Cannon Firing

by Historica Germanica at The Abbey Medieval Tournament, 11th July 2009.

This is a still frame from a movie I shot as an experiment to see if it was good enough to capture the muzzle flair.

30fps is great, but the resolution suffers and there seems to be compression artefacts. Still got "the shot" anyway.

View all photos taken: Monday, 20th July 2009, This photo: 4:20pm


  • Garry' said:
    That's pretty much a 100% guarantee to get the bang "shot". Nice idea David.
    Seen on my Flickr home page. (?)
  • James Lagden said:
    Didn't catch the cannon ball flying out then!
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah, but the quality isn't there. Mind you I tried this again on Sunday in the arvo and missed the flare, so 30fps isn't a sure fire catch.
    These guys have no balls :-P
  • James Lagden said:
    Next you'll tell me History Alive won't use real bullets!!! ;-)
  • looby88 said:
    thats some outfit that person is wearing- authentic canon firing attire ?
  • David de Groot said:
    Hmmm, you know... nah I let you find out yourself :P
    From the German middle-ages, yeah :)
  • OzShadow said:
    Cheat! :P
  • David de Groot said:
    But I got it :P
    Yeah ok, so you got the much more impressive night one.
  • ronnietan15 said:
    this is cool, who wouldve thought the bang would be so colourful
    who says the 5Dii isnt an action/sports camera ey :P
  • David de Groot said:
    Well me mostly ;-) But video makes up for it a bit.
  • SkattyKat said:
    Does it matter how you got the shot ? lol
    Nice one David :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Apparently it does for people who can't do HD video on their cameras ;-)
    Nah seriously, doesn't matter a fig, although I'll agree that if you can catch it with a proper still frame rather than from a video, you'll get a crisper, and bigger shot, but it's as much luck as skill.
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Nice one mate, yeah, having that extra neat.
  • David de Groot said:
    And handy ;-)
  • SkattyKat said:
    lol David you are a big kid -
    (I got my Iphone today :-) having trouble working it out at the moment lol)
  • David de Groot said:
    Well yeah! ;-)
    As for the iPhone - it's fairly self explanatory - really it is. If you need a hand, let me know :)
  • SkattyKat said:
    Thanks David, I will have a play with it (& I have lined up my teenage son for Wed night ) if I am still stuck I will let you know :-) Thank you
  • Barry McGrath said:
    nice one. I wouldn't mind the ole video feature on my camera.... In saying that I still won't be giving up my stone age 30D anytime soon.
  • David de Groot said:
    The 30D is a solid camera, bit low on resolution these days, but still very serviceable :)
  • James Lagden said:
    Dave, happy to swap my 30D for your 5D!
  • David de Groot said:
    Ummm, lemme think about that..... no, I think I'll hang on to it :P
  • Season Xiong said:
    you capture the moment