L'Assedio di Canelli 2009 by Karen Havenaar

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The historical reconstruction of the “Siege of Canelli – year 1613” takes place on the third weekend of June. The festival commemorates a real episode happened at the beginning of the seventeenth century. This event, the only reconstruction of its kind, celebrates the victory of the people of Canelli and a small regiment of soldiers of Savoy against the Army of Monferrato let by the Duke of Mantua. About three thousand people in costumes give life to a page of history and for two days about 20 inns and taverns, accurately fit in the style of the seventeenth century, offer menus exactly repeating the recipes of that century. Meanwhile, duels with cold steel, battles with ancient cannons, and cavalry charges are brought into life again in an enthralling atmosphere.

Taken with:
Pentax K200D
Tamron AF28-300 mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro
ISO 200 28 mm f/11 1/50 sec

This is the original shot:

First processed in Lightroom 3 (I always shoot RAW, so that’s standard), like clarity, lights and darks and than I used CS4 with a texture from OnOneSoftware (Freeframes) to give it an old feel.


  • BGillis
    BGillisabout 4 years ago

    Wow!!!! look at you and the texture ;-) Great job Karen, really nice work!

  • Thanks Betty.
    I had a feeling you might like it.

    – Karen Havenaar

  • Carol Knudsen
    Carol Knudsenabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic image Karen!!!

  • Thank you, Carol.

    – Karen Havenaar

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyabout 4 years ago

    Wow! A real “step back in time”! What a marvellous work, Karen. The textures really add to the overall atmosphere of the scene. Very nicely done!

  • Thanks Mike. I liked the original shot already, but have discovered the joy of textures lately.

    – Karen Havenaar

  • Tania1403
    Tania1403about 4 years ago

    Brilliant work this looks fabulous! :-)

  • Thank you very much.

    – Karen Havenaar

  • Mike Oxley
    Mike Oxleyabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations, Karen! And you’re also one of our new featured members, too!



  • OMG! Really? Hm, stupid question :D
    Thanks Mike, my first submission to this group and already featured.

    – Karen Havenaar

  • Dorothy Thomson
    Dorothy Thomsonabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful image………many congratulations on your feature :-)

  • Thank Dorothy.

    – Karen Havenaar

  • MarianBendeth
    MarianBendethalmost 4 years ago

    Amazing!! Your treatment really made it come from the pages of an old book found in an old book store!! Brava!

  • Thank you!
    It’s an amazing event, if you ever come to Piemonte in June it’s something you shouldn’t want to miss.

    – Karen Havenaar

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