There’s only one word to describe the scope of this reenacting fail…epic….
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A picture is worth a thousand words. No comment needed.
He possibly didn’t understand that he was to shoot a rifle and not a camera.
Yep, that is an epic fail. However, it comes nowhere close to the Ohio re-enactors posing on the steps of the State House with the Star Wars re-enactors… that is an EPIC fail.
In case you forgot that particular low point in re-enacting… here it is: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/04/11/135318484/odd-photo-of-the-day-star-wars-fans-and-civil-war-reenactors
Remember, just trying to help.
You guys weren’t aware of the lazer death ray developed in the closing days of the conflict?
I agree epic fail, Nikon came out with the digital in 1865, not ’64. That guy should be using the old school 34. What a farb.
Ah yes, the .40 caliber Digital LeMat.
At least his aim was decent.
Its even more ridiculous because that photo was obviously taken after the mandatory “shoot at the birds” aiming directive went out. ……..that was the death knell.
The legendary Jonah Begone also has a similar picture of his son and some funny comments left by others about it at: http://wesclark.com/jw/engadget_comments.html
Whereas this is a fail I don’t consider it epc.
However, repeated use of overweight “Confederates” is epic in my book.
Bad impressions (reenactorisms) with some of the soldiers including two pair of gray jeans-cloth trousers to go with the camera. And nice barrel leather wrap to keep the guy from burning his hands, like they had those back then. This is the sort that gives the historically detailed living historian a bad name.
At least he’s pointing in the right direction!
How are you, General?
As the camera’s have gotten smaller this is being seen more and more as they can fit easily into a cartridge box. A colleague of mine has a great shot of an Iphone being used by a participant at a reenactment.
It makes for a great laugh though! I find the cell phones more offensive than the cameras.
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