Featured in Hobart, Tasmania http://www.redbubble.com/groups/hobart-tasmania Group on 02/16/12

Part of the 19 gun royal salute to the Governor of Tasmania delivered by a four gun battery of the Australian Defence Forces at the commencement of the Mawson Centenary Flotilla sail past on the River Derwent in Hobart on 2nd December 2011, a re-enanctment of the farewell one hundred years ago to the first Australian Antarctic expedition led by Douglas Mawson.

Four light artillery guns were mounted on the river bank next to the Regatta Grounds grandstand in Hobart’s Queen’s domain to deliver the 19 gun salute. The gun crews were under the command of Major Damien Fleming and Warrant Officer Class 2 Toby Organ of the Royal Australian Artillery.

Taken with Pentax k-r on 2 December 2011 at Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
Lens Tamron AF100-300mm F3.5-5.6
ISO 400
0 EV
1/1000 sec.
Hand held

Lighting and colour adjustments in PSE9 and image converted to JPEG for uploading.

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  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...over 3 years ago

    Oh, wow! Terrific capture, Tony!

  • Thank you so much for your enthusiastic comment Donna and I appreciate the fave too. Just as well they were firing blanks or the Governor would have been a gonner.

    – TonyCrehan

  • George Petrovsky
    George Petrovskyover 3 years ago

    G’day Tony!
    How could an ex-Gunner from the 107th Fd.Bty, 12 Fd. Regiment, RAA (7th NS Intake, 66-68) not immediately add this to his Favourites? Served in Australia, Malaysia, Singapore & Thailand but was spared the Vietnam conflict. Our guns were different to these, using the 105mm Italian made transportable field guns. I wasn’t part of a gun crew, but a signaler and driver, ending up in the Command Post. Crikey, that brings back a few memories! :)george

  • Thanks Gunner George for the fave and informed comment. Pleased to have brought back a few memories for you. Glad you were spared the Vietnam experience or the memories may not have been so good. Fortunately for me my marble did not come out in the conscript lottery.

    – TonyCrehan

  • Odille Esmonde-Morgan
    Odille Esmonde...over 3 years ago

    Lovely work! It’s so hard to get the red stuff coming form the cannon mouth – you have done well.

  • Thanks Odille. You are not wrong! It took me 60 shots of continuous shooting to get one muzzle flash. After the tenth gun I finally realised I had to hold down the shutter release BEFORE the order to fire.

    – TonyCrehan

  • Mark Williams
    Mark Williamsover 3 years ago

    Cool capture Tony!

  • Thanks Mark. A bit hot actually and loud. fortunately the gunners were handing out earplugs before the event.

    – TonyCrehan

  • maggie326
    maggie326over 3 years ago

    awesome image Tony wonderful capture .. Thanks for sharing the history also

  • Thanks for adding this one to your favourites Maggie. Glad you found it interesting. Tony:)

    – TonyCrehan

  • Jenny Brice
    Jenny Briceover 3 years ago

    Great capture Tony.

  • Thanks Jenny.

    – TonyCrehan

  • Debbie Robbins
    Debbie Robbinsover 3 years ago

    PERFECT capture!!!! great work Tony. :))))

  • Well, it was the 60th shot in a 19 gun salute Debbie! Work that one out. Thanks a million for your supportive comments and for the fave too.

    – TonyCrehan

  • dedmanshootn
    dedmanshootnabout 3 years ago

    fine composition and timing. interesting backstory too

  • Thank you Dave. I have to admit that the timing was thanks to the continuous shooting mode on the camera. Glad you like the image and story.

    – TonyCrehan

  • Sorry Dave, forgot to say thanks for the fave.

    – TonyCrehan

  • Brett Rogers
    Brett Rogersabout 3 years ago

    I should have gone down to this Tony, I thought about it. This image shows why! Perfect timing.

  • Yes I was glad I played hookey from work for an hour or two that morning. The flotilla was a bit far away for my lense but I was pleased with the on shore shots. Thanks for your comment. Will you be around the harbour during the New Year/yacht race/taste events?

    – TonyCrehan

  • NautilusBlue
    NautilusBlueabout 3 years ago

    Great timing matey . I really can appreciate this as I have a military family :))

  • Thanks for adding this to your favourites Julie and for your comment. It’s funny, I don’t like wars but I an somehow attracted by military ceremony and stories about people in wars.

    – TonyCrehan

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