canon 10d @ 200 iso
tamron 17-35mm f/2.8-4
This one is primordial and I like it a lot.
Matto, you've captured something ethereal here.
The Union soldier symbolizes the Union's version of the United States having won over a denied Confederate version of events by the sheer absense of a Grey, or Confederate, soldier within the scene.
Yet today, the collective realization is that of Red State America, roughly comprised of the same as those of the then Confederate states, and a Blue State America composed of mostly all the then (and now for that matter) Union States.
The Blue and Grey America of the Civil War era, with Blue (Union) winning out, may yet have battles to fight...
I see the two young'uns, one wearing a blue t-shirt, the other a red t-shirt, aiming their flintlocks at the 'nabbed' union soldier as a metaphor for today's simmering fight for states' rights vs. the federal government's rights.
Your photo does offer a clue of hope though Matto... perhaps this coming generation z of blue state/blue shirt america and red state/red shirt america may yet find unity of purpose and common cause by aiming at Washington D.C. instead of each another...
And in other news...Hurricane Dennis has hit florida.
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