More Messing Around

UV Dye + water, video.

The eventual objective is to do this with everything locked down on a tripod, using flat-sided lucite tanks and consistent light, with my edgertronic slow-motion camera and (possibly) a splitter optic to capture a 3d effect.

I need some black velvet and Pink Floyd and I’m all set.


  1. says

    Oh, I’m jealous. I don’t have anything cool to play with right now. Oh, by the way, I don’t know if you saw my comment about the ferrofluid – you can use vegetable oil, it’s fine, but you need a surfactant, so add citric acid or dish soap.

  2. says

    I’ll send you some of this stuff. Been out of the lab lately and haven’t had time to package up a fun kit. Also: waiting for the magnets.

    I’m looking forward to seeing how high end imaging gear and proper lighting work on the ultra saturated colors. I have a macro lens that is basically a microscope for a DSLR…

    I saw your comment on the ferrofluids. Now that I have 20lb of iron oxide magnetite I can experiment. Siloxane and fe3o4 in water looks promising. I already have gallons… uh. Did I ever mention I hoard tech?

  3. says

    PS – My first attempt, about a year ago, I omitted surfactant. Turns out you get sticky gunk. I wish I understood what’s going on. Also want to try water/dye/fe3o4 falling into siloxane.