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The Explosive Air Rifle Images of Alan Sailer

 - Mar 28, 2009
References: flickr & telegraph
No matter how many different high-speed photography sets I've come across, I am still amazed by the beauty of such images and the talent of the photographers.

The latest is an incredible photography set by Alan Sailer that was featured in the Telegraph newspaper.

Check out the above gallery for a sample of these breathtaking images of exploding strawberries, glass ornaments, paintballs, tomatoes, crayons, walnuts and grapes.

So, what kind of setup was behind these amazing images? Alan used an air rifle, a Nikon D40 camera and a homemade one-microsecond flash unit that cost around $300. For context, a typical camera flash is one-thousandth of a second, compared to the one-millionth of a second of this special flash unit.