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 17, 2004, 12:54 AM
Raging Lunatic in .454 ...
August 17, 2004, 01:32 AM
Chris that is an amazing shot! No pun intended.... :neener:
August 17, 2004, 02:03 AM
Wow, thatis one of the coolest shots I've ever seen:cool:
August 17, 2004, 02:09 AM
I must ask:
How in the world did you manage that shot (the picture, I mean ;))?
August 17, 2004, 05:18 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 (http://www.bedford.net/design/shoot/jb_shoot/454_flash_hires.jpg) - 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?