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Rifle Shooted Water Balloon.
2nd PlaceRifle Shooted Water Balloon.
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Stopped Motion II (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Sony DSC-V1
Location: Home garage
Date: Sep 14, 2004
Aperture: 3.2
ISO: 400
Shutter: 2 sec
Galleries: Science and Technology
Date Uploaded: Sep 16, 2004

1/50000s shot taken with a modified flash.
The shot was made with a rifle which uses compressed air and shoots pellets at 820fps(250m/s).

Post Proc:
Crop, Flip horiz., Neat image,clone out some points, shadows/highlights, hue/sat, sharpen, Neat image.

If you liked this photo, please visit my portfolio/High Speed.

Proccess is as follows:
-Have everything prepared
-Turn lights off
-Open camera shutter
-Shot rifle
-Sensor detects rifle shot which activates flash
-Shutter closes.

This photography is not a lucky result. Turning on the flash at the correct time is quite easy (although tricky). The hardest part is to obtain a very short light pulse, as a camera with 1/8000 shutter produces blur on the image.

Total budget for ALL of the hardware needed for this photographs was 70$ (not including camera and rifle, :-) ).

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 170
Avg (all users): 7.3877
Avg (commenters): 8.5349
Avg (participants): 7.3945
Avg (non-participants): 7.3814
Views since voting: 27071
Views during voting: 533
Votes: 227
Comments: 67
Favorites: 44 (view)


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11/11/2005 12:08:18 PM
This is absolutely amazing!
11/16/2004 08:16:52 AM
Unbelivable
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11/01/2004 10:32:33 AM
AWSOME!!!
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10/02/2004 04:33:55 AM
Nice!
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10/01/2004 12:53:04 PM
Very exciting shot! Congratulations on the ribbon!
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09/28/2004 02:05:13 PM
I found what u did amaising
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09/28/2004 07:37:24 AM
Thank you all for your comments. I DEEPLY appreciated each of them.
When I first saw High Speed photographs some months ago, I just wanted
to try to get the same results. And... here I am. Wow my first ribbon. Well dont expect too much from me, Im just a beginner....
09/27/2004 06:51:45 PM
Whoaaaaaaaa...this is amazing! From concept to execution, you nailed it all. Quite an inspirational shot. This is a favorite for me.
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09/27/2004 05:24:26 PM
Congratulations! Well planned and executed..very cool.
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09/27/2004 11:58:33 AM
Wow.
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09/27/2004 07:30:32 AM
Ribbon on the first challenge. Way to go! Excellent shot!
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09/27/2004 07:17:36 AM
Congratulations. Excellent planning, setup and execution.
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09/27/2004 07:09:18 AM
Great shot. What type of trigger mechanism did you use to sync your flash? I tried the same thing with a little cornstarch in a balloon, manually, without a trigger and couldn't get the timing just right, so I abandonned the idea. Congrats on the ribbon.

Message edited by author 2004-09-27 07:10:22.
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09/27/2004 05:22:16 AM
Quite amazing, and congrats on the ribbon :) In most challenges this would have been a blue for sure, but the competition here was so fierce.

Absolutely sensational shot.
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09/27/2004 04:18:49 AM
Congrats, great shot. Maybe you could write a "How'd they do that ?" for this shot, also explaining the extra equipment needed to trigger the flash ?
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09/27/2004 03:45:46 AM
Congrats on the red and on your first entry too ! :)
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09/27/2004 03:40:11 AM
Amazing shot! Congratulations on #2! :-) Looking forward to see more of your work!
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09/27/2004 03:00:32 AM
I was thinking about using water ballons if I were to enter this challenge and you did a wonderful job of using this type of medium. Although my shot would not involve a rifle, I was going to drop the balloon onto a pin or other sharp object to pop the balloon. Then I thought of logistical problems such as the water flying everywhere and that pretty much ended my train of thought for that challenge. Great job!
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09/27/2004 01:56:13 AM
First submission and a ribbon already. Can't wait for the next ones. Congratulations!
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09/27/2004 01:52:32 AM
Nice freeze, congrats on the red ribbon.
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09/27/2004 12:08:56 AM
Congratulations on your red. Real cool.
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09/27/2004 12:03:36 AM
Nice shot. How many takes did it take you to get that just right?
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09/27/2004 12:03:34 AM
Awesome Pic...Congrats
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/26/2004 10:16:55 PM
one of my picks for a top 10. good luck!
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09/26/2004 12:07:06 PM
Well to be honest - I haven't seen anything to beat this just yet. I really like the shapes that are a consequence of this which I wouldn't otherwise have seen if you didn't have such a fast shutter! This image demonstrates a purpose for the challenge so it gets my top vote so far.
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09/25/2004 10:50:46 PM
Holy cow! That is cool! I'm guessing that the bit to the far right is the bullet. What I love the most, however, is how you can see how the rubber is starting to wrinkle as the water falls out.
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09/25/2004 05:33:24 PM
Quite an interesting picture.
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09/25/2004 01:31:57 PM
Excellent shot, great color and background. Very nice!
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09/25/2004 11:11:26 AM
This is great...
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09/24/2004 10:42:42 PM
wow,
great shot.
how???
did you use strobes?
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09/24/2004 09:58:18 AM
holy shit, you shot it!
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09/24/2004 08:00:59 AM
Stunning. My only 10 of this challenge so far.
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09/24/2004 04:51:13 AM
pretty amazing, good choice of color
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09/23/2004 08:02:07 PM
Impressive capture. 9
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09/23/2004 07:39:00 PM
I am not crazy about the colors, but the comp and technique is certainly first rate. Bumping up.
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09/23/2004 05:31:13 PM
awesome.........a lil closer ond you get a ten...9
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09/23/2004 11:36:13 AM
WOWZERS! Now that's what I call stop action! Even though you had little control over what shapes would evolve - it is a really pleasing composition. Not to mention your choice of balloon color, background and lighting setup are perfect. If this one doesn't win the blue..... I'll be shocked.

