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 Posted: Mon Apr 17th, 2006 03:28 pm
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Hey guys,

I just got back Sunday from Gettysburg and DC.  I was in Washington on Friday and went to Ford's Theater for the anniversary of the assassination.  If you would like to see the photos from my trip I posted them on my site, http://www.virtualcivilwar.com but I made a fun gallery at this link:

Photos from Gettysburg and DC this past weekend

Mike

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Great shots Mike. I expect no less from you.

I'll be up there in 2 weeks. Thanks for wetting my appetite!

BTW: I mentioned your book to some people at the Gathering of Eagles event that I did last weekend. Hope it leads to some sales for ya!



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Thanks Mike!  We had such a great time, we both love it there so much.  I am jealous that you'll be there in a couple weeks!  The worst thing about Gettysburg is that long drive home!  Thank you also for talking about my book, I really appreciate your support!

Mike

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 Posted: Mon Apr 17th, 2006 07:18 pm
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indy,

Yeah, I go to Gettysburg often, but I had not been there since August.  As for changes, there are actually quite a few.  The main things are exactly what you stated, the trees off by the round tops, and the fence lines.  However, although I saw some new fences, there were also fences that were removed.  When I was there in August there was a fence right next to the Hancock wounding site, and that was removed.  But, the weirdest one that I was confused about, maybe someone here can help me on this, but there were so many cannons that were either completely removed, or just the cannon was taken off of the cariage.  There were literly dozens of missing cannon.  That was what struck me the most. 

If you would like to see more of my photos from Gettysburg, please feel free to check out my site, http://www.virtualcivilwar.com  Here is a direct link to the Gettysburg section if you like:

http://www.mikelynaugh.com/VirtualCivilWar/New/Gettysburg/Album1.htm

Mike

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Hi Virtual,

Great Pictures, as everyone else has already said.  I actually have a couple of technical questions for you.  What Type of camera did you use.  I noticed one was a Nikon CoolPix (I have the 3200 myself) and I was wondering if that was the camera you used for most of those or if you had another one and what you actually used to get such good shots. 

My wife is an old shutterbug and wants to get a good digital for her own use too.  I have to admit I like the Nikons.  My own film camera (seems like a 1851 Enfield compared to an M-16 compared to some of the digitals though) is a Pentax K1000.  Used to take really good pictures, but lately the film development places just haven't been doing a very good job with them.



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Hey Tim,

Sorry it took so long to reply.  As for what equipment I use, I have both a Canon Digital Rebel and a Nikon Coolpix 3200.  Most of what you see on that page was taken with the Canon, but that Nikon takes some amazing photos too.  I use it when I don't want to lug around my 30 lb camera bag. 

I am a press photographer (http://www.mikelynaugh.com) and live on my Digital Rebel, it's an amazing camera, and relitively speaking, it's not that expensive.  I have used Canon's since I got my first SLR back in '91, and would never use anything else, but for a small digital, in my opinion (I also worked at a camera shop for 7 years) nothing beats the little Nikon.

And for you Indy....great shots!  I moved away from VA last year and miss it so much.  You got some great photos that make me homesick!

Mike

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Hello all,

I have posted an essay on my trip to Gettysburg last weekend and a Photo Gallery page on my website: http://www.angelfire.com/ny5/pinstripepress/GBTRecap.htm



I don't have Mike's skills, but I tried. ;)

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Those are good too Michael, enjoyued the article as well.  Walking Pickett's Charge is definitley a must at Gettysburg, coming up to the Emittsburg Road always blows me away as I look up at the Union positon.



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Hey Mike,

Great shots!  It looks like you had a beautiful day too!  I love the fence post with the American flag on it.  Those are the shots that just happen and make the trip even more special.  When you go there you know you will be taking photos of monuments, but for me it's even more fun to search out those other little gems!  Great job!

Mike

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Thanks Mike. I just added a few more. It was easy to get carried away. 310 pics in 3 days was an all-time high for me. You guys probably use that in one photo shoot.



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