High speed photography turns junior science into pop art

Sun, 10 Feb 2019

Recently in Junior Science Club the boys managed to photograph water balloons the moment they are burst with a needle. Normally these are events are too fast for the human eye to see. However, with some electronics that detect the moment the balloon burst and two high speed flashguns, these events were frozen in time creating some fantastically artistic images. Each student filled his balloon with water and suspended it above a tray to capture the water. Then the lights were turned out and they burst the balloon with a needle. The sound of the burst is registered by the high speed trigger which sets off the two flashguns which fire for only 1/20,000s, capturing the image.