The American Civil War (1861–1865), also less commonly known as the War Between the States (among other names), was a civil war in the United States of America. Hostilities began on April 12, 1861, when Confederate forces attacked a U.S. military installation at Fort Sumter in South Carolina. Lincoln responded by calling for a volunteer army from each state to recapture federal property. This led to declarations of secession by four more slave states. Both sides raised armies as the Union seized control of the border states early in the war and established a naval blockade that virtually ended cotton sales on which the South depended for its wealth, and blocked most imports. Land warfare in the East was inconclusive in 1861–62, as the Confederacy beat back Union efforts to capture its capital, Richmond, Virginia. In September 1862, Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation made ending slavery in the South a war goal, and dissuaded the British from intervening. (From Wikipedia)
This was taken at a U.S. Civil War Reenactment at the Spring Mountain Ranch about 15 miles west of Las Vegas.
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emilbo (20812) 2011-04-15 6:43
Très intéressante photo qui me rappelle des photos que j'ai vues quand j'étais jeune alors que la guerre se faisait de cette façon. Excellente présentation et bon timing pour prendre la boucane. Bonne composition et merveilleuses couleurs.
Tous mes compliments et bonne fin de semaine,
dip (21873) 2011-04-15 8:37
I like the timing in your shot!
paololg (31442) 2011-04-15 9:00
Ciao dear Eleu,
interesting historical image. A small smile thinking about the modern weapons and the way of doing the war today, completely electronics. Today the wars are fought with the weapons, 200 years ago also with the courage. Excellent testimony, congreatulations!
Ciao, have a nice weekend!
marina7 (5784) 2011-04-15 9:48
Excellent shot, Eleu,
I would never have thought those guns produced so much smoke:) You can't even see through it. Lovely bright colors and a beautiful place.
umutlu101 (12160) 2011-04-15 12:17
fait l'amour ne fait pas la guerre.
delpeoples (44888) 2011-04-15 22:01
And what a terrible war it was too, such a senseless loss of life and unnecessary brutality. I remember studying it at school here in Australia, and it still haunts me. Thank you for your photo which reminds us of the futility of war and the waste of young life. 150 years ago is not so long ago. We must not forget.
Thanks for sharing
samson (1227) 2011-04-15 22:34
Wow holy smoke!. Good timing (I think the smoke does not go away that fast, right?).
ikeharel (37190) 2011-04-16 0:47
You should have posted this one on April'12th, Eleu.
So much was written about the Civil war, and yet a pic. speaks better than words.
Nice POV, next to the battlefield, in real time you would had been considered a hero...great colorful take with a perfect smoke puff...
jhm (122314) 2011-04-16 0:49
Perhaps sadly, other side pleasant for look at.
The smoke is wonderful almost a camouflage curtain.
Also a wonderful landscape in background.
Colors and sharpness are superb.
Nice composition, good presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
TopGeo (37994) 2011-04-16 9:40
The color fulness of this scene is The composition, point of view, colors and photographic qualities are perfect. Very good job!Also a wonderful landscape in BG. Colors and sharpness are superb.
raszid62 (18158) 2011-04-17 2:19
Civil war is a terrible thing when a neighbor shoots neighbor, brother to brother. Here in Poland we had such a war in the forties in eastern Poland. We fought with the UPA (Ukrainian Insurgent Army) - were, and massacres and ethnic cleansing.
Very well done picture perfect quality. What amazes me that the Confederates and Union soldiers are standing in one line.
Glint (5567) 2011-04-17 3:36
this is a well composed photo. The soldiers, ostly on the left and the puff of smoke travelling to the right works well.Nice light and attractive bg.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-04-17 4:31
"Histiric" scne very well colectd with a POV very well selcetd. the attitude of the military men are very well collected too. Superb effect of the cloud of fog.
Have a nice Sunday,
andywo (4689) 2011-04-22 7:09
This is very interesting, military scene.
Good composition and presentation.
xuaxo (6830) 2011-04-25 10:51
Very good picture of the reenactment.
It seems the real McCoy :)
- Copyright: Eleu Tabares (eldancer1) (16938)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-10-30
- Categories: Daily Life, Festivals, Event, Decisive Moment
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-04-15 6:20