Made a trip to the local gun range with my two brothers while visiting them over the 4th of July weekend. We typically don’t go home over the 4th of July but it worked out great with being able to spend more time together.
Got a chance to shoot several rifles and pistols and my camera, of course. Took my 100-400mm lens this time for the Battle Creek airshow, which also worked out well for the gun range. It was a blast shooting their guns but I also had lots of fun taking photos.
My first gun when I was in 7th grade was a .45 cal flintlock muzzle loader. My goal at a young age was have an extensive gun collection but my wife is pleased that I changed gears to photography, except for the cost.
Converted these to B&W using Nik Silver Efex Pro 2, in order to bring out the smoke and mood of the photos.
Taken with Canon 1DX and Canon 100-400 II lens with 1.4X III teleconverter, hand-held
1/1600 sec @ F7.1, ISO 1600, evaluative metering
1/1000 sec @ F7.1, ISO 1600, evaluative metering
1/1000 sec @ F7.1, ISO 3200, evaluative metering