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Bill
20 Feb 06,, 08:15
"Ever wondered what an atomic blast looks like before it obliterates everything around it? Before the smoke, the mushroom cloud, the devastation, it's really quite amazing to see the first few fractions of an atomic bomb upon detonation.

Edgerton built a special lens 10 feet long for his camera which was set up in a bunker 7 miles from the source of the blast which was triggered Nevada - the bomb placed atop a steel gantry anchored to the desert floor by guide wires. The exposures are at 1/100,000,000ths of a second.

Due to the extremely high shutter speeds, the image quality and color depth is limited in these photos."

http://www.rapidnewswire.com/atom/atom3.jpg
"Automatic Camera situated 7 miles from blast with 10 foot lens. Shutter speed equaled 1/100,000,000 of-a-second exposure."
http://www.rapidnewswire.com/atom/atom1.jpg
"With energy so great, the electric like energy runs down the towers guide wires and turns the desert floor to glass."
http://www.rapidnewswire.com/atom/atom2.jpg
"With a planet of fire, Joshua tree's near the base get vaporized in just microseconds."

http://www.rapidnewswire.com/atom.htm

Kid<2>Nite
20 Feb 06,, 12:12
The oddest thing....after looking at the pictures, the fisrt thought (word) that came to mind was BIRTH
Maybe I need to do some serious soul searching :redface:

Bluesman
20 Feb 06,, 13:14
Those pics are FASCINATING.

HistoricalDavid
20 Feb 06,, 16:47
Now just imagine what it'd look like with modern ultra-high speed cameras...

Almost worth cracking one open and heading down to Nevada again!

gunnut
20 Feb 06,, 18:16
How the hell does one get a camara's shutter to go at a single nano second? :confused:

Bill
20 Feb 06,, 18:32
Another test, to the best of my knowledge using the same shutter speed:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v488/Zedsnardbody/ts1sm.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v488/Zedsnardbody/rapa1sm.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v488/Zedsnardbody/tsspike.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v488/Zedsnardbody/mohawk.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v488/Zedsnardbody/george10ms.jpg

Parihaka
20 Feb 06,, 20:32
How the hell does one get a camara's shutter to go at a single nano second? :confused:
You use the same principle as photo finishes. Namely you pass a film across a narrow slot at high speed and don't use a shutter. And yes the photos are awesome.

Parihaka
20 Feb 06,, 20:35
The oddest thing....after looking at the pictures, the fisrt thought (word) that came to mind was BIRTH
Maybe I need to do some serious soul searching :redface:
Our latest baby was ivf. We have a photo of him when he was six cells big, (how cool is that) and yeah photo 3 is just like it.

Kid<2>Nite
20 Feb 06,, 22:37
Our latest baby was ivf. We have a photo of him when he was six cells big, (how cool is that) and yeah photo 3 is just like it.


If I'm reading into that correctly....you're a new daddy... again. Congradulations!

Parihaka
20 Feb 06,, 22:43
If I'm reading into that correctly....you're a new daddy... again. Congradulations!
He's nine months old and thanks very much :biggrin:

Confed999
21 Feb 06,, 02:54
Fantastic pictures!!!!

He's nine months old and thanks very much :biggrin:
Tell the little fella we said "hi". ;)