Largest Civil War Battle Reenactment West of the Mississippi!

  • November 10, 2012 · 9:00 AM
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http://www.civilwaralliance.com/CWA/Moorpark1.html

 

Featuring stars from Gettysburg and Gods and Generals:

Bruce Boxleitner as General Longstreet

David Carpenter as Colonel Devin & Chaplain Tucker Lacey

Andy Prine as General Garnett

patrick Gorman as General John Bell Hood

As well as:

Peter Sherayko, Tombstone

Phil Spangenberger, Wild West Tech

Marty Kove, Karate Kid, Wyatt Earp, Rambo

 

Buy tickets online to save.

$17 at the door $15 online. $5  online with Bill Me Later.

To buy tickets online.

http://civilwarbattle.festivalsetup.com/

LOOKS LIKE THEY REMOVED BILL ME LATER AS PAYMENT OPTION.

No info about parking cost so it could be free.

 


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  • Chris F.

    Editing is where most people have a problem, knowing where to begin and where to stop . and what to do in between.

    November 12, 2012

    • Chris F.

      Ansel Adams pretty much said the same thing

      November 12, 2012

    • Ken L.

      And Eugene - and Ansel Addams - are exactly right.

      I do recording engineering as well, and it's the same thing. From the time that you start setting up the microphones, getting the drums, bass, guitars, whatever right, you have to start thinking about the final mix. You have to do this with the emotional and artistic vision in mind. If you don't, you're probably gonna be lost.

      Same thing with photos. What is the end result going to be like? What are you going to do to the image? That's why I say that composition is really one of the most difficult things. And it goes hand in hand with editing, as editing is part of the artistic vision.

      November 12, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Did anyone seen any of the guests on the list above? I saw one actor and he is not even on the list.

    November 12, 2012

    • Cecelia

      I saw 1 but he's not on the list --had a band aid on his nose..... Can't recall his name (googled list) he's a veteran character actor I think. I'll post the pic later. Ugh, the poor guy prob had a skin lesion removed...

      November 12, 2012

    • Ken L.

      I didn't see any actors, didn't go out of my way to, and probably wouldn't know them if I had seen them, sorry.

      November 12, 2012

  • Brewster

    The greatest event so far I have attended.

    November 12, 2012

  • Cecelia

    editing was a challenge, and I had fun experimenting with LR4 --wow, i sure have a lot to learn! --love it!!! :)

    November 12, 2012

  • Cecelia

    Had a great time! Stayed in aperture priority mode the entire time --yay-- Really challenging & fun! In awe of the photos everyone has uploaded so far... mine are a work-in-progress :)

    November 11, 2012

  • Cecelia

    Had a really good time! Really well organized & everyone was very friendly--great event! I'm completely blown away by the photos uploaded so far---WOW, really great work! --for me this was more of a lesson of getting to know my camera lol. I took a zillion shots (650-ish), ---MAYBE a couple are "ok"--when my card filled up, I pulled out my iphone and continued shooting :)

    November 11, 2012

  • Chris F.

    I'm going to give some general comments on shooting themes like this . Do not over sharpen the image, try not to add effects that didnt exist in 1860, dont crop too tight or too close, they didnt have that capability in 1860. Try to think like a photographer from the period and see thru those eyes.

    1 · November 11, 2012

  • Ken L.

    Hey, I hope everyone had a good time. A cold wind started up a bit before 3pm, but no matter. Lots of fun!! Great opportunities for period portraiture in the camps and elsewhere as well as obviously battles. I've posted my photos already, and look forward to seeing what others have done.

    1 · November 11, 2012

    • Geoff

      I've been to a couple. While the reenactors here are good, back east (Alabama, Georgia) I met individuals who were actually portraying their great, great grandfathers, carrying equipment and wearing clothes passed down for generations. They take it quite seriously down there.

      November 11, 2012

    • Ken L.

      They do in West Virginia as well, and they take the whole lineage and Confederate/Union thing seriously as well.

      I was with someone with the last name of Burnside, and when someone on the Confederate side was told her last name, he visibly made a quick distasteful sort of face.

      November 11, 2012

  • Ken L.

    Cool. Well-organized, fascinating, with the ability to wander freely through the camps and during drills. Music, battles, Gettysburg Address, and other events add to the fun. The reenactors frequently talk with others, telling them more detail about the muskets, cannons, camping equipment, and of course the time period and battles.

