Balloon Popping

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  1. mucca_D

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    Hi All,

    I have done a few balloon pops and other flash freezing stuff before, but wanted to play again last night and try a little video of the setup, to help in preparation of a demo I will doing soon at a local photography club.

    Canon 5DMKII on tripod with Triggertrap mobile adapter as wired remote. Mode manual f10 ISO 640
    Two strobes 580EXII & YN-650 either side of bath with YN-622C wireless triggers.

    Triggertrap V1 set to sound trigger into flash adapter onto YN-622C

    Nerff gun with pin inserted into rubber end cap to pop the suspended water balloon.

    Lights low, shutter open, fire nerff, close shutter and see what we got!

    I wanted to capture the nerff as it popped the balloon hoping to see the balloon ripping, however getting the nerff dart to hit the balloon pin first from a few feet was far harder than I thought.

    The misses was asking for me to get the ff out of the bathroom as she wanted bath (funny that) so I took the delay off the trigger and shot him point blank!
    I did get two flashes when the water hit the bath, hence the double exposure on the hand :(

    Raw image into LR5, adjusted sliders accordingly, mostly levels and a little clarity added.

    i could of left it there, but been playing with Nik software plugins and liked the analog Efex look, so exported with it on.
    feedback welcome
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    Nerff Balloon Pop
    by Welshtog_, on Flickr

    Balloon Pop using Triggertrap V1 and a Nerff Gun
     
  2. snerkler

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    Clever, not seen anything like that before :smashin:
     
  3. Dancook

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    Did you consider Magic Lantern for the audio trigger?
     
  4. mucca_D

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    I have played with ML in the past, but in this instance I don't want to trigger the camera, as the shutter is fixed open in the dark. It is the flash that is triggered from the TriggerTrap V1

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  5. Dancook

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    :) I see thanks, I overlooked that.

    The outcome is cool!
     
  6. shotokan101

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    Very cool - liked this when I saw it last night on Flickr :)

    Yet another one that's on my "To Do" list :blush:
     
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    Seems I've finally found a use for my kids' old nerf guns :D
     
  8. snerkler

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    Why have I never heard of Nerf guns? :confused:
     
  9. shotokan101

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    You sure you've Nerfer heard of 'em ? :confused:
     
  10. snerkler

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    That's the worst one to date :laugh:
     
  11. shotokan101

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    ....I'm sure there's worse to come ;)
     
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    God help us :eek: ;)
     
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    Doug... that is awesome..!!!
     

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