Uploaded: September 09, 2008 | Entered: May 09, 2014 13:45:20


Water...frozen in time.

The popping of a water balloon.
Capturing the moment.

Nikkor 105/2.8 VR
ISO 400. f6.7 1/1500sec
Tripod. Sunlight. My son's assistance.

Friends for Finer Photography
September MT theme entry: "Freezing the Action"

Exif: F Number: 6.7, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/15000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 800, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80


Aggie Villanueva September 09, 2008

How in the world were you quick enough to capture that? This is fabulous! #995739

Michelle L. Frick September 09, 2008

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now, that's an action capture Lisa! Perfection. I hope to see this again, and I am certain you will impress all those in your club!! #6435434

cheryl m. phillips September 09, 2008

WOW! is right!
I love this! Wonderful idea and image, Lisa!! #6435449

cheryl m. phillips September 09, 2008

Ok, so my 11 yr old son saw this over my shoulder... he's TOTALLY impressed!!!
~cheryl #6435451

Stefania Barbier level-addict September 09, 2008

OMG Lisa, can't believe your timing..... couldn't be more perfect.... how many water balloons did you have popped???? SUPERB!!!!! #6435651

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic September 09, 2008

Thank you, Aggie, Cheryl, Michelle, and Stefania, for your uplifting comments!
This was the eighth (and last) balloon I popped in this fun photo shoot. A couple of others turned out fairly well, but this one is my favorite.
Makes me happy that you like it, too.
Smiles, Lisa♥ #6435700

Pat Gamwell September 09, 2008

Totally incredible, Lisa! You can be very proud of this amazing shot and worth all the effort!!! LOVE IT! #6435749

Chris Henning September 09, 2008

This is awesome, Lisa! What a cool idea, I have to show this to my 6yo. She'll love it and I'm sure want to try it!! Very well done:) #6435773

Max Aureli September 10, 2008

WOW Extraordinary! #6436607

Karen Bacon September 10, 2008

Wow! What great timing Lisa! Awesome image! #6436809

Kumiko Parkinson September 10, 2008

Oh, Lisa, I'm wordless...magnificent...outstanding idea and timing! For sure that exposure, clarity....are perfect, too! #6436897

Molly A. O September 10, 2008

Thats got to be a winner! What an unusual concept and then beautiful follow through! AWESOME! #6436900

Stan Kwasniowski September 10, 2008

Lisa, awesome #6436950

Jeana Clark September 10, 2008

I agree with ALL!!!
This is a WINNER!!!
Fantastic work Lisa!!!

~J~ #6437030

M.Christine Duncan September 10, 2008

Great action... frozen in time! Bet your son had a blast helping with this one?!!! LOL #6437339

Mary Spade September 10, 2008

Amazing Lisa!!Definately a Wow from me ! #6437364

Sherry McClead September 10, 2008

OMGosh Lisa this is just great!!! did you get some help or did you have to work the camera and the pin pop?
I am gonna have to try this myself... this is just toooooo cool!!!
Sherrybear :} #6437512

Clyde P. Smith level-deluxe September 10, 2008

Awesome capture Lisa!

Clyde #6437552

Kathleen Rinker September 10, 2008

Excellent! #6438034

Tammy Espino September 10, 2008

lol on your doing 8 ballons~ I bought a pack to do this exact same thing and still haven't taken them out of the bag~ :) Excellent!! I think I would proably have to do twice as many as you :) #6438423

Anita Hogue September 10, 2008

Excellent exposure, details and lighting, Lisa! Absolutely fabulous image! #6438621

Gena L. Talbot September 10, 2008

Lisa My Dear....
F*A*N*T*A*S*T*I*C ~ C*A*P*T*U*R*E !!!
Great Work Here! :) :)

David Pratt September 10, 2008

Wow ! Lisa this is so cool! Awesome! #6439059

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna September 11, 2008

This is INCREDIBLE and PHENOMENAL, Lisa!!!!!!! ♫ k #6443354

Maria Coulson September 11, 2008

Lisa, this is a fantastic picture. How can we compete with it? #6443566

Lorna Shutter September 11, 2008

Unbelievable capture, Lisa!!! It's magnificent and perfect for the MT entry! INCREDIBLE image!!! :) #6443762

