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

Posted by:desleyjane

photographer, blogger, planner, scientist, dog lover, frequent flyer, daughter, sister, BFF, human

29 replies on “Balloon Bursting Fun!

  1. 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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  2. 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 Iยดm 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. 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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