Saturday, July 14, 2007

Saturday Photo Scavenger Hunt - Shadows

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Gettysburg Pickett's Charge
For this week, TNChick, gave us the Photo Hunter theme of "Shadows". Even though I used this picture recently in one of my slideshows for my post on The Battle of Gettysburg, I thought it might be nice to use it again.

This pictures shows shadows across the fields where Pickett's Charge took place on July 3rd, 1863 - land that stretched three-quarters of a mile from Seminary Ridge near Spangler's Woods where the Confederates were staged to Cemetery Ridge where the Army of the Potomac waited.

Commander of the Confederate Army General Robert E. Lee ordered a full frontal attack on the Union troops and 12,000 to 15,000 Southerners led by Major General George E. Pickett charged across this very field towards the Union center . The plan proved disastrous, however as only 5,000 Southerners survived the charge and shortly afterwards Lee retreated to Virginia ending the Battle of Gettysburg, the bloodiest battle of the Civil War.

As one of the darkest days in the history of our country, shadows across this field seem only fitting.


28 comments:

  1. Cool colours!

    Mine's up too.

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  2. Linda! Thats a great photo for this weeks theme! I didnt care that we've seen it before...I think its perfect! Thanks so much for visiting my twin shadow...I so appreciate your visits

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  3. Wow...nice capture! Great shadow is cast! :)

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  4. Beautiful photo! Wonderful choice for this week's theme. :) Just lovely. :)

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  5. amber fields of grain...beautiful!!

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  6. What a wonderful photo for the theme, it's a very beautiful photo.

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  7. great shot of the field..beautiful

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  8. Fantastic shadow cast over the fields. Great choice for this week. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. fascinating post. Looking at the scene it must have been like shooting fish in a barrel for the union artillery and infantry. Now wonder the losses were so high. Happy weekend

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  10. What a beautiful photo and especially a fitting tribute to those soldiers.
    I keep telling myself that I need to take a little drive up to Gettysburg for photos- you've given me the inspiration to do so.
    Thanks for visiting!

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  11. Shadows over the field of heroism?

    Great take on this week's theme.

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  12. Great post for this week.

    Happy Weekend.

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  13. great shot! take care =D

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  14. Hi Linda, Thanks for sharing some history and showing this photo with shadows.Glad you came by today. Baba

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  15. i love the colors :-)

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  16. I think that's the biggest shadow I have seen for the theme! Great picture!

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  17. Wow...very inspiring picture, Linda. You have a way of capturing the spirit of that awful day in such a way that we can almost feel it by looking at the photo. May something like that NEVER happen again on U.S. soil.

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  18. i love to see the sites from the war of northern agression as well...

    smiles, bee

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  19. What a stunning photo for such a tragic site. Thank you.

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  20. Nice brief on the location and the shadow is real big. Very nice shot for the shadow theme. Have a nice weekend! http://crizlai.blogspot.com/2007/07/photo-hunters-shadow_14.html

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  21. That is a lovely picture and interesting information too. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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  22. Picture and a story with it as well. V cool!
    thanks for dropping by!

    Pearl

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  23. After being "forced" to watch the movie "Glory," I have sworn to never again watch another movie pertaining to war! That one did me in for all time in it's sheer brutality and bigotry. But I will admit I learned more watching Gettysburg than I ever did in a book...
    I can watch blood, guts and gore in a Stephen King movie, etc., because I know it's not real, but when I tried to watch the beginning of "Saving Private Ryan," I had to leave the room...it just hurts my heart too much.
    Your posts like this are so wonderful because they make us remember. Keep up the good work!!!

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  24. That's a wonderful shot of a very historic place. thanks for sharing the background for non-Americans like me.

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  25. Great job on this one! That photo is beautiful. :)

    Great choice for the theme.

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  26. Sorry I wasn't able to visit you last week. Hope you don't mind that I make it up this late.

    That's a spectacular view. Thanks for sharing its interesting background.

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