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Old Apr 21, 2011, 12:37 PM   #11
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Hi Rui,

First time I have looked at this series of shots. All really nice shots. Well done!!!!

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Old Apr 21, 2011, 4:18 PM   #12
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Thank you JJ
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Old Apr 23, 2011, 11:24 PM   #13
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Im posting a video made by my girlfriend with a Nikon L18.

It's a really bad video, zooming and shaking... but im posting just because the story behind the images... and because i think it is funy

One O'Clock Gun
The One O'Clock Gun is a time signal, and is fired every day at precisely 13:00, excepting Sunday, Good Friday and Christmas Day.
The gun was established in 1861 as a time signal for ships in the Firth of Forth, and complemented the time ball, which was installed on the Nelson Monument in 1852, but which was useless during foggy weather. The gun could easily be heard by ships in Leith Harbour, 2 miles (3.2 km) away. Because sound travels relatively slowly (approximately 343 metres per second (770 mph)), maps were produced in the 1860s to show the actual time when the sound of the gun was heard at various locations in Edinburgh.
The original gun was an 18-pound muzzle-loading cannon, which needed four men to load, and was fired from the Half Moon Battery. This was replaced in 1913 by a 32-pound breech-loader, and in May 1952 by a 25-pound Howitzer.The present One O'Clock Gun is an L118 Light Gun, brought into service on 30 November 2001.
The One o’clock Gun was first fired from the Castle on 7 June 1861, and has continued ever since, six days a week, except during the two World Wars.

http://vimeo.com/22789368

Translating her words (the voice you hear)... maybe lousy translation:
"I'll get a scare... I'll get a scare... (bum!) ... I knew it... I made a big shake in the video... spectacular...lol"

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