Message edited by author 2004-09-27 12:12:06.
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09/22/2004 11:36:28 PM
nice capture, (fyi... on my monitor the back ground looks uneven and blotchy),
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09/22/2004 07:34:05 PM
Amazing.-10-
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09/22/2004 04:53:02 PM
Now that must have been a fast shutter or was it done by flash. And how would you time when to release the shutter or was it tripped by remote. Anyway amazing shot, extra points for differculty.
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09/22/2004 04:32:09 PM
Man, now that's some fast shutter work. Timed really well also. Can't wait to read your description of the process. "Shooted" should be "Shot", but, Hey! We're here to talk images, not grammar. And your "image" is fantastic. Good luck with the challenge.
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09/22/2004 02:16:02 PM
Awsome from the technical side. I am looking foreward to reading about this
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09/22/2004 10:16:02 AM
very cool ... 10
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09/22/2004 06:30:07 AM
My favourite - has to be in the ribbon calss
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09/22/2004 03:56:54 AM
looks like a shark to me (especially the thumbnail). interesting pic, good work.
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09/21/2004 11:48:50 PM
LOL - kinda looks like a cosmic boob! Good capture and very creative :-)
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09/21/2004 11:05:25 PM
Very cool... you are one of the lucky ones who have the gadget to snap the shot on sound or something. I love these! Great! And well done as well.
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09/21/2004 09:08:38 PM
Whoo! Nice shot. How did you do that?
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09/21/2004 09:04:08 PM
Nice photo! I was expecting to see more of these types of photos. Well done.
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09/21/2004 03:59:31 PM
thats crazy.... beautifull timing
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09/21/2004 11:49:42 AM
How did you pull this off???

10
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09/21/2004 11:36:50 AM
This is strange, cool and original.
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09/21/2004 04:56:45 AM
It's 'shot' not 'shooted', and that's the only thing that I can find wrong :)
Very well done, excellent capture
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09/20/2004 11:26:20 PM
Most WOW factor of the challenge IMO...great job...love the water patterns
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09/20/2004 11:26:03 PM
Very cool, can't wait to see the details of how you did this.
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09/20/2004 10:16:32 PM
Thats really cool.
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09/20/2004 09:06:11 PM
Very interesting effect.
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09/20/2004 07:28:59 PM
great capture!
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09/20/2004 01:33:55 PM
This is a wonderful display of stopped motion! One of the best I've seen. Harold Edgerton (the person who first photographed this) would be proud. 10
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09/20/2004 12:35:42 PM
What an interesting form this technique created! Nicely done.
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09/20/2004 10:25:48 AM
Stunning - you must have the right kit and loads of patience - fascinating!
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09/20/2004 10:22:30 AM
Amazing picture!!!!! My only comment is "Rifle SHOT"
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09/20/2004 07:34:31 AM
hard to beat.....this is the ultimate stop motion
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09/20/2004 06:34:59 AM
Great timing. Well done
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09/20/2004 04:12:17 AM
You certainly win the award for the fastest action captured in a photo. :-) And this is a nice, simple, colorful shot of an interesting subject. Very nice job.
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09/20/2004 02:01:28 AM
Wow! Beautiful physics experiment. An intersection of art and science.
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09/20/2004 12:33:50 AM
Just excellent!!! Colors, composition, stopped action are great!
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