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By Pete      
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

Tags: Photo journalism Sealed knot Call to arms Rockingham castle Portraits and people Sports and action

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rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
8 May 2007 8:14PM
Makes a good accompanying image with the previous one. Can I feel a series in the wings Pete. Ron.
iancatch 14 4 45 England
8 May 2007 8:18PM
Nice capture!
webjam 16 292 11 Netherlands
8 May 2007 8:20PM
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!
newfocus 14 647 2 United Kingdom
8 May 2007 8:21PM
Great timing, and the foreground smoke adds a lot of atmosphere.

Boyd 17 11.2k 11 Wales
8 May 2007 8:22PM

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.

I reckon this would've been better if you'd laid on your tummy and had them fire over your head.
rusmi 17 37 1 United Kingdom
8 May 2007 10:24PM
great capture and perfect timing, click

kaybee Plus
17 7.7k 26 Scotland
8 May 2007 10:28PM
I know how hard it is............I only got 3 out of 21 for the Queens birthday

LisaRose 14 172 4 United States
8 May 2007 11:23PM
Another good one Pete, really like these shots.
liparig 16 233 United States
9 May 2007 12:08AM
wow excellent shot and timing
User_Removed 16 386 2 United Kingdom
9 May 2007 12:58AM
Another well timed capture.
POOCHIE 15 21 6 United Kingdom
9 May 2007 6:09AM
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.

User_Removed 14 16 England
9 May 2007 9:21AM
I can see why you use a Pentax; terrible flash on that Canon! Brilliant timing!
richardwheel 15 217 2 England
9 May 2007 9:24AM
well worth the ringing ears
graceland 16 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
9 May 2007 4:13PM
Super What Did You Say ( :

Mod done
C_Daniels 16 399 10 England
9 May 2007 5:52PM
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...
pennyspike 18 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
9 May 2007 6:03PM
Excellent timing, pity about the blue ropes.
Jasbe 15 116 England
11 May 2007 7:40PM
i can almost smell and taste the smoke pete, great capture of the moment.
shortski 15 3 1 England
11 May 2007 11:20PM
cracking shot, love the smoke and the atmosphere created...jojo
13 May 2007 1:10AM
Great moment of capture. Have an rc since you cant have an EC or HC lol

kevski 14 14 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2007 7:59PM
Youv'e captured that flash brilliantly,excellent image.
Marian 15 62 England
26 Jun 2007 7:23AM
This is a good example of what an action shot should look like.
nobby2sheds 14 50 England
12 Sep 2007 9:21PM
Brilliant timing.

KevSB 17 1.5k 5 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2009 9:37AM
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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