    November 11, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great opportunities to shot period portraiture.

    November 10, 2012

  • Lany

    anyone coming from Pomona area need to carpool?

    November 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Question for Jenny:
    Since you been there before how is the orientation of the bleachers? Do people sitting on the bleacher looking at the back of one group and front of the other group (the far away group) or both groups meeting in the center in front of the bleachers?

    November 9, 2012

    • larry a.

      but get there early...things change...just stay away from the back of the cannons. find a spot where they meet head on in the middle so you see bot sides...have fun buddy

      November 10, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks.

      November 10, 2012

  • larry a.

    It doesn't matter what lens you have even if its only a 50mm. or whatever zoom you have. There are moments all around some not as strong as others. The battle scene is on a large field with hundreds of actors moving about...very realistic. the further OUT you to try to reach the more panoramic your scene becomes. Don't worry about your GEAR...use what you have and just have FUN. Don't be so technical...shoot what you can don't try so hard to get the perfect image...you can do that at home. JUST CAPTURE THE MOMENT...relax. HAVE FUN...click one for me!

    November 9, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Get your lazy bum ass to the event and shoot with us....

      1 · November 9, 2012

    • larry a.

      Your in good hands with Eugene...if you need help with anything ask him...He is my walking encyclopedia on photography...The VEGGIE Kid

      November 9, 2012

  • Cecelia

    newbie here... i have a[masked]mm kit lens, so that may not work well for the battle shots right? --might go on Sunday if it rains Sat. & just shoot what i can... :)

    November 8, 2012

    • Natasha

      do we have to take a sit or we will be able to move around to shoot?

      November 9, 2012

    • Brewster

      Do we need to bring tripod?

      November 9, 2012

  • Ken L.

    I will probably be there a little bit late, between 10-11am, but already purchased tix and will be there.

    November 9, 2012

  • Brewster

    Yeah.. Looks like raining on Saturday. How about doing it on Sunday instead if Saturday? Same time.

    November 8, 2012

    • rick S.

      Thanks Eugene!

      November 9, 2012

    • Ken L.

      http://www.weather.co...­
      No rain there.

      http://www.wundergrou...­ No rain there either. It says, "Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 63F. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph."

      November 9, 2012

  • Geoff

    As to cameras/lenses, for those who have not been to a reenactment, nor to the one in Moorpark, there is plenty of opportunity to get great shots regardless of lens reach. If not panoramic, "up-close" battle reenactments, then Civil War era street photography in and around the camps, with reenactors in period costume, weaponry, etc. It will be a great photo shoot opportunity.

    1 · November 9, 2012

  • Brewster

    This will be my first shooting in action. I have only 2 cams. w/c I sm not sure if these work. A Canon D600 with 2 lenses (15-55 mm & a[masked] mm) A Panasonic FZ200 with 24X zoom ,[masked]mm.
    Better than point & shoot. :-)

    November 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I don't think it is going to rain Saturday or Sunday. Maybe some clouds in the morning on Saturday.

    1 · November 9, 2012

    • Cecelia

      awesome, i'll be there! :)

      November 9, 2012

    • Brewster

      OK Eugene, I can do it on Saturday. Same as the original plan. Be at Roscoe/Sepulveda at 8:00AM

      November 9, 2012

  • Stephaine

    Does anyone know the link to the Bill Me Later discount? I don't see it on the Rotary Club event page. Thanks

    November 9, 2012

  • Chris F.

    You might get better images in the rain or right after if they still hold the event in the rain. It would look more authentic

    2 · November 8, 2012

    • larry a.

      get a large ziplock bag...on the other side of the zip snip the corners just enough to get the straps in to secure the camera. Put the camera in from the zip side and put straps in & fasten the strap get the lens cap an draw a circle where the lens is and cut out. Put the lens hood on and secure with a rubber band on the plastic to keep the water out do the same where you snipped for the strap. Cut an opening for the eyepiece and fasten with rubber band...it's sealed.

      November 8, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Galoshes .... something to keep the wet and mud off yr shoes and socks. Not something most of us in SoCal own! Rain boots, slickers, huh?

      November 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    MORE than battle field. Fun to shoot settlers, ppl who run the stores, camps, the clothes, the tents.

