High speed, or “simply photography is an art, widely used in scientific research, which also has a dedicated following among those wanting to “blow things apart” in the most elegant way possible. It’s not easy to come up with a perfect shot… consider 1200ft/sec average speed of a bullet, plus a synchronizing laser, hi-tec flash setup and a fancy camera-work. The following is “the best of” gallery from a few masters of this genre.
Stefan, has a gorgeous set, where fruits and some vegetables get blown to smithereens, together with some tableware
Two spherical shock waves are visible on this “schlieren image” (an interferometric technique used to study the distribution of density gradients within a transparent medium). A serious weapon with considerable force, but nothing a good solid bottle of beer couldn’t do