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Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by theothermike, Sep 18, 2016.

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  1. theothermike

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    Here's a neat piece of camera work from my last mountain trip. I saw some other fireball pictures the past few days and thought I'd contribute. :)

    PS, the fire under my hand is a campfire in the background.
     

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  2. Standin

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    I like it,:D
     
  3. WestKentucky

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    Nice.

    Curiosity gets me though, how is the hammer so far back with flames still rolling from the muzzle?
     
  4. entropy

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    Nice! Now fire a Mosin Nagant M44 at night. THAT's a fireball! ;)
     
  5. theothermike

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    Good eye sir, it's a photography trick. I set the exposure on my camera for half a second and turned on the flash. The flash illuminated everything in the frame before i pulled the trigger (including the still cocked hammer). When i saw the flash, i fired and the fireball made it's own light for the camera to capture.
     
  6. theothermike

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    I've done an m44 at night, that is spectacular, I'll have to dig those out of the the o'l hard drive sometime. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Blackpowdershooter44

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    Very cool! I like how you can see the fireball before the hammer falls. Cool photography trick!
     
  8. BHP FAN

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    Oh, good! I thought it was a rift in the Space/Time continuum.
     
  9. Steel Horse Rider

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    Interesting to see the arches from (I assume) the cylinder to barrel gap. There is a lot of burning powder coming from that area.
     
  10. 4v50 Gary

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    I gave up firecrackers when I got a Ruger Old Army. I love that big flame roaring from the muzzle. Used to load it with foil for balls to shoot on July 4 or Chinese New Year in San Francsico.
     
  11. Ironhand54

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    Thompson Center Contender 14 inch barrel in 45-70 Gov. Blinding.
     
  12. bannockburn

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    theothermike

    Very cool! Gives new meaning to the phrase "light up the night"!

    I wonder if any of our spy satellites picked it up...
     
  13. Taurus 617 CCW

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    I will second that one. You even get a fireball during the day!
     
  14. Panzerschwein

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    Try a .300 Win Mag obrez with a muzzle brake for a REALLY impressive fireball!! :D
     
  15. bainter1212

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    Here I am shooting an M44 at dusk. Enjoy!

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    Edit: might be an M38....it was awhile ago and not my rifle.
     
  16. Hellgate

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    Here are my favorites from Cowboy shoots.
     

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  17. entropy

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    Here's a visiting Englishman firing my AMD-65:

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    This was his first range trip in the US, and first time firing and AR and an AK.

    He fired my son's AR:

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    He really enjoyed both.
     
  18. Offthehook

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    I like a good 12 ga load for skeet at night.


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  19. Panzerschwein

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    Ooooohhhh snap son!! Boy got da gauge out!! :D
     
  20. Offthehook

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    Here's a better view. My model 97 Winchester with square BP loads. Have fun my friends.


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  21. LonesomePigeon

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    Re: the OP's photo. There is actually two exposures occuring during the half second the camera's shutter is open. The first exposure is from the camera's flash which captures the shooter, the truck in the backround and the cocked gun. The 2nd exposure is caused purely by the fireball after the camera's flash has already died down but before the camera's shutter has closed. There's also a third exposure caused by the campfire in the backround but that's not relevant to the position of the hammer.


    Fantastic picture, you can actually see how much recoil there was by the path of the flames in relation to the direction of the muzzle.
     
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