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Stonewall at Sunset
Stonewall at Sunset

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Challenge: Monuments (Classic Editing)
Camera: Sony DSC-F717
Location: Manassas Battlefield Park, Virginia
Date: Aug 24, 2003
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Sky, Rural
Date Uploaded: Aug 24, 2003

The text on an obelisk near this statue of General Stonewall Jackson reads:

General Barnard Elliott Bee, of South Carolina, Commander, Third Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah, was killed on this spot [at Manassas (First Bull Run)] July 21, 1861. Just before his death, to rally his scattered troops, he gave the command, "Form, form, there stands Jackson like a stone wall; rally behind the Virginians."

Place: 8 out of 96
Avg (all users): 6.6984
Avg (commenters): 8.0909
Avg (participants): 6.5625
Avg (non-participants): 6.8387
Views since voting: 1531
Votes: 126
Comments: 13
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/31/2003 10:37:30 PM
excellent silhouette against the sunset... strong composition as well :)
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08/30/2003 05:32:26 PM
Just thinking of that time in war, it was difficult, and just to see the sunset at the end of the day was what each soldier wanted to see but many never made it and Stonewall had to live with those feelings. Nice shot. Tells a story. Great composition.
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08/30/2003 02:41:29 AM
Great composition. Perfect shot. Love how the statue looks like he's looking at the sunset. Beautiful.
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08/29/2003 09:38:39 PM
The colors in this shot are fantastic. Stonewall Jackson weems to be watching the sunset. The composition is impeccable. Congratulations! 9.
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08/29/2003 02:21:13 PM
I think I would of like the monument either darkened more or less, either silhouetting it altogether or allowing to see some detail. Nice sky though. Just my opinion.
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08/28/2003 09:42:33 PM
What colours and composition.
08/28/2003 03:15:20 PM
Excellent lighting, use of shadow, and negative space. Makes me wonder what he's looking at, what he's thinking. My 10 for the challenge.
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08/27/2003 05:49:06 PM
* Great profile
* Great colors
* Very good composition. I particularly like it how you got the statue looking towards the sun, creating an invisible leading line.
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08/26/2003 09:48:14 PM
this is gorgeous
08/26/2003 05:18:18 PM
challenge met, i like the offset subject, the sunset is great, good job
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08/26/2003 08:19:09 AM
Now this is a good capture. Kewl the way you got the guy on the horse staring at the sunset in the distance. The silohuette effect just does it here for me.
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08/26/2003 05:37:48 AM
Excellent picture! Good use of shadows and light! - 8
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08/25/2003 07:44:38 PM
Wonderful color, composition and angle. I think I'd like it better if the entire statue was a silhoutte (you couldnt see details of the mane, etc.)
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