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Markus Reugels: fotografia a líquidos

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The water droplet is the quintessential cliché of high-speed photography. Any Internet search will produce a dizzying number of bursting and rippling liquid surfaces. Yet in the right hands, even the familiar can be extraordinary. Markus Reugels, a German amateur photographer who has perfected the theme, has produced an exhaustive catalog of his favorite subject captured in every conceivable, fleeting pose.

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In his home studio, Markus Reugels manipulates colored water droplets to create stunning effects. This is an example of what he calls a “double pillar” structure.

Reugels uses dyes to create color contrasts between the colliding water droplets.

If he doesn’t use milk itself, he adds guar gum to the water to achieve a similar viscosity.

The photographer doesn’t use Photoshop, though he makes slight alterations to remove distracting elements like minor splashes.

Reugels alters his dripping technique as well as light conditions to achieve effects that differ from the norm.

 

For those interested in giving the technique a whirl, Reugels recommends using a plastic bag with a small hole, a tripod, and a remote trigger. Set an external flash (preferably an external one) lower than 1/16. “With such settings, the flash duration is higher than 1/16,000,” he tells Co.Design. “This is the reason why the shutter speed is not important. The action in high-speed photography is frozen by the light, not by the shutter.”

Reugels hopes to break into commercial photography, though he doesn’t anticipate abandoning his water-drop experiments. “I want to manage one genre very good,” he writes, “and not many half-hearted.”

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  1. Adorei. é cada uma melhor que a outra 🙂

    photostall

    22 de Outubro de 2012 at 23:33

  2. Fotos mesmo maravilhosas :O

    Ritinha

    5 de Outubro de 2012 at 00:02

  3. Caramba, estou fascinada.

    Lacorrilha

    3 de Outubro de 2012 at 22:47


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