What a shocker....
Took a gander up to Signal Hill this lunchtime to have a look at the Noon day gun going off.
64000 plus shots since the first day these particular cannons were dragged up the hill and stationed there.
Have to admit rather embarrassingly that as a Kaapie in all my years I had never ventured up there
to check out the show. And boy what a show!
When the cannon went off you felt the shock wave go through your system like a ton of bricks,
and on such a calm day the reverberation was just something else.
And loud! you have no idea… say what?
Now here’s the rub.
On getting back to the office and downloading the shots,
this particular shot is a split second after the canon shot went off,
or as close as I could get it on my cellphone.
It shows a pretty wavy picture. Everything and everybody bending slightly like a bunch of drunks…
No this is not PhotoShop, and no it has not been fiddled with.
This is (from what we can make out) a shock-wave hitting the
camera lens after the shot. At least that’s the only explanation we could come up with.
Anybody else got any other theories, I would love to hear them.
Imagine what that would do to a glider in the air at that time,
and adds another thought to the amazing slope soaring sport we are involved in
and the machinations of air that we so often use. Man it’s under pressure!