Photographing the “black powder” shooters in action is a treat. These replicas of 1873 Winchester rifles shoot black powder cartridges reminiscent of the days before “smokeless” (modern) gun powder was invented.


Smoke – North Zulch, Texas
Copyright © 2012 Jeff Lynch Photography
Shot taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II set on aperture (Av) priority using an EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens hand held. The exposure was taken at 70mm, f/7.1 for 1/320th of a second at ISO 400. Post capture processing was done in Adobe’s Lightroom 3 and Photoshop CS5 using Nik’s Color Efex Pro filters.
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4 thoughts on “Smoke

    • Leo, it’s a shot timer. They record the total number of shots fired, total time, and usually the split times (time between shots).

  1. Nice shot Jeff. There’s just something more enjoyable about shooting BP as opposed to smokeless. I have an 1874 Sharps replica from Shiloh Rifle Co. that I’m happy to say has never been polluted by smokeless powder or a jacketed bullet. 🙂

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