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31-JUL-2005

Ending July with a bang.
Spent the better part of the day exploring Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, MA. An 1830's village it was fascinating to look back at a home based economy, the hard work every member of the family was expected to contribute, the dependace on the land. Next weekend there will be a Redcoats to Rebels display so I might go back. Spent the whole day in manual mode, good thing, too, because of the darkness in the buildings. Putting up a series in the next couple days as they get processed. Seems like I have a lot of processing to do between yesterday and today. Bleh.

Canon EOS 20D ,Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
1/125s f/4.0 at 24.0mm iso400 full exif

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Peter Hollinger14-Aug-2005 16:54
I can smell the powder! v.
JW13-Aug-2005 20:06
Incredible timing and composition. Voted!
Barri Olson07-Aug-2005 01:16
Whoooaaa! A real "Firestick" - wow great timing and crop.
Guest 03-Aug-2005 07:33
extremem timing! looks like the gun is exploding! amazing shot. cant help my self to vote.
bandito03-Aug-2005 01:00
Wow! Very cool! The flash pan going off, the sparks flying, barely concealed by the smoke - this is a fantastic shot! What perfect timing - you were well prepared for this.
Breland02-Aug-2005 22:33
You don't get to see this very often, good eye on this one Karen.
Glendower02-Aug-2005 00:37
An amazing capture of the explosion timed perfectly. Bravo!
Mark Rutter01-Aug-2005 22:07
Looks about equal damage at both ends. Great capture.
JeremyGood01-Aug-2005 19:11
Incredible capture Karen. This looks more than slightly dangerous!
laine8201-Aug-2005 12:20
Gosh, does he have any fingerprints left on his right hand :>) Safe to say you "shot" some action here, Karen.
Neal Nye01-Aug-2005 12:13
Is this what is called a flame thrower? Awesome shot.
John Harvey Photography01-Aug-2005 10:37
Great shot Karen. Apart from teh obvius perfect timing, the detail in the sparks at the trigger end are amazing. Nicely composed too.
John
Chris Sofopoulos01-Aug-2005 10:20
Nice catch Karen. Beautiful old time classic scene.
Karen Stuebing01-Aug-2005 09:40
Quick trigger finger. Yours, not his. You shot this at exactly the right moment. Super capture.
Tine Verheyden01-Aug-2005 07:45
Wow this is incredible! Excellent timing, gmv 2
Guest 01-Aug-2005 07:44
perfect timing..GREAT detail..Karen you nailed this one perfectly..v
Tor01-Aug-2005 06:40
Outstanding capture. I would not want to fire that one.
Guest 01-Aug-2005 06:14
Perfect timing! Fantastic shot, Karen.
Bryan Murahashi01-Aug-2005 05:01
Wow! Excellent capture at both ends of this antique rifle. GMV.
Guest 01-Aug-2005 04:45
great catch
Sainath01-Aug-2005 03:29
Perfect capture, Karen! Definitely something different. Love his hat too; looks like an early, colonial predecssor to the ten gallon cowboy hats ;) Very well done.
Timothy Guenther01-Aug-2005 03:18
Great shot! Was it for him too?
Ann LT01-Aug-2005 03:13
Perfect timing!!!
Love the smoke and the fire. V.
Coleen Perilloux Landry01-Aug-2005 02:39
Wow!! Perfect timing and quite an interesting picture.
Robin Reid01-Aug-2005 01:52
Terrific work. It really conveys the sense of excitement and the flurry of such an old gun. I really get a big bang out of this one.
Steve Pepple01-Aug-2005 01:27
Cool capture - you caught it at just the right moment. Nice.
Elaine (etfitz)01-Aug-2005 01:00
Wonderful capture! I always enjoy visiting old villages!
Guest 01-Aug-2005 00:59
excellent timing, great catch
Marcus Rugger01-Aug-2005 00:59
Wow! Great capture!

You gotta go back and show him this picture. After seeing this he might not ever fire that thing again! LOL!
Jeffery Stahlman01-Aug-2005 00:57
awesome capture V.
Herb Knufken01-Aug-2005 00:56
Great shot.....LOL
snootydog01-Aug-2005 00:56
Ditto to the coastline's comment. Not that I would know of course but I am sure it is better this way. Nice shot here. Love the fireworks you captured. But where's the wheelbarrow?
virginiacoastline01-Aug-2005 00:54
"a lot of processing to do between yesterday and today" . . .yes, but it isn't it so much nicer than spending HOURS . . no DAYS . . in a darkroom =]