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Shooting with a milk churn...
Lens: DA*16-50 Camera: K-5 Photo Location: Gauw, the Netherlands ISO: 400 Aperture: F5 
Posted By: Fries, 01-02-2012, 03:17 PM

On the last day of the year it is a countryside tradition to shoot the lid of a milk churn with calcium carbide and water in the Netherlands. If you get the mixture right you get a almighty bang out of it! These guys where smart enough to attach a rope to the lid. Otherwise retrieving it can be quite a task.

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01-02-2012, 03:48 PM   #2
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Good pictures of an interesting tradation Remco, I won't tell you what we were doing as kids with calcium carbide and water.
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Remco, that sounds like it would be a 'blast' to do or watch if the weather was a little better. My tradition is sitting on my butt watching football games and just pigging out. You are some tough people over there.
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Neat! Looks like great fun. We used to make carbide canons from iron pipe and shoot golf balls....they could go through the wall of a house...we found that out the hard way.
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Thanks guys! We aren't that tough though. As you can see there was a tent and later on there was lots of beer! And Rupert; I know. Last year someone died doing this. You've got to keep your distance! Heinrich; I'm sort of curious what you did with the carbide; but I understand it's better not to tell.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Fries Quote
Thanks guys! We aren't that tough though. As you can see there was a tent and later on there was lots of beer! And Rupert; I know. Last year someone died doing this. You've got to keep your distance! Heinrich; I'm sort of curious what you did with the carbide; but I understand it's better not to tell.
It had to do with empty beer bottles (the european type with the snaptops) but one better gets the mixture right.
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It had to do with empty beer bottles (the european type with the snaptops) but one better gets the mixture right.
Thanks for explaining Heinrich!

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He Eric! Welcome here. Small world eh... (We both are a member of the Dutch/Flemish Pentaxian forum.)

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