This Canon is stood outside Ludlow castle to protect it from it's enemies, however I don't think it would do much these days.
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Disabled_A (0) 2012-07-07 12:21
when I see such "big bangs" I think of much older times: everything was so different then, from the technical point of view... but people's nature still is the same: they look for hypothetical or have real enemies; they fight wars... human nature has not changed at all!
have a nice Sunday!
nels (2623) 2012-07-07 13:21
hi wilson, no doubt an awsome wepon in its day the wood work looks a bit tired now . love the strong colours, & hopefully a lot cheaper than the other big bang at the Cern laboritory
tyro (26142) 2012-07-07 13:47
Thank you for taking a cunning portrait of me! Actually, I think this weapon could probably still do quite a bit of damage: a gun like this could fire a 25lb shot almost two miles and woe betide anyone or anthing that got in the way of that!
A fine "shot" (pardon the pun) of this old cannon which stood beside the gates of Ludlow Castle - good too that you managed a picture without children climbing all over it. Fine simple and symmetrical conposition, good colours and good sharpness.
P.S. Did you get my email?
emka (104268) 2012-07-07 15:58
is it John Can(n)on? I see you had in Ludlow many interesting objects to make photos of. Nice toy for the big boys, fortunetely no more used. nice composition in beautiful colours. Fine shot.
BluSimo (9392) 2012-07-08 1:44
I think so, but the picture is interesting for its historical significance. Fortunately today there are other Canon.. ;-)
have a nice sunday
jhm (157948) 2012-07-08 3:53
You took this canon out of a very good angle, indeed I think the same about the quality of the canon today.
Also the background is very lovely of color.
Nice composition, good captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
Royaldevon (41857) 2012-07-08 11:39
You did well to photograph this without the presence of children! I waited patiently but could only capture it with two children astride!
You have chosen a most original angle, giving the cannon a very vertical appearance; (something we can't say about our other cannon!) I like how you have managed to set the barrel against the unobtrusive sky.
The details are sharp and interesting, and the colours well saturated.
My warm regards,
danos (101858) 2012-07-08 23:32
nice the view as the presentation of the canon that stand outside the Ludlow castle and coming from older eras.
The vertical format adds perspective in the scene.
Have a good week,Danos
bukitgolfb301 (44325) 2012-07-09 0:58
Hi dear Wilson
So poweful and impressive image, the legacy from the Great Britain imperial. Perfect cropped vertical framework, great sharp and clear presentation with vivid color contrast. The thick color touch is also tasteful. Thanks for your sharing with good work and have a good start of new week! Best regards,
Takero from Tokyo
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-07-09 5:47
Ola Wilson ,
Uma boa composição vertical com este enorme canhão , bons os detalhes de fundo neste velho castelo , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
berek (50506) 2012-07-09 8:44
Interesting view. I think it's so old. I don't like any weapon but I like this because , it's not working. Thanks for your sharing.
Cricri (123796) 2012-07-10 7:08
Gros plan sur le canon pour un effet plus impressionnant, bon format verticale avec un joli arrière plan vert et aperçu du château
jemaflor (101399) 2012-07-10 11:24
Good angle, impressive view, good contrast and colors, interesting sibject, tfs.
gunbud (34066) 2012-07-10 15:27
I'll bet it put the fear of God in all would be intruders of that day.
Great detail to the old blunder buss is seen against the steel blue sky.
bertolucci (13362) 2012-07-11 6:36
Hi Wilson, now it would be only akward to use it but it might play a strong symbolic role though ;-) It's a very nice take on this vintage canon. The widish aperature was a good choice - an appealing shot!
delpeoples (59440) 2012-07-11 19:35
I'm enjoying the photos from your Meeting so much. This close up is very good, with great light management, particularly with respect to the underside of the canon. Would have been a great shot with John (tyro) next to it: Two Ancient Canons hahahahaha. Thanks for sharing, have a great
tedesse (25135) 2012-07-12 4:04
An interesting presentation of an old cannon to protect many years ago Castle in Ludlow.
Good POV and sharpness, nice colors.
Have a nice day
baddori (20159) 2012-07-12 22:47
Inghilterra ed armamenti.
La nazione più pragmatica.
I continuatori dei Romani di cui hanno colto il meglio e lo hanno migliorato.
Superba presentazione, nel contesto e nella tradizione .
wolf38 (31296) 2012-07-13 21:50
Hello Wilson. Spontaneously, I would say Fire. Big Bang is a good title for this huge gun. Now it is a relic of the past. It commemorates the time when the gun was used. Rgds, Wolfgang.
sacimar (27787) 2012-07-15 5:29
good image of this Canon, I like the composition, it's an original way to show it, details are interesting, well done,
UlfE (14641) 2012-07-15 11:04
A really nice picture of this old cannon or perhaps I should say: "A really good shot with your Canon camera" Although you seem to have been pretty close when you took this picture the depth is impressive. You POV is also the very best. At least for me it is hard to imagine that there could be a lot better one. TFS and have a nice Sunday evening!
mesutilgim (96772) 2012-07-17 14:01
Nice capture of this "oldie" . For shure he had better times !
Very good pov and good layout.
TFS and best regards
Budapestman (82620) 2012-07-19 17:07
a very impressive photo with attractive composition and details, superb shot, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
Nicou (148566) 2012-07-20 1:26
Superbe captage de ce canon mangigique iamge quelle position levée quel nostalgie dans cette vielle arme, très intéressant superbe.
bravo et amitié
Graal (103038) 2012-07-21 0:41
amazing old canon on the castle. Good POV and symmetric composition. Well photowork.
Have a nice WE.
Silvio1953 (150363) 2012-07-21 3:38
Ciao Wilson, great POV on amazing gun, excelent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2013-06-16 1:01
Armata, o jaka wielka..! ;)
I`m sorry for the polish words, but it remind me our poem :). Impressing gun, even when usefull :).
- Copyright: Wilson Beckett (jaywalker) (16105)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-06-23
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 60D DIGITAL, 18 - 55 mm EF-S 3.5:5.6
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-07-07 11:54