Pumpkins Bounce

flying pumpkin

bouncing pumpkin

What’s more fun than carving nine jack-o-lanterns with power tools? Throwing them out the window after Halloween!

I already shared these images on Flickr and Facebook, but we had so much fun defenestrating our pumpkins this year, I couldn’t resist a quick post here on the blog. When I look at these pictures, it really makes me want to build a catapult before next October.

Comments

  1. Haha! Now that looks funny :D Also nice that you manage to get a photo just as it collapses.

  2. Hah. Unexpectedly funny.

  3. This reminds me of some of the old David Letterman skits where he’d drop something like a watermelon off the top of the building and then photograph it. Well done.

  4. TJ McDowell says:

    Sweet! What settings did you have your camera set on? Was it the speedlight that stopped the motion in the 2nd pic?

    • I actually do not own a strobe… It’s so high on my list of things to own, but I admit, I was waiting for Nikon’s next generation (the SB-600 was rumored for replacement for a while now). Now that the SB-700 is out, I will probably buy it.

      So… what you have here is the headlights of my car supplying the lighting. Xenon head lamps at 4:20 p.m.

      ISO 3200
      f/1.8
      1/640 second

  5. Cool Photos! How many did you smash before you got the perfect photo?

  6. Very cool. Hope you cooked the seeds, delicious.

  7. Nice Pics. These all are looking so funny.

  8. Nice catch! haha I definitely would like to see the other ‘fail’ pictures :D

  9. Smashing pumpkins is truly cool and fun thing to do. It is good for releasing negative emotions and anger. Can I have one? :) hahaha! Well done James!

  10. I would not have been able to have done this. My son would have been very upset. He is only 4, and he gave our Jack o Lanterns personalities.

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