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Amazing photo made at the range today.

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Lightsped, Sep 12, 2003.

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  1. Lightsped

    Lightsped Member

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    Check out the photo below. Is that object in the middle of the photo what I think it is????

    I was very suprised to see this photo. It was not done on purpose, just happened.... By the way, that is me with my new Glock 30 which ran perfectly.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. DontShootMe

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    Wow!

    it sure looks like the bullet! Very cool!

    :D
     
  3. WilderBill

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    I wonder how many pictures it would take to do that if you had been trying?
    Nice!
     
  4. C.R.Sam

    C.R.Sam Moderator Emeritus

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    Keen catch !

    Sam
     
  5. HogRider

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    I don't think that's the bullet. You'd have to have about 1/4000 sec shutter speed or better to create a pic like that. Unfortunately most flashes do not synchronize with more than 1/250 shutter speed. Second, if that was the bullet there would have to be some sort of muzzle flash in the picture. And third, if it was the bullet it would be way off target to the left. The pic sure looks cool, but honestly i think it's just a refection of some sort of something that is behind the target.
     
  6. BallisticTip

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    Cool pic, that is a keeper.
     
  7. DorGunR

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    Uhhh.......lemme see ya do that again.:D
     
  8. Jesse H

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    I have a hard enough time getting the timing right so the slide is cycling and the brass is in the air.
     
  9. gearbox

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    If you caught a bullet with a typical camera it would likely appear as a streak.
     
  10. Lightsped

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    I have about 20 - 30 other photos made at the same angle at the same time within a period of 30 minutes. None of the other photos have anything resembling a bullet.

    I am not a photo expert, and I really don't care what it is (or is not) but I don't know what else it could be....
     
  11. Lictalon

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    It can't be the bullet...it's moving too fast. I'm guessing a digital camera and a burned out pixel...But it does look neat. :D
     
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    that is a cool picture. I believe it is the bullet. You're shooting a big fat slow 45, are you shooting a totally copper clad bullet? You know your velocity?
    I've seen bullets going downrange so often out of 45s and 9s, mostly when they are traveling through bright sunshine, as they reflect the light. First time I saw it i was amazed, the guy was shooting Sellior and Belloits, maybe they are a little on the slow side.
    Since then, it's nearly a weakly occurance to see when I'm shooting competitions, so I completely believe you could potentially catch this on film from the right angle under perfect conditions, with a bunch of luck.
    I'm also going to guess you did hit the target because the angle the photo was taken makes it appear the bullet is way off to the left, much like the slightly offset centerfield cameras make some pitches look off the plate when they're in fact over it.
    I see your gun is cycling and there is the little puff of smoke exiting the barrel, nice photo. I bet the poorly lit conditions of that range are working perfectly for you as the bullet just passed through one of the few lit points on that range. Nice job.
    And I think whoever is shooting to the right of you needs more practice.
     
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    I would say that that is the flash reflecting of the base of the bullet. That is what appears to freeze the bullet in flight even though it is not high-speed photography.
     
  15. outfieldjack

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    Hmmmm

    Caught the bullet but NO muzzle flash?
     
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    Looks like a bullet to me.....

    I can't see the slide distintly, but the pistol seems to be in full recoil, that is, slide at the rear.
    If the slide is open, the brass is out of the chamber. The muzzle flash is gone. It would seem to an onlooker the flash is still there, but only because the eye holds the image for an instant.

    The "little shining thingie" is in about the right place for the base of the bullet.

    Good picture by any account. Getting the pistol in full recoil is neat as it is. Getting what seems to be the bullet is really neat.
     
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    Cool pic. Dunno if that's the bullet, but sure looks like it. Sometimes, you can catch a glimpse of the base of .45ACP bullets travelling downrange because they move so slow (relatively).
     
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    What camera was used?
     
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    :cool: I'd love to have a pic like that.
     
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    Cool! That could well be the bullet. If it was something in the background near the target area reflecting the flash, I think the targets would also be a little brighter. At that particular angle to the bullet's line of flight the base would be a little sharper than if it were taken perpendicular to the line of flight. The bullet would be blurred in the latter case.
     
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    Specshul effecks

    Nahh, terrific photo! It is an amazing photo.
     
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    ke6guj

    I agree with you. It certainly could happen that way. The comments on shutter speed and bullet speed could be true for a side view.
     
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    In this level of ambient light, the shutter speed that syncs with the flash isn't as relevant as the duration of the flash itself. In effect, the shutter is fully open and the flash provides the light for the exposure. The effective shutter speed is thus a lot faster than 1/250th of a second that syncs with the flash.
     
  24. Double Naught Spy

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    Not the bullet. Sorry.

    When the gun fires, first you get ignition followed by the bullet leaving the barrel very quickly. That is then followed by the muzzle flash. With muzzle flash is when the shooter really is impacted as the action starts to cycle and the recoil/muzzle rise occurs.

    Muzzle flash, recoil, and the cycled slide have all been mentioned. Something is terribly wrong if the bullet has only traveled that far by the time the muzzle flash has completely gone away, the gun is in mid cycle, and well into recoil. Where is the spent case? It may be out of the frame, but you get the idea.

    Why is the supposed bullet so bright when the flash seems to have trouble reaching down range?

    If that is an object from the gun, then likely it is something like a glowing powder fleck. Note that there is a second small but illuminated object that is directly down range from the muzzle in the current position. Is that another bullet? Nope. It is just more crap in the air, ejecta from the cartridge, most likely.

    You can catch projectiles in the air, but it would not be likely to do so in low light using a puny flash, and to get a perfectly still-looking frozen projectile shot like that.

    Indoor shooting environments are full of airborne particulates, ejecta from the discharged rounds. Thing may drift in and out of camera/flash range without you ever being aware of it.
     
  25. Lennyjoe

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    Dont know if its a bullet or not but looks like the roof is bout to come down on ya.;)
     
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