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Nature & Travel Photo of the Day, Canon Fire at the Battle of Gettysburg – 10/25/13

Canon Fire at the Battle of Gettysburg

Canon Fire at the Battle of Gettysburg

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Focal Length: 200 mm
Aperture: f/9.0
ISO: 320
Shutter Speed: 1/1000 second

The 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg was a huge event with over 150 canons.  It can be challenging to photograph canons and capture the fire and smoke coming out of the canon.  Here are a few tips for photographing artillery at a military reenactment.  Put your camera on continuous fast shutter mode.  Watch the soldiers and look for signals for when they are about to fire such as a hand signal or covering their ears.  Count the seconds after the signal until the canon fires to help to time your shot.  
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