HMS Sutherland "fires" a smoke ring

Discussion in 'Stroll Photography' started by grebeman, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    HMS Sutherland arrived back in Plymouth today from a deployment and I was fortunate enough to be at Mount Batten Pier along with a naval rating, employed as a photographer with the Royal Navy. He was carrying a full frame Nikon and fancy lens, I had my GH2 with the old 14-45mm zoom.

    As she came up the Smeaton Passage she fired a 13 gun salute. I wonder if the navy photographer was lucky enough to capture the smoke ring that was produced as one round was fired? (upper left in the image)


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  2. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Timely photo Barrie! I always enjoy browsing the Royal Navy photos!
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  3. krugorg

    krugorg All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Great timing, Barrie
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  4. biglouis

    biglouis Veteran

    Aug 4, 2013
    Great shot (no pun intended).

    As they say "it is the camera you have with you that gets the photograph"

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  5. TheRubySusan

    TheRubySusan Top Veteran

    Sep 2, 2013
    Henry, IL
    Great capture!
    Almost a non-sequitor- you might want to check out Col. Chris Hadfield's Facebook page. In the last 24 hours he posted a photo he took from the International Space Station showing Plymouth harbor. Or maybe Portsmouth. Some British harbour beginning with P! (that's the way my mind works these days.)

    He's the Canadian former commander of the ISS who did the amazing cover if Bowie's Space Oddity IN the ISS. He's got amazing photos on his site.
    Sent from my MB865 using SeriousCompacts mobile app
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  6. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Portsmouth, never mind, good try :smile: