Thursday, March 08, 2007

Photo Fun!

I've really enjoyed the camera that my husband gave me for Christmas. It has inspired me to take more photos of family and improve the photos I use on my blog. The really cool thing is that it also can be a toy! My husband and I have come up with a few things that we think would be fun to try and to capture in a photo.

The idea behind this experiment was to fill a balloon with water and snap a picture at the exact moment the balloon is popped. If everything goes right, you will end up with a picture of only the water in the shape of balloon. To pop the balloon we used a normal straight pin. The balloons were out of a cheap package from the dollar store. It is amazing all the useful stuff you can find in a dollar store.

These photos are a couple of the of the better pictures we got this first go around. they are not exactly what we were going for, but I think we are on the right track. We are going to try this again, but we are waiting for a nice warm sunny Saturday that isn't too windy. I'll post more photos if we are able to get something a little closer to the goal. We have some other ideas up our sleeves too - but they require more set up.

Knitting Update: The clapotis is off the needles. It is almost finished. I just have to weave in some ends and drop all those ladder stitches. I'm really surprised how long dropping all those stitches take. I'll get the photos taken this weekend and posted soon.

9 comments:

Monika said...

No matter, these photos are amazing already!

cpurl17 said...

Great photos!

What camera did you buy?

Bezzie said...

Oh cool!!! I love seeing you discover all this cool stuff you can do with that camera!

Emano said...

I want to photograph a balloon popping now! Does your camera have a "burst" mode where you hold the button and it continuously takes rapid shots? That might get the shot that your eye can't see.

Julie said...

Those photos are incredible!

mel said...

LOL! I really enjoyed those pics! I can't wait to show my husband, he'll really appreciate them too :)

Angela said...

Cool Pics!

Watching the tourney?

Ang

Mintyfresh said...

so. incredibly. cool.

Zonda said...

Awesome!!! Great fast speed on that camera!! Thanks for sharing your experiments! :)