229/365 - Water Balloon

I had been wanting to try this for such a long time, and yesterday I finally had a chance! I was inspired by the Christian Student Fellowship's mission of bringing back the record of the world's largest water balloon fight. This will be the third year they have held this event, and each year has been bigger. We held the record from last year's fight, but a college this summer beat it. CSF had already been planning on having the water balloon fight again this year, but now there is the new goal of bringing back the record. It goes down tonight, at 11:55, so we will see what happens.


My lovely roommate Whitney helped me out with this adventure. We looked like little kids sitting in the front yard filling up water balloons, each with a wrist of silly bands on. We rigged up a little stand to hold the water balloons (which involved an old tripod, a stick, duct tape, rubber bands, and a chip clip. Whitney then used Elliot's BB gun that he has left at my house to shoot the balloons. We had such a blast doing this, and have thought up some other ideas for a little series of balloons!


I am pretty pleased with the results, except for the high ISO I had to use. I think next time I either brave the intense sun or use a flash.


One final note then I will stop rambling: I liked quite a few, but for now they are just going to be on my blog/facebook page, so check one of those out if you would like to see them. I may upload them on here later on, we will see.


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Taken on August 26, 2010