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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  • ???Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 9:30 am
    Wow! I am speechless!
    • snugybugy
      snugybugyThursday, April 2, 2015 at 10:18 am
      oh so cool!!!!!
      • nikukyu
        nikukyuSaturday, November 8, 2014 at 10:18 pm
        I'm gonna copy it and make it my home pic on my iPhone.
        • nikukyu
          nikukyuSaturday, November 8, 2014 at 10:17 pm
          Oh...my...God... So beautiful I could cry...
          • puglover67
            puglover67Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 12:07 pm
            • turtlenicole
              turtlenicoleMonday, October 13, 2014 at 6:44 pm
              so beautiful!! tears come out of my eyes *sniffle* *sniffle*. JK:)
              • peacheslarue
                peacheslarueMonday, October 13, 2014 at 8:02 am
                • happypug12
                  happypug12Monday, October 13, 2014 at 7:58 am
                  That is so amazing!
                  • MiaFriday, October 3, 2014 at 7:03 pm
                    Omg! It was so awesome I tried to e-mail it but I don't know my BFFS e-mail
                    • cool_girl101
                      cool_girl101Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 5:18 pm