Liquid Art & droplet photography
It takes great skill (and good high speed photography equipment) to create such frozen-in-time compositions, revealing the inherent energy, the dynamics of flowing water and the beauty of it all! Some artists substitute water with more viscous liquids, producing even more lava-lamp-like effects. But often just playing with coloring and light is enough to make an effective picture. In this article, we will try to cover a large variety of stunning high-speed liquid photography. Luiz Luxvich makes startlingly clear images of splashing water
This master from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has a good presence on flickr, so make sure to check out the rest of his colorful creations.
(images credit: Luiz Luxvich)
Amazingly, water looks simply great without any added coloring, like in these shots from the French photographer:
Liquid Sculptures of Martin Waugh
Martin Waugh at Liquid Sculpture is perhaps the most famous artist in this "sub-genre". His works are described as full of "fun, whimsy and wonder". The full gallery is here, and it is exceptional.
Not mercury, not ice – just water… splendid water:
Woke up one morning, saw this thing crawling toward me across the sink… decided to go to sleep some more –
(images credit: Irene Muller)
For more great examples of colored drops high-speed photography we’re going to recommend this flickr group. The following photographs, though, we’ve received without any credit, so please let us know if you recognize them: