Back to the Siege for Week 22. It’s always fun carrying around classic or strange cameras it always makes for an interesting conversation piece especially when I’m out and around using it. These shots are mostly from around the fort and camps not of actual battles since a TLR takes a bit of effort to use and battles happen fairly fast, event during a war of 1812 reenactment. But despite the rain and mud I still brought it along and ran some HP5 through it to give that nice classic look.

Project:52 - Week 22
The Saturday Morning Parade

Project:52 - Week 22
Breakfast! Yes, some people even shy off modern conveniences and cook their food over an open fire.

Project:52 - Week 22
One of the seven blockhouses along the Fort Meigs Wall.

Project:52 - Week 22
Ewan enjoys a morning Pipe before the skirmish. This actually is my personal favourite shot from the TLR shots.

Project:52 - Week 22
Another blockhouse. This one serving as the billet for the 41st Regiment of Foot. During the war the blockhouses were never used to house troops, they all slept in tents, while the blockhouses were dedicated solely to the defense of the fort.

Project:52 - Week 22
A British Canon, one of two used for the weekend. This was a 9 pound field gun, but during the actual siege the British used massive 24 pound siege guns they captured at Detroit.

Project:52 - Week 22
A friendly chess game.

Rolleiflex 2.8F – Carl Zeiss Planar 80mm 1:2.8 – Ilford HP5+

2 Comments

  1. Awesome backlit tones and shadow detail on the woman cooking.

    1. Author

      Thanks! The joys of reenacting is that when you’re camping out you wake up early with everyone else and get some excellent early morning light. Because the troops are starting to line up by 9am so late nights and early mornings are pretty much the norm.

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