Watch Water Dancing at 1/15,000th of a Second!

Water Drop Photography

When I came across Stephen Reynold‘s water drop photography I was amazed at how beautiful and unique each image looked. It reminded me of cloud watching and trying to figure out what they all looked like. In the spirit of this, I’ve given every image a name to describe it. Let us know what you think the images should be called? The crazier the better!

The Method

The photographs are taken in a studio, in total darkness. The drop that is going to be captured falls through an infrared sensor or a laser trigger. An extremely precise timing unit, capable of measuring time down to almost the nanosecond, begins to run. A fraction of a second later, this unit fires the flashes which take the picture, as the drop splashes down. Stephen uses a variety of objects in the background of the pictures to add colors and textures to the photograph. This can include flowers, postcards, fabric or other materials. Check out his amazing images below.

If you’d like to find more out about Stephen or purchase some of his artwork visit : 

Acid | Water Dancing


Ballerina Box | Water dancing

Ballerina Box

Big Brother | Water Dancing

Big Brother

Burj Al Arab | Water Dancing

Burj Al Arab

Burning Tree | Water Dancing

Burning Tree

Fried Egg | Water Dancing

Fried Egg

Genie in a Bottle | Water Dancing

Genie in a Bottle

Her | Water Dancing


Him | Water Dancing


Idea | Water Dancing


Imminent | Water Dancing


Isolation | Water Dancing


Lampshade | Water Dancing


Leeds United Subutteo | Water Dancing

Leeds United Subutteo

Lingerie | Water Dancing


Meditation | Water Dancing


Ocean Pearl | Water Dancing

Ocean Pearl

Oscar Moment | Water Dancing

Oscar Moment

Pinocchio | Water Dancing


Prancing Horse | Water Dancing

Prancing Horse

Pyramids of Giza | Water Dancing

Pyramids of Giza

Queen Elizabeth | Water Dancing

Queen Elizabeth

Rocket Ship | Water Dancing

Rocket Ship

Space Cadets | Water Dancing

Space Cadets

Spinining Top | Water Dancing

Spinining Top

Swooping Eagle | Water Dancing

Swooping Eagle

Techno Titties | Water Dancing

Techno Titties

UFO | Water Dancing


Velociraptor | Water Dancing




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20 Responses to Watch Water Dancing at 1/15,000th of a Second!

  1. は、このような有益なウェブ公開していただきありがとうございます。どこに誰がそのようなINCITE完全な方法で書き込まれた情報のようなものを得ることができますか?私は今働いている、と私はそのような情報を探しているプロジェクトがあります。

  2. The Caffeinated Day Tripper 8 April, 2014 at 3:34 pm #

    So SO fun! I have made many horrific attempts at creating water drop photography art. He has nailed the technique here!

  3. Raphael Alexander Zoren 8 April, 2014 at 1:25 pm #

    Unbelievable photos!!! This is beyond amazing!!! :D Great find!

  4. aluxurytravelblog 6 April, 2014 at 10:21 pm #

    Beautiful! I think the ‘lampshade’ one is my favourite… :-)

    • Gaz 17 April, 2014 at 10:01 am #

      Cheers! I loved the prancing horse image, it kind of reminded me of a Ferrari.
      Gaz recently posted…The 5 minute guide to Gili TMy Profile

      • Kaydence 27 February, 2017 at 8:18 am #

        misogin ?H0aeheeeee&#823e;phi io ma-nebunesc dupa dame, draga nicole.Si dupa tarte, bineinteles (sa fie cu capsune).Da` sa-ti zic un secret : tzoapele (mai ales alea cu ifose) ma oripileaza.

  5. Fie 6 April, 2014 at 3:20 pm #

    Amazing Work :D

    • Gaz 17 April, 2014 at 9:59 am #


      • Shirley 27 February, 2017 at 5:33 am #

        Om tjejer läser Fisk & Fri blir de kanske inte så intresserade av fiske med tanke på vilken kvinnobild de förmedlar. De kunde ha en presentation av kvinnor som fiskar, typ Gösnrottdigen, istället med jämna mellanrum i tidningen så skulle kanske fler kvinnor bli intresserade av fiske.

    • Mateen 27 February, 2017 at 5:08 am #

      “it is pretty funny to imagine an Israeli software engineer wasting his time on a site dedicated to Ane-loAmgrican political history.”The author of this blog is essentially an Israeli software engineer. He’s a jew boy software engineer wasting his time with Anglo-American political history, a history he has about as much a connection with as he does with Japanese Imperial history. Having a carpetbagger dad who “worked in Washington” doesn’t count. He probably has fewer roots in this country than Barack Hussein Obama.

  6. Jempi 5 April, 2014 at 5:10 pm #

    Hey, this is cool! It’s nice to see a post about another speciality then “travelpics”. Amazing pictures. I love this. Cheers, Jempi

    • Gaz 17 April, 2014 at 9:57 am #

      Hi Jempi, thanks for checking them out! I try to do something a little different from time to time and this was certainly abstract. I’ll try and find more of the same!
      Gaz recently posted…The 5 minute guide to Gili TMy Profile

  7. mytanfeet 5 April, 2014 at 1:52 am #

    Beautiful! Love the different names too. Fried egg, Pinocchio haha

    • Gaz 5 April, 2014 at 8:52 am #

      Thanks, we thought we’d have a bit of fun with them by giving them all names. I’ve been on the hunt for some more unusual images since doing a post on sand magnified 300 times ( The intricacies of the world are beautiful… when you get the time to look. Happy travels!

  8. Manouk - Bunch of Backpackers 4 April, 2014 at 5:32 pm #

    Wow beautiful guys! From now on, I’ll look differently to water drops :)

    • Gaz 5 April, 2014 at 8:46 am #

      Thanks Manouk! I do love zoomed in, slowed down images. You can get all kinds of crazy things happening! I recently wrote a post on Sand Magnified 300 times, which you may also enjoy. Let me know what you think? ~ happy travels!

  9. Karen Warren 4 April, 2014 at 4:53 pm #

    Amazing pictures – they show how the camera can see things that the human eye would never pick up.

    • Gaz 5 April, 2014 at 8:44 am #

      Hey Karen, yeah they’re great pics! I always try and keep my eye out for artists doing unusual photos. I recently wrote a post on sand magnified 300 times, which produced some very interesting results. If you’d like to check it out it’s here: happy travels!

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