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 Posted: Tue Jul 25th, 2006 09:39 pm
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Hey guys,

I have been spending most of my free time updating my website and trying to improve it.  Last night I finished a two week project which was to update my section of original photos from the Civil War.  I personally cropped each photo, adjusted the contrast to make the image look as good as possible, made the thumbnails MUCH larger, and much larger enlargments when you click on those thumbnails.  Anyway, I figured you guys would appreciate the new section.  Feel free to let me know what you think!

http://www.mikelynaugh.com/VirtualCivilWar/New/Originals2/index.html

Mike

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 Posted: Wed Jul 26th, 2006 12:18 am
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Mike,

A wonderful addition to an aready excellent site. I really like the tooltips on the pictures so you know what they are without captions. Keep up the good work. I was wondering if you would give permission to print some of the photos for my personal collection, there are some I do not have?

Thanks for sharing the photos.

Shadowrebel (John)



 Posted: Wed Jul 26th, 2006 01:04 am
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Hey Shadowrebel,

Thank you very much for your compliments.  Feel free to enjoy the photos anyway you like.  I did the work so you guys (and myself) and enjoy the photographs and study them, and hopefully learn something new each time you look at them.  Thanks again for the compliments, I really appreciate it!

Mike



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 Posted: Wed Jul 26th, 2006 04:09 pm
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Indy,

Thank you very much for the compliments.  As for where did I get them, 99.9% of them were though the Library of Congress' website.  The other ones I got through the National Archive's website.  Yes the photographs are public domain, although technically I own the copyright to the adjustments done to the photographs.  I posted them though so people can enjoy them, and I don't have a problem with you downloading them.

I love the Trinity Church one too, I saw that one day walking around DC, there are history signs showing "From Civil War to Civil Rights" and it has that photo on it.  I searched for quite a while until I found the shot.  I love that one.

Also, since you love the yesterday and today theme, have you seen what I did with that theme in my book?  Check out my book if you get the chance, http://www.ghostsofthefield.com  I think you'll like that too!

Thanks again for the compliments, I really do appreciate it!

Mike

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 Posted: Wed Jul 26th, 2006 08:54 pm
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Mike.... what gives?

All the pictures are in black and white?

......;)

EXCELLENT job (as usual). You da' photo king!

ALSO - How come I had to pay 100's (and 100's) of dollars to VMI and MOC for my book cover photos - when I could have simply gone to you. :)

Last edited on Wed Jul 26th, 2006 08:57 pm by MAubrecht



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Mike....Another great job!  I am becoming a real fan of your work.  Thank you again for sharing these pics with us. Photos of  Headquarters at City Point sure brought back memories for me!! Many thanks again....Ulysses



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Ulysses, thank you very much for the compliments!  I have much more in mind for that site so keep an eye on it!

Mike, it is weird seeing all those B&W's on my site huh?  I was looking at all those thumbnails, then clicked over to the Gettysburg section and it made it look so much better!  The colors seemed so bright and vibrant after viewing the B&W's.  Oh, speaking of Gettysburg.....I am headed there again on Aug 11th so keep an eye out for the new update of photos!

Mike



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Mike:

I'm from Reynolds Battery L headquarted in Western New York. I just wanted to compliment you on your outstanding photos recently posted as well as your photos of Amherst and Mumford.  Thank you.

John



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Mike I just added your website to our Orange County Civil War round table newsletter .  I wanted to share your amazing photos with our members.  Thanks for posting them. 



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Hey John, thank you!  I hope I got some photos of you at either Amherst or Mumford!

Also, thank you Susan, I really appreciate that.  I enjoy sharing my photos with as many people as possible.  You should see the stats as to how my site is growing thanks to people like you!

Mike



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mike

Awsome site , only one problem do you have any pics from the western theatre Wilsons Creek , Pea Ridge ,Stones River ECt.  for some of us bushwakers, was cool to see the pics of fields i man never see kind of like a virtual tour.

 



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