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Old Dec 12, 2010, 12:02 PM   #11
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Great picture, only shot a musket once an was really impressed with it. Now this shot makes me even more impressed.

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Thanks Ronny,

I did a short end of season job of historical interpreter at old Fort Erie and learned how to fire a musket for demonstrations. Was very cool.

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very cool! Great shot
Thanks John!

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Nice timing Mike. Would have worked great for the November challenge!
Thanks jelpee, unfortunately can't control the timing of the event, but you are right on that one.

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Awesome, really impressive how you managed everything to get this one to work so well.
Thanks mtngal, I don't know if I'd call it impressive, lucky is more like it. I went with aperture priority and set for the widest aperture because of how dark it was, which for this lens is 2.8. The camera chose 1/5s and it turned out to be perfect. This was also handheld as I didn't bring my tripod with me. I'm happy it worked out the way it did though.

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Very fine composition and camera settings. You got it just right.
Thanks pboerger, as I mentioned above, the camera pretty much made the settings choices for me and I was lucky that it turned out perfectly.
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Old Dec 12, 2010, 12:07 PM   #12
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Did you use a tripod with this shot ? Noticing some movement in the left leg area?! Was the camera programed on sport? Greta shot other than that spot ...
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Old Dec 12, 2010, 12:15 PM   #13
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Did you use a tripod with this shot ? Noticing some movement in the left leg area?! Was the camera programed on sport? Greta shot other than that spot ...
This was handheld with 1/5s shutter. No doubt I don't have the steadiest of hands but the re-enactors were moving a little during the demonstration as well. No sport mode on the K20D, had it set to aperture priority at F2.8 and camera chose my shutter for me which I think turned out perfectly to capture the entire shot sequence. Too fast a shutter and you end up catching only the muzzle flash or gunpowder flash from the flintlock pan. Thanks for the kind words!
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Old Dec 12, 2010, 12:45 PM   #14
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WOW very impressive shot. Makes my want to shoot a musket, both the gun and the image
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Can't add much that hasn't already been said. I really like this shot. One of those how did they do that shots that makes you stop and notice. Great job!

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Excellent capture, Mike!
I couldn't hold that steady 1/90th sec. you have my deepest admiration.
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Old Dec 12, 2010, 8:53 PM   #18
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Very impressive Mike, wonderful image!

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You might call it "just luck," but it's obvious you took a lot of time and thought on this one, and the results show it. Great job!
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WOW very impressive shot. Makes my want to shoot a musket, both the gun and the image
Thank you! Hope you get a chance to do both.

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Can't add much that hasn't already been said. I really like this shot. One of those how did they do that shots that makes you stop and notice. Great job!

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Thanks John!

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Excellent capture, Mike!
I couldn't hold that steady 1/90th sec. you have my deepest admiration.

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Thanks GW! I think whatever happened to your browser didn't affect your post.

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Very impressive Mike, wonderful image!

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Thanks Lou!

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You might call it "just luck," but it's obvious you took a lot of time and thought on this one, and the results show it. Great job!
It's true that I considered what setting to use but I didn't really put a ton of thought into it. I really wasn't sure how it was going to turn out considering that it was handheld. I'll stick with getting lucky that the settings I chose resulted in the shot I wanted. Thanks mole!
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