Friday, April 18, 2008

A right of passage for a young boy

A right of passage for a young boy is his first fishing trip. Daniel made his first trip to the local trout pond this week. He was decked out with the latest in kids fishing gear. A new rod and tackle box which could double as a lunch box.

Concentration is the key to land the big fish...

After landing one rainbow (of which dad was not fast enough with the camera), time to ham it up.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Gettysburg National Park

I headed to Gettysburg on the weekend of March 28-30th. It was a little early in the season but the weather was OK and the crowds were minimal. Early on the morning of the 29th, a lone soldier and General Meade guard the Union line along Cemetery Ridge, the sight of Picket's Charge on July 3, 1863.

As the sun began to rise, the light and shadows made for some interesting photos. In addition, I was using a Cokin IR filter to bring out the details and keep the sun from over powering the scene.

A little black and white conversion.

An old split log fence divides the battlefield.

A final view the sunrise.

If you care a lick about American History, you must visit Gettysburg.