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic September 11, 2008

Fabulous capture of the moment so great for the MT. Nice work Lisa! #6443934

Renata Gusciora September 12, 2008

Wow,superb timing,incredible,Lisa! #6445785

Stephen Zacker September 12, 2008

Amazing.. now how did you capture this!? #6447128

Patricia Ronan September 12, 2008

Hi Lisa, Terrific image!!! Great timing!!!
Top marks for trying:)
If your son is brave enough I have seen this image done where you place the balloon over his head and burst it and the water makes a cap shape on his head...if you get the timing right. #6447361

Michael Umbreit September 12, 2008

Lisa - This is so cool!! Had to make it a favorite! - Mike #6448057

Mitch Spence level-classic September 13, 2008

Oh, my, my, my, now that's spectacular stop action. How many balloons had to go in the process, or did you get it on the first try? #6449787

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic September 13, 2008

I just LOVE your enthusiastic responses!
'Twas a fun photo shoot. Lost eight balloons in the process--a well-invested 99 cents!
Patricia, Although I'm dying to try your suggestion, I'm gonna have to find a volunteer for the balloon-over-the-head shot...My son says, "No!" :(
Thank you all for your kind comments.
Smiles, Lisa♥ #6449872

Robert S. Grauer September 13, 2008

Wow way to go Lisa this is incredible! If your son said no to Patricia's suggestion I guess an apple and a bow and arrow are definitely out of the question lol. #6450170

Sherran Andersen level-classic September 13, 2008

Talk about perfect timing... cool action shot Lisa. Doesn't look like it would be an easy shot to get! Sherran #6451707

Irene Colling level-classic September 13, 2008

Lisa, I am bowled over by this incredible shot. Fantastic photogrpahy. #6451724

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic September 14, 2008

Marvelous capture Lisa!!!! You timing is perfect!!!!! #6452398

Bill Knaps September 14, 2008

Wowwwwwwwwwww What an amazing action shot/capture and I bet Cheryl's 11 year old son has already tried it. LOL Bill #6452572

September 14, 2008

This is absolutely excellent Lisa! :) #6452872

Terry Cervi level-classic September 15, 2008

A VERY cool shot, Lisa! Super work! #6456581

Brook Burling September 15, 2008

WOW this is awesome! Great Capture Lisa!! #6457514

Meg Voyzey September 16, 2008

This is unbelievable! What a superb capture! EXCELLENT!!! #6463705

Flavio Carnevale level-classic September 17, 2008

A great idea, an excellent image, from a superb gallery.
Flavio #6465219

Sandy Powers September 17, 2008

Oh Lisa! THIS is FABULOUS!!! What a phenomenal capture. You are THE BOMB!


Dennis Gay September 18, 2008

G'day Lisa,

I can really appreciate the difficulties in photographing this.
The result is truly amazing and made with such clarity and precision.
It certainly is a split second frozen in time but it is also one that has been frozen in great light with an equally great exposure.

Very, very well done that girl and a well done to the balloon piercing device operator. 8-)

Dennis #6469346

Keith Butler September 18, 2008

Excellent work on this Lisa! #6470726

Kim Lund level-classic September 20, 2008

Way cool and a very original photo too. #6482054

Susie Peek-Swint September 22, 2008

Fantastic timing Lisa .. I've always wanted to capture this .. you've given me inspiration to try again!! #6492499

Christine Lobsinger level-classic September 29, 2008

Congratulations on this shot and your EP! Just Awesome! I love your gallery too...
Have a great day!
Smile With Me #6528973

Lynn Haack November 08, 2008

WOW...this is AMAZING! Jaw-dropping wonderful. I love the dark BG, which really makes this pop...(sorry , could'nt resist the pun.) LOL. I am totally inspired by your endless creativity and talent! Lynn #6726786

