Santa Monica Rodman Gun cannon on Ocean Ave

Santa Monica cannon

19th Century Rodman Gun cannon on Ocean Ave in Santa Monica.

You don’t always have the opportunity to shoot a 19th Century cannon, but today was my lucky day.  This is actually called a Rodman Gun, and it is an 8 inch bore.  In its day it could fire a 65lb. shot to a maximum distance of over 3800 yards.  This particular gun is located on Ocean Blvd. just north of the Pier, right across from The Georgian Hotel.

Image was taken with a Panasonic Lumix ZS-6, ISO 80, @ 25mm, with an aperture of f/4 and shutter speed of 1/250 s. Cropped and added a second layer on Photoshop to enhance colors and detail.


Nacho is a car nut, constant traveler and photo contributor. Currently using a Nikon D5100 DSLR. "I'm not a pro, I just take pictures like one!"

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