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Drops
November 5, 2011 4:04 AM   Subscribe

Markus Reugels takes amazing pictures of drops of water. For example, Dancing Colors or Cherry on Top or Into the Coffee. Check out the whole photostream.

Part of this is guar gum and food coloring. Part of this is high-speed photography (à la Edgerton.)
posted by twoleftfeet (19 comments total) 33 users marked this as a favorite

 
Like glass mushrooms. Amazing.
posted by Splunge at 4:44 AM on November 5, 2011


incredible! thanks for sharing
posted by greenhornet at 4:49 AM on November 5, 2011


Wow, gorgeous. Thank you for posting this!
posted by two or three cars parked under the stars at 4:58 AM on November 5, 2011


what the duck?
posted by mannequito at 5:00 AM on November 5, 2011


whoa!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:08 AM on November 5, 2011


Here is his website (auf Deutsch) with more info. If you don't read German, the pictures give you an idea of how he sets it all up.
posted by TedW at 5:43 AM on November 5, 2011


And here are his setups on Flickr
posted by TedW at 5:45 AM on November 5, 2011


Markus Reugels's theme song?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:50 AM on November 5, 2011


Reugels was born too late - he could have been the superstar of prog rock album covers.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 5:50 AM on November 5, 2011


And here is a guy he gets some ideas from, with a page explaining what is going on with the drops.
posted by TedW at 5:50 AM on November 5, 2011 [4 favorites]


That's incredible. Viewing the dynamics of water in motion opens your eyes to the myriad forces constantly working on our largely liquid bodies. It also helps explain the struggles many women have drinking water.
posted by Abehammerb Lincoln at 5:54 AM on November 5, 2011 [1 favorite]


I keep looking and these pictures and try to trace the path of the splashes in my head, but it's twisting my melon! Part of me would love to see video of this process to better understand exactly what's happening. But the other part of me knows that mystery really adds to the overall package.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 5:59 AM on November 5, 2011


A lot of them look like blown glass at first glance. Very nifty.
posted by Mister Moofoo at 6:47 AM on November 5, 2011


Amazingly beautiful!
posted by nickyskye at 6:53 AM on November 5, 2011


This is very stunning. Thanks.
posted by Namlit at 7:03 AM on November 5, 2011


Those are indeed amazing. If I had seem the images without explanation I would have assumed they were computer-rendered.
posted by Wolfdog at 7:18 AM on November 5, 2011


As amazing as advertised. Thanks for the post.
posted by Trurl at 7:21 AM on November 5, 2011


Yay Vivitar 285!
posted by Drab_Parts at 8:08 AM on November 5, 2011


In a similar vein, Making Paint Dance in Slow Motion Using Sound Waves.
posted by heyho at 10:24 AM on November 5, 2011


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