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Dragoons

This past weekend I had the privilege of attending the Revolutionary War Encampment at Rock Ford Plantation, one of the best-run large scale reenactments I’ve ever participated in.  As usual, I spent much of my time taking photographs, and I am rather happy with many of the shots I got, especially those I got of the cavalry on both Saturday and Sunday mornings.  This is one of those shots, of three dragoon troops on horseback, and it’s one of my best shots of the weekend, I think.  What do you think?

What’s funny about this photo is that while I was standing there, two other photographers with professional cameras were trying to get the same shot, and both of them gave up, saying that there was too much backlighting for anything to come out.  Clearly, I proved them wrong, and not only did my shot come out, but the backlighting ended up being in large part what made the shot!

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A Few Shots of Chris and Kal

Last Sunday Marc and I went up to Damascus, MD to hang out with our friends Will and Christiane.  Will and Marc went off to do some urbexing in and around Baltimore, while Chris and I ran some errands, had lunch, and rode her horse Kal for a little while.  Our riding session was cut short when a friend’s horse, Risto, accidentally rammed his head into hers, resulting in a black eye and some bruising on her face.  I took a few shots of Chris tacking up Kal before we went out into the ring, and here they are: