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    Seems somewhat like a plum splitting open. Nice 'wave' of water as the tear has cut across the balloon.

    From my third shoot with my new digital sound trigger. Playing with lighting and composition a bit more.

    Strobist: SB600 on camera right, on 1/64th power. Retouching in Aperture and Photoshop, colour correction.

    kev lewis, Jens Erik Mikkelsen, and 247 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. ºMaLatANaº 46 months ago | reply

      geniales tomas...

    2. Clara Oh 46 months ago | reply

      like a plum!!!! :)

    3. Patrick Mayon 44 months ago | reply

      really awesome. I like the figure you obtain.

    4. Edward Horsford 44 months ago | reply

      Thanks very much!

    5. gutig2 43 months ago | reply

      Muy lograda, esta me gusta mucho

    6. dreamefx 41 months ago | reply

      That's insane! So BAD @$$!!


    7. Eloise Claire 41 months ago | reply

      This photo is one of those great images that just moves you as soon as you see it, it gets my imagination flowing! Congratulations!

    8. emmead2000 41 months ago | reply

      I really like this photograph. It does look like a plum with the shiny peel split. Yum!

    9. ashleyjonesn2 41 months ago | reply

      Cool wel mayb i could get a camera like that as well\

    10. iafromcalifornia 41 months ago | reply

      very vivid ... awesome

    11. Thirdangel 41 months ago | reply

      Mind boggling and shattering - cuts through my preconceived thoughts about what it would look like.

    12. Lawof3 41 months ago | reply

      This is by far the best high speed balloon pop yet! Very beautiful & cool. Definitely my new fav! Like others have said, it does look like a plum splitting.

    13. dannyg77 41 months ago | reply

      What? Water pressure? From a balloon? Not. Liquids are not easily compressible. What you see is the effect of the rubber balloon pulling away at a great rate causing water perturbations associated with surface tension.

    14. Edward Horsford 41 months ago | reply

      Agreed. The amount of spray is also directly related to the volume of water as this changes the surface tension in the rubber, and hence the speed at which it retracts.

      Some balloons also fracture quite differently, which will lead to different spray patterns.

    15. scottg1948 40 months ago | reply

      Well done. A fine work of art...

    16. LionSze 30 months ago | reply

      Pink one! :D

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