Who Knew Water Droplets Could Be So Beautiful


We have all thrown rocks into the water, but very few of us have been able to appreciate how beautiful the water looks, as it splashes up - Partly because we are too busy counting the ripples it creates, but mostly, because it happens too fast for the human eye to catch.

Now, with the help of sensor-triggered high-speed photography and a boatload of creativity, Bavarian photographer, Markus Ruegels has captured some stunning images that look more like exquisite jewels than the droplets of water they really are.

The 33-year old photographer dropped the water onto trays, eggcups or teaspoons and then with the help of an extremely fast shutter that sported speeds of up to 1/16,000 per second, took these amazing pictures - capturing details that would be impossible to spot with the naked human eye.

He then went one step further and began to experiment by adding dyes, guar gums, and even a rinse to plain water. The results as you can see, were some cool-shaped splashes that resembled mushrooms, umbrellas and exotic flowers. He even managed to capture one with a globe in the background.

What's even more amazing is that all these pictures are free from any kind of color or computer manipulation - they are just the result of sheer hard work, patience and the artist's superb imagination.

Resources: Dailymail.co.uk, telegraph.co,uk

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  • horse loverMonday, December 3, 2018 at 9:10 am
    it is so cool! =)
    • HiMonday, October 15, 2018 at 12:41 pm
      So pretty
      • kitten15
        kitten15Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 11:48 am
        • all i can sayMonday, December 14, 2015 at 1:04 pm
          ... wow they are so beautiful...
          • vfFriday, September 18, 2015 at 8:11 am
            • mewmFriday, September 18, 2015 at 8:11 am
              this is beautiful <3
              • clever3Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 11:31 am
                1 word gorgeous
                • sunsetod98
                  sunsetod98Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 5:52 pm
                  life is pretty even at a microscopic level
                  • alienSunday, June 21, 2015 at 10:31 am
                    • ???Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 9:31 am