Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Antietam - Bloodiest Day on American Soil - iPhone imagery


The Antietam Battleground in Maryland was the bloodiest day of the Civil War with over 24,000 men dead upon the rolling farmland photographed here.  These are from my iPhone, using "Instagram" textures (instagram is a free app and very easy to use).  

The National Park Service has done a wonderful job with preserving this historic place.  Over the course of the next few weeks, I hope to be able to put some of my thoughts and feelings into poetic form.  I have many photos to share from my Canon (my real camera) as well.

It was a three day trip, driving through beautiful Virginia (I so LOVE Lexington, Va) and my first time in Maryland.  I will go back as I saw numerous quaint o-l-d towns I want to explore.  

I am linking this to Rural Thursdays and Friday's Fences.  
































20 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

really beautiful shots. you should link up to friday's fences later this afternoon with this post.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Simply amazing, Margaret. The shot of the flower entangled canon against the brooding clouds is nothing short of a work of art.

Kim, USA said...

Such beautiful scenery, love it!

Kim,USA

Jan n Jer said...

Wow...awesome pics!

Buttons said...

Incredible shots. B

Rose said...

Oh, wow, some wonderful photographs...enjoyed them all but really have may favorites, too...notice that is plural. And a couple of them include fences.

Carletta said...

A really BEAUTIFUL series of shots!

Brian Miller said...

been there...walked those fields...it is always solemn to me....my son got his head stuck int he spokes of a canon wheel...

and you were 37 miles from me in lexington...we go to the drive in there...

Beth said...

oh, my goodness .. i can not pick a favorite. you really out did yourself here. wow!! i love your header shot as well. thank you for sharing with us. enjoy your weekend. take care. (:

Nancy Claeys said...

Gorgeous captures. I visited Antietam in 1999, but unfortunately, was not in photographer mode and didn't get many photos. Thank you for sharing at RT this week. xoxo

Tanya said...

such beautiful photos! we haven't visited there yet but i'm sure we'll get up there eventually :)

forgetmenot said...

Margaret, Great photos!! I'm sure you already have many thoughts "spinning" through your mind for poems using these pictures as inspiration-they would lend themselves well to some deep and beautiful words. What a lovely and interesting 3 day trip you must have had--a beautiful part of the country to drive through. Have a great weekend. Mickie :)

Susan said...

Wow, I'm amazed. Such beautiful photos of an extraordinary historical area. Awesome!

Terri Buster said...

Absolutely beautiful photos- fantastic!

Pat said...

Wonderful series of great photos!

edenhills said...

Your pictures are incredible~postcard perfect!

Friko said...

These are splendid images and I love the way you have played with them.

Marie said...

Incredible photos of a really moving and stirring place. The Civil War Battlefields are always so hauntingly lovely and sad. And I adore your header photo too!

Ginnie said...

Wonderful use of Instagram, Margaret. You're making me want to go back to explore the state of my birth. I lived there only the first year of my life so I have basically no memories...except for the couple times I have visited since.

Hannah said...

This is an amazing collection Margaret!! I love how you've treated them...some grainy, tinted and I love the ones that look like oil paintings. Wheat and the length of fence are my favorites!! It is going to be so hard to pick one to write about!! SO many greats!