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Showing posts with label Fredericksburg Battlefield. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fredericksburg Battlefield. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Short Post of Miscellaneous Pics

I just wanted to put up a couple shots I took over the last several weeks while experimenting with the new camera.  I recently got a UV filter and a polarizer so I'm looking forward to trying them out.  Anyway, no captions below, just a few pics from around the house...



Sunday, March 18, 2012

2012-03-17 Fredericksburg Battlefield and National Cemetery

On St. Patrick's Day, we took my parents to visit the Fredericksburg Battlefield and National Cemetery. Anais and I had been there several times, but this was my first visit with the new camera. Hopefully, this will be the first of several postings of my pics.

Canons on the hill at Marye Heights overlooking the Sunken Road.

This house sits adjacent to the Sunken Road where one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War was fought. The house still bears the bullet holes from the war.

Bullet holes from over 150 years ago!

The holes look like they were just made.

Looking out from Marye Heights toward Downtown Fredericksburg.

This wall lines the Eastern side of the Sunken Road. It was the dividing line between Union and Confederate soldiers, many of whom died on both sides.

Now the wall serves a much more serene purpose.

I'm loving the new telephoto lens! (I believe I'll be saying this a lot!!!)

I can't say enough good things about the Canon Rebel T3i!

We saw several hawks in the area.

My Dad, Bill, looking kinda sinister!

The National Cemetery. Over 12,000, of the 15,000, or so initially interred here in the 1860's were unidentified. The short markers contain 4 and 5 unknown bodies each.

This cemetery is a very tranquil place, especially when there are no other people there!

Who can resist a great flag shot!

The old brick wall on the Southern perimeter of the Cemetery.

Looking up the terraced hill. Each step contains additional graves.

It's rare when Anais will let me take a picture and actually pose for me!!

Rows of graves.

My Mom, Billie.

Anais and some Wolly-booger who needs a haircut and shave VERY BADLY!!!

This was the first day ever in which I got shots of the sunrise and the sunset...