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2. The B of the Bang!

  • Posted Jan. 2, 2010 by Jon Laysell Viewed 4077 times

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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.

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    • # Brian

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

      2010.01.03 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Sandra Vermeulen

      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)

      2010.01.02 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Gillian

      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!

      2010.01.02 Edited Reply Cancel