Friday, April 25, 2008

Skywatch Friday (Battle Skies)

It's Skywatch Friday, and Southern belles anxiously watch the action as skies above the battlefield fill with smoke. The Battle of Selma reenactment was held last weekend and gave attendees an authentic demonstration of American Civil War battle tactics, fashion and lifestyle. The reenactment is held at Riverside Park where many soldiers in the actual 1865 battle fled or even swam across the Alabama River to escape.

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36 comments:

D Herrod said...

Nice

Sandy's Notes said...

I love watching reinactments. This is agreat catch of the ladies, the war, the sky!

mirage2g said...

Wow! I'v watched this reenactment on TV, your photo makes it more appealling!

Seems the ladies are also sky watching....=)

nina said...

What days those must've been!
And a lovely day to be under sunny skies!
Great photos! Really enjoy your site.
Nina at Nature Remains

quintarantino said...

If I'm allowed I'll just say yours is the best SWF I've seen 'til the moment by.
And I've seen them all from number 1 to yours!

Carla said...

Very interesting and unique Sky Watch photo! Thanks for visiting my site.

ft. lauderdale daily photo said...

All the elements are just perfect in this photo. Really nice.

Tanya said...

I like the way you captured this! I love going to reinactments. My boys love to hear the canons go off!

lv2scpbk said...

Nice color on the dresses.

Jubilo said...

Dear Miss Selma ,
It was very enjoyable meeting and speaking to you for a few moments at the Battle of Selma . Andy ( my 16 year old partner ) , would enjoy seeing a photo of BATTLEFIELD BALLADEERS to use to impress the girls at home . Your photos are superb !
all for the old flag,
David Corbett

RAMOSFOREST.ENVIRONMENT said...

Beautiful reenactment shot.

Anemone said...

So romantic...

Small City Scenes said...

Very nice. I love the Southern Belles but i am glad we don't have to dress like that. MB

Rambling Round said...

I appreciate all your visits and comments. The Battle of Selma lends excellent photo opportunities as well as history lessons!

Jubilo, I was glad to meet the "Yankee" who sings and plays some of our "Lost Cause" songs. But, then it was a Yankee who wrote "Dixie" as well as "Old Dan Tucker!" I have that photo waiting to post.

Thanks for visiting.

SandyCarlson said...

My husband is a Civil War buff, and he has brought me and our daughter to many re-enactments. These historians do a good job of reminding us of what struggle is all about. This is a great photo. God bless.

Daniel J Santos said...

excellent moment, well done.

Anna said...

It is amazing how the smoke fills the air. I really like that you got the ladies in the foreground.

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Absolutly fantastic SWF-photo. I love it. Wow!

Per Stromsjo said...

Promoting knowledge of history is important so any way to make it fun and exciting sounds just great.

Mike said...

An intriguing photo!

Lyn said...

wow very nice great sw have a great weekend

Abraham Lincoln said...

I am really impressed with this photo and the actors who wear those dramatic costumes. It makes a beautiful Sky Watch post.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Thank you for posting this shot today.. it really is nice.

Tom

Quiet Paths said...

Very unique and interesting. And colorful! This is a great SWF photo!

Chris said...

Greetings from Nashville!
I wanted to let you know I stopped by and have been enjoying your photos!

Please excuse that I'm cutting and pasting this comment, but since my right arm (my writing arm!) is still in a sling, typing is pretty difficult, so I really haven't been able to make comments.

Have a great weekend!
Chris

Champ Townboy said...

What beautiful, gorgeous, and wonderful looking women!! The sky is nice too! LOL

Seriously, your photos are always so perfect!! I love 'em!

The Texican said...

I'm sure in Selma General Forrest wins. Nice photo. Yeeee Haaaaw! That's a Rebel yell in case you couldn't tell.

Rambling Round said...

Hi there, Texican!
Oh no, no, no! This is history re-enacted! The Yankees win yet again! While the reenactors try to be as authentic as possible, in this case, there just aren't enough equine reenactors to constitute the cavalries on both sides, so they have to add more infantry.
Thanks for visiting.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Very nice I would love to go see something like this.

John said...

Very unique Sky Watch photo today!

Me & my puppies said...

great picture and post

dot said...

I've always wanted to attend a reenactment but have never had the chance. Very nice shot!

raf said...

Great post today, Ramblin'. Looks to be a fine annual event to reenact a troubled time in our history.

pts said...

so excellent.thanks for visiting my blog.

Petunia said...

Romantic and beautiful:)

Petunia's ABC

Lessie said...

This looks so authentic! Makes me grateful for my capris and sandles. :)