Buddy Secor explains prize-winning photo
AN INTERVIEW WITH BUDDY SECOR
“Chancellorsville at Dawn” by Buddy Secor is the 2012 Civil War Trust Photography Contest Grand Prize Winner. In this interview, we asked Buddy about how he came to take this photograph and about his technique and photography secrets. See all the 2012 Photography Contest winners here »
“Chancellorsville at Dawn” by Buddy Secor – our 2012 Grand Prize winning photo
Civil War Trust: Tell us more about how you captured this magnificent photo of the Chancellorsville Battlefield.
Buddy Secor: I have been to this site [Fairview] several times. On this occasion I was shooting photos for possible use by the Fredericksburg, Virginia area National Park Service. I have volunteered my time for many other photos that they have used in their education materials. I especially love taking pictures at this site, as the sunrises coming up over the horizon are often spectacular. On this particular morning, I was actually disappointed by the cloudless sky, but when I arrived in the before dawn dark, I noticed a heavy fog laying low in the field. It was very surreal and gave an impression of a smoky battlefield.
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