Monday, April 29, 2013

Monument to the 8th Calvary

I was down in Southern PA this weekend for a wedding and I got a brief chance to go to Gettysburg. I didn't have the time to spend there that I would have liked but I did manage to catch a nice sunset.

The history at Gettysburg is overwhelming and I could really see myself spending days there. That being said, I feel that we are really spoiled here in the Upstate, NY area with all the historic sites we have that are far less crowded. It is possible to visit the Saratoga Battlefield and really lose yourself without the distractions of tour buses and the like.

I'm not overly enthralled with this shot but I'm glad I got a "keeper" from my experience at Gettysburg. I would have liked to catch the sun a little higher in the sky and would have liked to have caught the Calvary soldier at a different angle. It's hard to go to a new location with no scout time and come upon a scene with the sun sinking fast.

I took this with the Nikon 80-200 F/2.8 as it was the lens on my camera and as mentioned, the sun was sinking fast.

As the 150th Anniversary of Gettysburg approaches, as well as many of the other battles, please take a moment to remember the toll that war took on this country.

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