Work In Progress: Cosmos

Off-Shoot from another project. These are some test images I took of balloons bursting with a small amount of water sprayed onto the surface. I added some colour in post as an experiment and was left with these almost galaxy-appearing images. The latex contracts very rapidly as the balloon is burst leaving the water and particles in mid-air for a brief moment before they are pulled down by gravity. The trick is to get the timing right and rely on the flash to stop the motion rather than the actual shutter. The photos were shot using a Triggertrap V1 set …