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2. The B of the Bang!

2010.01.02
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Sixty six party poppers later and I expect my neighbours are glad this little experiment is over.

Learning:
- 1/4000s still isn't fast enough.
- I'm not convinced that switching to medium JPEGs to allow the continuous shooting to run faster had any effect so I switched back to RAW (probably because I wasn't taking enough shots to fill up the camera's buffer).
- At this speed, getting enough light on the subject is everything. This shot took 1 builders' lamp and 2 of those torches that falsly claim to make the sun appear dimmer than a dying gloworm.
- I don't know why I'm surprised that party poppers are extreemly variable in quality and very dusty. If you've got a camera that is capable of the sort of shot I'd hoped for, you'd never let it near these little beasts.
17 Comments
????? haha; I'll be the neighbors ARE glad!! I'll have to remember that, I've never thought to do this experiment~
????? · 2010-01-02: 11:23
busybee36 Was there a big pile of confetti/streamers on the other side of the room - that would have made a good shot! Top marks for perserverance - the 66th popper looks good!
busybee36 · 2010-01-02: 11:46
jrregaldie That must have been a tiring and expensive experiment ;-)

Not a bad result !!
jrregaldie · 2010-01-02: 11:49
smbunation But a good and fun experiment! =)
smbunation · 2010-01-02: 12:44
Ryana 1/4000s yet not fast enough ... ??? ;o°
(experiments like this are fun to do but also unnerving if you do not get the results you want)

After having read everything, and having looked again at the photo I can see that you did not do a bad job ... ;o)
Ryana · 2010-01-02: 13:14
????? Crazy :-))))))))
????? · 2010-01-02: 15:35
etodd80 Funny :-)
etodd80 · 2010-01-02: 23:53
thebronzebow Love the pic and the commentary.. wish I lived close enough to play! :)
thebronzebow · 2010-01-03: 00:42
jet28 What a great result! Hope you had an assistant "puller" :-)
jet28 · 2010-01-03: 02:40
Shipping nice! :)
Shipping · 2010-01-03: 03:42
dontblink I would have been lazy and taken some of the streamers to look like they were coming out:)
dontblink · 2010-01-03: 08:41
onlyricky I bet they would be very angry :D
onlyricky · 2010-01-03: 09:57
mountainflower bang bang bang
mountainflower · 2010-01-03: 10:48
????? My dog would have a heart attack.
????? · 2010-01-04: 00:48
lookagain Whoa....that startled me! Very cool shot, Jon!
lookagain · 2010-01-04: 09:10
????? Sounds like an interesting experiment - if frustrating. Maybe not what you hoped for, but the final shot is still good.
????? · 2010-01-05: 09:04
????? :-)) Great experiment, and i can well believe the neighbours were happy you finished :-)
Still i think the shot isn't all that bad. with what you learned this year, maybe you'll succeed with only six poppers next year ;-)
????? · 2010-01-12: 13:57
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