High Speed and Technical Photographs / 4712

Prof. Andrew Davidhazy

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High Speed photograh of a bullet smashing through a tomato II

A bullet travelling from right to left 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 was left open for the exposure and the event photographed in a totally darkened room so as not to pre-expose the film.