Castillo, Where They Slept

Castillo De San Marcos — The Bunks – Where They Slept

The 333 year-old Castillo De San Marcos is our main historical focus in St. Augustine, Florida.  As we document our  American history in photographs we again return to this amazing and beautiful national park.  This image and the images captured document life as they lived and served in the Castillo.  The amazing “Coquina” structure makes a beautiful HDR photography subject so we return again in September to photograph the old City of Augustine, its history and architecture.  Truly this is a beautiful place for all to visit to learn about our history and life during this era.  See our earlier posts and images here and here.  Visit Castillo De San Marcos official site here.

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HDR Notes:  This is a [3 images @2+-0–2] shot with Canon5DMarkII, EF16-35 @ 16mm; processed Photomatix4, Topaz Adjust & DeNoise, PS-CS & Canvas Texture Overlay.

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Entrance Castillo de San Marcos

The Entrance to Castillo de San Marcos

The Entrance: This is another image in our series of twelve from our Castillo de San Marcos Photoshoot in St. Augustine, Florida.  See last week’s image of the Chapel of Castillo de San Marcos and historical information and links.

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The Battle of Antietam in HDR

As lovers of  American History and our Civil War History, our photography travels have sent us all over the United States to capture those historical places and battlefield parks which were instrumental in the building of America.  In our university studies, we were intrigued by the American Civil War and set out to capture it in modern photography.   We have captured all of the major battlefield parks in the US in both film and digital as well as Civil War reenactments from those battles.*  These parks are not only beautiful, historical and sacred ground but offer amazing scenes for landscape photographers.  This is especially so at Antietam National Battlefield Park in Sharpsburg, Maryland.  The cherished time to photograph is the fall when breathtaking color abounds and the pastoral landscape is perfection.

“The Bloodiest One Day Battle in American History

“23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of savage combat on September 17, 1862. The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia’s first invasion into the North and led to Abraham Lincoln’s issuance of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.”**


Slideshow:  Images by Jay&Jacy Photography, National Archives, Kern Collection

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Visit the Antietam National Battlefield Park for history, images, maps and to download their history .pdf.

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* Image shot w/Minolta SLR, film, slide scanned to digital, processed HDR from single image in Photomatix Pro, Efex Pro, texture overlay.

** Antietam National Battlefield Park

See our posts/images from Cedar Creek Battlefield Park & Reenactment; Abraham Lincoln and other battles under “Categories” in our Archives.