64lb Gun firing

To signify the official opening of the History Alive event at Ft Lytton today.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 7th June 2008, This photo: 9:57am

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  • Garry' said:
    Ripper shot David. Your timing and careful planning worked out extremely well. I envy you for this shot. Compliments
    Thanks for the links
  • David de Groot said:
    I just wish I'd known the gun wouldn't recoil. I'd have framed to the right a little more for more muzzle flash. Still pretty cool though :)
  • Peter Hegarty said:
    Are you sure you didn't photoshop it in? :)
  • David de Groot said:
    :-P Absolutely, although I'm thinking of photoshopping the orange fence and civilian out.
  • Xenedis said:
    Sounds like you had a blast.
  • David de Groot said:
    Oh yes, the morning went off with a bang.
  • leadegroot said:
    Somebody take Xenedis out and shoot him, please? ;)
  • David de Groot said:
    I've already done that ;-)
  • ßlϋeωãvε said:
    Was there much of a shock wave when these went off?
  • David de Groot said:
    I was up on a hill behind a battlement, so didn't feel anything at all (quite loud though). :)
    Later in the day I shot from behind and to the right, quite close, no shockwave there (presumably out the front there is).
  • Xenedis said:
    Hmm, Dave claims to have taken me out the back to shoot me. Oddly, I don't recoil him doing that.
  • s.westhead (Simon) said:
    Cool shot david, funny that you say photoshop as i was looking at it i was thinking that would be spot on if they were gone the fence and civilian i mean. I have to ask did you use your canon to shot this canon. Ha Ha i crack me up.
  • David de Groot said:
    haha yes, I pulled out the big guns for this one ;-)
  • Yorri¢k said:
    wow, perfect timing
  • David de Groot said:
    Danke :)
  • petepothole said:
    That would have been Brilliant to see! Great one this shot!
  • David de Groot said:
    It was indeed :) And we got to see it go off three times during the day (this was the only flame shot I got).
  • Mr Magoo ICU said:
    Great series David, wish I had been there - in fact, I drove past but was on a mission elsewhere with no idea what was going on just nearby. You captured a lot of action and it's almost as good as being there. Thanks for your great work.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
    Public attendance is a lot lower than say, The Abbey or BMF, meaning you can get closer to the action and have less random people in your shots.
    I must say, on the drive home I spied the Gateway all lit up and thought of the shots you took there - was tempted to make a side trip, but dinner called and I was buggered after wandering around all day with ~20kg of kit strapped to me.
  • schmick.01 said:
    Well caught D. How many frames were taken to get that shot? I was at the Abbey last year and only *just* managed to get one decent flash in 2 days. I kept recoiling just a little myself each time ;D
  • David de Groot said:
    This particular shot ? Hmmm, somewhere in a series of 6 shots I think. 3fps means it's fairly hit and miss, so luck as much as anything plays a healthy part.
  • The Sage of Shadowdale said:
    Hang on. I just noticed the lens you've been taking these shots with!! So one of your dreams came true then? (or did you rent or borrow it for the event?)
    Great shot by the way.
  • David de Groot said:
    Yep - I refer you to this photo. :-D