I was told that the cannon in the foreground is a copy of a cannon found at a shipwreck from the early 1800s that was located off of the Oregon coast a few years ago.
The image was captured at the Civil War reenactment held at Fort Stevens, Oregon in September of 2009. The image has been processed to look like a wet-plate image of the 1860s and the mat is from an old family photograph from the 1800s except I added my name in place of the original photographer’s.

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marines, encampment, civil war, civil war reenactment, war between the states, wandering 101 photography, war, union, cannon, military, reenactment, confederate

My photographs are not always technically correct, I tend to break the rules but I do that knowing what the rules are and having a reason to do so. My photographic images are what and how I see the world around me in my minds eye—they are who I am.

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  • kenspics
    kenspicsalmost 5 years ago

    Superb series Bryan!!!!
    Your processing is fantastic!!!

  • Thank you Ken…I’m having a lot of fun playing with the processing of these images and coming up with different ideas on how to create images that appear to be 1800s vintage prints.

    – Bryan Peterson

  • JWallace
    JWallacealmost 5 years ago

    Great Image!!!!

  • Thank you Jerry and Brenda I’m glade you like my wet-plate image.

    – Bryan Peterson

  • debsphotos
    debsphotosalmost 5 years ago

    They knew how to add a great frame even back then!!! Looks great Bryan!!*-)

  • I have a number of family photographs from the 1800s and early 1900s most of them are about 4×6 inches mounted on cardboard cards that do add great framing to the images plus a little advertising for the photographer.

    – Bryan Peterson

  • Þórdis B.
    Þórdis B.almost 5 years ago

    Absolutely great work bryan! Love those frames :)

  • Thank you Thordis…I’ve been having a great time processing these images to look like they are from the 1800s. I believe I’m having as much fun figuring new ways to process the images as I am with coming up with the finished product that I like.

    – Bryan Peterson

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