog looking for favorites to put up in Black and White or even split toned if it works for the shot. Florence is an old city. The birthplace of the Renaissance. Can't take a bad shot here. Have to go back someday. This is from our
Still going through some shots from 2006 to see what would work in Black and White. The trick with the Bean is to get there early, before sunrise in this case so you have no tourists around. Mission accomplished.
This blog is about color so for the past few years, I have concentrated on posting color shots. But, black is a color and so it white, so I thought I would go through the archives and see what I can find that would make nice black and white exposures. Enjoy.
I have posted shots of this wonderful water fall at the lower portion of Matthiessen State Park, but usually with a tighter view. I came back on this version with a wider viewpoint from a trip earlier this year. Lovely falls.
Its not just the men. Women are into historical reenactments as well. Some of these women might have even participated as infantry or battalion gunners during the battle. Just like the men, have to wonder how they wore all those clothes in 90 degree heat. Luckily for this ball, the evening temperatures came down a bit to make things a little more comfortable.
Picket's Charge (which happened 150 years ago today) was repelled by the Union once again. The real battle included a battle line a mile long advancing on entranced Union troops on Cemetery Ridge. Three thousand rebels died in the charge with gun fire coming in from three directions.
My wife laughed at this picture so it is good enough for inclusion in the Shot of the Day files. That is a statue of Major General Gouverneur Kemble Warren on Little Round Top. The major recognized the danger of the unguarded left flank of the Union position at Gettysburg and brought in reinforcements that saved the day for the north. The Battle of Little Round Top was on the second day of the three day battle, 150 years ago today. The scene I am looking at below was called the Slaughter Pen, named for all the dead rebel soldiers who tried to take the high ground from the north.