Antietam Battlefield Memorial Luminaries

I had the privilege to photograph the Antietam Battlefield Luminaries this weekend with the Brunswick Photographers Guild.  It turned out to be a very cold night but it was exciting to be there.  I am not going to talk much about the history of the ceremonies.  You can read more about it on the Official Antietam Battlefield Memorial site. It was a big learning experience for me as low light conditions are challenging to focus.  I had the basic setup a tripod and my wireless remote, but the wind created some camera shake.  Lesson learned…need heavier tripod or weights to hold it steady in adverse conditions.  Double check the shot in on the camera and zoom in to varies locations to check the accuracy of the focus.  And then pack up for another shot. I had quite a few that looked good on the camera but wasn’t nearly as well as I remembered once I downloaded them.

Here’s a few from the shoot.
Maryland Monument over looking the fields
Antietam Battlefield Luminaries
I played around with photoshop and created a magazine cover to summerize the event. We had some fun with light painting using large portable spot lights. Unfortunately none of my painted shots turned out as well as I had wished.

Antietam Mag Cover copy

You can see some of the others on my gallery.

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