The Civil War: A Photographic Journey

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Few programs have had such an impact on me as Ken Burn’s The Civil War.  Maybe it’s because we’re both from NH, or perhaps its our shared love of history, but all I know is that the story of the Civil War as told by Ken Burns has moved this stoic Yankee to tears on many occasions.  And so, with the release of the newly 4k remastered version of The Civil War, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the series’ release, we thought it fitting to visit Fort Pulaski, along the banks Savannah River.  Though the bombardment of Fort Sumter in 1861 is recognized as the beginning of the Civil War, months earlier, on January 6, 1861, a band of 110 Georgia militiamen, at the behest of the governor over fears that the federals would occupy Fort Pulaski as they had Fort Sumter, sailed down the Savannah River and took the fort without bloodshed (there was a total of 1 federal soldier guarding the fort at the time of its capture).  Fast forward to April 1852, at the Federals set to taking their fort back – and after a 30 hour bombardment with new-fangled rifled canon, the fort was breached, the powder magazine dangerously exposed, and there was no choice but surrender.  As the dust settled, it was clear that the age of the masonry fort had come to an abrupt end.

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Since I first saw The Civil War, the desire to visit the hallowed grounds where our countrymen from North and South fought and fell has been strong.  Being a photographer, I think the allure is increased as this was the first war extensively photographed – with photography having only been invented 22 years earlier.  Over the years, we’ve had the pleasure to visit Gettysburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Fort Clinch, in addition to Fort Pulaski.  In the gallery below, you can view some of our favorite images from our civil war travels.

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The Civil War: A Photographic Journey

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Essence of Summer Part 6: In Panorama

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What better way to summarize our trip than to share with you a collection of our favorite panoramas from our Essence of Summer collection.  In total, we spent the better part of a month on the road – with corporate shoots in Atlanta, fine art shoots in North Carolina, Virginia, New Hampshire and Maine, and some much needed R&R with both sides of our family.  We had the opportunity to photograph a wide variety of settings and subjects, from loons, mergansers and moose, to tall ships and living history, to rainbows, thunderstorms, and spectral sunsets.  All in all, it felt like a pretty productive trip, though I will say that the new camera’s gigantic file size did make for slow going while editing images on the road.  In the next few weeks, you’ll see many of the photos from these posts appear on our fine art site, and should you want to purchase any of our affordably priced prints, you are welcome to drop us a line.  We hope you enjoyed joining us on our adventure and we plan to keep you up to date on new fine art projects from time to time.

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Essence of Summer Part 5 – Barns and Bails

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As we wrapped up our Essence of Summer tour, we began winding our way along the spine of the Appalachians, driving south from New Hampshire to Virginia, and then, finally, home to Florida.  In Virginia we stopped a few days to spend time with family, and I found a moment or two to once again explore the beautiful country surrounding Abingdon, VA.  On one shoot, I admittedly had some trouble finding the sort of special vignettes I was looking for.  As day gave way to night, and after several hours of exploring, I still hadn’t found much that peaked my interest – that was until the last moments of light set the sky ablaze and a providential turn down just one more road led me to the scene you see above (and in the gallery below).

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Also on the trip, we went out to visit the Muster Grounds just south of Downtown Abingdon, VA.  This past weekend was the town’s Virginia Highlands Festival, and one of the neat offerings was a living history exhibit at the grounds, where a rag tag band of nearly 400 frontiersmen decided to take the battle to the British in 1780 – eventually resulting in the decisive victory over British Major Ferguson’s regulars at Kings Mountain on October 7, 1780.   We learned much about what life would have been like on the frontier and in revolutionary-era battles, and while I did wax just a bit nostalgic, I left feeling thankful I live in the 21st century.

