We recently came across this photo series of a real-life water bender and had to share the magical beauty with all of you. While this type of water bending requires photography and photoshop skills instead of elemental forces, it is still rather impressive to behold.
It all begins with the photographer. Known as Kyle Re Creative, he has had a love affair with all kinds of artistic endeavors ever since he was a child. Eventually, Kyle followed his passions and earned an advanced degree in Graphic Design. He now specializes in multiple types of photography and editing, including fashion and fine art. If we take a look at his most recent water bending series, we will see all of his skills at work.
Water Bending with Magical Scenes
You’re probably familiar with the term ‘water bending’ by now. However, if you are not, it is basically creating something solid looking out of liquid water. While it’s not actually possible to do this ourselves, we can see what it would be like thanks to Kyle’s photoshop skills. This series of photographs by the artist truly captures some of the greatest water bending images, but how is it done?
As you can see, the images resemble things like horses, faces, chess pieces, and more. While gravity makes the reality of this impossible, a few photoshop edits bring the visualization to life. Kyle starts with appropriate lighting and uses a high frame rate and fast shutter speed to capture the photos. He then digitally edits the clear water bending images with Photoshop. You could say he’s a water bender, just in post-production, because this is when he makes the water appear in the shape of a horse or face. However, it turns out, not all of the images need much editing, some end up nearly perfect as they are. This might be related to something called pareidolia, where the human brain makes physical connections to recognizable features.
Let us take a look at some of these remarkable water bending photos, and be sure to let us know which one is your favorite! Personally, we like the horses the best, but our true favorites are the unedited versions underneath these.
Many people have been writing in about Kyle’s edited water bending photographs, and they requested that we also display the unedited versions. To show how varied the finished product is from the original, we have included the original photos below. You may notice that some of the unedited ones also look like they very well could be as good as the edited ones! Water bending might not be ‘real,’ but it certainly looks like you can get close to it!
Unedited Water Bender Photos are Enjoyed as Well
I don’t know about you, but I am sure I can still see some recognizable shapes in these photos. Maybe the model really is a talented water bender? Stranger things have happened, I suppose. What do you think about these photos, and do you prefer the edited or the unedited ones better?
Now that you have seen these incredible water bender photographs you will certainly want to see more of Kyle’s work. He can be found showing off his creative talents on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and his website.