I’ve known Eddie Harrington since he was a little kid. He’s energetic, bright and fun to be with. This past weekend, he brought to fruition what might have seemed crazy to some; to bring hundreds of Civil War re-enactors to Natchitoches as part of our Tri-Centennial Observance. The first part was a show, and a bit of fun.
But the men, women and children who took part in the enactment of the Battle of Natchitoches are serious about what they do; they understand war is not a game. This image, with Eddie in the center was taken before the grim Napoleonic style battle began. No blood drawn, No minie balls tearing flesh, but it all gave me shivers to know this is how my Great-great Grandfather Will Carter spent those years from 1861 until 1865. Sony A7s, Zeiss Sonnar 55mm za, 1/640 sec f2 ISO 100
I’ll probably never get a finished edit of the Enactment Pictures, but this one gives you a look at the proximity of the crowd to the action. Unusual in these things; would have been lots of collateral damage in a real deal. 55mm Zeiss za 1/2500 @ f1.8 ISO 50