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The Big Bang
The Big Bang

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Challenge: Stopped Motion V (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-450D Rebel XSi
Lens: Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS
Location: Roodepoort South Africa
Date: Mar 21, 2010
Aperture: F4.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1600
Galleries: Action, Blur
Date Uploaded: Mar 23, 2010

The Big Bang is supposedly the start of all time... and time was something we had to freeze in this challenge.

Popping a balloon filled with water is harder than it looks!

Place: 54 out of 135
Avg (all users): 5.7246
Avg (commenters): 6.6667
Avg (participants): 5.5333
Avg (non-participants): 5.7898
Views since voting: 786
Views during voting: 469
Votes: 236
Comments: 14
Favorites: 0

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04/06/2010 04:59:47 AM
Thanks to Alice and Bob for your kind and helpful comments. I would have liked a higher score although I do realise there is some blur... maybe too much for the voters.

To Bob - Haha, thanks! The reason I said it is harder than it looks is that I had a number of balloons fall onto the pin in my hand and it didn't pop but your point is taken. I should have said "... and taking a good photo is harder than it looks"
04/05/2010 02:35:43 PM
greetings from the Critique Club

Hello and welcome to DPC. I note you have been a member for just a short time and already have entered several Challenges. You are among a number of South Africans who have found the DPC site lately and it is a pleasure to have you aboard.

This interesting and fun image received a good score from our voters and rightly so. Yes, for a moment, I too thought you were balancing a powdery puff on your model's hand, but your exploding balloon message came through quickly. So about all I can say, on behalf of the Critique Club, is that this is a well-done stop action image, and congratulations for nailing it.

I look forward to seeing more of your work on DPC.

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04/01/2010 03:01:10 PM
Silent Shooter, while i would totally agree with all you comments in reply to dbordelon's comments.

I will have to disagree with your photo comment "Popping a balloon filled with water is harder than it looks!" it is in fact very easy to pop a balloon however capturing a stunning picture of it is very tricky indeed. You however have done this brilliantly, so congratulations :-)

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04/01/2010 04:29:55 AM
Originally posted by dbordelon:

I'm new to DPChallenge, but I fail to notice where the stopped motion is on this photograph?

Rough calculations indicate that the water is moving at around 800 inches / second. yes there is some blur but you still get the impression of stopped motion... well I do anyway and thats what mattered to me.
I wasn't going to go and spend lots of money on sound triggers, external flashes etc. I did the best I could given the conditions I was in.

Message edited by author 2010-10-13 06:03:00.
03/31/2010 09:53:55 PM
I'm new to DPChallenge, but I fail to notice where the stopped motion is on this photograph?
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/28/2010 11:37:18 PM
What the heck is that thing? pretty cool capture.
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03/27/2010 08:40:20 PM
Full of motion trails, but a really fantastic shot.
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03/26/2010 08:09:40 PM
It took me a few moments to realise what this was - my very first impression was that it was a Tribble, not sure why...Well done freeze frame.
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03/26/2010 03:25:44 PM
unoriginal but nice capture 6
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03/26/2010 10:32:15 AM
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03/25/2010 06:31:06 AM
Sharp callouses? (sorry for spelling) Nice capture. Evern with the movement of water I still feel it is 'stopped' enough for me. Well done. 8
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03/24/2010 11:35:08 AM
Looks like a giant cotton ball! (Unitl you see the yellow balloon)
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03/24/2010 09:38:25 AM
ha.. nice shot of a balloon exploding.. wonder if some people will be confused.
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03/24/2010 12:22:00 AM
Is this a water balloon? I really am wondering what it is, really drew my attention!
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