1. Photographer Lex Augusteijn has achieved the seemingly impossible; captured the moment a bullet slices through a water droplet using high-speed photography.
2. Lex, from the Netherlands, has dedicated himself to high-speed photography since picking up his first camera in 1976.
3. The Dutch photographer developed all his own prints, until the decline of the form in the 1990s.
4. His passion was rekindled when he got his first digital camera in 2001.
5. These images are captured using a laptop, which releases the water droplet, opens the shutter and shoots the bullet.
The images are frozen by the flash speed. I can go as low as 1/40.000 by reducing flash power. The bullet is real, though fired by a coil gun, which has much less energy than an air rifle, which again has lower energy than fire arms.
7. Lex also likes to fire bullets at water balloons.
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