Water Flames Illusion


How do you like these ubercool photos? They were done by artist using special photo equipment that can take extra sharp pictures of fast-moving objects! If someone finds more simmilar photos be sure to post! Jump inside this post for full set and then you can visit Flickr Category for simmilar artistic illusions.

  • aMajstc

    These are SO cool! this looks completely photoshopped, but all the details are so astounding I even doubt that. What a concept- water flames.

    • Jesse’

      the person who took these pictures probably took the pictures of the water spills firs the Photoshoped them onto the other pictures.

  • Niki


  • JJME

    wow those really are cool! I especially like the one with the candle.

  • Pandas

    so wait, is the water splashing down and the photogropher just took the picture at the time where it looked like somethin cool?

    • Travis

      No these are all photoshopped. I saw it on the guy who made these’s website. He confirmed that they were. They are pretty B.A though.

  • Chicken

    Woah, that’s cool

  • Vivek

    I would like to get that camera… One which can take ultra sharp pictures like these…
    Keep the good work on the site going on…
    I have made this site my homepage so that I dont miss out even a single illusion…

  • Soulseeker

    That last one is pretty cool, I’m really wondering how he did it (make a drop of water and take the picture when the drop feel in place?) But i like the first one the best.

  • bufar


    I have a new favorite illusion.

  • Bethany

    That looks really neat- you could probably get a decent picture even if you didn’t use a high tech camera!

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  • Amanda

    That is soooooo cool…..it looks like they could be porring out of thos things. It’s sooooo cool!!!!

  • magnolia

    waw… these are great pictures. I’m curious about how they are done? I understand the camera is fast but how did he get those flame like shapes? Is it possible to get them in full size?

  • chlo

    What IISSSS this??

  • joe

    man thats pimp im so glad i have this site as my home page so i dont miss anything

  • minja

    i dont care how these were done, they are AWESOME!!!!

  • Norm

    How he do dat?

  • Nick

    So of them could be done by taking the photo upsidedown. I.e. the gas stove one.

  • bowler


    PS. where is that jap game show illusion i sent u?

  • swimmersrbettr

    i think the one with the match is really cool

  • rlow

    I love the one with the lighter and I wanted to ask if you have them in higher quality so one could use them as background picture!


    Wow … those are freakin’ awesome!!!

  • illusionlover

    neat-o. I think I’ve seen something like that before – the still shots of water hitting things. but I never attributed the shape to a flame before! way cool!

  • illusionlover

    (adding to my last reply) the gas stove one is upside down – I remember doing that last week in the kitchen. (most of these look upsidedown, I’m just not sure how they did the match or candle one!)

  • napoleon


  • Michael J

    very very awesome

  • aj

    its kind’a cool

  • dantheman

    This is really awesome!
    I’ve never seen anything like it
    How on earth did this guy do it??!!

  • Haywood Jablome

    Makes me have to pee-pee…

  • esmilis

    It’s obviously CG generated images. No doubt at all.

  • Bippy

    OMG these are amazing, how’d he do it?

    i copied and pasted them all into paint and saved them all as one photo and am using that as my background.

  • hmmm


  • blue

    this site is pretty awesome, but honestly i think it’d be nice to give more credit to the artists who create these illusions. for example, u could tell ppl that u can find more of this guy’s work at http://leoplat.deviantart.com/
    otherwise keep up the good work

  • Stryker

    my favorite cool cool cool. These would make an excellent calender

  • Frances

    they are 3d renders

    I saw them on deviantart, thats why i know

  • Illusion Boi

    I love it!!!!
    If you don’t love it there’s something worng with you!

  • NotTellingYou

    Ooh…it was a photoshop. Just figured it out by using blue’s link. I knew it was too good to be real. Very nice still.

  • Kenji
  • Stefan Poulos

    Sorry to burst everyone’s bubble BUT…it is not photography. These images are built in 3D CGI by Platinum in Brazil. Although, alot of stuff they do is a combination of 3D, Photography and Photoshop. I had the pleasure of working with them on a project. They use Maya and 3D Studio MAX. Check them out at http://platinumfmd.com.br

  • Anonymous

    now thats awsome…..so creative..i want to add those as lil pix to put on my myspace..very eyecatchy!!!

