The Wheatfield – Gettysburg Battlefield

The Wheatfield, Gettysburg Battlefield - Nikon D200 IR

The Wheatfield, Gettysburg Battlefield - Nikon D200 IR

Here’s another photo from my Gettysburg Battlefield in infrared series. A very simple image but there is something about the way the clouds echo the pattern of the fence that I like a lot. Sometimes simple repetition is all that’s needed to make a successful image. And, yes, I saw the cloud pattern and fence when I shot this, that’s why I shot it.

Texture Study – Gettysburg Battlefield

Texture Study, Devils Den Rocks, Gettysburg - D200 IR

Texture Study, Devils Den Rocks, Gettysburg - Nikon D200 IR

Here’s another one from the Gettysburg Infrared Series. I was over a couple of days ago and spent some time around Devils Den. The rocks are pretty amazing. I can remember, #*@$&! some years ago, climbing around the rocks, lost in a dream world. Lots of younger folks still find this great fun…I’ll just stay with taking photos for now.

I tried to capture the texture and scale of the rocks. Without a point of reference for scale, I used the clouds play up the size and contrast the rock texture. This works for me, may not be for everyone.

Top of Devils Den – Gettysburg Battlefield

Top of Devils Den, Little Roundtop in Background - Nikon D200 IR

Top of Devils Den, Little Round Top in Background - Nikon D200 IR

Here’s another in the Gettysburg Infrared Series. Shot this this morning from under the tree at the top of Devils Den. That’s Little Round Top in the background on the right. I like the feel of this one but I would like some different clouds in the sky. May have to keep this in mind for a re-shoot some time later in the spring.

Sherfy Barn – Gettysburg Battlefield

Sherfy Barn, Peach Orchard, Gettysburg Battlefield - IR, D200

Sherfy Barn, Peach Orchard, Gettysburg Battlefield - IR, D200

Here is a photo from what I think is going to turn into a long term project. The idea that taking photos of the Gettysburg Battlefield would be an overdone clich√© to say the least. But the idea of shooting Gettysburg in infrared sounded, at least to me, like something interesting. No, I’m not looking for ghosts…just thought that the format might yield some interesting images.

So here’s one of the images from a recent trip. I liked the juxtapostion of the fence posts and rails and the sky in the background. More Gettysburg IR images to come…