Balloon Bursting Fun!

A couple of weekends ago, one of the photography groups that I’m a member of, organised a balloon bursting event. They’ve run it a couple of times and it fills up first, but this time I managed to get a spot. And I am so glad I did!

It’s an exercise in fast-shutter speeds and pinpoint timing.

Here are some of my favourite shots:

x desleyjane

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29 Comments Add yours

  1. Joanne says:

    How fabulous Desley – what a brilliant workshop to be part of!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Joanne. Yes! It was fabulous.

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  2. This’d have to be your best amongst bests! As soon as I saw the title of the post I knew I was in for a treat, but not how much of a one. The visuals are marvellous and diverse. Were the darts fired into the airborne balloon? That’s pinpoint aiming.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks so much Meg. Loved doing this. The balloons were hanging from a frame. Still great aiming though. So much fun. A whirlwind 2 hours!

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  3. That is SO cool! I love all the photos! I have always wanted to try this since I saw it in some photo magazine. My favourite is the 9th photo with the pink balloon, if I´m counting right. Which shutter speed did you use, if I may ask? Was getting the settings right complicated? Did you use a tripod?

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks so much! We just started with fastest possible shutter and high speed continuous burst shooting. So I started at 1/4000s but I preferred those later shots at 1/800 or 1/1000 – the water is a bit smoother at those slightly slower settings. It’s not too hard, and lots of fun, give it a try! Thanks again.

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  4. unsaid words says:

    Wow amazing photos.Loved each one of them.Great clicks you have taken

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you so much. I appreciate that.

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      1. unsaid words says:

        Most welcome :))

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  5. Su Leslie says:

    Fantastic shots. Looks like awesome fun!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Su, yes so much fun!

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  6. disperser says:

    Very cool! I’ll have to give that a try once we settle.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Yes! It’s great and there’s so many possibilities. Adding milk or paint would be cool.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Let’s do it soon!!!!

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  7. loisajay says:

    Oh my goodness–these are wonderful, Desley! I love the woman in the photo–she adds so much fun to the entire picture.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Lois. It was so much fun!

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  8. tildy1 says:

    Good work and exceptional gallery! I love the ones where the water spray looks almost fuzzy like the blue one with the yellow dart!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Terri! That’s my favourite one 😊

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  9. BeckyB says:

    Oh my what fun and what a great challenge

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Yes! It was fabulous. Thank you.

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  10. restlessjo says:

    Oh, my word! These are incredible! 🙂 🙂

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Jo. It was an amazing two hours.

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  11. How fun – these are some amazing shots!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks so much Susan! It was tonnes of fun!

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  12. RuthsArc says:

    What a fun exercise. You photos are fabulous.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh thank you so much Ruth. Looking forward to doing it again!

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  13. Debbie H says:

    Wow! These are so good Desley! What fun you must have had but what amazing results too.

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