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Liquify II by Photosbykev Liquify II by Photosbykev
A follow up from this starting point with notes for me to refer to:

a. 2" @ f11 iso 200 cable release. 50mm on a 40D, full frame image.
b. Front 580Ex 1/32 power with diffuser
c. Rear 580Ex 1/64 power zoomed in to 105mm as a spotlight. Reduced to 1/64 because it was much closer than the main flashgun.
d. Flashes triggered from microphone (200mm away), 0.006 seconds delay.

Obviously a backwards step from the first attempt but I've learned a few things:

1. The balloon skin needs to be very stretched so that the internal forces in the skin help to peel the balloon away from the water. This balloon wasn't under as much pressure as the first attempt and it just hasn't ripped apart as fast even with a delay of 0.006secs.

2. Black background and backlighting is going to work nicely.

3. Adding food colouring to the water is also a good idea.

4. I need to spike the balloon directly under the centre of the balloon as this one was popped with a pin slightly to the right as you look at it.

5. Wearing light coloured clothing is bad with food dye flying around !

Next attempt will probably use the same settings but with a balloon stretched over the water a lot more.

Still need a bigger bucket !!!

Number of balloons killed 14 since I started playing
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:icondubaibunniesuae:
DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017  New Deviant
Amazing artwork!
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:iconbillynikoll:
BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful...
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:iconspeakspell:
SpeakSpell Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
everytime i see this i think of a fish its so interesting ^^
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:icongogo-t-w:
GoGo-T-W Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011   Traditional Artist
This reminds me of a photo of a flower I saw a long time ago. The flower was upsidedown so the petals looked like a dress. This looks like that flower. Though the colors are different. :)

Basically, I love the wrinkles in that balloon.
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:iconorishia192:
Orishia192 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
this is so cool!
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:iconryuzaflare:
ryuzaflare Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
sickest thing ever !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconhugoo13:
hugoo13 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Great photo :)

carried in Cruzine: [link]
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:iconultraviolent9:
ultraviolent9 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Student Writer
This makes me think of those dancing brooms in Fantasia, I have no idea why.
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:iconkruszynqa:
kruszynQa Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009
it looks like some fruit ^^ :P
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:iconkjherstin:
Kjherstin Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
Amazing :clap:

This looks something off Time Warp. Simply amazing
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:iconrookinherrookery:
RookinherRookery Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
Great Scott, that is mindblowing.


Obviously, because it's making me talk like someone in a vintage superhero comic (!)
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:iconuber-bubble:
uber-bubble Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing. i know it was set up but i'm still in awe of the timing..absolutely wonderful shot, love the colours too
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:iconesintu:
esintu Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great idea there! good luck with the improvements :D love the colors here..
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:iconantonia333:
antonia333 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
Great idea!
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:iconninazdesign:
ninazdesign Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008  Professional Photographer
You are featured in my journal: [link] :rose:
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:iconkaleea:
Kaleea Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008   Traditional Artist
OMG!! :wow: the effect is sooooo good!! :jawdrop: wonderful! bravo! :)
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:iconartseekergirl:
Artseekergirl Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
Wow! This is just mind-boggling that you were able to catch this with only 14 attempts! I just love looking at amazing photography pictures and your gallery is amazing.
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:iconsnuff0ndigital:
snuff0ndigital Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008
Holy shit, so righteous.
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:iconalekdust:
AleKDust Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008  Professional General Artist
thanks to share you skill :)
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:iconjskar:
jskar Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008
this must be the single coolest thing ive ever seen!!!!
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:iconlemnosexplorer:
LemnosExplorer Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008  Professional Artist
awesome info :bow::thanks:
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:iconfarcry77:
farcry77 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I guess its worths all the trouble. Achieving some thing like this with 14 balloons is quite ok I believe :laughing: Masterful work. great
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:iconravenwinter:
ravenwinter Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
but.. this is unbelievable!! O_O wooooow!
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:iconaperture-f:
Aperture-F Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
Oh God! High Speed photography... :heart:

Amazing.
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:icongr8sh:
gr8sh Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008
wow!!! so totally stunning!!!
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:iconlauraisrad:
lauraisrad Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
perfect timing.
just....perfect.
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:iconcurtition:
curtition Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008
fantastic. :D
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:iconfeiti:
Feiti Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
really good shot, maybe because the water is colored =)
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:iconshetakespics:
SheTakesPics Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
sounds like you need a tub:nod:
Very crisp and clear, looking very good !
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:iconjakwak:
jakwak Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008   Photographer
where was the balloon broken from? and how?
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:iconphotosbykev:
Photosbykev Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
a small pin clamped between my middle fingers
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:iconjakwak:
jakwak Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008   Photographer
thats why the balloon finished with the skin on top
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:iconphotosbykev:
Photosbykev Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
yup, the balloon skin peeled off from the bottom
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:iconelandria:
Elandria Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
This is made of win :nod:
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
This deviation has been featured in my journal. Please let me know if you would like it removed. Find it here--> [link]
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:iconphotosbykev:
Photosbykev Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
welcome :-)
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:iconartlesshmmmm:
ArtlessHmmmm Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
it looks like an orange fire monster! :) he has a face and little hat and everything - this is a great improvement since the one in scraps! :)
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:iconzarafa:
Zarafa Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008   Photographer
:wow:
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:icondgander:
DGAnder Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
Kev this one looks like one of the madrake plants in harry potter.
Or my mind is gone.. either is quite possible. :D
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:icongumilicious-hell:
gumilicious-hell Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
i like this one better actually.

i thought it was an orange colored kiss shaped jello at first. XD
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:iconoibyrd:
oibyrd Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow: you are bloody brilliant!!!!!!
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:iconfrankie3131:
Frankie3131 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008
that is sooo coOoL!!!
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:icontwixalicious:
Twixalicious Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008  Student General Artist
Again, very cool!
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:iconsandsteinlicht:
SandsteinLicht Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, lovin it
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:iconmeihua:
meihua Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
weird stuff, man!
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:icontoxiefox:
ToxieFox Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
breathtaking- the color is GREAT!
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:iconje-laime:
Je-laime Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
I like this because at first it looks alike a weird gel that was kind played with and then once I full screened it I could see it. Great job.
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:iconpinkpetunia:
PinkPetunia Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
I'm not sure there are words strong enough to describe just how crazy and awesome this is.
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:iconsahasa:
Sahasa Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
woahhhhh that's amazing!!! it's gorgeous. Great job!
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