Story behind the shot: I happened to see a few photographs of exploding water balloons. It was as if a moment rarely seen was captured perfectly. Wanting to try it out myself , I bought a few balloons, filled them with water and tied them on a rope . I fixed my camera on the tripod and made all the required settings in M mode [manual mode]. Using a timer set for 5 seconds, I pricked the balloon using a needle. Since I did not have any trigger , it was tough to sync the timings. After 7-8 tries I got this shot.
- f -stop : f/5
- Exposure time: 1/2000 sec
- ISO : 100
* Using a fast shutter speed ensures that the moment is captured before it goes by
* Using a Low ISO ensures that the photo is not noisy.
* Note: I have used flash in this shot to freeze motion which has caused a mild glare. These kind of photos come out better without flash.
What made me capture the image: The fact that a balloon burst is an event that happens way too fast for the human eyes to register made it an interesting subject to photograph.