Making a splash: Markus Reugels captures spectacular water shots (II)

Ghost In The Splash - Markus Reugels

So yesterday I showed you Markus Reugels’ Liquid Sculptures. Today it’s all about the Liquid Splashes.
The main difference between the two is the setup – while the Sculptures use a balloon and a speaker, the Splashes look a lot more complex and involve a DIY siphon. You can see what I mean in the photo diagram Markus has been good enough to post on his Flickr.

Inside - Markus Reugels

Moving away from the technical aspects, the Splashes feel a lot lighter. The plain black backgrounds are generally swapped for pale colours, shapes are reflected in the water’s surface and there is a delicacy that comes with concentrating on one delicate jet of water instead of a forest of them.

A lot of people have commented on the mushroom-y nature of a lot of the work although I found myself thinking more of umbrellas. I’d be interested to know what you make of them.

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You can see the full set of Liquid Splashes on Markus’s Flickr.

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