Faces of the Civil War 3

Faces of the Civil War 3

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Ken Piros


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Faces of the Civil War 3

Civil war re-enactment - Hale Farm and Village - Cuyahoga Valley National Park

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  • s. sabine krause 25/08/2014 10:05

    a civil attitude and an incongruous smile, or so it seems… it makes me think of one of stephen crane's outstanding poems:

    "Do not weep, maiden, for war is kind.
    Because your lover threw wild hands toward the sky
    And the affrighted steed ran on alone,
    Do not weep.
    War is kind.

    Hoarse, booming drums of the regiment,
    Little souls who thirst for fight,
    These men were born to drill and die.
    The unexplained glory files above them,
    Great is the battle-god, great, and his kingdom —;
    A field where a thousand corpses lie.

    Do not weep, babe, for war is kind.
    Because your father tumbled in the yellow trenches,
    Raged at his breast, gulped and died,
    Do not weep.
    War is kind.

    Swift blazing flag of the regiment,
    Eagle with crest of red and gold,
    These men were born to drill and die.
    Point for them the virtue of the slaughter,
    Make plain to them the excellence of killing
    And a field where a thousand corpses lie.

    Mother whose heart hung humble as a button
    On the bright splendid shroud of your son,
    Do not weep.
    War is kind."
    (1896, 1899)

    greetings, sabine.
  • Mirjam Burer 24/08/2014 11:57

    pleasant man and friendly smile,
    in the whole series good and fitting colours Ken
    gr, Mirjam
  • Harold Thompson 23/08/2014 9:38

    Good portrait of the soldier
    :-)) Harold
  • Sue Thompson 23/08/2014 8:25

    a man who knows that he is, thankfully, only playing at war games. The action is purely acting.
    A superd protrait and that smile....it could well help to make the peace.

    :))
  • Adele Oliver 22/08/2014 22:39

    a moment away from the seriousness of war ... a great portrait of this smiling soldier ..... but what really gets my attention is the look from the bespectacled man in the left bottom corner :-))))
    greetings, Adele

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Camera NIKON D40
Lens AF-S DX VR Nikkor 55-300mm 4.5-5.6G ED
Aperture 5.6
Exposure time 1/250
Focus length 300.0 mm
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