363/365 – Egg-splosion

Whitney and I have been wanting to shoot some things (for photos of course) for a long long time. I figured since my project is wrapping up it would be a good chance to squeeze something in, and I had some extremely old eggs that I thought could be good. Unfortunately not much happened when we shot them. It was slightly disappointing. And I only had three eggs, so I didn’t have many chances. However, because it didn’t do much we were able to take multiple shots of each egg. This was pretty much the only shot, out of quite a few, that did anything.

Oh, and it was snowing out, so that is what the white spots on the black are. And sorry for the cheesy title.

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229/365 – Water Balloons

I had been wanting to try this for such a long time, and yesterday I finally had a chance! I was inspired by the Christian Student Fellowship’s mission of bringing back the record of the world’s largest water balloon fight. This will be the third year they have held this event, and each year has been bigger. We held the record from last year’s fight, but a college this summer beat it. CSF had already been planning on having the water balloon fight again this year, but now there is the new goal of bringing back the record. It goes down tonight, at 11:55, so we will see what happens.

My lovely roommate Whitney helped me out with this adventure. We looked like little kids sitting in the front yard filling up water balloons, each with a wrist of silly bands on. We rigged up a little stand to hold the water balloons (which involved an old tripod, a stick, duct tape, rubber bands, and a chip clip. Whitney then used Elliot’s BB gun that he has left at my house to shoot the balloons. We had such a blast doing this, and have thought up some other ideas for a little series of balloons!

I am pretty pleased with the results, except for the high ISO I had to use. I think next time I either brave the intense sun or use a flash.

One final note: I liked most of the ones we did, and so I am just going to post them here instead of spamming with another post. The first one is the one that I have selected as my main 365 though.

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And here are the rest.

This one was one of the first ones that I took, and I still didn’t have my shutter speed high enough which is why it is slightly blurred. But I still liked it so I am including it.