Ruth Grimm July 21, 2009

First ot's smoke, not it's water! WTG!!
Congratualtions on this finalist! Best of luck int he next round!! #7764142

Patti Coblentz July 21, 2009

Congratulations, Lisa...what a great image!
Patti #7764181

Tammy Espino July 21, 2009

Congrats on a great finalist!! :) I remember this one!!! #7764439

Tammy Scott level-classic July 21, 2009

Congratulations on this phenomenal finalist! #7765097

anonymous July 21, 2009

Congratulations Lisa on this awesome finalist! B- #7765171

James Reininger July 21, 2009

Wow, this is very impressive! A winner in my book. #7765214

Sam Britt July 21, 2009

Congratulations, terrific finalist, Lisa! #7765407

Lorna Shutter July 21, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist Award for this truly amazing image, Lisa!!!!! :) Photobucket #7765606

A P July 21, 2009

Congratulations on your finalist Lisa Best of luck in the next round. This one is a winner all the way!!! #7765695

Joseph T. Pilonero level-addict July 21, 2009

How absolutely creative - and well taken. Congratulations, Lisa. I suspect we will see this one again. TED #7765908

Debra R. Harder July 21, 2009

This is incredible, Lisa!! Truly BRILLIANT! CONGRATULATIONS on another OUTSTANDING finalist!! Deb #7766016

Christine Lobsinger level-classic July 21, 2009

WTG LISA!!! Good Luck in the next round!! CONGRATS ON YOUR FINALIST!!
SMILING #7766040

Carol L. Fowler July 21, 2009

Congrats on this Finalist, Lisa! #7766102

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe July 21, 2009

This is awesome, Lisa!! Huge congratulations, and best of luck in the next round!! #7766590

Renee Doyle level-classic July 22, 2009

Awesome!!! Big congratulations Lisa!! #7766896

Terry Cervi level-classic July 22, 2009

An amazing action capture, Lisa! Congrats on your finalist! #7767662

Mary K. Robison July 22, 2009

Beautiful job on this, Lisa! Congratulations on its making finalist (big surprise!), and you don't need to be wished luck in the next round --- see you there with this soon! #7767695

Robert Baer July 22, 2009

congrats on this so very creative finalist! #7767906

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic July 22, 2009


UB. #7769095

Colleen Farrell July 22, 2009

WTG, Lisa! Big congrats on your finalist! #7769152

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic July 22, 2009

Congrats on your finalists! #7769180

Chris Henning July 22, 2009

Congrats, Lisa. This is awesome! #7769339

Karen Celella level-deluxe July 22, 2009

Gee Lisa, it took you long enough to finally give this image a chance in the big contest! I have always loved this shot. Congratulations on your wonderful Finalist. Best of luck in the next round. #7769461

Smita Pawar July 22, 2009

This is a fantastic capture. Sure-shot winner. Congratulations Lisa. #7770154

Linda Blair July 22, 2009

Cool....congratulations!!!!! #7771160

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic July 22, 2009

Congrats on this cool Finalist Lisa!!! #7771640

Ken Smith level-classic July 22, 2009

How many attempts??? Super set-up Lisa and congrats on this finalists! #7772049

frank w. degenhardt level-classic July 23, 2009

Amazing look and work friend. Congratulations on the Finalist from Annie and myself. #7774089

Alex T. Mizuno July 23, 2009

All your water actions photos are excellent Lisa! You're becoming more and more experimental. Keep up good work! Congratulations on your Finalist!!! #7775445

Shawn Jennings level-classic July 24, 2009

Way Cool! Congratulations on your finalist, Lisa! #7778544

JO ANN CLEVELAND July 27, 2009

Fantastic Lisa!

Congratulations on this awesome finalist girl....

jo ann c. #7787149

Amy JACKSON level-classic July 28, 2009

Congratulation, Lisa!!! #7789856

Anne McKinnell August 04, 2009

Wow, what a unique shot Lisa!! A great idea and a real winner!! #7815485

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