May 7, 2011
I was on my drive home from a softball game I was shooting for my little sister and came across the Civil War Encampment at my local historical society. This place was great, so I whipped the car around and found a parking spot. The event was setup like a mini camp site during a battle during the war. Camping gear to standard firearms were displayed. They even had a section where wounded soldiers would get their limbs whacked off if injured during battle. OUCH!
As I was walking around the campsite, I came across a gentleman who was dressed up as our 16th President, Abe Lincoln. From the gecko, I had to stop him and have a quick chat. His name is Jerry and he travels around with his soldier friends teaching us about the Civil War. After we talked about the site, I asked for his photo. You cannot pass up shooting a great look-alike President. He said "sure", but warned me he may break my camera. He posed for me in a standard pose Lincoln would of stood in the 1800s. Straight upright, shoulders back and one arm by his chest. Very cool!
Thanks Jerry for the opportunity and quick history lesson. I hope you enjoy this photo.
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Camera: Nikon D90
Shutter: 1/400th sec
Focal Length: 105mm
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