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Water Balloon Explosion
2nd PlaceWater Balloon Explosion
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Shutter Speed (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: bathtub
Date: Nov 1, 2005
Aperture: F/5.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/4000
Galleries: Water
Date Uploaded: Nov 1, 2005

Shot in my bath tub with 2 500 watt halogen lights. A little grainy because I had to bump up the ISO to accommodate the high shutter speed. I hope this one does well. Cropped, adjusted levels and curves, sharpen, save for web.

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 296
Avg (all users): 7.0724
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.7188
Avg (non-participants): 7.2474
Views since voting: 71493
Views during voting: 654
Votes: 290
Comments: 69
Favorites: 74 (view)


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08/06/2006 11:49:25 PM
How could anyone have given this a one. I'm guessing they were just jealous.
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05/12/2006 05:00:57 PM
Wow, never seen one of these before. Sweet idea, and kudos. That must have been hard as hell to time. This ones going in my favs!
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04/28/2006 09:12:04 AM
Sweet shot - one of the best water balloon explosion shots I have ever seen.
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04/22/2006 05:43:31 PM
Just checking the profile of Chicago GTG group. This one is great Dave. I would definately like to try this some day. How many ballons you exploded before getting the right one.
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02/10/2006 03:56:28 PM
great timing
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12/15/2005 11:10:38 PM
Wow. Very impressive capture. Congratulations!
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11/15/2005 12:04:52 PM
on my faves the second i saw it

P.S. best photo i'v seen in a wile looooooooooooooooooooooooooong wile
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11/14/2005 08:16:41 PM
fantastic capture. love it. on to my favs.
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11/14/2005 03:26:19 PM
What an apparition! Congratulations on your Red.
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11/12/2005 02:48:13 PM
Could almost study fluid dynamics from the wonderful stop action shot. Great work.
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11/12/2005 01:02:06 PM
Very nice timing - I'm wondering if you could tell us how many shots you took to get this one?

There just some photos in life that will always stick with you - and this has got to be one of them!

