Into the Fray

March 06, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

A close view of the horse entering a civil war battle with Union soldiers firing in the background.Into the Fray

Into the Fray

Here is the first in the series that I have posted in color.  I really have a hard time in choosing between color images and the versions that are processed in a 'more period type of way'.  The color images show so much more and in much greater detail.  The other images show the scene in a way which is much more suitable for that historical time period.  Then again,  although the non-color images are how they would be viewed back then that wouldn't be the case if you were there live,  would it.  If you were participating,  or at least on the sidelines, of a scene such as this you wouldn't be seeing as the film processed it.  You would be seeing with your own eyes in living color.  Alas, I'm not sure of the best processing route and though I'm a big believer in consistency I must make an exception for now.  I will continue to process both styles until my mind can sort things out.

As to the actual picture, this scene is great.  This is part of what a cavalry soldier would be riding into.  It would be much more horrific than this, of course, with the wider view, the smells, the sounds and everything else that goes with it.    I do,  however,  like this perspective.  It's as if you're a foot soldier moving along side this horseman.  What I really like is the matting you see on the horse's neck which is all sweating and depicting the action and energy the horse has to put out,  in such battles.

More to come.

 


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