Saturday May 14 Up at 2:00 AM, leave Aiken 5:00 AM, arrive Charleston area by 7:30 AM. Full day shoot at the 225th Anniversary of the Siege of Charleston during the American Revolution. Even fired off a couple of shots of the History Channel TV crew in action. Nice folks to chat with! http://members6.clubphoto.com/larry512016/3252735/owner-1e4c.phtml Should mention that most battle shots were taken during a thunderstorm. That really added to the effects (especially the thunder mixed with cannon booms). http://members6.clubphoto.com/larry512016/3253019/owner-1e4c.phtml Extra shots of the shooting location. My thanks to **** "snakeman" Winters, author of the book ""Seasoned" with Wildlife", for his personal tour of swamp wildlife. It was nice that those 10 foot gators were his buddies. You birders would love this place. I had no more than 200mm of lens since I wasn't expecting the "tour". Given some more time to spend in the swamp, I could see someone getting some great shots. Mine were all snapshots when you consider I was there for the battle event. At least it will give you an idea. Place is called Magnolia Plantation. http://members6.clubphoto.com/larry512016/3253361/owner-1e4c.phtml Back in Aiken by 7:30 PM and stopped downtown to get some shots of the Bluegrass Festival (stock magazine if needed). http://members6.clubphoto.com/larry512016/3253568/owner-1e4c.phtml It took all day today (Sunday) just to sort, cull, and process web shots. In two weeks, Anderson, SC three day event of hot air balloons. I'll make one day to catch the 100 hot air balloon mass ascension.