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Would you stop a bullet for me?
Would you stop a bullet for me?

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Challenge: Stopped Motion VI (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D5100
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 18-70mm 1:35-4.5G ED
Location: my garage
Date: Aug 29, 2011
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 1250
Shutter: 1/30000
Date Uploaded: Aug 29, 2011


[Aug. 31st, 2011 09:45:27 AM]

lined up 5 small balloons filled with a 50/50 paint mix, hung from a 2x4. Used my homemade audio/photogate trigger in audio mode to delay fire from the shot of my bb gun. Used a "snapshot II" DJ strobe from bottom right.

[Aug. 31st, 2011 05:22:15 PM]

BTW, I only used 5 balloons for the whole shoot. I had many test shots to get the delay box tuned in; But only burst the balloons on this image.

I would like to redo it once I get my Post-processing skills in order.

[Sep. 2nd, 2011 08:13:48 PM]

I used all orange balloons with different colored paint to show the contrast as the skin of the balloon ripped away. If it was the same color you wouldn't be able to tell it was ripping apart...

Place: 13 out of 84
Avg (all users): 6.5706
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 6.1591
Avg (non-participants): 6.7068
Views since voting: 1578
Views during voting: 403
Votes: 177
Comments: 8
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09/10/2011 04:43:31 AM
The title is catchy as is the image. Very imaginative.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/03/2011 07:58:13 AM
That's very cool. How many times did it take to get that?
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09/02/2011 04:07:40 PM
Incredible technical achievement, but the lighting and colors seem dull and flat.
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09/01/2011 05:51:13 PM
cool love it how did you do this? 8
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08/31/2011 04:19:21 PM
Arrgh, now I can see what you have done here, and I can`t even begin to imagine how hard it was to pull this shot off - so on meeting the challenge you have totally nailed it - however my problem lies with the overall quality of the image - it just doesnt work for me - it really kills the image that I daresay took ages to setup and capture but I usually score on both subject and overall image quality - and thats where I am struggling here... If the processing had been on the ball and the image excited me then it would of been a ten all the way - however I really need to stick to my usual voting methodology to be fair to the the entries... Gonna have to give you a 7 here, but so annoyed as this could of been spectacular. PM me, would love to know who shot this. 7 (with a heavy heart)..
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08/31/2011 03:28:56 PM
nifty shot
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08/31/2011 01:44:16 PM
Great idea, especially with the colored water. I think this could be improved slightly if the water color was the same as the balloon color, but still nice.
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08/31/2011 12:16:22 PM
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