  • me

    hey, stefan, that’s some nice stuff……..i especially like that green one with all the pipes….they all look cool! hey vurdlak if you see this, check em out…….in my opinion, theyre DEFINITELY work adding! nice job.

  • salmon

    theres a guy who does stuff like that. (Martin Waugh) heres the link: http://www.liquidsculpture.com/

  • salmon

    I forgot to mention that thats not THE guy who does it just another guy like that.

  • Anonymous

    I think the pictures were taken upside down and flipped on the computer.

  • Anonymous

    That was totaly awesome!!!!!!! :)

  • Anonymous

    Okay, here’s a challenge, I don’t know if it’s any way possible but if anyone can achieve this is would be AWESOME: make flames look like water. Just a crazy idea! Try it and have Mr. Vurdlak (Vurdlak) post them on the site.

  • Gabriella

    wow this is amazing! totally awesome!!!

  • ur mom

    these are my ABSOLUTE favorite illusions! ever since i saw these a while ago, i have been showing them to everybody i know. Amazing!…

  • Becci

    That’s incredible! Wow, that’s so clever. Even if they are photoshopped or whatever (although I believe you that they aren’t), they’re such awesome, beautiful images.

    Major kudos to the creator :)

  • Amanda

    this is like the best thing EVER!!!! dont know how you did it but it is still amazing!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Wow. That is incredibly cool.

  • Anonymous

    THAT LOOKS SO COOL!! I like the lighter one the best..

    Btw.. i think the guy who made them used liquid nitrogen or something on a real flame and then it just turns into ice. (except took it at the exact moment so there would be little floating bits)

    • none 2

      its called photoshop

    • Anonymous

      No offence but are you stupid? liquid nitrogen. do you even understand the composition of water, and flame. in order to make ice you need water. thats the only thing that can make ice. not flame. all liquid nitrogen would do is put the fire out. its impossible. thats just a stupid statement

  • Anonymous

    It’s quite simple actually.

    All these pictures were taken up-side-down, and the camera they use takes lots of shots in a short space of time, so they can pick out the most flame-looking picture.
    They spray a specific amount of water out in a very specific manner and photograph it.
    e.g. the gas nozzle in the lighter is replaced with a water nozzle.

    Very cleverly done, and it must’ve been very tricky to do the last two.

  • Anonymous

    the just used a fast shutter camera and let water fall onto whatever they wanted the lighter one is tricky tho


    big deal. All my lighters have water flames. If these flimsy images impresses you, you should see my water fireplace- it keeps the house warm and cool.

  • Me haha!!!

    i don’t even care if these aren’t real. They are AWESOME!!!

  • Sarah

    OMG this is now my favourite

    i love this and have bookmarked the page now everyday i can see it

    great job i dont care how these are done i love them all the same

  • Cin

    It’s an illusion? (T_T) I thought I was in love…

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Harry

    One word: awesome. Fantastic concept, and beautifully followed through.

  • Nausicaa Girl

    i think u just photoshopped it. Most of the illusion found here are photoshopped… anyway its cool to see these illusions!!!

  • Anonymous

    Could anyone give the site where i can get the high quality pictures this water flame wallpapers..

  • the technogirl

    i was on photoshop cupple min ago, how do u do thisss. it looks so cool. the combination of water and fire is so calming.

  • Anonymous

    It’s animated with Houdini


    It’s really cool though!

  • Amber


  • anon

    i love these pics they are awesome. some of these people have some creative ideas (i like the idiot that thought they used liquid nitrogen) i’ve seen a tutorial for this. i’m not sure if it’s exactly how they did it in those specific examples but it is basically the exact candle one used here. these are GREAT i’d love to be this talented. i’ll post a link. it is NOT mine but it’s pretty cool


  • Resa

    wow, that’s so cool!
    I love it!

  • tacos


  • lily

    wadda flame attack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dolphin

    Loooove it!

  • Geko

    Those pics are photoshoped so don’t speak about CGs or fast shutter photography.

    This guy is just very good at painting! ^^

    Here is the explanation for one of those:


  • holala .. nys .. !!!

  • Byshingy

    Its sort of like water mimicry; where someone turns into water, only with fire.



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  • Dan

    I can’t think of how they could manage that without photoshop!

  • Sapphy

    Its pretty..and also quite amazing!

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