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The Unseen Face
The Unseen Face

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Challenge: Free Study 2014-02 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Location: UK
Date: Feb 22, 2014
Aperture: f7.1
ISO: 400
Shutter: 2 seconds
Date Uploaded: Feb 23, 2014

My first entry in two yeas and probably a fairly brave one! :)

I recently picker up a Triggertrap flash trigger and have been experimenting with water balloons bursting.

This is simply a water filled balloon lit by two SB900 flash guns triggered by Triggertrap mobile application. The 'cigar' is a nerf gun dart rigged with a pin.

The firing of the Nerf gun triggers the flash and timing can be varied by moving the gun closer to the target.

Place: 51 out of 164
Avg (all users): 6.0659
Avg (commenters): 8.8571
Avg (participants): 6.0154
Avg (non-participants): 6.1923
Views since voting: 365
Views during voting: 181
Votes: 91
Comments: 16
Favorites: 3 (view)

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02/03/2017 08:33:41 AM
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

This popped up (pun unintended and distracting) from the DPC Roulette thread. STILL underrated! :)

Yes (again) - It took a look of effort to make this :)
01/31/2017 08:16:49 PM
This popped up (pun unintended and distracting) from the DPC Roulette thread. STILL underrated! :)
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06/06/2014 05:42:46 PM
Originally posted by Art Roflmao:

oh man - waaaay underrated!
Thanks... I thought so too :-(
06/04/2014 01:16:30 PM
oh man - waaaay underrated!
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03/11/2014 07:25:09 AM
I was one of your 10's this shot is just amazing.
I tried something very similar with some water ballons and a go-pro shooting
30 fps. I didn't get anything as cool as this.
Fantastic job!
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03/09/2014 12:00:14 PM
@ LoVI - No, not Mylar... nothing special, just a standard balloon, filled with water and shot with a Nerf dart... :-)
03/09/2014 09:29:14 AM
I'm still utterly confused .....in a good way....is it mylar?

So.... I made custom shaped balloons for a festival once.....had rolls of mylar and cut the mylar material into all sorts of amorphic fun shapes, sealed the seams with a small iron, then filled then with helium....they lasted for weeks.

Love this shot..... you sound like a fun spirited soul!
I have an overwhelming desire to see a whole bunch of them bursting at once!

I will help. :-)
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03/08/2014 02:35:13 AM
Reading what you did to take this photo, I wish I had rated it higher...and I wish it had placed higher. Great work.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2014 11:19:21 PM
say the secret word...
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03/07/2014 10:39:07 PM
Holy smokes. Now this took some practice. Incredibly executed.
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03/05/2014 06:47:02 PM
Awesome idea. Great capture.
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03/02/2014 12:18:49 PM
Original and insanely funny.
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03/01/2014 10:58:15 PM
That is a fabulous, high speed capture. I love that you can still see a portion of the balloon! I'm guessing that's a cigar which burst the balloon??? Wild image. Excellently lit and captured. My only nit is the softbox reflection
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03/01/2014 10:51:39 PM
Amazing, congratulations!!!
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03/01/2014 09:29:54 PM
Wow! What a outstanding shot.
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03/01/2014 12:34:28 PM
help what iz zit? I want to take a picture of myself staring at this in my p.j.'s still at 12:33 and call it d.p.c. addiction personified
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