Monday, 29 October 2012

Balloon Burst

Water balloon burst - freezing the water droplets
Balloon Burst
Subject : Balloon Burst

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.

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Freeze the smoke!