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Essence of Summer Part 4: Bridges and Birds

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Part Four from our Essence of Summer collection is a bit of a grab bag of photos that didn’t really fit into our other posts, but are images we thought you would enjoy all the same.  Above, is a photo of the new Memorial Bridge standing sentry across the then placid Piscatiqua River between Portsmouth, NH and Kittery, ME.  Below is one of my all time favorite wildlife photos.  The day after the above photo, we went out to Four Tree Island again to shoot the El Galeon, but stumbled upon a flock of migratory arctic turns dive-bombing their prey along the shores of the island.  It was truly amazing to watch these birds hover, shoot into the water, and rise up, taking to the air with their meal expertly held in their beaks.

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Essence of Summer Part 3: Lake and Loon

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For the next installment of our Essence of Summer 2015 Fine Art Collection, I submit to you the beauty and wonder of Rangeley Lake – a generously sized bit of water sandwiched between the rolling, fertile mountains of northwestern Maine.  Bryn and I first discovered this small town jewel over a decade ago, and we’ve been coming back ever since.  Our home base for the long weekend is the reasonably-priced Town and Lake Motel, situated along the beautiful shores of the lake, with breathtaking vistas of wildlife and scenery alike.  The motel, founded in 1954, offers a collection of cozy motel rooms, as well as two bedroom cabins, perfect for our family.  Best of all, the owners furnish an assortment of canoes and kayaks that guests are free to use at their leisure!  In all our travels around the US, Town and Lake is hands down, our favorite.

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This year’s trip proved both a refreshing respite from the hectic pace of life, and a stunning assortment of photo-worthy opportunities.  From mountainous thunderstorms, to pristine rainbows and mist-glazed waters, to intimate encounters with loons, mergansers and moose, it truly was a photographer’s paradise.  Though, to be fair, I do think I made Bryn a little nervous, taking our new Canon 5DS out in the canoe and kayaks (It did survive though).

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Essence of Summer Part 3: Lake and Loon

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Essence of Summer Part 2: Sea and Sails

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For the first time in as long as we can remember, our trip to New England coincided with the Portsmouth tall ship festival, called Sail Portsmouth.   The event draws a diverse and impressive collection of sailing ships from days long past.  This year’s main attraction was El Galeón Andalucía, out of Spain.  This detailed reproduction of a 16th century sailing ship actually wintered in St Augustine, FL this year, just an hour from our door, yet it took a trip to NH for us to finally see it firsthand!

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During our first evening of photography, we happened to bump into Jim Salge, a talented New England photographer.  Over the years, we have been mutually enjoying each others work – Jim has some awesome shots – but we had never met – until a few nights ago when the allure of the beautiful ship and an equally beautiful setting drew us both to the same spot!

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Essence of Summer Part 2: Sea and Sails

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Essence of Summer Part 1: Sunset Glories

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As a New Englader, Florida summers are, in a word, torture.  And so, as the temperatures rise, we do our best to take to the road and plot a course north for a few weeks of fine art photography.   That means, over the next few weeks, we’ll be uploading some of our favorite photos from our recent adventure for your viewing and downloading pleasure.  We’re calling this collection Essence of Summer.  Stay with us!

Tonight’s post is mostly from an excursion up to one of my favorite places in the world – White Top Mountain, in extreme western Virginia.  With big boomers to the northeast and some clouds between me and the sun, I wasn’t sure what I would get, but the trip proved rewarding, offering up probably the most stunning sunset I have experienced up on the mountain.  And, as an extra added bonus, I discovered that the path I wander down to shoot these images is actually a little known trail locals like to call the ‘AT’.  So, that means I can say I hike the Appalachian Trail a few times a year, right?  It might be the same 100 yards, but hey, at least it’s something…

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I also have to give a big shout out to Enterprise Rent-A-Car.  The company proved a gigantic life saver.  While visiting Virginia, we had two automotive shoots down in Atlanta – so I had reserved a vehicle to pick up part of the way up to VA, so that I could drive directly to Atlanta and the family could continue to our destination.  Unfortunately, after several hours on the phone, we discovered the company with which we had reserved a car not only did not have the type of car we had reserved, but didn’t have a single vehicle available to rent…in the entire tri-city region!  Thankfully, the folks at Enterprise were more than happy to help, and put me in a great Elantra (above) at a better rate – and did so with 30 minutes notice!

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