Petersburg Battlefield

I went to the Petersburg National Battlefield Park this morning if for no other reason than to just get out of the house and make myself take some photos. I didn't take all that many, as it isn't really the most photogenic of parks, but I'm satisfied with what I got.


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Cannon with caisson.


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The Dictator. Siege gun used by the Union Army (more info here).


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Dictator detail.


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Smaller cannon at one of the Confederate Batteries.


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Obligatory shot down the muzzle. I would have one of the Dictator, but it's plugged.


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Ruins of the kitchen and slave quarters of the Taylor Farm. More info on the site here. This was just a standard landscape until I got it into Lightroom and realized that the composition was similar to some of the photos I have seen from the 1860's. Thankfully the clouds made the shot perfect for some creative filter use.


In retrospect, I'm glad I forced myself out today. Some of these aren't half bad.