Message edited by author 2005-11-12 13:04:43.
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11/11/2005 01:47:13 AM
I love this shot...so much I showed my workmates who also love this shot. I gave you a 10!
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11/09/2005 07:05:25 PM
COngrats.
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11/09/2005 06:58:19 PM
Congrats, I knew you would do very well.
PS I gave you a 7.
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11/09/2005 12:27:48 PM
Congratulations on your Ribbon with this speedy capture! Wow, well done!
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11/09/2005 12:24:14 PM
I was away for a week and didn't vote. This shot definitely deserves a ribbon. Wonderful in all ways.
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11/09/2005 10:23:29 AM
That is really cool looking
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11/09/2005 03:24:59 AM
Congratulations on your red ribbon! Great shot!
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11/09/2005 02:42:27 AM
I'm impressed!
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11/09/2005 02:21:06 AM
Wow! Amazing! Congrats on your ribbon, Dave! How many balloons did you have to pop to get this? :)
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11/09/2005 02:11:18 AM
Congrats on your Red ribbon :)
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11/09/2005 12:11:15 AM
Great job - congrats on your 2nd place!
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11/09/2005 12:08:18 AM
Congratulations! This is just a wicked looking shot!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/08/2005 10:25:11 PM
Wow what a winner you have here. Excellent job!
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11/08/2005 07:57:48 PM
I think this would have done better rotated 90 degrees (left or right). 6
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11/08/2005 01:44:41 PM
That's really good, if only you could get the red rest of the balloon. But apart from it, great! 10!
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11/08/2005 09:58:04 AM
Wow, this must have been very difficult to capture !
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11/07/2005 11:57:53 PM
Great image! Love the sharpness and detail. Into my favorites. I'm a newbie and need to learn :)
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11/07/2005 11:37:29 PM
Good job!
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11/07/2005 06:56:52 PM
Great shot. 10
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11/07/2005 10:52:55 AM
Bumping up. Great capture, great idea.
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11/07/2005 09:45:55 AM
this is really great.
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11/06/2005 11:23:18 PM
Great idea and a very fast shutter speed I would have thought. Perhaps the crop could have been a little less tight at the top and bottom? Nice shot.
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11/06/2005 06:25:15 PM
Edgerton rocks!
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11/06/2005 06:09:34 PM
Wow. How many tries did that take?
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11/06/2005 03:44:57 PM
that's amazing - I like the small bit of red giving the perspective - great work.
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11/05/2005 10:08:48 PM
cool shot
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11/05/2005 08:07:15 AM
that soooooooooooooooooooooo cool! my favorite, hope you win a ribbon :D
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11/04/2005 11:44:23 PM
pretty cool how the water still has the shape
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11/04/2005 10:22:52 PM
Wow, amazing photograph. I like the shape of the water balloon still in there. Nice idea.
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11/04/2005 07:22:09 PM
nice stop motion! top 10!
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11/04/2005 02:47:06 PM
Extremely cool!!! 10
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11/04/2005 12:12:12 PM
Wow...fave 10
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11/04/2005 06:52:40 AM
Simply superb !!!!
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11/04/2005 06:40:37 AM
This is great ... I've seen this once before at dpc but yours is definitely well lit and timed. 7
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11/04/2005 01:52:34 AM
Goood job!
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11/03/2005 11:40:58 PM
I would love to know how many takes it took to get this one shot
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11/03/2005 09:15:50 PM
Neat
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11/03/2005 09:04:26 PM
This is great and refreshingly different. Great job capturing the shape of the baloon!
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11/03/2005 07:28:32 PM
I gave it a 9. Would have been a 10, but the stick and the balloon are sort of distracting. Don't ask me how to get the shot without them, though.
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11/03/2005 06:00:30 PM
7 - Good shot. Criticism; even sharper, more 'depth' (both difficult to attain I imagine), making the 'suspension' really 'pop out' and the colors more vivid would make this even better in my opinion. Perhaps a different crop, not sure.
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11/03/2005 05:30:26 PM
Now THAT is cool! Nicely done! Wish I would have thought of this.
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11/03/2005 12:36:01 PM
what a capture!
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11/03/2005 12:15:48 PM
Wow!
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11/03/2005 11:54:51 AM
great capture, have to wonder how many balloons did it take??
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11/03/2005 12:20:30 AM
hi rikki! I'll leave a better comment later.
11/02/2005 09:36:45 PM
Absolutely fascinating! Love the concept and your capture is great! I am so curious as to how many times you had to do this to get this shot!
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11/02/2005 08:36:32 PM
Wow!! I keep returning to inspect this!! A grand and unique idea/shot for this category.
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11/02/2005 06:34:55 PM
Excellent! My favourite of the contest, hope it's the blue ribbon winner.
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11/02/2005 05:38:11 PM
Great idea, great execution. Very original and experimental.
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11/02/2005 05:25:37 PM
beautiful stop motion! 10 and one of my favs!
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11/02/2005 03:03:56 PM
Wow!!! Very creative. I like how the water still has the shape of the balloon. Nice job!
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11/02/2005 02:59:51 PM
very cool. there is another pic of someone shooting a water balloon with a rifle. yours is a bit better becuase the entire balloon is gone. well done.
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11/02/2005 10:57:11 AM
This is amazing! adding it to my favorites - want to see which shutterspeed you used; WOW!
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11/02/2005 09:19:00 AM
Great capture!
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11/02/2005 08:55:27 AM
hey awesome shot i saw something like this in Shutter Bug "9"
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11/02/2005 07:58:33 AM
WOW....................... Incredible
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11/02/2005 04:26:29 AM
I figure it took a couple tries to get it right. :-) Nice job!
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11/02/2005 12:46:26 AM
good
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