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CHATVC_061009_008.JPG: Battle Of Lookout Mountain (painting):
James Walker's monumental work, "The Battle of Lookout Mountain" (13 feet by 30 feet), marked the climax of his career as a master of military art. Born in England, Walker began his artistic training at the Academy in Albany, NY, and taught art at the Mexican Military College in Tampico, Mexico at the age of twenty-two. He was caught in Mexico City at the outbreak of the Mexican War, escaped to serve as an interpreter for General Worth, and sketched numerous battled. By the Civil War, Walker had achieved a reputation as a military artist. His other most famous works are: "The Battle of Chapultepec (9 feet by 19 feet) and "The Battle of Gettysburg: Repulse of Longstreet's Assault" (7 feet by 20 feet).
Walker's largest painting focuses on the fighting on Lookout Mountain, November 24, 1863. He witnessed the battle, thoroughly explored the terrain for six or seven months in 1864, and interviewed the generals involved.
Commissioned by General Joseph Hooker for $20,000,. this painting shows the climax of the battle at mid-day. Painted between 1864 and 1874, the picture toured the country when completed. It was owned by General Hooker's descendants, the Treadwell family of Watertown, NY, who donated the painting to the National Park Service in 1957. It was placed in storage until restored in 1986 through public donations. Walter's masterpiece was unveiled and placed on display August 19, 1986.
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2006 photos: Equipment this year: I was using all six Fuji cameras at various times -- an S602Zoom, two S7000s,a S5200, an S9000, and an S9100. The majority of pictures this year were taken with the S9000. I have to say, the S7000s was the best camera I've used up to this point..
Trips this year: Florida (two separate trips including Lotusphere and taking care of mom), three weeks out west (including Yellowstone), Williamsburg, San Diego (comic book convention), and Georgia.
Number of photos taken this year: 183,000.