High Speed and Technical Photographs / 4702

Prof. Andrew Davidhazy

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High Speed photograh of a bullet smashing through an tomato I

A bullet travelling from left to right at supersonic speed is caught and frozen in flight just after having smashed its way through a juicy red tomato and making instant tomato juice in the process. The photograph was made with an electronic flash lasting only 1/1,000,000 second in duration and triggered by the sound of the gun tripping a sound activated synchronizer while the camera shutter is left open for the exposure and the event is photographed in a totally darkened room so as not to pre-expose the film.