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Pete

Photography and music are my two passions. I edited photography magazines for around 20 years and launched the UK's first digital imaging magazine. I founded ePHOTOzine and was owner / publisher until 2013. The photos in my portfolio are ones I like from shoots I do in any spare time I have.
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Timing

27 Aug 2013 12:02AM   Views : 849 Unique : 493

I spent the weekend visiting two reenactments - Sunday was over at the Rauceby War Weekend and today at the Sealed Knot English Civil War re-enactment at Newstead Abbey. I often play a game when I shoot at reenactments to see if I can capture the decisive moment with a single frame. I usually try to get the explosive flame coming out of the front of the gun barrel, but I spotted spent cartridges popping out of this guy's gun and two shots later I'd caught the cartridge mid flight.

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Quite pleased with that. Of course those with 5fps motor drives can just rattle off a few frames and get this kind of result time after time. But I like the thought that these guys aren't wandering around with machine guns and had to hit the target with a single shot, so no reason why I shouldn't join them.

Here's one with the flame, but I was a millisecond too late, and my framing was too tight to the right.

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Tags: Re-enactment Bullet Timing Rauceby War Weekend

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JJGEE 14 7.5k 18 England
27 Aug 2013 12:22PM

Quote:.. but I was a millisecond too late, and my framing was too tight to the right.

You will just have to return next year !

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conrad 14 10.9k 116
27 Aug 2013 5:21PM
Excellent timing!

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