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saltireblue Plus
11 12.6k 79 Norway
15 Feb 2021 8:30AM
"O soldier, soldier, won't you marry me
With your musket fife and drum?"

Here's my musket, I'll show you my pipe and drum later.Wink
bliba Plus
16 2 Austria
15 Feb 2021 8:41AM
very well timed and captured
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.1k 2476 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2021 8:50AM
I'd be damn proud to capture the flame from just one musket in the course of a day, all I've ever managed is the smoke...
These events always fascinate me but in the wrong way, I'm wondering who these ruthless killers are in real life. I'm guessing a dentist, an insurance call-centre worker, a town clerk...
Robert51 13 7 127 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2021 8:55AM
This is just outstanding...
RonDM Plus
7 261 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2021 9:09AM
Great picture, the fog of war!!
clevercloggs 17 251 15 Netherlands
15 Feb 2021 9:35AM
You clicked at the right moment.
bluesandtwos 12 532 1 England
15 Feb 2021 10:03AM
Don't tell anyone I said this Dave, but you really are not too shabby at this picture taking malarky! Smile

cooky Plus
18 6 6 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2021 10:13AM
So good and even better viewed large.

15 Feb 2021 11:23AM
saltireblue Plus
11 12.6k 79 Norway
15 Feb 2021 11:46AM

Quote:Don't tell anyone I said this Dave, but you really are not too shabby at this picture taking malarky! Smile


Shhh!! Not so loud!
DaveU 15 1.4k 127 England
15 Feb 2021 12:01PM
Lol Leo .... how do you find all these fitting links? Very funny.

Thanks guys ..... funny but Ive never yet been happy with one of my shots straight out of camera. Theyre all tinkered with in Photoshop to a greater or lesser extent.

Thanks for your UAs Ron and Phil ..... appreciated.

chase Plus
16 2.3k 601 England
15 Feb 2021 1:49PM
Very well put together Dave, I wouldn't have guessed at a composite if you hadn't put your hand up Wink
I do hope the one in the middle had some form of eye protection on, that blast looks a bit on the lethal side of comfortable.

Love the atmosphere...have a nice shiny badge.
ZenTony Plus
6 11 1 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2021 2:14PM
Simply in awe Dave. Brilliant
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 21 Canada
15 Feb 2021 2:41PM
I wonder if all that smokey stuff bothers their eyes. Is anyone satisfied with their images right out of the camera? Excellent processed image again.
DaveU 15 1.4k 127 England
15 Feb 2021 2:43PM
Oooh, thanks Jan and I shall wear it with pride Smile

Hand held in high speed burst mode at the longish end of a stabilised 300mm lens and I was quite pleased that the frames registered together pretty well making the combination of two images quite straightforward. They dont call me Steady Hand Dave for nothing and evidently Id not been to the pub that day.

Cheers Tony and hey Daisy I’m sure their eyes smart something rotten after an hour of shooting those things. You should see the later frames from that particular burst, all swirly smoke and no sign of the people at all.
cuffit Plus
15 357 8 England
15 Feb 2021 5:36PM
Excellent photo and skills. It is so difficult to get a complete frame without some distraction at these events. The place also resonates with me, my Grandfather was a signalman at the Spetchley signal box (it is now just a small green box alongside the track!).
DaveU 15 1.4k 127 England
15 Feb 2021 5:48PM
Small world Chris and thanks for your UA Smile

I was lucky with the smoke in this one as it obscures quite nicely the background figures left and right.
richmowil Plus
13 478 2 England
15 Feb 2021 8:41PM
Great timing to get that moment!!
Kako 15 171
15 Feb 2021 10:10PM
Superb image.
DaveU 15 1.4k 127 England
16 Feb 2021 8:20AM
Thanks guys
wentnorth 8 3 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2021 4:08PM
I have some similar shots taken at Cannon Hall near Barnsley. Great events to attend. Great composition.

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