History Alive is on this weekend!

And although this shot wasn't taken there (it was at Emu Gully), you're sure to see plenty of interesting military re-enactments at Fort Lytton tomorrow and Sunday.

If you see me there, come up and say Hi, as I'll be running around shooting the day.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 16th May 2010, This photo: 9:07am

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  • [ Kane ] said:
    Enjoy the day David.
  • David de Groot said:
    Two days actually - busy weekend for me.
  • cookie_c73 said:
    What lenses would you recommend for a day like this? Might make it out there on the sunday!
  • David de Groot said:
    I'll be toting a 70-200/2.8L IS on one body and 400 prime on the other. (with a couple of other lenses available as needed).
    70-200 though should do you for just about anything.
  • cookie_c73 said:
    Awesome I'll be sure to bring mine along if I do make it out there. Sometimes I feel just a little more reach is needed on full frame with the 70-200 for some events. Considering renting a teleconverter in the upcoming weeks to try that out as well.
    Thanks for the tip!
  • David de Groot said:
    I have the 1.4x TC and it works a treat. You lose one stop of light, but a gain a little extra reach (280mm at the long end).
  • aramisfirefly said:
    Might do it Sun Dave, will see! Sounds like it could be interesting, seen some great pics in the past.
  • David de Groot said:
    Well I'll be there on Sun too (doing both days).
  • twenty90seven said:
    Thanks for the tip about the show, I went out there today and really enjoyed it. Felt like I was walking around a movie set! Everyone was in character and I think there were more people in costume than those who weren't.
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah it was a bit quiet from a crowd point of view today. Definitely quieter and smaller than last year. 'twasn't a bad day out though, even if my shins and feet are killing me right now.
  • Cobra_11 said:
    What a cutie :-)
  • strongbow1800 said:
    You get a lot of history reenactments around there, eh?
    I missed the one air show they had here a month ago.
  • David de Groot said:
    Definitely :)
    Well there are three main ones in the South East Qld region in the cooler months.
    * The Land & Air Spectacular at Emu Gully (near Toowoomba)
    * History Alive at Fort Lytton (down at the mouth of the Brisbane River)
    * The Abbey Medieval Tournament at Caboolture.
    Then it's kind of bare for the rest of the year unless you're willing to travel many hundreds of kilometres to visit some of the ones in New South Wales.
    I've managed to wangle positions on the photography team for all three, and thus am slowly becoming known to the regulars who attend them.
  • j pacelli-salup said:
    love this capture.
  • Dipanjan Roy said:
    Tough guy.......part of some elite corps????.............looks like he's more than ready to take on the world.