The right time, captured

Herra Kuulapaa has spent the past 7 years involved in high speed  ballistics photography.

Here’s a gallery of his work.

Here’s his website to see more.

What’s so awesome is how he’s able to capture the moment. Shooting a gun happens extremely quickly, but there’s an amazing amount of things that happen in that short time. Watching the moment the powder ignites, the bullet leaving the barrel… it’s truly fascinating from a ballistics, scientific, and artistic perspective.

You also get to see a lot of things that you may not have known happens when a gun is fired. For example, if you go to this page and scroll down to “19. July 2013 – 9mm STI”, look at the massive amount of debris that flies out of the muzzle. In fact, you see debris in a lot of pictures, which prompts Herra to repeat over and over:

Safety first: Remember to wear your safety gear always when shooting. Some pictures show clear burning particles flying backwards to shooter!

If you want to see some really fun pictures, go look at the “high power” revolvers. That will make it pretty clear as to why you need to keep your thumbs (and other body parts) away from the cylinder (gaps) when shooting.

One thought on “The right time, captured

  1. Thanks, those are both informative and neat to see.

    By the way, I won’t get a notice of reply since I’m coming in via Twitter (using wordpress requires third party cookies, and even with the exception for your domain I can’t post comments.)

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