Rain and thunderstorms have cut my planned four and a half day reenactment of John Wilkes Booth’s time in the pine thicket to only three days and two nights. Though I was not able to recreate the duration of Booth’s concealment, I believe that I got a great sense of Booth’s conditions and the mindset that overcame him during this time. I’m currently going through the over 300 video clips that I shot during my excursion and I will be editing them together to create a documentary of the experience.
While a finished video is a ways off, I did want to share with you some still photos that I have of the camp out. In addition to my video camera, I brought along a trail camera to take still shots. Usually tied to trees and used by hunters to track their game, the trail camera I had took one picture per minute when activated by motion. Sadly, there is no way to see the pictures as they are being taken so I just had to tie the camera to the tree and hope that the angle would capture me when activated.
Therefore, as a teaser to my pine thicket video, here are some of the pictures captured by the trail camera during my time in the woods. Just ignore the time and date stamps at the bottom as I neglected to set this up before turning on the camera:
I hope you enjoy the pictures. There’s much more to come!
Excellent Idea and VERY CREATIVE!!!!!!—-Innovative
Wonderful experience for you Dave! Great post – perhaps you can recreate it next year for the 150th and the weather will be much better!
Were you totally “off the grid” for this experience?