Rebecca Ing is a self-professed artist, photographer and science geek, and I love her inventive photographs.

Rebecca IngPhotography by Rebecca Ing

Ing was curious about how a layer of oil on water would impact the way an object passes through it.  She used a marble and “a few lasers” . . . I wish I could see her studio and how she sets up these scientific photographic experiments!

Rebecca IngViscous Liquid Sheet Atomisation – Fluid Fishbones, photography by Rebecca Ing

The “fishbones” photo is actually two liquid jets of sugar syrup at a low and high rates of flow.  Have you ever done dishes at the sink and just watched the flow of water?  Sometimes the simple movement of liquid is mesmerizing, and it is beautiful when captured in a moment of time.

Rebecca IngPhotography by Rebecca Ing

Who would know?  What you see are the fumes from nail polish remover bottles.  She uses Schlieren photography for this capture – a process used to photograph the flow of fluids of varying density.

Illustration for a Blue Locks – a short story by Wendy Wagner
photograph by Rebecca Ing

“It is a photo :)  I drew all the bits, cut them out stacked them and manipulated them, lit them…and then took a photo.  Mwahahahaha.” – Rebecca Ing

Just when I think she is simply (ha-ha . . SIMPLE? I don’t think so) a scientific photographer, I look through her blog to find the illustration above.  Not only can she wield a camera, but also colored pencils (my guess), and a computer. I find this process very interesting, and I like the dimensionality she created by using all of these methods. See her blog for more: