High Speed Liquid Flowers Photographed by Jack Long

High Speed Liquid Flowers Photographed by Jack Long water flowers

High Speed Liquid Flowers Photographed by Jack Long water flowers

High Speed Liquid Flowers Photographed by Jack Long water flowers

High Speed Liquid Flowers Photographed by Jack Long water flowers

High Speed Liquid Flowers Photographed by Jack Long water flowers

High Speed Liquid Flowers Photographed by Jack Long water flowers

At a quick glance these colorful photographs by Milwaukee-based photographed Jack Long might pass as some kind of strange exotic flowers, but a squint of the eyes later reveals they are actually high speed photographs of colored water, captured in a way to mimic the shape of blooms, leaves, and even pots.

Each photograph from Long’s Vessels and Blooms series is captured in a stunningly precise take that took months of trial and error to perfect. Like a mad scientist he creates cocktails of dyes, thickeners, and pigments for each component of the shot and then blasts them through a customized mechanism before snapping a perfectly timed capture. “This series was a culmination of months of planning and testing. Hundreds of captures are made in testing and then many more during the actual final capture stage. A very few stand out as being the best,” he says. You can see much more of his work on Flickr and 500px. (via oddity central)

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