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One Ordinary Drop of Water: Liquid Art & Droplet Photography
It certainly takes great skill and very good equipment to create these frozen-in-time "water sculptures", in every captured frame revealing the inherent energy and the beautiful dynamics of flowing, cascading and dripping water:
Some artists decide to substitute water with more viscous liquids, which leads to even more psychedelic, "lava lamp"-like effects. But more often than not, simply playing with ambient color and light distribution is enough to produce an outstanding effect. In this article we will try to cover the full variety of high-speed liquid photography and the excitement of resulting abstract-modernist compositions.
Luiz Luxvich makes startlingly clear images of splashing water
This master of liquid photography lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and has the most fantastic gallery online, bursting with variety of colorful creations:
These droplets seem to have acquired a life of their own. The fluid forms and smoothly flowing into each other colors remind me of the similarly fluid illustrations by the famous 1950s science fiction artist Richard M. Powers.
Photographs by Fotoopa, liquid art master from Belgium, are one million times better than a lava lamp, and significantly more mesmerizing:
Look at the gorgeous "liquid art" photography by Irene Muller, transforming coffee and milk into a mysterious whole, bringing them to entirely new heights of artistic expression. With her permission, here are some samples of this highly delicate art:
Next time you catch someone creeping from behind and overturning a bucket of cold water over somebody's head, don't get too upset; perhaps they are just (very selfishly) trying to take a memorable picture... Like this one, for example:
While the turbulent flows of water would easily produce mesmerizing effect in high-speed photography, the simple falling of individual droplets - one after another - can also produce interesting results:
The Dynamics of The Fall of a Droplet
The following shots trace the physics of water's flow in a form of individual caplets, seemingly quite complex (see more on this page):
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