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2003-10-22 04:21:22 PM  
Hurray! My first submitted link!!!
2003-10-22 04:23:00 PM  
Where's the money shot?
2003-10-22 04:24:10 PM  
Pretty cool images.

I can't seem to get Golden Earring's "Twilight Zone" out of my head. Didn't the video use an image like this one?

[image from rit.edu too old to be available]
"Soon you will come to know, when the bullet hits the bone"
2003-10-22 04:44:35 PM  
Damn cool. Damn damn cool.
2003-10-22 06:48:13 PM  
Shooter_McGavin: You and me both.
2003-10-22 07:12:45 PM  
that stuff was shot in 'very slow motion'?

i think whoever submitted this is confused
2003-10-22 07:48:09 PM  
This one is amazing:
[image from rit.edu too old to be available]
2003-10-22 08:29:25 PM  
posting this because it's a rare chance to be both over whelmed and under whelmed at the same time.

oh yeah... very cool pics
2003-10-22 10:56:40 PM  
shot & wad separation hehehehehe.
2003-10-22 10:57:00 PM  
That queen doesn't look to happy to be taking a bullet...
2003-10-22 10:58:06 PM  
Ugg, so farking slow. Want it to go faster...don't be farked.
2003-10-22 11:00:34 PM  
nearly farked already...poor site
2003-10-22 11:00:35 PM  
Farkers have clicked on the above link 1606 times.
It is, however, mindbogglingly slow.
Good link though, great pics.
2003-10-22 11:02:35 PM  
Reminds me of the "freak on a leash" video.
2003-10-22 11:02:47 PM  
Exactly how short is a short exposure length? 3, 4 inches?

2003-10-22 11:03:35 PM  
Someone better mirror this shiat.
2003-10-22 11:03:40 PM  
I went to RIT for a year. Andrew Davidhazy is a great photographer. Amazing stuff.
2003-10-22 11:05:07 PM  
Those twits shot a perfectly good can of Jolt Cola. Couldn't they blast to bits a can of something less worthwhile? Maybe Diet Sprite. What a bunch of crap that Diet Sprite is.
2003-10-22 11:05:10 PM  
The banana shot makes me feel real uncomfortable...
2003-10-22 11:05:25 PM  
2003-10-22 11:07:12 PM  
Where's the one of the scissor wielding maniac from SD?
He was shot at close range wasn't he?
2003-10-22 11:07:44 PM  
As the french would say, that is Supercool and Hyperfun.
2003-10-22 11:08:01 PM  
Cool stuff...
2003-10-22 11:08:08 PM  
How about those card shots?!? How do you even aim the gun if the bullet's like 50x the width of the card?
2003-10-22 11:08:49 PM  
Huzzah! I finally got through.

I've seen these photos around for quite a while. Interesting stuff, though.

Also, Davidhazy seems to be an heir of Eadweard Muybridge.
2003-10-22 11:09:09 PM  
Sconsifornia, I think you answered your own question.
2003-10-22 11:09:35 PM  
elliott smith???
2003-10-22 11:09:41 PM  
Those twits shot a perfectly good can of Jolt Cola. Couldn't they blast to bits a can of something less worthwhile? Maybe Diet Sprite. What a bunch of crap that Diet Sprite is.

You know it should have been a refreshing, ice-cold Dr. Pepper.
2003-10-22 11:11:00 PM  

The gun is right next to the card out of the cameras view its not like there shooting at a long range
2003-10-22 11:13:39 PM  
Cool farks of farking stuff being farked at very short farkage lengths
2003-10-22 11:15:28 PM  
Pheonixus and MadIVIan3001:

Even so, I'd still miss. That's probably why I'm not allowed near guns. :)
2003-10-22 11:16:43 PM  
Now, if he had a very short exposure length shot of a guy lighting his fart on fire, he'd make millions.

woulda paid to see it
2003-10-22 11:17:22 PM  
It is not here, but I once saw a pic of an artiliary shell being fired out of a naval gun. They cought it after the shell had just exited the barrel. It was my desktop image for a while.
2003-10-22 11:19:17 PM  
Go Tigers! w00t.
2003-10-22 11:20:02 PM  
Yikes! How good a marksman must you be to shoot a playing card in half??? I couldn't hit the broad-side of a barn if I tried.
2003-10-22 11:20:50 PM  
It is not here, but I once saw a pic of an artiliary shell being fired out of a naval gun. They cought it after the shell had just exited the barrel. It was my desktop image for a while.

You'll like this then -- TOW missile being fired from a Humvee.

Linking it because it is a large picture:
2003-10-22 11:23:02 PM  

What's a navel gun?

Oh...naval gun.

Somebody shoot me at close range please.
2003-10-22 11:23:57 PM  

"shot & wad separation hehehehehe."

I'm so pleased I wasn't the only one who got a kick out of that.
2003-10-22 11:24:47 PM  
These incredibly violent images will undoubtedly make youths want to shoot fruit and playing cards. Are you media types never going to learn?
2003-10-22 11:25:24 PM  
That perhipheral self portrait is freaky.
2003-10-22 11:26:09 PM  
Just an FYI...

This technology was first developed by a guy at MIT named Dr. Harold Edgerton http://www.eecs.mit.edu/great-educators/edgerton.html

His was the famous "milkdrop crown" photo (among many others)
2003-10-22 11:27:00 PM  
i love it when they change the headline because the original was too stupid for words...
2003-10-22 11:29:20 PM  
Aside from the gun violence, there's all that hot stroboscopic motion analysis action. Really, it's a scandal!
2003-10-22 11:30:50 PM  
They should really change it to "very short exposure times."
2003-10-22 11:33:51 PM  
Harridan beat me to it.
Edgerton's work is some of my favorite. "Stopping Time, the Photographs of Harold Edgerton" is a must read.
2003-10-22 11:35:59 PM  
Should have mentioned that he was inspired (or at least so I can assume...) by the groundbreaking work by Dr. Harold Edgerton. There's an incredible book (_Seeing the Unseen_) out with his photographs. The famous "Milk Drop", incredible images of atomic blasts shot from seven miles away with a lens several feet long. A much better 'card shot' where you can see *the spiral carved out by the rifled round hanging in midair*.

Amazing, amazing, beautiful stuff.
2003-10-22 11:36:42 PM  
Interesting... But I prefer the originals. That guy is standing on the shoulders of Harold Edgerton. Go here http://web.mit.edu/edgerton/main.html to see the giant.

...condemned to repeat it
2003-10-22 11:36:50 PM  
How can I make my own peripheral self portrait?
2003-10-22 11:41:15 PM  
w00t RIT
2003-10-22 11:43:42 PM  
Phone_Answering_Monkey just beat me to it...a lot of this stuff seems to be, shall we say, pretty directly inspired by Edgerton's work. Compare this photo from the link:

[image from rit.edu too old to be available]

with this photo of Edgerton's:

[image from vam.ac.uk too old to be available]

And keep in mind that Edgerton was doing this stuff back in the 50s with primitive equipment. Pretty damn hard-core.
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