353. The Explosion Under Your Thumb

by Jarvo J December. 19, 2010 5586 views

Sparks from the flint of a pocket lighter. I'm intrigued by the nodes where the sparks seem to explode into different parts, each headed off on its own individual trajectory.

This shot was taken over 1/3 second. I tried taking shorter shots to try and separate out what happens in sequence, but didn't have any joy.

(better bigger)

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Thebronzebow 10 years, 4 months ago

Very cool, a fav

10 years, 4 months ago Edited
Helen Hooker 10 years, 4 months ago

What a wonderful miniature light show! :-)

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Giancarlo Fosci 10 years, 4 months ago

great shot

10 years, 4 months ago Edited
Andarta 10 years, 4 months ago

Such a cool picture!

10 years, 4 months ago Edited
Andrea 10 years, 4 months ago

Awesome!

10 years, 4 months ago Edited
Davorka ČEoviä‡ 10 years, 4 months ago

Great take !!

10 years, 4 months ago Edited
Marsha 10 years, 4 months ago

Aha....very cool, Jon! Nice work!!!

10 years, 4 months ago Edited
Eiram Marie 10 years, 4 months ago

What fantastic pocket lighters you have over there!

LOL

10 years, 4 months ago Edited
Jennye 10 years, 4 months ago

Oh wow!!!!! this is fantastic!!!

10 years, 4 months ago Edited
Mikkal Noptek 10 years, 4 months ago

Great catch !!

10 years, 4 months ago Edited
Julia 10 years, 4 months ago

wow, looks amazing!

10 years, 4 months ago Edited
Jet28 10 years, 4 months ago

Interesting experiment :-)

10 years, 4 months ago Edited
Paul 10 years, 4 months ago

Looks more like a Volcano to me .....brilliant shot....(we will all be trying this one over the holidays...now where did I put my insurance policy?)

10 years, 4 months ago Edited
Annette 10 years, 4 months ago

GREAT!!!

10 years, 4 months ago Edited
Larry Nelson 10 years, 4 months ago

Interesting and (again) very creative. Looks like a steel factory!!!
How did you keep the lighter still while you shot at 1/3 second? A vise?

10 years, 4 months ago Edited
Rodica O 10 years, 4 months ago

Thumb size ?! ...Wow, and I thought it must be at least a celestial forge !...
It's really incredible the way it looks.
...But I believe you ;)

10 years, 4 months ago Edited
Gregg Maretka 10 years, 4 months ago

extremely awesome

10 years, 4 months ago Edited
Claire 10 years, 4 months ago

very nice !

10 years, 4 months ago Edited
Dorothe 10 years, 4 months ago

Very creative and amazing!

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