Number 6 Gun, Afternoon firing at History Alive

Saturday afternoon saw another firing of the 64lb Cannons at History Alive, Fort Lytton.

I perched myself fairly close to the action, stuffed my ears with the industrial earplugs I'd brought along just for that purpose and waited for the signal. It paid off.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 11th June 2011, This photo: 4:00pm


  • aramisfirefly said:
    Way to go Dave. I forgot it was on this weekend again :D Get any other great shots?
  • lewisr650 said:
    You couldn't time that any better. Cool shot!
  • andrew katic said:
    great timing.great shot
  • Brisbane Blog Is Against Censorship said:
    Nice work! I got a muzzle flash of the 6-pdr but missed out on the 64s.
  • PH0T0NY said:
    Great shot David, it was nice to meet you and have the ability to chat about photography during the course of the day.
  • David de Groot said:
    [] I've plonked a small selection on FB, but some more will end up here over the next few days and the whole shebang on my website.
    [] [] Thanks, yeah timing is pretty much everything when it comes to cannon fire.
    [] I think I missed the 6lb shot on this occasion (got the 12lb, I'll post that later).
    [] Yes definitely good to meet and chat. Hope you had a great day out there.
  • jacs14 said:
    thats pretty spectacular!!!
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Indeed!
    great this shot
  • renanluna said:
    Wow, what a great photo! Maybe so great than the noise of this canon! hahahahah!
  • anhdxt said:
    wow ... great capture !

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  • Cobra_11 said:
    Excellent! Well done!
  • Unrelated Patterns said:
    Great shot! How did the ear plugs work for you?
  • Ari_bcn said:
    wow fantastic!
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Thanks :)
    [] [] Luckily the ear plugs worked well!
    [] Thanks!
    [] I like doing these, they're a good spectacle and a great test of you're ability to judge the timing right.
    [] Thanks!