Special Night Firing

of a 6lb Cannon at History Alive, Fort Lytton.

We were lucky enough to have a special night firing put on just for the photographers of which I managed to get this one, hand-held at 1/25th sec as the tripod was in use ready for the 64lb Cannon firing.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 12th June 2010, This photo: 5:46pm


  • accesser said:
    Nighttime sure was a good way to show off the flash, very cool they even turned them around for you.
  • David de Groot said:
    Darn hard to work out the correct exposure though :(
    Buggered up the big cannon shot. Might be able to salvage something from it, but it's not ideal.
  • mmBax said:
    Looks like you nailed this one.
    Looks like you can see the rifling of the barrel with how it seems to be rotating still. Assuming it is a rifled barrel, I have no idea.
  • traceyjohns said:
    That's a sensational shot, great timing!
  • [ Kane ] said:
    I asked for a canon shot.... and you delivered!
  • beanbag1957 said:
    What an awesome capture....well done :)
  • Cobra_11 said:
    Wow! Awesome! I love the way you captured the sparks flying around.. Amazing!
  • twenty90seven said:
    a nice way to thank the photographers too!
  • David de Groot said:
    Didn't turn out half bad ;-)
    From memory, they're a smooth bore.
    Got more today too (not night ones but much bigger cannons).
    Thanks. Was happy it came out.
    The sparks are half the fun with night shots. :)
  • strongbow1800 said:
    Too bad there's those more modern looking lights in the background.
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah, darn cement factory on the far side of the river! We kept telling the artillery guys to load live rounds and do something about it... ;-)
  • Ricardo Fonseca Photography said:
    Stunning shot!
  • David de Groot said: