Tools - Digital Cameras
photos by Matthew Moore
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
Note the sharpness of these images below. This requires a flash duration on the order of 1/10,000 second. The Olympus D-600L has no direct adjustment for this. However, an automatic flash such as the one built in to the camera adjusts its duration automatically in response to light reflected from the subject. The brighter the reflected light, the shorter the duration will be. Moore had placed the camera within a few feet of the balloon. At this close range, the reflected light intensity was high.
First successful photo of a balloon burst using the Olympus D-600L. This image is a cropped version of the original file (640 x 512 pi, 144 dpi). Note the BB below the balloon.
This shredded balloon is a cropped version of the original file (1280x1024, 144 dpi). Wrinkles in the collapsing balloon material are visible.
The BB has just entered the balloon. The dark spot behind the vertex of the front rip may be the BB. Its appearance at this location is coincidental.