    MONOPOD if you have one. Hard to use a tripod, so monopods are IDEAL!

    If you are big and strong and wanna carry lots of gear, fine. Otherwise, 1 camera w/zoom lens, flash for night (or fill for daylight). Prepare for rain and MUD and cold. BRING FOOD and water, cos what they have is expensive and crap. Lots of junk food from vendors. Sandwiches and pizza slices. Plus booze. Dinner (bring cash, usually cost about $10) and free dance. Awhile since I was there. They had more food options than most Civil War events. Maybe public bathrooms unlocked. Sometimes ONLY porta-potties. Who knows?

    GETS cold at night, so bring warm clothes. The coldest event I've gone to. Maybe stop at entrance to buy fresh fruit and veggies. It's a real farm. They sell what they grow. I would have done that, but I went w/reenactor who never stops there.

    Ok, HAVE FUN!

    2 · November 9, 2012

  • Geoff

    According to the event poster, gates open at 10 AM, both days. Where exactly is the meetup to occur at 9? Today's weather report says most of the rain, if it rains, will occur before 10. I'm planning to go, rain or shine.

    November 9, 2012

  • Brewster

    I don't see any group that meet there in Sunday.

    November 8, 2012

  • Brewster

    @ Cecilia: is there a group that meet on Sunday?

    November 8, 2012

  • Chris F.

    Wimpy shooters never get the good images

    November 8, 2012

  • Brewster

    Hey Eugene I'm not sure where you are coming from so I will be on the right side of the street.

    November 5, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      You can have a guest as long as it does not rain. Otherwise I am going on Sunday. Same time.

      November 8, 2012

    • Natasha

      yes, Eugene me too, if it rains i go on Sunday

      November 8, 2012

  • Natasha

    it seems that it will be raining on Saturday. If it will be raining i am going on Sunday

    November 8, 2012

  • LarryM

    The website says that the gates open at 10am.

    November 3, 2012

  • Ronald K.

    I'm coming for Anaheim Hills looking to Car poll?????

    November 3, 2012

  • Brewster

    I might need ride from Van Nuys & Ventura Blvd. anyone?

    September 1, 2012

    • Brewster

      Ok Roscoe & 405.

      October 26, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Great! Be there at 8am. If anyone else wants to carpool be there too.

      October 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Tickets are $17 / $15 purchase online / $12 groups of +20 people purchase online

    October 20, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      If you buy with Pay Me Later you get $5 back.

      October 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I might need ride from Santa Monica, across st from the 10 frwy. PLS lemme know if I can ride! Also, night-time dance, dinner, and other fun gatherings. I wear authentic costume. I've gone in the past w/neighbor, but stays over. PLS MSG ride, thnx!

    August 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Correct it is roped off but you will be allowed to stand by the ropes.
    If you look at the pictures on the site (EXIF) some of them are taken with wide angle. But from experience at least 300mm needed to reach action on the other side.

    July 24, 2012

  • larry a.

    it is roped off...bring the biggest zoom you have it is quite a ways out

    July 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have never been to this one but others allow to get really close.
    Bleacher sitting is extra cost.
    The problem is that no matter where you are standing you would need 24mm to 300mm because the field is very large and action is going all over the field at the same time. 2 cameras recommended. You will not have time to change lenses. You don't want to change lenses in the field anyway because of the dust. If you have one of those superzooms it would make a lot of sense to use it.

    July 24, 2012

  • larry a.

    Everything else outside of the show is approachable

    July 24, 2012

  • larry a.

    Joe it is closed off during the battle scene...there are bleachers to sit if you want to wait an hour just sitting.

    July 24, 2012

  • Galen

    I know for safety reason we can't get too close, but does anyone who has shot this event know how close can spectators get to the action, and how freely can we move around the battle to get pics?

    July 24, 2012

  • Chris F.

    Whats the ticket price?

    July 24, 2012

  • Chris F.

    Wierd but kinda cool.

    July 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Update:
    Apparently Bruce Boxleitner has been doing it for 7 years in a row. At least is that what he told me and if nothing comes up he will be there. And I hope all the other actors show up. It should the great event as long as it does not rain.

    July 21, 2012

  • Brewster

    Just thinking that the war happened before my eyes.:-)

    June 27, 2012

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