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  #101 Motion
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Water Bomb       ©2011 Franz07
Panasonic DMC-LX3       2nd place, 136 points
1/2000s, f2.8, ISO 100, 60mm, Manual, Pattern, no flash
Post-Processing: cropped, cloned out minor distractions in the background
raised saturation, downsized and sharpened
      Extra Info: Getting this shot was challenging for me - and big fun for the children! :-)
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Apr 19, 2011
    Wow! Surprised you didn't win. But congrats on 2nd place.

Apr 19, 2011
    That's a rarity, congrats!

Jade O.
Apr 18, 2011
    Wow, Franz, I'm in awe of both your technical ability and your perseverance! I thought for sure you used a sound trigger. This is an incredible result for a manually timed shot. I'd love to see maybe the next two or three runner ups in outtakes just to see how easy or hard it was to get this close to perfection. The sheen and wrinkles really grab as does the point and indent. Really a fine shot!

Apr 18, 2011
    A really tough choice between you and Jade - both photos were so exceptional and so creative, each in their own way. Congratulations on a fine finish!

Apr 18, 2011
    I would love to have been there to see the enjoyment your kids got out of this :-) Congratulations on your photo and on being a great Dad.

Apr 18, 2011
    Had this as number one as a lot work and planning , and mess to deal with .

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Apr 18, 2011
    Creative and beautifully done. Amazing how the balloon burst on the top instead of where it was pricked. My #1.

Apr 18, 2011
    Fantastic shot! I like the choice of colors, the lavender and yellow, too. And I wanna see the outtakes including your wet children... ;-)

Apr 17, 2011
    Hi friends. Thank you all very much for your encouraging comments.
Michael - Monsieur le commissaire, a lipstick face would have been a pretty nice idea. ;-) Too sad I didn't think of that.
I was hoping that the water would keep the shape while the balloon flips away. It actually happened like that, but 1/2000 sec. is still much too slow to really freeze fast things.
Oh! Do I need a dslr? Ah what the - no!!! LOL!

Apr 17, 2011
    Absolutely fabulous shot. I imagine you had a lot of fun getting this shot. Too bad you didn't get a helper to make a face on the balloon first with lipstick. LOL #1 of course.

Apr 16, 2011
    This is an amazing shot. I never would have thought that a balloon would explode in quite that way. I love the softness of the colours.

Apr 16, 2011
    Wow! Excellent shot. I love that there is no big post processing imagery here, just a great image of motion. Great work for the theme!

Apr 15, 2011
    Not to mention water balloon bits . This is excellent shot and well on theme. There was a recent shot similar where the picture was captured in a dark room ie no lights and camera set on B and used a flash to record the burst but I prefer this one

Apr 15, 2011
    Thanks a lot piman.
Jade, it took me 61 shots with 30 balloons - and this was the first real hit and next to last balloon ... phew, I was lucky! LOL!
As to the background, most of the other balloons were blue and red. Hmm... We don't get to choose these things sometimes.

Apr 14, 2011
    Definitely has a WOW factor to it ! Perfect timing.

Jade O.
Apr 14, 2011
    Well timed leaving me to wonder if you used a sound trigger (so do tell us your set up and how many tries to get this.) Can't say the background was the best choice - black would have been my pick. TF
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