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Another from last weekend's Call to Arms event at Rockingham Castle. This is the only canon fire I managed to capture. It's not easy covering your ears while trying to press the camera shutter. So I chose to press the shutter instead. My ears were whistling for a while after several of the nearby guns fired. Hope you think it was worth it though Wink

Camera:Pentax K10D Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:Pentax 80-320mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Bang
Username:Pete Pete
Uploaded:8 May 2007 - 8:11 PM
Tags:Call to arms, Photo journalism, Portraits / people, Rockingham castle, Sealed knot, Sports / action
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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2007 - 8:14 PM

Makes a good accompanying image with the previous one. Can I feel a series in the wings Pete. Ron.

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iancatch
iancatch  7 England45 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2007 - 8:18 PM

Nice capture!

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webjam
webjam  10292 forum posts Netherlands11 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2007 - 8:20 PM

Great action photograph! Hope that your ears are healed by now. Any chance of getting rid of the blue lines in the background? Without them, the scene is very, very real!
Jacqueline

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newfocus
newfocus  8644 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2007 - 8:21 PM

Great timing, and the foreground smoke adds a lot of atmosphere.

John

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Boyd
Boyd  1011213 forum posts Wales11 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2007 - 8:22 PM


Quote: My ears were whistling for a while after several of the nearby guns fired.

That's usually caused by a large gap between two narrow apertures.
Wink

I reckon this would've been better if you'd laid on your tummy and had them fire over your head.

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rusmi
rusmi  1035 forum posts Italy1 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2007 - 10:24 PM

great capture and perfect timing, click

TOM

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kaybee
kaybee  103827 forum posts Scotland24 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2007 - 10:28 PM

I know how hard it is............I only got 3 out of 21 for the Queens birthday

Roy

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LisaRose
LisaRose  7172 forum posts United States4 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2007 - 11:23 PM

Another good one Pete, really like these shots.
Lisa

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liparig
liparig  10233 forum posts United States
9 May 2007 - 12:08 AM

wow excellent shot and timing
joe

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9 May 2007 - 12:58 AM

Another well timed capture.

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POOCHIE
POOCHIE  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2007 - 6:09 AM

Got the Battle of Stratton event starting on saturday down here in Cornwall and I was thinking of covering that this saturday as I only caught the end of it last year, so its going to go from trains to canon's next week lol, nice shot Pete well timed, tried but failed last year to get a shot like this, arent they loud? really hurts your ears.

Pooch.

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User_Removed Junior Member 8 England16 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2007 - 9:21 AM

I can see why you use a Pentax; terrible flash on that Canon! Brilliant timing!
Andrew

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richardwheel
9 May 2007 - 9:24 AM

well worth the ringing ears

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graceland  92378 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2007 - 4:13 PM

Super What Did You Say ( :

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C_Daniels
C_Daniels  9399 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2007 - 5:52 PM

Shame about the man in the black shirt and the low branch which seem out of place I think...?


Great capture though - full of smoke and atmosphere, a bit like being in The Endeavour pub at Whitby...
Smile

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pennyspike  112068 forum posts United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
9 May 2007 - 6:03 PM

Excellent timing, pity about the blue ropes.
Penny

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Jasbe
Jasbe  9116 forum posts England
11 May 2007 - 7:40 PM

i can almost smell and taste the smoke pete, great capture of the moment.
jason

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shortski
shortski  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2007 - 11:20 PM

cracking shot, love the smoke and the atmosphere created...jojo

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thearmsofvenusdemilo

Great moment of capture. Have an rc since you cant have an EC or HC lol


Colin

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kevski
kevski  7 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2007 - 7:59 PM

Youv'e captured that flash brilliantly,excellent image.
kev.

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Marian
Marian  962 forum posts England
26 Jun 2007 - 7:23 AM

This is a good example of what an action shot should look like.
Marian

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nobby2sheds
12 Sep 2007 - 9:21 PM

Brilliant timing.

Paul

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KevSB
KevSB  101407 forum posts United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2009 - 9:37 AM

Hopefully im going to this event this year, the flame from these little beasts can travel 15 feet, More dangerous to the crew than the people they fired at.

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