Preparing For Battle by CarolM

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Canon D40. Photo from Reniaissance Fair. Edited in PSE and Topaz. New background with texture.

The knight’s effectiveness depended greatly on his ability to stay mounted on his horse during combat. With the advent of the stirrup during the 8th and 9th centuries, a man could brace himself on horseback as he charged the ranks of his enemy, transferring the power of man and charging horse onto his opponent. This “shock” combat by mounted men armed with a spear or couched lance, and protected with armor, proved a powerful military innovation. Just before battle, a knight could close his visor to receive the full facial protection afforded.


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“Photography is my soul food” – Carol M.

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  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkealmost 2 years ago

    A beautiful capture. Love the colors and textures in this.

  • I was thrilled to get this image. So glad you like it!

    – CarolM

  • Tammera
    Tammeraalmost 2 years ago


  • Thank you so, so much Tammera for featuring my knight! I’m honored and thrilled!

    – CarolM

  • marilyn diaz
    marilyn diazalmost 2 years ago

    Fantastic work.

  • Thanks my friend!

    – CarolM

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedalmost 2 years ago

    09-07-12 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • Thank you so much Kira for putting my Knight in the spotlight!!

    – CarolM

  • CanyonWind
  • Great news! I’m so proud to have my Knight featured. Thank you very much!

    – CarolM

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsalmost 2 years ago

    Congratulations on the features Carol!!…incredible work!!

  • Thanks a million Kate! I was so fortunate to get this shot. I hope you are enjoying your new home. I’m anxious to see some more new work from you.

    – CarolM

  • mordechai
    mordechaialmost 2 years ago

    Don’t know which awes me more.. the detail (and accuracy ) of the armor, or the expression on his face..

  • Thank you so very much for the great comment!! I was thrilled to get this shot.

    – CarolM

  • MotherNature
    MotherNaturealmost 2 years ago

    Phenomenal work, Carol. There is a lot of emotion in his face. Congratulations on your feature in Layered Up – FAVE:>)

  • What nice comments! Thank you very much for that wonderful positive feedback and congrats. I so appreciate it!

    – CarolM

  • Rhonda Strickland
    Rhonda Stricklandalmost 2 years ago

    Beautifully crafted Carol.

  • Thank you very much Rhonda! We really enjoyed watching the jousting.

    – CarolM

  • Greta  McLaughlin
    Greta McLaughlinalmost 2 years ago

    September 7, 2012
    Please go to this LINK

  • Thank you Greta! I’m so happy to have this image featured!

    – CarolM

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