Laser Tripping :)
Alrighty, here we go. I have 6 photos crop'd and sized for display. No pics of the setup yet. I got 20 exposures, but about 10 of them are just the ball with no powder/co2 for referencing the air motion. I plan on doing another roll with what I've learned so far. Mainly that I need to control the amount of powder I put in the porting to create the right shot. So without further delay..
These two shots show the actually CO2 air burst following the ball out of the barrel. You'll notice (or maybe not on the resize) that the white cloud only extends about 1/2in back into the barrel. These were firing's 2 & 3 off a fresh 12gram. Firings 3 & 4(not shown) shows wisps of condensed CO2 also, but very slightly.
This pic, again with my mod'd hack job CCI barrel, shows more air current with a small amount of powder.
And finally, the creme de'la creme.. (if only I had set the focus better, argghhh)
Three progressive shots with pretty good powder control. You can see the laser very well in these.
The ball has not exited yet. The pre-expelling powder set off the flash. Very cool.
The ball just exiting the barrel.
The ball 1 inch down range. Again, due to different baby powder loads it's hard to make a good comparision.
So there you go. I'll probably stick another couple up here later, but these are the best I think.
Did I tell you I'd catch the ball or what? :D