Award Winner | Photo of the Day | April 30, 2011
I shot this image at a civil war reenactment. I waited for the right moment when the gun was fired to include the smoke in the scene. This gives the image a sense of action. I later converted to sepia to give it a feeling of realism. About 5 or 6 attempts were made before I captured this final image.
Photographer: Christopher Utano (Hauppauge, New York, USA)
Christopher Utano enjoys black & white, landscape,still life, macro and HDR photography. Has has achieved publication credits include National Geographic Stock,istockphoto and Boating Times Long Island. For his photography mostly he uses Nikon D40 with SB600 Flash, Sea and Sea MMII with YS 50 Strobe, Nikor 60 mm macro f2.8, Sigma 10-20mm f 5.6, Sigma 70-200mm f2.8, Nikon 50mm f1.8, Tamron 28-300mm f3.5 and Manfrotto 725B Tripod.