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Andersonville Horror
Andersonville Horror

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Challenge: Free Study 2014-10 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Andersonville, GA
Date: Oct 12, 2014
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/4,000
Date Uploaded: Oct 12, 2014

I went to Andersonville, GA and visited the POW camp erected during the Civil War for Union troops captured. About 45,000 entered and near 13,000 died here.

Very humbling. There were rows and rows of graves they erected afterwards. They buried them in trenches shoulder to shoulder naked.

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09/23/2015 10:03:09 AM
*Hello from Sid and the Critique club*

An interesting image that contributes to the open challenge.

Thank you for your interesting comments that enable a fuller understanding of the scene before us, it brings home the senseless destruction and futility of war. Shooting at full aperture works well here to illustrate the endless rows of sacrificed lives that were lost. I like your composition that is using diagonals to help increase its dynamic appeal.

I think you could have improved the end result by getting much closer to the front rows of stones so that we could actually read some detail on one or two of the stones, in that way it makes it much more personal and increases its impact, you can now identify with an individual. You would probably have needed to use a smaller aperture, you would have raised the camera above the front stones so that you could include just the rows of stones without any other background scene but with a similar soft focus effect and again using stronger diagonals.

Apologies for the delay. Thanks for your submission, Sid
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/05/2014 07:12:33 PM
Wow. Nicely done to show the amount of graves here.
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11/04/2014 11:49:43 AM
A sad piece of history.
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11/02/2014 06:16:43 PM
That brings it home, huh?
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