Thursday, December 08, 2011

Battle of Cedar Creek

I built a time machine and traveled back to 1864 to photograph the battle of Cedar Creek. Had to use film. This photo shows what a fast motor winder will let an amateur photographer accomplish (shot a whole roll of this cavalry horseman as he rode by to get this shot).
Confederate cavalry on the move
Union infantry try to extend their left
That's the Heater house in the background, and probably Wrights corps trying to form up in the middle ground. One of my all time favorite Cartier-Bresson-esque serendipitous shotseven though I shot 24 frames to get it.
Jubal Early tries to hold

Phil Sheridan denied my requests for an interview, or this would be an entirely different story.

The Heater house is there today thanks to a successful preservation effort.

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