“Vessels and Blooms” is an incredible photo series of high speed photographs of splashing liquids that resemble flowers in vases created by Milwaukee-based photographed Jack Long. Long uses water mixed with thickeners, pigments and dyes. The paint is suspended in air for a split second and he uses an electronic flash to get the moment just right, which might take months of trial and error to perfect. He said: “I love working with liquids because of their incredible versatility when creating high speed photography.” And most importantly, all of Long’s fluid flowers are as captured. Photoshop is only used to ‘clean up’ the image and to enhance the image with basic tools. Really impressive and original work! [source]
You can find more mind-blowing works by Jack Long on 500px.
“Setup Liquid Art”, the latest project of German photographer Markus Reugels who uses large satellite photos or various pattern images as a backdrop and a high speed camera he captures the background’s refraction through water drops. The perfectly timed shots and painstaking creative process result in these spherical representations of the Earth, moon and other fabulous planets. Such an amazing effect of transforming images into liquid spheres. [source]
Liquid can create beautiful shapes but without high-speed photography we could never see them. The shapes of the splashes are very difficult to manipulate. Some genius photographer like Heinz Maier, Markus Reugels and Corrie White work very hard with endurance and patience to provide us some really beautiful and stunning photos of Liquid splashes. To create varying effects, food coloring, color gels, different liquid are using, and they have to keep analyzing and testing to create those phenomenons – blue mushrooms, blown-glass statuettes, mysterious creatures, playful shapes reminiscent of spinning tops, bells, hats, aliens, carousels, limited only by the imagination.