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Cannon firing at Fort Lytton (Image Heavy)

On Saturday, I decided to go to Fort Lytton, which is on the south bank of the Brisbane River's mouth, and photograph the cannon firing which is part of the History Alive presentation. I also decided to see whether the ProCapture facility on my Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mk II with the 12-100mm PRO lens would let me get decent photos of the flames coming out of the guns.

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The smaller cannons















And now for the BIG Cannons:






So did ProCapture work? A most emphatic YES
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Re: Cannon firing at Fort Lytton (Image Heavy)

That last one is spectacular! (I guess it's a muzzle loader with a black powder charge.)

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Re: Cannon firing at Fort Lytton (Image Heavy)

A truly impressive set there, Larry. More so had the last cannon been revectored ninety degrees anticlockwise with a 42lb cannonball, eh?
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Re: Cannon firing at Fort Lytton (Image Heavy)

Great stuff Larry. As Jim said that last one is brilliant.
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Re: Cannon firing at Fort Lytton (Image Heavy)

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A truly impressive set there, Larry. More so had the last cannon been revectored ninety degrees anticlockwise with a 42lb cannonball, eh?
Yes Fuga would have become Fugged……...

But some interesting shots. Yes Pro Cap worked really well...………..
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Yes Fuga would have become Fugged……...

But some interesting shots. How did you do the timing? Procap or just continuous exposure?
I used ProCapture. I also managed to get some shots of muskets being fired. I'll post some of them a bit later.
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Re: Cannon firing at Fort Lytton (Image Heavy)

Around our coast there are various places with old cannon pointing out to sea. I tell my German wife that they're to keep 'Johnny Foreigner' at bay!



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Sorry Larry, I edited the post after I re-read you original...……...
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A truly impressive set there, Larry. More so had the last cannon been revectored ninety degrees anticlockwise with a 42lb cannonball, eh?
Mark, you are a truly evil man.
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Re: Cannon firing at Fort Lytton (Image Heavy)

Makes it all worth it to see shots like these.
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Re: Cannon firing at Fort Lytton (Image Heavy)

You know when the Queen has a baby they fire a 24 gun salute.















When a Nun has a baby they fire a dirty old Canon...………..
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Re: Cannon firing at Fort Lytton (Image Heavy)

Very nice Larry. If it was summer then that last one would help control the flies.

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Re: Cannon firing at Fort Lytton (Image Heavy)

It's nice to see all this historic artillery in such good nick. One of the best places to see old guns in their original batteries is Gibraltar.
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Re: Cannon firing at Fort Lytton (Image Heavy)

There are very big muzzle loading cannons at Hurst Castle on the Hampshire coast.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurst_Castle

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RML_12.5_inch_38_ton_gun

They were put there in the 19th century to keep the French at bay. They've worked pretty well so far!

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Re: Cannon firing at Fort Lytton (Image Heavy)

There's a well preserved battery of 24pdr canon on iron carriages dating from c1805 at Fort St James which guards the entrance to St John's Antigua.
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