Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Battle Of The Buldge, 2010...


It took me a little over a week but finally some Battle of the Buldge photographs. I do not plan to post them on continuous days but mix them in with other subjects. For those of you that are regulars to this site you have heard me talk about this event before. The last weekend of the month for three or four days re-enactors from all over come together at Fort Indiantown Gap in Pennsylvania to reenact the Battle of the Buldge. Saturday is open to the general public for four hours, that is to short for me. I did not get the shots I got last year partly because I spent more time with some of the subjects and also because the area that they perform the two public battles in got thicker than last year, of course the snow that was on the ground last year helped also.

Now before any of you say this is not a WW2 soldier, he is. This guy and his friend were playing the part of 28TH Infantry Division, they were a Pennsylvania National Guard unit that was federalized in February 1941 for one year. They trained at the Gap before being sent to Camp Livingston, North Carolina for different training purposes. This gentleman was portraying a soldier from the 112Th Infantry Regiment of the 28TH ID in February 1941. He and his friends were super in posing for photographs and educating us in the parts they were portraying.

These photographs were all taken with a 50 mm f1.4 lens. They were all shot wide open and up very close. The depth of field was in the shot not the post processing. The three photographs are the same shots just processed differently. As I said in the last couple of weeks textures are new to me so you tell me what you think, am I getting the old looking effect or do they not look realistic. Also witch one of these three do you like best?

5 comments:

Sparky said...

I really like the three one. It makes the picture look like it was from that period. Great job.

Haney said...

I'm partial to the second. The sepia one is a little too red for me. Isn't this the same guy Shane posted last week?

Anonymous said...

I like the B & W one!

TJ

Woody said...

I say a tie between number 2 and 3

Coy said...

Nice work Brad, my favorite hands down is the third shot. It may look more original just a tad lighter (faded).