A “Ricochet Regurgitation” happens when you shoot a water balloon and it decides to throw the bullet back at ya!
Strange physics are at play here when a balloon skin fights against an oppressive force in a fight for dominance.
This usually happens if the pellet has less force then is needed to go through he balloon’s latex.
Sometimes the pellet gets through the first membrane without enough residual inertia to make it through the next side.
Sometimes after the shoot, I don’t even know what happened. This looks like it went through, hit the back, then somehow flew back out.
This shot looks like the balloon was only mildly annoyed, and shook off the shot, like some type of surface nuisance.
Here the balloon became a top and as it spun and soaked everything in the room.
This looks like a space habitat leaking oxygen… Houston, we have a problem!
And of course a lot of the time the shot goes right through. Catching the shot before the balloon shreds and you just get a ball of water, is quite lucky.
Lets pick a shot to run through the editing paces, making it a monument to the ages-old fight of balloon verses projectile…
(Straight Out Of Camera)
Nikon 24-70 mm f/2.8
- Lens corrections
- Exposure lowered
- Highlights, shadows and whites raised
- Blacks lowered
- Clarity, vibrance and saturation raised
- Dodged the background to white
- Fixed up any debris and spots with clone and healing brush
- Curves adjustment
- Hue/saturation adjustment
Well that went well, and a reminder to all to wear safety glasses when shooting at stuff that might just fight back!