An Artsy Gun Picture Thread


August 16, 2004, 02:54 PM
Have a nice shot of your classy Garand or a moving photo of your custom 1911? Post them here!

I'll start off with one of moi with my Colt AR-15 Sporter II at sunset. The sidearm is an HK USP Tactical.

I'll post some more assuming the thread gets some responses. :)

[Edited to add the picture...because the ENTER key sometimes doesn't do what you want it to do after accidentally hitting TAB.]

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August 16, 2004, 02:59 PM
Nice pic! :)

I guess if we are talking ''artsy'' then I'll repost one of my faves ... my Raging Lunatic in .454 ... belching its flames! :p

August 16, 2004, 03:11 PM


August 16, 2004, 11:52 PM
Fantastic pic Chris !! , I saw it the first time you posted it but this time I remembered to save it, what a wonderful set of circumstances came together to create that .

Also the perfect evidence against those folks who say that the "port" blast will blind you in a night shoot.

Matt also a very nice pic, maybe a nice caption would just be "Freedom".


August 16, 2004, 11:54 PM
Raging Lunatic in .454 ...

:what: ROFLMAO

August 17, 2004, 12:32 AM
Chris that is an amazing shot! No pun intended.... :neener:

cracked butt
August 17, 2004, 01:03 AM
Wow, thatis one of the coolest shots I've ever seen:cool:

August 17, 2004, 01:09 AM
I must ask:

How in the world did you manage that shot (the picture, I mean ;))?

August 17, 2004, 04:18 AM
Hi Ray! :) Hey - I have a hi-res on that which I gave a link for in the original post last year. if anyone wants a bigger file (I have used this one as a desktop) .... for now at least you can grab it HERE ( - it's about 330k and 1494 x 1059.

mattx109 .... the pic method? .. well, I'll be up front honest. I consider there was a lot of luck involved .... I mean, when I came to look at it later on puter I was amazed! It was IIRC last November, when my son and I had a bit of a great range session. Light was fading and, as an experiment we tried some camera work.

I took one or two of my SRH shooting some .44 mag (see pic below) .... not very good ''flame'' .... IIRC that was H110 shoving a 300 grain XTP. Then, we messed with settings and finalized on a 1 sec exposure - that camera was my KodakDX6340 and not very much good re manual over ride settings. I got set up and when he was ready to open shutter, he called it, and I fired. Tried maybe two or three that way and this one just ''worked''! :)

What staggered me was - all that exposure and yet, apparently no motion blur? Almost a fluke I think and so far have not had a chance to try again, which I will one of these days.!! Could hardly feel like taking much credit for what just turned out to be a real winner.

The ammo BTW - another factor perhaps ..... Winchester 250 grain JHP ..... a very ''whimpy'' load when compared with my fave - which is Hornady 300 grain XTP. The Winchester round has almost exactly half the power of the Hornady ... approx 900 ft lbs compared with approx 1800!! No idea what powder tho I expect a Win type ball powder - 296 maybe?

August 17, 2004, 05:08 AM
The fact that you had no motion blur is interesting. Maybe the shot went off just before the shutter closed? Or maybe you have the steadiest grip of all time? Who knows?

Either way, very nice picture.

It's not nearly as cool, but here's a little experiment I tried a while ago. I want to set up a better shot like this sometime with some more powerful optics (and better alignment with the crosshair).

August 17, 2004, 06:16 AM
Scope pics are quite difficult ... good effort. Thinks - I must mess with that myself sometime.

Just remembered another pic I posted some time back .. guess it's also sorta ''artsy''! A squint down the barrel of my SRH 44 mag!

And then .. a further bit of fun ..... :p ........

August 17, 2004, 06:59 AM
Here is one:

August 17, 2004, 07:05 AM
Outstanding pic!! .... any details on its origin, method etc? Be interested to hear that.

August 17, 2004, 07:46 AM
If only 007 used a nice .44 rather than that little plastic 9mm...that would certainly be fun to see.

August 17, 2004, 07:53 AM
Was the USP picture photoshopped?

The hammer is back, which makes me think that either the slide already cycled (is that possible while avoiding blur?) or the hammer never dropped.

Sweet image either way. :)

Speaking of photoshop and HKs...

August 17, 2004, 08:05 AM
Matt - I was wondering a bit .... and feel pretty sure the more I study it - it had to have been ''enhanced''. Still very cool pic tho ...... almost something done for an ad' perhaps.

Nice solarization!

August 17, 2004, 06:25 PM
Here's an older thread with several "artsy" pictures.

August 17, 2004, 07:54 PM
I didn't take this, but I borrowed it from somewhere. (Don't remember where).

August 18, 2004, 12:35 PM

August 18, 2004, 05:56 PM
On the USP pic the hammer is back because I used first curtain flash. The shooter fired *after* the off camera flash went off. The muzzle blast color was enhanced a bit in PS.

Here is another one with the same technique using my SW640.

August 18, 2004, 06:42 PM
Very cool.

August 18, 2004, 08:06 PM
Gunhead - another great pic ..... most effective.:)

August 18, 2004, 08:08 PM
Here's one that I like. All of my other good ones are on another machine...


August 18, 2004, 08:17 PM A bayonet as Art or Comedy you be the judge (
Just pretty (

August 18, 2004, 09:32 PM
Some superb stuff comin along ..... great thread.


Wes .... you by know probably know my proclivity for messin and tinkerin ...... so, sorry! :D .......

August 18, 2004, 10:13 PM
The R9 makes it's ''make-my-day'' statement ... with the promise of some Gold Dot ''persuasion''!

August 18, 2004, 10:13 PM
Maybe if we put a smiley like that on every gun, we'd get less of this "evil" gun stuff coming our way. Maybe a little frilly pink lace around the muzzle, too.

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