The Amazing High Speed Bullet Photography

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    The Amazing High Speed Bullet Photography

    The Amazing High Speed Bullet Photography of Alexander Augusteijn
    If you think shooting fast moving animals is difficult, try shooting bullets slicing water drops. That’s the kind of mind-boggling photography that Alexander Augusteijn does. There’s no tricks or clever Photoshop manipulations involved… just dedication and a whole lotta patience.

    Augusteijn tells us,

    I am a photographer from the Netherlands, specializing in high speed photography. I use a normal flash to achieve very short illuminations. The most critical parameter in this kind of photography is timing, which is achieved by computer control of shutter, flash, valve, gun or whatever other device is used.

    These kind of images require a lot of experimentation, dedication, patience and willingness to endlessly clean spill of liquids and debris from objects shot to pieces. Several hundreds of trial shots may be needed to get timing correct. After that, the process is pretty well controlled, and often half of the shots will be usable, with 1 out of 10 really interesting.





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    That is COOL! Thanks for posting.
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    Very cool, but I wonder why the top of the drop of water always looks red?
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    Way cool. It looks like the round got deflected in the 3rd pic or is it just my tired eyes.

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    I would definitely say the bullet was deflected in the 3rd shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CT-Mike View Post
    Very cool, but I wonder why the top of the drop of water always looks red?
    I was wondering the same thing. I figured it was either colored drops for easier targeting, or more likely a laser sight.
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    Insanely cool!!!!!!!!

    Thanks for showing these



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    Either great photography or some very very light loads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by morintp View Post
    I was wondering the same thing. I figured it was either colored drops for easier targeting, or more likely a laser sight.
    I'm going with colored drops. The color doesn't quite look right for a laser sight and you'd have to take recoil into account. Even with the gun mounted the recoil is highly likely to move the laser off the original target.
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    Good photography work. It looks like the photographer colored the tops of the drops for contrast using photoshop or whatever program he uses.
    That's good not only to get a picture of a speeding bullet, but to get the timing with the rising drop of water so that it cuts it off. That's amazing actually.
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    that is really neat. i've never seen these before. but i've seen plenty of those high speed videos of bullets.

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