Water balloons

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    Kids wanted to "help" with an expirament I was doing with water balloons. The set-up: A black cloth draped on a garment rack. A stick securely wedged into an unsuspecting hedge. Dental floss hanging balloons from the stick about 2-3 feet from the black cloth. Open shade as the sun was setting on the other side of the building.


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    the execution (still tweaking post processing- this was mainly an expirament to see if I could get the water balloon shape that remains for a split second after popping it):

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    Love these. Especially the 2nd set where, not only can you still see the shape of the original balloon but the flow of the water reacting to the contraction of the latex.

    Can you post a larger version of that?

    Your assistants must have had a great time.
     
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    Wow, this one's ONE cool experiment, and the outcome is astonishing, for you to really GET that moment, when the water still stays in the shape of the balloon for that split second. How did you time these!?!
     
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    The fourth photo within the first image in your post is simply amazing. Awesome idea!

    Would be cool to try with a longer pin, so that the hand does not show in the photo.

    Congratulations for the highly creative photos!
     
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    I can try to post larger this evening when I get home.

    For timing I had the camera set on continuous and could get about 10-12 shots off before the memory card started bogging down. I had the aperture around 2ish to let in as much light as possible and had the shutter speed between 1/1000 and 1/8000. I did have exposure compensation all the way up (+5). I didn't think to up the ISO and it was at 100. They were pretty dark SOOC so Lightroom helped, but that did reveal a little noise. FWIW we did 12 balloons and only 2-3 actually captured the image I wanted. Just keep trying :)

    In hindsight I should have had kids wash their hands first, lol. They were filthy from playing outside. I guess it's better then being clean from playing video games all afternoon. :) I did try some B&W versions but the color looks better.
     
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    These look cool! What if you did it with a longer pin and a tighter crop so that you can't see hands, then shop out the puncturing object? I think I may need to try this
     
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    Ok, I added them all to this set: cpc - a set on Flickr

    There is a cool series of images where one of the kids tried to pop a yellow balloon, but instead of exploding, it just sprung a leak and swung a little. It's pretty neat. :)

    I think these are larger than the ones prviously posted:

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    000_7763 by awaagen, on Flickr

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    000_7751 by awaagen, on Flickr

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    000_7764 by awaagen, on Flickr

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    000_7786 by awaagen, on Flickr

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    000_7745 by awaagen, on Flickr



    They aren't all polished and complete yet, so I apologize if the exposure is a bit low. With the shutter speed so high I did have to do some lightening in post processing, and not quite done yet.
     
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