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"QUANTUM SHOT" #218


Tired of the same old objects around you? Shoot them to pieces for the sake of art!

High speed, or "flash" photography is an art, widely used in scientific research, which also has a dedicated following among those wanting to "blow things apart" in the most elegant way possible. Witness the very popular Flickr group and a multitude of posts around the world, all joining in the delirious excitement of exploding various objects on camera. It's not easy to come up with a perfect shot... consider 1200ft/sec average speed of a bullet, plus a synchronizing laser, hi-tec flash setup and a fancy camera-work. The following is "the best of" gallery from a few masters of the genre:

Stefan, a.k.a. Fotofrog has a gorgeous set, where fruits and some vegetables get blown to smithereens, together with some tableware:

Crayons from Spyzter:

Shattered glass lamp...

Peeled banana (and more from Jasper Nance) -

Antibacterial soap bar...

Unfortunate? doll...

Hot tomato...

Bullet through a bottle...

"Pulsetronics" is UK company specializing in high-speed photography, mostly for science research. They also have a few artistic gems there... not for the faint-hearted! -

Full Magnum Force...

Two spherical shock waves are visible on this "schlieren image" (an interferometric technique used to study the distribution of density gradients within a transparent medium). A serious weapon with considerable force, but nothing a good solid bottle of beer couldn't do:

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6 Comments:

Anonymous Caroline said...

WOOW!
I didn't know that exploding stuff looks so cool!

Have you seen exploding balloon in slow motion on You Tube? Take a look at it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjcrSGzQgpw

Pretty impressive.

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Anonymous astrid said...

excelent

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Anonymous AC said...

It's not my kind of photography - but absolutely amazing snaps!

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Blogger Avi Abrams said...

Thanks for exploding balloon tip... excellent

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Blogger Paul O' Connor said...

Superb shots - how brave is the person holding that lightbulb in the first set of shots?
- Paul @ http://www.photographyvoter.com

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Blogger Raven said...

1200fps is a bit of a low estimate for average speed of a bullet. That's about what a 9mm Parabellum will do on a good day, which is around midlevel velocity for a handgun cartridge. When you start talking rifle rounds, however, it's dreadfully low. 2500fps is a good starting point for rifles, and you can get up to 4500-5000fps if you're willing to try some ridiculous custom calibers.

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