Number 5 Gun


Having just missed the muzzle flare on Number 6 Gun, I swung around and managed to catch the flare on Number 5 Gun.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 26th July 2009, This photo: 4:04pm

Previous Photo: Sir Brian


  • SkattyKat said:
    Wow !!
  • aramisfirefly said:
    Holy crap Dave, nice work!
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah, not bad eh? Esp. since this wasn't the cannon I was setup to shoot. I was trying for a decent shot of #6 cannon, but when I missed that, I swung around and got this one in two.
    Pretty neat eh ? Had to post this before Allan posts his money shot from #6 cannon earlier in the day.
  • Glen-Michael said:
    Great shot. I was there on Saturday and missed the lot.
  • David de Groot said:
    Well I was perched up on the Gun Emplacement of #6 gun for all three firings today and missed every one of them :( But I got this one!
  • Clearskies Images said:
    Cool catch David!
  • batch2008 said:
    Nice timing and exposure on your shot Dave
  • redlittleman said:
    This is awesome my friend
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Cecily - happy to have got this one :)
    I was very careful to get he exposure right beforehand, as I'd switched back to JPG for a longer buffer (not that I needed it for this one, this is the 2nd shot of the series of 5 shot of this firing).
    Thanks :)
  • evankok said:
    Fantastic timing!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
  • Out_and_About said:
    You wouldn't want to be in the way would you!
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  • Garry' said:
    I like it....great sky as a backdrop and the human element in the back
    Seen in the group"Brisbane Meetup" (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Garry, the sky looked promising for a sunset, but kinda devolved before then. Still provided nice clouds for this shot though.
  • maasha said:
    Surely, Gun5 didn't miss? A cruise ship at the cruise ship terminal (a sitting duck!)? Or a Citycat for good sport?
  • NKN Photography said:
    Great shot Dave
  • Adriano_Link said:
    Great shot
  • Jack High said:
    Cool shot Dave, the colour of the blast is great. Very nice clouds as well.
  • David de Groot said:
    We were hoping for a direct hit on the refinery across the river, but no luck there either.
    Thanks Nigel :)
    Thanks Jack :)
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  • Rob Smith15 said:
    Great timing David - Looks fabulous
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Timeless capture David. Good work to re compose so quick.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Wes. It was pretty neat being so close to them when they went off too. I've now seen enough of these and other cannons that I don't flinch when they go bang either (which is kinda handy when you're trying to shoot them).
    Thanks Rob :)
  • David de Groot said:
    I'll take the credit, but truth be known there's a hell of a lot of luck involved. I've got a series I pulled from an iPhone video I should upload at some stage that shows just how short a period you've got to get this in.
  • maasha said:
    Man, that is terrible - if it weren't for gravity - they'd miss the ground!
  • mlilasic said:
    great action
  • Wes Cooper said:
    Perhaps it's like photographing a top fuel racer, you can kind of prepare yourself for what you know is coming, but it's still quite brutal when it does happen.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
    True, although dragsters tend to make noise for longer than a cannon ;-)
  • Millisynth said:
    Timing is everything!
    Great capture.
  • fatimka said:
    i could have done better but you're not bad too.. puhaha :P
    to be serious, great shot! you are very very talented!!
  • David de Groot said:
    True, and it's so hard to get the timing correct.
    Thanks :-P
  • shonkathan said:
    Love that sky. Nice shot (you & the loader)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Glen. At least I got one of these in full plume :)
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