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Cannon !

20 November 2010 - 02:49 PM

Last month I happened to visit Charlestown in Cornwall. In the harbour they maintain a small flotilla of tall ships, often hired out for training or filming. The boats themselves are an ingeneous mix of old and new (a Garmin GPS attached to an antique radium painted compass...) but clearly make for a successful enterprise.

One ship was being painted and prepped for filming Treasure Island in the Canaries and interestingly I found these on the quayside:

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As a dedicated pyro, I tried to work out whether they could be fired. My guess is yes (and indeed that they might have been proofed and pressure tested recently). What do others think? Are these genuine or mere film props? Would you consider hand firing them?

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Hexavalent Chromium

10 June 2010 - 04:51 PM

I was somewhat concerned this afternoon to hear to a report on PM on the various lawsuits ongoing in response to unplanned dichromate exposure.


I'm sure our members are avoiding the 'orange stuff' anyway, but a reminder does no harm...

Fireworks Photography

27 April 2010 - 12:22 PM

It's a while since we had a fireworks photography thread on the forum.

I was inspired by finding this wonderful gallery on Digital Photography Review from a recent competition. Does anyone recognise any of the shows?


If you've any recent photos to show off - please post here!

Spark Issue 3

10 October 2008 - 09:45 PM

Just a quick post to offer many thanks for the new full colour issue of Spark (the UKPS newsletter).

Having been thoroughly credit crunched today I was delighted to find it on the door mat returning home.

Back to work, at least with a smile...