Hi-Speed Photos Capture The Magic Of Water Slides

Hi-Speed Photos Capture The Magic Of Water Slides

Mesmerizing High-Speed Photos Capture People Barreling out of a Water Slide

From My Modern Met

Many people who are contemplating the installation of an inground swimming pool and also have young children are usually faced with a crucial decision:  Should I include a diving board or a water slide?  While the pros and cons of the diving board are debated ad naseum online and in other forums, the waterslide is usually revered for its consistent ability to deliver unadulterated fun to young and old.  Nowhere is this pure joy captured better than in the photos depicted in this post from My Modern Net.  Using High-Speed Photography, these images capture the very moment that people are ejected from a full flume waterslide into the water.  If you were to try and describe the joys of owning an inground swimming pool, you would be hard pressed to to it any better than these images.

Here is an excerpt from the post:

Going to the water park is a classic summer activity that’s perfect for a hot day. It’s hard to beat the water slide, which propels the rider down a track at rapid speeds and then dunks them in a clear, refreshing pool. But what does someone look like right before they hit the water? Iowa-based photographer Krista Long took her camera to the park and set it to capture the high-speed action. The results, a series appropriately called I Love Summer, are mesmerizing.

We see the same composition throughout her photos – a bright blue tube with an equally vibrant liquid below it. Each image features a rider who is about to make a giant splash. They are suspended in mid-air by sheets of water with the knowledge that they’ll hit the pool at any second. The participants, both young and older, look delighted and terrified with anticipation. Long perfectly reflects the feelings of barreling down the slide and in an instance conveys the essence of summer fun.

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