SOUTHERN STEEL II – AN INVITATION

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[Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 1101 Lebanon Road, Nashville, Tennessee, October, 2009]

The Annual Confederate Cemetery Tour will be held on Saturday, October 9, at Nashville’s Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

I would like to take this opportunity to invite any member of the JPG Family to attend as my guest. I am the guy selling the tickets, so please identify yourself when you arrive (if I don’t already know you). The offer includes members of your immediate family.

The Cemetery Tour offers a treasure trove of photo opportunities.

It takes about 75 minutes to complete the tour. The first group will begin the tour at 4:30 P.M., with successive groups beginning the tour at 15-minute intervals. The last group will begin the tour at 8:30 P.M. Come early for the best shots, and then get in line with a group whenever you would like to.

Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and a light jacket or sweater. You may wish to carry a flashlight if touring after dark.

I hope to see you there.

**********

I took this photo at last year’s tour. I like this photo because these boys – all in their teens – accurately depict the average Confederate soldier. Their uniforms are correct to a fault. And, they have a look of determination in their faces. The Cemetery Tour features dozens of soldiers and ladies in period costume.

Thank you for the spotlight, BB!

36 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (29 Sep 2010):

    Wish I could be there, but will be on my way home from Quebec. Perhaps next year! BTW..I love this shot. You did a better job of capturing serious faces that I did.

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (29 Sep 2010):

    Thanks for the invite a bit out of my neighborhood to attend so regretfully I will not attend, nice shot!

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (29 Sep 2010):

    I'll be with you in spirit Cap'n! Have a wonderful day. This image has such an historic feel about it, depicting, as you say, exactly how the young men would look in the day.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (29 Sep 2010):

    Will you be wearing a costume like them? If you are, I'm booking my flight right now! Cool shot of these handsome fellows.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (29 Sep 2010):

    an excellent B&W Richard,,interesting as always of course

  • Chris Sanford

    Chris Sanford (Deleted) gave props (29 Sep 2010):

    These guys ARE amazingly authentic, Dick - what a great photo!

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (29 Sep 2010):

    Wish I could be there.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (29 Sep 2010):

    They look so young to be fighting!! An excellent photo....I just wish I were able to attend the tour! If it wasn't held the day after Jimmy's 70th birthday, and if our daughter and grandkids weren't going to be here, then maybe............ You'll just have to make it up to me with a visit out west!!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (29 Sep 2010):

    I remember the wonderful pictures you took last year! I so so wish I could come!!!!!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (29 Sep 2010):

    This rocks, Richard! wish I could be there.

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz   gave props (29 Sep 2010):

    Richard, Nicely done!

  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (29 Sep 2010):

    Such serious looking young faces, but then they did look the same way back then! A fantastic capture!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (29 Sep 2010):

    An excellent shot...May you have a wonderful time again on this years tour!

  • Maria Mutch

    Maria Mutch (Deleted) gave props (30 Sep 2010):

    A great portrait, Richard! Cemetery tours are so fascinating --can't wait to see further pics!

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt said (30 Sep 2010):

    I am planning on being there Richard! I love this photo!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight said (30 Sep 2010):

    Thanks, everyone. Deb, I am looking forward to meeting you and yours.

  • Dhanny P

    Dhanny P (Deleted) gave props (30 Sep 2010):

    Great B&W photo... Sounds like a fun event to photograph

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (30 Sep 2010):

    Wonderful portrait!! This will be a fascinating tour, I'm sure!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (30 Sep 2010):

    I hope that it is a big success for you!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (1 Oct 2010):

    Classic B & W.

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight said (1 Oct 2010):

    Thanks everyone. The Tour is great fun, and I look forward to seeing some of you!

  • Gail Anderson

    Gail Anderson gave props (2 Oct 2010):

    as always... great shot. as you know, we would LOVE to be there... but alas, not this year. enjoy!

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (2 Oct 2010):

    Such a wonderful portrait of these fine reenactors, Richard! The second one from the left looks just llike my cousin, Tommy. Dave and I both would love so much to be there....as you know Dave crafts muzzleloader rifles, the Kentucky Longrifles, for reenactors. Magnificant portrait!! Wishing you a wonderful time. Soon I hope we'll make it down South again!!

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (2 Oct 2010):

    Fantastic, Richard!:)

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (3 Oct 2010):

    Oh wish I could go! I'm taking November off so if there's anything then...

  • Wallace Jones

    Wallace Jones   gave props (3 Oct 2010):

    great capture of a classic scene!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (3 Oct 2010):

    A wonderful shot, Dick! I wish we lived just a little closer so we could make it.

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (6 Oct 2010):

    Wonderful..

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (7 Oct 2010):

    EXcellent!

  • Steven Schutz

    Steven Schutz gave props (7 Oct 2010):

    What a motley crew of bad A$$es...lol...great photograph...LOVE it..

  • Alexandru Iedu

    Alexandru Iedu gave props (8 Oct 2010):

    Great captured ...

  • Marco Martinez

    Marco Martinez gave props (17 Oct 2010):

    Excellent light and tones. The conversion to mono is very effective. Love it.

  • jan-louise haller

    jan-louise haller gave props (19 Oct 2010):

    WONDERFUL RICHARD !

  • Robin Perkins

    Robin Perkins gave props (24 Feb 2011):

    fun, great shot

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