Saturday, 20 June 2009

Sealed Knot

The Sealed Knot (English Civil War re-enactment people) came to town today and these are some of the pictures that I took.
It was very noisy with cannon and musket and lots of shouting and screaming and I thought at first it was all a bit silly, but by the end I really enjoyed it and appreciated just what they do.
My main problem in taking these photo's was the backgrounds.
They were mainly brightly coloured security fencing, modern dressed members of the public, cars and vans etc. It was hard cutting them out.

The weather was grey and breezy with a max temp of 17c and a couple of rain showers and very little sun but still I managed to get a sunburned head!!

7 comments:

CherryPie said...

What a great set of photos, the colours have come out really well and I am impressed at how you managed to get rid of all the modern day stuff.

JPT said...

CherryPie:
Thanks - you're too kind as always!

Prospero said...

Jim, you did a great job with these photos. I can see a van and some stuff in the last shot, but it's such a good shot that I would have included it too.

The smoke and the costumes look great. I guess it's not every day the English civil war comes to town and you sure were up to the task.

Kelly said...

...pretty amazing that all these volunteers get together to re-enact the fighting. Very cool...and beautiful photos. I like the smoke hanging in the air around the canons in the last photo. I guess they've studied how they fought at that time extensively...

Elaine said...

Very nice series of photos. I think you did very well on them. I especially like the first shot.

holdingmoments said...

You caughthe action really well.
Good shot of the bloke on the horse.

richard said...

I envy You. Great images from the past. Men are children always, huh.