Each winter, when the temperature dips into the negatives, Washington-based photographer Angela Kelly takes advantage of the frigid weather and blows bubbles that freeze and form beautiful patches of ice crystals.
The breathtaking results, which she photographs for her series Life in a Bubble, look like delicate snow globes and Christmas tree ornaments made of glass.
Kelly uses a homemade solution of dish soap, karo syrup, and water to create the bubbles.
While some of the smaller bubbles freeze in midair and fall to the ground, shattering upon impact, others crystalize and retain their pristine shape.
No two bubbles look the same, as each forms different patterns.
Decorated with elegant swirls and scallops, feathery etchings, and snowflake-like designs, the frozen globes are truly a gorgeous sight to behold in these cold winter days.
It certainly takes great skill and very good equipment to create these frozen-in-time “water sculptures”, in every captured frame revealing the inherent energy and the beautiful dynamics of flowing, cascading and dripping water:
Some artists decide to substitute water with more viscous liquids, which leads to even more psychedelic, “lava lamp”-like effects.
But more often than not, simply playing with ambient color and light distribution is enough to produce an outstanding effect. Images Credit: Luiz Luxvich.
In this article we will try to cover the full variety of high-speed liquid photography and the excitement of resulting abstract-modernist compositions.
Luiz Luxvich makes startlingly clear images of splashing water
This master of liquid photography lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and has the most fantastic gallery online, bursting with variety of colorful creations: