This is actually done on film, then the negative scanned to Photoshop. No post processing was used for the final image.
Camera: Canon EOS 100
Film: Fuji Reala (100 asa)
Lens: EF 100 mm Macro
Aperture: f 11
Shutter: 1/125 sec.
Shot this with self timer counting down to zero, at which precise moment I burst the water balloon with a pin. Took 10 frames to be sure, and this is the only one where all the elements came together. Did it out on our pattio in front of a sheet of blue paper. Never got so soaked in my life.

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  • Jeff  Burns
    Jeff Burnsover 7 years ago

    THis is a very cool shot.

  • billyboy
    billyboyover 7 years ago

    Cheers Jeff. Actually, it was a very WET shot !!

  • Belinda Leopold
    Belinda Leopoldover 7 years ago


  • plvcards
    plvcardsover 7 years ago

    Love it! :D

  • billyboy
    billyboyover 7 years ago

    Thanks Belinda and Paul!

  • ClaireBrewis
    ClaireBrewisover 7 years ago

    Ooh i love it! And its such a clever idea!

  • Nicole Goggins
    Nicole Gogginsover 7 years ago

    fantastic shot!

  • Cadence Gamache
    Cadence Gamacheover 7 years ago

    Wonderful! I bet it was well worth the time it took to dry off after this shoot =) Such an impressive capture… Thank you for sharing your talent here on RB!

  • billyboy
    billyboyover 7 years ago

    Many thanks Nicole and Cadence. There is such a wealth of talent at RB and I’m so glad I signed up!

  • Nicole Pearce
    Nicole Pearceover 7 years ago

    You really do have some terrific ideas, one in a million. Love this.

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