1. Amateur photographer Heinz Maier is making a splash with his water drop art. He uses high speed photography to capture the moment droplets hit the surface of water. The factory plant operator from Stuttgart has only been taking photographs for less than a year and pursues his new hobby in the evenings, when his job and his family allow. But already, Heinz’s work has been causing a buzz online, getting 600,000 hits in a matter of months.
2. He adds guar gum to the water to thicken its consistency in order to create interesting shapes, with food colouring and different light filters adding to the effect. The results are eye-catching, with complex water patterns.
He uses a Canon EOS 7D camera and Canon 100mm 2.8 IS L macro lens used to capture the droplets as they are released from several remote-controlled solenoid valves.
Heinz Maier’s set-up used to capture his water drop images
Photographer Heinz Maier
Picture: Heinz Maier/Rex Features