Saturday, November 14, 2015

Re-enactment Time in Florida

Now that the weather is starting to cool off a bit (really?), it's time to check out the Civil War & Seminole War re-enactments in Florida.   Some of the smaller ones have already happened (not sure how they made it through the battles let alone the day in those wool uniforms & long, high neck dresses in the late heat we have been experiencing lately).  

We made it to one of the newer Civil War re-enactments last weekend.  This one was at the Florida Horse Park  in Ocala. It was the re-enactment of the Ocklawaha River Raid.  

There are always great photo opportunities with the various uniforms and period clothing, plus the camps are full of items to shoot.  The battles are not always easy to shoot but capturing a blast from a muzzle or cannon is always a fun challenge! 

Once the holidays are over the re-enactments will be going just about every weekend through the spring.  I highly recommend these as a low cost way to spend some time outside, learn a little history ( the participants are full of info and love to share) and get some great photo opportunities, all over Florida.   Be prepared to walk a lot as the encampments at some of these are very big!

The FL Re-enactors website has the schedule of most of these events.  Check it out. 

If you are interested in the above images and many others, please click on over to my website. 

That is all for now!


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