Tackle It on Tuesday: Civil War Event Photos

My first camera was a Kodak Brownie, a sweet little film camera that I took to Outdoor Education Camp in the fifth grade. Since that time, I have owned many other cameras and have learned a lot about photography. A couple of weekends ago, our family attended a Civil War event at my favorite location just west of Yosemite. The location is absolutely beautiful!

On Saturday, one of the battles took place during twilight when the light was amazing. Since we are members of the group, I was able to gain access to hang out by a tree on the battlefield during this twilight battle to take pictures. I won't bombard you with a lot of photos, but I will share a few of my favorites:

 ISO 100, 55mm, f/4.0, 1/160 sec

ISO 100, 55mm, f/4.0, 1/160 sec

See what I mean? So incredibly beautiful here! 

 ISO 100, 55mm, f/4.0, 1/200 sec

ISO 100, 55mm, f/4.0, 1/200 sec

I had to include this photo because my son is in this one. He is the fourth one from the left.

 ISO 100, 200mm, f/5.6, 1/15 sec

ISO 100, 200mm, f/5.6, 1/15 sec

I haven't finished editing all of the photos I took that weekend, since I did take over 300 pictures. This is one reason why I take quite a few photos, so I might capture one like this...

 ISO 800, 85mm, f/4.2, 1/125 sec

ISO 800, 85mm, f/4.2, 1/125 sec

...or like this one...

 ISO 800, 145mm, f/5.0, 1/20 sec

ISO 800, 145mm, f/5.0, 1/20 sec

...and like this one.

So I didn't quite finish tackling all of the photos I intended to edit, but I did delete over 200 pictures. After editing about 20 pictures, I have another 50 to edit to finish this project. And I really need to finish editing these photos since I am going to be paid for some of them! Yay!

For this next week, I want to start going through some of our bookcases. This is just one of many full bookcases we have in our home.

 Time to unload some books!

Time to unload some books!

It has been a while since I have homeschooled little ones, so it is probably time for me to clear out some of my younger age books. But it is so hard for me to get rid of books! So I wonder how many books from this bookcase I can let go of? Be sure to check back next week...