Water Photo Manipulation: 28 Amazing Water Artworks

How many times you’d really take a serious look at water? As human who inhabits in the mother Earth, we see the water everywhere. It’s one of the most important assets to keep us alive, yet it looks so common that we treat it like transparent thing, until some unusual artist realized the beauty of the water, and converted it into immense visual art.

In this showcase we’re not gonna persuade you the inner beauty of water, but showing you how beautiful, elegant and impressive water can be. After all, water is life’s matter and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water. There is no art without water. Enjoy the art of water, the element that builds up the life.

Anfitrite – The Origin of the Flood

An elegant and mythical work inspired by the myth of Amphitrite, the sea-goddess and the wife of Poseidon

(Image source: I Think Graphic)

anfitrite - the origin of the flood

Splendid! What really amazes me is how the author manipulates the photo into this brilliant work, you can also view its step by step case study

(Image source: Aleksei Kostjuk)

Barcadi – The Original Mojito

Originally a project for XRS/Barcadi – Martini Poland, this luxurious work has successfully advertised the drink and its brand

(Image source: Peter Jaworowski & Bartek Rozbicki)

barcadi the original mojito
Candle Water

Can the water light the darkness? I’m not quite sure after I saw this creative work done by Platinum

(Image source: Platinum)

candle water
Stove Water

What can water cooks? Love the way the water mimics the movement of the stove fire, 100% alike

(Image source: Platinum)

stove water
Lighter Water

A good lighter for helping you to quit the smoking, the water drops on the lighter are really epic

(Image source: Platinum)

lighter water
Chocolate Milk Honey

Really love the color and splashes, yummy!

(Image source: Platinum)

chocolate milk honey
Chocolate Milk Strawberry

Seriously saying, apply colors on water while maintaining its nature is a daunting job, but Platinum gets the job done perfectly

(Image source: Platinum)

chocolate milk strawberry
Coca Cola

Coca cola’s advertisement never fails to make people feel thirsty! Its water drop effect is priceless

(Image source: Platinum)

coca cola
Eye With Water-splash

How can you not be impressed with this masterpiece?

(Image source: Zsidi Gyula Róbert)

eye with water splash

A spectacular and famous manipulation work done by Nik Ainley, you can view its Behance page to get more detail

(Image source: Nik Ainley)

Going Wet

Another quality manipulation work by Lucas Honscha Garcia, the hand part is the winning point

(Image source: Lucas Honscha Garcia)

going wet
Guinness: Good Fortune

It’s a Chinese word with the meaning, “Good Fortune”. Real stout was used to form the shapes of the splashes

(Image source: Soon Tong)

guinness good fortune
Guitar Splash

Rock it, water! Very good use of splashes to express the rocking feel of the photo

(Image source: Gest0ert)

guitar splash
Liquid Serpent

“This is a photo manipulation I did compose of several different water stock images. I was trying to achieve a certain balance between photorealism and surrealism.”

(Image source: Mario Escobar)

liquid serpent
Splash n’ Lights

Water deserves the lights and attention as it keeps every creature alive by drinking it, a beautiful work

(Image source: TearDropps)

splash n lights
The Flood

A charming piece done by R&R Finn, after the noise reduction and the removing of several dust/drop spots

(Image source: R&R Finn)

the flood
The Last Airbender: Water

The water tribe symbol inspired from the movie, The Last Airbender, impressive!

(Image source: darksidedesigner)

the last airbender water

“Unique by ouwEnz is well…unique! A great concept and brilliant execution make for quite an interesting work of art!” – cosmosue

(Image source: ouwEnz)

Water Dragon

What a terrific dragon and work done by an art master

(Image source: André Castro)

water dragon
Water Fish

Can you see the fish on the spoon? Yes or no, this piece is simply gorgeous

(Image source: angelitonegro)

water fish
Water Flower

Water flower + neon color = ultimately cool!

(Image source: Nikolay Razuev)

water flower
Water For Fire

Speechless on this one, two thumbs up!

(Image source: igorms)

water for fire
Water Is Life

Great and impactful advertisement with lively water flower. Water is precious, that’s true

(Image source: Martin Grohs)

water is life
Water Nuclear Bomb

This piece is really bombing my mind, awesome and inspiring!

(Image source: alifaan)

water nuclear bomb
Water Style

Seriously stunning work by Vigan Tafili which features the Chinese word, “Water”. There are also “Fire”, “Earth” and “Wind” version available in its Behance page!

(Image source: Vigan Tafili)

water style


I must say I was really impressed by the beauty and the quality of these manipulation works or pure digital artworks. But surprisingly, there aren’t so many artworks which implement water as their main theme, maybe it’s because the water is just too common, therefore it sounds hard to make it look unique.

But what you can see from this post? Even the common can become the uncommon, so there’s really no boundary when it comes to art, the only limitation is your creativity and skill, and you need more inspiration! Inspire us more by sharing the unusual water artwork you spotted, let us witness more beauty of the water!

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This is What Little Puppies Look Like When They’re Shaking Off Water

There’s a rule of thumb when it comes to viral dog photography: what’s cute with dogs is going to be twice as cute when you shrink your subjects down to puppies.

Photographer Seth Casteel did it with Underwater Dogs and the sequel Underwater Puppies, and we are very happy to inform you that animal photographer Carli Davidson recently decided to take her viral SHAKE photos of dogs and create the photo series and book SHAKE Puppies.

These younger portraits actually came about thanks to a suggestion by the best possible team of photo connoisseurs you could have critiquing your work: second graders. Davidson says she was showing off the series to her friend’s second-grade class and, when she asked for feedback, they had two words for her: puppies and colors.

She also writes that she was, “drawn to the idea of surrounding myself with puppies.” And while you might think she’s not being literal, think again:

We actually got a chance to catch up with Davidson and ask her to fill us in on the technical details of the shoot. She tells us,

I shot these photos using rapid recycle, super short flash duration strobes (Paul Buff Einstein’s) to freeze the motion.

I used a Nikon D4 shooting 10fps to capture as many shake photos as I could and edited down to my two favorite, which was not always easy… I shot most of these with a 105mm macro lens. I love that lens for portraits of little animals and I never have to stress about getting too close to the subject for focus 🙂

Other gear that helped me finalize these were a Wacom Intuos and Cintiq to get all the nitty gritty retouching done, the Adobe suite — I use LR for file organization, retouch in PS and lay out / design the books in ID before delivering them to HarperCollins.

Oh! And of course, the most important tools in my arsenal: a ton of paper towels and Nature’s Miracle!

Here’s a look at the results of all those ‘accidents’ and the few pictures Carli managed to capture in-between:


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