As a reenactor I rarely get the chance to go out and photograph the battle demonstrations that I participate in, and pretty much never get to be out in the middle of the battle with a camera. But when fellow reenactor and friend Phil started to invite me out to his birthday tactical event at Olde Fort Erie, I thought this would be a great chance to be able to get right up close with the guys shooting. So for a couple of rounds of play I shot my trusty F3 and got right up close in the action. Because people like us are all sorts of crazy, because going out in near and below freezing to let loose and have fun with our hobby is nothing short of crazy, especially sleeping in an unheated, uninsulated stone blockhouse. During the day it wasn’t so bad a couple layers of wool and you kept moving around you’ll be just fine, the evenings we spent watching historic films in the heated visitor’s centre, but the nights…yeah, freezing our collective balls off (expect for the two in the kitchen with the fire). But despite all that…it was a great time. Plus Fort Erie looks all sorts of pretty in the winter.