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Happens All The Time ‘Round Here   9 comments

Happens All The Time 'Round Here

Happens All The Time 'Round Here


A column of Confederate soldiers marches toward a memorial service, Clarkton, N.C.

We had driven almost three hours to get to a reenactment that we had been invited to shoot, only to find that all the ‘Yankees’ had gone home for the weekend. No Yankees = No Action. Instead, there was a memorial service being conducted down the street, and the remaining reenactors began their march from the grounds to the service.

I was struck by the juxtaposition of the soldiers against the decidedly more modern backdrop.

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How it was done: When life hands you lemons… The original image (viewable on Flickr – click the image above) was not really viable because of the shadows across the scene, particularly on the faces and uniforms of the soldiers. I found that there was just enough detail in the profile to allow us to discern the nature of the scene, so I decided to go with full silhouette. Toning and edging is courtesy of OnOne Perfect Suite.

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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