October 22, 2008

Re-enactors take a break

One of the reasons I take pictures at Civil War events is to produce a few images that I might use to spice up my site Civil War Field Trips. When I took the photo above I thought I had something that looked authentic. Then I enlarged it in Photoshop and saw some glaring anachronisms.

First, there were modern vehicles in the background, traffic on US 11. Fortunately, they are not very noticeable and I can crop them out if I sacrifice part of the picture.

But then there's a touch of modernity among the carefully chosen "authentic" utensils. It's pretty obvious in the enlargement (left).

I could clone or paste in Photoshop and cover it up. Or I can just post it here, smile and forget it.

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