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Balloon bursting

Balloon bursting
Photo Information
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: 2020-05-11
Categories: Decisive Moment, Action
Camera: Pentax K3, Pentax 18-55mm
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2020-05-10 18:13
Viewed: 82
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was a yellow balloon filled with water which was burst by me throwing a dart at it, you can just see some blue of the dart. This was a 2 sec exposure in a dark room. The flash was set a minimum power (1/128 power) which gives a flash duration of 1/23,000 of a second. That's not fast enough to freeze a bullet. To get the flash to fire at the exact time the balloon burst you need to use a sound activated trigger (microphone)

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  • Great 
  • zto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 916 W: 122 N: 24] (14)
  • [2020-05-11 5:22]

Looks like glass shattering. Really great pic Jack


I thought I saw a lemon slice thrown in a glass of Perrier.
Excellent work of patience and precision.

  • Great 
  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 121 W: 44 N: 32] (2229)
  • [2020-05-11 14:46]

A great photographic work, Jack.

Hello Jack !!
So much fun watching your experiments ....
Very technical and very mind-blowing to see !!
Bravo and thank you for allowing us to feast visually.

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