Mid-air mess!

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  1. boris152

    boris152 TPF Noob!

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    Does anyone here experiment with high speed photography? I know these pictures don't quite qualify, but I have SO much fun doing these with my brother!

    If anyone has similar "frozen motion" pictures I'd like to see them!

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    Hahaha I love them, did this involve a BB gun, used to do stuff like this a lot too!!!
     
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    Used to? Post them here if you still have them!
     
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    I dont mean taking photos... I just mean generally arsing around with a pellet gun lol...
     
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    Oh, damn. :) I've seen your website (i told you that a couple days ago). Witht the quality of pictures you take I was excited to see what you did like this! bah!

    Yes, generally arsing around with a pellet gun is great fun!

    I'm using too many exclamation points!
     
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    the first shot is great, however i would crop it to remove some excess background
    Luke
     
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    What camera are you using? Did you use a continuous shot for this? I actually like the entire picture; you are able to see the full spray pattern.
     
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    The camera is a Canon Rebel XT (350d) with a 28-135mm lens. As for actually getting the shot, my brother and I timed our shots together, his with the pellet gun, mine with the camera. Counted down 3-2-1, then fire, with my finger pressing the shutter (manually focused to cut the delay) as the can was already exploding. This method worked better than about 60% of the time, as long as my brother managed to hit the can. I have a lot of pictures of the cans just sitting there. :)

    Yeah, I like the spray pattern too, which is why I couldn't bring myself to crop much more than I did. But I still agree with kiwiluke; the background is really distracting. How to solve? Well, I do have a prime 50mm lens with an f/1.8 that can really blur the background, but to get the framing right I would have to move a lot closer to the target.

    Hmmm . . . moving closer to a target getting shot with a pellet gun? I'm sorry, in the interest of safety, I'm afraid I refuse. :) Besides, who wants to risk Mt. Dew getting on a camera?

    *edit* re-frame the shot to not include a distracting background? Oh. But that would be the easy way!
     
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    What, no sense of adventure? j/k, i'm sure that would not be pleasant to clean up. What did that mean old Mt. Dew do to you anyway?

    You shook it really good first right? we had a whole case of 2 year old generic root beer that we shot with .22s... fun times. I've seen a spoiled watermelon shot with a .270... i wish i had high speed pics of that... there was nothing left but melon mush...
     
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    I love the shots... they are so fun.
     
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    I recentlly saw a billboard for Moutain Dew that said
    "Shaking the Dew makes him mad"
    Now we know what happens when you shoot the Dew. Great Shots!
     

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