Finding art in the unobvious always intrigues me, and photographer Red Huber of the Orlando Sentinel did just that when he mixed a little imagination with creative photo techniques to come up with some surprisingly lovely images of drops of water striking the surface in a waiting pan of H2O. Adding sprinkles of food coloring to his palette completed the artistic effect.

The technical details: “I used various types of lighting equipment…and timed the shutter release for the exact moment of the ‘splash’,” says Huber. “Some photographers have used automated shutter releases that use laser-beam triggers, but I wanted the challenge and the certain level of skill required to capture the action manually.”

The end result is reminiscent of fluid sculpture, quite beautiful in its aqueous disarray.