Spectacular “River Giants”

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High-speed photographer Jack Long takes captures of colored water eruptions that resemble stained-glass jellyfishes. Suspended in mid-air, these liquid forms only last a fraction of a second, and some shots require two cameras to create a three-dimensional effect. Jack Long calls them “Giants,” and as pretty as they look, they actually take a lot of time and planning to make: from building a submersible apparatus to numerous water burst tests. “Fortunately my property borders The Milwaukee River and it is quite shallow in some areas, so I would load my gear into my canoe, find a good location and set up. I tried to photograph from the boat at first, but found that to be very unstable, so I decided to actually get out of the boat and wade my way around the boat, camera and fountain. With everything firmly anchored, I could create numerous variations. All of the colorants are non-toxic and bio safe,” he states to Illusion.

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Adriana is the Webby Award-winning designer, editor of Scene360 magazine, and author of "Tat'oo" book. Acquiring 20 years of writing experience in fine arts, Adriana has dedicated her time to documenting tattooists' lives and work and publishing on Inked, Skin Deep, Tattoo Life, and more. Follow the author @ Instagram and view more articles.

March 20, 2014 Art Photography Water