2. The B of the Bang!

by Jon Laysell January. 02, 2010 4122 views

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.

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Marsha 7 years, 4 months ago

Whoa....that startled me! Very cool shot, Jon!

7 years, 4 months ago Edited
Carolinesimone 7 years, 4 months ago

bang bang bang

7 years, 4 months ago Edited
Ricardo 7 years, 4 months ago

I bet they would be very angry :D

7 years, 4 months ago Edited
Brian 7 years, 4 months ago

I would have been lazy and taken some of the streamers to look like they were coming out:)

7 years, 4 months ago Edited
Shilpa Satish 7 years, 4 months ago

nice! :)

7 years, 4 months ago Edited
Jet28 7 years, 4 months ago

What a great result! Hope you had an assistant "puller" :-)

7 years, 4 months ago Edited
Thebronzebow 7 years, 4 months ago

Love the pic and the commentary.. wish I lived close enough to play! :)

7 years, 4 months ago Edited
Sandra Vermeulen 7 years, 4 months ago

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)

7 years, 4 months ago Edited
Michael Sakowicz 7 years, 4 months ago

But a good and fun experiment! =)

7 years, 4 months ago Edited
Juan Regaldie 7 years, 4 months ago

That must have been a tiring and expensive experiment ;-)

Not a bad result !!

7 years, 4 months ago Edited
Gillian 7 years, 4 months ago

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!

7 years, 4 months ago Edited
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