Slow Motion Water Drops

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Breathtaking water drop videos – enjoy!

What a beautiful slow-motion video of a red drop of water falling into clear water. It's hypnotic!


Mindboggling action: Water drops are being filmed with a rate of 2'000 frames per second.

High speed photography can change our perception of the world. Supposedly, no special water or additives have been used.

Another explanation of this phenomena.
Molecules of water attract each other with a very strong force. Hence you have the surface tension and the forming of a spherical drop. It takes some time for the gravitational force to weigh down the force that keeps the molecules of water drop together.
The drop of water touches the surface over a very small area; the intermolecular forces are weak at first. When the gravity enlarges that area enough, both forces are strong enough to break the drop.

Martin Waugh's liquid sculpture water drop art.

And now relish these wonderful liquid sculpture drop art photos by Martin Waugh.

Martin's free-flowing photography combines art and science to capture nature's infinite beauty. His photos evoke images from rolling, rhythmic oceans to drops of water falling upon a lake.

 Martin Waugh's liquid sculpture water drop art.

Exploding bowler

The technique.

Martin Waugh claims to use fairly typical high-speed photography techniques which make it possible to capture the smooth and effortless curves of liquids.

By varying the size, speed and position of drops, as well as the surface tension, color, and viscosity, the artist manages to take us on a journey to a never seen before wonderland bound only by our imagination.

 Martin Waugh's liquid sculpture water drop art.

Blue wall

Martin received a B.S. degree in Physics from Lewis and Clark College in Oregon. He lives in Portland, USA. His work can be found in museums, corporate and private art collections.

More liquid sculpture drop art photography on Martin Waugh's site:



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