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Water Drops Frozen in Time [Photography]

Capturing a falling drop of water with a flash strobe is an old trick; photographer Heinz Maier breathes new life into the stunt with multiple–and colorful!–drops of water.

How does he pull off the stunning shots of colored water drops colliding in air? By using a series of solenoid valves and reservoir of water Maier is able to orchestrate delicate and vibrant collisions. Depending on the design for that shot between one and four of the valves will open for a fraction of a section to release the water droplets.

Hit up the link below for more of his photos, pictures of his studio setup, and more information about the series.

Heinz Maier’s Flickr Stream [via Boing Boing]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 12/12/11

Comments (2)

  1. Hjoranna

    Mine are not as good as these but it is not as hard to do as you might think.

  2. sell laptop

    This is really awesome. Water runs fast and to capture that moment, even though it is an old trick, still fascinates me.

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