After the Royal Newfoundland Regatta, I went with some friends to the Signal Hill Tattoo performance. The low light as the sun set, and the animated performance made photography difficult, but I did mange to capture this. Performed by the Royal Newfoundland companies the Signal Hill Tattoo is a historical animation program. This performance commemorates the final battle of the Seven Years War which was fought on Signal Hill, Sept. 16, 1762, between the British and the French.
Taken with my Canon 450D, using my 50mnm lens, I used a ISO of 800, f/1.8, and a shutter speed of 1/10 of a sec. Edited using Lightroom 2.


  • Kevin  Kroeker
    Kevin Kroekerover 5 years ago

    Awesome work Daphne :)
    Those flames are wicked… Got a marshmallow?

  • Thanks Kevin, this was a hard shot to get!

    – Daphne Johnson

  • Gino Iori
    Gino Ioriover 5 years ago

    Great work

  • Thank you. :)

    – Daphne Johnson

  • Calin Jugarean
    Calin Jugareanover 5 years ago

    Great Shot. I Love It! Congrats!

  • Thank you. :)

    – Daphne Johnson

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 5 years ago

    A really fantastic shot!!!!, Bill

  • Thank you Bill, it was a really hard to capture.

    – Daphne Johnson

  • Amanda  Brushett
    Amanda Brushettover 5 years ago

    OMG this is a great capture babe.
    love the way you caught the light

  • Thanks Amanda! :)

    – Daphne Johnson

  • Brian Carey
    Brian Careyover 5 years ago

    Great shot Daphne! Caught at the perfect moment, great anticipation!

  • Thanks Brian!

    – Daphne Johnson

  • Colin Tobin
    Colin Tobinover 5 years ago

    This is incredible. Your timing was perfect. It’s amazing how much of the lighting is coming exclusively from the guns. Definitely one of your best photos yet.

  • Thank you Colin!

    – Daphne Johnson

  • seawhisper
    seawhisperover 5 years ago

    now this is what I call perfect timing :)

  • Thank you, I tried very hard to get this shot. :)

    – Daphne Johnson

  • OntheroadImage
    OntheroadImageover 5 years ago

    take this from someone that shoots flintlocks , this is a very difficult image to capture, as usually they don’t all go off !

  • Thank you. :)

    – Daphne Johnson

  • James Godber
    James Godberabout 5 years ago


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