Civil War Reenactment 2012 | Willamette Mission State Park

Back in July I went to the Civil War Reenactment at Willamette Mission State Park. This was my 3rd reenactment and each year I enjoy going more and more. My main focus this year was the camp life rather then the battles. I have seen the fighting enough the previous years and while it is always exciting, I prefer getting to know the people that take on the roles around the camp.

I guess you can say it was a little bit of a break from tradition in a way. I also broke another tradition that I have after going to the reenactment.. the processing. Up to this point I have used the same method for processing my images which creates an almost warm monotone image with an emphasis on the reds in the scene. You can see what I am talking in about in my past posts here. This time around I decided to try single image HDR processing. These images have an almost painterly feel to them.

For the techies out there I used Nik Software's HDR Efex Pro 2 and a custom preset to create the images. For those who have no idea what I just said, then please excuse my jibber-jabber and please carry on! Remember that you can click each photo to see it larger. Now go and enjoy! :D

**UPDATE** Thank you everyone for stopping in and checking out my photos. Because of so many requests I have created a new blog post showing how I created the images and included the preset that I created for free download. Go here to check it out!