I’ve long since passed the point when celebrating a birthday is a big deal — the last party I had was for #30, where we all dressed in black to mourn the passing of my youth. Fortunately the rumors of its death were greatly exaggerated (at least the behavioral part). But I used this year’s birthday as an excuse to buy a high-speed video camera (Exilim EX-FH20). It arrived a few days ago and I’ve been playing with it a lot. Soon, perhaps, I’ll actually install the user’s manual from the CD and read it.
So expect some postings of things gratuitously shot in slow-motion, with no real point to them (in stark contrast to so many of my posts) other than some thing shot in slo-mo look pretty cool. I suspect that many of my belongings will end up broken, but that that the destruction of my property will be exceeding well-documented.
Here is an early attempt, lighting a match in a candle flame, at 1000 fps.