Ya’ll Ain’t From Around Here, Are Ya?   7 comments

Union soldiers stand in a group prior to Battle of New Bern, North Carolina, in a vintage photo treatment

Ya'll Ain't From Around Here, Are Ya? © 2011 Rob Hanson Photography


See what I have to put up with while shooting in North Carolina? Dang interlopers.

I found this motley crew skulking around New Bern, just before the big fight that caused the local boys to retreat to Kinston. Thanks a bunch, Ambrose Burnside.

Filing this under ‘Something I Didn’t Know Before‘, Ambrose Burnside’s distinctive style of facial hair is now known as ‘sideburns’, derived from his last name.



— Grace’s litter is still cooking in the hay bale… we think.  Probably time to take a sneak peek inside to see how far along they are.

— Pulled 25 pounds of organic sweet potatoes out of the ground yesterday, with one weighing in at a whopping 3 pounds, 1.5 ounces. I’ve never seen the likes of it before. It was only then that I found out that North Carolina is the #1 producer of sweet potatoes in the U.S.  Figures.

— Plans are afoot for my doing a new video tutorial. I have two main ideas in mind — melting HDR Express and Photomatix together, and Curves layers — but, if you’d like to make suggestions on what you’d like to see, I’m all ears! Please let me know via email or comment here.


Food For Thought:

You can’t sustain infinite growth on a finite planet.


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7 responses to “Ya’ll Ain’t From Around Here, Are Ya?

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  1. This is so cool man! I love the processing too, spot on with your subjects!

  2. Great processing Rob. Great expressions on there faces.

  3. Excellent image my friend! Love the processing! Thanks for the updates! Have a great day!

  4. Thanks, Dave, Len, and Mark.

    Once we took a peek, we realized that Grace did NOT drop her babies in the hay bale as we had thought. She’s very clever, often making several dens in the area, only one of which is used.

    However, when mowing the (useless) grass today, I found where she put them: In a burrow in the lawn right behind our house. I still couldn’t see inside, but the way she took hay and packed it in there, I’m sure there are some bunny seeds in that one.

  5. Superb processing job on this Rob! Extremely authentic looking.

  6. Some serious looking dudes, not to mention the artillery. You’ve effectively conveyed their mood and temperment Rob. Love the duotone sepia processing.

  7. Great pose for sure, and nice treatment, we have a CW event in a few weeks, nice inspiration

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