Allen Calopisis  

The Cavalry by Allen Calopisis

May 2023 - The Cavalry

About the Image(s)

Taken at the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia, a reenactment of the Civil War Battle. This image was taken in 2014 and I have no data of the camera settings. Was edited in lightroom and On1 software.

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7 comments posted

Donna Sturla   Donna Sturla
It's really hard to see this image because it's so small. It doesn't appear to be in focus. But it certainly does make you think about the battles that were fought and how horrific they must have been. That picture is nine years old, will they have more re-enactments?
Well I took the liberty of putting your picture into Photoshop and made it larger. Then I took it into Topaz Sharpen AI and tried to put it more into focus. What do you think? It doesn't look that great just clicking on it here, it's too big. But when I did it in PS it looked pretty good.   Posted: 05/17/2023 20:22:25
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Maria Hansen   Maria Hansen
The black and white suits this image. It is small and hard to see however. I would have eliminated the stuff on the grass in the foreground.   Posted: 05/17/2023 21:02:20

Rich Krebs   Rich Krebs
It looks interesting but hard to see the detail.   Posted: 05/20/2023 14:20:22

Doug Wolters   Doug Wolters
The lack of detail is atmospheric. The version with Topaz AI looks over processed to me. Maybe it would work if only the faces were sharpened.   Posted: 05/20/2023 14:31:38
Donna Sturla   Donna Sturla
It's definitely over processed, I was just playing around with it. I think if a photo is really out of focus there's a limit to what you can do with it. When I made it larger, it added digital noise also.   Posted: 05/20/2023 17:24:45

Mark Aksoy   Mark Aksoy
A well-timed capture of a Civil War charge. Being in B&W gives it a vintage quality. But it is definitely too small to appreciate any detail. If you have a larger version of the image, you might try cloning out the posts in the foreground.   Posted: 05/21/2023 15:35:15

Diana Duffey   Diana Duffey
This image black and white captures the Civil War charge, but I agree with the other members that it lacks detail .   Posted: 05/26/2023 13:16:56