As I dug up some images from past trips over the last week, I was reminded of the impact that I felt visiting the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania about six years ago. More description of this can be found in the Wednesday Wonderment post of this week.
Today, I want to post another image from that visit, which looks up toward the monument on Little Round Top. Actually, two versions of this image, as I’m curious to find out which version you prefer.
Little Round Top is the smaller of two rocky hills south of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania—the companion to the adjacent, taller hill named Big Round Top. It was the site of an unsuccessful assault by Confederate troops against the Union left flank on July 2, 1863, the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Considered by some historians to be the key point in the Union Army’s defensive line that day, Little Round Top was defended successfully by the brigade of Col. Strong Vincent. The 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment, commanded by Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and Adj. Maj. Holman S. Melcher, fought the most famous engagement there, culminating in a dramatic downhill bayonet charge that is one of the most well-known actions at Gettysburg and in the American Civil War.
Here are the two versions with the viewer on the receiving end of that famed bayonet charge…
Which of these do you prefer? And why?
This image was captured with a Canon EOS 1D Mk III using an EF 24-105mm f/4L lens. This was taken as a series of 5 images and processed in Photomatix Pro by HDRsoft.