It's not something you would expect to see chuffing out of the giant cannons overlooking on the Fort Scracthely headland at Newcastle, but Glenda Watts of Charlestown has the video to prove it.
Ms Watts had joined a busy crowd at Fort Scratchely around 1pm Anzac Day to see the guns fire over the Hunter coast, but caught an unusual sight on her phone after the firing - a perfect smoke ring drifting off from the gun barrel.
"I've never seen a smoke ring like that before," Ms Watts, who has seen the guns fire a few times. "People standing nearby me hadn't either."
The guns had earlier fired four times over the coast during the Newcastle dawn service, once each to salute the various arms of the Australian defence force.
Visitors to the fort on Thursday would also have seen an incredible display of 5000 knitted poppies, lead in the design by volunteer Michelle Thompson.
With the help of other volunteers, she has adorned Fort Scratchley with more than 5000 knitted poppies.
The display is a continuation of last year's Remembrance Day tribute.
"It's a perpetual memorial," Ms Thompson said on Wednesday after making the final touches to the display.
"We'll put them [poppies] out every year. They were donations from all over Australia. It just went viral when it went on social media, the requests last year."
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