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Sudden impact

Sudden impact
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Copyright: Jack McGrane (jackal) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 790 W: 26 N: 808] (9654)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-08
Categories: Event, Decisive Moment, Action
Camera: Pentax K10D, Pentax 18-55mm
Exposure: f/9.0, 4 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-12-19 15:10
Viewed: 1096
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A golf club smashing a light bulb

The only way to capture these high speed shots is with a sound activated flash in a dark room. It's hard enough to hit a golf ball in daylight never mind hitting something in the dark.

There was a small light source to the left so I could see my target and you can see a slight image of the light bulb before impact.
It does make a hell of a mess- Mrs Jackal wasn't too impressed

ISO 100

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HI Jack,
Im sure Mrs Jackal wasent impressed but I can say that i am impressed. A clever title and the impact is visually shown as the pieces are shattered everywhere.How many bulbs did you try before getting it spot on as this is a fantastic result.Great experiment and presentation.

Hi Jack

I'm afraid I'm not qualified to give an educated critique. Amazing, a 4 second exposure but I can still read the word "fusion" on the club.


In thumbnail, I thought I saw a shark attack ... but no, I'm disappointed.
But I notice your constant creativity and I like it.
However it is an interesting impact, good idea.

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  • jods Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 101] (578)
  • [2016-12-21 10:33]

Bonjour Jack,

Quel merveilleux travail technique! le résultat est impressionnant,
Au début, Le club de golf m'a fait pensé à un coup de poing donné par un boxeur, quel punch! Joli travail et original!

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