Images via Peta Pixel.
What about video? Well one question is how many frames per second (fps) would it take to capture a bullet on film. Werner Mehl from Kurrzeit, a German company that manufactures measurement equipment, doesn’t take any chances. This film takes in a mind-boggling 1 million frames per second.
Jasper Nance (Flickr user nebarnix) has a passion for bullet photography. “Most of these photos are taken with a special flash unit that uses a high voltage arc in air as the light source,” she explains. “The flash of light lasts only 500 nanoseconds!” Here are some of the more colorful images.
And you thought lighting a match off the bottom of your cowboy boot was cool. David Neff also photographs household objects at impact, including what appears to be the aftermath of a bullet lighting a match. Contact him to purchase prints.
Sometimes it’s easy to tell what the targets (victims?) are, but the work by Alan Sailer has left us guessing in some cases. Check out his Flickr page to see his use of other projectiles, like paintballs and rubber balls.
Images via Digital Picture Zone.